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Library Events for November

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, Nov 6, 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.

Adult Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Nov 6 & 20, 6:30-8pm
(Brighton Room)

Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author. Drop-in.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, Nov 13, 11am-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for our newest adult book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection. Copies of this month's selection can be ordered through our shared catalog system. You will be notified as soon as it's available to pick up. November's title is
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

Business Coaching with SCORE
Wednesday, Nov 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 John Berkaw. Register now.

LegUp! at Cleary University
Wednesday, Nov 14, 6:30-8:30pm
(Johnson Center at Cleary University, Howell)

These monthly meetings offer a casual "kitchen table" communication approach among entrepreneurs. Each session will offer opportunities for networking, announcements, and learning. Current and future entrepreneurs are invited to attend. This event takes place every second Wednesday of the month. LEGUP! is presented by the local Chambers of Commerce in Livingston County, as well as Cleary University, Livingston County SBTDC, SCORE, Howell Carnegie District Library and the Brighton District Library.

Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Nov 19, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

Join us as we discuss this month's book selection,
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Copies of this month's title can be ordered through our shared catalog system. You will be notified as soon as it's available to pick up.

Adult Craft
Monday, Nov 26, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)

Join us to make some festive felt drink coasters. Registration begins Nov 12, and is limited to 12 participants.
Tax Strategies
Wednesday, Nov 28, 5:30-6:30pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a monthly financial planning series provided by the Hantz Group. November's session will focus on tax strategies. More details are here. Registration begins Nov 14.

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.

Photos After Dark
Friday, Nov 2, 6-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Photographer Jen Prouty is back to talk about the cool pictures you can take with darker lighting. Bring your camera, and dress warmly, because we'll be heading outside for a portion of this workshop. A digital photo contest will follow, so get your creative juices flowing! Register now.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Oct 30, Nov 13 & 27, 6-8pm
(Room varies)

Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

Teen Movie-MIB3
Friday, Nov 16, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie after-hours at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. This month's movie is Men in Black 3 (PG-13). Registration begins Nov 2.
Teen Gaming
Saturday, Nov 17, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for the newest and coolest games around! Snacks and drinks provided. Drop-in.
Teen Craft-Magic Oracle
Tuesday, Nov 20, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Predict the future with this fun take on a Magic 8 Ball. The outlook is good that you'll have a great time with this mysterious craft! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Nov 6.

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.

Great Costume Parade
Wednesday, Oct 31, 10:30am-Noon
(Room A/B)

Grab your little ghost or goblin and stop by for stories, songs, and crafts. For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free ticket available 30 minutes prior to program. Space is limited to 75 participants.

Ready-Set- Action, Book Talk!
Sundays, Nov 4 & Dec 2, 2-3:30pm &

Saturday, Dec 1 10:30-Noon
(Conference Room)
Choose a date and create an online video to share on the BDL Kids website. Creative and imaginative techniques will accent your book talk. Develop individual or group book talks with friends. Ages 7-11. Register now.

All Join In
Fridays, Nov 2, 9 & 30, 10:15-11:30am
No Class Nov 23 (Room A/B)

Share stories, songs, and rhymes. Play time concludes the program. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 75 participants.

Monday, Nov 12, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Gotta catch 'em all! Enjoy playing Pokemon while making new friends. Please bring your own cards. Ages 7 and up. Prior experience or completion of online tutorial at required. Registration begins Oct 29.

Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Nov 13, 20 & 27, 10:15-10:45am (Room A/B)
Be ready to jump, giggle, and jive with your child while developing their pre-reading skills. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants.

Young Explorers Book Club
Wednesday, Nov 14, 6-7:30pm (Youth Dept)
Join us as we explore the Library's treasures. Read, play games, and create projects. We provide your dinner, you provide your drink. Adult participation required. Ages 7-9. Register now.

Play Time With Great Start Livingston
Friday, Nov 16, 10:15-11am (Room A/B)
This exciting playgroup offers opportunities for parent discussions, child interactions, and information for raising healthy, happy children. For more information, please call Laura Coatsworth at 734-347-1798 or Sarah Smith at 810-523-8770. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the event.

Gratitude Attitude
Saturday, Nov 17, 10:30-11:45am (Room A/B)

Share the spirit of Thanksgiving with stories, games, and a special craft to take home. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration begins Nov 3.

Xtreme Reads Boys Book Club
Monday, Nov 19, 6-7pm (Room A/B)

Join us for an extreme adventure through great books, discussions, games, and monthly drawings! We provide the pizza dinner, you provide your own drink. Join the fun! Ages 9-12. Adult participation required. Register now.

