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Library Events for January

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.

Grief 101
Tuesday, Jan 10, 7-8pm (Conference Room)
This one-hour educational meeting will provide you with the resources and information you are looking for when coping with the loss of a loved one. Grief 101 will help examine what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and what support is available to you. There will also be time for questions at the end. To register, please call ArborHospice’s Grief Support Services at 734-794-5114 or e-mail An RSVP is appreciated.
Extreme Body Makeover Workshop
Monday, Jan 16, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Darci Noonchester, a registered dietician, helps to start the new year off on the right foot. In this workshop, you will learn: How weight gain may not be entirely your fault. What environmental factors affect weight. A natural approach to correcting the underlying factors associated with weight gain by treating the whole person.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Jan 16, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, Room by Emma Donoghue. Additional copies may be available at the circulation desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system.
Sunday Movie at the Library
Sunday, Jan 22, 2-4:15pm (Room A/B)
Looking for a good Sunday afternoon film? Join us for Moneyball, rated PG-13. Popcorn and beverages provided.
Oscars Nominees at the Library
Sunday, Jan 29, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Join us for the first of our "Oscar Nominated" films series. The title of our first film will be announced on Jan 24. Popcorn and beverages will be provided.
Adult Craft
Monday, Jan 30, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)
Join us for the third in our series of repurposed paperback books. For this session, we'll be making a decorative sculpture. Registration begins Jan 16.
Job Search Strategies for a Tough Economy
Tuesday, Jan 31, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Join Patty Sudbay from Michigan Works! to learn how to organize and maintain a successful job search campaign in a difficult job market. Learn how to market yourself effectively and stand out from your competition. 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.

Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Jan 3, 3-5pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Jan 10 & 24, 6-8pm
(See website for room locations)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

YAkkers Book Club
Wednesday, Jan 11, 6:30-7:30pm
(Youth Activity Room)

Are you looking for something cool to read and discuss? Sign up for our fun teen book club by yourself or with a favorite adult! Bring your dinner, and we'll provide dessert! This month's book is Forgotten by Cat Patrick, a suspenseful story about a girl who can see visions of the future, but loses her current memories each night.
Teen Craft-Easy No-Knit Scarves
Tuesday, Jan 17, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Beat the winter chill with this stylish no-knit scarf! No experience is necessary and the library provides all materials. Registration begins Jan 3.
Teen Movie-Abduction
Friday, Jan 27, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. This month's movie is Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner, rated PG-13. Registration begins Jan 13.

Holiday Open House 2011
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.

LEGO Design Contest
Enter Monday, Jan 16 - Sunday, Jan 29
Children ages 5-10 are welcome to submit a unique Lego creation to be displayed in the Youth Department through Feb 5! Everyone wins, but a special prize will be awarded to the most unique and creative design in each age group. Contest guidelines are available at the Youth Desk. 
Family Science Reading Program
Saturday, Jan 21, 3-4pm (Room A/B)
Workshop One--How YOU work: What are you made of and what do your vital signs mean? We will explore what makes you who you are. We'll look at the building blocks that make our bodies (cells and DNA), figure out what the numbers doctors talk about tell us, and see how it all works together. Ages 6-11 with a caregiver. Registration begins Jan 7.
Preschool Open House
Saturday, Jan 28, 10-Noon (Room A/B)
Looking for a preschool program for your 3-4 year old child? Stop in and meet with local preschool representatives and learn about Livingston County preschool resources.
Graphic Novel Book Club
Monday, Jan 30, 6-7pm (Youth Activity Room)
Share some of our favorite graphic novels and enjoy discussions and games. We provide the pizza and you provide the drink! Ages 7-9. Adult participation required.
Registration begins Jan 16.

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.

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!

Downloading FREE eBooks
Monday, Jan 16, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Learn how to download FREE eBooks to your own computer or eReader from the Library’s ebook site. Bring your e-reader to class and we’ll try it. Registration Begins Jan 2.

Microsoft Word
Mondays, Feb 6 & 13, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Two Part Class

Learn the basics of word processing with Word, including how to enter and modify text, set margins, and check spelling. The second class will cover how to insert clipart and pictures, format text, set tabs, apply borders and shading, and insert headers and footers. Registration begins Jan 23.

On Exhibit
January 11 - February 29

John Gnotek
Lilth Dorr
(Eceltic Sculptures)

Opening Reception
Sunday, Jan 15, 2-4pm

Open to public
The Library will be Closed
Dec 31 & Jan 1

Hours Change for 2012

Beginning January 5,
The Library will be closed every Thursday,
and will restore hours to
10am to 5pm on Saturdays.

The Original Dickens Carolers at
the 2011 Holiday Open House

Thank You, Donors!

