Events in February
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     Computer Classes
Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library
for supporting Library events.

Oscar Nominee Sundays!
Our Sunday film festival continues! For six Sundays, starting January 24 at 2pm, we will be showing a recently Oscar-nominated film. Popcorn and beverages are provided. The lineup is:
January 24: The Martian
January 31: Inside Out
February 7: Bridge of Spies
February 14: Mad Max: Fury Road
February 21:Steve Jobs
February 28: Spotlight

Youth Department Begins Group for New Parents
The Brighton District Library is offering new parents an opportunity to gather information about life with baby, ask important first year questions, and meet other new parents. First Time, First Year, is a new group that meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Kicking off the first session Thursday, January 28, will be local Brighton area pediatrician Dr. Mary Khunger of Integrated Health Associates. Dr. Khunger will talk about - What to Expect in the First Year. Preregister by calling 810-229-6571 ext. 223. Admission is free and light refreshments will be available.
Each month, parents will have an opportunity to hear presentations from early childhood experts. Guest speakers include pediatricians, dentists, early literacy specialists, dermatologists, and more. Topics range from coping with sleep schedules, nursing and bottle feeding, baby massage, reading to your infant, oral hygiene, and other infant topics.

Reading Aloud to Your Child Spells Success!

Reading aloud to your newborn offers a special one-on-one bonding time, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics reading aloud also increases an important part of your child’s brain development that occurs within the first three years of their life.
Reading enhances your child’s vocabulary and communication skills, enhances logical and critical thinking, and improves concentration. When children hear stories, their imaginations soar. By reading to your child, you’re helping them develop a deeper understanding of the story which will help them become better readers and writers later.
The Brighton District Library uses the American Library Association’s research-based national model for our story times. The program, Every Child Ready to Read, incorporates five early literacy practices: 
Talking: When you talk with your child, your child is learning the meaning of words. Talk about things around you, tell stories and have them tell you stories. You are modeling ideas and words for them.
Singing: Singing slows down language so children can hear the smaller sounds in words. Children who grow up hearing music, singing songs, and moving to the beat are enjoying what experts call “a rich sensory environment.” Researchers believe this forges more pathways between cells in the brain.
Reading: Shared reading is the single most important activity that you can do to help your child get ready to read. Have fun reading, use expression and ask questions about what you’ve read. Reading the same story over and over again helps kids transition from verbal language to reading.
Writing: In young children writing goes through stages from light markings, to letter forms, to drawing letters, to forming them. Writing helps children understand that print has meaning. Allow your child to scribble and draw. Drawing helps with eye-hand coordination and exercises the muscles in the fingers and hands which develops fine motor control need for writing.
Playing: Play, in addition to being fun, helps children to think symbolically. One item represents another; a block might represent a telephone. Symbolic thinking is the same kind of thinking used for reading. Play teaches children to cooperate and communicate with others; a skill needed for school readiness.

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)
The MAP program continues to grow!
MAP offers Library cardholders free or reduced-fee admission, or other discounts, at over 100 arts and cultural institutions statewide. as well as state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, and state historic sites. You can search the listings and print your passes at the MAP website. Enter Brighton District Library in the search form to see links for passes.

A young patron enjoys

Spring Story time registration begins the week of Feb. 22. 
February 22, 23, 24 for new story time participants only and February 25 for all. 
Story times begin the week of March 7th and run for six weeks. 

Crayola ColorCycle Coming to the Library!

The Library will be a drop-off location for all kinds of used, dried out markers, including dry erase markers and highlighters. Collected markers will be sent to Crayola for recycling. Look for the Crayola ColorCycle bin the Youth Department now through Earth Day,
Friday, April 22. 

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


Jan 7 - Feb 24
Charles Lada and Ben Kolvunen

(cold wax and oil)

Great Information for Consumers and Investors

Take advantage of Free and complete access to Consumer Reports through the Library. Your library card gives you access anywhere. Follow the link from our Research webpage. 

Looking for a Mutual Fund? Want to see how your investments stack up? Morningstar serves all levels of investors to help you make informed decisions. Access from anywhere is free with your library card. Follow the link from our Research webpage. 

Button Art

The Secret Lives of Skunks
Thank you, Donors!

We are grateful to those who generously contributed to the Library's Annual Appeal this holiday season. These donations are crucial to maintaining the quality of services the Library offers.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Library, options and details can be found on our webpage, Support the Library.

Annual Appeal 2015-2016
♦♦♦ The Library would like to express our gratitude to David H. Morley, President, and Michael Morley, Trustee, of the Morley Foundation,
for their generous Leadership Gift. 

