Youth Services Events
Library Events for September
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.
Monday, Sept 10, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Gotta catch 'em all! Enjoy playing Pokemon while making new friends. Please bring your own cards. Ages 7 and up. Prior experience or completion of online tutorial at www.pokemontcg.com/tutorials required. Register now.
Moose On The Loose
Friday, Sept 14, 10:15-11:45am (Room A/B)
Join us as we celebrate this year's Michigan Reads winner, Moose on the Loose by Kathy-Jo Wargin. Kids will enjoy songs, crafts, and moose snacks. All ages. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the event.
Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Sept 18-Oct 23, 10:15-10:45am (Room A/B)
Be ready to jump, giggle, and jive with your child while developing their pre-reading skills. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 30 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants.
Play Time With Great Start Livingston
Friday, Sept 21, 10:15-11am (Room A/B)
This exciting playgroup offers opportunities for parent discussions, child interactions, and information for raising healthy, happy children. For more information, please call Laura Coatsworth at 734-347-1798 or Sarah Smith at 810-523-8770. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the event.
Signing Time for Baby and You
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Sept 24-Oct 19, 11am-Noon (Youth Dept.)
Help your child communicate and enhance their early literacy skills. We will work on vocabulary, the alphabet, counting, and have fun with songs and rhymes. This four week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday class is intended for pre-verbal children 6-24 months and a caregiver. Registration begins Sept 10.
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Tuesday, Sept 25, 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 28, 10:15-11:45am (Room A/B)
Share stories, songs, and rhymes. Play time concludes the program. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from the Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event.
Brighton Harvest Fest
Saturday, Sept 29, 10-12:30pm
Come meet us at the Brighton Farmer's Market and help us celebrate this year's Michigan Reads winner Moose on the Loose. Enjoy a craft, stories, songs, and receive a special gift from us.
Regstration for all of these programs begins September 4.
Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, Sept 17- Oct 22, 10-11am
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.
Mondays, Sept 17-Oct 22, 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 12 to 23 months and their caregivers.
Tuesdays, Sept 18-Oct 23, 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.
Wednesday, Sept 19-Oct 24, 10-11am
Children ages 36-48 months and their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and fun hands-on activities designed to develop pre-reading and writing skills. Playtime concludes the program.
Fridays, Sept 28-Oct 26, 10-10:45am
Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, rhymes, a story, and play time. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies ages 4-12 months and their caregivers.
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 4, 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.
Business Coaching with SCORE
Tuesday, 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 Rick Scofield. Register now.
Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, Sept 16, 2-3:45pm (Room A/B)
Join us for a Sunday matinee! Popcorn and beverages will be served. September's movie is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Drop-In.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, Sept 17, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, Galore by Michael Crummey. Copies of this month's title can be ordered through our shared catalog system. You will be notified as soon as it's available to pick up.
Long Distance Genealogy : How do I research THERE when I live HERE?
Monday, Sept 24, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Have you been frustrated by trying to conduct genealogy research in a state where you don't live? Join Guenter Loepertz, president of the Livingston County Genealogical Society, for an informative program on researching your non-local family history. Using examples from his own research in the Finger Lakes Area of New York, Mr. Loepertz will describe long distance research techniques and give hints and tips to help make researching in other states effective. Register now.
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 Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Sept 4 & 25, 6-8pm (Room varies)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.
Teen Craft-School Sweets & Treats
Tuesday, Sept 18, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)
Beat the back-to-school blues with these fun and easy snacks. They just might make your homework assignments easier to get through! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Tuesday, Sept 4
Teen Movie - The Avengers
Friday, September 28, 6-8:15 pm (Room A/B)
Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie after-hours at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. This month's movie is The Avengers (PG-13). Registration begins Sept 14.
Saturday, Sept 22, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.
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!
Basic Computing: From the On Button
Monday, Sept 10, 1-2:30pm (Room A/B)
For the person who has seldom touched a computer, this class will cover basic hardware, terminology, and how to use a mouse. Register now.
Wednesday, Sept 12, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Looking for some ebook assistance? Every other week during the summer months, we'll be hosting an ebook lab where you can get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.
Intro to the Internet
Tuesday, Sept 25, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)
This class will discuss what the Internet is, what is required to get connected, and how to browse for websites. Registration begins Sept 11.
Intro to Windows 7
Monday, Oct 1, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)
Covers basic elements of the Windows 7 operating system: the desktop, elements of a windows application, how to save and delete a file, and how to create and manipulate folders. Registration begins Sept 17.
The Library will be
CLOSED for Labor Day
Sunday & Monday,
Sept 2 & 3
We will resume Sunday hours, 1-5pm, on September 9
Read to Sadie - Aug 2012
The Library Supports Student Success
The school year is upon us, and the Library is ready. We will be running a regular feature in this space to highlight many of the outstanding resources available for students.
Online resources are available through links from the database page on the Library website. Click the Research button at the top of the homepage. They require a BDL library card to access from home or school.
If you have a tough problem, or need a concept explained, Tutor.com offers free one-on-one homework help online with a skilled tutor in all subjects for students in grades 4-12. The tutoring service is available every day from 3-10pm. It also has a 24/7 Skills Center with homework, test prep and career resources.
Samantha Parks Garden Concert
Summer Reading for Youth, Teens, and Adults
concluded in August. We thank the Friends of the Brighton District Library for financial support for the performances, speakers, concerts, and prizes that made this summer memorable. Thank you also to our donors and sponsors for over 6,300 books and the other rewards we were able to give out, and to the 1,584 kids, teens, and adults who participated!
Youth SRP Partypalooza
Thank You, Donors!
♦ Nancy B. Johnson
♦ Kathryn and Robert Kittridge
♦ Gifts of $100 or more
Brighton District Library now offers two book discussion groups for adults.
I like the mix of perspectives I hear at the book discussions. I find that discussing a book with people of different backgrounds, ages, and genders gives me a whole new way to see a work.
Often times I leave liking a book much better than I thought I did. And in addition to discussing the book on the agenda, I get great recommendations for other books the attendees have enjoyed.
Our evening discussion group, which has run for over 15 years takes place 7-8:30 the third Monday of each month, September-May (with a break in December). Our newer addition is the Brunch Bunch which adds a variety of tasty baked goods, coffee, and juice to an engaging book discussion. It meets from 11am-12:30pm the second Tuesday of the Month, October-April and June-August.
There is no need to register for these discussions, just drop by! Both groups are facilitated by Librarians on the BDL Adult Services staff. Copies of the books can be obtained through our library’s shared catalog system. If you need assistance, contact the Adult Reference desk. Flyers are available in the Library, or see the Book Discussion page on our website.
Murder at the Deadwood Saloon
Art at the Library
August 1 - Sept 17
Denise Willing-Booher (Watercolor)
Madeline Navarro (Jewelry)
September 18 - November 10
Marie Rust (Colored Pencil/Ink)
Jim Reinert (Clay)
Sunday, September 23
2-4pm (Room A/B)
Public is Welcome!
Park & Read
Check out a free one-day pass for any Michigan State Park or Recreation Area from the Library. Now also good for admission to the museums and sites in the Michigan Historical Museum system!
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