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Library Events for March

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

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.

Family Movie Day
Saturdays, Mar 5 and Apr 2, 1-2:30pm (Room A/B)
Get cozy and enjoy a movie, craft and story. Blankets and pillows welcome. Ages 3-7. Registration begins two weeks before the show.

Imagine It…Create It...
Tuesday, Mar 22, 7-7:45pm (Room A/B)
Explore crafting with us. Make a paper bag scrapbook, pop-up cards and more. All material is supplied. Ages 8-10. Registration begins 3/8.
Parent Appreciation Day
Saturday, Mar 26, 1-4pm
In celebration of families and Parenting Awareness Month join us for a concert by Zippity2dads (2pm), refreshments, door prizes, parenting information, storytelling and more. Presented by Child Connect for Family Success and Brighton District Library. Sponsored by Great Start Livingston. All ages.
How to Draw Your Dragon
Monday, Mar 28, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)
Create your own fictional dragon. Learn drawing techniques. Models and supplies provided. Ages 7-9. Registration begins 3/14.
Early Learning Games
Wednesday, Mar 30, 11am-Noon (Room A/B)
Make low-cost games and activities to build your child's brain. We will focus on children ages 1-4. Adults only. Child care provided. Registration begins 3/16.

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

Teen Writer's Workshop
Thursdays, Mar 3 & 17, 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.

Twisted Stitchers
Monday, Mar 14, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)
Come work on your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or other needlework with new friends at our Stitcher's group! Bring existing projects or start something new! Drop-in. All Ages.
Teen Craft - All Tressed Up
Tuesday, Mar 15, 6-8pm (Conference Room)
 Join us for an evening dedicated to hair! Learn simple and formal styles. Register now. Ages 11-18.
YAkkers Book Club
Wednesday, Mar 23, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)
Are you looking for something cool to read and discuss? Sign up for our fun teen book club by yourself or with a favorite adult! Bring your dinner, and we'll provide the dessert! Stop by the Information Desk for this month’s book, The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Register now.

Teen Movie - Titles TBA
Friday, Mar 25, Monday, Apr 4, 1-3pm (Room A/B)
Take advantage of a day off school to check out a newly released movie at the library. Complete with a pizza lunch, you’re sure to have a great afternoon!
Registration begins two weeks before event. Ages 11-18.
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.

Careers in Transition
Tuesday, Mar 1, 7-9pm  (Room A/B)
Do you really need to change careers? Will the cost result in greater employability down the line? How can you align yourself right now to your new career? Patty Sudbay, of Livingston Co. Michigan Works!, helps you work out the answers.

Outdoor Survival
Tuesday, Mar 8, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Bob Weber, from Bivouac in Ann Arbor, gives basic survival tips for keeping alive out in the elements. See some gear and come with questions. Pasty judging to follow! (See sidebar)

Become a Scrapper!
Wednesday, Mar 23, 7-9pm (Room A/B)
Whether experienced or new to scrapbooking, you are welcome to attend this workshop led by Beth Leverton. Come with photos and paper souvenirs; leave with a mini-book! $10 materials fee. Register now.
Decorating Tips and Trends - Kitchens
Thursday, Mar 24, 7:45-8:45pm (Room A/B)
Stephanie Neumann of JC Penney speaks about 2011 decorating trends.

Genealogy - Finding Digitized Images Online
Tuesday, Mar 29, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Did you know that your ancestor’s signature, marriage record, deed, photograph, or diary may be available online? Join Genealogy Librarian Mark Mullinax as he demonstrates a variety of sources.

Rug Weaving and Carpets
Thursday, Mar 31, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Mondi Miller of Brighton's Heirlooms Oriental Rug Gallery, shows beautiful sample rugs and describes rug-weaving techniques both simple and intricate.

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!

Download Destination Demonstration
Thursday, Mar 3, 1-3pm

Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks from the Library.  Bring your device to class and we’ll try it. Register now.

Advanced Gmail and Google Calendar
Wednesday, Mar 9, 7-9pm

Basic knowledge of email, and an active Gmail account required.
Register now.

Introduction to PowerPoint 2007
Monday , Mar 14, 1-3pm
Basic computer experience required.
Registration begins 2/28.

Microsoft Excel 2007
Wednesday, Mar 16 & 23, 2-5pm (Two Part Class)

Basic computer experience required.
Registration begins 3/2.
Microsoft Word 2007
Mar 17 & 31, 10am-Noon (Two Part Class)

Basic computer experience required.
Registration begins 3/3.

Working with Digital Photos
Monday, Mar 21, 7-9pm
Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops. Registration begins 3/7.

Chinese New Year Party
Building Businesses
at the Library

You are invited to an Open House, Wednesday, March 2, 6-8:30pm to celebrate the opening of the Library's Biz Resource Center, established in partnership with the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center at Livingston County
Come for refreshments, tours, and networking.  From 7-8pm, mini-tutorials demonstrate selected print and online resources from the  Center.

Foods We Love to Love, Feb 2011

Local Author Day
Saturday, Apr 2, 2-4pm,
(Room A/B
Calling all local authors with recently published books (fiction, non-fiction, adult, teen, or youth) to promote!  You may personally staff a sales table and give a brief reading.
Contact Mary Ann to register. Space is limited; Livingston County resident authors preferred.

Amazing Anime, Feb 2011

Writers Workshop Holiday Party

Thank You, Donors!

Honorary Gifts
♦ In honor of
Lori Wiggins
from Lori A. Davis

Book Honors

♦ In memory of
Bruce “Bud” Moore
Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton,
from Dick & Jane Petrie
In memory of
Sandy Schneidewind,
Scardey Squirrel,
by Melanie Watt,
from Ruth Frazier &
Jill Maybe
In honor of grandchildren
Aidan, Ryan & Owen,
Bats in the Library,
from Jane Petrie
In honor of
Deloris Yackley,
Past President, Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Era, by Cathy & Gene Florence
from Ore Creek Questers #262

 Wish List Donors

Karen Trzcinski
for Folding Platform Hand Truck

Click here to see our complete Wish List

♦ Borek Jennings Funeral Home
♦ Dolores Durand
Sarah A. Mulkoff       
Lee Selby Snider

♦ Donations of $100.00 or more

Say Yah to Pasties!
Brighton District Library hosts the Livingston Reads Pasty Making Contest, March 8, 7:30pm.
Contest details here.

Chocolate Delight, Feb 2011

Art through the Ages - Scupture, Feb 2011
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