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Library Events for February

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

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 Gaming
Tuesday, Feb 7, 3-5pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Feb 14 & 28, 6-8pm
(Conference Room)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

Teen Movie-Real Steel
Monday, Feb 20, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the library! Snacks and beverages will be provided.
This month's movie is Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, rated PG-13.
Registration begins Feb 6.

Teen Craft-Duct Tape Flowers
Tuesday, Feb 21, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Start thinking spring with festive, colorful flowers. Make one for yourself, or to give to a friend! No experience is necessary and the library provides all materials. Registration begins Feb 7.
Picture This
Saturday, Feb 25, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)

Meet local photographer Jen Prouty and get some creative tips on how to take great digital photos! Check out her website, and come with questions. Photo contest to follow workshop! Registration begins Feb 11.
Breaking Dawn-After Hours!
Friday, Mar 2, 5:30-8pm (Room A/B)

Test your Twilight knowledge with a trivia contest and enjoy a showing of Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (PG-13) Complete with a pizza dinner and snacks, you’re in for one fangtastic time!
Registration begins Feb 17.

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.

Fridays, Feb 3, 10 & 17, 11-Noon
(Youth Activity Room)
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 ages 4-12 months with a caregiver. Regist
er now.

Candy Bouquet
Monday, Feb 6, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)
Combine Hersey Kisses, lollipops, and bubble gum to create "heartfelt" flowers for Valentine’s Day. Ages 7-9. Register now.
Book Munch
Wednesday, Feb 8, 5:30-6:30pm (Room A/B)
Share a picture book and create your own storybook snack. It's a recipe for encouraging reading! For ages 4-6 with a caregiver.
Register now.
Family Science Reading Program
Saturday, Feb 11, 3-4pm (Room A/B)
Workshop Two--How you get sick: germs, parasites and allergies, oh my! We will look at some of the things that make us sick, and find out what our bodies do to protect themselves. For ages 6-11 with a caregiver. Register now.
Forever Blowing Bubbles
Wednesday, Feb 15, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Beat the winter blahs with the rainbow world of bubbles! Create a bubble wand and explore the wonders of water. For children ages 6-8. Registration begins Feb 1.

Graphic Novel Book Club
Monday, Feb 27, 6-7pm (Youth Activity Room)

Share some of our favorite graphic novels and enjoy discussions and games. We provide the pizza and you provide the drink! For ages 7-9. Adult participation required. Register now.

Parent Appreciation Day
Saturday, Mar 10, 1-4pm (Room A/B)
Celebrate Parenting Awareness Month with the Merry Music Maker. Free family concert, door prizes, parenting displays, storytelling and more. All ages. Drop-in.

Public Computer Improvements Underway
  The Library will be adding 10 new computer workstations, with new tables and chairs, to our public computer areas this winter and spring, as part of continuing work to realize our strategic goals of facilitating access to information, and supporting both information literacy and early childhood literacy. Already in place are new chairs in the adult
computing area, replacing chairs original with the building. Also in place are two AWE Early Literacy Stations in the Youth Department. These offer over 50 multimedia educational software titles for ages 2-10, with an interface designed to encourage exploration by readers and pre-readers alike.
    Funding for these projects is through a federal BTOP grant, capital funds, and gifts from individuals and the Friends of the Brighton District Library. Brighton-based Riemenschneider Design Associates is our invaluable consultant. Thanks are also due to Melanie Bell, Head of Automated Services at the Library for her work in heading this project!

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.

Oscars Nominees at the Library
Sundays, Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2-4:30pm
(Room A/B)

Join us for the second of our "Oscar Nominated" films series. Please call the Information Desk at 810-229-6571, ext 227 for film titles. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.
Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Feb 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.
Discreet Decluttering
Monday, Feb 13, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

Join us as Lee Snider, professional organizer and educator, provides us with practical tips and anecdotes on how to declutter our homes and lives. Drop-in.
Adult Writer's Workshop
Wednesday, Feb 15, 6-8pm (Conference Room)

Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author. Drop-in.
Savvy Social Security Planning
Saturday, Feb 18, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income. Seating is limited and reservations are mandatory. Register now by calling Susan Leist at 248-438-1010.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Feb 20, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, The Uses of Enchantment by Heidi Julavits. Additional copies may be available at the circulation desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system. Drop-in
Adult Craft
Tuesday, Feb 28, 6:30-8pm
(Youth Activity Room)

Join us for the third in our series of crafts with re-purposed paperback books.  For this session, we'll be making a decorative sculpture. Registration begins Feb 14.

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 Word
Mondays, Feb 6 & 13, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Two Part Class

Learn the basics of word processing with Word, including how to enter and modify text, set margins, and check spelling. The second class will cover how to insert clipart and pictures, format text, set tabs, apply borders and shading, and insert headers and footers. Register now.

Femily Science Reading - Jan 2012

The Sandy Schneidewind
Books for Babies Project

The Brighton District Library is working together with the Livingston Department of Public Health and the Pregnancy Help Clinic of Brighton to bring a new early literacy program to parents of newborns in Livingston County.

