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A new look for the Library Newsletter
We are trying a different layout for the email newsletter. The goal is still to deliver a month's worth of program listings, pictures, and articles about goings-on and services at the Library to your inbox. To make that package smaller and easier to scroll through, links to comprehensive lists and details have been added.

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Events in February

For Adults: Academy Award-nominated films, help for businesses and job seekers, book discussion, and the history of the English language. Complete listings for February are here.

For Kids: Sabre-toothed tigers, books, blocks, birds, and active fun. Complete February listings are here.

For Teens: A poetry slam, drawing, gaming, craft, and a movie. All of February's events are listed here.

Computer Classes: All February classes are listed here.
Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events.
Brighton District Library becomes a
Michigan Works Access Point.

Last fall, the Michigan Works Livingston Service Center began offering counseling and job search support programs at the Library. In January, this relationship was formalized, with the Library officially becoming a Michigan Works Access Point. The Library has always been a place for job seekers to find free public computers and internet access. This partnership enhances this support with trained assistance to help job seekers use online resources to broaden their job search, write resumes, practice interviewing skills, and to provide information about educational and training opportunities, and refer residents to other services in our area. For further information, please contact Jennifer Osborne, Head of Adult Services, at 810-229-6571, ext 225 or
Get Hold Notifications by Text
It is now possible to be notified by text when an item you have on hold is available for pickup. This feature can only be activated by you, through your account in the Library online catalog. You can receive only hold notifications by text. You will continue to receive other notices (items coming due or overdue, etc.) by the method (email or phone) you currently have selected. Your standard text rates will apply.
Step-by-step instructions are here. For further assistance, please visit or call the Information Desk, 810-229-6571, ext 227.
Trustee moves to City Council
At the January meeting of the Brighton District Library Board of Trustees, Trustee Kristoffer Tobbe tendered his resignation from the Board, in light of the commitments of his position as a newly-elected member of the Brighton City Council. He expressed his gratitude for having had the opportunity to serve on the Board, and wished the continued success of the Library. We likewise thank Kris for his dedicated service as a Trustee since 2009, and offer him our best in his new endeavor.
Library Recovering from Water Damage
Quick action averted disaster.
Read more here.

Predators and Prey

in the Norma Gray Gallery
Art at the Library
in partnership with the


January 8 - February 24
Pam Stoddard (Acrylics)
Dave Larwa (Origami)

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.

Jennifer Osborne, Head of Adult Services at BDL, Mary Switzer and Patty Sudbay of Michigan Works!

Thank you, Donors!
This year's Library Annual Appeal fundraiser was one of our most successful ever. We are grateful for the generous contributions of those who responded, and to all who 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.

Book Buddies

Save the date!
The Brighton District Library will host its third annual gala fundraiser, 
Booked for the Evening, Friday, March 21
at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Pointe Country Club.

For more information, contact
Diana Dart at
810-229-6571 ext. 211, or
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