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Brookfield Library

Brookfield Library
182 Whisconier Road
203-775-6241

Hours

Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (mid-September through mid-June)


Upcoming Events at Brookfield Library

Game On! Teen Board Game Night

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Brookfield, CT
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Mindfulness for All

Thursday, Aug 5, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Sing

Thursday, Aug 5, 2021 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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Decorate a T-Shirt

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Brookfield, CT
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The Ben Anna Band Grand Finale Concert

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Brookfield Public Library
Brookfield, CT
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Dirty Dancing!

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Brookfield, CT
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Inklings – A Teen Writer’s Group

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Brookfield, CT
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Recent News

Brookfield Library Call for Art Submissions!

Call for Art Submissions! Did you create art during the COVID-19 pandemic? Share your work with us to be in the Brookfield Library Art Show How We Survived.  The show will examine how people of all ages used art and…

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Choose Your Quest July 19, 2021 Through July 22, 2021

The weather has finally cooperated and our Choose Your Quest StoryWalk is ready! Choose Your quest is a self directed storytelling journey that will be up Monday, July 19 through the afternoon on Thursday, July 22. Have an undersea adventure right…

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Choose Your Quest Postponed!

Choose Your Quest is a self directed storytelling journey that was set to take place from July 10-15. We are postponing the program due to the rainy week forecasted! We'll send an update when we have a new date planned. Have an undersea adventure…

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Brookfield Library News - Check Out Our Tween Collection!

Do you know a middle schooler looking for something to read? Check out our tween fiction collection! It's an easy to browse section for those who read from both the children's and teen departments. The novels in this collection are a rotating sample…

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Brookfield Library Weekly Newsletter July 1, 2021

Summer is officially here, and with it, some signs that life is returning to normal! We have a great lineup of summer programs and activities for you and your family to enjoy. Our “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program for kids in…

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Find Your Next Book with Our Personalized Suggestions!

Overwhelmed by decisions? Need a treat for yourself? Want to try something new? In the past you may have seen our Masked Stories or Blind Date with a Book displays, where you check out a wrapped book based on just the description. Super Secret…

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New Graphic Novels and Upcoming Programs!

Summer Reading has begun! Teens entering grades 6-12 can participate in this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program. Every week we will feature a new Bingo card with reading and activities challenges. Each complete Bingo enters you for a chance…

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New Early Learning Backpacks are Here!

We've added some new Early Learning Backpacks to our collection! Pictured above is the "I Am Special and Unique" kit, which contains a memory & matching game, a fun, kid-size mirror, and three wonderful picture books, designed to support…

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Mindfulness for All Upcoming Sessions

Mindfulness for All Thursday, July 8 & 22 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Prabha Makayee will lead a guided meditation session for all ages. This program will take place on Zoom. Zoom info will be sent prior to the event. No camera or microphone necessary to…

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Virtual Class: Google Keep and Other Google Tools

Wednesday, June 23, at 3:00 OR 6:30 p.m. Do you love organization or would you like to be more organized? This class is for you! Google Keep is a free Google tool that can help you keep notes, reminders, lists and even links to favorite websites…

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Summer Reading Kick Off Date Change to June 16, 2021

DATE CHANGE Join os for our Kick-off "TALEgating" Event! WEDNESDAY, June 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. No registration required. Bring a picnic dinner and help us kick off our 2027 Summer Reading Program at a fun family event on the library lawn. We'll…

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Teen Summer Reading Program 2021

Summer Reading Starts from June 15! Teens entering grades 6-12 can participate in this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program. Every week we will feature a new Bingo card with reading and activities challenges. Each complete Bingo enters you…

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Check out our Animal Action Story Walk June 15-June 28

Visit the Library anytime between June 15- June 28 and check out our Animal Action Story Walk. We hope you have fun following all the movements as you go through the course!

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Critter Creations- Funky Chicken Craft

JUNE 22 Critter Creations: Funky Chicken Craft GRADES K & UP Session 1 at 2 p.m. - Register Session 1 at 2:00 p.m. Session 2 at 3 p.m. - Register Session 2 at 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held outside with a limit of 10…

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Learn to Use Google Photos!

Virtual Class: Learn to Use Google Photos Thursday, June 17, at 3:00 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m. Get ready to capture summer memories! Google Photos offers free, unlimited backup of your mobile phone’s pictures! It’s automatic and comes with…

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The Brookfield Library - We're Always Here for You!

We've been busy at The Brookfield Library! Take a look at this special video below, which provides a snapshot of just some of the things we offer. We are grateful for our amazing staff and all the hard work that takes place behind the scenes to help…

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - June 4, 2021

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The Brookfield Library Weekly Newsletter June 2, 2021

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - May 22, 2021

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The Brookfield Library - Library Survey!

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - May 7, 2021

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Brookfield Library Happenings for May 2021

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Brookfield Library Happenings for May 2021

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Color Your World: Adult Coloring is Back!

Be inspired by the blooming spring season to color a new masterpiece. We have selected some beautiful seasonal coloring pages that are available for curbside pickup. To request pages, email Shannon Hitchcock at shitchcock@brookfieldlibrary.org or…

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Brookfield Library Newsletter - April 9, 2021

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The Brookfield Library : Library Giving Day 2021

The Friends of The Brookfield Library invite you to participate in Library Giving Day, 2021!   Library Giving Day is a national fundraising campaign that started in 2019 with the goal to support libraries during Library Awareness Week (April…

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DIY Magnetic Poetry Available through April 30, 2021

Each month we’ll offer a new activity kit for 6th - 12th graders!   April’s kit is DIY Magnetic Poetry. Make word magnets out of magazine cutouts and use them to inspire your own poetry! Kits will include all the supplies…

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Brookfield Library Newsletter - April 2021

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - March 26, 2021

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The Brookfield Library News: Important Update on Our Digital Magazines

Important Update on Our Digital Magazines Beginning March 31, our digital magazines will no longer be accessible through RBDigital. They are now available through Libby or OverDrive. Please Note: You will notice that there are now due dates when…

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - March 2021

The library is reopening on Monday, March 22! Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced which will limit capacity. If you are feeling unwell please stay home. Browsing will be available without an appointment. We will…

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The Library Will Reopen on - March 22, 2021

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Today's Story Time Online Instead of Outside

Due to the chilly temps and misty, soggy weather this morning's storytime will be online instead of outside. Please check back in on Facebook later today for our Saint Patrick's Day Storytime!

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Teen Activity Kits: Friendship Bracelets Available through March 31, 2021

Each month we’ll offer a new activity kit for 6th - 12th graders! March's kit features embroidery thread, friendship bracelet instructions, and a reading list with books about friendship! One kit per teen per month. Register below…

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Brookfield Library Happenings for March 2021

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The Friends of The Brookfield Library Now Accepting Book Donations!

