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Library Events for August

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

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.

Sing Along with Dr. Mike and the Sea Monkeys
Thursday, July 28, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Mike Ball and Scott Clauser perform unusual versions of familiar songs along with original music. Join them for an evening of quirky, funny, and sometimes touching entertainment.

Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2-4pm (Brighton Room)

Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, for some one-on-one help in your family history search.

Business Coaching with SCORE
Tuesday, Aug 9, 4-7pm
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 coaches Nancy Solomon or Rick Scofield. Register now.

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.

Draw Comics!
Tuesday, Aug 9, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)
Join cartoonist Jerzy Drozd for a fun, hands-on workshop! Explore some of the many tricks in a cartoonist's bag to make characters leap off the page! All materials will be supplied and no experience is necessary. Register now.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Thursdays, Aug 11 & 25, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist, to hone your writing skills in a fun and supportive group setting. Drop-in.

Teen Craft - Bandhani Dying
Tuesday, Aug 16, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Get a simple introduction to an Indian version of tie-dye as we make our own scarves or socks! All materials will be supplied and no experience is necessary. Registration begins Aug 2.

Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Aug 23, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around! Play Guitar Hero, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, or dance on the big screen with the XBOX Kinect, while hanging out with friends. Snacks and beverages provided.

Youth Services Events
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To register for Youth events, visit the Youth desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 223.

Watermelon Munch
Wednesday, Aug 3, 11:30-12:30am
(Millie’s Garden)

Celebrate National Watermelon Day. Bring a blanket and your lunch. We’ll supply the watermelon! Enjoy stories and fun activities. All ages. Adult participation required. Register now. Program cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Mother Goose Cafe
Fridays, Aug 5 & 12, 10:30am-Noon
(Room A/B)

Share stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and bubbles. Group play concludes the program. Adult participation required. Free ticket available 30 minutes prior to program. All ages.
Multi-Cultural Story Time: Ireland
Monday, Aug 8, 10:30-11am (Room A/B)
Stories and music from Ireland. Free ticket available 30 minutes prior to program. Ages 3-5.
Monday, Aug 8, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)
Learn the basics of Pokemon. You do not need to own or bring cards. Ages 5 and up. Register now.

Super Duper Play In
Wed, Aug 17, 11-12:30pm (Room A/B)
Kids and parents have a blast with imaginative play. You're only limited by your imagination! Ages 4-7. Required free tickets available 30 minutes before program.
Crafts Galore! (South America)
Monday, Aug 22, 10-11:30am (Room A/B)
Get creative. Share age appropriate crafts. Ages 4-6 with adult participation, and ages 7-11. Registration begins August 8.

Mother Daughter Book Club
Registration begins Monday Aug 29.

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!

Microsoft Access I
Thursday, Aug 11, 10-Noon

Learn how to create an Access database, enter records, use forms, generate reports, and create mailing labels. Basic computer experience required. Register now.

Microsoft Access II
Thursday, Aug 18, 10-Noon

Learn how to create Queries to retrieve data or update records in the Access database. Merging Access records into MS Word for printing envelopes and form letters is also covered. Basic computer experience required. Registration begins Aug 4.

Kanzashi Flowers - July 2011

Expanding Resources for Family History

  The Library celebrates two new partnerships to expand the resources available in the Brighton Room genealogy and local history collection. The first is an agreement to house all the materials of the Livingston County Genealogical Society. “Some of the materials owned by LCGS are not owned by any other library. We are fortunate to be able to house those materials and make them available to everyone,” says Mark Mullinax, the Genealogy and Local History Librarian. The items include numerous family histories, cemetery listings, obituary transcriptions, ancestor charts, and much more.
   We are also pleased to announce that Brighton District Library has become the newest FamilySearch affiliate library. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records, and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms through select public libraries. Brighton District Library is one of fewer than 120 libraries to have been afforded this honor. These microfilms may be ordered for a nominal fee of $6 per roll and viewed on the Library’s digital microfilm reader. Stop by the Information Desk for more details on both of these exciting new partnerships.

Growing Our Future Together

The Brighton District Library helps our entire community thrive through our print and media collections, public technology, business support, online services, early literacy programs, special events, and much more.
The generous support of people like you is crucial to this vibrant and essential community service.  Each contribution, large or small, enables us to grow and to better serve our community.
Thank you for supporting us in the past.  We look forward to your support now, as we grow our future together.
How can you help your Library grow? 
You choose how you’d like us to use your gift!

Click here for more details.

A World of Stories and Music
July 2011

Art at the Library
In Partnership with the

August 5 – September 22
Richard Larson, Oil
Betty Lewis, Acrylic
Artists’ Reception
Saturday, August 6, 2-4pm
(public is welcome)

Thank You, Donors!

Book Honors
 ♦ Assorted collection of
children’s literature from
Shelagh & Dick Davis

♦ Arby’s of Brighton
♦ Brighton Art Guild
♦ Dental Offices of
Dr. Thomas Claflin,
Dr. Virginia Eick,
& Dr. Elizabeth Wyderko
Chris & Teresa Habsburg
Peggy Johncox
Dr. Nancy B. Johnson

♦ Donations of $100 or more
Super Duper Play In - July 2011
This Week @ the Library
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