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Library Events for July

Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events!
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 Craft- Subterranean Sketching
Monday, July 1, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)

Learn to draw a variety of fantasy-inspired characters with award-winning Michigan illustrator Ryan Hipp. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Register now.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, July 2 & 16, 6-8pm (room varies)

Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts or questions about writing. Led by Mike Ball, award-winning humorist.

Nature Paparazzi Teen Photography Workshop
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-8pm
(Room A/B)

Photographer Jen Prouty is back to talk about capturing the natural world with a digital camera. A photo contest will follow.
Register now. A Brighton...Naturally program.

Teen Movie
Friday, July 12, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Click here for details on this month's movie, rated PG-13. Registration begins June 28.

Teen Magic Workshop
Monday, July 22, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

Join magician Joel Tacey and learn some simply amazing, yet amazingly simple, tricks you can use to impress your family and friends! Registration begins July 8.

Teen Gaming
Friday, July 26, 2-4pm (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. Snacks and drinks provided. Drop-in.

Underground Reads Teen Book Club
Wednesday, July 31, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Escape into some dark, fantastical worlds with this summer's teen book club. Pizza and pop will be provided, so come hungry. This month's book is
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. Register today and reserve a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Teen Summer Reading Final Party
Friday, August 2, 6-8pm (Library)

Celebrate the end of another great Teen Summer Reading Program! We'll have food, gaming, crafts, and more! Don't forget to bring your invitation as your entry into the party.
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.

Animals Down Under
Monday, July 8, 10-11:30am (Room A/B)

Animal Encounters will share three animal tales about characters that dig or spend time underground. A live animal that was featured in the story will be shared with the audience. Ages 3 and up. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program.
Fantastic Fairy Tea
Tuesday, July 9, 11am-Noon (Millie's Garden)

Is Millie's Garden full of fairies? Come and find out! Join us for a morning of fairy fun in the Garden. Ages 4-8. Register now. Program cancelled in case of inclement weather.

Dinosaur Romp and Stomp
Wednesday, July 10, 10:30-11:30am
(Room A/B)

Stomp and race in dino feet. Become a junior paleontologist and uncover hidden dinosaurs. Share a dino story and make a terrific take-home craft. Ages 3-5. Register now.
TGIF Science Fun
Friday, July 12, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Elephant toothpaste, floating food coloring, ping pong balls and hair dryers. Explore science mysteries. Ages 6-10. Registration begins June 28.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Monday, July 15, 11-11:45am (Room A/B)

Discover the magic of volcanoes, fossils, and more through illusion, comedy and high energy fun with geo-science entertainer Eugene Clark. Ages 5 and up. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the event.
Hula Hoop Musical Marathon
Tuesday, July 16, 11am-Noon
(Millie's Garden)

Celebrate Hula Hoop's 50th birthday with us. Bring your hula hoop and let's twirl colorful hoops to music. Ages 6-12. Registration begins July 2.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Wednesday, July 17, 11:30am-12:15pm (Millie's Garden)

Bring your best stuffed toy, a blanket, and your lunch for a "beary" fun time in the Garden. Stories, music, and a whole lot more! Ages 2-3 and their special adult. Registration begins July 3.

All Join In!
Friday, July 19, 10:15-11:30am (Room A/B)

Share stories, songs, and rhymes. Playtime for the children and conversation for the adults concludes the program. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program.

Monday, July 22, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Let's make origami bugs. Bring in one crisp dollar bill to make a dollar bill ring to wear or give. Ages 9-11. Registration begins July 8.
Crafts Galore: "Green" Garden Crafts
Wednesday, July 24,
10:15am-Noon & 5:45-8pm (Room A/B)

Be creative with recycled materials. For children ages 4-9. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins July 10.
TGIF Science Fun Again
Friday, July 26, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Lava lamps, water tension, vinegar volcanoes, and floating eggs. Explore science mysteries. Ages 6-10. Registration begins July 12.
Dig Into Reading with Conductor Jack
Saturday, July 27, 10:30-11:30am
(Millie's Garden)

Straight from Nashville, bringing his guitar, ukelele, and banjo, it's Conductor Jack! Named "Nashville's Best Kids Entertainer" 2009-2012 Bring your own blanket or chair and join us. All ages. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program.
Wings, Worms, and Wiggles
Tuesday, July 30, 11am-Noon
(Millie's Garden)

Wow! Look what we can find in the Garden with lots of wiggles and giggles thrown in. Ages 3-7. Registration begins July 16. Program cancelled in the case of inclement weather. A Brighton...Naturally Program.
Special Needs Support Group
Tuesday, July 30, 6:30-7:30pm
(Brighton Room)

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs? We would love your input. Join us for conversation as we discuss the services and materials that can be most beneficial to your family. Space is limited, please register now.

