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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.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2-4pm (Brighton Room)
Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, for some one-on-one help in your family history search. This event takes place the first Tuesday of each month.

What Do I Read Next?
Wednesday, Aug 8, 1:30-3:30pm (Online)

Looking for a good book? Join us for our semi-annual Facebook Reader's Advisory event! Simply join us on our Facebook page, post the titles of the last three books you enjoyed, and we’ll suggest your next favorite. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Gift Card!

Rick Ferrell Knuckleball Catcher
Monday, Aug 13, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

Rick Ferrell's daughter, Kerrie, will be here to give a lively slide-show presentation on her father's long career in major league baseball. Experience the major league catching exploits of Detroit’s own Baseball Hall of Famer and 8-time All-Star. Hear tales of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and pitcher/brother Wes Ferrell. Fun for baseball fans of all ages! Register now.

Business Coaching with SCORE
Tuesday, Aug 14,  5-8pm (one hour block)
Do you  have a business idea and want to know whether it's viable? Looking for funding? New and prospective entrepreneurs can meet one-on-one for up to an hour with SCORE business coach Rick Scofield. Register now.

A Night at the Movies
Wednesday, Aug 15, 6-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Adults, get out of the summer heat and join us for a fun evening flick. See our website for info about the film. Popcorn and beverages will be served. Drop-In

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, Aug 20, 6:30-8:30pm
(Brighton Room)

Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives in the Brighton Room for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Drop-in.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, Aug 21, 11am-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for a summer brunch book discussion. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection,
Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Copies of the book may be reserved by contacting the Information Desk. Register now.

Adult Craft
Monday, Aug 27, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

We’ll be making some cool coffee table decorations from ordinary scrap-book paper. Registration begins Aug 13. Limit of 12 participants.

Teen Scene
click here for more information and to see all Teen Events To register for Teen events, visit the Information Desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 227. Events are for ages 11-18.

Teen SRP Final Party
Friday, August 3, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Celebrate the end of another great Teen Summer Reading Program. We'll have food, gaming, caricatures, crafts, and more! Don't forget to bring your invitation as your ticket to the event. Register after completing half of your SRP log.

Teen Writers' Workshop Poetry Slam
Tuesday, Aug 14, 6-8pm (Off-site)

Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. This week's session will be run as a poetry slam and will be held at The Peaberry Bean & Beats in Whitmore Lake. So come out and share your poetry or cheer on other members of the group. Can't wait to see you there!

Teen Gaming
Monday, Aug 20, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.

Teen Craft-Glow Jars
Tuesday, Aug 21, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Bottle some "stars" and display them anywhere you'd like with this easy craft! No experience is required and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Aug 7.

The Hunger Games Party
Saturday, Aug 25, 1:30-4:30pm (Room A/B)

A trivia contest and other activities will precede the movie! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration begins Aug 11.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesday, Aug 28, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

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.

Summer Reading Program Final Day
Friday, Aug 3, 10am-5pm (Youth Dept)

Summer Reading ends today. This is the last day to pick up your prizes. Thanks for a great summer!

A Visit with Spot the Dog
Friday, August 3, 10:15-11:45am (Room A/B)
Share stories, song, and rhymes. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Spot. For children of all ages with their caregiver. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from the Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event.

Summer Reading Partypalooza
Wednesday, Aug 8, 10:30-11:30am
(Room A/B)

Celebrate the sweet success of your summer reading. Enjoy ice cream, face painting, games, and the toe-tapping music of Copper Tom. All ages. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event.

All Join In
Friday, Aug 10, 10:15-11:45am (Room A/B)
Share stories, songs, and rhymes. Play time concludes the program. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from the Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event.

Connect With Nature
Fridays, Aug 10 & 17, 2-3pm (Millie's Garden)
Join Miss Andrea for nature fun as she completes her Girl Scout Gold Award. Children in grades 4-6 will enjoy a different activity at each session. 8/10 make a water bottle bird feeder. 8/17 learn recipes from the garden.

