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Library Events for April

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.

National D.E.A.R. Week
Monday-Saturday, Apr 9-14 (
Youth Department)
In honor of Beverly Cleary's birthday, "Drop Everything and Read"! Drop in whenever the Library is open this week and swap a book, design a Book Quilt, participate in a Scavenger Hunt, or help create the "World's Longest Drawing." Prizes, too. All ages.
Infant Massage
Tuesday, Apr 17, 10:30-11:30am
(Youth Activity Room)

Discover the benefits of infant massage for you and your baby. This free introductory class will be taught by Jeri Lea Kroll, Certified Educator of Infant Massage. For infants four weeks to crawling stage and their parent or caregiver. Registration begins Apr 3.
Celebrate Earth Day with Recycled Jewelry
Wednesday, Apr 18, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Using puzzle pieces, buttons, ribbon, and wire, recycle items into unique jewelry. Ages 8-10.
Registration begins Apr 4.
Month of the Young Child Celebration
Friday, Apr 20, 10:30-Noon (Room A/B)

Celebrate with us through stories, songs, and rhymes with local guest readers, including Rep. Bill Rogers and BAS Supt. Greg Gray. Crafts, refreshments, and a free book for each child ages 1-5. Sponsored by Great Start Livingson Parent Coalition. Parent participation required. Drop-in.

Signing Time for Baby and You
Monday-Wednesday, Apr 23-25, 11-11:30am (Youth Dept.)

Babies who sign experience the joy of being able to communicate with their parents, experience less frustration and enhance their early literacy skills. This three day program is intended for pre-verbal children 6-18mo, and a parent or caregiver.
Registration begins Apr 9.

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.

Sunday Movie at the Library
Sunday, Apr 1, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Looking for a good Sunday afternoon film? Join us for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close rated PG-13. Popcorn and beverages provided. Ages 18 and older.
The Cats and the Fiddler
Monday, April 2, 7-8pm (Reading Room)

Join us for a fantastic concert, featuring The Cats and the Fiddler, an amazing trio of 16 year olds who specialize in acoustic music with influences from country, bluegrass, blues, and jazz. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Drop-in.

Part of the Livingston Reads series of events.
Using the Federal Census for Genealogy
Monday, Apr 9, 7-8:30 pm (Room A/B)
Learn how to use Census records to find out details about your forebears. Taken every decade since 1790, census records have become essential tools for genealogists. The 1940 Census is scheduled to be released in April. Since an index to this Census will not be available for several months, this program will also show how to search without an index. Register now.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Apr 16, 7-8:30 pm
(Conference Room)

Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Additional copies may be available at the circulation desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system.
Cooking in the Great Outdoors!
Monday, Apr 23, 7-8pm (Conference Room)
Join Gretchen Klatt as she provides you with the skills you need to cook in the great outdoors.
Part of the Livingston Reads series of events.
Adult Craft -
Make Your Own Facial Kit
Monday, Apr 30 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)
Join us to make some unique facial scrubs and lotions from ordinary household ingredients. Registration begins April 16.
Part of the Livingston Reads series of 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
Friday, Mar 30 & Apr 13, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Apr 10 & 24, 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 - Footloose
Monday, Apr 9, 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 the 2011 remake of Footloose (PG-13). Register now.
Teen Craft - Recycled Boxes
Tuesday, Apr 17, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Get ready for Earth Day with an environmentally-friendly decorative box! Use it for storing jewelry or other trinkets. No experience is required and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Apr 3.

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!

Controlling Your Online Identity
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Private information is no longer, by default, private. If you want information to be private, you must take steps to make it so. Register now.

Parent Appeciation Day - Mar 2012

Thank you to everyone who helped make our
Booked for the Evening
gala a resounding success!

Kate Lawrence and Pam McConeghy, Autioneers par excellence

Special thanks to our table, event, and media sponsors:

Brighton Animal Hospital

Dental Offices of Dr. Thomas Claflin, Dr. Virginia Eike, and Dr. Elizabeth Claflin Wyderko

Kelly and Tom Raskauskas


Art in Bloom

The Marketeer

The Courant

Thank You, Donors!

Book Honors
Ore Creek Mill Questers #262,
Meissen Porcelain by Jim and Susan Harran,
in memory of Sally Keehn


Kevin Moore, Performance Personnel, LTD
Matching Gifts
♦ Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Matching Gift Program via Nicholas Deychakiwsky
♦ Donations of $100 or more
♦♦ Donations of $500 or more

Please bring in a package of diapers throughout the month of April. Donations will be given to the Livingston County Gleaners Food Bank and will be distributed to those in need
throughout Livingston County.

This Community Wide Diaper Drive is sponsored by the
Great Start Livingston
Parent Coalition

Fri-Sun, April 20-23
Green Oak Village Place

Share stories with BDL Youth Staff Sat, April 21, 12-1pm  
Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 4/20 to 4/23 by entering Bookfair ID 10730034 at checkout.

A percentage of your purchase
will benefit Brighton District Library

Teen Photo Workshop - Feb 2012

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