Dig Into Reading with PaleoJoe!
Friday, August 2, 10:30-11:30am
(Room A/B)

Travel through time with author, paleontologist, and storyteller PaleoJoe, and a variety of amazing fossils. This is a dig not to be missed. Ages 3 and up. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program.

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
Tuesday, July 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.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, July 9, 11am-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for our fantastic brunch book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection, Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Reference Desk. The title for Aug 13 will be Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

eReader Lab
Wednesday, July 10, 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.

SCORE Small Business Coaching
Wednesday, July 10, 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.

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, July 15, 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. Drop-in.
The Body Within
Wednesday, July 17, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

Join local personal trainers as they explain why it's important to keep moving this summer, and how to go about making the most of your time outdoors. Registration begins July 3.
Friday Flick at the BDL
Friday, July 19, 2pm (Room A/B)

This summer, join us the third Friday of each month for a fun flick. Showtime is 2pm and popcorn and beverages will be served. Click here for information about this month's film.
Michigan's Unique Shops
Tuesday, July 23, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

Ron Rademacher is back! Tonight we'll hear about a dozen day trips to some of Michigan's most unusual and unique shops. Registration begins July 9
Adult Craft - Paper Craft
Monday, July 29, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for our monthly craft session. This month we'll get crafty with paper. Registration begins July 15. Limit of 12 participants.

Computer Classes
Click here for more information and listings for all Computer Classes 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!

A new slate of computer classes will begin in the fall.
The Library will be
Closed for Independence Day
July 4

Our Muggle Quidditch program was featured on (with video)

It's not too late to register for Summer Reading!


& Adults

Summer Destinations

This summer your library card provides opportunities for free or discounted access to recreational destinations state-wide.

Michigan Activity Pass (formerly Museum Adventure Pass) allows Library cardholders to print a pass that grants free or reduced-fee admission, or other discounts, at nearly 60 participating institutions statewide. The program is entirely online at:

Big Green Gym
Come to the Library and check out
a free vehicle admission for any State Park or Recreation Area!. The Michigan DNR Park & Read program has expanded and rebranded as the Big Green Gym, in partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

We're glad you had a wonderful time at

Thank You, Donors!

Annual Appeal

Kathleen and Keith Collins
♦♦ Joyce Powers
Books and Memorials
Diana and Gary Cunningham, Crochet at Home by Brett Bara, and Runaway Crochet by Margaret Hubert, in memory of
Jean V. Bennett
Joyce Powers,
Music for Alice by Allen Say
Brighton Room
Anonymous Gift
James Carey
Donations and In-Kind gifts
Sharon and Phil MacBride
Network Reporting
Senior Financial Center LLC
Library Wish List
Springfest Visitors
Izabella Waggoner

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

Magic Show - June 2013

The Library was pleased to serve as a collection point for worn flags leading up to Flag Day in June. Over 50 flags will be given to Brighton Boy Scout Troop 350 for respectful disposal.

New for Businesses:

This online resource provides detailed business and residential information for users to assess business viability, create sales leads and/or marketing mailing lists, and analyze population trends. Beyond finely-grained and customizable population data such as age, housing, and economic activity, Demographics Now includes Simmons National Consumer Research data to profile customer lifestyles and preferences.
Check it out on our business research webpage (a library card number will be required).
Contact Ed Rutkowski, or 810-229-6571 x222, for assistance.

in the Norma Gray Gallery

Art at the Library
in partnership with the

June 25 - August 5
Kay Cassill (Watercolor on yupo)
Glenn Smith (Naked Raku)

Antiques Show & Tell
Monday, July 15, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Dig into your attic or basement and bring one antique (please see details) to be appraised by Darlene Hines of Nostalgia Antique Appraisal Services. While you enjoy refreshments, Darlene and her team will gather information about the item you brought. Then hear what they've discovered about each find as well as an approximate value. Registration begins July 1.
Program sponsored by Richard Truxall of INVEST Financial Corporation.

Can you find the Library Director in Rotary Club of Brighton's Lip Stync fundraising performance?
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