Picnic Pals
Tuesday, Aug 14, 11am-Noon
(Millie's Garden)

Share a special morning in Millie's Garden with your grandchild. Enjoy garden crafts and stories while exploring the Garden. Bring your picnic lunch and a blanket. Ages 3-8. Registration begins July 31. Program cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Nighttime is the Right Time
Wednesday, Aug 15, 10:15-11:15am
(Room A/B)

Who flies at night? Explore the mysterious world of bats! Get the facts with stories, games, and crafts. All ages. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from the Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event.
Professor Steve Zieman's
Magic and Fun Show!

Friday, Aug 17, 10:30-11:15am (Room A/B)
Ages 6 and up. Drop in. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from the Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event. Generously sponsored by Brennan Investment Services.

Computer Classes
click here for more information and listings for all Computer Classes. To register, call 810-229-6571, ext 227.

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

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

eBook Lab
Wednesdays, Aug 8 & 22, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Looking for some ebook assistance? Every other week during the summer months, we'll be hosting an ebook lab where you can get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.
The Library will be
CLOSED for Labor Day

Sunday & Monday,
Sept 2 & 3

Fairy Tea

Garden Concert Series
Millie’s Garden at the Library is the location for this concert series. No registration needed. Feel free to bring stadium chairs or blankets for seating.
Samantha Parks
Wednesday, Aug 8, 7-8pm
Samantha Parks is an up-and-coming local musician with country and pop music
influences. You can check out some of her great songs on her website.

Chuck Newsome Trio

The Library is a Drop-Off Site for the
LESA Backpacks for Kids Project

The Magic of Tom Plunkard
More photos at the Press & Argus

Art at the Library
In Partnership with the

August 1 - Sept 17
Denise Willing-Booher (Watercolor)
Madeline Navarro (Jewelry)
Artists' Reception
Saturday, August 4
(Room A/B)
Public is Welcome!

Red Cross Blood Drive
comes to the Library Friday, Aug 24, 10:15am-4pm, in Room A/B. Drop-in or make an appointment at 517-318-7210, or register online at and use the sponsor keyword: BrightonLibrary.

Thanks to the
2012 Teen Advisory Board!

Motawi Tile Program

Thank You, Donors!

Books and Memorials
 ♦ Nancy B. Johnson,
in honor of Mary Johnson
for her years of service to the Brighton District Library
The Book Club,
in memory of Bette Swift,
The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips; The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People by Neil Hagarty; The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People who have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias and Memory Loss, by Mace and Rabins; Lonely Planet USA’s Best Trips by Benson and Balfour; Irish Traditional Cooking: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland’s Heritage by Darina Allen
 Ann Bjork
Diana Grant
♦ Ellen & Jack Nowicki
♦ Mary and Sanjay Khunger
♦♦♦ Riemenschneider Design Associates
Wish List
 Shelagh and Dick Davis
Jan and Nelson Eddy
Summer Reading Program Sponsors

♦♦♦ Friends of the Brighton District Library
♦ Brennan Investment Services
♦♦♦ Chili’s
♦ Dental Offices of Dr. Thomas Claflin, Dr. Virginia Eike, &
Dr. Elizabeth Claflin Wyderko
Grand Traverse Pie Company
♦ Homewood Suites
♦ Jack’s Custard
♦♦♦ Just Baked
♦♦♦ Mikey’s Burgers & Fries
♦♦♦ Red Robin
♦♦ Rollerama of Brighton

♦♦♦ Gifts of $1000 or more
♦♦ Gifts of $500 - $999
♦ Gifts of $100 - $499

At Joel Tacey's Pajama Jam

Crafts Galore

Available now through Sept 3,
for its final year,  MAP is an online reservation program that allows you  to use your library card to print tickets for free or discount admission to cultural attractions throughout Southeast Michigan.
Click for details.

Park & Read
Check out a free one-day pass for any Michigan State Park or Recreation Area from the Library. Now also good for admission to the museums and sites in the Michigan Historical Museum system! Book Reviews, Events & Services.  See our weekly feature in the

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