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Library Events for August

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

Adult Services Events
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Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2-4pm (Brighton Room)

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

Tips for the Over-50 Jobseeker
Wednesday, Aug 11, 7-8:30 pm (Room A/B)

From Patty Sudbay, counselor/instructor at Livingston County Michigan Works!, learn what you can do to counter stereotypes and make age a strength. Register now at 810-229-6571 ext.227.

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

Karen Trzcinski gets you started on the fulfilling pastime of tracing your family tree. Register now at 810-229-6571 ext.227.

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

It's A Grand Day in the Garden
Thursday, Aug 5, 10:30-11:30am (Millie's Garden)

Share a special morning in the garden with your grandparents. Enjoy stories, snacks, and nature activities. Program cancelled if it rains. Register now. Ages 4-8.

Shark Frenzy
Saturday, Aug 7, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Try your luck at the shark feeding frenzy. Make a shark hat and learn about these masters of the ocean. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes before event. Limited to 25 participants. Ages 7-8.

Hang Ten Saturdays for Preteens
Saturday, Aug 7, 1:30-4:00pm (Room A/B)

Fun events, contests, fashion shows, hula hooping, and crafts. Ages 9-12.

For Parents
Help Me, Help My Child
Monday, Aug 9, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Leave power struggles behind and turn conflict into cooperation. Presented by Dr. Mark Bowers, Licensed Pediatric Psychologist at Ann Arbor Child Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Register now.

Dr. Stuart Brown
Wednesday, Sept 1, 6:30pm (Brighton Center for Performing Arts)

Learn how play shapes the brain, opens the imagination, and invigorates the soul.  More info at

Teen Scene
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Teen Gaming
Thursday, Aug 12, 6-8 pm (Room A/B)

Great games for PS3 and Wii! Snacks and beverages provided. 6th-12th grade only.

Teen Movie
Friday, Aug 20, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a viewing of The Last Song, starring Miley Cyrus. Rated PG, this movie is open to teens ages 11-18. No registration is necessary and popcorn and beverages will be provided!

Teen Advisory Board
Thursday, Aug 26, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Are you interested in planning fabulous teen programs and choosing books, DVDs & music for the library collection? Apply at or call 810-229-6571 ext.213.

Computer Classes
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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.

Introduction to Email
Thursday, August 5, 1-3pm

Sign up for a free email account and learn how to use it. Registration begins 7/22.

Microsoft Word 2007
Mondays, August 9 & 23, 10am-Noon (Two Part Class)

Registration begins 7/26.

Securing your Computer
Wednesday, August 11, 3-5pm

Learn how to protect your computer from hackers, viruses, identity theft and other risks. Registration begins 7/28.

Microsoft Excel 2007
Wednesdays, August 11 & 25, 10am-Noon (Two Part Class)

Registration begins 7/28.

Windows 7
Thursday, Aug 19, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn what's new and how to get the most from Windows 7.

Social Networking for Beginners
Thursday, Aug 26, 1-3pm

Social networking sites are an easy and free way to stay in touch with friends and family. We will look at several popular social networking sites and discuss ways to stay safe online. Registration begins 8/12.

Movie Maker
Tuesday, Aug 31, 6:30- 8:30pm

Learn how to make your own home movies with Windows 7.

The Library's Board of Trustees welcomes your help as they work to balance the upcoming 2010-2011 fiscal year budget despite an estimated revenue shortfall of $105,000, due to the drop in local property values.
Look for the Budget Idea Box in the Library or send your suggestions to

Our Relax in the Stacks After Hours event brought the community into the Library in a special way. More photos here.

Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitors are now available from the Library.
You can cut down on electricity costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect these appliances to the Kill A Watt, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring Voltage, Line Frequency, and Power Factor.  Kill-A-Watts are available at the Checkout Desk. Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for their generous donation!

Thank You, Donors!

Book Honors
In honor of author Shutta Crum, Thomas & the Dragon Queen, from Nancy B. Johnson

Donors & In-kind Gifts

♦ Eric Becher
Brighton Animal Hospital
♦ Best Buy
Camp Bow Wow Brighton
Jimmy John’s
Keehn Funeral Home
Lynn’s Cafe
Michael Page, D.D.S.
♦ Rainbow Auto Wash
Sanctuary at Woodland
The Next Step
Toarmina’s Pizza

Donations of $100 or more

Relax in the Stacks

The Library is a drop off location for LESA's Backpacks for Kids Project, providing school supplies for students with financial difficulties.  More details here.