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.
Storytimes - Register now!
Mondays, Sept 16-Oct 21, 10:15-10:45am (Youth Dept)
Stimulate your active toddler with books, music, and movement. This program is best suited to toddlers who enjoy rolling, creeping, stretching and moving. Play time concludes the program. For children ages 12-23 months and their caregivers. Register now.
Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, Sept 16-Oct 21, 10:15-11:15am (Room A/B)
Using the Every Child Ready to Read model, toddlers and their caregivers sing, read, write, talk, and play as they build their pre-reading skills. For children ages 24-36 months and their caregivers. Register now.
Tuesdays, Sept 17-Oct 22, 10:15-11am
Your child will explore the alphabet with hands-on fun as we celebrate a different letter every week through stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. For children ages 4-5 and their caregivers. Register now.
Wednesdays, Sept 18-Oct 23, 10:15-11:15am (Youth Dept)
Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and fun hands-on activities designed to develop pre-reading and writing skills. For children ages 36-48 months and their caregivers. Register now.
Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Sept 17 & 24, 10:15-10:45am
Awaken your child's imagination with creative storytelling, rhythm and rhyme, fingerplays, stories, and more. Get ready to move and interact with your child! For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants.
BYOE (Bring Your Own Electronics) Club
Tuesdays, Sept 17 & 24, 4-6pm (Youth Dept)
This is a great place for your child to meet and socialize with other children who are glued to their iPod, DS, PSP, or other handheld system. Children should bring their own electronic devices. This club will enhance social communication skills by focusing on interests and strengths. For children ages 8-11. Drop in.
Perfect Play Time
Fridays, Sept 20 & 27, 10-11:30am
Enjoy one on one time with your little one. Meet other new parents and share books, music, and conversation. Let us suggest great books and activities to share with your child! For children ages 9-23 months and their caregivers.
Friday, Sept 20, 10:15-11:45am (Room A/B)
Woolbur the sheep never follows the flock. He runs with the dogs, rides the spinning wheel, and cards his own wool. Join us as we celebrate this year's Michigan Reads winner, Woolbur, by Leslie Helakoski. Kids will enjoy songs, crafts, and stories. For children ages 3 and up. Registration begins Sept 6.
Monday, Sept 23, 6:30-8pm
Decorate frames for your locker and a friend's! For children ages 7-11. Registration begins Sept 9.
Mother Daughter Book Club
Tuesday, Sept 24, 6-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Bring your dinner and enjoy fun activities and lively discussion of a different book each month. For girls ages 10-12. Adult participation required. Register now.
All Join In
Friday, Sept 27, 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. Space is limited.
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, Sept 3, 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.
Wednesday, Sept 11, 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, Sept 11, 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.
Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, Sept 15, 2pm (Room A/B)
Join us the 3rd Sunday of the month for an afternoon movie. Snacks and beverages are provided. Click here for information about this month's film.
Monday, Sept 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Both beginning and advanced researchers welcome. Drop-in.
Genealogy - Researching Immigration and Naturalization Records
Monday, Sept 23, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Scarcely any phase of family history research is as fascinating as tracking immigrant origins-and scarcely any phase is as challenging. Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian at Brighton District Library, as he shows how to research immigration and naturalization records. The program is directed at both beginning and advanced genealogists. Register now.
Adult Craft - Paper Rose Branch
Monday, Sept 30, 6:30-8pm
Join us to create a cool paper rose branch - great for adding to already existing flower arrangements or beautiful just on its own. Limit of 12 participants. Registration begins Sept 16.
UPCOMING BOOK DISCUSSIONS
Adult Evening Book Discussion - 11/22/63
Monday, October 7, 7-8:30pm
Library's Evening Adult book group has changed its meeting schedule this fall, and now meets on the first Monday of each month between October and May. Led by library staff, the group welcomes everyone; no registration required. Call or visit the Information Desk to request a copy of this month's title, 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
Brunch Bunch Book Discussion - Faith
Tuesday, October 8, 11am-12:30pm
Join us for our fantastic brunch book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection, Faith by Jennifer Haigh. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Information Desk..
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.
Friday, Aug 30, 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.
Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesday, Sept 3, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts or questions about writing. Led by Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.
Friday Games & Eats
Friday, Sept 6, 12-3pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for our monthly open study hall to work on homework or just hang out with friends. Laptops will be available, as well as videogames, snacks, and drinks. Drop in.
