Events in February
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     Computer Classes
Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library
for supporting Library events.

Oscar Nominee Sundays!
Our Sunday film festival continues! Each Sunday in February at 2pm, we will be showing a recently Oscar-nominated film (plus one past winner). Popcorn and beverages are provided. The lineup is:
February 1: The Judge
February 8: Gravity
February 15: Casablanca
February 22: The Birdman

Saturday, February 28, 10:30am - 12:00pm (Room A/B)
Bring the family for LEGO activities and games. Make it, build it, display it. Come to explore and see what YOU can do with LEGO bricks! All creations will be displayed in the Youth Services Department, space permitting. For children ages 5-11. Adult participation is required for children ages 5-6. Drop-in.
Digital Editions of Your Favorite Magazines Now Available 
through the Library
Brighton District Library is pleased to join The Library Network group offering Zinio for Libraries. Through the group’s website, BDL cardholders have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Whether it is The Economist or Us Weekly, Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search, and interactive elements such as audio and video. Issues from more than 250 magazines are available, covering a complete range of interests. More details are available at the website:, or ask for assistance at the Information Desk.

Please note that due to licensing restrictions, this service is available only to district residents.

Brighton...Naturally Resource Kits
Eleven exciting and unique nature-based resource boxes are now ready for checkout at the Brighton District Library.

Each kit connects individuals to the natural world, filled with carefully selected books, learning toys, and activities. These materials are perfect for Scout leaders, homeschoolers, and preschool through elementary classroom teachers. A Teacher Card permits long-term borrowing of these materials. Youth Services staff is happy to assist with the selection of a topic: the seasons, birds, insects, wildflowers, gardening, wildlife tracks, nature projects, biographies, and more. We invite you to visit the Youth Services Department to check out these exciting new resources.

Brighton...Naturally is the Library's environmental education initiative to connect children, families, and individuals to the natural world. Longtime educator Joyce Powers provided the leadership gift and environmental education resources which anchor this project. Our geographic natural history is our treasure,” said Joyce Powers.

Featured Resources for Students
All Library electronic resources can be accessed from our website:

Learning Express offers preparation materials for all kinds of examinations, including ACT, GED, ASVAB, GRE, and professional licensing exams. Then add to that skills-builders, computer software tutorials, and more.

Lois and Robert Alfather
with their vintage
Friends of BDL tote

Booked for the Evening
The Brighton District Library will host its fourth annual gala fundraiser 
Friday, March 20
at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Pointe Country Club.

For more information,
or contact
810-229-6571 ext. 211

Alphabet Adventures
Storytime Registration begins Monday, Feb 23
for sessions running March through April. Details here.

in the Norma Gray Gallery 
Art at the Library
in partnership with the


Jan 6 - Feb 25
Dean Rogers (colored pencil)
Michael Schaefer (photography)

Cash for Class can benefit Library
Brighton District Library is among the institutions that can benefit from a percentage of your purchases at VGs stores during selected times. The next period will be February 15-21.
 Details available here

Chuck Newsome Trio
Thank you, Donors!

We are grateful for those who generously contributed to the Library's Annual Appeal this holiday season. In a time of reduced funding, these donations are crucial to maintaining the quality of services the Library offers.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Library, options and details can be found on our webpage, Support the Library.

