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Library Events for March

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

Great Start Livingston Play Group
Friday, Mar 1, 10:15-11am (Room A/B)

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.

Baby Boogie
Mar 4 - Apr 8, 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. Register now.

Monday, Mar 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 required. Register now.

Read To The Beat
Tuesday, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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, Mar 8 & 15, 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
Fridays, Mar 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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.

Parenting Awareness Celebration
Saturday, Mar 9, 10am-1pm (Room A/B)

Displays for parents, stories, free books for children ages 1-5, and door prizes. Join Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady, for a free family concert at 10:30am. Fun for the entire family. Drop in.

LEGO™ Open Play
Tuesdays, Mar 19 & 26, 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.

Elephant Jewelry
Wednesday, Mar 20, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Receive a ceramic elephant bead and other colorful supplies to create a unique necklace or bracelet. Supplies have been provided by donation. For ages 7-11. Registration begins Mar 6.
Boo Boo Bunnies
Wednesday, Mar 27, 6:30-7:30pm
(Youth Dept)

Create a Boo-boo bunny washcloth to hold an ice cube for little "owies." Listen to a bunny tale, do the bunny hop and take home a paper bunny craft. Supplies are donated. For ages 2-4
and their caregivers. Registration begins Mar 13.

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.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesdays, Mar 5, Apr 2, 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.

Adult Writer's Workshop
Tuesdays, Mar 12 & 19, 6:30-8pm
(Brighton Room)

Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author. Drop-in.

Business Coaching with SCORE
Wednesday, Mar 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
Mar 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.

Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, Mar 17, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a Sunday Movie at the BDL! Popcorn and beverages will be served. Film title and details are here.

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, Mar 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.

Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Mar 18, 7-8:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us as we discuss this month's book selection,
Defending Jacob, by William Landy. Copies may be available at the Circulation Desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system. The book for April 15 will be The Mirage, by Matt Ruff.

Finding Military Records for Genealogy
Tuesday, Mar 26, 7-8:30 (Room A/B)

Military records can be an excellent place to find genealogical information, but finding those records can be a challenge. Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, will explain the different types of military records, where they can be found, and more. For beginning and intermediate genealogists. Register now.

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.

BDL Teen Time
Monday, Mar 4, 3:30-5:30pm (Room A/B)
Friday, Mar 15, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Monday, Apr 1, 3:30-5:30pm (Room A/B)

If you're looking for a place to study or just hang out with your friends, drop by for BDL Teen Time. Laptops will be available, as well as some games, snacks, and drinks! Ages 11-18. Drop-in.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Mar 5, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

Teen Movie
Friday, Mar 8, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Check out a newly released movie after-hours at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. This month's movie title and information is here. Register now.

Teen Writers' Workshop Poetry Slam
Tuesday, Mar 26, 6-8pm (Off-site)

This week's session is a Teen Poetry Slam and will be held at the Brighton Barnes & Noble, located in the Green Oak Village Place off of US-23. So come out and share your poetry or cheer on other members of the group!

Computer Classes
click here for more information and listings for all Computer Classes. To register, call 810-229-6571, ext 210.

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!

Introduction to Pinterest
Monday, Mar 11, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Pinterest is a popular social media site for creating virtual pinboards of the things you discover online. With Pinterest you can create and share pinboards on any subject you can imagine, from vintage cars to funny cat videos to your favorite tutorials. Join the fun and explore what other people are pinning. Register now.
eReader Lab
Wednesday, Mar 13, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)

Get help with your ereader and the Library's free downloadable books and audio at Download Destination. Drop-In.
Introduction to LinkedIn
Friday, Mar 29, 10-Noon (Room A/B)

LinkedIn is the largest social media site dedicated solely to professional networking.  Come learn about the basics of using LinkedIn. We'll also talk about different strategies you can use to create an effective LinkedIn profile, add new contacts, join groups, and search for jobs. 
Register now.
Introduction to Google Docs
Monday, Apr 8, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Google Docs is a free, cloud-based suite of tools for creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. This class will cover the Documents application, as well as accessing and storing your Docs on Google Drive.
Register now.

For Parents
Understanding Your Child's Personality Style
Saturday, Mar 9, 
10:30-11:15 am
(Conference Room)
Using the True Colors System, discover how to foster a healthy and happy relationship with your child. Presented by Lisa Miles, MPS, CPS. This program is intended for adults only. Register now.

Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder
Tuesday, Mar 12, 7-8pm (Conference Room)
Did you know there are six types of ADD? How does Attention Deficit Disorder affect family dynamics, education, and social relationships? What can you do as a parent or concerned caregiver? Presented by Johana Ciak, Director of William A. Presti Center for Families and Youth. This program is intended for adults only. Register now.
Storybook Kids

Scrapbook Fun

Alphabet Soup

Cooking with Chef Cathy

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in
want of a wife."
So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners - one of the most popular novels of all time - that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.
Marking the 200th anniversary of its publication, Livingston County Libraries will be celebrating Pride and Prejudice with lectures, films, crafts, and concerts, and by encouraging all to read the book. More events and further information can be found at
Pride and Prejudice is available in print, audio, or ebook formats through the Library catalog.
Sunday Movie at the BDL -
Pride and Prejudice

Sunday, Mar 10, 2-4pm
(Room A/B)

Join us for the first event in our 2013 Livingston Reads program schedule. This is the 2005 production, starring Kiera Knightley. Popcorn and beverages are provided. Drop-In
Brunch Bunch Book Discussion - Livingston Reads 2013
Tuesday, Mar 12, 11-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Bring your appetite and thoughts about Pride and Prejudice. Copies of the book may be obtained by contacting the Reference Desk.
Adult Craft
Monday, Mar 25, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)

Join us to create a hand-made cameo necklace. Craft is limited to 12 participants. Registration begins Mar 12.
A Jane Austen Tea
Wednesday, Mar 27, 7-8pm
(Room A/B)

Hosted by Barb Gulley of Barb’s TEA Shop in Troy. Enjoy some tea (feel free to bring your favorite china cup) as Gulley discusses the historical significance of tea and other Regency period influences in Austen’s life and literature. She’ll share how Austen procured her tea, what type of teas were available, how she prepared it, and the social customs surrounding her life and those of her characters. Registration begins Mar 13.
If You Liked the Movie,
You’ll Love the Book:
Austen’s Stories
in Fact and Film

Tuesday, Apr 2, 7-8pm
(Room A/B)

Presented by Barbara Adler. Most film versions of Jane Austen’s novels, while delightful to watch, lack faithfulness to her intentions, characterizations, and narrative style. What are the differences between Austen’s novels and their film adaptations? Registration begins Mar 19.
Sunday Movie at the BDL -
Becoming Jane

Sunday, Apr 7, 2-4pm
(Room A/B)

It is the untold romance that inspired the novels of one of the world's most celebrated authors. When the dashing Tom Lefroy, a reckless and penniless lawyer-to-be, enters Jane's life, he offends the emerging writer's sense and sensibility. Soon their clashing egos set off sparks that ignite a passionate romance and fuel Jane's dream of doing the unthinkable--marrying for love. Popcorn and beverages are provided. Drop-In.

Teen Craft

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Honors and Memorials
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Vada and James Justin, and
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in memory of
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past President


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