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Library Events May-June 16

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

Teen Scene
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Make Waves
Teen Summer Reading Program
June 14-Aug 1.
Details TBA!

Teen Writer’s Workshop
Thursdays, June 3 & 17, 6-8pm (Brighton Room)

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

Teen Gaming
Thursday, June 10, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for the newest and coolest games around.  Play PS3, Guitar Hero and Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the big screen while hanging out with friends.  Snacks and beverages provided.  Ages 11-18.

Adult Services Events
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Growing up Asian Pacific the
Tuesday, May 11, 7-8 pm (Room A/B)

Be entertained and informed as Frances Kai-Hwa Wang tells of her adventures living in the
Midwest as a second-generation Asian-American. An editor and mother, Ms. Wang writes for several local publications. Refreshments will be served.

Water Reflections
Adult Summer Reading Program
June 14-Aug 1.
  More details TBA!

Residential Care Facilities: How To Protect Your Loved Ones
Wednesday, June 16, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

From members of
Michigan's Senior Brigade, you will learn how to choose a nursing home, how to recognize and report abuse or neglect, and how to help keep your loved ones safe. Q&A follows the presentation.

Youth Services Events
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Register for
programs at the Youth Services Desk or phone 810-229-6571, ext 223. All events are free.

The Book That Eats People
Saturday, May 8, 11-11:45pm (Room A/B)

In Celebration of Children’s Book Week, meet Michigan author John Perry as he shares his one of a kind picture book. Book sales and signing follows the program. Registration begins 4/24. Ages 6 up.

Kite Building Workshop
Saturday, May 15, 10-11am (Room A/B)

Build and decorate your own personal kite. Kites will be provided to all participants. Registration begins 5/1. Ages 6 up.

Mother Goose Cafe
Fridays, June 4 – Aug 27, 10:30-Noon (Room A/B)

Share stories, rhymes, songs and bubbles. Group play and refreshments conclude the program. Free ticket required and will be made available 30 minutes prior to the event. Limited to 75 participants. Adult participation required.  All Ages.

Make a Splash, Read!
2010 Summer Reading Program
June 14 - Aug 1

Jump in, make a splash and read!  Explore the library and books of all sizes. Meet new friends and win great prizes! Receive a free book just for reading each week. Remember, we have more than just great books. The fun starts June 14 for readers and listeners ages 2-12.

Zeemo the Yo-Yo Man
Wednesday, June 16,
2-2:45pm (Room A/B)

Yo-Master Zeemo’s tricks will stun and amaze you. Free ticket required and will be made available 30 minutes prior to the event, limited to 75 participants. Ages 6 up.

Computer Classes
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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!

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
Mondays, May 24 & June 7 (Two Part Class), 7-8:45pm

Basic computer experience required. Registration begins 5/10.

Scanning and Burning
Wednesday, June 9, 3-5pm

Learn how to scan images and documents, and burn your files to a CD. Registration begins 5/26.

An invitation to Millie’s Garden

Millie’s Garden is just the right spot for active family fun – or for quiet contemplation. Located on the southern edge of the Library property, and bordered on the west by the Charles and Albert Parker Families Nature Preserve, this lovely site is home to the Reading House. Enter via the Youth Dept. door or “hike in” from the parking lot.

Named for Mildred Lintner, who helped to bring this special space to life, the Garden is the perfect picnic spot. Bring a cup of coffee, and find a seat or spread a blanket on the lawn to enjoy a good book.
We invite you to visit this Library treasure soon.

If you are interested in becoming a garden volunteer or in being a garden sponsor, please contact Diana Dart, at 810-229-6571, ext. 211 or

The Friends' Spring Book Sale in full swing!

The Brighton District Library welcomes our new Teen Librarian, Anne Cnockaert. She arrives May 3. We look forward to Anne bringing her outstanding experience and enthusiasm to the Library's Teen collections and programs!

Making Dessert Sushi

At the April 2010 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.  Thanks to all our terrific Volunteers!

Thank You, Donors!

In memory of Edward Scott Claflin, Ph.D.
by Bob & Sandy Davies, Elizabeth Greene, Michael & Linda Gudenau, Dr. Virginia Eike & Staff of the Dental Offices of Dr. Thomas Claflin, Dr. Elizabeth Claflin Wyderko, and Dr. Virginia Eike

Eric A. Becher
Midwest Dressage Association
Charles Rhodes
VG’s Food Center
Maria Ponti, Brighton Kumon Center

Donations of $100 or more