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Library Events for May

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

Teen Scene
click here to see all Teen Events

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

YAkkers Book Club
Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)
Sign up for our fun teen book club by yourself or with a favorite adult! Bring your dinner and we'll provide the dessert. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. This month we're discussing Storm Front by Jim Butcher, the first book in the popular Dresden Files series.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Thursdays, May 5 & 19, Jun 2, 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.
Drop-in.

Community Theater of Howell Demo & Discussion
Saturday, May 7, 3-4pm (Room A/B)
The cast of the Community Theater of Howell’s production of 13 - a musical about the pressures of being a teenager - is coming to perform some highlights and lead a discussion on cliques and labels in schools. Join us for an entertaining and enlightening afternoon! All ages. Drop-in.


Teen Gaming
Wednesday, May 11, 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 Craft-Scrapbooks
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)
Take a fun trip down memory lane by creating your own scrapbook! Bring any pictures you'd like to use, and we'll supply all other materials. Ages 11-18. Registration begins May 3.


Teen Movie- I Am Number Four (PG-13)
Tuesday, May 31, 6-8pm (Room A/B)
Take advantage of a day off school to check out a newly released movie at the library. Complete with a pizza lunch, you’re sure to have a great afternoon!
Ages 11-18. Register now.
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.


Long Term Care & How To Pay for It
Monday, May 2, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
Listen to an informative presentation by Michael Hickox, Elder Law attorney. Learn the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, the five most costly mistakes people make, and how to protect your assets in a medical or financial emergency.

Business Fundamentals - Starting a Business
Wednesday, May 11, 2-5pm (Conference Room)
Nancy Johnson, Director of Livingston MI-Small Business & Technology Development Center, facilitates this workshop for people who want to increase their chances of launching a
successful business.  Register now.

Book Discussion Group
Monday, May 16, 7-8:30pm (Conference Room)
All are welcome to attend any session! The book to be discussed Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden.
 
Genealogy: Exploring FamilySearch.org
Monday, May 16, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Karen Trzcinski, genealogy specialist, gives a walk-through of the newly-revamped familysearch.org website. This program is directed toward both beginning and advanced genealogists.
 
Business Fundamentals -
Writing a Business Plan

Wednesday, May 18, 2-5pm (Conference Room)
See listing for May 11.
Register now.
 
Vegetable Gardening 101
Monday, May 23, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)
Gretchen Voyle, Press and Argus columnist and educator for the MSU Extension in Livingston County, gives easy-to-follow advice on growing great vegetables.
 
Business Fundamentals - Marketing
Wednesday, May 25, 2-5pm (Conference Room)
See listing for May 11. Register now.

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.


Terrific Tykes
Mondays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:15-11:15am (Youth Activity Room)

Stories, music, rhymes and movement fun. Group play concludes the program. Ages 19-30 months. Register now.

Tiny Tales
Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25,
10:15-11:15am (Youth Activity Room)
Stories, music, rhymes and movement fun. Group play concludes the program. Ages 2-3. Registration begins April 18

Kite Day
Saturday, May 21, 2-3pm (Room A/B)

Celebrate National Kite Month. Assemble and decorate your own full size kites. Kite kits provided. Ages 6 and up. Adult Participation required. Registration begins May 7.


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. Registrations will not be accepted before 10am on the date listed.

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!


Downloading FREE eBooks from the Library
Monday, May 16, 2-4pm (Room A/B)
Learn how to download FREE ebooks from the library using OverDrive Digital Media. Bring your device to class and we’ll try it. Please check if your device is compatible. Registration begins May 2.
 
Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Wednesday, May 25, 1-3pm (Room A/B)
Learn how to create your first PowerPoint presentation. We will create slides, and add themes and images. Basic computer experience required. Registration begins May 11.

Join us for a casual, family-friendly FUN-raising walk
to benefit the Library's Early Childhood programs and activities.
Saturday, May 14

Check-in & Stroller Decorating: 9am
Walk Begins: 9:45am

Rain or Shine
All Ages Welcome!
More information and Registration here!



Teddy Bear Clinic - April 2011
Thank You, Donors!

Denise Bjedov

Bremer & Nelson, LLP

Kristine Horvath

Katherine Lawrence

 Mary Macinnes

Jane Petrie

♦  VG’s Foods


Click here to see our Wish List
 
♦ Donations of $100 or more
Teen Advisory Board
now accepting applications!

What does the TAB do?
Choose stuff for the library to buy; plan programs like lock-ins, pizza taste-offs, karaoke nights, book swaps, manga/anime programs, game nights, poetry slams, movie nights and more; help with programs and displays; eat snacks and hang out with friends!
Applicaton is here.


Mosaic Necklaces - Teen Craft - April 2011

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


Business Coaching with SCORE
SCORE business coaches Nancy Solomon or Rick Scofield are at the Library every 2nd Tuesday of the month! It's a service of the Brighton District Library Business Resource Center. Have a business idea? Want to know if it's viable? Looking for funding? Would-be and new entrepreneurs can meet one-on-one with a business coach. This service is free, but you must register to participate!  Visit the Information Desk or call 810-229-6571, ext 227.
Next sessions are
Tuesday, May 10, 4-7pm.




Spencer Elementary Library Card Sign-up 2011


We are pleased to welcome
Alisha McCullick, newly graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information, as a Librarian in the Brighton District Library Youth Services department!


Sherrie Rice -Youth Services Librarian

Community Outreach
to Families   
Libraries are well known as brick and mortar institutions, but librarians and staff reach out to the community beyond the physical library building as well. Youth Services Librarian, Sherrie Rice, is one of those librarians involved heavily in outreach services at Brighton District Library.
     Sherrie visits WIC, Gleaner’s Food Bank and Family Resource Center up to twice a month, providing library newsletters and free gently-used children’s books, donated by the Friends of the Brighton District Library. Staff at each location encourages their clients to take a book and newsletter at each visit and to make use of the free programming available at the library.
     Sherrie enjoys this rewarding aspect of her job. She says, “Several times I have arrived at Gleaner’s in time to see a delighted child being reassured by staff that they can keep their book ‘forever’. Reaching new families is one of my favorite professional responsibilities.”
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