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Brainerd Memorial Library: March 2019 Upcoming Events

Submitted by Marissa Lehmacher and Laurie Gardner.



Mini Wooden Sign Painting Class

Saturday, March 31, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Creative Canvas will be leading a class on mini wooden painted signs. Reserve a seat  to create a mini sign. Create any design on one of two available sizes of real pine wood planks: 8” x 32” or 12” x 16”. These make the best keepsake or gift! We will be distressing, staining and building these signs from bare wood. You will receive a custom made stencil allowing you to create a professional quality piece of art. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the entire process to make sure you LOVE your sign! Please reserve your seat by going to the Brainerd Memorial Library website, click on the calendar and in the “Special Needs” section leave a message for your design no later than Sunday, March 24th! as Creative canvas will need time to prepare your design. Stain and color options are chosen during the event. If you need some inspiration, check out Creative Canvas Wood-Werx photo gallery at or their Facebook page, The Creative Canvas Art Studio.  Seating is limited to 12 so don’t wait to sign up!


Preschool Storytime

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.

Saturday Storytime

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

In March, Music with Margie will take place on March 14th and 28th at 10:30 a.m. and the theme is “Windy Days and Things That Fly”.  Margie’s multi-sensory program builds skills on a bi-weekly basis, in order for children to reach the developmental goals they need to enter kindergarten.  Margie brings items for children to play with such as beanbags, scarves, puppets, and instruments.  Music with Margie is appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.

Toddler Tunes

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.  Ms. Kelly brings musical instruments. In March, Toddler Tunes will meet on the 7th and 21st at 10:30 a.m.  Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but siblings are always welcome.

LEGO™ Club

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.

Brainerd Library’s Little Sprouts

Spring is coming!  Visit our greenhouse in the Children’s Department where you can plant seeds and watch them grow.  In the summer, we will transplant them together into our Brainerd Children’s Veggie Patch.   This is an ongoing drop-in event appropriate for all ages.


Teen Advisory Board

Is back for the rest of the school year!  What can your library do for you?  Join BML’s Teen Advisory Board to find out!  The TAB will meet on Thursday March 7th 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 or call us at 860-345-2204.  It’s your library…make a difference!  For tweens and teens grades 6 to 12.

Cupcake Lab

No competition, just fun!  We provide the cupcakes and decorating supplies, and you decorate them to create unique cupcakes.  Each month has a new science based theme!  This month’s theme is Entomology (the study of Insects)! Cupcake Lab will take place on Thursday, March 28th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  For tweens and teens grades 6 through 12.

Teen Movie Matinee 

On Saturday, March 9th from 12-2:30 p.m. drop by to catch an afternoon screening of The Hate U Give based on the award-winning novel by Angie Thomas. Enjoy the full movie theater experience on our large screen projector with popcorn, candy, and soda! Kristen, our Teen Coordinator, will be present as supervision, but please be advised, This movie is rated PG-13 and may be inappropriate for younger viewers.  Please register via our website:

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.”


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