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Brighton District Library October 2010 eNewsletter
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The Library will be closed Dec. 24, 25 & 31 and Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Years Holidays.

Library Events for December

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

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec 11, 11am-3pm
Join us for a day of holiday family fun. Enjoy winter stories, holiday crafts, Echoes of Praise Bell Choir, and delicious refreshments. Visit with Santa, and see his newest baby reindeer. At 2:30pm Pippin Puppets presents: "Munchkin Holiday." Sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library.

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.

Affluenza--Movie Showing
Thursday, Dec 2, 7-9pm (Room A/B)
Has consumerism dampened your holiday enthusiasm? You aren't alone. This documentary film explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and overconsumption.
The Original Dickens Carolers
Saturday, Dec 4, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)
Join members of the Original Dickens Carolers as they discuss the history of and perform Christmas carols both old and new while dressed in period costume. There will also be an opportunity to sing along with your favorite carols and enjoy some Christmas Wassail and other refreshments.

Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2-4pm (Brighton Room)

Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, for some one-on-one help in your family history search.

A Festive Look for Your Holiday Table
Thursday, Dec 9, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Lend a homemade yet elegant touch to your holiday feast. Try your hand at napkin-folding, learn to make holiday place cards and a table runner. Bring a cloth napkin of your own, so you can see what works well for you. All other materials provided. Register now.

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

Teen Writer's Workshop
Thursdays, Dec 2, 9, 16 & Jan 6, 6-8pm (Brighton Room)

Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist, to hone your writing skills in a fun and supportive group setting. Drop-ins Welcome! Ages 11-18.

Eclipse Movie Release Party
Sunday, Dec 5, 1:30pm-4pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a viewing of the newest chapter in the Twilight Saga! Cheer on Team Edward or Team Jacob over a pizza lunch and test your knowledge with a trivia contest! Register now.

Youth Services Events
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To register for Youth events, visit the Youth desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 223.

Xtreme Reads For Boys
Fridays, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, 6-7pm (Youth Dept)
Join us for an extreme adventure through great books! Bring your dinner and join the discussion. Adult participation required. Register now. Ages 9-12.

Let’s Get Creative with LEGO
Saturday, Dec 4, 10:30-Noon (Youth Activity Room)
Get creative and have fun with our LEGO building blocks. Each week design your creation around one of our four themes; space travel, things that go, aliens, and buildings and communities. Adult participation required. Ages 5-10.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 11, 11am-3pm

See the top of this column!

Stories to Warm Your Heart
Wednesday, January 5, 10:30-11:15am (A/B Room)

Snuggle in for stories and crafts with your preschool child. Registration begins Dec. 30. Ages 3-4.

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!

Scanning and Burning
Thursday, Dec 2, 1-3pm
Learn how to scan images and documents, and burn your files to a CD. Register now.

Securing your Computer
Tuesday, Dec 14, 3-5pm.

Keep your computer as safe as possible from hackers and viruses. Are you worried that using the Internet will make you susceptible to identity theft or put your family at risk? Attend this class to find out how to protect your computer! Register now.

The Original Dickens Carolers, Saturday, Dec 4, 2-3:30pm
The Library is changing its hours of operation.
Effective Jan 8, 2011, the Library's Saturday hours will change from 10am-5pm to 1pm-5pm.  The Library will also be closed every Sunday during the school summer vacation.
As property tax revenue, our largest source of funding, continues to decrease, the Library has had to accommodate a 6% reduction in our 2011 budget. This reduction in our hours is one of the steps we have taken to manage this.

Brighton District Library will miss a dear friend and colleague. Youth Librarian Sandy Schneidewind passed away in November after a sudden illness. Sandy was employed with the Brighton District Library for 8 years.  Her kindness, dedication, and friendship will be missed by the entire staff and the community she  served.
A memorial fund has been established in her name at the Library.

Read to the Beat - Nov. 2010
The Library would like to send a special thank you to Anne King-Hudson and
Lee Gough for their years of service as members of the Board of Trustees.

Teen Craft - Beading -  Nov. 2010

Thank You, Donors!


♦ In memory of Charles J. Elder, by BDL Staff Members

♦ In memory of William A. McKee, by Gladys Hubbard
Book Honors
In memory of Daisey Mae,
Ducks by Carlienne Frisch, from Tina Fleischman

Wish List Donors
Thanks to Patricia Petrie for reading glasses

Click here to see our complete Wish List

♦ Big Boy

♦ BoomTown Kitchen & Tap

Carole Bullion,
CAE Enterprises

Patricia Dillaman,
Sovran & Dillaman, LLC

♦ Fluke Hearing Instruments

♦ Hincka Family

Jimmy John’s

♦ Jack and Ellen Nowicki

♦ Stone Fire Bistro
♦ Donations of $100.00 or more

Infant Massage - Nov. 2010
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