♦In memory of Bill McKee,
from Ms. J. D. Reingold

In memory of Chuck Botorowicz,
from RoseAnna Botorowicz

Lawrence Baldinger
♦Mary Lou Clark
Pat and Frank Ducato
David DuFresne
♦Jan and Nelson Eddy
♦Alan C. Fahlen
♦Family Resource Center
Denis Frank
Doris Gibson
Jeannette Hill
Mary Johnson
Anthony Joseph
Marian Lancaster
Katherine Lawrence-Copp

Annual Appeal
♦Michael and Gretchen Addor
Michael Adelson
Heidi Alger
Robert Andrews
George and Maxine Bachelor
Dorothy Baldori
Nancy Barker
Christina Bastian, in honor of
public education
Greg Bednarczyk
Pamela and David Bell for the
Brighton Room
♦Gerald Beebe
Jeffrey and Cynthia Berner
Chris and Geraldine Sovran Bodker
Thomas and Maureen Booth
♦Abigail Briggs
Bonnie and Howard Burchell
Charles Cheney
Donna Cheresko
♦Dr. Thomas and Christine Claflin
♦Cheryl and Anthony Cleveland
Ruth and Ronald Collins
Holley Comiskey
Jane Cormier
Bonnie and Frederick Corrigan
♦Pamela and J. Vance Currey
Mary K. Dalton
Gail D’Amico, in memory of
Ronald D’Amico
Diana Dart
DeniseDay, in honor of Diana Dart
Isabel Delisle
Lacey Deneweth
Nicolas Deychakiwsky
Frank Diakow
Shirley and Kifton Dillow
♦Pauline and Dick Druschel
Linda Elliott
James Fahrner
Ela and Gregory Flake
Robert Friess
Susan Fuchs
♦Elizabeth Fuqua
Evelyn and Ruben Gallegos
♦Diane and Kim Gasior
♦Carol and Paul Godwin
Karen Goss
Graham Family
Nancy and Donald Gressler
Mary and Harry Griffith
Bruce Hellmer
Marlene Hennessey
♦Jeannette and Robert Hill
Peggy Hudson
♦Esther Jarvis, in memory of
Harold Jarvis Jr.
♦Beverly and Mark Javit, in memory of Wilma and Elmer Wilson
Charmaine Jenkins, in honor of
my friends
Baiba and Jim Jensen
Julie Johnanningsmeyer
♦Dr. Nancy B. Johnson
Carol and Richard Johnson
Eleanor Jugle
♦Donna and Daniel Kashian
♦Phyllis  and Alex Kato
Sheila Kaufersch
Lindsey and Michael Kelleher
Linda and Edward Kemmerling
♦ Dr. Mary Khunger
Robert Kittridge
♦Anita and Christopher Knatz
Thomas Kolhoff
Gerri Lynne and William Koss
♦Maria and Christopher Kottke
Bogdan Kozakov, in honor of
Adrian, Julian and Zorian Kozakov
Kathy and Pete Krauskopf
Joan LaCroix
♦Leena Lalwani
Mary Kay and Thomas Larocque
James Laug
Christine Lee
♦Gene Liskiewicz
Adele Liimatta
Jane and Piet Lindhout
Leigh Lindsey
Kathleen and Burghard Linn
Janet Livorine
Marsha and Robert Luetjen
Karen and John Lux, in honor of
the BDL Staff
Thomas MacFarland
Kristi MacKenzie
Jean and James Makela
♦Barbara Malloure
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Marroso
William Merte, in memory of Mary Ann
J. Henry Miller
Janeen Miller
♦Mary and Richard Nahabetian
♦Ellen Nowiki for the
BDL Endowment Fund
Ralph Orlandi
Leith Pingle
Terry Pratt
Amy and Stephen Preston, in honor of  BDL and the PCR Book Club
♦Erica and Matthew Pruski
Mark Riefe
♦Bonnie and Thomas Riutta
Betty and Wallace Rodammer, in honor of the BDL Staff
Sharon and Jonathan Ross
Vincent Rugnetta
Nadine Russell
Pauline and Robert Schaffer
♦Kathy Seifarth
♦Joseph Shevock
Carol and Guy Smith
Ruth Spangler, in memory of
John Spangler
Sally and Robert Springstead
Donna Blair and John Stead
♦Kathleen and Stephen Stegmaier
Michele and Brad Stouffer
♦Kenneth Teschendorf
♦Sara and Rick Thomas, in honor of the Livingston Land Conservancy
Karen and William Thorsen
♦Kenneth Tormey
Maryann Tuskey, in memory of
Jim and Michael Tuskey
♦Karen and Keith VanHentenryck, in memory of Lewis VanHentenryck
Susan Weir
♦Stacy and Michael Wenstrup
♦Marsha and William Whitehouse
Katherine and Mark Winders
Linda and David Yanochko
♦Frank Zanlungo

Growing our Future
Paula Arrowsmith
Mary Lynn and Richard Bodalski
♦Alice Freshour and Todd Brown
Sharon and Robert Kisak
Colleen Meyer
Jack Morgan

Children’s Wish Tree
Lauren and Adam Forcier
Karishma Khunger
Witte Family

♦ Donations of $100 or more

AIA Huron Valley Honor Awards, January 9-31
The Library is proud to host this exhibit by the Huron Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Honor Awards Program considered 26 projects designed by registered architects practicing in the Huron Valley area, and honored eight for the demonstration of skill and sensitivity in the resolution of aesthetic, functional and technical requirements and/or the advancement of the contemporary understanding of architecture. All submissions will be exhibited in the Library atrium.

Peter 'Madcat' Ruth & Mike Ball 
Dec 2011
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