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Library Events for June

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.

Forever Blowing Bubbles
Friday, June 14, 11-12pm (Room A/B)

Explore the rainbow world of bubbles! Create a bubble wand and investigate the wonders of water. Use our gigantic bubble wands. Ages 6-8. Registration begins May 31.
Zoom, Zoom Racers
Monday, June 17, 10:30-11:30am
(Room A/B)

Decorate your "Zoom Racer," test drive and run challenges for speed, distance, and obstacle fun. Ages 7-10. Registration begins June 3.
Sand Bracelets
Monday, June 17, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Fill plastic tubes to make colorful bracelets to wear or share. Ages 9-11. Registration begins June 3.
It's Simply Magic
Wednesday, June 19, 11-11:45am
(Room A/B)

Brace yourself for a truly engaging, amazing, and hilarious program with award-winning magician Tom Plunkard. This high energy show will appear to last as long as you can say "abracadabra." A cage full of birds will vanish and a volunteer will be suspended in mid-air. All ages. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program.
All Join In!
Fridays, June 21 & 28, 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.
An 1875 Great Lakes Boating Adventure
Monday, June 24, 11am-Noon (Room A/B)

Join schooner captain Bill Thomas as he delivers passengers and cargo to ports from Buffalo to Chicago and Sault Ste. Marie to Duluth. He will share songs, history, and the resources of the Great Lakes region. Join us for a fun and exciting participatory journey for passengers ages 6 and up. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program.
You Rock!
Tuesday, June 25, 10:15-11:15am
(Room A/B)

Design unique creations using smooth Lake Michigan rocks and stones. Write personalized phrases or use colorful yarn to create a rockin' paperweight. Ages 7-9. Registration begins June 11.
Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
Tuesday, June 25, 11am-Noon
(Millie's Garden)

How many fun things can you do with a flower? Enjoy fascinating flowers with a story and make some amazing nature crafts with us. Ages 4-8. Registration begins June 11.
Program cancelled in the case of inclement weather.
A Brighton...Naturally program.

Special Needs Support Group
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-7:30pm
(Brighton Room)

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs? We would love your input. Join us for conversation as we discuss the services and materials that can be most beneficial to your family. Space is limited, please register now.
Crafts Galore:
Pirates, Mermaids and the Deep Blue Sea
Wednesday, June 26, 10:15am-Noon
(Room A/B)

Create age-appropriate crafts. Ages 4-9. Children age 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins June 12.
Animals Down Under
Monday, July 8, 10-11:30am (Room A/B)

Animal Encounters will share three animal tales about characters that dig or spend time underground. A live animal that was featured in the story will be shared with the audience. This is a perfect photo opportunity! Ages 3 and up. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program.
Fantastic Fairy Tea
Tuesday, July 9, 11am-Noon (Millie's Garden)

Is Millie's Garden full of fairies? Come and find out! Join us for a morning of fairy fun in the Garden. Ages 4-8. Registration begins June 25. Program cancelled in case of inclement weather.

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.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesdays, June 4, July 2, 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.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion
Tuesday, June 11, 11-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for our fantastic brunch bunch book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection, Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Reference Desk. The title for July 9 will be Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

eReader Lab
Wednesday, June 12, 10:30-11:30am (Conference Room)

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

SCORE Small Business Coaching
Wednesday, June 12, 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, June 12, 6:30-8:30pm
(Johnson Center at Cleary University, Howell)

These monthly meetings 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 every second Wednesday of the month. LEGUP! is presented by the local Chambers of Commerce in Livingston County, as well as Cleary University, Livingston County SBTDC, SCORE, Howell Carnegie District Library, and the Brighton District Library.

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, June 17, 6:30-8:30pm
(Brighton Room)

Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Both beginning and advanced researchers welcome. Drop-in.

The History of the English Language
Monday, June 17, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

We take the English language for granted, but the development of English---when viewed from the historical perspective---is fascinating and often surprising. Registration begins June 3.

Friday Flick at the BDL
Friday, June 21, 2pm (Room A/B)

This summer, join us the third Friday of each month for a fun flick. Showtime is 2pm and popcorn and beverages will be served. Click here for information about this month's film.
Adult Craft- Braided Beaded Bracelets
Monday, June 24, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for our monthly craft session. This month we'll be creating a braided beaded bracelet. Registration begins June 10. Limit of 12 participants.

Michigan Mysteries & Oddities
Tuesday, June 25, 7-8pm (Room A/B)

Join Ron Rademacher as he talks about some of Michigan's historic oddities and small town museums. Registration begins June 11.

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 Poetry Slam
Tuesday, June 4, 6-8pm (Off-site)

This week's session is a Teen Poetry Slam and will be held at
The Peaberry Bean & Beats in Whitmore Lake. So come out and share your poetry or cheer on other members of the group!

