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

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Library Hours

Monday: 1-8
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10-8
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-3

What’s happening…

Please support BML’s 2023 Annual Appeal!  For the brochure click here.  Thank you!

The BML Staff wishes our community a Joyful and Healthy holiday season!

The Crafting Connection:  Trimming the Tree

Monday, December 11 at 5:30 PM

We will be using some of the Connection’s skills and past experiences to create ornaments for decorating your tree or as gifts. If you haven’t attended before, you will be guided as you make these unique items. 

Space is limited and registration is required. This craft is for ages 16+. 

All materials will be supplied by the Library. 

Please register here or call 860-345-2204.

Brainerd Memorial Library’s Culinary Book Club

Christmas Around the World

Wednesday, December 13. at 6:30pm

Milad Majid, Hyvaa joulua, Happy Holidays

Does your family have a holiday dish that is from Nonna, Abuela or Babcia? Then join us on December the 13th as The Culinary Club is celebrating the holidays with dishes from around the world!

A requirement of the club is to bring a dish. We will meet in the History Room.  Please register here or call 860-345-2204.

It’s the season of giving, so please consider dropping off non-perishables for the Haddam Social Services community pantry. A collection bin is conveniently located just inside the library lower level entrance. Thanks, everyone!

Basic Yoga Series: SORRY – CLASS FULL

Presented by Haddam Social Services and the Brainerd Library

Fridays at 2 PM

November 3rd, 10th and 17th

December 1st and 8th

Certified yoga instructor Becky Rice leads this FREE series for adults and older teens, held at the Library. Practice the essential poses in a gentle and guided environment. Mats, blocks & water provided, or bring your own. Please wear comfortable clothing. Classes will run approx. 40 minutes. Participants (or parent/guardian) will be asked to complete an instructor liability waiver

BML magazines include: The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Birds & Blooms, Booklist, CT Magazine, Consumer Reports, Family Handyman, People, Prevention, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Taste of Home,This Old House, & Yankee to check out.

Brainerd Book Club: No Meeting in December

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm

This group is not staff-run but hosted by the library. They meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. The book choices are rather eclectic as they try to select from diverse genres. Discussion is always friendly and expansive. All are welcome to join. BML orders books in advance which can be checked out as needed.   The November selection is “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus.  The group will meet on November the 29th due to Thanksgiving. Click here for more info…

The January 24th selection is Louise Penny’s “World Of Curiosities.”

Click on the image to access Workforce Solutions through ResearchIT CT!

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your field or career in a different industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through the process. Job & Career Accelerator™ puts everything you need to land a job in one place. For more Job Related Resources [Search Sites, Webinars, Resume help] visit our Job Search page!

BML offers a pass to the:

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center!

Ask at the Children’s Desk, where all museum passes are held.

The Friends of the Library welcome new babies to the community and introduce them & their families to the library with a free baby gift bag!

If you or someone you know has a new baby, please stop in, or tell them to pick up a free 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.

BML’s Game Collection!

Brainerd Library has a collection of board games for all ages and Nintendo Switch games for checkout!  Call or check the catalog to see what’s available.  When it’s too wet or warm to play outside, stop in and grab one of these games!

Open Library and Internet Archive

Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.


Building for the Future:  Book-a-Brick Renovation Campaign

BML holds 2 passes to the Hill-Stead Museum!

The passes may be checked out and provide 50% off general admission for 2 adults & 2 children. List of Museum Passes

Link to Hill-Stead Museum Website

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, and decorative arts. Paintings include: Monet, Degas, Whistler, Manet & Cassatt.

Let’s Play!

Visit our games & puzzles page!  There are daily puzzles, online games like Wordle, Tetris, Mahjong Solitaire, jigsaws [even create your own] and more fun distractions to try.

Libby by Overdrive

Phone & Tablet app for Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks & magazines.  Libby can also send library books to your Kindle.

Materials may be borrowed for 14 days.
Materials may be renewed for 14 days if there are no holds on the items.

10 loans at one time


“Resume lab” and live, online job coaches help job seekers: target suitable jobs, prepare and practice for job interviews.  The Adult Learning Center provides: career-enhancing skills through test preparation (including GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and live, online academic tutors for writing assistance, computer literacy, and software assistance.


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