Brainerd Memorial Library
920 SAYBROOK ROAD, HADDAM, CT 06438     P:860.345.2204

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Wednesday, January 25th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics or fine tune your skills! We’ll have Smash 64, Melee, & Ultimate. Use your controller or ours. Learn techniques: wave dashing and DI, try out new characters or practice your main. Enjoy playing friendlies in a welcoming environment. An experienced player will guide newcomers. For ages 10 – 18. Refreshments served.

Take Your Child to tDINO DAY

Saturday, February 1st, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Children’s Department is having a Dino Day to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day! Join us for dino stories & songs, crafts, snacks, and a visit from Riverside Reptiles at noon. Meet and touch reptiles and amphibians from around the world! You won’t want to miss this!

Duo Retro Craft: DIY Decoupage Glass Plates

Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m.

Make your own decorative decoupage glass plate! Decoupage is an art form dating back to the 17th century which decorates surfaces by applying cutouts, such as paper or fabric, and then coating them with several layers of decoupage glue.  We will choose designs to color with colored pencils and use decoupage glue to adhere the designs to the plate. All supplies provided.  Makes a great gift!  This is a buddy program: parents and grandparents, older siblings, and caregivers work paired to help younger learners (ages 8 and up) learn the craft.  Space is limited for this program and registration is required. Please call 860-345-2204 or click link to register.

Nutmeg Book Club

Last Wednesdays 6 -7 pm

The Nutmeg Book Club returns!  If you are in grades 4-6, join us on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a lively discussion of a selected Nutmeg nominee.  Be prepared to enjoy pizza, snacks, book-related activities, and trivia.  Our first meeting is on January 29th and the selection is Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. Please register by calling 860-345-2204 or clicking here.

Preschool Storytime

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and first Saturdays

Themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.  Appropriate for children ages 2 to 5, but siblings are always welcome.  Registration is not necessary.


Music with Margie 

10:30am Thursdays: Jan 9th & 23rd

A multi-sensory music program that builds skills in order for children to reach the developmental goals they need to enter kindergarten.  Margie brings items such as beanbags, scarves, puppets, and instruments.  Appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.  Registration is not necessary. The theme for September is “Getting to Know You”.  The theme for October is “Fall Color Cruise”.  The theme for November is “Food and Thanks”.   The theme for December is “Winter Holidays”.

Toddler Tunes:  Returns in February! 10:30 on Thursdays

Will alternate weeks with Margie: Feb 20th & 27th

Toddler Tunes is back!  Mr. Dan will be leading this program along with his signature instrument, the keyboard!  Toddler Tunes is a music and movement program for toddlers and their caregivers.  Join us to sing nursery rhymes, dance, make music, and read a simple story.  Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but siblings are always welcome.A music and movement program for toddlers and their caregivers.  Sing, dance, make music, and read a simple story. 

LEGO™ Group

1st & 3rd  Tuesdays of  each month at 5:00 PM

The 1st Tuesday of the month will have a theme and the 3rd Tuesday will be a free build.  Creations will displayed until next session.  For ages 5 & up.  Registration is not necessary.

Come play with us!

The Children’s Department just got in lots of fun things from Green Toys! From vehicles to stacking toys to house and farm play sets, everything is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic and is safe for babies and big kids alike. We also have a puppet stage, kitchen set, and a Brio train table.  All of these additions to our Children’s Room were made possible by generous donations from the Reid Smith Memorial Fund.