To celebrate his legacy, here is a link to the Yale Peabody Museums virtual events. The Peabody’s 26th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Social and Environmental Justice offers a line-up of inspiring virtual events from January 13-17.
The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and New Haven Museum partnered with the Peabody for a slate of programs that illustrate how Dr. King’s legacy continues to impact artists, advocates, and thought leaders.
Luminaries, both local and across the country, give live presentations that examine and encourage social and environmental justice. From exploring spirituality in environmentalism to how climate change is affecting local frogs. This year’s program has: conversation, storytelling, dance, & poetry.
Visit their website for the complete schedule. Register on Zoom or watch everything at their YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.
We are open for our full hours. Masks [worn over the nose & mouth] & social distancing required. Library safety requirements
Create an early spring indoors! Kits are located in entries.
Includes: Flower Bulb, Glass Container, Pebbles & Instructions
The Friends of BML are providing free Paperback book bundles!
They are available on the bench in the entry.
Please stop by and help yourself!
The first full moon of 2022 in the earth’s northern hemisphere is known as Wolf Moon. This Januarys full moon will occur on Monday, January 17 at 18:48. Here are some haiku in honor of the event by Haddam’s Poet Laureate, Lorraine Riess.
Wolf Moon Haiku
Wolf moon howls aloud
in hunger over meadows
hunting a warm heart.
Ravenous tongue laps
the field, a glistening cloak
to reflect the stars.
Yellow old teeth honed
smooth as a pickaxe handle
steel blades carve the air.
His breath mists the lake
rodents quell their shuffling
the snowy owl stills.
From his withers spill
the hair of bare black branches
lining the west ridge.
Wolf light streams through blinds
my palms to the cold window
an offer of warmth.
BML ordered some new magazines for you to check out and enjoy. We now offer: Birds and Blooms, National Geographic. and Smithsonian. Here is the complete list currently in our Reading Room.
The Friends are celebrating the New Year with Truffles!
They have generously donated the chocolates to give away with each purchase $3 and over from the Book Nook. When you buy your books from the Book Store [located behind the Non-Fiction section], you can pick up a truffle at the Circulation desk.
Besides a large selection of over 4000 items there is a $5 a bag table.
Stop by and browse!
BML’s Game Collection!
Did you know that Brainerd Library has a collection of board games for all ages? When it’s too chilly to play outside, stop in and grab one of these games!
Along with the Avon Senior Center, The Bloomfield Library, and The Canton Library, the Avon Library is hosting a 4 programs about Dementia and Memory Care. All 4 programs are free and will be presented online through Zoom. Registration is required. Please feel free to register and share this information with any individuals or local organizations.
Here’s the Schedule:
January 13th 6:30 pm Dementia 101 / For more info click here
February 10th 6:30 pm Care for the Caregivers / For more info click here
March 24th 6:30 pm Healthy Eating for People with Dementia / For more info click here
April 21th 6:30 pm Activities for People Living with Dementia / For more info click here
Announcing the Crafting Connection!
Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, the Griffin Family, and the Peach Pit Foundation we are pleased to launch the Crafting Connection.
Over the next 6 months, we will offer monthly crafting kits and programs seeded by a unique $1,000 grant designed to share joy and cheer with the community. BML purchased a Cricut, an advanced cutting machine for paper, card stock, & vinyl, etc. With this capability and materials from our “Library of Things”, we will offer take-home craft kits.
January: CriCut Crafts, February: Candy making, March: Cross-stitch
But there’s more to the Crafting Connection! A portion of each month’s crafts will go to local organizations, to share 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 now available for checkout!
Here’s what we have – with more games to come! Please call 860-345-2204 or email us at email@example.com 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.
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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.
Get strategies from industry experts to help your business succeed.
BML is pleased to offer a free career service through the CT State Library & Ebsco. Link for Access.
Includes: Job & Career Accelerator & Computer Skills Center
Write with confidence across documents, email, & the web. Features help strengthen spelling, grammar, & style. And even get suggestions in different languages! Receive basic guidance in over 20 languages.
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.
Microsoft Office Training – Microsoft offers free online tutorials for MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access & more.
GFCLearnFree.org –provides quality innovative online computer learning. Whether you are new to the computer, require review or just want to gain more skills, these free tutorials can help. From Computer Basics to Microsoft Office, choose from dozens of free training topics.