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The Library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year Holiday.

Library Events for January

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.

Tea for You!
Tuesday, Jan 11, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Sample specialty teas, as you listen to local expert Lisa McDonald of TeaHaus share her knowledge and stories from the various tea-growing regions of the world. Register now.
Adult Writers' Workshop
Thursday, Jan 13, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Attend one or more of these popular workshops and learn about writing and publishing from Mike Ball--a great teacher, author, and someone who's "been there." Bring a sample to get feedback on your writing!
Brighton Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, Jan 17, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Led by Library staff, the group welcomes everyone to drop in. Extra copies of discussion titles are available at the Library. This month’s selection is Ursula Hegi's Stones From the River.
Strategic Marketing & Sales: A Guide for Small Business
Monday, Jan 24, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Learn best practices for promoting your business from Steve Feinman, district director of Michigan SCORE, the small business mentoring organization. Register now.
Great Lakes Shipwrecks: Exploring Underwater Treasures
Thursday, Feb 3, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
To mark the kick-off Livingston Reads for 2011, this presentation by Dossin Great Lakes Museum staff, offers great photographs and underwater video that examine the world of those ships committed to the Great Lakes deeps.
Speed Dating @ the Library
Tuesday, Feb 8, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Men and women age 21-45 are invited to the library's first speed dating event. Have 5 minutes to chat before moving on to the next table.  Registration begins 1/3.

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

YA.PA.MA. Book Club
Wednesday, Jan 5, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)
Come by yourself or with a favorite adult! Bring your dinner, and we'll provide the dessert! This session's book is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. Register now. Ages 13 & up.

Teen Writer's Workshop
Thursdays, Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, 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.

Teen Gaming
Wednesday, Jan 12, 6-8pm, (Room A/B)

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

Teen Movie - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)
Monday, Jan 17, Noon-2pm (Room A/B)
Complete with pizza, you’re sure to have a great afternoon! Registration begins 1/2.

Teen Craft-Scrapbooks
Tuesday, Jan 18, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm (Conference Room)
Beat the winter blues with a fun trip down memory lane! You bring the pictures you'd like to use, we supply all other materials. Ages 11-18.

Anime-zing Evening
Wednesday, Feb 9, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)
Watch some anime on the library’s big screen, talk manga, and enjoy some Asian snacks! Cosplay contest for those who come dressed like their favorite characters! Register now. Ages 11-18.

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.

Stories to Warm Your Heart
Wednesday, Jan 5, 10:30-11:15am (Room A/B)
Snuggle in with your pre-school child for stories, activities and a craft. Ages 3-4 and parent or caregiver. Register now.
Science Surprise
Monday, Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21, 1-1:45pm (Youth Activity Room)
Simple science through fun experiments with everyday household items. Ages 5-6. Four week program. Register now.
Let it Snow!
Monday, Jan 17, 10:15-11:15am (Room A/B)
Warm up to good stories, winter crafts, games and more. Ages 3-5. Adult participation required. Registration begins 1/3.
Preschool Open House
Saturday, Jan 29, 1-3pm (Room A/B)
Looking for a preschool program for your 3 or 4 year old? Stop in and meet local preschool representatives. Learn about resources available in Livingston County for all of your preschool needs.
NeverEnding Card
Monday, Jan 31, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Create a multi folding card for photos and thoughts. Supplies provided. Ages 9-11. Registration begins 1/10.
Family Movie Day
Saturday, Feb 5, 1-2:30pm (Room A/B)
Get cozy and enjoy a movie, craft and story. Blankets and pillows welcome. Ages 3-7. Registration begins 1/22.
Foods we Love to Love
Wednesday, Feb 16, 7-7:45pm (Room A/B)
Join us and learn how to make yummy snacks and fun fast foods. Ages 8-10. Registration begins 2/2.

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!

Introduction to Windows 7
Monday, Jan 10, 10:30-noon
Register now.

Intro to the Internet
Thursday, Jan 20, 1-3pm
Registration begins 1/6.

Introduction to Gmail
Wednesday, Jan 26, 10:30-12:30pm
Sign up for a free email account and learn how to use it. Basic computer experience required. Registration begins 1/12.

Facebook for Beginners
Tuesday, Feb 8, 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 sites and discuss ways to stay safe online. Registration begins 1/25.

Microsoft Word 2007
Thursdays, Feb 3 & 10, 12:30-2:30pm (Two Part Class)
Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops. Registration begins 1/20

Microsoft Excel 2007
Thursdays, Feb 10 & 24, 10am-noon (Two Part Class)
Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops. Registration begins 1/27.

Your Library Depends on You.
You rely on our collections of books, music, movies and free programs and technology. Can we rely on you to lend your support?
Your holiday gift is a gift to yourself and to the entire community.

As of December 21st the Library has received over $4000 in contributions to our annual appeal. With your help, we hope to make this our most successful year yet!
Thank You!

Holiday Open House
December 2010

Saturday Hours
change Jan. 8

from 10am-5pm to 1pm-5pm. Further details here.

Rep. Bill Rogers was on hand to swear in the Brighton District Library Trustees elected to the Board in 2010. From left, Kris Tobbe, Jane Petrie, Sally McKee, Rep. Rogers, Peggy McDonald, and Patrick McDonald. A special welcome to the McDonalds, who begin their first terms as Trustees.

Gingerbread Houses - Dec 2010
Thank You, Donors!


♦ In honor of Leo Ponsar,
by Dr. & Mrs. Richard Doney

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

Wish List Donors

Nelson and Janis Eddy
for magazine subscription costs

Click here to see our complete Wish List
Carole Bullion, CAE Enterprises
Jarvis Development
Nelson and Janis Eddy

♦ Donations of $100.00 or more

Creating for the Holidays at The Festive Table - Dec 2010
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