Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Kiwanis members spent the summer reading to children inside the Imagination Station.
Brighton Kiwanis finished its last day of summer reading at Brighton Imagination Station Tuesday morning. The Kiwanis' Terrific Tuesdays were very popular this summer, according to President Suzanne Richardson. Each week, Kiwanis members would sit down and read library books to a group of children. Terrific Tuesdays are over for the season as children get ready to go back to school. They will start up again next year.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Forget the boys of summer; how about these books of summer? This Patch contributor shares her favorite reads of the season.
It's the "It" book of the summer and it has more twists, turns and stomach-wrenching plunges than your favorite ride at Cedar Point. I'm talking about Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Simply said, it's the story of a wife gone missing. Or does she? Amy and Nick Dunne find love and marriage in New York City. Then, unemployment finds them and they are forced to move back to Nick's home state of Missouri. Amy does not want to be there. "I suppose it's not a compromise if only one of you considers it such." In Missouri — a state with the death penalty, as a matter of fact — the couple drifts farther and farther apart until one day the front door is left open and Amy is gone. Gone Girl is the kind of book that makes you text friends late at night …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Brighton children's librarians share their picks for preparing students for their first day of school.
With the first day of school less than a month away, parents are focused on trying to prepare their little ones as much as possible for the big day. From school bus rides to recess, new teachers to lunch time, it will be a day filled with many new experiences. Helping your child understand what to expect may help with some of those first-day jitters. You can't learn everything from a book, but the Brighton District Library suggests a pretty impressive list of books that will, at the very least, help answer some of your student's questions. Here is the recommended reading list by the librarians at Brighton District Library: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sandra Denhof won her first e-reader by leaving a comment saying what she was reading this summer.
Summer reading is important. That is the message Brighton Patch has been trying to send by bringing you James Patterson's reading suggestions for kids of all ages, listing the most popular books from the Brighton District Library and Barnes & Noble Booksellers and most recently, by giving away an Amazon Kindle. All readers had to do to win was to add a comment telling us their summer reading recommendations. Sandra Denhof was randomly chosen as the winner of Brighton Patch's Kindle contest. In her comment for the contest, Denhof said she just started The Hunger Games series and had recently finished Fifty Shades of Grey "like every other woman on earth!" "I'm so excited - this is my first e-reader," Denhof said. "I do read a lot. I'm part …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Library offers these new additions and many more – check us out!
A Hero for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi In this wonderfully illustrated sequel to The Search for WondLa, Eva Nine believes she's reached the end of her quest in New Attica -- a utopian city where everyone lives in Harmony. But as Eva soon discovers, not everything is as it first appears, and she just may need to save her world once again. Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli The story of one summer where everything changes is told alternately through the voices of Jake and Lily, twins who have always shared a special connection. They've even shared the same dream since they were six. But as they turn eleven, Jake begins to choose the neighborhood boys over his sister. In trying to understand why they are growing apart, Lily turns to her …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Teens received tips on paranormal investigations and witnessed video and sound clips captured by the Portal Paranormal Society.
With around 245 participants, the Brighton District Library's Teen 'Own the Night' Summer Reading Program is doing well, according to Anne Cnockaert, the library's Teen Services Librarian. Keeping with this year's theme, Cnockaert invited the Portal Paranormal Society to speak with teens about paranormal investigations on Wednesday night. "I wanted to offer spooky programs for my patrons to fit with the Own the Night theme," Cnockaert said. "I talked with my Teen Advisory Board about programs they'd like me to offer that complimented this theme. They initially suggested going on a cemetery tour/ghost hunt, which I was a little leery of doing, so this seemed like a reasonable compromise." Brighton resident Ken Suminski, the founder of the …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
We're assembling a list of summer book recommendations and rewarding one Patch reader with a Kindle just for helping.
What are you reading right now? What did your kiddos finish reading last night? Summer is in full swing, and so is the popular summer reading program at the Brighton District Library (have you helped your kids log their reading time yet? You have until Aug. 3). We're continuing to build our 2012 Summer Reading Guide and looking for Patch readers to help. Post a comment with your reading recommendation; one commenter will be chosen at random on Friday to win a new Kindle e-Reader. And, speaking of reading recommendations, Patch has put together (with the help of bestselling author James Patterson) a list of age-specific titles that you should check out. If you like any of these, or have other well-loved books to share, tell us all about it…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Trio's eclectic acoustic jazz features originals, modern and American songbook.
Join us at the Brighton District Library for the second in our series of free outdoor summer concerts July 16 from 7–8 p.m. Enjoy an eclectic acoustic jazz performance by The Chuck Newsome Jazz Trio. The band’s repertoire of music includes original compositions, songs from the American songbook and modern jazz compositions. The trio includes Michael Palazzola on acoustic bass, Stephen Beogehold on drums and Chuck Newsome on guitar. Chuck Newsome began playing piano at age 7, and later played trumpet in his teens. Finally, he found the guitar at 18 and immediately began working intensively on studying it. He has been working professionally as a musician and music educator for more than ten years. Newsome has studied with Steve Carryer and …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Need some ideas for your child's next book? Check out these most popular reads from the Brighton District Library and Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Green Oak Village Place Mall.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers to bring you the most popular reading choices for children and teens this summer. Carla Sharp, Head of Youth and Teen Services at the Brighton District Library, said one of the most popular books for children ages 8-13 years old is Thodore Boone: The Accused by John Grisham. This third book of the series was released this past May. It follows a 13-year-old boy, Theodore Boone, as he solves mysteries. Brighton Library's Top Five Children/Teen Checkouts Barnes & Noble Community Relations Representative Maria Kelly said their number one store recommendation for young readers who enjoyed The Hunger Games is the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. Barnes & Noble Green Oak Village Place Mall Bestsellers List: …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Brighton District Library offers summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.
After just one week, more than 200 children claimed their free books as part of the Brighton District Library's "Dream Big: Read" summer reading program, according to children's librarian Margaret Vergith. The program is for children ages 2-11 and offers reading logs for kids -and parents - to track summer reading. After reading for seven consecutive days, kids can bring their logs into the library for a prize and a free gently used book. "Monday was the first day that kids could claim their prizes and free book and we were just swamped," Vergith said. "Most of the prizes and all of the books are donated to the library from local businesses and community members." Prizes vary from week to week and include bookmarks, glow bracelets, pencils…