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Library Events for April

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

For Parents
To register, visit the Youth desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 223.

Super Duper Play-In
Tuesday, Apr 5, 6:30-8pm (Youth Activity Room)
Have a blast with imaginative play. For parents and children ages 3-7. Register now.

The Joys of Infant Massage
Tuesday, Apr 19, 10:30-11:30am (Youth Activity Room)
Explore the benefits of massage. Intended for infants 1-6mo and their caregivers. Presented by Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW Therapist and consultant. Registration begins 4/10.

Raising Happiness
Tuesday, Apr 26, 6:30-7:30pm (Youth Activity Room)
Put more fun into parenting with this workshop by Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW and Jennifer Lange, LMSW on Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps For More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter. Registration begins 4/12.


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.


Local Authors Day!
Saturday, Apr 2, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Local authors C.J. Teahan, Jennifer Pedley, Cindy Spencer Pape, Bill Messner-Loebs, Mitch Goldman, Jim Delcamp, Laura K. Cowan, and Mike Ball give brief readings from their books and have sale copies available during this book fair open to all.


Appreciating Depression Glass
Monday, Apr 4, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Nancy Carlson exhibits and describes many examples of Depression-Era glass. You'll be amazed at the variety and beauty of these collectibles!
 
How to Write a Business Plan
Monday, Apr 4, 7-8pm (Conference Room)
Steve Feinman, District Director of SCORE Michigan, helps you through the steps involved in writing a credible business plan for your new venture. Register now.
 
Science and Religion: A History of Controversy
Tuesday, Apr 5, 7-8:30 (Room A/B)
Carroll A. Cook, former Brighton Area Schools educator, brings her unique perspective of history to a controversial topic: how the disciplines of science and religion have both complemented and contradicted each other. Sure to be a lively discussion!
 
Fine Art Drawing
Wednesday, Apr 13, 7-8:15pm (Conference Room)
Take pencil to sketch pad, relax, and draw! Jeff Joseph gives pointers in fine line art drawing. All materials are included; no experience needed. But register now--space is limited.
 
Decorating Trends and Tips - Bedrooms
Thursday, Apr 28, 7:45-8:45 (Room A/B)
Stephanie Neumann of JCPenney completes her series on 2011 decorating trends.
 
Long Term Care & How To Pay for It
Monday, May 2, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Listen to an informative presentation by Michael Hickox, Elder Law attorney at the Huron Valley Center for Estate, Elder Law, and Special Needs Planning. Learn the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, the five most costly mistakes people make, and how to protect your assets in a medical or financial emergency.


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.


Family Movie Day - Max and Ruby
Saturday, Apr 2, 1-2:30pm (Room A/B)
Get cozy and enjoy a movie, craft and story. Blankets and pillows welcome. Ages 3-7. Register now.


Teddy Bear Clinic
Thursday, Apr 21, 11am-Noon (Room A/B)

To help understand the “bear” necessities of staying healthy, kids should bring in their stuffed animal for a free “check up” with Dr. Mary Khunger. Stories, snacks and crafts included. Parent participation required. Registration begins 4/7. Ages 3-5.

Reading With Rover
Saturday, Apr 23, 2-3pm (Youth Activity Room)

Share a book with "Sonny" a Labrador Retriever certified by Bright and Beautiful Therapy Inc. Drop in. 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.

Teen Gaming
Monday, Apr 4, 1-3pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for the newest and coolest games around! Play Guitar Hero, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, or dance on the big screen with the XBOX Kinect, while hanging out with friends. Snacks and beverages provided. Ages 11-18. Drop-in.

Teen Movie - Tron Legacy (PG)
Tuesday, Apr 5, 1-3pm (Room A/B)
Take advantage of a day off school to check out a newly released movie at the library. Complete with a pizza lunch, you’re sure to have a great afternoon!
Ages 11-18. Register now.

Teen Writer's Workshop
Thursdays, April 7 & 21, 6-8pm (A/B Room)

Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist, to hone your writing skills in a fun and supportive group setting. Ages 11-18.
Drop-in.

Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, Apr 13, 6:30-8pm (Youth Activity Room)

Watch and talk anime with your friends, while enjoying some Asian snacks! Ages 11-18.
Register now.

Teen Craft - Mosaic Nacklace
Tuesday, Apr 19, 6-8pm (Conference Room)

Meet with Shannon Kuchera from Mosaic Geek to create a one-of-a-kind necklace! We supply all materials and no experience is necessary. Ages 11-18.
Registration begins 4/5.

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!


Introduction to Google Docs
Monday, Apr 18, 7-9pm
Create and share your work online, and access your documents from anywhere. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Windows class or equivalent. Must have an active Google account to participate or come 15 minutes early to set one up the day of the class. Registration begins 4/4.
 
Advanced Photoshop Elements 4.0
Wednesday, April 27 6-8pm
Build upon your basic skills in Photoshop Elements. Pre-requisite: must have taken basics class or be familiar with Photoshop Elements. Registration begins 4/13.
Zippity2dads at Parent Appeciation Day, Mar 2011
Book Sale!
The Friends of the Brighton District Library provide crucial support to the Library throughout the year, providing funding that allows the Library to offer Summer Reading programs, Live Homework Help, computer classes, concerts, and much more. The Friends' semi-annual Book Sale starts Tuesday, April 12 in Room A/B at the Library. A fantastic selection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, videos, and CDs will be available, so come check it out, and consider increasing your support with a Friends membership!
 
Tuesday, April 12 6-9pm
Friends of the Library Member Reception
*
Kick off to the Spring 2011 sale
Silent Auction, refreshments
*Friends Members only, memberships available at the door
No scanners, please.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 6-9pm
Dealer Appreciation Night*

5% off all purchases over $150.
*Friends Members only, memberships available at the door
 
Thursday, April 14, 10am-9pm
Regular Sale, open to the public
 
Friday, April 15, 10am-5pm
Regular Sale, open to the public
 
Saturday, April 16, 10am-5pm
Bag Day! Fill a bag with books for $5
 
Sunday, April 17
Free Day! Everything must go!



Business Coaching with SCORE
SCORE business coaches Nancy Solomon or Rick Scofield are at the Library every 2nd Tuesday of the month! It's a service of the Brighton District Library Business Resource Center. Have a business idea? Want to know if it's viable? Looking for funding? Would-be and new entrepreneurs can meet one-on-one for up to an hour with a business coach. The service is absolutely free, but you must register to participate!  Visit the Information Desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 227.
Next sessions are
Tuesday, Apr 12, 6-9pm.

Shannon Money was the Grand Prize winner for the Livingston Reads Pasty Baking Contest!


How to Draw your Dragon,
March 2011

Celebrate Month of the Young Child
Friday, Apr 8, 10:30am-Noon (Room A/B)
Share stories with our special guest readers, including Brighton Mayor Ricci Bandkau, and Judge Michael Hatty, music, crafts, snacks, and door prizes. Sponsored by Great Start Livingston, this event also kicks off their April Diaper Drive. Adult participation required. Ages 2-6. Drop-in.


Imagine it - Create it!  Mar 2011
Thank You, Donors!

♦♦The Brighton District Library makes special acknowledgment to
Pierino D. DiPonio
for his generous gift in memory of his sister,
Concetta C. DiPonio.


Memorials
 
In memory of
Joseph M. Glasovatz
by Marcia and Joseph Barraco


Commemorative Bricks

In memory of
Rachel Anne Reyhl Mather
by Robbin Behnke

 
In memory of
Bradley S. Mather
by Robbin Behnke


Magazine Sponsor

Tibor F. Czako

Brighton Room Sponsor
 
Merrily Kirchen

Click here to see our Wish List
 
Donors
 
♦ Heather Allen

 
Sandra Benson
 
♦ Carole Bullion,
CAE Enterprises

 
♦ Chili’s
 
Nancy Becker Johnson
 
Anthony Joseph
 
♦ Lamplighter Group
 
Paul and Sara Meriweather
 
Larry and Sandra Weston

♦ Donations of $100 or more
♦♦ Donations of $1000 or more


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