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Events for October

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. Events are for ages 11-18.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesday, Oct 1 & 22, 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.

Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club
Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-7:30pm
(Youth Dept)

Escape into some fantastical worlds with this fall's teen book club. Pizza and pop will be provided, so come hungry. This month's book is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, an action-packed book about child-hero Ender Wiggin and his desperate battle against a deadly alien race. Register now and reserve a copy of the book at the Information Desk. The book for Nov 12 will be A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz.

Friday Games & Eats
Friday, Oct 18 & Nov 1, 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.

ArtWild Saturdays:
"Villains, Dragons & Fairies, Oh My!"
Saturday, Oct 19, 2-4:30pm (Room A/B)

Join Pinckney artist and illustrator Lori Taylor for a series of art workshops that inspire your creativity and teach fun drawing techniques. This month's session will focus on designing fantasy characters and creating your own graphic novels. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials.
Registration begins Oct 5.

Teen Craft: Hauntingly-Fun Accessory
Wednesday, Oct 23, 6:30-7:30pm
(Conference Room)

Laura Fawcett is back to help you create a festive felt pin or hair accessory that celebrates Halloween! No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Oct 5.

Teen Pumpkin Party
Tuesday, Oct 29, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Join us for our 7th Annual Teen Pumpkin Carving Contest. Come up with the most creative design and you could win a $25 Target gift card! We supply the pumpkins and carving tools. Registration begins Oct 15.

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.

Read to the Beat
Tuesdays, Oct 1, 15 & 22, 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.
BYOE (Bring Your Own Electronics) Club
Tuesdays, Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22, 4-6pm
(Youth Dept)

This is a great place for your child to meet and socialize with other children who are glued to their iPod, DS, PSP, or other handheld system. Children should bring their own electronic devices. This club will enhance social communication skills by focusing on interests and strengths.
For children ages 8-11. Drop in.

Storybook Kids
Wednesdays, Oct 2, 9, 16 & 23,
10:15-11:15am (Youth Dept)

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

Perfect Play Time
Fridays, Oct 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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 children ages 9-23 months and their caregivers. Drop in.

Fun Fridays with Great Start
Friday, Oct 4, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Parents and children are welcome to join us for a wonderful playgroup experience that offers opportunities for parent discussion and information on a variety of topics related to the challenges and joys of raising young children. 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.

Boo-tiful Crafts
Tuesday, Oct 8, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Create a boo-tiful necklace and wooden Frankenstein bookmark. For children ages 7-11. Register now.

Fall Fling
Monday, Oct 14, 4-5pm (Room A/B)

Celebrate fall with gourd races, games, a snack, and a fall craft. For children ages 6-8.
Registration begins September 30.

Monday, Oct 14, 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. Registration begins Sept 30.

All Join In
Friday, Oct 18 & 25, 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.

Super Duper Play In
Sunday, Oct 27, 2-3:30pm (Room A/B)

Get creative and think outside the box. Work with others to create a masterpiece with boxes, paper, cardboard, and tons of other recycled supplies. You are only limited by your imagination! For children ages 3-7, and their caregivers. Drop in.

Drawing Monsters
Tuesday, Oct 29, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Gather all your creativity and design fright-o-lishiously fun and scary MONSTERS. Learn some ghoulish techniques and get lost in your imagination. For children ages 7-11. Registration begins Oct 15.
Great Costume Parade
Wednesday, Oct 30, 10:30am-Noon
(Room A/B)

Grab your little ghost or goblin and stop by for stories, songs, and crafts. For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program. Space is limited to 75 participants.

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
Tuesday, Oct 1, 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.

Adult Evening Book Discussion - 11/22/63
Monday, October 7, 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 each month between October and May. 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, 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
November's title will be Train Dreams by Denis Johnson.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion - Faith
Tuesday, October 8, 11am-12:30pm
(Conference Room)

Join us for our fantastic brunch book discussion group. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection, Faith by Jennifer Haigh. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Information Desk.. November's title will be The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben.

eReader Lab
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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, Oct 9, 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, Oct 9, 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, and the Brighton District Library.

Adult Writer's Workshop
Tuesday, Oct 15 & 29, 6:30-8pm
(Brighton Room)

Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author. Drop-in.

One Jazzy Evening
Wednesday, Oct 16, 7-8pm (Reading Room)

The Chuck Newsome Trio is back to serenade us with a night of smooth jazz. Join us in our comfortable Reading Room and settle in for an hour of mellow music. Drop-in.

Genealogy After Hours
Friday, Oct 18, 6-11pm (Library)

Genealogists, novice and advanced, have the run of the Library and the exclusive use of Library computers during this fun and informative annual after-hours event. Shirley Gage Hodges is our distinguished speaker. More details available here. Space is limited; register now.

