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

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Some Plink Musicfun links to try.  Make music!   Experiment with sound and rhythm.  Click links and start plChrome Rhythmaying!   Here are:  Plink by Dinahmoe

and  Chrome Music Lab

CupcakeWarsCupcake Wars

Monthly: 2nd Thursdays, Feb. 9th
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

February 17th, Friday at 4pm

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part‐time Indian by Sherman Alexie  

IndianBestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

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, February 24th 4pm

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

LemoncelloKyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of 12 kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every puzzle to find the hidden escape route!

Starred Review, Booklist
* “An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

*”Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.”

 TAB_final_smallTeen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: February 16th, 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!

NEW to Brainerd Memorial Library!

The Anime Club is for enthusiasts aged 13-Adult to share & discuss Manga, Anime films & Asian cultures.

Whether you’ve been a long time fan, or are new to the world of Manga/Anime, this group is for you!

We meet the 1st Thursday of every month, at 6:30pm to discuss our favorites, & discover something new. We meet again on March 2nd.

Feel free to bring materials to share with the group!

The first meeting was so fun! We tried some Japanese treats and talked about our favorite Anime!

For more information – stop in to sign up, call 860-345-2204 or email