Brighton District Library

Available events

Military Records & Genealogy

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Monday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm, Room A/B

Military records, especially military pension records, can be an excellent place to find genealogical information. Through them, you can often find information such as a birthplace, age at enlistment, occupation, and names of immediate family members. Finding those records can be a challenge for even the most skilled researcher.

Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian at Brighton District Library, as he explains the different types of military records, what information those records contain, where military records can be found, and more. The program is directed at both beginning and intermediate genealogists. Registration begins Monday, April 6.

High Times in the Dry Times

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Wednesday, April 15, 7:00-8:00pm, Room A/B

Travel back to the 1920s as storyteller Lois Keel presents this unique program as a reporter/flapper. You’ll hear how Michigan had a 2 year head start, supplying 3/4 of the smuggled alcohol during Prohibition. This program includes music and a bit of audience participation! Registration begins Wednesday, April 1.

Prohibition Cocktails

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Monday, March 30, 7:00-8:00pm, Room A/B

On January 18, 1920, the manufacture and sale of alcohol was banned across the United States with the passage of the 18th amendment, until its repeal almost 14 years later. Join Mark Mullinax and Jennifer Osborne as they talk about, and share, a few of the cocktails served in speakeasies during America’s “dry” years. Join us – it’ll be the bees knees! You must be 21 in order to participate. Registration begins Monday, March 16.

Sunday Movies

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Sundays, March 29 & April 5, 2:00-4:00pm, Room A/B

Join us for two movies that focus on women and women’s rights during the 20th century. Visit the Library at for titles. Popcorn and beverages provided. Drop-In.

Irene Miller: Holocaust Survivor

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Monday, March 16, 7:00-8:00pm, Room A/B

Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, author, speaker, and educator will take you on a survival journey that little is known or written about. Labor camps, malaria, and orphanages are all part of Miller’s harrowing story. It is a tale of courage, determination, perseverance, and the power of the human spirit. Registration begins Monday, March 2.

Brunch Bunch Book Discussion

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Tuesday, March 3, 11:30am-1:00pm, Room A/B

This group is led by Library staff, welcomes everyone, and does not require registration for its meetings. This month’s title is our 2020 Livingston Reads pick, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Drop-In.