The Friends of The Brookfield Library are now accepting donations of gently used materials for upcoming booksales. Please leave your donations in The Friends' bin near The Library's main entrance. Thank you in advance for your generous donations…

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Computer Help Available for VAMS Registration

Are you having difficulty using VAMS to register for a vaccine appointment? Do you meet the qualifications to sign up, but don’t have access to a computer or the Internet? The Brookfield Library may be able to help.   You can call…

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Super Secret Book Bags for Teens!

Overwhelmed by decisions? Need a treat for yourself? Want to try something new? In the past you may have seen our Masked Stories or Blind Date with a Book displays, where you check out a wrapped book based on just the description. Super Secret Book…

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Tell Us Your Brookfield Library Story

How has The Brookfield Library enriched your life? What are some of your fondest memories at The Brookfield Library? Or, what does your dream library look like?  We want to hear from you. Send us your library story for a chance to win a…

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Aurora Public Art Issues Reminder And Updates For 3outdoor Mural Projects

Aurora, IL. - Aurora Public Art issues reminder and updates to Request for Proposals for three outdoor mural projects  Aurora Public Art has updated the dimensions of one project and issued a reminder for a variety of 2021 projects.…

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Virtual Tech Help Appointments Available!

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Your Next Read, Hand-Picked by Our Librarians

Are you looking for something awesome to read? Taking on a 2021 reading challenge? Need help finding a new genre or author? We're here to help!  Fill out a form with a little bit about yourself and our librarians will put…

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Virtual Tech Help Appointments This Month

Register for a half hour virtual appointment for help with your personal devices or to ask technology-related questions that you may have. This includes (but is not limited to!): - iPad/tablet/Kindle - Smartphone - Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint…

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Tell Us Your Brookfield Library Story

How has The Brookfield Library enriched your life? What are some of your fondest memories at The Brookfield Library? Or, what does your dream library look like?    We want to hear from you. Send us your library story for a chance to win…

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Brookfield Library Happenings for February 2021

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The Brookfield Library News - January 22, 2021

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The Brookfield Library News - January 15, 2021

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Your Next Read, Hand-Picked By Our Librarians

Are you looking for something awesome to read? Taking on a 2021 reading challenge? Just want to try something new? We're here to help!  Fill out a form with a little bit about yourself and our librarians will put together a…

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Teen Activity Kits: Scratch Art Bookmarks Available through January 31, 2021

Each month we’ll offer a new activity kit for 6th - 12th graders!  January's kit features scratch art bookmarks and a reading list with books about bookworms, bookstores, and libraries! One kit per teen per month. Register…

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Brookfield Library Happenings for January 2021

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Brookfield Library Happenings for Winter 2020-21

Winter themed books to check out over break! Due to an abundance of caution and being mindful of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Brookfield, The Brookfield Library building is closed to the public at this time. Curbside service and…

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Looking for your next read? We can help!

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Teen Activity Kit: Blackout Poetry

Each month we’ll offer a new activity kit for 6th - 12th graders! December’s kit is Blackout Poetry. Blackout Poetry is created by modifying existing text. The words left behind when read in order form a poem. Our kits include pages from…

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Brookfield Library Happenings for December 2020

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Friends of The Brookfield Library Shop

We are so excited to share the launch of the Friends of The Brookfield Library Shop! Support the Friends of The Brookfield Library with your purchase. All proceeds go to the Friends of The Brookfield Library. Please allow up to 5 business…

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New Book November!

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The Brookfield Library Announces Sharon Santi Retirement

As many of you know, the beloved "Mrs. Santi" is retiring at the end of this month. The Library had planned an informal open house this week to allow patrons and former students to wish Sharon well, but our building is now closed to the…

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Brookfield Library is Closed to Public - Curbside Pick Up Only

LIBRARY BUILDING CLOSED CURBSIDE PICK-UP ONLY Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Contact us with any…

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All Town Buildings is Closed in Honor of Veterans' Day on November 11, 2020

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Sharon Santi Retirement

A beloved member of our library staff has decided to move on to the next chapter in her life... retirement! Sharon Santi, the smiling face at the Circulation Desk for 25 years, and longtime teacher at Center Elementary School, will be leaving…

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Visit Our New StoryWalk!

Introducing our NEW StoryWalk! The library's newest program has been unveiled on the front lawn. Thanks to a generous grant from the Brookfield Education Foundation, we are thrilled to be able to bring a StoryWalk to Brookfield! A StoryWalk* is a…

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Brookfield Library Happenings for November 2020

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Outdoor Storytimes with Miss Debbie and Miss Meg in November 2020

Join Miss Debbie & Miss Meg on the library lawn for a socially-distanced Storytime, weather permitting. It will be the same program both days so please chose only one session to attend. Bring a picnic blanket, and masks for children age 2 and…

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Teen Library Programs and Scary Books for Fall 2020

Want personalized reading recommendations? Fill out a form answering a few questions to help determine your taste in books and our librarians will put together a personalized list of 3-5 book recommendations just for you! Books referenced in…

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Special Election Day Programs for Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Special Election Day Programs Tuesday, November 3, 2020 For ages 3+. Registration Required for ALL Programs. 10:00 -10:30 a.m. OR 11:00 -11:30 a.m. Storytime with Police Officers Join Brookfleld Police Officers and their K9 companion for a few…

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Literary Halloween Pumpkin Fest VOTING!

We had so many great submissions for our Literary Pumpkin Fest!  Pumpkins are displayed for viewing in the library but if you can't make it in or would prefer to vote online, please see the link below.  Thank you to everyone who…

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Pumpkin Drop-Off Deadline Extended to Saturday, October 24!

Show off your talents using on artificial pumpkin or recycled materials such as a paper bag, papier mache, a shoebox or whatever suits your fancy'. How about Harry Potter... Katniss... Pete the Cat? No real pumpkins, please. Drop off pumpkins by…

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Check Out These New Teen Books at Brookfield Library

Want personalized reading recommendations? Fill out a form answering a few questions to help determine your taste in books and our librarians will put together a personalized list of 3-5 book recommendations just for you! Books referenced in…

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Retirement Reception for George Grumman

After over 50 years working in libraries, please join us in bidding a fond farewell to Circulation Supervisor George Grumman, as he begins his well-deserved retirement. We will be hosting a Reception for George on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from…

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Your Next Read, Hand-Picked By Our Librarians

Are you looking for something awesome to read? Miss browsing the shelves to find a hidden gem? Not sure where to start for summer reading? We're here to help! Fill out a form with a little bit about yourself and our librarians will put together a…

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Pumpkin Fest: A Literary Halloween Event!