Teen Craft - No-Sew Socktopus
Tuesday, Sept 17, 6:30-7:30pm
Decorate your locker with a cute, hipster socktopus - it will never look better! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Sept 3.
Night of the Living & Dead
Saturday, Sept 21, 2-4:30pm
Join Pinckney artist and illustrator Lori Taylor for a series of art workshops that inspire your creativity and teach fun drawing techniques. This month's session will focus on observing and drawing animals, both living and dead! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Sept 7.
A Brighton...Naturally Program.
Teen Writers' Workshop Poetry Slam
Tuesday, Sept 24, 6-8pm (Off-site)
This week's session is a Teen Poetry Slam and will be held at The Peaberry Bean & Beats in Whitmore Lake. So come out and share your poetry or cheer on other members of the group!
Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club
Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-7:30pm
Escape into some fantastical worlds with this fall's teen book club. Pizza and pop will be provided, so come hungry. This month's book is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, an action-packed book about child-hero Ender Wiggin and his desperate battle against a deadly alien race! Register now and reserve a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
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!
Introduction to Computers
Monday, Sept 16, 1-3pm (Room A/B)
Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the Cloud, Windows, Blackberry, Lion, etc.? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? This class has all the basic concepts covered. Register now.
Internet Boot Camp
Monday, Sept 30, 1-3pm (Room A/B)
Are you new to the internet? Are you wondering what is so important about being connected online? Maybe you would just like to know what's new and how it can benefit you. This introductory course will guide you through the basics, while providing up-to-date information on the latest online tools and technologies. Register now.
Teddy Bear Picnic
The Library will be CLOSED
Monday, Sept 2
We will resume Sunday hours, 1-5pm, on Sept 8
Summer Reading "Partypalooza"
Local Author Showcase
Sunday, Sept 8, 2-4pm (Reading Room)
Join us for the Brighton District Library's second Local Author Showcase! Listen to authors discuss their newest works in our Reading Room, then visit with them at tables located
throughout the library.
The Rotary Raiders
were hard at work in August on a project to restore the Reading House in Millie's Garden.
The Reading House has been a beloved feature of the garden since it was donated to the Library in 2002. Due to concerns about deterioration of the structure, it has been locked for more than a year. Thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Brighton for materials, and the time and expertise of Rotary members, we hope to have the house open again for visitors some time this fall. Our special thanks to Brian Donovan,
Piet Lindhout, and Brian Parsons, and to the rest of the Rotary Raiders crew!
(You can see the house on our garden webcam.)
TGIF Science Program
in the Norma Gray Gallery
Art at the Library
in partnership with the
August 6 - September 16
Anne Marie Buckman
Walt Gursky (Wood Carvings)
September 17 - November 12
(Mixed Media on Yupo)
Tom & Dolorres McDole
Wednesday, Sept 25
6-8pm (Room A/B)
Public is welcome!
Michigan Activity Pass
Though summer is nearly through, the MAP program continues. Your Library card allows you 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: michiganactivitypass.info.
Antiques Show and Tell
Big Green Gym
Come to the Library and check out a free vehicle admission for any State Park or Recreation Area! This year's program ends Oct 1.
Exams Coming up?
Exam preparation, from ACT, SAT, and AP tests, to ASVAB, GED, professional and trade licensing, graduate school, civil service, citizenship, and more, is the specialty of the online resource Learning Express Library. Learning Express includes practice tests and skill-building exercises to help you succeed.
You can access the database from any computer with Internet. Follow the link from www.brightonlibrary.info/databases
, You will need a Brighton District Library card in order to log in. Assistance is available from the Information Desk.
Thank You, Donors!
Books and Memorials
Joseph Kchodl, author,
Mysterious Mammoths, Raptor’s Revenge, Secret Sabertooth, and Stolen Stegosaurus
Nancy Naigle, author,
Sweet Tea and Secrets
Driving Loyalty by Andrew C. Taylor
♦ Joyce Powers,
Character Strengths and Virtues by Christopher Peterson and Martin E. P. Seligman, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan, and Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
♦♦ RoseAnna Botorowicz
Summer Reading Program
Alexander’s Land & Sea Grille
Big Boy, Brighton
Captain Joe’s Grill
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Toma’s Salad Shop
Gifts of $100 or more
Gifts of $500 or more