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Events in March
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Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library
for supporting Library events.

In Remembrance of Jane Clarke
We are saddened by the news that Jane Clarke passed away Monday evening, February 23rd. Jane enjoyed a distinguished career as an educator, and was serving her third term as a Brighton District Library Trustee, having been a member of the Board since 2004. Her cheer, dedication, and resourcefulness will be much missed.

New Library Catalog is Online!
You may have noticed a new face on our public catalog. BDL is now live with the updated edition -- named Enterprise -- of The Library Network catalog, which has long made available our holdings as well as providing easy access to materials from over 40 other SE Michigan libraries. The new catalog retains all functions of the former catalog, as well as making it easier to see the availability of and checkout or place holds on our ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, and see physical and digital checkouts in one account, among other new features.

Experienced users of the eLibrary version of our catalog, (in use since 2010) will find a number of differences that may be disconcerting at first, though. We invite your questions and feedback, and will be happy to make arrangements to orient individuals to the Enterprise catalog. Please contact Ed Rutkowski at 810-229-6571, ext 222, or for any such information.
Trustee among Inductees to Brighton Area Women's History
Roll of Honor

Congratulations to Library Trustee Jane Petrie, who was among those named to the Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor this year. Congratulations as well to Library friends and benefactors, Sue Kelly, Pam McConeghy, Jane McManus, and Sara Thomas, who also share this distinction, and to all the honorees who will be celebrated at the March 10th luncheon of the Rotary Club of Brighton.
Parenting Resource Fair
Saturday, March 7, 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Library will hold our fourth annual free Parenting Resource Fair during March is Parenting Month.

Seventeen local organizations, businesses, and agencies will offer parents and caregivers information relating to parenting, preschool, family support, child care, special needs, sports, recreation, and more. Door prizes and free books for children ages 1 – 5 will be offered.

At 11am, special guest speaker Ted Braude will present Parenting the Little Rascals: Boys from Birth through Eleven. Braude is founder of the BoysWork project which is dedicated to teaching, training and providing the contexts needed to mature boys into young men. He is an integral psychologist, speaker and former columnist for The Detroit Free Press. Braude notes, "Boys are a breed of their own, their mystery can be revealed in two words: play and strength."
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library and Great Start Livingston. Click here for further details.
Each year, the six Livingston County libraries cooperatively select a book for our Livingston Reads, one-book-one-community, program. The book chosen for 2015 is Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Bush and America's Kings of Beer by William Knoedelseder. Between now and the end of the April, the six libraries will offer a series of programs that reflect the subjects of the book. This year, patrons will see book discussions, lectures on craft beer, home brewing, wine, crafts, prohibition in Livingston County, and more. Programs are open to everyone and, this year, to encourage participation at all libraries, patrons will be given a “train ticket.”  A special hole will be punched in the ticket at each library.  Once the ticket is filled, it can be dropped in a box to be entered into a drawing for a Whole Foods Market gift card and gift basket.  Visit for more information and a list of each library’s programs.

Decoding Dyslexia:
Strategies for Struggling Readers

Saturday, March 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Room A/B)

Uncover the myths behind dyslexia, learn how to obtain an accurate diagnosis, and pick up some recommendations for managing dyslexia in educational settings. We will also discuss the use of multi-sensory instruction. This event is presented by the RLAC Tutoring Center. For parents and other interested adults. Registration begins February 28.
Digital Editions of Your Favorite Magazines Now Available 
through the Library
Brighton District Library is pleased to join The Library Network group offering Zinio for Libraries. Through the group’s website, BDL cardholders have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the Library. Whether it is The Economist or Us Weekly, Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search, and interactive elements such as audio and video. Issues from more than 250 magazines are available, covering a complete range of interests. More details are available at the website:, or ask for assistance at the Information Desk.

Please note that due to licensing restrictions, this service is available only to district residents.

Little Mouse Tea

Booked for the Evening
The Brighton District Library will host its fourth annual gala fundraiser 
Friday, March 20
at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Pointe Country Club.

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

Workers braved the bitter cold of early February to replace the outdoor materials drop boxes. The drops were original with the construction of the Library building, and had been partly out of service for the past year.
in the Norma Gray Gallery
March 7 - 29
Student Art from Hawkins and Hilton Elementary Schools
Artists Reception
Sunday, March 8
2-4pm in Room A/B
Public is welcome!

Cash for Class can benefit Library
Brighton District Library is among the institutions that can benefit from a percentage of your purchases at VGs stores during selected times. The next period will be March15-21.
 Details available here
Red Cross Blood Drive
comes to the Library Friday, March 27, 10:30am-4pm, in Room A/B. Drop-in or make an appointment at 517-318-7210,
or register online at and use the sponsor keyword: BrightonLibrary

Thank you, Donors!

Books and Memorials
Jane Brown,
Hidden Warbirds II
by Nicholas A. Veronico

Tibor F. Czako, 
Smithsonian Magazine

 Mary and Sanjay Khunger,
Spanish language books,
and books for the
Special Needs Collection,
in memory of Matias Swetland
Marianne and Greg Lewandowski,
Amish culture fiction books
Annual Appeal

♦ Anonymous Donor
♦ Karen Goss
Claude O. Lanciano III
Nancy Manaker
Kathryn Poppy
Constance Thomas
Brighton Room
 Mark Conway Munro
Commemorative Brick
 Dawn Garbarz,
in memory of Barbara Birk
Emily Brown
Maya Patel,
Woodland Lake Motel
♦♦ Joyce Powers

♦ Gifts of $100 or more
♦♦ Gifts of $500 or more

We are grateful for those who generously contribute to the Library throughout the year. Our recognition of these individuals, families, and organizations is on our 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.
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