The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th in celebration.
The staff wishes everyone a happy, healthy 4th!
During this new COVID spike, all visitors are strongly requested to wear a mask inside the Library. Thank you.
Register here or in person during your visit to the library. Participants can pick up their Summer Reading bags starting Monday, June 27. This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities, so look forward to plenty of sea-themed programs and activities!
Library Staff & Friends will be at the Farmers Market at the Haddam Elementary School: June 17, July 15, Aug 12, & Sept 16 from 3-6.
We will offer: free books, plants & garden items for sale, and free activities & crafts for children! ~Stop by and visit with us!~
110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338
Ask at the Children’s Desk where all museum passes are held.
Continuing the Crafting Connection!
Third Monday of Each Month 6-8 pm
The Crafting Connection has moved to a monthly in-person program! Join us on the third Monday of each month to learn something new! Here are our first 2 classes:
Sea Glass Framed Art: Monday, July 25th
Do you have a bottle of sea glass on your shelf? Bring your treasures to create a sea glass framed picture. If you do not have sea glass, materials will be provided. Space is limited to 24. Register here.
Mandala Sea Star: Monday, August 22
A mandala is a complex abstract design, usually circular with a center point, from which symbols, shapes and forms emanate. We’ll use canvases, acrylic paint, and mandala dotting tools to create a sea star shape. Space is limited to 24. Register here.
2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30 pm
We are back and cooking!! In this unique book club we discuss our favorite recipes and what we bring to the meeting. If you need inspiration for a dish we have books to help!
Themes for the Meetings:
August 10th Farmer’s Market (make a dish with a market ingredient) Register here.
September 14 Soup and Stews Register here.
October 12th Breads and Spreads Register here.
November 9th Ethnic Food Register here.
A requirement of the club is to bring a dish to the meeting. We will meet on the back lawn. Please register above or call 860-345-2204.
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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 start. Here is a list of some of the most common backyard birds found around 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 magazines include: Birds & Blooms, National Geographic & Smithsonian to check out. Complete list in our Reading Room.
BML’s Game Collection!
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!
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 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.
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.
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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.