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

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Adult Services

BML offers regular programs like Book Clubs, Knitting & Writing groups and Technical Help as well as special programs for many different interests.  View our programs below. If you don’t see something that strikes your fancy – Please Ask!


   One-on-one                Computer Help!

In-Person sessions on temporary hold







New! Coming Soon: Bakeware Collection to Check out




Book Clubs & Groups: Onsite Meetings on Hold – Virtual Meetings will be Announced

New! Brainerd’s Culinary Club

Postponed: Date TBD

Do you like to cook? Read cookbooks? Then join us at BML as we gather to discuss and taste our recipes! The club meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30.  The theme for our next get together is: “Our Favorite Chocolate Recipes.”  A sign up sheet for the recipe you have chosen to make and bring in to sample will be on the circulation desk. At our first meeting, we chose the cookbooks for our following meetings.   The Library supplies the plates, utensils, and beverages.   Here are the book choices or the themes for the Culinary Club:

                                                March 23rd Our Favorite Chocolate Recipes

Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day

    April 27th   Lidia's Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrees: A CookbookLidia’s Favorite Recipes

    May 18th   Moosewood Cookbooks

    June 22nd  High Tea  (theme)

    July 27th    No Meeting

    Aug. 24th   Recipes made with food from  your garden (theme)

    Sept 27th   Ethnic/ Indigenous Food (theme)

    Oct. 26th   Fall Seasonal Foods (theme)

    Dec. 7th    Festive Foods (theme)

Friends of BML  Meetings temporarily on hold.

Thursdays at 10:00 AM

In the Community Room
You do not need to attend the Thursday meetings to be a Friend.
Please join us, all are welcome!

 Knitting Group: Meetings Temporarily on hold.

Join us in as we “Knit for Charity.” We work with Middlesex Hospital; knit pink scyarnarves for breast cancer patients, chemo caps, newborn and preemie caps, finger puppets for children, and serenity shawls.
We ababyBootieslso knit for Haddam Public Health and for the VFW. We make warm scarves for those who need them and hats to be worn under helmets for our soldiers. If you’re unable to join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM, stop in any time. We will happily accept your donations.