Today the popular Summer Reading Program begins which runs through August 3 at the Brighton District Library. This free eight week program is available to anyone ages preschool through adult. The Summer Reading Program began in the 1890s as a way to encourage children, particularly those in urban areas, to read during their summer vacation to retain what they learned during the school year. Today’s program continues its focus on reading and has added amazing programs and incentives, like books and prizes. To join, simply register at the Library where a staff member with explain how the program works.
Here's a sample of our June line-up of programs for children, teens and adults. For a complete listing go to brightonlibrary.info or call the Library at 810-229-6571.
Night Adventures Story Time, June 18 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Night is the perfect time for adventures. Explore the night's wonders and ignite your imagination with stories, songs, and crafts. All ages. Space is limited.
Crafts Galore! The Sky’s the Limit, June 20 - 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sign up with a friend or make new friends. Create amazing crafts that show off your flair and talent. Registration begins June 6. Ages 4-6 with adult participation and ages 7-11.
Animals from Around the World, June 25 - 7-8:30 p.m.
Nelson, the Animal Guy, brings creatures of the dark to life. His educational, hands-on show allows kids to experience nocturnal animals up close. Ages 5 and up. Space is limited.
Bubbles, Blooms and Bugs, June 26 - 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Come enjoy Millie's Garden while making crafts, hearing stories, and exploring fun garden activities. Ages 3-8. Registration begins June 12. Adult participation required. Program cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Teen Craft – Night Blossoms, June 18 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Design a bewitching flower hair clip with local artist Laura Fawcett and darken-up your wardrobe! No experience is required and the Library supplies all materials. Ages 11-18. Register beginning Monday, June 4.
Starry Skies and Pizza Pies Book Club, June 20 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Embrace this year’s Summer Reading theme, Own the Night, with a science fiction book discussion! A pizza dinner will be provided by the Brighton District Library, so come hungry! This month's book, Susan Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It, imagines what could happen after an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth. Sign up today and reserve a copy of the book from the Information Desk. Ages 11-18.
Teen Gaming, June 25 - 2-4 p.m.
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 drinks provided. Ages 11-18. Drop-in.
Illusions of the Night, June 27 - 7-7:45 p.m. (Ages 11-Adult)
Experience amazing feats of illusion with Baffling Bill the Magician, including levitation, the Vanishing Lady, Houdini's Metamorphosis, and more! Drop-in.
Jackie and Gary, June 11 - 7-8 p.m.
Join us at the for the first in our series of outdoor summer concerts located in Millie’s Garden. Jackie Miller Davidson, formerly of the New Christie Minstrels, along with Gary Brandt put on a fantastic show featuring classic and original folk songs, interspersed with lighthearted humor and personal stories. Drop-In. Because this is an outdoor event, please feel free to bring stadium chairs and/or blankets for seating.
eBook Lab, June 13, June 27 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Looking for some ebook assistance? Every other week during the summer months, we will be hosting an ebook lab where you can get help with your ereader and The Download Destination. Drop-In.
Brunch Bunch Book Discussion, June 19 - 11 a.m-12:30 p.m.
Join us for a summer Brunch Book Discussion. Bring your appetite and thoughts about this month's book selection. Registration can be done, and copies can be reserved, via phone or at the Reference Desk. June 19 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Genealogy Assistance, June 18 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives in the Brighton Room at the Brighton District Library for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Both beginning and advanced researchers welcome. No appointment necessary.
Adult Craft, June 25 - 6:30-8 p.m.
Join us for our monthly craft session. This month we'll recycling an old t-shirt and transforming it into a great new scarf. Registration begins Monday, June 11. Limit of 12 participants. Bring your favorite old t-shirt along with you - one you don't mind cutting into.