Get creative and decorate a pumpkin based on your favorite book or book character! How about Harry Potter… Katniss… Pete the Cat… Spiderman… Jane Austen… Charles Dickens… Cat in The Hat… or your…

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Brookfield Library Happenings for October 2020

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The Brookfield Library to Host Book Groups Discussions for October 2020

Join a book discussion in October! The library offers three different groups: Brookfield Reads usually discusses fiction, the Book 'Em group does mysteries and thrillers, and the Nonfiction Book Group does a variety of nonfiction. Right now, all…

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Voter Registration Drive on Tuesday, September 22

Need to register to vote? Stop by the Brookfield Library parking lot for our voter registration drive and become a registered voter. Representatives from the Town Registrar's Office and the League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County will be…

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - September 18, 2020

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Teen Activity Kit: Postcard Packs

Each month we’ll offer a new activity kit for 6th - 12th graders! September’s kit is Postcard Packs. Get crafty and send some snail mail! Our postcard packs include 5 blank postcards, 5 postcard stamps, collage materials and glue, an…

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Virtual Technology Help Appointments This Month

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - September 4, 2020

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Brookfield Library News - We're Reopening by Appointment!

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Brookfield Library Happenings for September 2020

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Virtual Tech Help Appointments Available!

Register for a half hour virtual appointment for help with your personal devices or to ask technology-related questions that you may have. This includes (but is not limited to!): - iPad/tablet/Kindle - Smartphone - Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint…

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Make a Back-to-School Button!

Stop by and make a free Back-to-School Button! It's almost time to go back to school! With students, teachers and staff returning to school in September wearing masks, we thought it would be nice to show off some smiling faces to help ease the…

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - July 31, 2020

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Brookfield Library Happenings for August 2020

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Virtual Technology Help Appointments

Register for a half hour virtual appointment for help with your personal devices or to ask technology-related questions that you may have. This includes (but is not limited to!): - iPad/tablet/Kindle - Smartphone - Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint…

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - July 24, 2020

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Looking For Your Next Read? We Can Help!

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Our last One Town, One Read Guest Reader

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - July 17, 2020

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'The Next Chapter' Read-Aloud Book Club for Grades 3-5

Listen as our Children's Librarian, Debbie Brooks, reads a current, popular fiction chapter book. Kids can read along at home if you have the book, or follow on hoopla through our website. This month's book is a Nutmeg Award nominee, Framed! by…

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - July 10, 2020

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One Town One Read Week Five Guest Reader

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The Brookfield Library's Virtual Book Discussions: One Town, One Read Book Discussions!

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - July 3, 2020

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One Town One Read Week Four Guest Reader

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Brookfield Library Happenings for July 2020

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - June 26, 2020

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Learn to Use Movie Making Apps!

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Imagine You're A... Mad Scientist!

Imagine you’re a Mad Scientist! We’ll make Erupting Volcanoes using lemons, baking soda, food coloring and dish soap. All you need to supply is the dish soap (clear gel kind, like Dawn) — we’ll supply everything else. Kits…

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Teen Summer Reading is Going Virtual!

Teen Summer Reading starts from Monday, June 22! Summer reading runs from June 22 through August 7, 2020. The teen program is for rising 6th graders through graduating 12th graders. We've come up with a list of 20 reading challenges and 20…

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - June 19, 2020

Hi friends, Congratulations on making it through the end of a very challenging school year! Happy summer! I'll be sending an official summer reading kickoff email on Monday, but if you wanted to get a jump start on it, you can find all the details…

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Have a Rising Sixth Grader? Join Our Teen Program List!

At the Brookfield Library our teen programs start in sixth grade. If you have a rising sixth grader, click "update your preferences" at the bottom of this email to add yourself to our "Programs for Teens" email list. Teen Librarian Abbey Lynch…

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Check Out Our First Two Guest Readers!

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'The Next Chapter' Read-Aloud Book Club for Grades 3-5

Listen as our Children's Librarian, Debbie Brooks, reads a current, popular fiction chapter book. Kids can read along at home if you have the book, or follow on hoopla through our website. This month's book is a Nutmeg Award nominee, Framed! by…

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - June 12, 2020

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Virtual Book Discussions for Book 'Em and Brookfield Reads

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter, June 5, 2020

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Last Chance! Enter to Win a FREE Copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum is The Brookfield Library's 2020 One Town, One Read book selection. Easy to read and whimsical for young readers, and a classic filled with nostalgia for our more seasoned readers, this book brings our town together…

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Brookfield Library Virtually Happenings for June 2020

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Enter to Win a FREE Copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum is The Brookfield Library's 2020 One Town, One Read book selection. Easy to read and whimsical for young readers, and a classic filled with nostalgia for our more seasoned readers, this book brings our town together…

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Brookfield Library Happenings for June 2020

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter, May 29, 2020

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'The Next Chapter' Read-Aloud Book Club for Grades 3-5

Listen as our Children's Librarian, Debbie Brooks, reads a current, popular fiction chapter book. Kids can read along at home if you have the book, or follow on hoopla through our website. This month's book is a Nutmeg Award nominee, Framed! by…

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Beth and Scott and Friends FREE Virtual Concert

Join Beth & Scott for a free 45 minute show of funny songs for the family! Thanks to the Friends of the Library of Rutherford who sponsored this program and invited other libraries to participate at no additional charge. Click here to…

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Virtual Pet Show and Storytime

Join Miss Debbie and Miss Meg for a fun-filled, furry gathering on Zoom where we’ll read some pet stories and show off our pets. Call in with your dog, cat, ferret or fish; we’d love to meet them all! Date: June 4, 2020 Time: 4:30 pm -…

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter, May 22, 2020

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - May 15, 2020

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'The Next Chapter' Read-Aloud Book Club for Grades 3-5

Listen as our Children's Librarian, Debbie Brooks, reads a current, popular fiction chapter book. Kids can read along at home if you have the book, or follow on hoopla through our website. This month's book is a Nutmeg Award nominee, Framed! by…

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Register for May 15 Zoom Little Adventurers

Join us and reconnect with other parents and caregivers of our Little Adventurers group (ages 6 months – 24 months). We’ll sing some songs, read a book or two and just have some fun! Meet ups will be via Zoom. Click here to…

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Teen Art Club Meets - Tuesday, May 19

Game Night: Scattergories Online Meeting Tuesday, May 19 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. See if you can beat the clock to uniquely name objects within a set of categories, given an initial letter. Score more points for alliteration, lose points if your answer…

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter, May 8, 2020

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter, May 1, 2020

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Brookfield Library Happenings for May 2020

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Little Adventurers Zoom Storytime

Join us and reconnect with other parents and caregivers of our Little Adventurers group (ages 6 months – 24 months). We’ll sing some songs, read a book or two and just have some fun! Meet ups will be via Zoom. Click here for more…

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Inklings - A Teen Writers Group Meets ONLINE Tuesday, May 5

Calling all teen writers! Come and work on a project, do writing exercises, and hear from other teen writers. We will meet online using Google Hangouts. Please make sure to include an email address when you register so we can invite you to the…

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - April 24, 2020

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Teen Game Night 'Online' on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Teen Game Night: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. This cooperative game is all about seeing if you can solve a mystery faster than Sherlock Holmes. Part escape room, part choose your own adventure…

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Brookfield Library Newsletter - April 2020

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Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - April 17, 2020

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Teen Book Club is Online Now on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

WHAT: Teen Book Club WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Come discuss whatever you’re reading (books, comics, magazines, websites all welcome). We’ll chat for a bit and then play a few rounds of the game Bring Your Own…

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Apply to Become Brookfield's First Poet Laureate!

