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Library Events for November

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.

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

Teen Movie-Zookeeper
Monday, Nov 7, 2-4pm (Youth Activity Room)
Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. This month's movie is Zookeeper, starring the hilarious Kevin James, rated PG. Register now.
YAkkers Book Club
Wednesday, Nov 9, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Are you looking for something cool to read and discuss? Sign up for our fun teen book club by yourself or with a favorite adult! Bring your dinner and we'll provide the dessert! This month we're discussing Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, the first in a series of novels about young Sherlock Holmes.  Copies are available at the Information Desk.  Register now.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Thursdays, Nov 10 & 17, 6-8pm
(Conference Room)

Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist, to hone your writing skills in a fun and supportive group setting. Drop-in.

Hey, Comics! Workshop Series
Saturdays, 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!

Teen Craft-Thanksgiving Treats
Tuesday, Nov 15, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Impress your family this Thanksgiving with some yummy desserts! No experience is necessary and all materials will be supplied. Registration begins Nov 1.

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.

Great Costume Parade
Monday, Oct 31, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)
Grab your little ghost or goblin and stop by for stories, songs and crafts. For children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Required free ticket available 30 minutes prior to program.

Music Play
Wednesdays, Nov 2 & 9, 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. Register now.

Teddy Bear Sleepover
Friday, Nov 4, 5-6:30pm (Room A/B)

Come in for an evening of stories and fun. Bring your teddy bear or other snuggly friend for dinner and dessert. For children ages 5-6 with a caregiver. Register now.

Willy Wonka Jr.
Saturday, Nov 12, 1-2pm (Room A/B)

The Community Theater of Howell will present highlights from their upcoming production of Willy Wonka Jr. Ages 5 and up.  Drop in.

Stack It Up
Wednesday, Nov 16, 6-7pm
(Conference Room)

Learn the fun techniques of stacking plastic cups. Each attendee will receive a set of Wendy's stacking cups to take home and practice. Ages 8-10. Registration begins Nov 2.
A Day With Pooh
Saturday, Nov 19, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)

Come on over to the Hundred Acre Wood and enjoy a craft and story, a special treat from the Hunny Pot, and a visit from Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too! Ages 4-6. Registration begins Nov 5.

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.

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.

Sunday Afternoon at the Cinema
Sunday, Nov 6, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Looking for a good Sunday afternoon film? Join us for Water for Elephants, rated PG-13. Popcorn and beverages provided.
The 5th Michigan Regiment Band
Monday, Nov 7, 7:30-8:30pm (Reading Room)
Join us in the Reading Room as the 5th Michigan Regiment Band performs Civil War era music and readings.
Book Page Ornaments
Thursday, Nov 10, 7-8:30pm
(Conference Room)

In the second in our series of repurposed paperback book crafts, join us to make elegant holiday ornaments for yourself or your favorite bibliophile.

Book Discussion Group
Monday, Nov 21, 7-8:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, Stiff by Mary Roach. Additional copies may be available at the circulation desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system.

An Unconventional Life: A Journey through Limitation to Gifts of Creativity
Tuesday, Nov 22, 7-8pm (Room A/B)
Join Nancy Paton as she discusses how the arts helped her through a difficult life transition, and how learning to decipher her dreams helped to guide and inspire her journey.
Green Burials, Home Wakes, Cremation Options, & Military Funerals
Monday-Wednesday, Nov 28, 29 & 30, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)
The Brighton District Library and Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors present a three-part series of lecture, questions, answers and community discussion presented by Thomas Lynch & Dana M. Nowak. Coffee & sweets will be served. Register now.

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!

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. Register now.
Create your own Website with
Monday, Nov 14, 1-3pm

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

Teen Pumpkin Party - Oct 2011

Our Friends
Help the Library Get By
Who are the Friends of the Brighton District Library?  In short, the Friends are a group of people who support the Library. They are most visible as the hosts of the used Book Nook and the large Book and Media Sales held throughout the year.  But the Friends also facilitate partnerships between the Library and other groups, such as the Brighton Art Guild, as well as with granting agencies, and most especially, the Friends are the largest sponsors of Library programs.  The Summer Reading Program, for example, is almost completely funded by the generosity of our Friends.  The same is true for our Computer Lab, online Live Homework Help, as well as the concerts, lectures, and performances for all ages the Library offers year round.  In fact, this year the Friends will provide the Library with $25,000 more than we will receive from the State of Michigan.
   We deeply appreciate the commitment of our Friends to provide this crucial support, not only monetarily but through advocacy and volunteerism. 
   Please consider becoming a member of the Friends, and help them support the Library in whatever capacity you’re comfortable with.  Membership forms are at the Library or on the Friends web page.  After all, everyone can use some new friends.

Unloading Material for the
Friends Fall Book Sale

Daniel Money and
the Henry Ford Story
It all started with a six year old boy and a book…
Daniel Money loved to read Eat My Dust!: Henry Ford’s First Race by Monica Kulling. He checked this book out from the Brighton District Library and read it more than twenty times and returned to borrow it again.
His mom, inspired by Daniel’s fascination with the story, decided to reward him. She drove Daniel to Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn on October 10, for the 110th anniversary of American auto racing, to see Sweepstakes, the actual race car from the book.
It was the first time Sweepstakes had been viewed by the public since the 1901 race. Daniel was thrilled. While Daniel was looking at the car, Edsel Ford II and Bill Ford Jr., great-grandsons of the late Henry Ford, walked over to meet him and tell him about the big race. Together they spent much time looking over the car, checking out the running boards, the wheels and hearing how fast it could go (72 mph). Daniel was then hoisted up into the car for a photo with Edsel and Bill Ford and Jamie Allison, Director of Motor Racing for the Ford Motor Company.
This Halloween, Daniel’s going to dress up as Henry Ford.

Read With Me - Oct 2011

Devin Scillian with Library Director, Nancy B. Johnson, and Head of Youth Services, Carla Sharp - Oct 2011

ABC Storytime - Oct 2011
Thank You, Donors!

Memorials & Book Honors
In memory of Joanna Miller,
Jane May
A memorial brick in memory of her daughter, Ronni Powers,
Joyce Powers
by author
Amy Bartol
  Youth Wish Tree
Nelson & Jan Eddy,
Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald, Kitten Red Yellow Blue by Peter Catalanotto, A Good Day by Kevin Henkes, Don’t Worry, Douglas by David Melling, Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert Kalan
Kellie Defoe,
Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt, The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra
Growing our Future
Lawrence Baldinger
Katherine Lawrence Copp
Doris Gibson
♦ Dr. Marilyn Jones, in honor of Madalyn Rosen
Anthony Joseph
Marian Lancaster
Sybil Prakken

♦ Donations of $100 or more

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