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Library Events for August

Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events!

Adult Services Events
click here for more information and to see all Adult Events
To register for Adult events, visit the Information Desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 227.

Beginning Genealogy
Tuesday, Sept 14, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Karen Trzcinski gets you started tracing your family tree. Register now.
Food, Inc. - movie showing
Thursday, Sept 16, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan to launch an exploration of the American food industry.

Brighton Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, Sept 20, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

No registration required, all are welcome. September's selection is The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Extra copies of the books are available for loan.

Ethical Eating - panel discussion
Wednesday, Sept 22, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Three panelists (an attorney/hay farmer, a chocolatier, and an organic farmer) give their perspectives on the food industry.

Surviving Hard Times as a Small Business
Monday, Oct 4, 7-8pm (Conference Room)

Learn from a SCORE counselor ways to keep your business afloat during tough economic times. Register now.

Youth Services Events
click here for more information and to see all Youth Events
To register for Youth events, visit the Youth desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 223.

Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Sept 14 & 21, 10:30-11am (Room A/B)

Explore music and movement while helping your child get ready to read. Adult participation and free ticket, available 30 minutes prior to program,
required. All Ages.

Let’s Go On A Reading Hunt!
Wednesdays , Sept 15-Oct 20, 10:30 am-Noon (Room A/B)

Share stories, songs, rhymes and toys while exploring the “six jewels” of early literacy. Adult participation required. Register now. Ages 3-5.

Tiny Tales
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Oct 20, 10:30-11:30 am (Youth Dept)

Stories, music, rhymes and movement fun. Group play concludes the program. Register now. Ages 2-3.

Thursdays, Sept 16-Oct 21, 10:30-11:30 am (Youth Dept)
Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with baby while enjoying stories, songs, rhyme and play. Adult participation required. Register now. Ages 6-18 mo.

Mother Daughter Book Club
Thursdays, beginning Sept 23, 6:00-7:15 pm (Room A/B)
Bring your dinner and enjoy fun activities and lively discussion. Adult participation required. Register now. Ages 10-12.

Bright Start Playgroup
Fridays, Sept 24-Oct 29, 10:00-11:30 am (Youth Dept)
Bond with your baby through books, music and creative play. Drop-in. Infant to age 2.

Reading with Rover
Saturday, Oct 2, 11am - 11:30am (Youth Dept)

Share a story with a trained therapy dog. Registration begins 9/18. Ages 5 up.

Kitty Capers
Saturday, Oct. 9, 10:30-11:15 pm (Room A/B)
Join us for a story, craft, and lots of fun kitty activities. Registration begins 9/25. Ages 4-6.

Teen Scene
click here to see all Teen Events

To register for Teen events, visit the Information Desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 227.

Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Sept 7, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in. Ages 11-18.

Writers' Workshop
Thursday, Sept 9 & 23, 6-8pm (Brighton Room)

Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. 6-12th Grade. Drop-ins welcome.

Teen Movie
Friday, Sept 17, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a viewing of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, rated PG-13. Snacks and beverages provided. Register now. Ages 11-18.

Teen Craft
Tuesday, Sept 21, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Feeling crafty? Drop by to make something really nifty! Registration begins 9/7.

Computer Classes
click here for more information and listings for all Computer Classes
All computer classes are held in Room A/B. To register, call 810-229-6571, ext 227. Registrations will not be accepted before 10am on the date listed.

Drop-in Computer Lab
Every Thursday, 3-5pm (Conference Room)

Learn general computer skills at your own pace or come in with your specific computer
problems. No registration required!

Basic Computing: Intro to Windows 7
Monday, Sept 20, 3-5pm

Registration begins 9/7.

Downloading and Working with Digital Photos
Tuesday, Sept 21, 3-5pm

Personal laptops welcome, bring your camera and cables. Registration begins 9/7.

Intro to the Internet
Thursday, Sept 23, 1-3pm

Registration begins 9/9.

The Friends of the BrightonDistrict Library Fall Book Sale
begins Sept 29th!

Wish List supports
Brighton District Library
It is a well-known dynamic of library service: during tough economic times, use of public libraries soars.  That has certainly been true at the Brighton District Library, where since just 2008 we have seen a 10% increase in the number of people walking through our doors each month, to take advantage of our collections, technology, and programs.  This increase is too often accompanied by a reduction in public funding.  And here too, unfortunately, BDL has followed the dynamic.  At this moment, we anticipate a shortfall in our revenues for the coming year of about $105,000.
One of the initiatives we are taking to mitigate the impact of this cut in our budget is to inaugurate a Library Wish List.  This list includes many opportunities for giving or sponsorship to help maintain our facilities and services.  Some items can simply be brought and donated directly to the library.  For others, we ask that you contact the Library first to determine how best to direct your support.  Click here to go to the list.
The generosity of our users has helped the Library to flourish in so many ways, from the beauty of Millie’s Garden, to our instructional computers.  I hope you will take a few moments to see if one of our wishes is one you can fulfill.  Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Nancy B. Johnson
810-229-6571, ext 203

Towel creations Aug 2010

Thank You, Donors!

♦ In memory of Edward Scott Claflin, Ph.D. from Gretchen Claflin

Book Honors
In memory of Bailey
Dogs by Emily Gravett, Nico and Lola by Meggan Hill, For Every Dog an Angel by Christine Davis, Old Dog and the Christmas Wish by Christine Davis
from Anna & Claude Vidal

In memory of Diane Allen, John McHugh, Edward Hewell & Helen Gistinger,
Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Era
from the Milltown Questers

Brighton Room
Lois Brandt
Edward Licht

Donors & In-kind Gifts
Jimmy John’s
♦ Law Offices of Burgain G. Hayes
♦ Dinna L. McGrath-Zanlungo, T.J. Maxx

Donations of $100 or more

Tools for School – World Book Online
The Library’s newest electronic subscription puts the resources of World Book on your computer.  More than just a comprehensive encyclopedia, World Book Online includes a vast collection of primary source documents, thousands of complete e-books, a timeline and citation builder, and current magazine selections, too.  You can access this outstanding resource here.

Welcome Sarah Perry, our newest Librarian in Adult Services! Sarah will be concentrating on our Facebook page, and other communications projects, as well as contributing to our collections and reference desk service.