This collaborative venture, called the Sandy Schneidewind Books for Babies Project, focuses on the important role parents play in the development of their children. Participants will be presented with a kit, containing a board book for baby, reading tips, early literacy information and an invitation for a tour of the Library. “By reading to their babies, parents help them develop language skills which put those children on a path to success in reading and learning,” notes Carla Sharp, Head of Youth Services at the Brighton District Library. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this program to new parents.”

The kits will be presented to participants in the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Clinic for newborns, and the Nurses Welcome Newborns program. The Project also will be available to parents enrolled in the Pregnancy Help Clinic’s Earn While You Learn program, which provides mentoring in a series of parenting and life skills, including infant care, safety, bonding, nutrition and early literacy.

The Books for Babies Project was created in memory of Sandy Schneidewind, a dear friend and colleague. She was a children’s librarian at the Brighton District Library for many years. The program honors Sandy’s love of children and the importance of reading to a child from birth.

Funding for the Sandy Schneidewind Books for Babies Project is made possible by dollars from the Friends of the Brighton District Library, the Library’s Stroll Around Town fundraiser, VG’s Community Share program, Borek-Jennings Toys for Tots library
endowment program, and private donations. If you would like to learn more about, or contribute to this project, call Carla Sharp at 810- 229-6571 ext 209.

Gingerbread - Dec 2011

Save the Date
Friday March 23
Brighton District Library invites you to Oak Pointe Country Club, for

Booked for the Evening
Dinner, Entertainment, Silent and Live Auctions, $45.00 per person, $400.00 table of ten.
Black and white and read all over cocktail attire suggested.

Watch our website for more information.

Family Science Reading - Jan 2012
Thank You, Donors!

Memorials & Book Honors
Evelyn Montgomery,
in honor of Susan Jane Kelley Bentz
Anonymous donor,
in memory of Harriet King,
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Memorial Bricks

Joyce Powers,
in memory of Ronni Powers
♦ Gayle & Mark Zarwisa,
in memory of Elizabeth Altermatt,
in memory of Joseph Altermatt,
in memory of Alice Bailey,
in memory of Maxwell A. Bailey,
in honor of
Sandy & Dave Dibbell,
in memory of
John Dibbell & Marion Smith,
in memory of
Elaine & Gene Zawisa,

in memory of
Louise & John Zawisa


Anonymous Donor
Kenneth Teschendorf
♦ VG’s Food Center
Newcomers of Livingston County,
Craft Group
Heather Obeda

Annual Appeal
♦ Anonymous Donors (9)
Anonymous Donors (8)
Margaret and Bob Adams
Peggy Anthony
Deborah Anthony
Rebecca & John Anthony
♦ Shirley Barton
♦ Sally & Gerald Belian
Lisa & Andrew Boschma
Linda Brown
Lola & Frank Castle
♦ Crossroads Group, Sierra Club
Howard Dohring
Colleen & Joseph Donehue
♦ Dino Dopulos
Nita Firestone
Jessica & Brent Freeman
♦ Christine Frey
♦ Julie & John Harris
Jane Hagarty
♦ Elizabeth & Robert Herbst
Sheila Kaulfersch
Katherine Keydel
Karin Lundin Klein
Melanie Klenk
Terri Ladwig
♦ Claude Lanciano III
E. Craig & Marsha Lesley
Katherine Lester
♦ Gene Liskiewicz
Lee Ann Louis-Prescott,
Yoga Center for Healthy Living
Kathryn Lutz
Deborah & Michael Lynch
Judy & James Mackey
Patricia Marlow
Jane & Michael McManus
♦♦ Jennifer & Michael Morley,
in honor of Mrs. Beanne,
Mrs. Emmorey, & Mrs. Witte
♦ David Morley, Morley Foundation
Patricia McGraw
Jerry Olger
♦ Scott Pelky
George Piner
Abigail Pohlonski,
in memory of Pamela Olheiser
Joyce Powers,
in memory of Ronni Powers
♦ Leslie & Edward Rutkowski
♦ Stephen & Kathleen Stegmaier
John Stead & Donna Blair
Ruth Spangler,
in memory of John Spangler
Michele & Brad Stouffer
Claudia Tangalakis
Janet Thurston,
in memory of Isle Fuller
Courtney & Kristoffer Tobbe
Sandra & Kenneth Trosien
♦ Allene & Leroy Tunell
♦ David Tyrpak
Susan Urban
Matthew & Margaret Vergith
♦ Carol Wollborg
Linda & Roy Yaple
♦ Steve Yardley

Children’s Wishing Tree
 Cori & Jude Osterman,
in honor of Grandpa Joe,
Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson & Everything I Need to Know Before I’m Five by Valorie Fisher

Wish List
 ♦ Alan Fahlen
Kristine Kerttu
Jan Eddy

♦ Donations of $100 or more
♦♦ Donations of $500 or more
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