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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meandering in the Me
Saturday, Nov. 27, 9:30am
   Do you like to talk about books? Do you like to walk and hike? Brainerd Memorial Library announces a new book club: Meandering in the Meadows. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30. We will meet at the silo at Haddam Meadows State Park for a unique book discussion group. We will walk the loop with stops along the way to discuss the month’s book selection. Come join us to talk about books and enjoy the outdoors. It is not necessary to have read the book. If you would like to read the month’s selection, we will have copies at the circulation desk. Give us a call at 860-345-2204 or email library@brainerdlibrary.org to reserve a book and arrange a pick up time. You can email Laurie at lgardner@brainerdlibrary.org for more information. 
The threat of inclement weather will postpone this event. Announcements will be made via our Facebook, Instagram, library web page, and by direct email message to participants.
List of books: 
July             Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
August        Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
September The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
                   Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
October:    Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival. by Velma Wallis
November The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle
                                 Richardson
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meandering in the Me
Saturday, Jan. 22, 9:30am
   Do you like to talk about books? Do you like to walk and hike? Brainerd Memorial Library announces a new book club: Meandering in the Meadows. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30. We will meet at the silo at Haddam Meadows State Park for a unique book discussion group. We will walk the loop with stops along the way to discuss the month’s book selection. Come join us to talk about books and enjoy the outdoors. It is not necessary to have read the book. If you would like to read the month’s selection, we will have copies at the circulation desk. Give us a call at 860-345-2204 or email library@brainerdlibrary.org to reserve a book and arrange a pick up time. You can email Laurie at lgardner@brainerdlibrary.org for more information. 
The threat of inclement weather will postpone this event. Announcements will be made via our Facebook, Instagram, library web page, and by direct email message to participants.
List of books: 
July             Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
August        Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
September The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
                   Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
October:    Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival. by Velma Wallis
November The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle
                                 Richardson
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meandering in the Me
Saturday, Feb. 26, 9:30am
   Do you like to talk about books? Do you like to walk and hike? Brainerd Memorial Library announces a new book club: Meandering in the Meadows. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30. We will meet at the silo at Haddam Meadows State Park for a unique book discussion group. We will walk the loop with stops along the way to discuss the month’s book selection. Come join us to talk about books and enjoy the outdoors. It is not necessary to have read the book. If you would like to read the month’s selection, we will have copies at the circulation desk. Give us a call at 860-345-2204 or email library@brainerdlibrary.org to reserve a book and arrange a pick up time. You can email Laurie at lgardner@brainerdlibrary.org for more information. 
The threat of inclement weather will postpone this event. Announcements will be made via our Facebook, Instagram, library web page, and by direct email message to participants.
List of books: 
July             Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
August        Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
September The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
                   Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
October:    Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival. by Velma Wallis
November The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle
                                 Richardson
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meandering in the Me
Saturday, Mar. 26, 9:30am
   Do you like to talk about books? Do you like to walk and hike? Brainerd Memorial Library announces a new book club: Meandering in the Meadows. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30. We will meet at the silo at Haddam Meadows State Park for a unique book discussion group. We will walk the loop with stops along the way to discuss the month’s book selection. Come join us to talk about books and enjoy the outdoors. It is not necessary to have read the book. If you would like to read the month’s selection, we will have copies at the circulation desk. Give us a call at 860-345-2204 or email library@brainerdlibrary.org to reserve a book and arrange a pick up time. You can email Laurie at lgardner@brainerdlibrary.org for more information. 
The threat of inclement weather will postpone this event. Announcements will be made via our Facebook, Instagram, library web page, and by direct email message to participants.
List of books: 
July             Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
August        Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
September The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
                   Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
October:    Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival. by Velma Wallis
November The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle
                                 Richardson
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meandering in the Me
Saturday, Apr. 23, 9:30am
   Do you like to talk about books? Do you like to walk and hike? Brainerd Memorial Library announces a new book club: Meandering in the Meadows. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30. We will meet at the silo at Haddam Meadows State Park for a unique book discussion group. We will walk the loop with stops along the way to discuss the month’s book selection. Come join us to talk about books and enjoy the outdoors. It is not necessary to have read the book. If you would like to read the month’s selection, we will have copies at the circulation desk. Give us a call at 860-345-2204 or email library@brainerdlibrary.org to reserve a book and arrange a pick up time. You can email Laurie at lgardner@brainerdlibrary.org for more information. 
The threat of inclement weather will postpone this event. Announcements will be made via our Facebook, Instagram, library web page, and by direct email message to participants.
List of books: 
July             Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
August        Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
September The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
                   Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
October:    Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival. by Velma Wallis
November The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle
                                 Richardson
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meandering in the Me
Saturday, May 28, 9:30am
   Do you like to talk about books? Do you like to walk and hike? Brainerd Memorial Library announces a new book club: Meandering in the Meadows. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30. We will meet at the silo at Haddam Meadows State Park for a unique book discussion group. We will walk the loop with stops along the way to discuss the month’s book selection. Come join us to talk about books and enjoy the outdoors. It is not necessary to have read the book. If you would like to read the month’s selection, we will have copies at the circulation desk. Give us a call at 860-345-2204 or email library@brainerdlibrary.org to reserve a book and arrange a pick up time. You can email Laurie at lgardner@brainerdlibrary.org for more information. 
The threat of inclement weather will postpone this event. Announcements will be made via our Facebook, Instagram, library web page, and by direct email message to participants.
List of books: 
July             Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
August        Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
September The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
                   Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
October:    Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival. by Velma Wallis
November The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle
                                 Richardson
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meandering in the Me
Saturday, Jun. 25, 9:30am
   Do you like to talk about books? Do you like to walk and hike? Brainerd Memorial Library announces a new book club: Meandering in the Meadows. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30. We will meet at the silo at Haddam Meadows State Park for a unique book discussion group. We will walk the loop with stops along the way to discuss the month’s book selection. Come join us to talk about books and enjoy the outdoors. It is not necessary to have read the book. If you would like to read the month’s selection, we will have copies at the circulation desk. Give us a call at 860-345-2204 or email library@brainerdlibrary.org to reserve a book and arrange a pick up time. You can email Laurie at lgardner@brainerdlibrary.org for more information. 
The threat of inclement weather will postpone this event. Announcements will be made via our Facebook, Instagram, library web page, and by direct email message to participants.
List of books: 
July             Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
August        Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
September The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
                   Discoveries from a Secret World
by Peter Wohlleben
October:    Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival. by Velma Wallis
November The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle
                                 Richardson
Wicked Apothecary!
Monday, Nov. 1, 7pm
 Join us for an evening of diabolical concoctions with the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Some of these mixtures and compounds may be familiar from murder-mysteries, while others may surprise you. Learn about historical poisons in their collection during this Zoom presentation, which includes a virtual tour of the historic apothecary, and a deeper dive into collection items connected to plant-based medicines and poisons.
  The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Alexandria, Virginia is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, and apothecary bottles and equipment. Most of its collection is original to the 141-year-old family business, reflecting how medicine, the business, and Alexandria changed through the centuries. 
 
 Please register for this program to receive the Zoom link by going to our website, www.brainerdlibrary.lioninc.org.
 
 
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