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Library Events for June

Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events!
Garden Concert Series
Jackie and Gary

Monday, June 11, 7-8pm (Millie's Garden)
Join us for the first in our series of outdoor summer concerts.
Jackie Miller Davidson, formerly of the New Christy Minstrels, and Gary Brandt put on a fantastic show featuring classic and original folk songs, interspersed with lighthearted humor. Feel free to bring stadium chairs or blankets for seating.
Robin Hood Events
Sponsored in part by the Michigan Center for the Book and the Friends of the Brighton District Library.

Robin Hood Storyteller
Saturday, June 2, 2-3pm (Room A/B)
Join us as storyteller Jeff Doyle entertains us with an original Robin Hood retelling, along with other updated tales. Register now at the Adult Reference Desk.

Robin Hood Theater Production
Friday, June 8, 6-7pm (Room A/B)
Join us for an after-hours performance of Robin Hood by Brighton's own Livingston Players. This production was created especially for our Robin Hood Series of events. Register now at the Adult Reference Desk.


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 Movie-Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Saturday, June 16, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. This month's movie is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13). Registration begins June 2.
 
Teen Craft-Night Blossoms
Monday, June 18, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Design a bewitching flower hair clip with local artist Laura Fawcett and darken-up your wardrobe! No experience is required and the Library supplies all materials.
Registration begins June 4.
 
Starry Skies & Pizza Pies Book Club
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Embrace the Summer Reading theme with a Science Fiction book discussion! A pizza dinner will be provided, so come hungry! This month's book, Life As We Knew It, by Susan Pfeffer, imagines what could happen after an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth. Sign up today and reserve a copy of the book from the Information Desk.


Teen Gaming
Monday, June 25, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesday, June 26, 6-8pm (Conference Room)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

Illusions of the Night
Wednesday, June 27, 7-7:45pm
(Reading Room)

Experience amazing feats of illusion with Baffling Bill the Magician, including levitation, the Vanishing Lady, Houdini's Metamorphosis, and more! Drop-in.


Teen Craft-Ceramic Tiles
Tuesday, July 10, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)
Meet staff from Ann Arbor's famous Motawi Tileworks and learn how they create their amazing ceramic art! End the evening by making a tile of your own! No experience is required and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins June 26.


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.

Pokemon
Monday, June 4, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Gotta catch 'em all! Learn the basics of Pokemon. Please bring your own cards. Ages 5 and up. Register now.
 
Dog Tails With Lacy
Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)
Our friendly therapy dog, Lacy, would love for you to read her a story! Research has shown that children can improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a non-judgmental listener like Lacy. Sign up for a 10 minute slot. For ages 5-10. Register now.

Night Adventures Story Time
Monday, June 18, 10:30-11:30 am
(Room A/B)

Night is the perfect time for adventures. Explore the night's wonders and ignite your imagination with stories, songs, and crafts. All ages. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from the Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event.
 
Crafts Galore! The Sky's the Limit
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30-Noon
Wednesday, June 20, 6-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Sign up with a friend or make new friends. Create age appropriate crafts. Ages 4-6 with adult participation and ages 7-11. Registration begins June 6.
 
Animals From Around The World
Monday, June 25, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Nelson the Animal Guy brings creatures of the dark to life. His educational, hands-on show allows kids to experience nocturnal animals up close. Ages 5 and up. Space is limited. Free tickets will be available from the Youth Services staff 30 minutes prior to the event.
 
Bubbles Blooms, and Bugs
Tuesday, June 26, 11am-Noon
(Millie's Garden)

Come enjoy the garden while making crafts, hearing stories, and exploring fun garden activities. Ages 3-8. Registration begins June 12. Adult participation required. Program cancelled in the event of inclement weather.


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.


Business Coaching with SCORE
Tuesday, June 12,  5-8pm (one hour block)
Have a business idea? Want to know if 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.


Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, June 19, 11am-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for a summer brunch book discussion. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's selection, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Copies
of the book may be reserved by contacting the Information Desk. Register now.
 
Adult Craft
Monday, June 25, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

 This month we'll recycling an old t-shirt and transforming it into a great new scarf. Registration begins June 11. Limit of 12 participants. Bring a favorite old t-shirt along with you-one you don't mind cutting into.
 
