Adult Services Events
Library Events for February
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.
Managing Finances and Organizing Debt
Wednesday, Jan 30, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Join us for a monthly financial planning series provided by the Hantz Group. This session will focus on Managing Finances and Organizing Debt. Click here for more details. Register now.
Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Feb 5, 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.
2013 Oscar Nominees at the Library
Sunday, Feb 10, 2-4:15pm (Room A/B)
The third film in this year's Oscar Nominated film series. Please follow this link for film title and details. Popcorn and beverages will be served.
Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, Feb 12, 11am-12:30pm
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 Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland. Drop-in.
(A heads-up: the book for the March 12 Brunch Bunch will be Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.)
Cooking with Chef Cathy
Tuesday, Feb 12, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Join Chef Cathy as she teaches you to create healthy dishes using whole food ingredients. Limited to 20 participants. Register now.
Business Coaching with SCORE
Wednesday, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 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.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Feb 18, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, Light in August by William Faulkner. Copies may be available at the Circulation Desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system. The book for March 18 will be Defending Jacob, by William Landy.
Monday, Feb 18, 6:30-8:30pm (Brighton Room)
Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Both beginning and advanced researchers welcome.
2013 Oscar Nominees at the Library
Sunday, Feb 24, 2-4:15pm (Room A/B)
The final film in this year's Oscar Nominated film series. Please follow this link for film title and details. Popcorn and beverages will be served.
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, Feb 5 & 26, 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.
Starry Skies & Pizza Pies Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Feb 13, 6:30-7:30pm
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 Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, about two adopted teenage boys who learn that they were found on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies, with no adults on board. Register now.
Teen Movie-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Friday, Feb 15, 6-7:45pm (Room A/B)
Check out a newly released movie after-hours at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. This month's movie is The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13). Registration begins Feb 1.
Teen Craft - DIY Sock Monkey
Tuesday, Feb 19, 6:30-7:30pm
Decorate a sock monkey of your own. Go for the traditional look or create an original design! No experience is required, and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Feb 5.
Friday, Feb 22, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around! Snacks and drinks provided. 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.
All Join In
Fridays, Feb 1 & 22, 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, Feb 1, 8 & 15, 1-2pm (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.
What's Up Mr. Groundhog?
Saturday, Feb 2, 10:15-11:15am (Room A/B)
Celebrate Groundhog Day with games, a story, and a craft. For children ages 5-7. Register now.
Monday, Feb 4, 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
Tuesday, Feb 5 & 12, 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.
Wednesday, Feb 6, 6:30-8pm (Youth Dept)
Create a unique flip card just in time for Valentine's Day. Your friends will be surprised. For ages 5-9. Register now.
Great Start Livingston Play Group
Fridays, Feb 8 & Mar 1, 10:15-11am
This exciting playgroup offers opportunities for parent discussions, child interactions, and information for raising healthy, happy children. For more information, please call Laura Coatsworth at 734-347-1798 or Sarah Smith at 810-523-8770. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the event.
An American Girl Celebration
Saturday, Feb 9, 11-Noon (Room A/B)
Celebrate American Girl! Come with your doll and enjoy tea, games, crafts, and fun. For ages 6-9. Register now.
LEGO™ Open Play
Tuesdays, Feb 12 & 19, 4-6pm (Room A/B)
Drop in and create your own unique LEGO design. For ages 5-7 with a parent and for ages 8-12.
Special Needs Focus Group
Monday, Feb 18, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Are you the caregiver or educator of a child with special needs? We would love your input. Your opinions are important as we grow our Special Needs Collection. Join us for refreshments and conversation as we discuss the services and materials that can be most beneficial and helpful to you. Space is limited, register now.
Wednesday, Feb 20, 6:30-8pm
Bring 10 photos that can be cut and shaped into creative designs. No charge for supplies. For ages 7-11. Registration begins Feb 6.
Registration for new participants begins Feb 18.
Registration for returning participants begins Feb 20.
Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, Mar 4 - Apr 8, 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.
Mondays, Mar 4 - Apr 8, 10:15-10:45am
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.
Tuesdays, Mar 5 - Apr 9, 10:15-11am
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.
Wednesdays, Mar 6 - Apr 10, 10-11am
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.
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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!
Wednesday, Feb 13, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.
Introduction to the Internet
Friday, Feb 15, 10-12pm (Room A/B)
Are you wondering what is so important about being connected online? Maybe you would just like to know what's new and how it can benefit you. This introductory course will guide you through the basics, while providing up-to-date information on the latest online tools and technologies. No experience necessary.
Internet Skills: Search Better
Monday, Feb 25, 10-12pm (Room A/B)
All the information in the world is online, but sometimes a simple Google Search doesn't give you the results you want. Learn to effectively find information online and evaluate its quality. Intro to the Internet or basic skills required.
Holiday Craft - Dec 2012
Kitchen Kids - Dec 2012
Art at the Library
January 10 - February 25
Phil Gibbon (Digital Painting)
Bev Koivunen (Cold Wax and Oil)
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Books and Memorials
Lynne M. Smelser,
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author, Max and Little Bit’s Big Adventure
Rachael Ray Magazine
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Reaching for Rainbows
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Bienenstock Court Reporting
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Bruce R. Black
Library Wish List
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Teen Writers' Workshop
Poetry Slam - Jan 2013
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