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Events for December

Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events!
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.

Monday, Dec 2, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Gotta catch 'em all! Enjoy playing Pokemon while making new friends. Please bring your own cards. For ages 7 and up. Prior experience or completion of online tutorial at required. Register now.

Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Dec 3, 10 & 17, 10:15-10:45am
(Room A/B)

Awaken your child's imagination with creative storytelling, rhythm and rhyme, fingerplays, stories, and more. Get ready to move and interact with your child! For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited to 45 participants.

Perfect Play Time
Fridays, Dec 6, 13 & 20, 10-11:30am
(Youth Dept)

Enjoy one on one time with your little one. Meet other new parents and share books, music and conversation. Let us suggest great books and activities to share with your child! For ages 9-23 months and their caregivers. Drop-in.

Fun Fridays With Great Start
Friday, Dec 6, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Parents and children are welcome to join us for a wonderful playgroup experience with stories, songs, and a craft. For more information about this program, please call Laura Coatsworth at 734-347-1798 or Sarah Smith at 810-523-8770. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.

Gifts from Nature
Monday, Dec 9, 6:30-7:30pm (Youth Dept)

Create nature-inspired gifts just in time for the holidays! Using items found in your own backyard, we'll make holiday gifts to put a smile on someone's face. For ages 7-9. Register now. Space is limited.
A Brighton...Naturally program.

Holiday Craft
Wednesday, Dec 11, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)

 Learn how to construct Holiday pop-up cards, bags and small boxes to share with friends and family. Personalize the gift-giving season with your creativity and style. For ages 7-11. Registration begins Nov 27. Space is limited.

All Join In
Fridays, Dec 13 & 20, 10:15-11:30am
(Room A/B)

Share stories, songs, and rhymes. Playtime for the children and conversation for the adults concludes the program. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.

Warm and Cozy Fleece
Monday, Dec 16, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)

Design a pocket scarf or cap to wear or give as a gift. Help tie fleece squares for lap blankets for seniors, veterans and shelters. For ages 7-11. Adult participation welcome. Registration begins Dec 2. Space is limited.

La Leche League
Wednesday, Dec 18, 10-11:30am (Room A/B)

 La Leche League of Brighton offers mother-to-mother support, information and education for breastfeeding and expectant mothers. Meetings are discussion-based and informal. Babies and children are welcome for open play. Drop-in.

It's Magic With Mr. Rick Eugene
Saturday, Dec 28, 11-11:45am (Room A/B)

Visiting from Davenport, Iowa, Mr. Eugene will dazzle and amaze you with tricks and illusions. Winner of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Magician of the Year Award--three years in a row, Rick Eugene will leave you speechless. Fun for the entire family. Free ticket is available 15 minutes prior to the performance. Space is limited.

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 Evening Book Discussion
Monday, Dec 2, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)

The Library's Evening Adult book group has changed its meeting schedule this fall, and now meets on the first Monday of the month. Led by library staff, the group welcomes everyone; no registration required. Call or visit the Information Desk to request a copy of this month's title, The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman. January's title will be The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2-4pm (Brighton Room)

Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, for some one-on-one help in your family history search. This event takes place the first Tuesday of each month.

Job Search Assistance
Fridays, Dec 6 & 20, 10:30am-12:30pm (Conference Room)
Patty Sudbay from Michigan Works will be here to help job seekers use online resources to broaden their job search, assist with resume writing, practice interviewing skills, provide information about educational and training opportunities, and refer residents to other services in our area. Contact Patty Sudbay at or 517-552-2106 to schedule your appointment. Times are available at 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, and Noon.

Effective Resume Writing
Friday, Dec 6, 1-3pm
(Room A/B)

Learn to create an effective resume that will get noticed. Topics include: Facts and Truth about how Resumes are Processed and Evaluated; Getting Started; Choosing Sections and Format; Tips for the Michigan Talent Connect (Formerly MTB); Electronic Resumes. Please register online at:

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, Dec 10, 11:30am-1pm (Room A/B)

Join us for our fantastic brunch book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection, Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Information Desk. January's title will be State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett.

eReader Lab
Wednesday, Dec 11, 10:30-11:30am
(Conference Room)

Get help with your eReader and the Library's free downloadable ebooks and audio books at Download Destination. Drop-In.

SCORE Small Business Coaching
Wednesday, Dec 11, 5-8pm (one hour block)

Do you have a business idea and want to know whether it's viable? Looking for funding? New and prospective entrepreneurs can meet one-on-one for up to an hour with SCORE business coach John Berkaw. Register now.

LEGUP! at Cleary University
Wednesday, Dec 11, 6:30-8:30pm
(Johnson Center at Cleary University, Howell)

The monthly meetings of LEGUP! offer a casual "kitchen table" communication approach among entrepreneurs. Each session will offer opportunities for networking, announcements, and learning. Current and future entrepreneurs are invited to attend. This event takes place the second Wednesday of each month.

Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, Dec 15, 2pm (Room A/B)

Join us the 3rd Sunday of the month for an afternoon movie.  Snacks and beverages are provided. Click here for information about this month's film.