Sunday Movie at the BDL
Sunday, Oct 20, 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, Oct 21, 6:30-8:30pm
(Brighton Room)

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

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!

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, Oct 15, 3-5pm (Room A/B)

This basics class will introduce Excel 2007, the spreadsheet software in the Microsoft 2007 Office Suite. It allows you to store, organize, and analyze numerical and text data. Register now.

Introduction to Facebook
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10am-Noon (Room A/B)

Come learn how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including understanding the complex Facebook privacy policies and settings. Register now.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Tuesday, Oct 29, 10am-Noon (Room A/B)

This basic class will introduce Word 2007, the word processing software in the Microsoft 2007 Office Suite. It allows you to easily create a variety of professional-looking documents. Register now.

In the Youth Department

Reading and Writing...Naturally

Nature can be a powerful source of inspiration for many budding writers and poets. Henry David Thoreau is considered to be one of the foremost American nature writers.

Through discussion and creative writing, adults, teens and children will exp
erience nature by exploring the life, literature and beliefs of Henry David Thoreau.

Join us and discover the basic elements of nature writing; comprehend its process and gain an appreciation of the natural world around us.

Events are sponsored in part by the Michigan Center for the Book and Brighton...Naturally!

Walden: Discussion
and Creative Writing
Saturdays, Oct 19 & 26, 10-11:30 am (Room A/B)

For Adults and Teens.
Walden is a chronicle of Henry David Thoreau’s communion with nature. The work has become a classic, beloved for its message of living simply and in harmony with nature. Join us for a book discussion and an outdoor writing experience. Registration begins Oct 5 at the Information Desk. Participants must register for both dates.

Henry Hikes To Fitchburg:
Discussion, Creative Writing and Art
Saturdays, Oct 19 & 26
(Conference Room)

For Children 8-10.
Based on the true adventures of Henry David Thoreau, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg follows two friends who take completely different paths to reach the same destination. Discover the fun of nature journaling. Kids will meet local nature photographer and watercolorist Peggy N. Brewer, and explore nature with watercolor and pencil drawing techniques. 
Registration begins Oct 5 at the Youth Services Desk. Participants must sign up for both dates. 

Writers and Artists Reception
Sunday, Nov 3, 1-3 pm
(Room A/B)

All ages welcome
You are invited to an Open House to share in the work and art created during the Reading and Writing...Naturally workshops. Refreshments will be served.

At Brighton Nation

Youth Book Clubs
Young Explorer's Book Club
Third Tuesday of each Month,
Oct 15-May 20, 6-7:30pm
(Youth Dept)

Join us as we explore the Library's treasures. Discuss, play games, and create a project. Bring your dinner and join in the fun! For children ages 7-9. Adult participation required. Registration begins Oct 1.

Xtreme Reads 
Boys Book Club
One Monday each Month,
Nov  18-Apr 7, 6-7pm 
(Youth Dept) 

Bring your dinner and join us for an extreme adventure through great books, discussions, games, and monthly drawings!
For boys ages 9-12.
Adult participation required.
Registration begins Oct 21.


& Storytimes!
Registration will be coming up for these six-week sessions running from the week of Nov 11 through the week of Dec 16. Registration for new participants begins Oct 28. Returning participants may register beginning Oct 30.

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
(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.

Local Author Showcase

Patty Sudbay of Michigan Works! will be at the Library for an ongoing series of free workshops and counseling for job seekers. Contact Patty for more information about programs at
or (517) 552-2106.
Job Search Assistance
Fridays, Oct 11 & 25,
(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.
Pointers for the Over 50
Job Seeker
Friday, Oct 11, 1-3pm
(Conference Room)

Learn what you can do to make age a strength and counter age stereotypes. Explore employer held negative myths of older workers, and learn specific ways to capitalize on your positive attributes of age, alleviate fears about negatives, and market your strengths through your resume and interviews. Please register online at: WWW.LCMW.ORG.
Effective Resume Writing
Friday, Oct 25, 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: WWW.LCMW.ORG.

in the Norma Gray Gallery

Art at the Library
in partnership with the


September 17 - November 12
Gayle Sanchirico
     (Mixed Media on Yupo)
Tom & Dolores McDole
     (Fused Glass)

Thank You, Donors!

 Books and Memorials

♦♦ Marsha Luetjen and Leah Wang, Military History and World War II non-fiction materials,
in memory of
Robert R. Luetjen

♦ Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Fahlen
Shirley Najjar
♦♦ VG’s Fresh Market

Annual Appeal
♦ Karen and Albert Wirth

Brighton Room
Suzanne Harris


Gifts of $100 or more
♦♦ Gifts of $500 or more

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