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Library Events for June

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.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Thursdays, June 2 & 16, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist, to hone your writing skills in a fun and supportive group setting. Ages 11-18.

Teen Gaming
Wednesday, June 8, 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. Ages 11-18. Drop-in.

Teen Fitness Friday-Martial Arts
Friday, June 10, 3-4pm (Room A/B)
We’re trying out fun exercise routines from around the world! This time, meet with instructor Lynda Gronlund from BalancePoint Fitness to give martial arts a try. Register now.
Teen Fitness Friday-Zumba
Friday, June 24, 3-4pm (Room A/B)
We’re trying out fun exercise routines from around the world! This time, meet with instructor Joanie Maciak to give Zumba, inspired by Latin dancing, a try. Register now.
Teen Craft-Kanzashi Flowers
Monday, June 27, 6:30-7:30
(Conference Room)

Join local artist Laura Fawcett in making Japanese kanzashi folded fabric flowers. All materials provided. Ages 11-18. Registration begins June 13.
Teen Movie-Beastly (PG-13)
Tuesday, June 28, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Check out a newly released movie at the library! Snacks and beverages provided. Ages 11-18. Registration begins June 14.

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.

Oh My Pizza Pie!
Tuesday, June 14, 11-Noon (Room A/B)
Build a living pizza with stories, skits and activities. Ages 5-7. Registration begins May 31.
Australia Down Under
Wednesday, June 15, 10:30-11:15am (Room A/B)
Travel to Australia with a family concert by Harpbeat. Explore folk songs, native instruments, language and dance. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes prior to program.

Early Learning Games
Thursday, June 16, 6-7pm (Room A)
Adults make low-cost games and learn simple activities to build your child's brain. The program will focus on children ages 2-4. Registration begins June 2.
Quick and Healthy Summer Snacks
Thursday, June 16, 6-8pm (Room B)
Taste and make delicious, nutritious, and fast summertime snacks. Adult participation required. Ages 7 up. Registration begins June 2.

Meet Ryan Ennis, author of The Thursday Surprise: A Story about Kids and Autism
Wednesday, June 22, 1-2pm (Room A/B)
This question and answer program is for adults. Drop-in.
Animal Tales from around the World
Thursday, June 23, 11-Noon (Room A/B)
Travel the globe and meet native animals. Free ticket required, available 30 minutes prior to program. Ages 5 up.
Super Duper Play-In
Thursday June 30, 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. Drop-in.

Adult Services Events
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To register for Adult events, visit the Information Desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 227.

Exchange Students, What's That Like?
Tuesday, June 7, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Listen and learn as this year's group of teen foreign exchange students in Brighton relate their experiences coming from their home countries and living a year in the U.S. Their host parents will be on hand to answer questions about the commitment and rewards of hosting these young foreign visitors.
Business Coaching with SCORE
Tuesday, June 14, 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.
Singing the Good Old Songs Again:
Boomer Ballads

Thursday, June 23, 7-8:15pm (Room A/B)
Jackie Davidson, a former New Christy Minstrel, and Gary Brandt combine classic and original folk songs in an energetic, entertaining evening of music, audience participation, and fun.
Lake Trek: A 1000-Mile Walk
around Lake Michigan

Wednesday, June 29, 7-8:15pm (Room A/B)
Loreen Niewenhuis discusses her newly-published book, A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman’s Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan.

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 Word
Tuesdays, June 7 & 21, 2-4pm
(Two Part Class)

Basic computer experience required. Register now.
Digital Camera Pictures
Wednesday, June 8, 10-12pm
Thursday, June 9, 1-3pm (Two Part Class)
Learn how to move pictures from camera to computer, how to edit them, and create presentations. You may bring your own camera. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word required for Part 2.
Register now.
Microsoft Excel
Wednesday July 6 & 13, 1-3pm
(Two Part Class)

Basic computer experience required. Registration begins June 22.

A little rain didn't dampen spirits at our first annual FUN-raiser to benefit early childhood programs at the Library.  Thank you to all of the donors and sponsors that contributed to this special event!

Dorothy Baldori
Bremer & Nelson, LLP
Rosemarie Brennan
Diana Dart
Mary Daugherty
Anne Dolecki
Melissa Eaton
Michelle Goodfellow
Jeannette Hill
 Dr. Nancy B. Johnson
Shannon Johnson
Heather LaVanture
Kory Leppek - Leppek Landscape
Polly Mallory - Family Resource Center
Jane McManus
Michael Miciuda
Noreen Mollan
Sarah Neidert
Deanna Norris - CAP Council of Livingston County
 Brenda Plank
Joyce Powers
Sherrie & Chris Rice
Gabriela Rodriguez
Carla Sharp
Nicole St. Laurent
Margaret & Matt Vergith Family
Kathryn & Brian Wutz
Brighton Dairy Queen
Four Seasons Florist
Lucky Duck Toys
Party City
Stillwater Grill

Summer Reading for Kids, Teens, and Adults, begins
June 6th!

Details Here

Reading together - May 2011

This Week @ the Library
Book Reviews, Events & Services.  See our weekly feature in the

Brighton District Library bids a fond farewell to Mary Ann Scott, Head of Adult Services. We wish her all the best in her retirement!

Thank You, Donors!

In memory of
Sandy Schneidewind,
Vogue Knitting Magazine,
from Dr. Nancy B. Johnson
 Sharon and Gary Stankoven
 Elizabeth Webster-Dowling
Wish List
 Janis Eddy

Click here to see our Wish List
Attention golfers!
The Brighton District Library Golf Outing is coming up later this summer. Watch for more details.
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