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The theme of this list is “the natural world” and includes topics like: backyard habitats & gardening, climate change, outdoor adventures, rainforests, coral reefs, trees, survival, sustainability and wildlife. Represented in these fiction and non-fiction books [selected by BML staff & Friends] are novels, poetry, children’s, teen’s, illustrated, scientific, and graphic novels. They provide entertainment & insight as well as information & education. We hope you’ll enjoy the beautiful illustrations, the lyrical prose, and exciting plots –
And be inspired by them! A short list of resources is included.
Book Lists links below & copies at the library, with a display of books available for checkout near the Adult Non-Fiction Section. Extended list with descriptions Book list with titles and locations
2nd Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Cookies, Cookies, and more Cookies! Dec. 14th
The Culinary Club is having a cookie exchange! Please bring your favorite cookies. We will be tasting and sharing, kindly make enough so we can take some cookies home. Milk and hot chocolate will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will meet in the History Room. Please register here.
Meets the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of each month.
The book choices are rather eclectic as they select from a diversity of genres. Discussion is always friendly and expansive. All are welcome to join. The library orders books in advance which can be checked out as needed.
For more info contact Marijean at email@example.com
The Haddam Writers Group
10 – 12 on Thursdays in the History Room.
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110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338
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.
Bringing the Outside In
Thanks to the Friends, BML has birdfeeders! They are 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 and Nintendo Switch games for checkout! Call or check the catalog to see what’s available. When it’s too rainy or hot to play outside, stop in and grab one of these games!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list.
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.
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.