Annual Appeal 2014-2015
♦♦♦ Library Trustee Sally McKee, once again, has underwritten the cost of stocking and maintaining the aquarium. This annual contribution is given
in memory of Bill McKee.
♦♦♦ Jennifer & Mike Morley, along with a matching grant from the Morley Foundation, have made a very generous contribution in honor of
the children of Brighton.
5 Anonymous contributions
♦ Sandra & James Anderson
Robert Andrews
Peg & Jim Anthony, in memory of Lois Rushton
John Anthony
Macky & George Bachelor
Janet Baldinger
Dorothy & Peter Baldori
♦ Nancy & John Barta
Shirley Barton
Eric A. Becher
♦ Sally & Gerald Belian
Amy Bellas
Jeffrey Berner
Mary Lynn & Richard Bodalski
♦ Darlene Bohn, in memory of Hubert & Michael Bohn
Patricia & James Bohn, in honor of Darlene Bohn
Maureen & Tom Booth
♦ Margaret Bowers
♦ Abigail Briggs
Linda Brown
♦ Reginald E. Carveth II
♦ Lola & Frank Castle
Lois & Charles Cheney
Lynn Clusky,
in memory of Helen Seaberg, who loved all libraries
♦ Kathleen & Keith Collins
Ruth & Ron Collins
♦ Cheryl Rogers Colloton
Jane Cormier
♦♦ Kay Huebner Dake, for the eBook collection
Gail D’Amico, in memory of Ronald K. D’Amico
Diana Dart, in memory of Elizabeth
Susan Daugherty
Denise Day, in honor of Diana Dart
Pat & Frank Ducato
♦ Vicki Dutcher, in memory of Charles Elder
Dawn Edford
Robin & William Erickson
Frances & Frank Fabinski
James Fackert
James Fahrner
Nita Firestone
Mary & Don Fisher
♦ Chris Frey
Robert Friess
♦ Germaine & Jeff Fritz
Sue Fuchs
♦ Elizabeth & Charles Fuqua
Carol Hackett & Steve Garagiola
♦ Diane & Kim Gasior
♦ Mary Gilbert
Terrance Graham
♦ Michael Gudenau,
in memory of my wife, Linda Gudenau
♦♦ Lois Gustafson
Linda & Jim Gutting
♦ Nancy & Greg Hadley
Gail & Chester Harkiewicz
♦ Julie & John Harris
Thomas Hassett
♦ Jeff Hayden, Vision Care Center
♦ Jane Hegarty
Janine & Brad Hepfner
♦ Betsy & Bob Herbst
♦ Jeannette & Bob Hill, Library Enhancement Fund
♦ Patricia & Thomas Hill,
in memory of our son, Jamie
♦ Sandra & Michael Holper
Marge & Don Horner
♦ David Horton
♦ Charles Husson
♦ Manohar Jagasia
Mary Janke
Baiba & Jim Jensen
Carol Johnson, in memory of Richard W. Johnson
♦ Nancy B. Johnson, Congratulations to all the
BDL staff for another fine year!
♦ Pamela & Urim Jusufi
Donna & Dan Kashian
Sheila Kaulfersch
♦ Mary & Sanjay Khunger
♦ Kathy & Bob Kittridge
Gretchen & Brian Klatt
Cynthia & Randy Kniebes
Thomas Kolhoff
Peter Krauskopt
♦ Christine & Karl LaPeer
Mary Kay & Thomas LaRocque
♦ Mary Ann Lazari
Christine Lee
♦ Marsha Lesley
Jane & Piet Lindhout
Dixie & Joseph Lopez
Yoga Center for Healthy Living,
Lee Ann Louis-Prescott
♦ Judy & Jim Mackey, in memory of Eillen Wilson
Jean & James Makela
Nancy Manaker
Lisa Mancini
♦ Marlynn & Edmund Marroso
♦ Bonnie Marttila
Shirley & William Maxwell
Brenda McCarty
Cecelia McClure,
in memory of Mike McClure & Mary Ann King
♦ Jane & Mike McManus
♦ Mark McPeek
Colleen Meyer
Anne Michaels
Janeen Miller
Nina Morley
Mark Conway Munro
♦ Mary Anita Naab,
in honor of my children & grandchildren
♦ Mary & Richard Nahabetian
Patricia Nelson
Shirley Noonan
Cheryl Ochodnicky
♦ Mary Rose Orczyk
♦ Donna Pardonette
Jane Petrie
Lynn & Terry Pfaff
♦ Donna & Tom Phelps
Mary Pinkerton
Joyce Powers
Barbara & Wallace Prince
Jacquelyn Reingold, in memory of Bill McKee
Kathleen Rentz
Sherry & David Ricketts
Regina Ridley
Wallace Rodammer
Sharon Ross
Randee Rossmann
♦ Leslie & Ed Rutkowski
Elaine & Edmund Samson
Marie Schafer
Sandra Schulenburg
♦ Karen & John Schultz
♦ Joseph Shevock
Peg Siford
Carol Smith
Sally & Bob Springstead
Mary Stamm, in memory of Carl Stamm IV
♦ Kathleen & Stephen Stegmaier
Maureen & Leon Stein
Claudia Tangalakis
Giovanna & Patrick Tessmer
Christine Tonge
♦♦ Kenneth Tormey
♦ Craig Trojan
Candice Vollweiler
♦ Julie Walker
Susan & Daniel Weir
Jack Whitehead, in memory of Judy Whitehead
Jane & Mark Wilson
Katherine & Mark Winders
♦ Linda & David Yanochko
♦ Steve Yardley
Kathleen Zaenger
♦ Karen & John Zentgraf

♦ Gifts of $100 or more
♦♦ Gifts of $500 or more
♦♦♦ Gifts of $1000 or more
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