Storybook Kitchen Kids
Saturdays, Nov 24, Dec 15, 11-Noon (Room A/B)
Let’s get together and cook! Based on a picture book or poem, children will create a food to share each month. Kids will illustrate their own cookbooks to keep. Ages 6-8. Registration begins Oct 6.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec 8, 11am-3pm

Visit with Santa and his reindeer. Sing carols and ring bells with Echoes of Praise Bell Choir. Refreshments, seasonal stories, and crafts will be offered throughout the day. This is a wonderful family event not to be missed!
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library.

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!

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
Mondays, Nov 12 & 26, 2-4pm (
Room A/B)
Learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation in this two part class. Basic computer experience required. Registration begins Oct 29.

eBook Lab
Wednesday, Nov 14, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.

Microsoft Excel 2007
Mondays, Dec 3 & 10, 1-3pm (Room A/B)

Learn how to create spreadsheets and charts in
this two part class. Basic computer experience required. Registration begins Nov 19.

The Library will close at 6pm Wednesday, Nov 21
for Thanksgiving. We will re-open Friday, Nov 23.

Black and Blue

The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game
Sunday, Nov 18,
2-4pm (Room A/B)

When Georgia Tech came to Michigan in 1934, the Wolverines benched their best player, Willis Ward, because he was African-American. The incident infuriated Ward’s best friend on the team, Gerald Ford. This film tells the story of two schools, two friends, and a game that changed everything. A discussion with the filmmakers, Brian Kruger and Buddy Moorehouse, will follow the screening.

Thank you to all the volunteers and customers who made the Friends of the Brighton District Library Fall Book Sale such a great success!

Teen Pumpkin Party, Oct 2012

At Storytime

The Library Supports Student Success
This regular feature highlights outstanding resources the Library makes available for students.

Literature Resource Center
Covering literature from all over the world, this database includes author biographies and thousands of critical articles on individual works, as well as genres, time periods, and more general literary topics.

This and other online resources are available through links from the database page on the Library website. Click the Research button  at the top of the homepage. They require a BDL library card for access from home or school.

Teen Pumpkin Party

At Storytime -  Fall 2012

Registration for new participants begins Oct 29.
Registration for returning participants begins Oct 31.

Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, Nov 12-Dec 17,
10-11am (Room A/B)

Using the Every Child Ready to Read model, toddlers and their caregivers sing, read, write, talk, and play as they build their pre-reading skills. For children ages 24-36 months and their caregivers.
Baby Boogie
Mondays, Nov 12-Dec 17,
10:15-10:45am (Youth Dept.)

Stimulate your active toddler with books, music, and movement. This program is best suited to toddlers who enjoy rolling, creeping, stretching and moving. Play time concludes the program. For children 12 to 23 months and their caregivers.
Alphabet Soup
Tuesdays, Nov 13-Dec 18,
10:15-11am (Youth Dept.)

Your child will explore the alphabet with hands-on fun as we celebrate a different letter every week through stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. For children ages 4-5 and their caregivers.
Storybook Kids
Wednesdays, Nov 15-Dec 19,
10-11am (Youth Dept.)

Children ages 36-48 months and their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and fun hands-on activities designed to develop pre-reading and writing skills. Playtime concludes the program.
Bouncing Babies
Fridays, Nov 16-Dec 21, 10-10:45am (Youth Dept.)

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, rhymes, a story, and play time. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies ages 4-12 months and their caregivers.

Thank You, Donors!

Books and Memorials
Shelagh Davis

in honor of BDL Volunteers
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Mary Beth Myska, 

in memory of her son
Andrew Mark Myska

Dr. Pompo’s Nose by Saxton Freymann & Joast Elffers

Staff Members of the BDL Youth Services Department

in memory of Norbert Bempke
John Wayne – My Father 
by Aissa Wayne
♦ Hinka Family

Scott Spitler, Brighton Ford
♦ Woodridge Knoll Association

♦ Gifts of $100 or more
Art at the Library
In Partnership with the

September 18 - November 10
Marie Rust (Colored Pencil/Ink)
Jim Reinert (Clay)

November 11 - December 12
Linda Binek (Water media)
Elizabeth Johnson
                       (Folded Paper)
Opening Reception
Sunday, Nov 11
 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Public is Welcome!

Book Reviews, Events & Services.  See our weekly feature in the

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