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Library Events for December

Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events!
Holiday Events for All........
The Original Dickens Carolers
Saturday, Dec 1, 1:30-3pm (Library)
Join us as this popular west Michigan a cappella group performs Christmas Carols old and new!

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec 8, 11am-3pm (Library)
Music, Magic, Refreshments, Stories, Crafts and Santa!Our annual Open House is a wonderful family event not to be missed! Details and Schedule are here.

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.

Reading With Bella
Saturdays, Dec 1 & 15, 10:30-11:30am
(Youth Dept)

Our friendly therapy dog, Bella, would love to have you read her a story! Research has shown that children can improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a non-judgmental listener like Bella. Registration for a 10 minute slot is recommended. Ages 6-12. Register now.

Monday, Dec 3, 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 required. Register now.

Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Dec 4, 11 & 18, 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 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants.

Bouncing Babies
Fridays, Dec 7, 14 & 21, 10-10:45am (Youth Dept)

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, rhymes, a story, and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies ages 4-12 months and their caregivers. Register now.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, Dec 12, 6-7pm (Room A/B)

Share songs, stories, and a craft as we explore the "Wonders of Winter." For children 3-6 and their caregivers. Register now.
Holiday Jewelry
Wednesday, Dec 12, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Create a holiday glass bead necklace to wear or give. All supplies included. Just bring your creative enthusiasm. Ages 9-11. Register now.

Play Time With Great Start Livingston
Friday, Dec 14, 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.

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, Dec 4, 2-4pm

Monday, Dec 17, 6:30-8:30pm (Brighton Room)
Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, on Tuesday, or
a member of the Livingston County Genealogical Society on Monday, for some one-on-one help in your family history search.

Wills/Trusts-Estate Planning Basics
Monday, Dec 10, 5:30-6:30pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a monthly financial planning series provided by the Hantz Group. December's session will focus on wills, trusts, and estate planning basics. More details are here. Register now.

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

Join us for our newest adult book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection. Copies of the book can be ordered through our shared catalog system. You will be notified as soon as it's available to pick up. December's title is
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson.  (A heads-up: the book for the January 8 Brunch Bunch will be The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.)

Business Coaching with SCORE
Wednesday, Dec 12, 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, Dec 16, 2-4:15pm (Room A/B)

Join us for a Sunday matinee! Popcorn and beverages will be served. Follow this link to learn about December's movie. Drop-In.

Adult Craft
Monday, Dec 17, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)

Join us for our monthly craft session.  This month we'll be making no-sew quilted Christmas ornaments.  Registration begins Dec 3.
Limit of 12 participants.

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 Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Dec 4 & 18, 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 Gaming
Sunday, Dec 9, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for the newest and coolest games around! Snacks and drinks provided. Drop-in.

Teen Craft - Christmas Creations
Tuesday, Dec 11, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Get into a festive mood with fun, holiday-themed treats. Share them with Santa or gobble them up on your own! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Register now.

Teen Movie-MIB3
Friday, Dec 14, 6-8pm (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 Men in Black 3 (PG-13). Registration begins Nov 30.

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!

Microsoft Excel 2007
Mondays, Dec 3 & 10, 1-3pm (Room A/B)

Learn how to create spreadsheets and charts in
this two part class. Basic computer experience required. Register now.

eBook Lab
Wednesday, Dec 12, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)
Get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.

The Library will be CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, December 24 & 25 and
Dec 31 & Jan 1.

Holiday Concert
with Mike Ball and
Peter "Madcat" Ruth

Wednesday, Dec 19, 7-8pm (Reading Room)
Join us in the Reading Room for a great holiday sing-along with Mike Ball and Peter "Madcat" Ruth performing holiday songs.

The Library has newly subscribed to Mango Languages, an online
and mobile language
learning service.

Mango is free to all Brighton District Library patrons. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.

There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

This and other 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 for access from home or school.
Halloween Costume Parade, 2012

LegUp! at Cleary University
Dec 12
, 6:30-8:30pm
(Johnson Center at Cleary University, Howell)

These monthly meetings 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. LEGUP! is presented by the local Chambers of Commerce in Livingston County, as well as Cleary University, Livingston County SBTDC, SCORE, Howell Carnegie District Library, and the Brighton District Library.

Support your Library
In 2012 your donations helped fund materials for our collection, new computers and furniture,
Millie’s Garden, programs,
and more.

Click here for details.

Thank You, Donors!

Books and Memorials
Mary Lou Dudley and
Wally Preston, in memory of
Linda Lee Harper


Anonymous Donor
 Anonymous Donor
LAMOCU Productions
VG’s Food Center

♦ Gifts of $100 or more

Brian Kreuger, Genna Urbain, Candye Hinton  and Buddy Moorehouse at the BDL screening of the film Black and Blue.
Thank you to Bob Mackey Ford of Howell, 1st National Bank, and The Livingston Diversity Council for sponsoring the showing, and for copies of the film for our collection.

McGreal Duffy's photograph of the Mill Pond at night took the prize at the Photos After Dark teen program. Congratulations!

Art at the Library
In Partnership with the

November 11 - December 12
Linda Binek (Water media)
Elizabeth Johnson (Paper)

December 14 - January 8
Norma Gray (Painting)

We will be dedicating the Norma Gray Gallery at the Brighton District Library on December 15!
Book Reviews, Events & Services.  See our weekly feature in the
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