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” — Robert Frost. This is an honorary, unpaid position for a term of up to three years, renewable. The Board of Selectman shall appoint a Poet…

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Important Update From The First Selectman On Covid-19 In Brookfield

TOWN BUDGET DELIBERATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED The Board of Selectmen, as mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order, have directed the Board of Finance to adopt a budget and set a mill rate.  In order to allow the Board of Finance to…

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter for April 2020

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Helping Kids Understand COVID-19

A new book aimed at children 6-11 years of age explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from the novel Coronavirus that causes COVID-19. "My Hero is You, Kids Can Fight COVID-19!" uses a fantasy creature to help…

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Inklings - A Teen Writers Group Meets 'ONLINE' Tuesday, April 14

Calling all teen writers! Come and work on a project, do writing exercises, and hear from other teen writers. We will meet online using Google Hangouts. Please make sure to include an email address when you register so we can invite you to the…

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Visit Our Art Gallery With a Virtual Tour!

Enjoy a virtual tour of The Brookfield Library's Art Gallery! Our current exhibit is entitled 'Feathers, Fins and Scaly Skin: A Wildlife Retrospective' featuring photo art by Pat Duncan and Jud Perkins.   Special thanks to Brookfield resident…

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The Brookfield Library Teen Newsletter - April 3, 2020

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April at The Brookfield Library

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The Brookfield Library Teen Services Online

Teen Services Librarian, Abbey Lynch here. I hope you are all holding up OK through this challenging time. We miss having everyone here at the library, and look forward to seeing you again when we are able to reopen. If you don't have a library…

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The Brookfield Library Teen Services Online

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Free Access to Tumblebooks!

We know this might be a stressful time for you and your children. We are thinking of you, and hope you are all well. While everyone is cooped up inside, we have been working hard to provide you with some resources that will hopefully fill the void…

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The Brookfield Library is Temporarily Closed Through the End of the March 2020

The Brookfield Library takes the health and safety of our community and staff very seriously. To facilitate social distancing and to protect our patrons, staff and volunteers, the Library in coordination with all Brookfield Town Hall offices, will…

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Storytimes on Break Now Through March 13, 2020

Storytimes will be on a 2-week break from March 2 - March 13 to prepare for the next session. Storytimes will resume the week of March 16.

(Fun & Friends will still be offered at 10 a.m. on March 4 and March 11.)

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Brookfield Library Announces Storytime Schedule for Spring 2020

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Midterms Cafe - Study Hours for BHS Students

Attention BHS Students! The Brookfield Library will be open for extended hours leading up to Midterm Exams: Sunday, January 19:  12:00 - 8:00 pm Monday, January 20: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 21: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Tutors will be…

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Storytimes on Break Until Week of January 6

Just a reminder that our storytimes are on break. The Winter Storytime Session begins Monday, January 6, 2020.   We wish all our storytime families a warm and wonderful holiday season, and great joy and happiness in the new year! Below is the…

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The Brookfield Library Children's Program Weather Cancellation Policy

It's that time of year again, so here is a reminder of our inclement weather cancellation policy: - If Brookfield Public Schools are cancelled because of weather, all Children's storytimes and programs for that day are cancelled. - If Brookfield…

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Brookfield Library - No Family Storytime or TIme for Twos until September 16

The 2019 Summer Storytime Session

ended Tuesday, August 6.
 
Family Storytime and Time for Twos will resume on Monday, September 16.

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Brookfield Library - Closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th

Just a reminder that the Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th for the holiday. There will be no Little Adventurers Storytime on Friday. Wishing you all a safe and fun 4th of July

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Finals Cafe - Study Hours for BHS Students on June 12 and 13, 2019

Attention BHS Students! The Brookfield Library will have the Community Room open for extended hours during final exam week: - Wednesday, June 12, 2019:  7:30 - 10 pm - Thursday, June 13, 2019:  6- 10 pm We'll be open regular hours…

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Brookfield Library Adult Volunteers Needed

We will be replacing some of the older shelving in the children's area with lower, more kid-friendly shelving to make it easier for children to reach. We will also be replacing some of the older seating in that area.   The changeover will take…

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Best Wishes and Congratulations, Miss Mary!

On Friday, May 10, the staff at the library will be saying goodbye to beloved Children's Librarian Mary Proudfoot. "Miss Mary" is retiring after 30-plus years of service. She was recently the recipient of The Faith Hektoen Award from the Connecticut…

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Your Sensational Shift: A Three Part Series for Women 50+

Even though we're often told that mid-life changes come in all shapes and sizes, you may still be stuck with certain "stock images" of life and career transitions. And when you limit ideas, the greatest possibilities fall through the cracks. Letting…

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Brookfield Library News - January 31, 2019

The Brookfield Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, in observance of Presidents' Day.

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Five New Bestsellers Added to Brookfield Library Kindles

Are you on the wait list for any of the following hot titles? We've added five new books to each of our Kindles, which have a two week checkout period: The Reckoning by John Grisham Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Becoming by Michelle…

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Brookfield Library News - Mid-Term Study Hours for BHS Students, January 21-23

Attention BHS Students! The Brookfield Library will be open for extended hours during mid-term exam week: --Monday, January 21:  10 am - 6 pm --(schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) --Tuesday, January 22:  10 am - 10 pm…

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Brookfield Library News - Children's Programs Weather Cancellation Policy

It's that time of year again, so here is a reminder of our cancellation policy.  --If school is cancelled because of weather, all children's and teen programs for that day are cancelled. --If schools have a delayed opening, all morning…

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Brookfield Library News - Important Storytime Information

The Fall Storytime session (Family Storytime for ages 3 and up, and Time for Twos) ended today, November 19. The Winter Session for children ages 2 and up will begin the week of January 7, 2019. Once again, there will be no registration required and…

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Brookfield Library News - Reserve Our Museum Passes Online!

New Service! We are very happy to announce a new service that will allow you to place reservations on our museum passes. You can choose an non-reserved date up to 30 days in advance. In addition, many of our passes are now available as print on…

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Read For Beads Extended Until August 24, 2018

Due to the popularity of our Read For Beads Summer Reading Program, we are giving you TWO MORE WEEKS to play our weekly challenge game and earn beads for books you've read. Stop by the library any weekday to get a reading log and necklace if you…

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Teen Volunteer Opportunities Available

Teen Volunteers Needed! We have added more time slots for teens looking for volunteer hours. Use this link to our SignUp page to find hours that work for you. You will be working at the Read for Beads table assisting children with their Summer…

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There's Still Time to Enter our Teen Summer Reading Program!

