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

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CupcakeWarsCupcake Wars

Monthly: 2nd Thursdays, April 13th
Calling Middle & Highschoolers who like to create, decorate, or simply indulge in dessert!
Join us for our new monthly program;We provide the cupcakes and decorating supplies, and you compete to create unique cupcake characters based on books. At the end of the session, before we try our yummy creations, we’ll ask everyone available to vote on the best cupcake.  The winner receives a small prize!

Nutmeg Plus Book Club

April 21st, Friday at 4pm

The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon

RockIn 1968 Chicago, it’s not easy for 13-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick’s bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr. King is shot and killed, Sam’s father’s words are no longer enough to make him believe in change….This moving, coming-of-age story gracefully encompasses the scope of the struggle between the civil rights and black power movements through an intimate and relatable lens.
Books will be available. New readers are always welcome. Just read the book of the month and join us for an hour of food and discussion.

Nutmeg Book Club

Friday, April 28th 4pm

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Roller girlFor most of her 12 years, Astrid has done everything with best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole goes to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid’s life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school… in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.
In this graphic novel debut that earned a Newbery Honor and 5 star reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverence, and girl power!
Books will be available. New readers are always welcome. Just read the book of the month and join us for an hour of food and discussion.

 TAB_final_smallTeen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: April 20th, 6- 7pm (3rd Thursdays each month)

What can your library do for you?

Join Brainerd’s Teen Advisory Board to find out!  Grades 7-12 .  Pizza, snacks, & beverages served.

  • Voice your ideas for improved young adult (YA) services.

  • Help plan YA events and activities.

  • Help develop the YA collection.

  • Assist with Children’s programming and book clubs.

Participation counts towards community service hours. Looks great on college and job apps!
Contact Kristen at or call us at 860-345-2204. It’s your library…make a difference!