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Events for November

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.

Adult Evening Book Discussion
Monday, Nov 4, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

The Library's Evening Adult book group has changed its meeting schedule this fall, and now meets on the first Monday of the month. 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, Train Dreams by Denis Johnson. December's title will be The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Nov 5, 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.

Job Search Assistance
Fridays, Nov 8 & 22, 10:30am-12:30pm (Conference Room)

Patty Sudbay from Michigan Works will be here to help job seekers use online resources to broaden their job search, assist with resume writing, practice interviewing skills, provide information about educational and training opportunities, and refer residents to other services in our area. Contact Patty Sudbay at or
517-552-2106 to schedule your appointment. Times are available at 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, and Noon.

Job Applications, Cover Letters & References
Friday, Nov 8, 1-3pm
(Room A/B)

Learn to effectively prepare these important documents, and how employers will use them. Register online at For more information, contact Patty Sudbay at or 517-552-2106.

Walden Discussion and Creative Writing
Saturdays, Nov 9 & 16, 10-11:30am
(Study Room 101)

Walden is a chronicle of Henry David Thoreau's communion with nature. The work has become a classic, beloved for its message of living simply and in harmony with nature. Join us for a book discussion and a creative writing experience. Register now. Participants must register for both sessions.
A Brighton..Naturally program with additional funding by the Michigan Center for the Book.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, Nov 12, 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, The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Ruben. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Information Desk. December's title will be Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn.

Adult Writer's Workshop
Tuesdays, Nov 12 & 19, 6:30-8pm
(Brighton Room)

Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author. Drop-in.

eReader Lab
Wednesday, Nov 13, 10:30-11:30am
(Conference Room)

Get help with your eReader and the Library's free downloadable ebooks and audio books at Download Destination. Drop-In.

SCORE Small Business Coaching
Wednesday, Nov 13, 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.

LEGUP! at Cleary University
Wednesday, Nov 13, 6:30-8:30pm
(Johnson Center at Cleary University, Howell)

The monthly meetings of LEGUP! offer a casual "kitchen table" communication approach among entrepreneurs. Each session will offer opportunities for networking, announcements, and learning. Current and future entrepreneurs are invited to attend. This event takes place every second Wednesday of the month.

A Sentimental Journey-
Livingston County Women's Chorus
Nov 13, 7-8pm (Reading Room)

Join us as the Livingston County Women's Chorus delights us with songs from the 20s to the 50s. Drop-in.

Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, Nov 17, 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.

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, Nov 18, 6:30-8:30pm (Brighton Room)

Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Drop-in.

Interviewing Skills
Friday, Nov 22, 1-3pm
(Room A/B)

Many useful tips for before, during, and after an employment interview, including
how to prepare for standard and behavioral questions, and handle tough topics or illegal questions. Register online at For more information, contact Patty Sudbay at or (517) 552-2106.

Adult Craft-Edible Place Card Holders
Monday, Nov 25, 6:30 -8pm (Conference Room)

Join us for a Thanksgiving craft that won't go to waste. Impress your friends and family with place card holders they can enjoy as an after dinner treat. Registration begins Nov 11.
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.

Friday Games & Eats
Friday, Nov 1, 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 video games, snacks, and drinks. Drop-in.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesday, Nov 5 & 26, 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.

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

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Register now. Click here for information about this month's film.

Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Nov 12, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

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 A Tale Dark & Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, which follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and encounter strange creatures, more evil witches, and many other magical characters. Register now and reserve a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

ArtWild Saturdays-
"Altered States: The Hero's JOURNEY"
Saturday, Nov 16, 2-4:30pm (Youth Dept)

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 involves altering a book using paints, fibers, and collage. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Nov 2.
Teen Craft-Thanksgiving Cornucopia
Tuesday, Nov 19, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Get ready for turkey day with an easy cornucopia and stuff it full of yummy treats! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials.
Registration begins Nov 5.

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.

All Join In
Friday, Nov 8, 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.

Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Oct 12, 19 & 26, 10:15-10:45am
(Room A/B)

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.

Perfect Play Time
Friday, Nov 15, 22 & 29, 10-11:30 am (Youth Dept)

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. Drop-in.

Let's Go Hiking with Henry
Saturday, Nov 16, 10-11:30 am
(Youth Dept)

Explore nature, make your own nature journal, and discover the fun of creative writing. Ages 8-10. Registration begins Nov 2. Participants must also register for the Nov 30 Explore with Nature program.
A Brighton..Naturally program with additional funding by the Michigan Center for the Book.

