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Featured
Adult Programs
 
Protect Your Assets: Nursing Home/Medicaid Planning
6:00 pm Thursday
September 5
Civic Center Library

Presented by the elder law attorneys of Benjamin T. Vader, PLLC, this seminar examines techniques which allow for the protection of assets against long-term care cost.  Focus is also placed on the importance of crisis planning and advance planning.  Light refreshments will be served.

To register, please call 586.574.4564.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

DIY Dream Catcher Craft
6:00 pm Tuesday
September 10
Civic Center Library
Do bad dreams keep you up at night?  Join us to learn the history behind dream catchers and make one of your own to keep bad dreams at bay.  All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own treasures to weave in as well.

To register, please call 586.574.4564.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

Book and Author Fair
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 14

Civic Center Library
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The Warren Public Library loves books and believes in supporting local authors.  A number of area writers will be in attendance to discuss their latest works.  Copies will be available for purchase.

To register, please call 586.574.4564.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

Author Visit: Deborah Goodrich Royce
Author of Finding Mrs. Ford




6:30 pm Tuesday, September 17
Civic Center Library
"On a sunny summer morning by the sea in New England, Susan Ford's cocoon of privilege is threatened when an Iraqi man from her distant past boards a plane in Baghdad to come find her."  So begins Finding Mrs. Ford.  Join former actress Deborah Goodrich Royce when she visits the library to discuss her debut novel.  Copies will be available for purchase.

To register, please call 586.574.4564.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

Author Visit: Ken Siver
Author of An Uncommon Criminal: The Extraordinary Life of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston





6:00 pm Wednesday
September 18

Busch Branch Library
Have you ever come across a criminal or con artist while digging through your family history?  Ken Siver, Southfield mayor and historian, did.  In his latest book, An Uncommon Criminal: The Extraordinary Life of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston, Ken presents the biography of his great-grandfather, recounting a 70-year crime spree in which he pretended to be a doctor, professor, war hero, and more.  You will hear many tales and anecdotes of how Ken and his family uncovered the true story of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston.


To register, please call 586.353.0580.  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.

Downton Abbey Tea
6:00 pm Thursday
September 19

Civic Center Library

Downton Abbey fans can celebrate the upcoming movie premiere by attending a fancy tea at the library.  Participants will participate in some Downton trivia.  One tea party guest will win a gift card for a local theater.  Fancy hats are encouraged.

To register, please call 586.574.4564.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

Author Visit: Doc Fletcher
Author of The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull
6:00 pm Thursday
September 19

Miller Branch Library

The 20th anniversary of the last Detroit Tigers game played at Tiger Stadium is September 27.  The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull honors "the cathedral at the corner" where, together with family and friends, we have cheered our Detroit Tigers.  Although the structure is gone, the memories remain.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the Cafeteria at the Warren Community Center.

Five Simple Steps to Decluttering
6:30 pm Tuesday
September 24

Civic Center Library

Does your home feel out of control?  Are you hearing about the decluttering craze and wish you had the time and stamina to tackle your own stuff?  Does the thought of going through your things make you feel panicked and overwhelmed?  If so, Charlotte Kaye is coming to the rescue.  After this workshop, she believes you will be equipped with five simple steps to create a decluttered, stress free home.

To register, please call 586.574.4564.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

 
Featured
Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Board
3:00 pm Tuesday
September 10
Busch Branch Library
Grades 7 to 12

Are you in grades 7 to 12 and want to make a difference at your library?  Meet with staff and other teens to brainstorm teen programs, earn community service credit, sign up for volunteer hours, and have fun.


To register, please call 586.353.0580.  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.



 

 
Teen Spot
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday
September 14

Civic Center Library
Join us at the library for your very own Teen Spot.  Everyone needs some time to just relax and hang out.  We will have snacks, gaming systems, artificial intelligence kits, virtual reality headsets, crafts, and more.

No registration is required for this drop-in program.  This is a parent-free event.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

Taste Test Fest
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday
September 14 during Teen Spot
Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

Taste test fest is back by popular demand.  Join us for a variety of delicious challenges including a guessing the soda flavor and potato chip brands.

To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

DIY Beauty Products
6:00 pm Wednesday
September 18
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17

Learn how to make your own beauty products with simple, natural ingredients.  You will be able to take home samples of the beauty products you make.


To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

STEAM Powered Fun at the Library
6:30 pm Tuesday
September 24
Miller Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17

Learn something new while playing games with the library's STEAM inspired kits.  Control an Ozobot, create circuits, make a game controller, and see what creations you can build.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the Children's Area.

