Submitted by Laurie Gardner and Marissa Lehmacher.
Bluegrass with Jeff Blaney – Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:30 p.m.
Our outdoor concerts are back for the summer. Bring your chair and a picnic dinner to enjoy some bluegrass. As a genuine modern day troubadour, Hartford native, Jeff Blaney returns to his Connecticut roots after years on the Nashville music scene. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Blaney has diverse influences such as bluegrass, country and blues, jazz and classical music.
“Jeff Blaney is a hidden treasure in a sea of musicians in the Nashville scene” says Sarah Bourque of Show The Show.
This concert will be held outside weather permitting, if not join us inside for an evening of music.
String Art – Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Create a piece of dimensional art to give your walls a pop! Come learn the retro craft of string art. We will teach you how to create the outline with hammer and nails and then weave embroidery floss to fill it in. All supplies will be provided. This is a buddy program: parents and grandparents, older siblings, and caregivers work paired to help younger learners (ages 8 and up) complete the craft. Please note that space is limited for this program and registration is required. Please sign up via www.brainerdlibrary.org or call us at 860-345-2204.
Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Appropriate for children ages 2 to 5, but siblings are always welcome.
Can’t make preschool storytime during the week? Join us on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Appropriate for children ages 2 to 5, but siblings are always welcome.
Music with Margie
Margie takes a break for the summer but will return in September. Stay tuned!
Toddler Tunes is a music and movement program for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us to sing nursery rhymes, dance, make music, and read a simple story. Tuba Kelly brings a different musical instrument each week. Get ready to hear the guitar, saxophone, trombone and, of course, her signature tuba! In July, Toddler Tunes will meet every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but siblings are always welcome.
Like playing with Legos? Come build with us! Each month will feature one unique theme and one free build. Lego creations will be put on display until the next session. Lego Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up.
NEW PROGRAM! Come put your skills to the test with challenges such as tangrams, pentominoes, and word puzzles. Stimulate your brain, sharpen your problem-solving skills, and learn effective strategies to impress your friends in Tetris. Puzzle club meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Appropriate for ages 8 -12.
Create an original piece of dimensional art to give your walls a pop! On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., come learn the retro craft of string art. We will teach you how to create the outline with hammer and nails and then weave embroidery floss to fill it in. All supplies will be provided. This is a buddy program: parents and grandparents, older siblings, and caregivers work paired to help younger learners (ages 8 and up) complete the craft. Please note that space is limited for this program and registration is required. Please sign up via www.brainerdlibrary.org or call us at 860-345-2204.
Tuba Kelly’s Space Spectacular Concert
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. join Tuba Kelly for an evening of exciting space adventures! We’ll embark on a musical journey through the solar system and explore the planets through the sounds of different instruments, including tuba, saxophone, trombone, and more. Come learn about everything from our Sun to Neptune, with a potential guest appearance from everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, Pluto. Audience members are welcome to look at and touch the instruments at the end of the program. All ages welcome.
*Registration is not required for programs unless specified in the description.*
Teen Advisory Board
What can your library do for you? Join BML’s Teen Advisory Board to find out! The TAB will meet on Thursday, June 13th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Voice your ideas for improved young adult (YA) services, help plan YA events and activities, help develop the YA collection, and assist with Children’s programming. Participation counts toward community services hours and looks great on college and job applications! Contact Kristen at email@example.com or call us at 860-345-2204. It’s your library… make a difference! For tweens and teens grades 6 to 12.
Summer Activities- A Universe of Stories
Don’t forget to stop in the NEW Teen Lounge, downstairs off the Community Room this summer for activities and crafts based on our Summer Reading Theme- “A Universe of Stories”! Check our website and social media for the most up to date info.