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Events in January
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     Computer Classes
Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library
for supporting Library events.

Digital Editions of Your Favorite Magazines Now Available 
through the Library
Brighton District Library is pleased to join The Library Network group offering Zinio for Libraries. Through the group’s website, BDL cardholders have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Whether it is The Economist or Us Weekly, Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search, and interactive elements such as audio and video. Issues from more than 250 magazines are available, covering a complete range of interests. More details are available at the website:, or ask for assistance at the Information Desk.

Please note that due to licensing restrictions, this service is available only to district residents.

Experienced, Confidential Business Counseling Available from SCORE
When John Berkaw retired as Vice President from Comerica Bank, he realized how fortunate he’d been throughout his career, and wanted to give something back to the community. Today, he volunteers his time as a SCORE counselor at the Brighton District Library.
SCORE, founded as Service Corps of Retired Executives, is a nonprofit association comprised of more than 13,500 volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. For more than 50 years, SCORE has been dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow. They provide free, confidential business advice tailored to meet the needs of any small business.

As an experienced mentor, Berkaw helps people set clear goals and objectives beforehand. He works one-on-one with entrepreneurs to devise a clear, well-developed business plan and gives them sound financial advice and marketing strategies.

"I am pleased to be working with SCORE and the Library and look forward to providing consulting services to the many small businesses in the Brighton area,” Berkaw said.

SCORE counselors are primarily retired executives with experience in many different areas and types of business. They are experts in business plan preparation, finance, management, marketing, patents, and web-based business.

According to SCORE experts, the first couple of months for any new business are critical to aspiring entrepreneurs because important decisions need to be made. Making every decision on your own doesn’t have to happen. 

To learn more about SCORE services or to discuss your business ideas, call the Library at 810-229-6571 ext. 227 to set up an appointment.  Appointments are scheduled in one hour blocks, although longer sessions are available.
Special Needs Collection Helps Develop Literacy and Skills
The Special Needs Collection at Brighton District Library includes print and audio-visual materials to aid people with visual and hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor, speech or language delays, and emotional-behavioral issues. This collection is useful for children, adults, parents, caregivers, and teachers.  The Collection is funded in part by the Friends of the Brighton District Library. See details on our website at
Featured Resources for Students
All Library electronic resources can be accessed from our website:

Learning Express offers preparation materials for all kinds of examinations, including ACT, GED, ASVAB, GRE, and professional licensing exams. Then add to that skills-builders, computer software tutorials, and more.
Museum Activity Pass
The MAP program offers Library cardholders free or reduced-fee admission, or other discounts, at more than 100 arts and cultural institutions statewide. You can search the listings and print your passes at the MAP website.

Holiday Open House

Support your Library!
Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the Library during this season of celebration and renewal.

Click here for details.

Teen Artist Workshop
The Library will be closed 
December 31 & January 1.

Talk Sing Read and Play
Youth Storytime Registration begins Monday, December 29!
in the Norma Gray Gallery
Inspired by the Masters

Quilt Art by
The Aussome Study Group
Dec 19 - Jan 4
Art at the Library
in partnership with the


Jan 6 - Feb 25
Dean Rogers (colored pencil)
Michael Schaefer (photography)

Artists Reception
Monday, January 19
6-8pm in Room A/B
Public is welcome!

Rep. Bill Rogers swearing in re-elected Library Trustees Sally McKee and Jane Petrie, and newly elected Trustee Kathryn Poppy

Thank you, Donors!

Books and Memorials

♦♦ The Library would like to express a special thank you to the anonymous donor family for their gift of holiday-themed children’s books for the
Holiday Open House.
Dr. Corey Gut, author,
Being Brave for Bailey: Helping Children Cope with Pet Loss
♦  Marianne and Greg Lewandowski,
Amish culture fiction books

Doreen and Rudy Meffert,
in memory of Jim Bornemeier

♦  Anonymous gift,
in honor of the people who create children’s programs
♦  Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Shelagh and Dick Davis
Richard LaVoie
Steve Williams, EctoHR, Inc.

♦ Gifts of $100 or more

Thanks to everyone who has already contributed to our Annual Appeal fundraiser. We will acknowledge those contributions in our February issue!

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 2014 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.
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