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Support the Friends - Support the Library
The Friends' Bi-Annual
Book and Media Sale is at the Library,
Now through April 29!

Hours and details here.

Saturday, May 12, 9-11am
Join us for a casual, family-friendly fundraising walk to benefit the Library's Early Childhood materials and activities. All ages welcome. Check in is at 9am, and the Walk begins at 9:45, rain or shine. The course begins and ends at the Brighton District Library. Please no dogs or bikes. Dress as your favorite book character. Lace up your walking shoes and join the fun!
For registration and more info, click here.

Library Events for May

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

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.

Using Vital Records for Genealogy Research
Monday, May 14, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Paper records were created for many of your ancestors from the moment of their birth until their death. Finding those records can be challenging for both novice and experienced researchers. Join Mark Mullinax, our Genealogy and Local History Librarian, as he explains the different types of vital records and where they are kept. You will learn how to recognize and evaluate the information those records contain, what kind of information is included in the different records, and where to find specific types of records. This class is geared for beginner and intermediate researchers.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday May 21, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Join us as we discuss this month's book selection, The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass. Additional copies may be available at the circulation desk or can be ordered though our shared catalog system.

Healthy Weight Loss
Wednesday, May 23, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Learn about the causes of weight gain and a holistic approach to losing weight and keeping it off. Learn which foods are helpful for weight loss, and get tips for keeping you motivated.

Adult Craft
Tuesday, May 29, 6:30-8pm (Conference Room)
Join us to make a book-bag! In our series of repurposed books, we'll be taking an old hardcover and turning it into a great little purse. Registration begins Tuesday, May 15. Limit of 12 participants.
Larry Martin's World War II in His Own Words
Tuesday, May 29, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Over the past 12 years Larry Martin has conducted more than 75 interviews of World War II veterans. This program will feature a video of a sampling of these interviews, plus memorabilia including weapons, photos, newspapers, and more.

Classes and Crafts -- April 2012 

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, May 8 & 22, 6-8pm (Room varies)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

YAkkers Book Club
Wednesday, May 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 dessert! This month's book is Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, a dystopian story about a teenage hacker, Marcus, who is mistaken for a terrorist by Homeland Security. Can he fight back against a government out of control? Maybe, but only if he's really careful . . . and very, very smart.
Register now.
Teen Craft - Paracord Bracelets
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Gear up for outdoor activities with this miniature survival kit that holds 10 feet of 550 paracord! Not only are they handy in an emergency, they also make a cute accessory! No experience is required and the Library supplies all materials.
Registration begins May 1.

Teen Gaming
Saturday, May 19, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.

Brighton Area Schools Superintendent Greg Gray, State Representative Bill Rogers, and the Brighton Bulldog were on hand for the Library's Month of the Young Child Celebration in April

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.

As the Youth Department gears up for
Springfest on June 10, and 
Summer Reading, beginning June 11
May is devoted to a new session of story times. 
Full listings here.

Read with Me
Mondays beginning Apr 30, 10:15-11:45am (Room A/B)

Preschoolers and their caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their pre-reading skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome! Register now.

Fridays beginning May 4, 11am-Noon (Youth Activity Room)

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, rhymes, a story, and play time. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For ages 4-12 months and their caregivers. Register now.

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!

eBook Lab
Wednesdays, May 16 & 30, 10:30am-11:30am (Conference Room)
Looking for some ebook assistance? Every other week during the summer months, we'll be hosting an ebook lab where you can get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.

   Art at the Library
May 5 - June 13
Paula Christie (Acrylic on Canvas)
Nancy LeGault (Clay)

Opening Reception (Public is Welcome)
Sunday, May 6, 2-4pm
The Library will be Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday, Sunday, May 27 & Monday, May 28

Cats and The Fiddler - April

Red Cross Blood Drive
comes to the Library Friday, May 25, 10am-4pm, in Room A/B. Drop-in or make an appointment at 517-318-7210, or register online at and use the sponsor keyword: BrightonLibrary.

Thank You, Donors!

Memorial Brick
 Jacqueline Javor, in memory of
Sandy Schneidewind
Annual Appeal
Carol Hackett Garagiola and
Steven Garagiola
Diane and Ed Radlowski
♦ Anonymous Gift
Performance Personnel, LTD
Sandra Weston

