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Events for January

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 Movie
Friday, Dec 27, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Register now. Click here for information about this month's film.

Friday Games & Eats
Friday, Jan 3, 12-3pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for our monthly open study hall to work on homework or just hang out with friends. Laptops will be available, as well as video games, snacks, and drinks. Drop-in.
Teen Craft - Wintery Treats
Tuesday, Jan 14, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Beat the winter blues with a variety of easy, yummy goodies! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Dec 31.
Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Jan 21 & 28, 6-8pm (Room varies)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts or questions about writing. Led by Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

Teen Poetry Slam
Tuesday, Feb 4, 6-8pm (Off Site)
This session of the Teen Writers' Workshop is a Poetry Slam and will be held at The Peaberry Bean & Beats in Whitmore Lake. So come out and share your poetry or cheer on other members of the group! Drop-in.
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.

Beach Party
Monday, Jan 6, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Beat the winter chill. Warm up with surf, sun, and sand-inspired stories and games. Take home a piece of summer with your beachy craft! For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Register now.
All Join In
Fridays, Jan 10, 17 & 24, 10:15-11:30am
(Room A/B)

Share stories, songs, and rhymes. Playtime for the children and conversation for the adults concludes the program. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.
Predators and Prey: The Eternal Struggle
Saturday, Jan 11, 11am-Noon (Room A/B)

The first of this series of workshops presented by the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is titled Dining on Dinos: Long Necks, Sharp Teeth, Club Tails and Killer Claws. The world in the time of the dinosaurs was a brutal place. We will explore what fossils can tell us about the lives and coping strategies of predators and prey animals. Workshops 2 and 3 are on Feb 8, and Mar 29. For ages 7 and up. Registration for the series begins Dec 28. A Brighton...Naturally program, funded in part by Toyota USA Foundation.
Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Jan 14, 21 & 28, 10:15-10:45am
(Room A/B)

Awaken your child's imagination with creative storytelling, rhythm and rhyme, fingerplays, stories, and more. Get ready to move and interact with your child! For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants
La Leche League
Wednesday, Jan 15, 10-11:30am (Room A/B)
Monday, Jan 20, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

La Leche League of Brighton offers mother-to-mother support, information and education to breastfeeding and expectant mothers. Meetings are discussion-based and informal. Babies and children are welcome for open play. Drop-in.
Perfect Play Time
Fridays, Jan 17, 24 & 31, 10-11:30am (Youth Dept)

Enjoy one on one time with your little one. Meet other new parents and share books, music and conversation. Let us suggest great books and activities to share with your child! For ages 9-23 months and their caregivers. Drop-in.
Book Buddies
Saturdays, Jan 18 & 25, 2-3pm (Youth Dept)

Share a book and enjoy face painting with your favorite Book Buddy! Presented by Brighton Junior Optimists Club. For children ages 5-9. Registration begins January 4.
Monday, Jan 20, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Gotta catch 'em all! Enjoy playing Pokemon while making new friends. Please bring your own cards. For ages 7 and up. Prior experience or completion of online tutorial at required. Registration begins January 6.
Salty Snow Silhouette
Tuesday, Jan 21, 6:30-7:45pm (Conference Room)

Learn how to create snowy scenes with a few artist techniques. Bring a tray or flat cardboard to carry your project home. For ages 8-11. Registration begins Jan 7. Space is limited.

It's LEGO™ Land!
Saturday, Feb 1, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Join us for books and open LEGO™ play. We provide loads of LEGO™
supplies, you provide the creativity. All creations will remain on display in the Youth Department for two weeks following the program. For children ages 5-8. Drop in.
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.

Adult Evening Book Discussion - The Tiger's Wife
Monday, Jan 6, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

The Library's Evening Adult book group meets the first Monday of each month between October and May. Led by library staff, the group welcomes everyone; no registration required. Call or visit the Information Desk to request a copy of this month's title, The Tiger's Wife, by  Tea Obreht. February's title will be The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Jan 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.

eReader Lab
Wednesdays, Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:30-11:30am
(Conference Room)

Did you get a new eReader for Christmas? During the month of January, we'll be hosting  ebook lab where you can get help with your eReader and the Library's free downloadable ebooks and audio books at Download Destination. Drop-In.

LEGUP! at Cleary University
Wednesday, Jan 8, 6:30-8:30pm
(Johnson Center at Cleary University, Howell)

The monthly meetings of LEGUP! 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 the second Wednesday of each month.

