Brighton District Library

Available events

A Bourbon Adventure with Phil

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00-8:00pm, online via Zoom

Phil Kollin has a lot to say about whiskey. He has things to say about whiskey’s colorful history, the fascinating process of distilling and the stories behind each bottle. He wants to share tales about the spirit’s lore, the unyielding appeal, and the legendary and compelling characters behind each brand. He wants to talk about the myths that everyone thinks they know to be true (but usually aren’t). And Phil wants to talk about the long journey that bourbon whiskey endured to became America’s native spirit. Registration begins Wednesday, April 7.

The Livingston Libraries present a Virtual Author Visit with Kim Michele Richardson

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm, Online via Zoom

1930s Packhorse Librarians, the Great Depression, and the the Kentucky Blue people inspired Kim Michele Richardson’s bestselling novel, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Kim Michele will discuss the book, her writing process, and answer attendee questions. Registration begins Thursday, March 25.

On the registration form, there will be a place to include a question you may want to ask the author.

Livingston Reads has partnered with 2 Dandelions Bookshop in Brighton. To order a copy of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, you can visit bit.ly/2dandelions, contact the shop at 810-522-5310, or visit their new location at 428 W. Main Street. A signed bookplate will be included with your order.

A Bite of History: Pack Horse Librarian Recipes

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Monday, March 24, 2021 7:00-8:00pm, online via Zoom

Join us as we dive into authentic recipes traced back from the Pack Horse Librarians. Three recipes will be provided and demonstrated, including Pickled Chicken, Blackberry Jelly, and Potato Cakes. Registration begins Wednesday, March 10.

Examining Kentucky Pack Horse Librarian Scrapbooks

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:00-8:00pm, online via Zoom

Professor Jason Vance from Middle Tennessee State University will share findings from his research on scrapbooks created as part of the Kentucky Pack Horse Libraries project that ran from 1936-1943. Pack horse librarians assembled these scrapbooks using local recipes, hand-drawn quilt patterns, and clippings from donated magazines. The scrapbooks then became part of the pack horse libraries’ circulating collections. Registration begins Wednesday, February 24.

Virtual Books and Brews Book Discussion

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Wednesday, March 10, 6:30-8:00pm, Online via Zoom

Join us to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, our 2021 Livingston Reads selections. Books can be requested or placed on hold through the Library’s shared catalog. Registration begins Wednesday, February 24.

Virtual Brunch Bunch Book Discussion

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm, online via Zoom

Join us to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, our 2021 Livingston Reads selections. Books can be requested or placed on hold through the Library’s shared catalog. Registration begins Tuesday, February 23.