The Teen Summer Reading Program is easy to join and is completely online! Just log into the Wandoo Reader website to set up an account (if you don't already have one from a prior year). Enter your minutes whenever you read; once you accumulate 60…

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Libraries Rock! The Brookfield Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program Needs Your Help!

Summer Reading is coming soon! If you are interested in volunteering, please come to our Volunteer Orientation & Party on Tuesday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. Our 2018 Summer Reading program theme this year is Libraries Rock! Volunteers must be…

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Important Storm Information from the First Selectman

INFORMATION ABOUT FEMA: In order for the town and its residents to be eligible for any FEMA funding, the Town, the State and President Trump all must all declare Connecticut a disaster zone. The Town and the State have already declared Brookfield…

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Coming in April : Passport to Connecticut Libraries April 2 - 30, 2018

To celebrate National Library Week during April, over 100 Connecticut libraries are participating in this program, which encourages residents to explore the diversity of Connecticut's public libraries. The program is open to both children and…

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Storytime Reminder

This is the final week of the winter storytime session. The last Tuesday classes were yesterday, February 20.  Monday classes will meet once more on February 26 to make up for holiday closings. Registration for the spring session will begin…

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Statement from The Brookfield Library Board of Trustees - December 21, 2017

The Brookfield Library Board of Trustees has worked for the past 16 years on the new Town of Brookfield library project and we believe that the taxpayers of Brookfield deserve the facts on this project: - The new library project for $14.7MM is…

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Machine Embroidery Class at Brookfield Library 2017

we will be embroidering a project of your choice on the library's embroidery machines! This could be a t-shirt, towel, napkins, placemats, etc. You can choose from one of our many embroidery patterns. This program is free, you just need to bring…

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Brookfield Library Information: Solar Eclipse Glasses

It has come to our attention that there have been some counterfeit solar eclipse glasses being sold that falsely state that they are ISO compliant.  Unfortunately, we were not able to obtain the free solar glasses provided to some libraries…

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New Service: Wireless Hotspots at Brookfield Library

Do you need wireless internet at home, are planning a vacation where you will need to use the internet, or have a friend or loved one who doesn't have internet access? We are very excited to announce that we now have 10 wireless hotspots available…

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Registration Opens for Teen Summer Programs 2017

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Information on the Temporary Service Interruption for the Statewide Interlibrary Loan System

We know that many of you rely on the Connecticut interlibrary loan delivery system (DeliverIT) to get items from libraries around the state. Beginning June 19, you will not be able to place holds on items from other libraries. As of July 3, this…

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Registration for Socrates Cafe Group

Socrates Cafés are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of “Socratizing,” the idea that we learn more when…

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Calling all LEGO Builders!

Do you like to create with LEGOs? We want to display your work! We are seeking LEGO creations for our display case to celebrate the summer reading theme Build a Better World. Please bring in your submission between June 5 and June 19. Here are…

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The Date for Delayed Opening is Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sorry, all, too much snow, and last year's calendar was still at the computer.  The date for delayed opening is Wednesday, March 15.  Apologies to all. The Brookfield Library will open at noon on Wednesday, March 15.  This will allow time for…

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Accepting Donations for Book Sale

The Friends of The Brookfield Library are now accepting donations of gently-used books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD (not tape), and music CDs for adults, teens, and kids.  Please leave your donated items in the bin to the right of the library's doors.…

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Children's Programs Weather Cancellation Policy from the Brookfield Library

It's that time of year again, so here is a reminder of our cancellation policy.  - If school is cancelled because of weather, all children's and teen programs for that day are cancelled. - If schools have a delayed opening, all morning children's…

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Last Days for Book Sale Donations

Last Day for Book Sale Donations:  July 17 The last day to drop off your donations for the Friends of The Brookfield Library Annual Book Sale is Sunday, July 17.  The Friends accept gently-used books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs for adults,…

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Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program: Win Prizes!

To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Connecticut Library Association's Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites you to visit some or all of the 124 participating Connecticut public libraries. You can use your Brookfield…

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Updated Spring Storytime Schedule

Time for Twos Mondays at 10:45 a.m. or Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Monday sessions meet 3/21 - 5/9 with no class on 4/18 Tuesday sessions meet 3/22 - 5/10 with no class on 4/19 This 30 minute program promotes social skills and early reading development…

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Brookfield Library News - Library Hours for Thanksgiving - and Book Sale!

Thanksgiving Hours / Book Sale Wednesday, November 25: Closing at 1:00 p.m. (All Town Offices are closing at 1:00 p.m.) Thursday and Friday: Closed Saturday and Sunday: Regular Hours Friends of The Brookfield Library Book Sale in the Library…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - August 2015

The Friends of The Brookfield Library Annual Book Sale -- New Date!  New Location! Center Elementary School, Obtuse Hill Road (Route 133, just east of Whisconier Road) Thursday, Friday, Saturday August 6-7-8 -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15 admission on…

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Summer Reading 2015 - Every Hero Has a Story... What's Yours?

Kids entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are invited to participate in the 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program. Find full Summer Reading information by clicking here. In addition to the summer-long programs listed below we will be offering…

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Brookfield Library to Close for Wiring

The library will be closed on June 1, 2, and 3 for installation of new data wiring.  There will be electricians, ladders, and cables all over the library. In the interests of safety, the Library Board decided to close for those days. Nothing you…

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Library Parking Lot Update - May 14, 2015

The library parking lot is available for parking in the evening and on weekends, as long as the construction equipment has been parked for the day.  As of Thursday evening, the asphalt has been removed and the dirt has been graded, but please be…

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Parking Lot Paving will Begin at the Brookfield Library

Beginning on Thursday, May 14, the parking lot will not be available during the day. We have been told that the lot MAY be available in the evenings and weekend. The project should take about five working days. You may park behind the library at…

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The Friends of The Brookfield Library are Now Accepting Book Donations

The Friends of The Brookfield Library are now accepting donations of gently-used books and DVDs. The Friends request that you find other places to donate or recycle computer and travel books more than two years old, old dictionaries and…

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Spring 2015 Children's Programs Registration Information

2015 Spring Storytime session begins Monday, February 23, 2015   This includes Time for 2s, Terrific 3s and 4s, and Start with the Arts Time for 2s Offered two times a week: Monday at 10:45 a.m. and Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Registration Required …

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Winter Storytimes are Postponed Until the Week of January 12, 2015

Due to illness, all storytimes (including Time for Twos, Terrific Threes, Start with Art, Fun and Friends and Little Adventurers) will start the week of January 12. An extra week of storytimes will be added at the end of the winter session to…

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Holiday Hours at The Brookfield Library!

