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Parenting Resource Fair
Saturday, March 8,
10am to 3pm (Room A/B)

This fair offers parents and caregivers a chance to gather information related to parenting, child care, education, recreation and more from local businesses and organizations. There will be door prizes and free books for every child ages 1-5 who 
At 11:00, Anthony Ianni of the Autism Alliance of Michigan, will share his personal struggles with autism and bullying. A recent MSU graduate and star athlete, Mr. Ianni offers a message of hope, inspiration, and dedication.

Events in March

For Adults: Books and movies, genealogy, help for businesses and job seekers. All March events for adults are listed here.

For Kids: A Parenting Fair, storytimes and active fun. All March events for kids are listed here.

For Teens: Books and writing, craft and games. All March events for teens are listed here.

Computer Classes: All March classes are listed here.
Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events.
Appreciating our Junior Volunteers
Brighton District Library Junior Volunteers help in the Youth Department, assisting with childrens' programs, preparing craft materials, and keeping the department tidy during summer reading and throughout the school year. We are thankful for the work they do! Many Junior Volunteers stay involved with the Library working as shelvers or on the Teen Advisory Board. Applications are now being accepted for 2014 Summer Reading.
Our 2013-2014 Junior Volunteers are:
Katie Benedict                      Caitlin Berry
Alec Brennan                      Gwenneth Clise
Brennan Duffy                   Chloe Hebert
Karishma Khunger               Samir Khunger
Bella Kish                      Tessa Kodrack
Joanna Longtine                    Emily Rada
Amelia Slemp                     Anna Vergith
Thank you all very much!

Farewell, Diana!
Diana Cunningham began working at the Brighton Public Library when it was housed in an old brick building by the Mill Pond. In her 28 years at the Library, she has taken part in its establishment as a District Library and the construction and move into the current building. As Head of Technical Services, supervising the cataloging and maintenance of Library materials and MelCat loans, and as part of the Library’s Management Team, she has helped to guide improvements in library systems, services, and collections. The Library will miss Diana’s thoughtful dedication to staff and public, her insight, long memory, and humor. We wish her all the best in her retirement!

Who is the Library?
Take a moment to think about Brighton District Library. Imagine it as a person. Who is this person? What does he or she look like? What personality does he or she have? How do you feel about this person?

Some of the Library staff did this exercise at a recent meeting focused on planning for the Library and its services to the community. We’d like to know what images come to your mind. If you are game, please drop a line or two (or as many as you need) through the newsletter comment form. Thanks!
Thank you for your feedback!
In our last issue, we asked you to rate the changes in the enewsletter layout from 1 (Awful!) to 10 (Super!). Here are the results:
We are glad to see that most of you thought these were helpful changes. Special thanks to all who took the time to give comments as well.

Beach Party
Friends of the
Brighton District Library

2014 Spring Book Sale begins April 28th.

Volunteers are needed to help with the sale.
Click here for details

Drawing Class with Lori Taylor

Livingston Reads
Livingston Reads is a "One Book, One Community" project offered by the six Livingston County Libraries (Brighton, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Hartland, Howell and Pinckney), and is a program to encourage residents to read for pleasure, to create community through reading, and to promote the exploration of ideas, knowledge and a love of Michigan!
The Livingston Reads book selection for 2014 is The Butler by Wil Haygood. Click here for a complete list of BDL Livingston Reads events. Details from all the libraries are at

in the Norma Gray Gallery
March 2rd - 30th
Student work from
Hilton & Hornung
Elementary Schools

Brian Walker & Valerie Reitzel, Instructors

Bricks 4 Kidz
Thank you, Donors!
We are grateful for those who generously contribute to the Library throughout the year. Our acknowledgement of these individuals, families, and organizations is on our
2014 Donors Wall.

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

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