During this new COVID spike, all visitors are strongly requested to wear a mask inside the Library. Thank you.
The library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. The staff thanks all who served and wishes the community a happy, healthy holiday weekend!
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Ask at the Children’s Desk where all museum passes are held.
Read The Maze Runner by James Dashner in May, then join us for a movie viewing and discussion June 1st. Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be provided. This film is rated PG-13. If you don’t have time to read the book or have read it previously, you are welcome to attend the viewing and discussion, too–we’d love to hear your thoughts on the film! We hope to see you there!
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The Friends would like to welcome new babies to the community and introduce them & their families to the library with a baby gift bag!
If you, or someone you know, has a new baby, please stop in, or tell them – to pick up a baby gift bag!
Gift bags are at the Circulation desk & the Children’s Department desk.
We hope new patrons will take a little time to explore what BML has to offer!
Please visit our website & Facebook Pages to sign up for our E-newsletters and discover Children’s activities and events.
Bringing the Outside In
Thanks to the Friends, BML has birdfeeders! They are right outside the windows in the Children’s Department with guides & binoculars to identify the birds. We also installed a bluebird house! Link to Free Audubon Bird App
New to birding? Right outside your window is a great place to get started, so here is a list of some of the most common backyard birds found throughout the country.
Even if you’re an experienced birder, the list includes some fun facts about our most common—and beloved—feathered friends. Learn More These goldfinches showed up in April at our window feeder and are now regulars.
BML now offers: Birds & Blooms, National Geographic & Smithsonian to check out. Here is the complete list in our Reading Room.
Do you have one spare hour of time per week to become a valued friend and role model to a child?
If you answered yes, please join one of the information sessions to learn about the HK Mentoring Program, a partnership between Youth and Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth (HKYFS) and RSD 17. During the information session, you will learn about the importance of mentoring, the value it can bring to a student in our community, and the steps you can take to become a mentor.
Wednesday, June 1st at 3 PM in the Brainerd Library Community Room
Email Patty Coletti, Mentor Program Consultant, for HK Youth and Family Services at email@example.com or you can call Patty at 860-345-7498.
BML’s Game Collection!
Did you know that Brainerd Library has a collection of board games for all ages? When it’s too rainy or hot to play outside, stop in and grab one of these games!
Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, the Griffin Family, and the Peach Pit Foundation we are pleased to continue the Crafting Connection. This initiative offers monthly crafting kits and programs seeded by a unique $2,500 grant designed to “share joy and cheer with the community.” With our grant-funded Cricut, an advanced cutting machine for paper, card stock, & vinyl, etc., and with materials from our “Library of Things”, we are happy to offer take-home craft kits. But there’s more to the Crafting Connection! A portion of each month’s crafts will go to local organizations to spread the good in our community. Watch for the kits’ announcements here, or on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.
Poetry book by Haddam Poet Laureate available for check out or purchase
“Still Life with Wings” by Lorraine Riess
Ask at desk to borrow or purchase to own for $16.00. Your purchase supports the Friends of BML.
“Written with insight and a careful grace, these poems offer themselves with a characteristic humility and sly humor.”
Margaret Gibson, Poet Laureate
State of Connecticut
Nintendo Switch games are available for checkout!
Here’s what we have – with more games to come! Please call 860-345-2204 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a new adventure today!
The passes may be checked out and provide 50% off general admission for 2 adults & 2 children. List of Museum Passes
Hill-Stead was the first architectural project of Theodate Pope Riddle (1867–1946), one of the first licensed female architects in the U.S. The Colonial Revival mansion is one of the few remaining representations of early-20th-century country estates with 152 acres. Hill-Stead gives a personal view of renowned masterpieces, textiles, and decorative arts. The museum’s collection of paintings includes: Monet, Degas, Whistler, Manet and Cassatt.
The Social Security Administration in CT is providing some helpful information & tools to make it easier to communicate with them. The office has been closed for almost 2 years due to the pandemic. However they plan to re-open in April 2022. In the meantime, here is their link to an informational portal called “The Social Security Express.” This portal allows users to easily access specific portions of the Social Security Administration’s website (www.SocialSecurity.gov) to conduct business and obtain forms.
Want to know what’s new in our YA collection?
Sign up for this newsletter to learn about the new books we get each month! Each newsletter will include pictures and a brief synopsis of each new book.
Teens and adults looking to sign up can email email@example.com to get on the mailing list.
Opening Day—October 13, 1908
Brainerd Memorial Library announces the approval of a $675,000 construction grant by the Connecticut State Library. This money will fund half of the phase two renovations, which will transform and modernize the interior of our building, unchanged since the 1996 expansion.
We look forward to the Town of Haddam’s support for 1/4 of the remaining costs, with the rest of the total, $1,350,000, to be funded by the Library. This investment is in addition to the current work in progress, which is near completion, and has been fully paid by the Library.
Visit our games & puzzles page! There are daily puzzles, online games like Tetris and Mahjong Solitaire, jigsaws [even create your own] and more fun distractions to try.
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Spend a minute or two with River Runner, a site that allows you to “drop a raindrop” anywhere in the contiguous United States and then shows you a visualization of the downstream path to where the raindrop ends up.
The Google Maps app now has a split-screen street view option on Android. Turning it on lets you use Street View and the map simultaneously, which makes finding and navigating to a destination—or virtually exploring the surrounding area—much easier than relying on the map or the street view alone.