All Town Offices (including the library) will close at 1:00 p.m. on December 24, 2014 and December 31, 2014.  We will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  The library will be open during our regular hours on the weekends after the…

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Thanksgiving Hours at The Brookfield Library

All Town Offices (including the library) will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26.  We will be closed on Thursday and Friday.  The library will be open during regular hours on Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 4 p.m.). …

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French Discussion Group at The Brookfield Library

Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut, which recently opened its doors in Southbury, has offered to host a French discussion group at the library. Alliance Francaise is an international, not for profit organization whose mission is to…

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The Brookfield Library to Host Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club

The Brookfield Library will host a new math club from the creators of Bedtime Math. Crazy 8s Math Club is an over the top club that's designed to get kids fired up about math. Each week club members willdo mischief- making activities like…

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Come Check Out Our Beginning Chapter Book Display

Fun, entertaining stories await young readers in these chapter books. Meet a pig who loves buttered toast, a classroom hamster with his own race car and Judy Moody and her brother Stink. All this and more is waiting for kids in Kindergarten…

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The Brookfield Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program (Not limited to Brookfield Residents)

This program did not end with Summer Reading. It continues throughout the year. Don't forget to redeem you charts for prizes!!   The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents/caregivers prepare their children for one of…

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Are you Interested in a Special Needs Storytime? Let us Know!

We are looking into starting a special needs storytime and need your help and input.  Are you looking for something once a week for six week sessions, once a week throughout the year with three different three week breaks or once a month. Let us…

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The Winners of the 2014 Summer Reading Program

Congratulations to all the winners of our 2014 Summer Reading Program raffles!   We have contacted all the winners by phone August 15, 2014. You can come pick up your prizes anytime during library hours. We hope that everyone who participated had…

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More Copies of Three Popular Books at The Brookfield Library

We have added copies of the following books with long waiting lists to our adult Kindles: THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd The Library has five Kindles to loan out to…

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Summer Adult Reading Program at The Brookfield Library

There's still time to get those book reviews in and also to play summer reading bingo, and many chances to win!!! Our drawing for book reviews will be held on August 7.  Pick up a review form at the library, or fill out an online form.  Prizes…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - August 2014

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Brookfield Library Closed for July 4 - 6, 2014

Brookfield Library will be closed on July 4, 5, 6 while Bibliomation moves all their servers. Brookfield Library will be closed on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day, and closed Sundays until September.  On Saturday, July 5, we will not be able…

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The Brookfield Library Children's Summer Reading Program - How the Program Works

The 2014 Brookfield Library Summer Reading Program Fizz! Boom! Read! For Kids Entering Grades K - 5 How our program works! Join our Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, June 23 and ending Friday, August 8. Register at…

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You can Still Shoot for the Stars this Summer with Bedtime Math! - for Kids Ages Two thorugh Grade 5

Shoot for the Stars This Summer! You can make math a fun part of everyday life.   This program began Monday, June 23 and will continue throughout the summer The program is simple. Bedtime Math posts zany daily math riddles on their website, free…

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The Brookfield Library's Children's Summer Reading Program Registrations, Wait Lists and No Show Policy

Registrations: All of our programs for kids going into Kindergarten through Grade 5 have a registration.  You can register two weeks before the program. All of our programs can be found on our Summer Reading Program calendar, which is located…

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Jackson Pollock Extravaganza - for Kids Going IntoKindergarten - Grade 2

How can a splash of paint become a masterpiece worth $140 million dollars? Kids will discover the art of drip painting created by the world famous artist Jackson Pollock. Then express their energy and emotions as they create their own drip painting.…

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Reintroducing The Brookfield Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Brookfield Library 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program will be reintroduce on Monday, June 23, 2014 The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help parents/caregivers prepare their children for one of life's biggest…

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The Friends of The Brookfield Library Need Help Sorting Books

From now through mid-September, The Friends of The Brookfield Library need help sorting and boxing books for the annual sale in October. Volunteers will work in the storage room in back of the Community Room, sorting books, marking boxes, and…

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Spring Storytimes will be on Break

Spring Storytimes will be on break from Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18, 2014.

We will start back up on Monday, April 21 with Terrific 3s and Time for 2s.

Any questions, please contact Mary Proudfoot or Donna Crane.

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No Start with Art Program this April

We will not be having Start with Art this week on Thursday, April 10.  All other storytimes will meet this week.  This includes Terrific 3, Time for 2s, Fun & Friends, and Little Adventurers. There will be no storytimes the week of April…

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Intro to Excel Classes at The Brookfield Library

Back by popular demand, we will be offering a series of introductory courses on Microsoft Excel 2010 beginning April 28, 2014. This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option. You need not attend all sessions…

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The Friends of The Brookfield Library are Now Accepting Book Donations

The Friends of The Brookfield Library will hold their annual book sale on October 2-6. They are now accepting donations of gently-used books and DVDs. The Friends request that you find other places to donate or recycle computer and travel books…

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Intro to Microsoft Publisher Classes Beginning in March

Spaces still available! Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007 Classes begin Monday, March 17, 2014. This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option. You need not attend all sessions to participate, but you…

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Program Canceled: Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut's Remarkable Women

Presented by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame In recognition of March as National Women's History Month, this interactive multi-media program will bring to life some well known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn, and Marian Anderson,…

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Intro to Microsoft Publisher Classes at The Brookfield Library

This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option. Session 1 Learn about different types of publications Use the Publisher toolbars and task menus Navigate a pre-designed publication Session 2 Open a pre-designed…

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2014 Spring Storytime Registration Begin Monday, February 24!

Children's Programs - Spring 2014 Programs run from 3/17 - 5/9/14 Registration Begins February 24, 2014 All registrations begIn Monday, February 24, 2014. You may register by phone at 203-775-6241, online BELOW, or in person at our Checkout…

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Adventures in Autism at The Brookfield Library

Learn of the incredible individuals who have "adjusted their sail" and live healthy and productive lives with Autism.   "Adventures in Autism" takes you around the globe to meet incredible families that live each day under the umbrella of…

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February 2014 Meeting of The Brookfield Library's Homeschoolers' Partnership

Our guest speaker will be Maritza Badinelli. Maritza is a homeschooling mother of 5 children (and one grandson!).  She has home educated four of her children for the past ten years and has enjoyed every minute.  Maritza follows a classical…

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Our Therapy Dog Jessie is Back! - For Kids Entering Grade 1 and Up

Appointments available every 15 minutes For readers going into Grade 1 and above. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together?  You get happy, confident children who love to read. Why read to a dog?…

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The Brookfield Library is Starting a Monthly Rainbow Loom Club!!