Illusions of the Night
Wednesday, June 27, 7-7:45pm
(Reading Room)

Experience amazing feats of illusion with Baffling Bill the Magician, including levitation, the Vanishing Lady, Houdini's Metamorphosis, and more! Drop-in. Ages 11-Adult.


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!


eBook Lab
Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, 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.

Art at the Library
In Partnership with the
June 14 - July 31
Brenda Ochodnicky (Pastel/Watercolor)
Norma Inloes (Assemblage)
Opening Reception Saturday, June 23, 2-4pm 
(Public is welcome!)

Sunday, June 10, 1-4pm
Join us rain or shine for an afternoon of  fun! Featuring:
Matt Emerick, the "Story Juggler"
Colors the Clown and Company
Ice Cream, face painting & Crafts Bounce House
Strolling Musicians, The Jesters. Summer Reading Program schedule of events and registration will be available, too! This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library.
Free and Fun for the entire family!


Stroll Around Town - May 2012

Summer Reading!
for Kids

Teens

and adults

runs June 11 through Aug 3.
Click the banners above for details and registration!


Stroll Around Town

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!


Available now through Sept 3,
the new MAP is an online reservation program that allows you  to use your library card to print tickets for free or discount admission to cultural attractions throughout Southeast Michigan.
Click for details.



Stroll Around Town


Congratulations Graduates!
Our best wishes to Library Shelvers Caroline Barraco, Paulina Devlin, and Caroline Yuhas who each have graduated from Brighton High School with an impressive array of honors and activities. Caroline Barraco is heading to the University of Iowa on an Iowa National Scholarship and Iowa Old Gold Scholarship, having graduated a year early, Paulina graduates Summa Cum Laude, and is going to attend the University of Michigan with a Rotary Youth Leadership Interact Scholarship. Caroline Yuhas graduated Summa Cum Laude, and is also heading to the U of M. She is a recipient of a Community Choice Credit Union scholarship. Well done! We are proud of you all!

Your support makes a difference!
Your support for the Library’s Annual Appeal, our Booked for the Evening gala, Stroll Around Town, the Friends’ Book Sale and general donations make a great difference to the services the Library offers our community. With money raised so far this year, we have been able to allocate:
  • $5000 for books and other materials
  • $5000 for public technology
  • $1000 for programs in the youth department
  • $4000 for improvements to library facilities
  • $3000 for shade trees to improve energy efficiency in the building and reduce summer glare. (They will be planted this fall!)
Most conspicuously, some of these donated funds, together with Capital funds, gifts from the Friends of the Brighton District Library, and a federal grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program made possible the first phase of long-needed expansion and improvement of our public computing equipment and furniture.

As Library revenue from local property taxes (our main funding source) continues to decline, we are grateful for this support from the community.

Thank You, Donors!

Honorary Gifts
♦ An anonymous gift in honor of Ed Rutkowski, Assistant Library Director, for his dedication to the Library and to his family.
 
Donors
 Sandra Hootman
♦ Mary Rose Orczyk
Performance Personnel, LTD
Sovran & Dillaman, LLC
 
Stroll Around Town

Sponsors
♦ Dairy Queen, Brighton
Meijer
♦ Rollerama II
Stillwater Grill
 
Donors
Dorothy Baldori
Barraco Family
Laura Coatsworth
Jessica Cook
Dairy Queen
Diana Dart
Suzanne Dewsbury
Jame Dignan
Brian Donovan
Maureen Ferstle
♦ Janet Ferstle
♦ Bonnie Gaiera
♦♦ Kimberly Gaiera
Pat Healy
Bert Herzog
Nancy B. Johnson
Mindy Kinsey
Roberta Ley
Richard Madsen
Mark Marker
James McGuff
Betsy Moore
Carrie and Steve O’Keefe
Brian Parsons
Nora Peterson Weage
Colleen Reader
Stan Schafer
Richard Schuler
Robin Schutz
♦ Slemp Family
Vergith Family

♦♦ $500 or more
♦ $100 - $499


The Livingston Reads Hunger is no Game food drive resulted in 1,338 pounds of food donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank, from Livingston County Libraries, providing 1,029 meals to hungry people this May. 336 pounds were donated from the Brighton District Library. Thank you to all who participated. The Library continues to be a pick-up location for Gleaners.
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