Design a T-Shirt
3:00 pm Thursday
September 26
Busch Branch Library
Ages 12 to 17

Create your own fun T-shirt to keep.  We will use bleach pens for some unique designs.  The library will provide all the supplies.


To register, please call 586.353.0580.  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.

Anime Club
2:00 pm Saturday
September 28
Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

Do you like anime and manga?  Longtime fans and curious newcomers are invited to watch anime, talk to other fans, create themed crafts, and enjoy snacks.


To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

 
Featured
Children's Programs
 
PAWS to Read




Civic Center Library
Mondays at 4:30 pm and
Wednesdays at 5:00 pm
The PAWS program welcomes new and struggling readers to read to a therapy dog. The goal is to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere in which kids can read without correction or interruption and learn not just to read, but to love reading as well.  This is a drop-in program.  Please call within an hour prior to each session to confirm the therapy dog will visit.

Elmer the Elephant's Birthday
6:30 pm Thursday
September 5
Miller Branch Library
Ages 3 to 8

It's been 30 years since Elmer: the Story of a Patchwork Elephant was first published.  Join us for a craft, a reading of the newest book, Elmer's Birthday, and a cupcake to celebrate.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the Children's Area.

CrAfter School
3:30 pm Friday
September 6
Busch Branch Library
All Ages

It's National Read a Book Day.  Drop in to test your book trivia skills and to construct your own small book.


No registration is required for this drop-in program.  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.

Back To School Crafts
 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 7
Burnette Branch Library
All Ages
Stop by the library to make some back to school crafts.  We will decorate folders, make pencil toppers, and design a bookmark or two.

No registration is required for this drop-in program.

Teddy Bear Storytime
6:30 pm Tuesday
September 10
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 2 to 6

Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal and join us for stories, songs, and a craft.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

Full STEAM Ahead: Technology
6:30 pm Thursday
September 12
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 7 to 12

Please join us and try out a variety of techy things such as Ozobots, littleBits, Snap Circuits, 3D Doodler Pens, and more.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

Team STEAM
2:00 pm Saturday
September 14
Busch Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11
Drop by to experiment with some techy things such as Sphero BOLT robots, LittleBits, Snap Circuits, and more.

To register, please call 586.353.0580.  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.

Michigan Craft and Snacks
6:30 pm Thursday
September 19
Miller Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11

Let's celebrate our beautiful state by making a painted canvas lighthouse and sampling some delicious snacks made right here in Michigan.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in Conference Room A at the Warren Community Center.

Dog Man Party
2:00 pm Saturday
September 21
Civic Center Library
Ages 6 to 12
Dog Man fans are invited to celebrate the popular series by Dav Pilkey with games, crafts, and a snack.  One lucky participant will win a copy of Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls.

To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

A.R.K. Animal Encounters
  
11:00 am Saturday, September 28
Miller Branch Library
All Ages

Children will get a chance to learn about and view some awesome amphibians, mammals, and reptiles.  While we cannot guarantee which animals will be here, we know that everyone will enjoy this hands-on presentation.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the Cafe at the Warren Community Center.

Dork Diaries of a Wimpy Kid

2:00 pm Saturday, September 28
Busch Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11

Are you a fan of Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or maybe just one and not the other?  Join us to celebrate both series with activities and crafts.

To register, please call 586.353.0580.  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.

 

Did you know?

The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its virtual branch. Visit 
www.warrenlibrary.net to:
  • Renew items
  • Reserve/request items
  • Check your library account
  • Download ebooks, eaudiobooks, music, digital magazines, movies, and more
  • Use library databases for homework, auto repair, genealogy, job searches, business, consumer reports, and much more
You may now pay any overdue fines with your credit card.

You can access your library records by phone.
Dial 586.203.8725 or 1.877.270.1273 (for southeast Michigan only) and follow the prompts to renew your materials, list available holds ready for pickup, information concerning fines, list of materials checked out, change your pin number, and to hear library hours.  You will need your library card number and PIN (which you can obtain at your local library) to access the Sirsi Voice Automation (SVA) system.

You may receive text message notifications.
Stop in and register to receive notifications of overdues, holds, and any bill notices through text messages sent to your mobile device.

