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Brighton District Library October 2010 eNewsletter
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The Library will close at 6pm Wednesday, Nov. 24, and remain closed Thursday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving.  We will be open at !0am as usual Friday the 26th!

Library Events for November

Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events!

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.


Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2-4pm (Brighton Room)
Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, for some one-on-one help in your family history search.
 
Free Math Tutoring
Monday, Nov 8, 3-5pm (Room A/B)
Bring your easy-or-difficult high school and college mathematics problems and get free math tutoring from expert math tutors. Sponsored by mymathtutors.net.
 
Brighton Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, Nov 15, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Led by Library staff, the group welcomes everyone to drop in. Extra copies of discussion titles are available at the Library. This month’s selection is Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang.
 
Writers' Workshop
Thursday, Nov 18, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Meet with author/humorist Mike Ball. Learn about writing, get feedback on your work, and discuss the entire writing process.
 
Preparing Business2Business Mailing Lists
Monday, Nov 22, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
A hands-on computer class focusing on how to use the ReferenceUSA database to prepare targeted lists for marketing/sales leads, for nonprofit-to-business solicitations, or for event invitations. Registration begins 11/8.
 
Ace That Interview!-Webinar
Wednesday, Dec 1, 3-4pm (Conference Room)
Career expert Barbara Safani shows you how to feel comfortable during an interview. Become familiar with current interview styles and the questions that most likely will be asked. Register now.
 
Affluenza--Movie Showing
Thursday, Dec 2, 7-9pm (Room A/B)
Has consumerism dampened your holiday enthusiasm? You aren't alone. This documentary film explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and overconsumption.
 
The Original Dickens Carolers
Saturday, Dec 4, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)
Join members of the Original Dickens Carolers as they discuss the history of and perform Christmas carols both old and new while dressed in period costume. There will also be an opportunity to sing along with your favorite carols and enjoy some Christmas Wassail and other refreshments.



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.


Reading with Rover
Saturday, Nov 6, Dec 4, 11-11:30am (Youth Dept)
Share a story with a trained therapy dog. The dog and owner are certified as a pet therapy team through the For Better Independence organization. Register now. Ages 5 and up.
 
Eats, Treats and Sweets
Tuesday, Nov 9, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Snack foods can be fun to make! We’ll create some easy and scrumptious to eat treats. Take them in a school lunch or snack on them at home. Register now. Ages 8-10.
 
Children and Divorce
Wednesday, Nov 10, 7pm (Conference Room)
Discover ways to help your children through the psychological and emotional experiences associated with divorce. Presented by clinical psychologist Michelle M. Sunny. Drop in.
 
Let’s Get Creative with LEGO
Every Saturday, Nov 13-Dec 4, 10:30-Noon (Youth Activity Room)
Get creative and have fun with our LEGO building blocks. Each week design your creation around one of our four themes; space travel, things that go, aliens, and buildings and communities. Adult participation required. Ages 5-10.
 
Moose on the Loose
Saturday, Nov 13, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)
Calling all look outs! There’s a moose on the loose! Enjoy a rollicking time with a story, craft and games. Register now. Ages 5-7.
 
Mother Daughter Book Club
Thursdays, Nov 18 & Dec 16, 6-7:15 pm (Room A/B)
Bring your dinner and enjoy fun activities and lively discussion. Adult participation required. Register now. Ages 10-12.
 
Xtreme Reads For Boys
Fridays, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, 6-7pm (Youth Dept)
Join us for an extreme adventure through great books! Bring your dinner and join the discussion. Adult participation required. Register now. Ages 9-12.


Teen Scene
click here to see all Teen Events

To register for Teen events, visit the Information Desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 227.

YA.PA.MA. Book Club
Wednesday, Nov 3, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Join our fun book club for teens and their parents! This month's selection is Louis Sachar's The Cardturner, a book about Alton Richards, a 17-year-old forced into spending his summer vacation assisting his wealthy, old uncle with playing bridge.


Teen Writer's Workshop
Thursdays, Nov 4 & 11, Dec 2, 6-8pm (Brighton Room)
Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist, to hone your writing skills in a fun and supportive group setting. Drop-ins Welcome! Ages 11-18.
 
Twisted Stitchers!
Monday, Nov 8, 6-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Are you looking to work on your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch or any other needlework while surrounded by friends and great conversation? Our fabulous Stitcher's Group is the place for you. Bring existing projects or start something new! Teens and adults welcome!
 
Teen Gaming
Wednesday, Nov 10, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in. Ages 11-18.

After-Hours Teen Movie
Friday, Nov 19, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Join us for a viewing of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, rated PG. Snacks and beverages provided. Register now! Ages 11-18.



Computer Classes
click here for more information and listings for 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.

Drop-in Computer Lab
Every Thursday, 3-5pm (Conference Room)

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

Microsoft Excel 2007
Mondays, Nov 8 & 15, 10am-noon (Two Part Class)
Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops.  Registration begins 10/25.
 
PowerPoint 2007
Wednesdays, Nov 17 & Dec 1, 2-4pm (Two Part Class)
Basic computer experience required. Registration begins 11/3.
 
Scanning and Burning
Thursday, Dec 2, 1-3pm
Learn how to scan images and documents, and burn your files to a CD. Registration begins 11/18.
Happy Halloween!

Investors have trusted the stock research and opinon from the Library's Value Line subscription for many years. 
A Brighton District Library card gives you access to Value Line's Standard Investment Survey online as well.
Click here to check out this valuable resource.



The Stardust Big Band in concert
October 2010
(Below) Enjoying the sounds


Thank You, Donors!

♦♦ A special acknowledgment to David & Angela Chernin for their generous gift toward book purchases.

♦♦ The Library is proud to be the recipient of a $1000 Best Buy Tag Team Award in recognition of the success of our "Ask the Blue Shirts" open computer lab.
 
Memorials
 

In memory of Chuck Botorowicz by RoseAnna Botorowicz
 
In memory of Edward Scott Claflin, Ph.D. by Christine and George Goodell, Jr.
 
In memory of William A. McKee by Judy & John Havrilla,
Gladys Hubbard
 

In memory of Wanda Orczyk by Mary Lou Clark, the Pfizer Foundation and staff members of the Brighton District Library
 
Book Honors
 
In memory of Chuck Botorowicz, The Bird in Santa’s Beard, The Elves in Santa’s Workshop, The Runaway Garden, by Jeffery L. Schatzer, from RoseAnna Borotowicz
 
Donated to the Brighton District Library by author Diana Dignan, Bartholomew’s Gift.
 
In memory of charter member, Helen Hyne, Art Deco, by Michael Robinson & Rosalind Ormiston, from the Plank Road Questers Chapter #236
 
Wish List Donors
 
Thanks to Shelagh Davis for cleaning supplies
 
Click here to see our complete Wish List
 
Donors
 

♦♦ Anonymous Gift in support of early childhood literacy
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
 
 
Tom & Christine Claflin
 
National Real Estate Education
 
Katheryn M. Shinn
 

Ken & Lisa Tormey
 

VG’s
 
 
♦ Donations of $100.00 or more
♦♦ Donations of $500.00 or more
 


Teen Minicomic Workshop with Jane Irmin
October 2010

The Brighton Fire Department came for a story time, October 2010


Making a tombstone at the Grave Rubbing program, October 2010


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