Teen Craft- Rockin' it Out
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Design unique stone artwork with some fun graphic transfers. They make great decorations for your room or garden! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Register now.
Teen Movie
Friday, June 14, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Bring a friend and check out a newly released movie at the Library! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Click here for details on this month's movie, rated PG-13. Registration begins May 30.
Muggle Quidditch
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-7:30pm
(Millie's Garden)

Learn the basics of Harry Potter's favorite magical game from members of the University of Michigan Quidditch Team, then try playing it yourself. Please BYOB (Bring Your Own Broom!) Registration begins June 4.
Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, 6-8pm
(Brighton Room)

Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts or questions about writing. Led by Mike Ball, award-winning humorist.
Underground Reads Teen Book Club
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Escape into some dark, fantastical worlds with this summer's teen book club. Pizza and pop will be provided, so come hungry. This month's book is Tunnels by Roderick Gordon. Register today and reserve a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Teen Gaming
Friday, June 28, 2-4pm (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. Snacks and drinks provided. Drop-in.
Teen Craft- Subterranean Sketching
Monday, July 1, 6:30-8pm (Room A/B)

Learn to draw a variety of fantasy-inspired characters with award-winning Michigan illustrator Ryan Hipp. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins June 17.
Nature Paparazzi Teen Photography Workshop
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-8pm
(Room A/B)

Photographer Jen Prouty is back to talk about capturing the natural world with a digital camera. A photo contest will follow.
Registration begins June 25. A Brighton . . . Naturally program.

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 (Conference Room)

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

A new slate of computer classes will begin in the fall.

Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm (Millie's Garden)
Celebrate Spring! Join the fun! Enjoy magic with Colors the Clown and her petting farm, balloon art by Tim Thurman, magic by Jeff Wawrzaszek, face painting and ice cream treats. All Free! Registration also begins for our Summer Reading programs. All ages.

Mothers Day Broach - May 2013
Summer Reading begins June 9 for:


& Adults

Summer Lunch Bunch
is a program to help meet families' food needs while school is out. Applications and further information are here.

The Library will be
Closed Sundays from
June 16 - September 1.

Creatures of the Night - May 2013

Thank You, Donors!
The Library held a dedication ceremony May 5th for the shade trees donated at the 2012 Booked for the Evening Gala. The trees are planted on the west lawn behind the Library, and as they mature, will provide summer shade to the building, helping to lower energy costs. The program featured remarks from Mike Kennedy of Lindhout Assoicates architects, and Sarah Tomas of the Livingston Land Conservancy. Our thanks to them, to Leppek Landscape, and to the following donors:

Janet Edgerton

Dana & Molly Foster
and Claire MacDonald, in honor of Our families and our community

Philip & Leslie Garbacz,
in memory of Dennis D. Marlowe

Nancy B. Johnson

Sanjay & Mary Khunger

Kathleen Lawrence

Katherine Lawrence Copp

Karen Magdich

Patrick & Margaret McDonald

Mary Rose Orczyk

Joyce Powers,
in memory of Ronni Ann Powers

Brian & Carol Rogoff,
in honor of Gerald & Rosalie Fouty

John & Karen Schultz

Peg Siford & Karen Goss,
in memory of deceased members of the Siford and Goss Family

New Expanded Coverage Online
The Library's popular online subscription to the Value Line Investment Survey now includes access to their Small & Midcap and Survey Plus products.
Your library card allows you to freely access this resource from home or office using the link on this page .

A big Thank You! to members of the Brighton Garden Club and Library Trustee Sally McKee for their hard work preparing
Millie's Garden for another
beautiful summer.

Summer Destinations
This summer your library card provides opportunities for free or discounted access to recreational destinations state-wide.

Michigan Activity Pass (formerly Museum Adventure Pass) allows Library cardholders to print a pass that grants free or reduced-fee admission, or other discounts, at nearly 60 participating institutions statewide. The program is entirely online at:

Big Green Gym
Come to the Library and check out
a free vehicle admission for any State Park or Recreation Area!. The Michigan DNR Park & Read program has expanded and rebranded as the Big Green Gym, in partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

in the Norma Gray Gallery

Art at the Library
in partnership with the

May 10 - June 24
Marlene Blum (Acrylic)
Ron & Suzette Wright (Photography)

June 25 - August 5
Kay Cassill (Watercolor on yupo)
Glenn Smith (Naked Raku)

Artists Reception 
Wednesday, June 26
6-8pm (Room A/B)

Public is welcome!
Congratulations Graduates!
Our best wishes to the new high-school graduates on the Library Staff:
Molly Myska
Rachel Wehrly
Nikki Wenstrup
Devin McGarry
 And to computer aide Nathan Lux for earning his Batchelors degree.

Thank You, Donors!

Books and Memorials

Ron Cripe, author, Motives
Philip Livingston Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution, Benjamin Batcheler Family History
Ore Creek Mill Questers #262, Collectible Cups & Saucers by Susan and Jim Harran,
in memory of Irene Teasley
Nik Siddall, author,
The Perfect Smell

Matching Gifts
Nick Deychakiwsky,
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Annual Appeal

JoAnne and Robert Shaw

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