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Events in April
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   Computer Classes
Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library
for supporting Library events.
Friends of the Brighton District Library
2016 Spring Book Sale!
Books, DVDs, 
Audio Books, and CDs

Monday, April 25, 5pm-9pm
Friends Members only. Memberships available at the door. Join the Friends and shop early!
Tuesday, April 26, 10am - 9pm General Sale.
Wednesday, April 27, 10am - 9pm General Sale.
Thursday, April 28, 10am-5pm General Sale. 
Friday, April 29, 10am - 5pm General Sale.
Saturday, April 30, 10am - 5pm Bag Day. 
Fill a bag with books for just $5.
Sunday, May 1, 1pm-4pm Free Day.
All remaining books are free!
The Friends of the Brighton District Library is a non-profit organization that supports the Library throughout the year. Funds from book sales, memberships, and other donations provide much-needed programming, equipment, and services at the Brighton District Library. 
Join the Friends today!

Skype with Author Andy Weir

Andy Weir, author of the 2016 Livingston Reads book, The Martian, will be doing an interactive Skype visit with our local Livingston Libraries on Thursday, April 7 from 7:00-8:00pm. Ask him your own questions and enjoy this exciting author visit at Brighton District Library. Contact the Information Desk to register and for more information

Beverage Service Now Available in the Library
The Library is pleased to announce that Monday-Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, MJ Coffee Enterprises is selling coffee, tea, juice and water for your refreshment at the end of the Norma Grey Gallery. All drinks are sold in covered containers to comply with Library beverage policy. 
Meet Kathryn Poppy, President of the Library Board of Trustees

Kathryn Poppy became a member of the Board of Trustees in February 2014 and Board President this January.

With college degrees in English teaching and journalism and a background in business management, Kathryn is employed within the University of Michigan Undergraduate Admissions Office. Trained in a top-five college, she has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Sister Cities International to deliver publications to all legislators at the U.S. Capitol. Locally, she has served as Vice Chair of the Livingston Love INC Board of Directors.

“The community library is a central hub and a sturdy place to generate local solutions to all manner of problems. It connects us to each other, to tech, to local institutions, to millions of books, and to powerful databases not otherwise widely available. As a flagship for people’s lives, the library delivers long and prosperous living into our community. Those who support the library have far-reaching vision and, together, solve problems on a very great scale and I am honored to be present in this effort,” Kathryn states.

Kathryn and her family live in Genoa Township.

2016 Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor

Nancy B. Johnson, who retired as Director of the Brighton District Library in January, is being recognized by the Brighton Area Women's Roll of Honor for her outstanding contributions to the community during her tenure as Director. Congratulations, Dr. Johnson! 
See the complete list of honorees here

Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Brighton District Library, we are pleased to offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system. Free to BDL cardholders, and accessible any time through the web or on mobile apps, each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Your library card number is required for access. Check it out now at

Frozen Tea February 2016 

In the Norma Grey Gallery

March 31 - April 30
LACASA Clothesline Project

Throughout April 
Student Art from
Brighton High School
Scranton Middle School

Teen Yoga, March 2016
Smart Money Week

Join us for a scavenger hunt, crafts, and activities on Saturday, April 23, 10:30-11:30am. The first 25 participants will receive a free copy of the book, Bunny Money. Sponsored by the Michigan Credit Union League and affiliates. Ages 4 to 7. 
Registration begins
April 9.

Crayola ColorCycle Deadline Approaching!

The Library will be a drop-off location for all kinds of used, dried out markers, including dry erase markers and highlighters. Collected markers will be sent to Crayola for recycling. Look for the Crayola ColorCycle bin the Youth Department now through Earth Day,
Friday, April 22.

Thank you, Donors!
♦♦♦ The Library would like to give special recognition to Library Trustee Sally McKee for her leadership gift designated for maintenance of the Library aquarium. This extraordinary contribution is given in memory of Bill McKee.
Tributes and Book Donations
Maureen & James Burns, in memory of Kurt Wellhausen
Susan Steen Ciolek, author,
Out of the Colonies
Plankroad Questers #236, Views Along the West Michigan Pike by M. Christine Byron &
Thomas R. Wilson, in memory of Elaine Saxton
Mildred Scranton, Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge by Antony Beevor, in honor of Robert L. Scranton, 106 Infantry Division “Golden Lions”, 424 Infantry Regiment, Company K
Jan Shanahan, in memory of
Ruth Markovitz
Meijer, Inc.
Leah Thill
VG’s Food Center
Annual Appeal

Kathleen & Keith Collins
Anne Michaels


♦♦ Gifts $100 - $499
♦♦♦ Gifts $1,000 or more

We are grateful for those who generously contribute to the Library throughout the year. Our recognition of these individuals, families, and organizations is on our Donors Wall.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Library, options and details can be found on our webpage, Support the Library.

Wild and Woolly, March 2016
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