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, Dec 16, 6:30-8:30pm (Brighton Room)

Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Drop-in.

Adult Craft - Fabric Pine Cone
Monday, Dec 16, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)

Dig up your fabric folding skills from last December and join us to make a great holiday pine cone. Similar to the ball ornaments we fashioned last year but with a new twist. These can be used as ornaments or a pretty winter decoration. Registration begins Dec 2.

Internet Job Searching & LinkedIn
Friday, Dec 20, 1-3pm
(Room A/B)

Become more effective at job searching on the Internet. Topics include: Facts about hiring and Internet recruitment; Using the Internet effectively in your job search; Employment Web Sites; Electronic Resumes; LinkedIn Basics. Register online at For more information, contact Patty Sudbay at or 517-552-2106.
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 Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Dec 3 & 17, 6-8pm (Room varies)

Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts or questions about writing. Led by Mike Ball, award-winning humorist.

Teen Craft - Ornament Art
Tuesday, Dec 10, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Get ready for the holidays with an artsy ornament! Give it as a gift or keep it to decorate your own space. No experience is required to participate, and the Library supplies all materials. Register now.

Friday Games & Eats
Friday, Dec 13, 12-3pm (Room A/B)

Stop by for our monthly open study hall to work on homework or just hang out with friends. Laptops will be available, as well as video games, snacks, and drinks. Drop-in.

Teen Movie
Friday, Dec 27, 2-4pm (Room A/B)

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Register now. Click here for information about this month's film.

Computer Classes
Click here for more information and listings for all Computer Classes To register, call 810-229-6571, ext 227.

Drop-in Computer Lab
Every Wednesday, 3-5pm (Room A/B)

Learn general computer skills at your own pace or come in with your specific computer problems. No registration required!

Introduction to Computers
Monday, Jan 6, 1-3pm (Room A/B)

 Are you new to using computers? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? When it comes to learning today's technology, Computer Basics has all the basic concepts covered. Register now.

Support your Library!
Help promote literacy and learning, expand collections, and enhance technology for your community all year long!

Click here for details.

Reading and Writing, Naturally


Dec 7,
11am - 3pm

Visit with Santa,
enjoy Holiday Crafts, Stories, and Refreshments, plus:

Meet Santa's Reindeer
Alex Thomas Puppet Show
Vintage Strings of Michigan
Echoes of Praise Bell Choir

Sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library

Great Costume Parade


Wednesday, Dec 18,
7-8pm (Reading Room)

Join us as members of the Livingston County Concert Band perform your favorite Christmas music. Drop-in.

Youth Storytimes!
Registration for new participants begins Dec 30, and returning participants' registration begins Jan 3 for these six-week sessions, running from
the week of Jan 13 through
the week of Feb 17.

Baby Boogie
Mondays, 10:15-10:45am
(Youth Dept)

Stimulate your active toddler with books, music, and movement. This program is best suited to toddlers who enjoy rolling, creeping, stretching and moving. Play time concludes the program. For children ages 12-23 months and their caregivers.

Read and Rhyme Together
Mondays, 10:15-11:15am
(Room A/B)

Using the Every Child Ready to Read model, toddlers and their caregivers sing, read, write, talk, and play as they build their pre-reading skills. For children ages 24-36 months and their caregivers.

Alphabet Soup
Tuesdays, 10:15-11am
(Youth Dept)

Your child will explore the alphabet with hands-on fun as we celebrate a different letter every week through stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. For children ages 4-5 and their caregivers.

Storybook Kids
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am
(Youth Dept)

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and fun hands-on activities designed to develop pre-reading and writing skills. For children ages 36-48 months and their caregivers.

Livingston County Women's Chorus

The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 & 25 and
Dec 31 & Jan 1.

Local Author Showcase
Sunday, Jan 5, 2-4pm (Reading Room)

Join us for the Brighton District Library's third Local Author Showcase! Listen to authors discuss their newest works in our Reading Room, then visit with them at tables located
throughout the Library.

If you're a local author who'd like to participate, please download our Local Author Showcase Contract.

Art Wild - Hero's Journey

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


November 13 - December 18
Joan Eaton (Collage)
Madeline Navarro (Felting)

Thank You, Donors!

♦♦♦ The Library wishes to acknowledge Joyce Powers
for her generous gifts of in-kind materials to enrich youth programming and resources.

Books and Memorials
Anne and Roger Hollier,
children’s literature,
in memory of
Shirley J. Thomson
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McNew
and Ms. Elizabeth Wilson
in memory of
Shirley J. Thomson
Western Michigan University,
Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry edited by William Olsen
Brighton Room
Pamela Bell
♦ Patricia Keyes
Commemorative Brick
Schulenburg Family,
in memory of
Gladys M. Dykstra
♦ Shelagh and Dick Davis
♦♦♦ Susan and Robert Fuchs
♦ Ellen and John Nowicki
♦ Mike Tilt

Gifts of $100 or more
Gifts of $500 or more
Gifts of $1000 or more

Teen Pumpkin Party


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