Library Events for October
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 Movie - The Avengers
Friday, September 28, 6-8:15 pm (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 The Avengers (PG-13). Register now.
Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Oct 9 & 30, 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.
Starry Skies & Pizza Pies Book Club
Wednesday, Oct 10, 6:30-7:30pm
Embrace the October chill with a creepy science fiction book discussion! A pizza dinner will be provided, so come hungry. This month's book is Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. Register now and reserve a copy of the book from the Information Desk.
Teen Craft-Spooktacular Frame
Tuesday, Oct 16, 6:30-7:30pm
Display your favorite Halloween picture in this eye-catching frame. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Oct 2.
Teen Pumpkin Party
Tuesday, Oct 23, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Join us for our 6th Annual Teen Pumpkin Carving Contest. Come up with the most creative design and you could win a $25 Target gift card! We supply the pumpkins and carving tools. Registration begins Oct 9.
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! Registration begins Oct 19.
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.
Bouncing Babies Storytime
Fridays, Sept 28-Oct 26, 10-10:45am
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.
Brighton Harvest Fest
Saturday, Sept 29, 10-12:30pm
Come meet us at the Brighton Farmer's Market and help us celebrate this year's Michigan Reads winner Moose on the Loose. Enjoy a craft, stories, songs, and receive a special gift from us.
Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Oct 2-Oct 23, 10:15-10:45am
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 30 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants.
Ready-Set- Action, Book Talk!
Saturday, Oct 6 10:30-Noon & Sundays, Oct 7 & Nov 4, 2-3:30pm (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.
Tell Your Story in the Garden
Saturday, Oct 6, 11-Noon (Millie’s Garden)
If you like to use your imagination, join us for some fun fall activities in the Garden. For ages 5-8 and their caregivers. Register now.
Young Explorers Book Club
Wednesday, Oct 10, 6-7:30pm (Youth Dept)
Join us as we explore the Library's treasures. Read, play games, and create projects. We provide your dinner and you provide your drink. Adult participation required. Ages 7-9. Register now.
Monday, Oct 15, 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 www.pokemontcg.com/tutorials required. Registration begins Oct 1.
Play Time With Great Start Livingston
Friday, Oct 19, 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.
Storybook Kitchen Kids
Saturdays, Oct 20, 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 cookbook to keep. Ages 6-8. Registration begins Oct 6.
Friday, Oct 26, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)
Join us as we share The Lorax. Rhymes and word play will fill this program, presented by Moms for Clean Air. For children ages 3 and up, and their caregivers. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the event.
Great Costume Parade
Wednesday, Oct 31, 10:30am-Noon
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.
All Join In
Friday, Nov 2, 10:15-11:30am (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.
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.
Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, Oct 9, 11am-12:30pm
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 title can be ordered through our shared catalog system. You will be notified as soon as it's available to pick up. October's title is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
Business Coaching with SCORE
Tuesday, Oct 9, 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 Rick Scofield. Register now.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Oct 15, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. 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 Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Oct 16 & 23, 6:30-8pm
Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author. Drop-in.
Genealogy After Hours
Friday, Oct 19, 6-11pm (Library)
Genealogists, novice and advanced, have the run of the library and the exclusive use of library computers during this fun and informative annual after-hours event. Archivist Jessica Miller will give a presentation entitled Seeking Ancestors with Seeking Michigan and other online resources. A full event schedule is here. Register now.
Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, Oct 21, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)
Join us for a Sunday matinee! Popcorn and beverages will be served. Follow the link to see October's movie. Drop-In.
Monday, Oct 29, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)
Join us as we create papier mache pumpkins—just in time for Halloween! Registration begins October 15, and is limited to 12 participants.
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!
Intro to Windows 7
Monday, Oct 1, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)
Covers basic elements of the Windows 7 operating system: the desktop, elements of a windows application, how to save and delete a file, and how to create and manipulate folders. Register now.
Wednesday, Oct 10, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.
Microsoft Word 2007
Tuesdays, Oct 16 and 23, 1-3pm (Room A/B)
Learn the basics of word processing with Word 2007 in this two-part class. Basic computer experience required. Registration begins Oct 2.
Intro to Email
Monday, Oct 29, 1-2:30pm (Room A/B)
Set up a free email account and learn how to send and receive email. Registration begins Oct 15.
The Library will be CLOSED
Monday, October 8
for staff in-service
Glow Jars Craft
The Library Supports Student Success
The school year is upon us, and the Library is ready. We will be running a regular feature in this space to highlight many of the outstanding resources available for students.
Is a great place to find sources for debates or papers on social issues or controversial topics. This database features full text essays and articles from newspapers and magazines arguing all sides of these important topics, with suggestions for further investigation.
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.
A Fond Farewell!
Two senior members of our staff are leaving us this fall. Mary Johnson will be departing in October. She has been part of BDL for 15 years, serving the public as a reference librarian, building audio-visual collections, and coordinating outreach services to home-bound and disabled Library patrons. We wish her joy in her retirement!
Melanie Bell, our indispensible Network Administrator, is also leaving after 11 years at the Library. She has accepted a position as Network Administrator at the Chelsea District Library. Congratulations and Best Wishes, Mel!
Moose on the Loose
Thank You, Donors!
Books and Memorials
The Yellow Silk Umbrella
by Marlyn Snyder Allgood
(Ed Copp’s mother)
The Laughing Duck,
by Charlotte Schiller
in memory of Barbara Wittman
Keith and Kathleen Collins
♦♦ Mary Kary
♦♦ Ellen & Jack Nowicki
Richard and Rosemarie Tomorsky
♦ Gifts of $100 - $499
♦♦ Gifts of $500 or more
LegUp! at Cleary University
Wednesday, Oct 10,
(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.
Art at the Library
Book Reviews, Events & Services. See our weekly feature in the
September 18 - November 10
Marie Rust (Colored Pencil/Ink)
Jim Reinert (Clay)