For All Ages
Lost in Space: An After-Hours Library Event
Friday, May 3, 6-8pm (Library)
Come out for our first Brighton...Naturally program for all ages, and learn the stories behind the Men, Myths, & Monsters of the night sky inside the exciting StarLab planetarium. Register now for one 40-minute session (starting at either 6pm, 6:40pm, or 7:20pm) at the Information Desk, 810-229-6571, ext 227.
Local Author Showcase
Sunday, May 5, 1:30-4pm (Room A/B)
Join us for a Local Author Showcase! First, hear the authors discuss their newest works in our large meeting room, then visit with them at tables placed throughout the Library. No registration required. More details here.
Note-torious Live in Concert!
Tuesday, May 7, 7-7:45pm (Reading Room)
Come out for an entertaining evening of a cappella music, performed by Brighton High School's all-male group Note-torious. No registration required.
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.
Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, May 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.
Wednesday, May 8, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Get help with your ereader and the Library's free downloadable books and audio at Download Destination. Drop-In.
Business Coaching with SCORE
Wednesday, May 8, 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 John Berkaw. Register now.
LegUp! at Cleary University
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30pm
(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.
Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, May 19, 2pm (Room A/B)
Join us for a Sunday Movie at the BDL! Popcorn and beverages will be served. Film title and details are here.
Monday, May 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Both beginning and advanced researchers welcome. Drop-in.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, May 20, 7-8:30pm
Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. Copies may be available at the Circulation Desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system.
The evening discussion group will resume in the fall, but the Brunch Bunch will be back in June.
Genealogy -- Exploring FamilySearch.org
Monday, May 20, 7-8:30 pm (Room A/B)
FamilySearch.org is the largest genealogy organization in the world, gathering, preserving and sharing genealogy records from over 100 countries. The number of their indexed records recently passed the one billion mark. Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian for a live demonstration of the newly redesigned FamilySearch.org website. For both beginning and advanced genealogists. Register now.
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.
Join the Teen Advisory Board
The Teen Advisory Board is now accepting applications to join! TAB members at the Brighton District Library help plan teen programs and events, promote cool books, movies, and music, and earn volunteer credit, too. Application forms must be received by May 29. Questions? Contact Anne Cnockaert, Teen Services Librarian, 810-229-6571, ext 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BDL Teen Time
Monday, May 6, 3:30 -5:30pm (Room A/B)
Friday, May 17, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
If you're looking for a place to study or just hang out with your friends, drop by for BDL Teen Time. Laptops will be available, as well as some games, snacks, and drinks! Drop-in.
Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, May 7 & 28, 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.
Teen Craft-May Flowers
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-7:30pm
April showers have officially brought May flowers! Try this fun paper-folding craft and see what you can bring into bloom. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins May 7.
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.
All Join In
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 10:15-11:30am
Share stories, songs, and rhymes. Playtime for children and conversation for adults 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.
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-2pm
Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, rhymes, 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. Drop in.
Creatures of the Night
Saturday, May 4, 1-2pm (Room A/B)
Discover the fascinating features and survival tools of Michigan's native nocturnal animals. Meet a live owl, bats, and a flying squirrel and learn how they survive in their nighttime environment. Presented by the Organization for Bat Conservation. For children ages 6 and up. Tickets available 30 minutes before program.
A Brighton...Naturally program.
Monday, May 6, 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. Register now.
Read To The Beat
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 10:15-10:45am
Adults 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 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants.
Mother's Day Broach
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8pm
(Youth Activity Room)
Design an elegant, antique lace and button broach for your special person to wear on Mother's Day. Some sewing stitches and gluing involved. Patience and creativity encouraged. Please view sample in the Youth Services Department. For children ages 8-12. Register now.
La Leche League of Brighton
Monday, May 20, 7-8:30 pm (Youth Dept)
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. Drop-in.
Special Needs Support Group
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs? We would love your input. Join us for conversation as we discuss the services and materials that can be most beneficial to your family. Register now.
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!
A new slate of computer classes will begin in the fall.
The Library will be Closed Sunday & Monday, May 26 & 27.
New Expanded Coverage Online
The Library's popular online subscription to the Value Line Investment Survey now includes access to their Small & Midcap and Survey Plus products.
Value Line provides richly detailed financial data, objective analysis, proven price and market predictions, powerful analytic tools, insightful commentary, and more for an in-depth, regularly updated database of approximately 1,700 of the most actively traded U.S. exchange-listed stocks, drawn from over 90 industry sectors.
Your library card allows you to freely access this resource from home or office using the link on this page .
Red Cross Blood Drive
comes to the Library Friday, May 24 10:30am-4pm, in Room A/B. Drop-in or make an appointment at 517-318-7210, or register online at RedCrossBlood.org and use the sponsor keyword: BrightonLibrary.
It's going to be warm, eventually, and your library card will provide opportunities for free or discounted access to recreational destinations state-wide. Some program websites are not yet live. We will have all the details as they become available on our website.
Renamed the Museum Activity Pass for 2013, this program will begin May 24. It allows Library cardholders to print a pass that grants free or reduced-fee admission, or other discounts at nearly 60 participating institutions statewide.
Big Green Gym
The new name for the Michigan DNR Park & Read program which allows you to check out from the Library a free vehicle admission for any State Park or Recreation Area begins its 2013 season on May 23.
in the Norma Gray Gallery
Art at the Library
in partnership with the
May 10 - June 24
Marlene Blum (Acrylic)
Ron & Suzette Wright (Photography)
Monday, May 13
6-8pm (Room A/B)
Public is welcome!
Save the Date!
Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm
Thank You, Donors!
Books and Memorials
Dorothy Baldori, in memory of
Elizabeth Diana Trierweiler
Thomas Lynch, author,
The Sin-Eater and
Apparition & Late Fictions
Mary and Gary Monville
& Kathy Mauro, in memory of
Jean and Neil Sheehan,
in memory of
Lynne M. Smelser, author,
In Our Veins
♦♦ Janice Karlovich Foster
♦♦ VG’s Fresh Market
♦ Karen Jane Wilson
Elaine and Edmund Samson
Light the Way
A Capital Campaign
♦ Brighton Rotary Club
♦♦♦ Pauline and Richard Druschel
♦ Peg Siford and Karen Goss
♦ Carol Griffith
♦♦♦ Jeannette and Bob Hill
♦ Bob and Kathy Kittridge
♦♦ Kate and Larry Lawrence
♦♦♦ Marsha & Craig Lesley
♦ Billy Lintner
♦ Vickie and Alex Lobodocky
♦ Mancuso & Cameron, P.C.
♦♦♦ Peggy and Patrick McDonald
♦♦ Mondi and Mac Miller
♦♦ Joyce Powers, in memory of
♦♦♦ Janice Schlitter
♦ Susan and Bernard Willis
♦ Gifts of $100 or more
♦♦ Gifts of $500 or more
♦♦♦ Gifts of $1000 or more
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