Rainbow Loom Club for kids in Grades 2-5 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Love your Rainbow Loom bracelets? Then swing by The Brookfield Library and enjoy some loopy fun! Show off what you have made, share ideas, teach someone else how to make a…

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Movie: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Movie Matinee at The Brookfield Library Rated PG-13, 132 minutes Lee Daniels' The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American…

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Brookfield Library Adult Programs Postponed: Hypnotherapy and Tipsfor Talking with Older Drivers

Due to weather related issues, we are postponing two adult programs this week: - Body, Mind and Spirit Series, Hypnotherapy with Alexandra Chalif on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. - We Need to Talk: Tips for Talking with Older Drivers on Thursday,…

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The Brookfield Library Opens at Noon

We will open at noon January 3, 2014 and will be open until 5:00 p.m. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but the staff needs time to shovel out, and the Town road crews need time to plow the parking lot.

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Library Closing Early on New Year's Eve

The Brookfield Library will close at 1:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve

The Library Board and the Staff of The Brookfield Library wish you a happy and healthy New Year. 

We will be closed on New Year's Day.

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Registration For The 2014 Winter Session Children's Programs Began December 16, 2013

Registration began Monday, December 16, 2013 All registrations began Monday, December 16, 2013 .You may register by phone, online at below, or in our library.   Call Donna Crane with questions at (203) 775-6241. Winter storytimes run from the…

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Brookfield Library News - Microsoft Excel Classes Beginning January 15, 2014

Back by popular demand, we will be offering a series of introductory courses on Microsoft Excel 2010 beginning January 15, 2014. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening…

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Brookfield Library Picture Book Area Closed December 19, 2013

We're rearranging our Picture Book area to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. Books will be divided into categories, rather than shelved in order by the author's last name. It's a big job, so we're closing the area completely…

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Our Therapy Dog Ice is Waiting for your Child to Come Read to Him!- For Kids Entering Grade 1 and up

Ice and Mrs. Wakeling are back and will be with us on the following dates: Thursday, 12/12 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, 12/19 @ 5:00-6:00 p.m.   We ask that parents stay in the library but not in the picture book section during their child's…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - December 2013

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The Brookfield Library will be closed November 11, 2013

There will be no Terrific 3s or Time for 2s on Monday, November 11, 2013 due to Veterans' Day.

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The Brookfield Library News - November 7, 2013

There are still a few spaces left in our 5-part series on Microsoft PowerPoint. Sign up November 7, 2013! Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint This course will be offered in 5 sessions, each with afternoon and evening options.   You need not…

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New Paperback Collection at The Brookfield Library

Thanks to a generous grant from The Friends of The Brookfield Library, we have  all new paperbacks on our spinner by the new book shelves. There is something for everyone--romance, thriller, fantasy, sci fi, mysteries and more. And, we've…

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No Little Adventurers Story Time at The Brookfield Library

Due to room constraints, there will be no Little Adventurers story time this Friday, November 8. 

We will return next week, Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 10:15 a.m.

Any questions, please contact Mary Proudfoot.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Classes Beginning in November at The Brookfield Library

This course will be offered in 5 sessions, each with afternoon and evening options.   You need not attend all sessions to participate. You should have some experience with computers and the Windows operating system before attending this class.  …

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Prospect of Additional Terrific 3s Storytime

Additional Session of Terrific Threes   Enrollment in the Monday session of Terrific 3s is large.  We are considering offering a second class on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. We currently have three children interested in a Friday class but need at least…

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Veterans Concert: A Musical Salute to Veterans to Take Place at Brookfield Library

Brookfield, CT - Billy Michael and his Band J and B Lite will perform at a free concert to honor local Brookfield and area veterans. The event is part of the Community’s 10th annual Veteran’s program, “A Musical Salute to Veterans”,…

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Celebrate Food Day by Giving at The Brookfield Library - October 20 - 27, 2013

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24.  Food Day aims to help people "Eat Real."…

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Fall Storytime Session Registration continues through Friday,October 11, 2013

Time for 2s Offered two times a week: Monday @ 10:45 a.m. and Tuesday @ 10:15 a.m. * Registration Required This program promotes social skills and early reading development through stories, finger plays, songs, flannel board rhymes, and movement…

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The Brookfield Library's Homeschoolers' Partnership

Looking for a homeschooler's support group? Join us for The Brookfield Library's Homeschoolers' Partnership meeting. Discuss individual and group needs and how the library can help. Network with other area homeschoolers and plan future clubs and…

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read at The Brookfield Library

Books in Jars Contest It's Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, sponsored by the American Library Association. Every year, libraries and bookstores around the country use the week to highlight censorship by displaying…

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Microsoft Excel Classes Beginning This October At The Brookfield Library

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 This course will be offered in 6 sessions, each with an afternoon and evening option.   You need not attend all sessions to participate. You should have some experience with computers and the Windows…

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Children's Programs on Break - Fall Storytime Session Registration Begins

Children's Programs are on break from Friday, September 20 - Monday, October 14, 2013   This includes Little Adventurers and Fun & Friends.  We will start back up with Time for 2s on Tuesday, October 15 @ 10:15 a.m. Registration for…

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2013 Sunflower Growing Contest Ends September 28, 2013

If you picked up seeds at the library this summer and would like to enter your sunflower, bring your flower to the library between 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. for the judges to review all entries.  Please label your sunflower with your name and age…

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2013 The Brookfield Library Children's Summer Reading Program

in with Mrs. Proudfoot or Mrs. Crane between  Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 23 @ noon to recieve your raffle tickets for a chance to win some fun prizes. If your children are in grades 2-5, please remember that our program for this…

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New Resources and Technology at The Brookfield Library

New Online and Technology Resources We have new and exciting online resources for you!  Whether you're looking for an online magazine, a suggestion for a good book to read, an ebook or downloadable audiobook, or an online class to improve…

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Registration Extended: Free SAT Practice Test at The Brookfield Library

Need to practice for the SATs?  We will be offering a FREE practice SAT on Saturday, August 10, at 11 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to take a free practice SAT test and gauge their strengths and weaknesses in different areas. …

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Prize Drawings for Adult Summer Reading Program

Congratulations to the winners of our second drawing, and thank you to everyone who shared their summer reading.  Keep those entries  coming in--our next drawing will be on Wednesday, August 7: Gift Basket from Simpson & Vail $20.00…

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The Brookfield Library 2013 Summer Reading Program

The Brookfield Library 2013 Summer Reading Program Kids' Crafts Monday, July 15 Ages 4 - Grade 1 10:00 a.m. Grades 2-5 11:00 a.m. Explorers - Ages 4 - Grade 1 Kids love sand art. We are going to convert our colorful sand into magical…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter - July 2013

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The Brookfield Library Childrens No-Show Policy For Programs

This is a reminder of our Children's No Show policy: If you register for a children's program that does not have a fee and you do not show up, you will be taken off the registration roster of the next program you register your child for and placed…

