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Creative Bug

  • Creativebug offers over a thousand video courses on topics such as knitting, crochet, cake decorating, screen printing, jewelry making, quilting, sewing, and more.
  • Each class varies in length from just several minutes to several hours and includes classes for beginners as well as those with more experience who wish to learn more advanced techniques.
  • In addition to classes, Creativebug has a large curated pattern Library where users can download and print patterns to knit or crochet. Pixel Logo 15 provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance
for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects. No appointment is needed.

LIVE Tutors are available 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm. You can also use their drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, video lessons and The Princeton Review SAT®/ACT® Essentials to study 24/7.

Watch this Video on how to connect to a tutor.

Consumer Reports Pixel Logo 15

Unites impartial, trustworthy guidance with nearly eight decades of unwavering commitment to helping consumers make informed decisions.


With Mango, you have free access to:

  • Over 70 world languages and more than 20 ESL/ELL courses
  • Listening & Reading Activities for reinforcing learned material and building new skills
  • Grammar and culture insights for authentic and reliable learning

Morningstar Investment Research Center Pixel Logo 15

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The one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.

Value Line (Standard EditionPixel Logo 15

With accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

Ancestry Plus Pixel Logo 15

(In-Library use only)

Includes digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.

Databases by Subject

MeL eResources

The Michigan eLibrary provides access to 80 eResources to any Michigan Resident.

Pixel Logo 15= purchased by the Brighton District Library

Friends =purchased by the Friends of the Brighton District Library.
To access these databases outside of the library building, you need an active Brighton District Library card.

= provided by the Michigan eLibrary.
Anyone in Michigan can access these databases, at anytime.

= Website selected by our librarians.