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CupcakeWarsCupcake Wars

Monthly: 2nd Thursdays, June 8th
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

June 1st: Thursday at 4pm

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

PaxNational Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. 

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter’s dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.

At his grandfather’s house, 300 hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn’t where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . .
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

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

June 2nd: Friday at 4pm

GhostsMo LoBeau—one half of the Desperado Detective Agency—is back!  
When Miss Lana winds up the mortified owner of an old inn with an unidentified ghost in the fine print, Mo’s itching to take the case. Plus, a historical ghost might make for some much needed Extra Credit in history. Who’s haunting the old inn? And why? Mo and Dale set out to solve their second big case—only to find the inn might not be the only thing in Tupelo Landing haunted by the past.

A laugh out loud, ghostly, Southern mystery that can be enjoyed by readers visiting Tupelo Landing for the first time, as well as those who are old friends of Mo and Dale.

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.

Wolf hollowNutmeg Book Clubs Combined and ~

End of School Year Celebration:  Ice Cream Sundae Creation!

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

June 30th: Friday at 4pm

Growing up in the shadows of 2 world wars, Annabelle has lived a quiet life in a small Pennsylvania town. Until the day Betty Glengarry walks into class. Betty reveals herself as cruel and manipulative. While her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes the target of her attacks. While others have see Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will need the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

 TAB_final_smallTeen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: June 15th, 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!