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Teen Summer Program 2013

Beneath the Surface Go ‘Beneath the Surface’ this summer! June 24 - August 9, 2013 For every 50 pages you read and for each book review that you complete, you will earn one raffle ticket that can be used to win one of these exciting…

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Ongoing Children's Programs Break in June

Ongoing Children's Programs will be on break as we prepare for summer reading. Ongoing Children's Programs will be on break the weeks of June 3, June 10 and June 17. Little Adventurers  will return on Tuesday, June 25 and Friday, June 28,…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter June 2013

The Victorian Lady Please join us on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts for a performance by Kandie Carle, The Victorian Lady.   Kandie dresses in actual vintage and authentically reproduced…

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Mother's Day Crafts

Kids ages 4-First Grade: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Kids in grades 2-5: 6:30-7:152 p.m. Registration Required Unique Planters Moms love plants.  So what better gift to give is unique planters created by kids.  Kids ages 4-first grade will be…

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Early Literacy Storytimes for Children Ages 3-4

Early Literacy Storytimes Bee Ready to Read Storytimes for Children Ages 3-4 Storytimes are important. They get children excited about books and reading and encourage the development of essential pre-reading skills. In early literacy…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter May 2013

Join the Parade --  or come watch! The Annual Memorial Day Parade will celebrate Brookfield's 225th Anniversary -- and you're invited to participate!  Join the parade on Sunday, May 26, beginning at 2:00 p.m. from Brookfield High School. …

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You're Invited to Hear Brookfield's Three Selectmen

All Brookfield residents are invited to The Brookfield Library, to hear our three selectmen speak about issues of interest to townspeople. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. This free session is sponsored by The Brookfield…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter April 2013

Jazz Concert with Ali Ryerson and Nicki Parrott Please join us on Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. for an exciting jazz concert with two of Brookfield's best -- Ali Ryerson on flutes and Nicki Parrott, vocals and bass.  They will be joined by…

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Now Accepting Book Sale Donations

The Friends of The Brookfield Library are now accepting book sale donations The book donation bin is now open for business! Please use the vinyl storage bin to the right of the library doors for your donations of gently-used books and DVDs. …

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Borrow a Kindle from The Brookfield Library

Wondering what all the fuss about e-books is? Thanks to The Friends of The Brookfield Library, we now have six Kindles available for you to borrow.  One of them has children's titles (click here for a list of titles), and the other five have…

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Mandalas: Pain Management Through Art - A Hands On Workshop at The Brookfield Library

There are still openings for the Mandala Workshop. Please note that this is not just a class for adults. Children and teens who are dealing with physical and/or emotional pain are welcome to attend. Margot Saraceno, a local artist and member of a…

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Children's Programs - Spring 2013

Time For 2s (Approx. 30 minutes) Monday programs run from 3/18-5/6/13, with no program on 4/15/13.  Tuesday programs run from 3/19-5/7/13 with no program on 4/16/13. This program promotes social skills and early reading development through…

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New Milford Hospital Program Canceled

Unfortunately, the program that was scheduled for this  Thursday, January 31 has been canceled due to lack of interest.  There were  very few registrations, so the presenter asked that the program  be canceled.

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No Start With Art on January 31, 2013

We will not be having Start With Art next Thursday, January 31, due to a scheduling conflict with the Community Room. We will resume on Thursday, February 7 and continue through Thursday, February 28, adding one more week to make up for this lost…

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New Children's No-Show Policy - Effective January 1, 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, we will have a new no-show policy that will apply to all children's programming, with the exception of story times. New No-show policy for children's programming that has a fee: If a parent/guardian registers their…

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Holiday Hours at The Brookfield Library

All Town offices, including the library, will close at 1:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Library hours will be: Sunday, December 30:  Noon to 4 p.m. Monday, December 31:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Tuesday, January 1 -- Happy New Year! The…

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Ongoing Storytimes Are On Break For December

Ongoing Storytimes will be on break from December 10, 2012  through January 1, 2013

This includes Little Adventurers, Fun & Friends and Lunchbox Tales.

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter December 2012

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Thanksgiving Closing

The Brookfield Library will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2012 in celebration of Thanksgiving.

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter November 2012

Gina Barreca at The Brookfield Library: Author, educator, and humorist Regina Barreca will speak at The Brookfield Library on Tuesday, November 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Gina's topic is There's Still Life After Sixty. Gina's books include: It's…

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The Brookfield Library News: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Please register in-person at the library for this exciting new program. You will receive an early literacy kit. Registration starts October 15th. More information about this program will be available on our website and during storytimes on October…

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Children's Programs - Fall 2012

Registrations began Monday, September 17th and will run through Friday, October 5th. You may register by phone, online below, or in our library. Call Donna Crane or Mary Proudfoot with questions at (203) 775-6241. Time For 2s (Approx. 30 minutes) …

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No Children's Programming from September 24 through October 9th

This includes Little Adventurers and Fun & Friends. Due to the Friends of The Brookfield Library book sale set up and actual sale, we will not be having children's programs for two weeks.  We will return on Tuesday, October 9 with our Fall…

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Book Sale Time at The Brookfield Library

The Friends of The Brookfield Library will hold their annual book sale. What's for sale? Books for adults, teens, and kids Fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, music CDs, and lots more. Adult Books  - New: as marked  -…

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The Brookfield Library - Lego Donations

The Brookfield Library is seeking donations of Lego bricks and bases Are you tired of stepping on your child's Legos or finding them all over the house? Has your child outgrown their Legos? If so, then bring them to The Brookfield Library! The…

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Come Read To Ice, Our Therapy Dog

Ice, and his mom Patti Wakeling, are back to spend some enjoyable time with you! Ice is registered through Therapy Dogs International. Let your child spend 15 minutes reading to Ice and you will see amazing changes!!  Therapy dogs give…

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Last Day For Book Sale Donations

The last day for donations to the annual Friends of The Brookfield Library Book Sale will be Monday, September 3.  If you're going to clean out your bookcases, do it soon! The Friends are accepting gently-used books (hardcover, softcover, and…

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Final Winners! Brookfield Library Adult Summer Reading

"Book Spine Poetry" Congratulations to Lisa R. who won 1st prize in our  "Book Spine Poetry Contest" - A $25 Amazon Gift Card and congratulations to Colleen B. who won second prize, a $15 iTunes Gift Card. Thank you to…

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The Brookfield Library Newsletter August 2012

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Winners! Brookfield Library Adult Summer Reading

Congratulations to Jean, who won a gift box of goodies from Simpson and Vail Teas and Coffees! Congratulations to Erika, who won a  $15 gift certificate from Jesters Coffee and Sandwich Shop. Congratulations to Jeri, who won an…

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The Brookfield Library 2012 Summer Reading Program - Age Clarification for Programs

Clarification of ages for our Summer Reading Programs, as well as programs during the year We would like to clear up some confusion that has been caused by our advertising for programs during our summer reading program, as well as our programs…

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