Holiday Open House!
Saturday, December 6, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit at our annual Holiday Open House! From meeting Santa to enjoying treats and crafts, there's something for everyone. The complete schedule is:
Visit with Santa 11:00am-3:00pm
Meet Santa's Reindeer 11:00am-Noon
Vintage Strings of Michigan Noon-2:00pm
Echoes of Praise Bell Choir 2:00-3:00pm
Crafty Creations 11:00am-3:00pm
Wintery Tales with Youth Services Staff
Noon-12:30pm and 1:00-1:30pm
No sign-up is necessary and you can drop in at any time. Hope to see you there! Sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library.
Local Author Showcase
Sunday, December 7, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
12 authors will each give a five-minute talk about his or her book(s). After all the presentations, authors will meet, talk with, and sell their books to those attending. Come out and support the great talent we have right here in Michigan (and get some gift ideas)! Sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library.
Digital Editions of Your Favorite Magazines Now Available
through the Library
Brighton District Library is pleased to join The Library Network group offering Zinio for Libraries. Through the group’s website
, BDL cardholders have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library.
Whether it is The Economist
or Us Weekly
, Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search, and interactive elements such as audio and video. Issues from more than 250 magazines are available, covering a complete range of interests. More details are available at the website:
Special Needs Collection Helps Develop Literacy and Skills
As noted in last month's newsletter article, there were technical problems with our website that delayed publication of the webpage for our new Special Needs Collection. We wanted to report that the website is up and running at
The Special Needs Collection includes print and audio-visual materials to aid people with visual and hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor, speech or language delays, and emotional-behavioral issues. This collection is useful for children, adults, parents, caregivers, and teachers. The Collection is funded in part by the Friends of the Brighton District Library.
Farewell to Sherrie Rice
We are saddened by the news that after nearly 20 years at the Brighton District Library, Sherrie Rice will be leaving in early December. From her start at the Circulation Desk, Sherrie moved into the Youth Department, and eventually obtained her Masters degree in Library Studies from Wayne State. Her work with youth programs and materials, and especially outreach, will be much missed. We wish Sherrie joy in her future endeavors!
offers preparation materials for all kinds of examinations, including ACT, GED, ASVAB, GRE, and professional licensing exams. Then add to that skills-builders, computer software tutorials, and more.
The Library makes one-on-one live homework help available to you every evening from 4-10pm.
connects you through your computer or mobile device. Your library card is required to create a simple account.
is a collection of online resources for all ages, from stories and games for small children, to reference and research portals for elementary and secondary students, or adults. Maps, timelines, and current events all find coverage here. A Library card is required to log in outside of the Library.