Job Search Assistance
Friday, Jan 10, 10:30am-12:30pm (Conference Room)
Patty Sudbay from Michigan Works will be here to help job seekers use online resources to broaden their job search, assist with resume writing, practice interviewing skills, provide information about educational and training opportunities, and refer residents to other services in our area. Contact Patty Sudbay at or 517-552-2106 to schedule your appointment. Times are available at 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, and Noon.

Internet Job Searching & LinkedIn
Friday, Jan 10, 1-3pm
(Room A/B)

Become more effective at job searching on the Internet. Topics include: Facts about hiring and Internet recruitment; Using the Internet effectively in your job search; Employment Web Sites; Electronic Resumes; LinkedIn Basics. Register online at For more information, contact Patty Sudbay at or 517-552-2106.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, Jan 14, 11:30am-1pm (Room A/B)

Join us for our fantastic brunch book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection,State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Information Desk. February's title will be The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

Sunday Oscar Nominee
Sunday, Jan 19, 2pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a 2014 Oscar nominated feature. Showtime is 2pm and snacks and beverages will be served. Titles for this series will be announced Jan 16.

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, Jan 20, 6:30-8:30pm (Brighton Room)

Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Drop-in.

History of the English Language Part I & II
Mondays, Jan 27 & Feb 10, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Jim Glenn is back for a two-part series! We take the English language for granted, but the development of English, when viewed from the historical perspective, is fascinating and often surprising.
Registration begins Jan 13.
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 (Room A/B)

Learn general computer skills at your own pace or come in with your specific computer problems. No registration required!

Introduction to Computers
Monday, Jan 6, 1-3pm (Room A/B)

 Are you new to using computers? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? When it comes to learning today's technology, Computer Basics has all the basic concepts covered. Register now.

Support your Library!
Help promote literacy and learning, expand collections, and enhance technology for your community all year long!

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Holiday Open House

Local Author Showcase
Sunday, Jan 5, 2-4pm (Reading Room)

Join us for the Brighton District Library's third Local Author Showcase! Listen to authors discuss their newest works in our Reading Room, then visit with them at tables located
throughout the Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library

The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday, December 31 & Jan 1.

Preschool Open House
Saturday, Jan 25,
11am-2pm (Room A/B)

Looking for a preschool program for your 3-4 year old child? Stop in to meet with representatives from local preschools, and learn about preschool resources available in the Brighton area.

Holiday Open House

Youth Storytimes!
Registration for new participants begins Dec 30, and returning participants' registration begins Jan 3 for these six-week sessions, running from
the week of Jan 13 through
the week of Feb 17.

Baby Boogie
Mondays, 10:15-10:45am
(Youth Dept)

Stimulate your active toddler with books, music, and movement. This program is best suited to toddlers who enjoy rolling, creeping, stretching and moving. Play time concludes the program. For children ages 12-23 months and their caregivers.

Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, 10:15-11:15am
(Room A/B)

Using the Every Child Ready to Read model, toddlers and their caregivers sing, read, write, talk, and play as they build their pre-reading skills. For children ages 24-36 months and their caregivers.

Alphabet Soup
Tuesdays, 10:15-11am
(Youth Dept)

Your child will explore the alphabet with hands-on fun as we celebrate a different letter every week through stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. For children ages 4-5 and their caregivers.

Storybook Kids
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am
(Youth Dept)

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and fun hands-on activities designed to develop pre-reading and writing skills. For children ages 36-48 months and their caregivers.

Holiday Open House

in the Norma Gray Gallery
Art at the Library
in partnership with the


January 8 - February 24
Pam Stoddard (Acrylics)
Dave Larwa (Origami)

Artists' Reception
Monday, Jan 13,
6-8pm (Room A/B)
Public is welcome!

The Library wishes to recognize the contributions of long-time volunteer Lois Stoddard, on the occasion of her retirement from this service. Since 2004, Lois has worked on projects in the Library's Brighton Room local history and genealogy collection. In particular, her labors were crucial to the completion of the invaluable Livingston County Daily Press & Argus Obituary Index. We wish her all the best!

Thank You, Donors!

♦♦♦ Special thanks to Sally McKee, Brighton District Library Trustee, for providing for aquarium maintenance for the coming year.
Books and Memorials
Darlene Bohn,
non-fiction books in memory of
her son, Michael W. Bohn.
Village Square Neighbors,
Joanne Brown, Julie and Brian Drake, and Shirley Sechrist
in memory of Shirley Thomson, Detroit Public School Teacher
Kerry Hinka,
Gabby and Grandma Go Green
by Monica Wellington

Commemorative Brick
Cheryl Parkkila,
in honor of her parents,
Lee and Alleen Tunell
Brighton Room
R. Paul Belile
Library Wish List
Dolores Prom

Gifts of $100 or more
Gifts of $1000 or more
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