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Library 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.

Win It In a Minute!
Thursday, Dec 8, 6-6:45pm (Room A/B)

Get ready, get set, go! What can you finish in a minute? Have a blast playing some crazy games with everyday household items. Join the fun and see if you can win it in a minute! Register now.
Monday, Dec 12, 6:15-7:30pm (Room A/B)

Gotta catch 'em all! Learn the basics of Pokemon. Please bring your own cards. Ages 5 and up. Register now.
Decorative Button Bracelet
Wednesday, Dec 14, 6:30-7:30pm (Conference Room)

Using buttons, elastic, and charms, we'll create a button bracelet to wear or give as a gift. Bring some of your own buttons to add to ours. For ages 9-11. Register now.
Story Time Signup for January-February begins Monday, December 26th!

Alphabet Soup
Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14, 10:15-11am
(Youth Activity Room)

Your child will explore the alphabet with hands-on fun as we celebrate a different letter each week through stories, songs and rhymes and crafts. For ages 3-5 and their caregiver. Registration begins Dec 26.

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.

Sunday Afternoon at the Cinema
Sunday, Dec 4, 2-3:45pm (Room A/B)

Looking for a good Sunday afternoon film? Join us for the Sarah's Key, rated PG-13. Popcorn and beverages provided.
Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2-4pm (Brighton Room)

Drop-in for genealogy or local history assistance with our genealogy librarian, Mark Mullinax.
This event takes place the first Tuesday of each month.
Adult Writer's Workshop
Thursdays, Dec 8 & 22, 6-8pm
(Conference Room)

Join Erma Bombeck Award winning writer, Mike Ball, as he challenges you to embrace your inner author.
Mark Rothman's Essays
Tuesday, Dec 13, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Does the name Mark Rothman ring a bell? It should! Mark was the creator of (and writer for) the hit television show Laverne & Shirley as well as a writer for Happy Days and The Odd Couple. Mark will read from his current book, Mark Rothman's Essays, and stay for Q&A about his career in Hollywood and what he's up to today.

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' Workshops
Thursdays, Dec. 1 & 15, 6-8pm
(See website for room locations)
Poets, Songwriters, Storytellers, and Dreamers, bring your original work and thoughts about writing. Meet with Mike Ball, award-winning humorist. Drop-in.

Hey, Comics! Workshop (Part 3)
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2:30-4pm (Room A/B)
Join Michigan artist Jerzy Drozd for the final installment of his workshop series, where you'll learn how to make your own comics, graphic novels, and manga! Register now.

Teen Gaming
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 3-5pm (Room A/B)
Stop by for the newest and coolest games around. Snacks and beverages provided. Drop-in.

Harry Potter After-Hours
Friday, Dec. 16, 5:30-8pm (Room A/B)
Test your Harry Potter knowledge with a trivia contest and enjoy a showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Complete with a pizza dinner and snacks, you're in for a magical evening! Registration begins Dec 2.

Teen Craft - Gingerbread
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6:30-7:30pm
(Youth Activity Room)

Decorate gingerbread men and trees - bring them home to display, or eat them up right away! Registration begins Dec 6.

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.

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!

Greeting Cards with Microsoft Publisher
Monday, Dec 5, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Learn how to create unique greeting cards for any occasion using the computer. Each participant will be able to print one greeting card in color. Register now.
Downloading FREE eBooks
Monday, Dec 12, 1-3pm (Room A/B)

Learn how to download FREE eBooks to your own computer or eReader from the Library’s ebook site. Bring your e-reader to class and we’ll try it. Register now.

The Library will be Closed
Dec 24 & 25
Dec 31 & Jan 1

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 10th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

All ages are welcome at this free family fun event sponsored by the
Friends of the Brighton District Library!

Enjoy music, refreshments, holiday crafts and stories, and visit with Santa and his reindeer. Remember to bring your camera!
Click here for schedule and details.

In the Youth Area - Fall 2011

Hours Change for 2012
Beginning January 5,
The Library will be closed every Thursday,
and will restore hours to
10am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Mike Ball
& Peter "Madcat" Ruth's Holiday Sing-tacular!

Join us in the reading room for a great holiday sing-along. Mike Ball and Peter "Madcat" Ruth perform holiday songs, both old and new.
Wednesday, Dec 21, 7:30-8:30pm

Teen Poetry Slam - Nov 2011

Thank You, Donors!

Memorials & Book Honors
♦ In memory of Joanna Miller,
MLA Librarian of the Year
by Lillian Kierpaul

Brighton Room Sponsor
Suzan McKenzie

Brighton Area Compassion Club
Tom Davis, Brighton Big Boy
Catherine Grieve
Newcomers of Livingston County
Robert Pfeiffer

Charlene Hatfield, Stitch in Time

Growing our Future
Denis Frank
Michael & Linda Gudenau
Gary & Linda Kinneer
♦ John & Karen Schultz
Christine A. Vogt
Donald Willis
BDL Wish List
Anonymous Gift
Jan Eddy
Kristine Kerttu
Children’s Wish Tree
Drew Eaton
for Round like a Ball by Lisa Campbell Ernst, and LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Lauren & Adam Forcier
forThe Witch with a Twitch by Layn Marlow
Dr. Mary Khunger
for The I'm Not Scared Book by Todd Parr
Tina Alread
for The Meaning of Life & Other Stuff by Jimmy Gownley, and Zoomer by Ned Young

♦ Donations of $100 or more

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