In a hurry and do not want to wait in line...
  • Civic Center and Miller Branch libraries offer selfcheck stations for your convenience.
  • Call the Civic Center Library and the staff will check out materials to you and place them in a locker that is accessible in the atrium.  Call 586.751.0770 for further details.
  • You may now pay library fines online.
Additional services available at your local library:
  • All Warren branches offer fax and scanning services - only $1.00 for the first page and $.25 for each additional page.
  • Notary services are offered at all library branches.  Please contact the library branch for further information.
  • Laminating services are available at the Civic Center Library - only $1.00 per foot.
  • USB drives are available for purchase at all library branches for $5.00.
  • Earbuds are available for purchase at all library branches for $1.00.
  • Non-resident daily Internet guest passes may be purchased for $2.00 per day and can be used at any Warren branch.
  • Motorized scooter is available at the Civic Center Library for in-house use.
  • Motorized wheelchair is available at the Miller Branch Library for in-house use.
  • Children's literature kits are available for checkout at the Civic Center Library.
  • Baby Lapsit kits are available for checkout at the Miller Branch Library.
  • STEAM/STEM kits are available for checkout at the Miller Branch and Civic Center Libraries.
  • Alzheimer's kits are available for checkout at all library branches.
  • VOX Books are available for checkout at all library branches.
  • Automatic renewals are available on materials checked out.  Renewable items (i.e. materials without holds and non-rental items) will be renewed two days prior to the due date.  Items that will not renew include any item with a hold, rental DVDs, and mobile hotspots.  Warren items will renew two times.  Please check your account online or contact the library for verification of due dates on your items.
  • Materials not available locally from the Suburban Library Cooperative can be ordered through the state-wide MeLCat system at www.mel.org.
The Civic Center Library has an International Language collection featuring:
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
The Busch Branch Library has an International Language collection featuring:
  • Bengali
  • Urdu

Locations & Hours

**The Burnette Branch Library will be closed September 15 - October 9 to move to it's new location in the Warren Civic Center South.  It will reopen on October 10.**


Civic Center Library
1 City Square
586-751-0770


Mon: 12 pm - 8 pm
Tue: 9 am - 8 pm
Wed: 12 pm - 8 pm
Thu: 9 am - 8 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm (Labor Day through Memorial Day)

Miller Branch Library
5460 Arden
586-751-5377

Mon: 9 am - 5 pm
Tue: 12 pm - 8 pm
Wed: 9 am - 8 pm
Thu: 12 pm - 8 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

Busch Branch Library
23333 Ryan
586-353-0580

Mon: 12 pm - 8 pm
Tue: 9 am - 5 pm
Wed: 12 pm - 8 pm
Thu: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

Burnette Branch Library - until 5 pm September 14 when the library closes to move to the Warren Civic Center South.
22005 Van Dyke
586-758-2115

Mon: 9 am - 5 pm
Tue: 12 pm - 8 pm
Wed: 9 am - 5 pm
Thu: 12 pm - 8 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

The Burnette Branch Library is moving

After 53 years, the current Maybelle Burnette Branch Library will be closing to the public at 5:00 pm Saturday, September 14 to move to the new Warren Civic Center South.  The new library, located at 23345 Van Dyke, north of 9 Mile Road, will be a wonderful change for south Warren.  This bright, open library will feature more computers, comfortable seating, study rooms, a large community room, and a large aquarium for all to enjoy.

After September 14:
  • Patrons with holds usually picked up at the Maybelle Burnette Branch will have their holds sent to the Dorothy Busch Branch or a branch of their choice.
  • The drop-box at the Maybelle Burnette Branch will remain open during the move.
  • Warren Civic Center South's grand opening will be October 10.  We will have more details soon.





 

Need homework help?  The Warren Public Library offers Tutor.com, a program that provides students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online.  Any community member with a library card can use Tutor.com's Learning Suite from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet by visiting their library's website and clicking on Tutor.com.  You will need your library card number and your PIN number.  To obtain your PIN number, please visit any Warren Public Library branch with your library card.  PIN numbers cannot be given out over the phone.

The Tutor.com Learning Suite, a service of The Princeton Review, combines on-demand, real-time tutoring with several self-study tools to create a robust, personalized learning or job search experience.  The live, online tutoring and job search support is available 7 days a week from 4 pm to 11 pm.  Many other features such as The Princeton Review's SAT/ACT Essentials Test Prep is available 24/7.

You can access Tutor.com 
here or from the database page of our website.​

 




Discounted Events for Warren Public Library patrons

Peppa Pig Live! "Peppa Pig's Adventure"
Fox Theatre

3:00 pm Sunday, October 13, 2019
Library Price: $24.50 / $40.00 / $54.50


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Fox Theatre

12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, or 8:00 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019
Library Price:  $28.00 / $43.00 / $58.50 / $73.50 / $81.50 / $105.50


Jurassic World-Live Tour
Little Caesars Arena

Thursday, November 14-Sunday, November 17
Save $5.00 on select show date/times.


