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Library 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 Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Jan 8 & 22, 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.
The Jan 8 session is serving as a Teen 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!

Starry Skies & Pizza Pies Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Jan 2, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Beat the winter chill by curling up with some exciting science fiction reads, then coming out for our fun discussions! A pizza dinner will be provided, so come hungry. This month's book is Divergent by Veronica Roth. The book for the Feb 13 discussion will be Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Register now.

Teen Gaming
Friday, Jan 4, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for the newest and coolest games around! Snacks and drinks provided. Drop-in.

Teen Craft-Beaded Leather Bracelet
Tuesday, Jan 15, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Gear up for Valentine's Day with this fun bracelet! Make it for a friend, or wear it yourself. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Jan 2.

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.

After The Holidays Holiday Crafts
Friday & Saturday, Dec 28-29, 10am-3pm (Room A/B)

Bring your creativity and drop in to make a craft. For ages 2-10.

Lego™ Open Play
Friday, Jan 4, 10am-12:30pm (Room A/B)

Drop in and create your own unique
design. For ages 5-7 with a caregiver, and for ages 8-12.
Monday, Jan 7, 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 required. Register now.
Read To The Beat
Every Tuesday, Jan 8-Feb 5, 10:15-10:45am (Room A/B)

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.
All Join In
Fridays, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 1, 10:15-11:30am (Room A/B)

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.
Bouncing Babies
Every Friday, Jan 11-Feb 15, 1-2pm (new time!)
(Youth Dept)

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.
Preschool Open House
Saturday, Jan 19, 10-2pm (Room A/B)

Looking for a preschool program for your child? Stop in and meet with local preschool representatives and learn about Livingston County preschool resources.

Fleece Winter Scarf
Wednesday, Jan 30, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Create a winter scarf with colorful fleece. Learn how to weave with fleece strips, make pockets, and other fun techniques. No charge for supplies. Ages 7-11. Registration begins Jan 16.
What's Up, Mr. Groundhog?
Saturday, February 2, 10:15-11:15am
(Room A/B)

Celebrate Groundhog Day with games, a story, and a craft. For children ages 5-7. Registration begins Jan 19.

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, Jan 8, 11am-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for our newest adult book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection. Copies of the book can be ordered through our shared catalog system. You will be notified as soon as it's available to pick up. This month's title is
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  (A heads-up: the book for the February 12 Brunch Bunch will be The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland.) Drop-in.

Business Coaching with SCORE
Wednesday, Jan 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 John Berkaw. Register now.

LegUp! at Cleary University
Wednesday, Jan 9
, 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.

Oscar Nominees at the Library
Sundays, Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Join us again this year for a series of four Oscar-nominated films.  Nominees will be announced Thursday, Jan 10, and you'll be able to see our chosen films here
. Drop-in.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Jan 21, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

Join us as we discuss this month's book selection.  January's title is The Leftovers by Tom Perotta. Copies may be available at the Circulation Desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system.
Recycling and Michigan
Tuesday, Jan 22, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

Kerrin O'Brien will be here to discuss the state of recycling in Michigan and the importance of recycling to our economy and environment.  Learn about what’s developing at the state level and how you can make a difference at home and out there in the world. Registration begins Jan 8.

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 (Conference Room)

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

eBook Lab
Wednesdays, Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.

Introduction to Computers
Monday, Jan 21, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Are you new to using computers?  This class will teach you about how computers work.  No experience necessary.
Intro to Computer Skills: Mouse and Keyboard
Monday, Jan 28, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Practice using a mouse and keyboard in a comfortable environment.  No experience necessary.

The Library will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday,
Dec 31 & Jan 1.
Lots of Fun at the
2012 Holiday Open House

Red Cross Blood Drive
comes to the Library Friday, Jan 18, 10:30am-4pm, in Room A/B. Drop-in or make an appointment at 517-318-7210, or register online at and use the sponsor keyword: BrightonLibrary.

Teen Craft - Dec 2012

Register now

Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 11,
10-11am (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.
Baby Boogie
Jan 7 - Feb 11,
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 12 to 23 months and their caregivers.
Alphabet Soup
Jan 8 - Feb 12,
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
Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12,
10-11am (Youth Dept.)
Children ages 36-48 months and their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and fun hands-on activities designed to develop pre-reading and writing skills. Playtime concludes the program.

Support your Library
In 2012 your donations helped fund materials for our collection, new computers and furniture,
Millie’s Garden, programs,
and more.

Click here for details.
Art at the Library
In Partnership with the

December 14 - January 8
Norma Gray (Painting)

January 10 - February 25
Phil Gibbon (Digital Painting)
Bev Koivunen (Cold Wax and Oil)

Artists Reception
Monday, January 21
6-8pm, Room A/B
Public is welcome!

The Norma Gray Gallery at the Brighton District Library was dedicated on December 15.

Norma Gray, a highly accomplished and award winning professional artist, and a founding member of the Brighton Art Guild, was honored for her substantial contributions to the Arts. She is recognized for her leadership, advocacy, and for being instrumental in bringing public art to the City of Brighton and the greater Brighton area through the Art at the Library program and numerous other art initiatives. With Norma’s vision and her keen relationship building, the very first local public visual art gallery became a reality and the original “art in public places” venue, Art at the Library, was opened in the Brighton District Library in 1998.

Judge Michael P. Hatty administered the Oath of Office to the newly re-elected members of the Library Board of Trustees. From L: Patrick McDonald, Jeannette Hill, Judge Hatty, Jane Clarke (not pictured: Margaret McDonald)
Thank You, Donors!

♦♦♦ Special thanks to Sally McKee, Brighton District Library Trustee, for funding maintenance of the aquarium for the coming year.
Books and Memorials
Jody Lamb, author, Operation Cool
Donations and In-Kind gifts
Mary Rose Orzcyk
Sarah Neidert
Laurie Mentley

Library Wish List
Diana and Gary Cunningham, periodical subscriptions: Knitscene; Interweave Crochet; Food Network; Women’s Health, and Reminisce

♦ Gifts of $100 - $999
♦♦♦ Gifts of $1000 or more

The Original Dickens Carolers

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