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Upcoming Events at Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam

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Culinary Club, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:30 p.m. We are back and we are cooking!! In this unique book club, we gather together to talk about our favorite recipes and the dishes we have brought to the meeting. If you need inspiration, we have plenty of cookbooks to help. The theme for August 10th is Farmers Market: make a dish with any ingredient from a farmers market or your garden. (Hint: the Higganum Farmers Market runs Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the former Haddam Elementary School). A requirement of the club is to bring a dish to the meeting. We will meet on the back lawn. Click to register
Crafting Connections: Mandala Sea Star, Monday August 22, 2022, 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m: A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle.” Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. In this class, we will be using art canvases, acrylic paints and mandala dotting tools to create a sea star shape. Space is limited to 24 participants.This program is  limited to participants ages 16 and up. Please click to register or call (860) 345-2204.
Steamboats on the Connecticut River, Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:30 p.m. Local author Erik Hesselberg will discuss his new book Night Boat to New York: Steamboats on the Connecticut, 1824-1931, a meticulously researched account of steamboat days on the Connecticut River, and their circuit from Hartford to New York City. Unlike the steamboats of Western waters, these vessels “were long, sleek craft, with sharp prows cutting a neat wake” as they traveled down the river at night to make port in New York by daybreak.  CLICK TO REGISTER  Erik Hesselberg has been writing about the Connecticut River for more than 20 years as an environmental reporter for the Middletown Press and as executive editor of Shore Line Newspapers in Guilford. He was a regular contributor to the Hartford Courant and continues to write about the Connecticut River on his blog,
Save the Date! Saturday, September 24, 2022, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Brainerd Library fundraiser: Swallows Cruise returns. Join us on Connecticut River Tours to witness the amazing tree swallows migrating flocks. Gourmet snacks and adult beverages will be included. More details and tickets on sale soon.
For our young patrons…
  • Build a Model Boat: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Meigs Point Nature Center Touch Tank: Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Drop-In Lego Club: 1st & 3rd Monday of every month at 5:00 p.m.
  • Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. — on our back lawn
  • Toddler Tunes: Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.– on our back lawn
  • Brainerd Library vs. Killingworth Library Mini Boat Race: Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. (at the Killingworth Library)
  • Teen Advisory Board (at the H-K Dairy Barn): Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Check our website for details

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