Anonymous Donations (4)
 Anonymous Donations (2)

Margaret & Robert Adams
Sonja Amos
Robert Andrews
Carol Asfour, in honor of our Library
George Bachelor
Dorothy & Peter Baldori
 Shirley Barton
 Chris Bastian, in honor of the “Yes” voters
 Sally & Gerald Belian
Hilary & Arnold Bell
Amy Bellas
♦ Anne Belser, in honor of our great librarian
Jeffrey Berner
Robin Biondi
 Mary Lynn & Richard Bodalski
 Darlene Bohn,
in memory of Hubert Bohn & Michael Bohn
Patti & Jim Bohn,
in honor of Darlene Bohn
Maureen & Thomas Booth
 Abigail Briggs
Todd Brown & Alice Freshour,
in honor of all people who read
 Barbara & Richard Browne
 Lola & Frank Castle
Lois & Charles Cheney
Joanne & James Clarkson
 Michael Cleaver
Ruth & Ron Collins
 Cheryl Rogers Colloton
 Bonnie & Bernie Corrigan
Barb & Dan Coulson 
Diana Dart, in memory of Elizabeth
 Susan Daugherty
Jacqueline Defenthaler
Mary Domka
Colleen & Joe Donehue
Bill Drabing
Pat & Frank Ducato
Dawn Edford
 Drs. Virginia Eike & Jonathan Birchmeier
Robin & William Erickson
Melinda & Michael Fabry
 James Fackert
Joan & Jim Fahrner
Jessica & Brent Feeman
 ♦ Christine Frey
 Germaine & Jeff Fritz
Susan Fuchs
Elizabeth Fuqua
 Diane & Kim Gasior
 Mary Gilbert
Terrance Graham
Don Gressler
 Carol Griffith
 Michael Gudenau, in memory of Linda Gudenau
♦♦ Lois Gustafson
Linda & James Gutting
Teresa & Christopher Hapsburg
 Julie & John Harris
Thomas Hassett
Jane Hegerty
 Jeannette & Robert Hill
 Patricia & Thomas Hill
 Sandra & Michael Holper
 David Horton
Jeffrey Hucal
Mary Janke
Beverly Javit
Mark Javit
Baiba & James Jensen
Carol Johnson
 Nancy B. Johnson
 Pamela & Urim Jusufi
Donna & Daniel Kashian
Sheila & Willy Kaulfersch
Mary & Sanjay Khunger
 Kathryn & Bob Kittridge
Karin Klein
Cynthia & Randy Kniebes
Thomas Kolhoff
Evelyn & Carl Krueger

 Claude Lanciano III, in support of the Computer Lab
 Christine LaPeer
Mary Kay & Thomas LaRocque
 Carol Laske
 Jennifer & Joseph Lavelle
 Mary Ann Lazzari
Christine Lee
Katherine Lester
Jane & Piet Lindhout
 Kathy & Burghard Linn
 Suzanne & Gene Liskiewicz
Dixie & José Lopez
Thomas MacFarland
 Judy & Jim Mackey, in memory of Dorothy Picken
Jean Makela, in memory of James Makela
 Marylynn & Edmund Marroso
 Bonnie Marttila
Shirley & William Maxwell
Cecelia McClure
Diane McKee, in memory of Hazel Hoganson
 Jane & Mike McManus
 Mark McPeek
Kristen Meyer
Anne Michaels
Janeen Miller
Barbara Mulhinch
Mary Anita & Thomas Naab
 Mary & Richard Nahabetian
 Debra & John Oberpeul
 Mary Rose and Joe Orczyk,
for bird seed in Millie’s Garden
Jane Petrie
Lynn & Terry Pfaff
 Donna & Tom Phelps
George Piner
Leith Pingle
Abigail Pohlonski & Brian Farmer
Joyce Powers
Barbara & Wallace Prince
Kathleen Rentz
 Bonnie & Tom Riutta
Randee Rossmann
 Leslie & Ed Rutkowski
Elaine & Edmund Samson
 Karen & John Schultz
Robert Shaw
 Joseph Shevock
Peg Siford
Edita Sills
Sally & Robert Springstead
Maureen & Leon Stein
Michelle Stouffer
Claudia Tangalakis
Frank Tavarozzi
Giovana Tessmer
Christine Tonge
♦♦ C. S. Trojan & Associates
 David Tyrpak
Susan Urban
Candice Vollweiler
Rebecca Wardach,
in memory of Rosemary & Calvin Opperhauser;
in honor of Laura Opperhauser

Karen Jane Wilson
 Karen & Al Wirth
 Linda & David Yanochko
 Steve Yardley
Kathleen Zaenger
 Karen & John Zentgraf
 Faye & Frank Zimmerman
Virginia Zureki

Tributes and Books
 Kathy Langhorst, in memory of Jane Clarke
  Linda Speck, in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Michaels
 Susan L. Nenadic, author, A Purse of Her Own

In-Kind Gifts
  Sally & Stewart Free
Joyce Powers 

♦ Gifts of $100-$499
♦♦ Gifts of $500-$999
♦♦♦ Gifts of $1,000 or more

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