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Library Events for August

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.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance
Tuesday, Aug 6, 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, Aug 13, 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, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Copies can be reserved via phone or at the Information Desk.
eReader Lab
Wednesday, Aug 14, 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
Aug 14, 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.

Fresh Air Fitness
Wednesday, Aug 14, 7-8pm
(Room A/B)

Thinking about improving your health and fitness? Come and discover where to start and how to succeed with local fitness expert Chris Schild. Chris believes the best piece of workout equipment is your body. Why? You only get one and it is always with you. He also feels taking advantage of our fantastic Michigan summers is a great way to introduce fitness. Whether you're looking to get started with a new fitness program, improve your game of golf, increase the time you can work in your garden, or even kick up your leisurely walk, it all starts with a plan. Chris will show you how to make the outdoors your own personal gym! Be sure to wear something you can be active in. Chris will show you some exercises to get you started!
A Brighton...Naturally Program.
Friday Flick at the BDL
Friday, Aug 16, 2pm (Room A/B)

This summer, join us the third Friday of each month for a fun flick. Popcorn and beverages will be served. Click here for information about this month's film.

Genealogy Assistance
Monday, Aug 19, 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.

Cooking from the Garden
Monday, Aug 19, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Chef Cathy returns to teach you how to make healthy and delicious dishes with produce from your own garden. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Registration begins Aug 6.

Adult Craft - Fall Leaf Placemat
Monday, Aug 26, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Looking forward to fall? Join us to make a great fall leaf placemat from ordinary burlap. Registration begins Aug 12, and is open to 12 participants.
1000 Letters Home
Tuesday, Aug 27, 7-8:30pm (Room A/B)

Teresa Irish, author of 1000 Letters Home, will be here to discuss her parents' story-"a poignant and historic journey of faith, love and war." Registration begins Aug 13.

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 Summer Reading Final Party
Friday, Aug 2, 6-8pm (Library)

Celebrate the end of another great Teen Summer Reading Program! We'll have food, gaming, crafts, and more! Don't forget to bring your invitation as your entry into the party. Register now.

Teen Movie
Saturday, Aug 3, 2-4pm (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. Register now.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Tuesdays, Aug 6 & 27, 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.

Underground Reads Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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 The Alchemyst by Michael Scott. Register today and reserve a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Teen Craft - Marvelous Mosaics
Wednesday, Aug 21, 6-8pm (Room A/B)

Create a unique piece of geological jewelry with Mosaic Geek artist Shannon Kuchera. No experience is required to participate and the Library supplies all materials. Registration begins Aug 7.

Teen Gaming
Friday, Aug 30, 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.

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.

The Concert with Conductor Jack,
Saturday, July 27, has been
canceled by the performer.

Dig Into Reading with PaleoJoe!
Friday, Aug 2, 10:30-11:30am (Room A/B)

Travel through time with author, paleontologist, and storyteller PaleoJoe, and a variety of amazing fossils. This is a dig not to be missed. Ages 3 and up. Free ticket available 15 minutes before the program.

Monday, Aug 5, 11am-Noon (Room A/B)

What's beneath the sea? Gather shark facts, play shark games, and learn to maneuver through a shark's "feeding frenzy." Ages 6-9. Register now.
Veggie Stories
Wednesday, Aug 7, 10:30-11:15am
(Room A/B)

How does your garden grow? Meet the veggies that grow underground. Stories, games, and vegetable crafts. Ages 4-6. Register now.
Sharpie Tie Dye
Wednesday, Aug 7, 6:30-8pm
(Conference Room)

Decorate a bag, cap, or visor using a unique tie dye technique. Ages 9-11. Register now.
Wednesday, Aug 14, 10:30-11:30am
(Millie's Garden)

Celebrate the sweet success of your summer reading! Enjoy ice cream, face painting, games, and fun entertainment!

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.

Congratulations to Karina Manghum,
"Nature Paparazzi" Teen Photography Contest Winner!
All the entries can be seen here.

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


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

August 6 - September 16
Anne Marie Buckman
                       (Mixed Media)
Walt Gursky (Wood Carvings)
Artists Reception
Monday, Aug 12
6-8pm (Room A/B)

Public is welcome!

Thank You, Donors!

Evening visitors will find it easier to make their way to the Library, thanks to the generous support of local individuals and organizations. The Library’s Light the Way capital campaign successfully achieved its goal of raising $13,000 to replace the bollard lights that line the circle drive at the Library entrance.
The bollard lights had been installed with the original construction of the Library building in 1996. Age had weakened their foundations, and several of the lights could no longer function at all. The new lights refresh the appearance of the entrance, increase safety, and improve the Library’s energy efficiency.


The Light the Way campaign was initiated and headed by Library Trustee Patrick McDonald, and launched at the Library’s Booked for the Evening spring gala. We are grateful to him and to all the donors who made this possible.
Thank you!

♦♦♦ City of Brighton
Downtown Development Authority

 ♦♦♦ Pauline and Richard Druschel

 ♦♦♦ Friends of the
Brighton District Library

 ♦ Karen Goss and Peg Siford

 ♦ Carol S. Griffith
in honor of Tara and Thadd Jones and children
♦ Hartland Electric, LLC
♦♦♦ Betsy and Bob Herbst
♦♦♦ Jeannette and Robert Hill
♦ Kathy and Bob Kittridge
♦♦ Kate and Larry Lawrence
♦♦♦ Marsha and Craig Lesley
♦ Vicki and Alex Lobodocky
♦ Mancuso & Cameron, PC
♦♦♦ Margaret and Patrick McDonald
♦♦ Mondi and Mac Miller
♦♦ Joyce Powers
in memory of Ronni Ann Powers
♦♦♦ Rotary Club of Brighton
♦♦♦ Janice R. Schlitters
in memory of The Sage
♦ Susan and Bernard Willis

Books and Memorials
Christina Bastian, in memory of Edith Anderson Rau,
an independent woman

Ore Creek Mill Questers #262, Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware,2nd Edition, Identification and Values by Jo Cunningham

♦ Joyce Powers,
American jazz materials

Joyce Powers,
Giving Kids a Fair Chance
by James J. Heckman

Nancy Rewalt, author,
Aerial Meets Farmer Fedamore, Aerial A Trip to Remember, and Aerial A Spider’s Tale

♦ VGs Fresh Market
Library Wish List
♦ Sara and Rick Thomas
Summer Reading Program
♦♦♦ Chili’s

Dental Offices of Dr. T. Claflin,
Dr. V. Eike, Dr. E. Claflin Wyderko

♦♦♦ Just Baked
♦ Kevin Brennan Investment Services
♦♦♦ Red Robin
♦♦♦ Rollerama
Studio 225 Designs
♦♦ Taco Bell
VG’s Fresh Market

Gifts of $100 or more
♦♦ Gifts of $500 or more
♦♦♦ Gifts of $1000 or more
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