Booked for the Evening was a great success. We wish to thank the following persons and businesses for their support:
Table Sponsors
 ♦♦♦ Dental Offices of Dr. Thomas Claflin, Dr. Virginia Eike, and
Dr. Elizabeth Claflin Wyderko
 ♦♦♦ Dr. Katherine Lawrence, Brighton Animal Hospital
 ♦♦♦Tom and Kelly Raskauskas
Event & Media Sponsors
♦ Art in Bloom
♦ BIG PDQ Business Imaging Group
♦ The Courant
♦♦ The Marketeer
Jennifer Anstette
♦ Peggy and Jim Anthony
Bagger Dave’s Burgers Tavern
Becky Balavitch
Janet and Larry Baldinger
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
♦ Eric A. Becher
♦ Anne Belser
Ann Bollin
Deanne Breidwood
♦ Rosemarie Brennan
♦♦ Theresa Brennan
♦ Peggy Brewer
Emily and Jim Brown
Louise Bungert
Canopy Bottle & Gourmet Shoppe
♦♦ Capricorn Diversified
Systems, Inc.
Champ’s Pub
Ciao Amici’s
♦♦ Christine Claflin
♦ Jane and Ed Clarke
Coffee Beanery
Jill Conkey
Cooper & Binkley Jewelers
♦ Ann and Hank Cornille
♦ Larraine Cress
Barbara and William Daniel
Shelagh and Dick Davis
Downtown Main Martini Bar
and Grille
Rose Drouillard
♦ Pauline Druschel
Jeannine Dufault
♦ Janet Edgerton
Essential Elegance Salon & Day Spa
Essentials Salon & Day Spa
♦ F.A.O. Jewelers
♦♦ Fifth Third Bank
Teresa Fischer
♦ Molly McDonald-Foster and
Dana Foster
♦ Fountain of Youth Skin
Renewal Center
Marilyn and Denis Frank
♦ Leslie and Philip Garbacz
Jessica Garrett
Heather Gauthier
♦ John Gideon
Veronica Godwin
♦ Karen Goss
♦ Lee Gough
Gourmet Garden
Great Harvest Bread Company
♦ Jesse Green
Ken Grybel
Linda and Michael Gudenau
♦ Beth and Ron Hagen
David Hartsook
♦ Jeannette and Robert Hill
Cheryl Hillier
Debra and Bret Hoffman
♦♦ Holiday Inn Express, Brighton
♦ Howell Art & Frame
Sally and Steve Hronic
Charlene Huget
♦ Paul Hungerford
Annette Jannon
♦ Mary and Jon Johnson
♦ Nancy B. Johnson
Karen Johnson
Marilyn Jones
♦♦ Jeff Joseph
Kathleen and Anthony Joseph
Krista Kairys
Adrian Karnani
♦♦ Mary and Sanjay Khunger
Anne King-Hudson
Gretchen Klatt
Sally Lamarra
♦ Kate Lawrence
Kathleen Lawrence
♦ Allison Lazette
♦ Shelia Lengel
Karen and John Lux
April and Tom Lynch
♦ Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors
♦ Karen and Michael Magdich
Tony and Lisa Magnan
Beth Malafouris
Nancy Manaker
Lisa Mancini
Sue Mason
Massage Works
Pam McConeghy
♦♦ Margaret and Patrick McDonald
Paul McDonald
Ken McFarland
♦ Sally McKee
♦♦ Jane and Mike McManus
Linda McNeal
♦ Doreen Meffert
Christie and Brian Meyer
Michael’s Crafts
Evelyn Montegomery
Sally Morrison
♦ Melanie and George Moses
Lisa Nelson
Linda and Ray Nester
Julie Noe
Dana Nowak
♦♦ The Obeda Family
♦ Jennifer and Earnest Osborne
Jane Petrie
Pi’s Asian Cuisine
Planet Fitness
Kevin Pollins
♦♦ Joyce Powers
Rainbow Car Wash
Kristin Raskauskas
Jane Reed
♦♦ Nina and Jim Reeves
Kathleen and Virgil Rentz
♦ Alyce Riemenschneider
Ritter’s Frozen Custard
♦♦ Carol and Brian Rogoff
Nancy Rosso
♦ Edward Rutkowski
Linda Sautter
Sandra Schulenberg
♦♦ Karen and John Schultz
Mildred Scranton
Kim and Jim Shadduck
♦ Carla Sharp
Pat and Don Siegel
♦ Peggy Siford
♦ Erica and Derek Smith
Spirit Rising Yoga & Healing
Inez Springstead
♦ Barbara Stanko
Stillwater Grill
Sandra and Keith Stone
Stonefire Bistro
Supper Made Simple
Sushi Zen
Texture 7 Salon & Spa
 “31”, Janeen Geisler
Kristoffer Tobbe
Karen Trzcinski
Peggi Tuggle
Karen Tyson
Two Brothers Coffee
♦♦ Bernie and Al Ver
♦ Margaret Vergith
Beth and David Walker
Vicky Webb
♦ Stacy and Michael Wenstrup
Susan and Bernard Willis
Elizabeth Claflin Wyderko
Lois Yardley
Yoga Center for Healthy Living
Louis Youngling
♦ Zumba with Joanie
♦♦♦$1,000 or more
♦♦ $500 - $999
♦ $100 - $499
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