Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events and Summer Reading!
click here to see all Teen Events Teen Gaming Thursdays, June 10, July 8, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B) Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Play PS3, Guitar Hero and Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the big screen while hanging out with friends. Snacks and beverages provided. Ages 11-18.
Teen Writer's Workshop Thursdays, June 17, July 1, 6-8pm (Brighton Room) Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Teens 6-12th Grade. Drop-ins welcome.
Pizza & Pages Wednesday, June 23, 6:30-7:30 pm (Conference Room) Stop by to discuss David Lubar's Dunk while enjoying some hot pizza and cold beverages. Visit the Information Desk or call 810.220.6571 x227 for information and to register.
Adult Services Events click here to see all Adult Events Residential Care Facilities: How To Protect Your Loved Ones Wednesday, June 16, 7-8pm (Room A/B) From members of Michigan's Senior Brigade, you will learn how to choose a nursing home, how to recognize and report abuse or neglect, and how to help keep your loved ones safe. Q&A follows the presentation.
Rain Barrels, River Issues, and More Thursday, June 17, 7-8pm (Room A/B) Brian Jonckheere, Livingston County Drain Commissioner, highlights through slides and discussion some interesting local water resource projects.
How To Backpack Around the World Monday, June 21, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B) The enthusiasm of Robert Downes, author of the book Planet Backpacker, is contagious! View slides and hear Bob speak about his adventures in Egypt, India, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere.
Business Plan Pro Tuesday, June 22, 7-8pm (Conference Room) Starting a business? Register at the Information Desk for this demonstration session of Business Plan Pro software. The software, available at the Library, offers sample business plans for many sorts of businesses, instructions and expert guidance for assembling your business plan, and built-in market research. Class limit of 13. Call 810-229-6571 ext 227 to register.
Low-Water Gardens and Landscapes Tuesday, June 29, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B) Learn about water-conserving landscapes. Gretchen Voyle of the Michigan State University Extension Service shows how to make the best use of the water you have. Call 810-229-6571 ext 227 to register.
Mother Goose Cafe Friday, June 4 – Aug 27, 10:30-Noon (Room A/B) Share stories, rhymes, songs, and bubbles. Group play and refreshments conclude the program. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes prior to the event. limited to 75 participants. Adult participation required. All ages.
Oceans in Motion - A Comedy Adventure Show Wednesday, June 23, 7-8 pm (Room A/B) Take an ocean voyage with us where creative storytelling, magic tricks, music, and “oceans” of audience participation are involved. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes before event. Limited to 100 participants. Ages 5 & up.
Let’s Get Creative with LEGO Blocks Thursday, June 24, 6:30-8:30pm (Room A/B) Be creative, and build with our LEGO Blocks. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes prior to event. Adult participation required for kids 6 and under.
Reading with Rover Monday, June 28, 7-8pm (Room A/B) Share a book with a trained therapy dog. These dogs and their owner are certified as pet therapy teams. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes before event. Adult participation required for kids 6 and under. Ages 5 & up.
Stories from Shore to Shore Tuesday, June 29, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B) Travel along the shores of our Great Lake State with storyteller Jenifer Strauss. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes prior to the event. Limited to 100 participants. Ages 6 & up.Computer Classes click here to see all Computer Classes
All computer classes are held in Room A/B. To register, call 810-229-6571, ext 227. Registrations will not be accepted before 10am on the date listed. Scanning and Burning Wednesday, June 9, 3-5pm Learn how to scan images and documents, and burn your files to a CD. Registration begins 5/26.
Downloading and Working with Digital Photos Wednesday, June 23, 2-4pm Learn how to load pictures onto your computer, and what to do with them after that! Personal laptops welcome, bring your camera and cables to class. Registration begins 6/9.
Basic Computing: From the On Button Thursday, June 24, 1-3pm Registration begins 6/10.
Intro to the Internet Wednesday, June 30, 1-3pm Registration begins 6/16.
Microsoft Excel 2007 Mondays, July 12 & July 19 (Two Part Class), 10-Noon Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops. Registration begins 6/28.
Summer Reading begins June 14! for Youth Teens & Adults Click the banners for details!
Art at the Library welcomes you to attend a Reception for new exhibit, featuring Lori Zurvalec and John Diephouse, Sunday, June 13, 2-4pm.
Library Youth Staff advocate early childhood initiatives with Sen. Valde Garcia Building Kites, May 2010
Veronica Burt Valedictorian for Hartland High School. She is the captain of the Cross Country team. She has received a scholarship to Grand Valley University. Veronica has not decided on a major yet. Veronica has been employed at the Library since 2006. She has volunteered many hours at the Library.
Mary Clare Fischer Valedictorian for Brighton High School. Mary Clare plans to attend the University of Maryland where she received a Presidential Scholarship. She has also received one of two scholarships available for Brighton from Citizen’s Insurance Company. Mary Clare received the Congressional Medal of Merit which is a youth leadership award. She plans to major in journalism. Mary Clare has been working at the Library since 2007, and was a volunteer at the Library before being hired.
Hailey Stutz Hailey received the Presidential scholarship to Kalamazoo College. She hasn’t decided on a major yet but plans to study foreign language and music. Hailey has been employed by the Library since 2007, and was a volunteer at the Library before being hired.
Sherrie Rice Sherrie recieved her Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. She started working in the Circulation Dept at the Library in 1994, and we currently enjoy her great talents in the Youth Department.
Thank You, Donors!
♦ In memory of Edward Scott Claflin, Ph.D. by Judy K. Jennings & Bowling Green High School Class of 1961 & Diana Dart
In memory of Barb McCririe by Joyce A. Hubbs
Jimmy Johns, Brighton
Summer Reading Program Sponsors
♦ ThomasT.Claflin DDS, Virginia E Eick DDS, and Elizabeth Claflin Wyderko DDS