Brainerd Memorial Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Brainerd Memorial Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Toddler Tunes
Thursday, Oct. 18, 10:30 am
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.   Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but younger and older siblings are always welcome.
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 am
Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.   Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcome.  No registration is necessary.
Music With Margie
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:30 am

Music with Margie is a multi-sensory music program that builds skills 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.  Appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.

Pixels of the Past
Saturday, Oct. 27, 11am-2pm
or call 860 345-2204.
A hands-on look at the science and history of video gaming! Experience the past and play with an assortment of retro video game consoles dating back 40 years! Featuring celebrated classics such as the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis, early pioneers like the Atari 2600 and Colecovision, and forgotten gems including the Vectrex and TurboGrafx-16! Over a dozen old-school game systems will be here for you to play, running on vintage televisions sets to truly send you back in time! Enjoy seeing the evolution of an art form in person and learn how simple moving squares on the TV screen morphed into the life-like world of video gaming we have today.
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 am
Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.   Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcome.  No registration is necessary.
FREE College Financi
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:00-7:30 pm
or call 860 345-2204.
PARENTS, IS YOUR CHILD HEADING TO COLLEGE SOON? DON’T MISS THIS FREE WORKSHOP!

Please join us for a FREE Educational College Planning workshop that will focus on high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! Even if your family isn’t eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost effective basis – without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to increase your college- related tax deductions and tax credits
• How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages
• How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school
• Which assets are taken into consideration when the U. S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution ( EFC)
• How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts
• How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family
• How to lower your “ out- of- pocket” costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school.
Toddler Tunes
Thursday, Nov. 1, 10:30 am
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.   Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but younger and older siblings are always welcome.
Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m.

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 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcomed.  Registration is not necessary.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10:30 am
Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.   Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcome.  No registration is necessary.
Lego Club
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5:00 p.m. (The first and third Tuesdays of each month)

Like playing with Legos?  Then 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 pm. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up.  No registration is necessary. 

Music With Margie
Thursday, Nov. 8, 10:30 am

Music with Margie is a multi-sensory music program that builds skills 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.  Appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10:30 am
Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.   Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcome.  No registration is necessary.
Toddler Tunes
Thursday, Nov. 15, 10:30 am
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.   Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but younger and older siblings are always welcome.
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:30 am
Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.   Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcome.  No registration is necessary.
Lego Club
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 5:00 p.m. (The first and third Tuesdays of each month)

Like playing with Legos?  Then 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 pm. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up.  No registration is necessary. 

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10:30 am
Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.   Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcome.  No registration is necessary.
Music With Margie
Thursday, Nov. 29, 10:30 am

Music with Margie is a multi-sensory music program that builds skills 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.  Appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.

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 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcomed.  Registration is not necessary.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30 am
Join us for themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.   Preschool Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, but younger siblings are always welcome.  No registration is necessary.
Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:00 p.m. (The first and third Tuesdays of each month)

Like playing with Legos?  Then 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 pm. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up.  No registration is necessary. 

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