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Library Events for October

Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events!

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.

Hey, Comics! Workshop Series
Saturdays, Oct 1, Nov 12, & Dec 3, 2:30-4pm (Room A/B)

Join Michigan artist Jerzy Drozd for a three-part workshop series where you'll learn how to make your own comics, graphic novels, and manga! No drawing experience is necessary and all materials will be supplied. Register now!
 
Sunday Afternoon at the Cinema
Sunday, Oct 2, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Looking for a good Sunday afternoon film? Join us for the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, rated PG-13. Popcorn and beverages provided.


Teen Gaming
Tuesdays, Oct 4 & Nov 1, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around! Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.


Teen Writers' Workshop
Thursdays, Oct 13 & 27, 6-8pm
Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist, to hone your writing skills in a fun and supportive group setting. Drop-in.


Teen Craft - Stuffed Owl
Tuesday, Oct 18, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join Amber from Woolly Mammoth Design and make this cute stuffed animal for yourself or a friend! No experience is necessary and all materials will be supplied. Registration begins Oct 4.
 
Teen Pumpkin Party
Tuesday, Oct 25, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Join us for our 5th Annual Teen Pumpkin Carving Contest! Come up with the most creative design and you could win a $25 Target gift card! We supply the pumpkins and carving tools. Registration begins Oct 11.

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.

Memoirs of a Goldfish
Tuesday, Oct 11, 10-11am (Reading Room)

Meet Michigan author Devin Scillian as he shares his picture book Memoirs of a Goldfish, a funny and adventurous story about the importance of friendships. Book sales and signing will be offered. Kids will receive a special gift for attending. All ages.  Drop-in.
 
How Do You "Boo"?
Wednesday, Oct 12, 5:30-6:30pm
(Conference Room)

Let's listen and talk about sound effects, make a BOO-tiful craft and see who can "BOO" the best! Ages 7-9. Register now.
 
Take Flight
Saturday, Oct 29, 1-2:30pm (Room A/B)

Create your very own marshmallow launcher, test your skills as you maneuver through the chocolate swamp, and watch a water rocket take flight. Heads up, you might get wet! Ages 7-9. Registration begins Oct 15.

Music Play

Wednesday, Nov 2 10:30-11am (Room A/B)
Sing, chant, and move to the beat, using props, instruments and musical games. Come sing, move, and play with us! Presented by Kacie Wooster Studio. For children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Registration begins Oct 19.


Xtreme Reads for Boys
Fridays, Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, 6-7pm (Youth Activity Room)

Join us for an extreme adventure through great books, discussions, games, and monthly drawings! We provide the pizza dinner, you provide your own drink. Ages 9-12. Adult participation required.
Registration begins Oct 28.

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.


Sunday Afternoon at the Cinema
Sunday, Oct 2, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Looking for a good Sunday afternoon film? Join us for the2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, rated PG-13. Popcorn and beverages provided.
 
Book Discussion Group
Monday, Oct 17, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, The Big Short by Michael Lewis. Additional copies may be available at the circulation desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system.
 
Falliday Cards with RoseAnna
Wednesday, Oct 19, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Join RoseAnna for a great autumn card craft where simple paper folding results in a work of art. Registration begins Oct 5.
 
Genealogy After-Hours Event
Friday, Oct 21, 6-11pm (Library)

Genealogists, novice and advanced, have the run of the Library during this fun and informative annual event. Our speaker for the evening will be Lori Fox, an avid genealogist for over thirty years, and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Register now.
 
The Ancient Art of Face Reading
Monday, Oct 24, 6:30-8:30pm (Room A/B)

The human face is a living personality profile of its owner, every facial feature, line and crevice provides insights. Learn how to gauge the importance of a facial trait, and the 10 most important facial traits that you can begin to read immediately.
 
Adult Writer's Workshop
Thursday, Nov 3, 6-8pm (Conference Room)
Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author.


Computer Classes
click here for more information and listings for all Computer Classes. All computer classes are held in Room A/B. To register, call 810-229-6571, ext 227.

Drop-in Computer Lab
Every Thursday, 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, Oct 3, 10-Noon

For the person who has seldom or never touched a computer, this class will cover basic hardware, terminology, and how to use a mouse.
Register now.
 
Basic Computing: Introduction to Windows 7
Monday, Oct 17, 10-Noon

Covers basic elements of the Windows 7 operating system. Registration begins Oct 3.
 
Microsoft Excel
Wednesdays, Oct 19 & 26, 2-4pm
(Two Part Class)
Basic computer experience required. Registration begins Oct 5.
 
Introduction to Gmail
Tuesday, Nov 1, 1-3pm

Sign up for a free email account and learn how to use it. Basic computer experience required. Registration begins Oct 18.
 
Create your own Website with Wordpress.com
Monday, Nov 14, 1-3pm

Learn the basics for creating your own website using wordpress.com, a free service. A working email address is required to set up your blog. Registration begins Oct 31.



Devin Skillian
at the Library

Tuesday, Oct 11, 10-11am
The Brighton District Library is pleased to announce Michigan best-selling author and WDIV TV News Anchor Devin Scillian will be coming to the Library. Devin will read and talk about his newest picture book “Memoirs of a Goldfish,” illustrated by Tim Borrows, and winner of the 2011 featured title for the “Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book” program. Book sales and signing will be offered. Kids will receive a special gift for attending. For all ages.
Capt. Bonny's Treasure Hunt
- Sept 2011

Introducing:
The Creation Station
Your Digital Studio @ the Library
   Whether you want to tweak some
photos, create a podcast or promo video for yourself or your business, or just spend some time in creative play, the Library’s Creation Station offers the tools you need. It includes a powerful laptop computer with DVD burner, a digital camera, Flip digital camcorder,  and headset with microphone.  It is also equipped with the following software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (for photo editing), Adobe Premiere Elements 9 (for video editing), Picasa (for uploading photos online), Audacity (for sound editing), Windows DVD Maker, Windows Movie Maker, and  Microsoft Office 2010.
   The Creation Station is available for in-Library use only, to patrons at least 18 years of age (under 18 may use it with a parent).  It can be checked out for two hours at a time together with a study room, and then you’re ready to create!
     This great addition to Library
technology is thanks to the generosity of the McKee family, in memory of
William A. McKee.



Bandhani Fabric Dying - Aug 2011


Making Green Cleaning Products - Sept 2011

Thank You, Donors!

Growing our Future Together

Mike & Cecelia McClure

 Patricia Moore
 
♦ Mary Rose Orczyk
 
Leon & Maureen Stein

Susan Sutherland
 
Patrick & Giovanna Tessmer

Elaine Weddell



Book Honors & Memorials

to the Sandy Scheidewind
Memorial Books
for Babies Proj
ect
Dr. Nancy Johnson
Mary Beth Myska
 
In memory of
Sandy Schneidewind. 
Skippy Jon Jones, by Judy Schachner
from Cindy Stano
 
In honor of District Governor, Steven Youtz
Cats, by Matthew Van Fleet,
Dogs in the Dead of Night
by Mary Pope Osborne, and Emergency Vehicles
from Rotary Club of Brighton, MI



Donors

♦ Anonymous Gift
 
♦ Livingston County
Computer Users Group
 
♦ Keith Collins
 


♦ Donations of $100 or more
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