Xtreme Reads Boys Book Club
One Monday each Month, Nov  18-Apr 7, 6-7pm (Youth Dept) 

Bring your dinner and join us for an extreme adventure through great books, discussions, games, and monthly drawings! For boys ages 9-12. Adult participation required. Register now.

Monday, Nov 18, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Gotta catch 'em all! Enjoy playing Pokemon while making new friends. Please bring your own cards. For ages 7 and up. Prior experience or completion of online tutorial at required. Registration begins Nov 4.

Explore with Nature
Saturday, Nov 30, 10-11:30am
(Room A/B)

Create your own nature journal. Kids will meet local nature photographer and watercolorist Peggy N. Brewer. Explore nature through books, writing and art. For ages 8-10. Registration begins Nov 2. Participants must also register for the Nov 16 Let's Go Hiking with Henry program.
A Brighton..Naturally program with additional funding by the Michigan Center for the Book.

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 (Room A/B)

Learn general computer skills at your own pace or come in with your specific computer problems. No registration required!

Introduction to Google Chrome
Tuesday, Nov 12, 1-3pm (Room A/B)

Chrome is a web browser from Google that is becoming very popular due to its speed and simple design. It easily integrates with other Google services and includes features for privacy, security and web apps.

The days are getting shorter, and we are happy to have new lights illuminating the Library's circle drive. Thank you again to all who donated to the Light the Way campaign for making this possible!

The Library will close at 6pm on Wednesday,
Nov 27, and reopen
Friday, Nov 29 at 10am. Happy Thanksgiving!

 For Parents 

Turning a Negative
Into a Positive: The Art of Positive Discipline

Wednesday, October 30, 7-8pm (Conference Room)

Learn how to set boundaries, establish expectations and reinforce positive behavior. Learn how to coach your child to establish better choices and behavior. Presented by Katelyn Reed, M.S. of Thriving Minds Behavioral Center.
Register now at the Youth Desk, 810-229-6571, ext 223.

Two Homes for the Holidays
Monday, Nov 4, 7-7:45pm (Conference Room)

When separated or divorced, the holidays may be difficult for both you and your children. Find ways to navigate through the holidays by understanding your children's needs, being cordial with your ex, and making new traditions. Presented by Michelle M. Sunny, M.S.
Register now at the Youth Desk, 810-229-6571, ext 223.

The Chuck Newsome Trio
lights up the Reading Room

with the Friends

Saturday, Nov 16,
10am-6pm (Room A/B)

The Friends of the Brighton District Library invite you to spend a day scrapbooking with good company, and help them support Library programs. Registration gets you a table for the day. The cost is $30 ($25 for Friends members). To register, contact Gail Foresman at 810-220-7973. For more information, contact Lisa Goring at 734-637-6047 or

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


September 17 - November 12
Gayle Sanchirico
     (Mixed Media on Yupo)
Tom & Dolores McDole
     (Fused Glass)

November 13 - December 18
Joan Eaton (Collage)
Madeline Navarro (Felting)

Artists' Reception
Monday, Nov 25
6-8pm, Room A/B
Public is Welcome!

Friends Fall Book Sale

Thank you to Scott Spitler
of Brighton Ford for bringing
the big book truck,

and to all the Friends members and other volunteers who made the sale a success..

Red Cross Blood Drive
comes to the Library Friday, Nov 29, 10:30am-4pm, in Room A/B. Drop-in or make an appointment at 517-318-7210, or register online at and use the sponsor keyword: BrightonLibrary

Pizza & Pages Book Club


The Library's annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon is

an occasion to spend some time thanking the people who help make the Library a more beautiful, orderly, and vibrant place.

We are lucky to have you!

Boo-tiful Craft Program

Youth Storytimes!
Register now for these six-week sessions running from
the week of Nov 11 through
the week of Dec 16.

Baby Boogie
Mondays, 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.

Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, 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.

Alphabet Soup
Tuesdays, 10:15-11am
(Youth Dept)

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.

Storybook Kids
(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.

Thank You, Donors!

 Books and Memorials

Dorothy and Jerry Dunneback, Decorative Decoy Designs: Dabbling and Whistling Ducks, volume 1, by Bruce Burk.


♦ Anonymous Gift
♦ Dorothy and Jerry Dunneback

Gifts of $100 or more
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