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Brighton District Library October 2010 eNewsletter
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Library Events for October

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.


Michigan Facts and Fables
Tuesday, Oct 5, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Popular storyteller/singer Barbara Schutzgruber weaves tales and sings ballads of the history and legends of Michigan.
 
Genealogy Lock-In
Friday, Oct 15, 6-11pm (Entire Library)
Genealogists have the run of the Library and its computers during this fun and informative annual after-hours event. Our speaker for the evening is Karen Krugman. Register now.
 
The Stardust Big Band
Sunday, Oct 17, 2-3:45pm (Reading Room)
From the traditional swing of Count Basie to the modern stylings of today's concert masters, the Stardust Big Band has an extraordinary repertoire that will thrill any big band fan. Register now for best seats!
 
Book Discussion Group
Monday, Oct 18, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Led by Library staff, the group welcomes everyone to just drop in. Extra copies of discussion titles are available at the Library. This month's selection is Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma.
 
Writers' Workshop
Thursday, Oct 21, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Bring a writing sample to get feedback and insider tips from someone who knows the industry, author/humorist Mike Ball.
 
Write a Resume That Gets the Job!-Webinar
Wednesday, Oct 27, 3-4pm (Conference Room)
Career expert Barbara Safani shows you how to write a resume that hiring managers will notice. Register now.
 
Ghost Hunter
Thursday, Oct 28, 8-9pm (Room A/B)
Local ghost hunters from Portal Paranormal Society will present how they conduct investigations and share audio and visual evidence collected from local sites. Teens and adults welcome.


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.


Kitty Capers
Saturday, Oct 9, 10:30-11:15am (Room A/B)
Join us for a story, craft, and lots of fun kitty activities. Register now. Ages 4-6.
 
Gravestone Gathering
Monday, Oct 18, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)
Learn about gravestone rubbing. Make a faux headstone using creative designs, haunting language and lots of cobwebs. Registration begins 10/4. Ages 9-12.
 
Struggle Free Parenting
Tuesday, Oct 19, 7-8 pm (Youth Dept.)
Are you looking for ways to bring more connection, cooperation and joy into your relationships with your children? Are you tired of struggling for cooperation? Explore an effective parenting tool, based on the work of Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting. Presented by Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW.
 
Stop, Drop, and Roll
Tuesday, Oct 26, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)
Visit with Lieutenant Curt Ruf, Brighton Area Fire Department. Tour his fire truck and learn about fire safety. Ages 4 and up.
 
The Runaway Garden
Wednesday, Oct 27, 4:45-5:30pm (Room A/B)
Chomp into this new Michigan Reads book by Jeffery Schatzer. Stories, crafts, and fun activities. Ages 5-7.
 
The Joys of Infant Massage
Thursday, Oct 28, 10:30-11:30am (Youth Dept.)
Explore the benefits of massage with Jeri Lea Kroll. Registration begins 10/14. Infants 1-6 mo. and their caregivers.
 
Spooky Monster Magic Show
Saturday, Oct 30, 11 am (Room A/B)
Child-friendly spook-tacular magical monster magic. Lots of audience involvement. Adult participation and free ticket, available 30 minutes prior to program, required. All ages.

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.

Writers' Workshop
Thursdays, Oct 7 & 28, Nov 4, 6-8pm (Brighton Room)

Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. 6-12th Grade. Drop-ins welcome.
 
Twisted Stitchers!
Monday, Oct 11, 6-8:30pm (Conference Room)

Work on your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch or any other needlework while surrounded by friends and great conversation! Teens and adults welcome!
 
Teen Gaming
Thursday, Oct 14, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in. Ages 11-18.
 
Teen Craft
Tuesday, Oct 19, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Feeling crafty? Drop by to make something really nifty! Registration begins 10/5.
 
Mini-Comics Workshop
Tuesday, Oct 12, 6-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Design your own mini-comic from start to finish with Jane Irwin, the creator of the Vögelein comic series! All materials will be supplied and no drawing experience is necessary. Register now. Ages 11-18.
 
Pumpkin Party
Friday, Oct 29, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Join us for our 4th Annual Teen Pumpkin Carving Contest! Come up with the most creative design and you could win a $25 gift card to Target! We supply the pumpkins and carving tools. Registration begins 10/15. Ages 11-18.
 
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.


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!

Intro to Photoshop Elements 4.0
Wednesday, October 13, 2-4pm
Perform basic editing and enhance your photos. Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops. Registration begins 9/30.
 
Microsoft Word 2007
Mondays, October 18 & 25, 10am-noon (Two Part Class)
Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops. Registration begins 10/4.

Social Media for Businesses
Monday, Oct 25, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Learn about different types of social media and how you can use them to your business’s advantage. Registration begins 10/11.
 

Introduction to Gmail
Wednesday, October 27, 12-2pm
Sign up for a free email account and learn how to use it. Basic computer experience required.  Registration begins 10/13.
 
Microsoft Excel 2007
Mondays, November 8 & 15, 10am-noon (Two Part Class)
Basic computer experience required. No personal laptops.  Registration begins 10/25.

Michael Glenn Monroe gives a demonstration to participants in
Art Through the Ages, an intergenerational art series funded through a NEH grant to the Library, one of 30 awarded nationwide.

Art Through the Ages, September 2010


Library Wish List

To help mitigate the impact of reductions in our revenue, the Library welcomes the donation of items large and small.  Please click here to find out more.

Thank you for donations of Fish Tank Maintenance and a computer Creation Station, in memory of Bill McKee;
and to Janice Eddy for envelopes!


The Stardust Big Band performs at the Library Sunday, October 17


"Grand Day" in the Library garden, Summer 2010


Thank You, Donors!

Memorials
♦ In memory of
William A. McKee
by Bill Anderson,
Aggie & Ted Colley, 
Mary & John Dorsey,
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gallaway, Betty J. Geyer,
Mary K. Grove,
Yvonne Grover,
Jo Ann M. Hyde,
Carol & Don Knechtges, Pamela Leonard,
JoAnn & Carlo Lubiato,
Jean & Bob Mahon,
Evelyn Montgomery, Jacquelyn D. Reingold,
Sandra & Bob Thompson, Mary Varhal,
Paige Nolen Visser.
 
Book Honors
In honor of Steven Pierce, The Mentor Leader, by Tony Dungry from Diana Pierce
 
Donors
♦ Sally McKee
♦ Chris & Tom Claflin

Donations of $100 or more


The Library collected the weight of these children in school supplies for the reccent LESA Fill a Backpack drive.


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