More discounted events coming soon.

To order your tickets call 313.471.3095 or purchase online at 
www.313Presents.com/WarrenPublicLibrary.  Use Promo Code WARREN.  Please note Internet Explorer does not work with the promo code.

 




The Warren Public Library Presents Movie Nights at Emagine Theatres

The Warren Public Library has teamed up with Emagine Theatre to make a special offer to our Warren Public Library cardholders.  For $8.00 on the first Monday of each month during 2019, Warren Public Library cardholders can get one movie ticket and a 44 ounce popcorn at an Emagine Theatre.  To redeem this offer, each attendee must present their current Warren Public Library card at time of purchase.  This offer is good day and evening at all Emagine Theatres in Southeast Michigan.

 




VOX Books Now Available at the Warren Public Library

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce that we now have VOX Books available for checkout at all of our library branches.  VOX Books are a combination of a print book and an audiobook for children.  The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms a print book into an all-in-one read-along.  Children simply push a button to listen and read.  Stop by one of our library branches to see what VOX Books are available.
 
Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspots available for FREE

Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspots are available for circulation at ALL Warren Public Library branches FREE OF CHARGE.  With this easy to use device, you can connect your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other Wi-Fi enabled device and have Internet connectivity wherever you are.  Mobile hotspots may be checked out to Warren residents ages 18 years or older for 7 days. There are no renewals.  A valid Warren library card and current identification such as a driver's license or Michigan state i.d. are required at checkout.  Only one mobile hotspot can be checked out per household.  Households must wait 14 days after returning a hotspot before another device can be checked out to any household member from any Warren Public Library.  Stop by one of our branches today and ask about this exciting service.​
 






Library App Available

The SLC Libraries Mobile app makes it easy to digitally browse the libraries' collections, get details on items, select an item, checkout or place a hold for later pickup, and even renew items previously checked out.  eBooks can be checked out too with the touch of a button.  The app's location finder lets patrons find the location and operating hours of the nearest library.  Comprehensive account management is built in, including the ability to view/pay fines and fees, and for families, members can link together digital library cards to easily manage multiple accounts.

SLC Libraries Mobile app is available for Apple devices through the App Store and Android/Chromebook devices through Google Play.  Try it today.

 
  
The Warren Public Library is very excited to announce that hoopla is now available to Warren Public Library cardholders.

Hoopla is a digital platform that offers immediate access to a wide variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, comics & graphic novels, movies, and TV episodes.  All of this content is available to Warren Public Library cardholders through the hoopla website or mobile app (available for both iOS and Android).  Best of all, there is NO WAITING for titles.  The collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day.  All of this content is available 24/7 to Warren Public Library cardholders.  To access hoopla, click 
here or go to the library's website.

 








Baby Lapsit
(Ages 0-12 months with parent or caregiver)
September 23 - November 9, 2019
Miller Branch Library - Wednesdays @ 2 pm

Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers.  Includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.  Registration is required and begins September 6.  Call 586.751.5377 to register.


Book Tots
(Ages 1 - 2 1/2 years with parent or caregiver)
September 23 - November 9, 2019
Miller Branch Library - Thursdays @ 6:30 pm and Fridays @ 10:00 am

A short storytime for the very young toddler.  Includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.  Registration is required and begins September 6.  Call 586.751.5377 to register.

 
Toddler Time
(Ages 2 & 3 years with parent or caregiver)
September 23 - November 9, 2019
Civic Center Library - Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm and Thursdays @ 9:30 am and 11:00 am

A storytime for toddlers, including stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.  Registration is required and begins September 6.  Call 586.751.0770 to register.


Preschool Storytime
(Ages 3 1/2 - 5 years with parent or caregiver)
September 23 - November 9, 2019
Civic Center Library - Tuesdays @ 10:00 am and Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

A storytime designed for independent listeners.  Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.  Registration is required and begins September 6.  Call 586.751.0770 to register.


Family Storytime
September 23 - November 9, 2019
Busch Branch Library - Mondays @ 6:30 pm
A storytime the entire family can enjoy.  Includes stories, songs, rhymes, a craft, and toys for the littlest ones.  While children of all ages are welcome, stories are chosen for ages 4 to 8.  
Registration is required and begins
September 6.
  Call 586.353.0580 to register.


Storytime Shakeup
(Ages 2 - 5 years with parent or caregiver)
Every Friday of each month with the exception of November 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civic Center Library

Join us as we "shake up" our usual storytimes with learning stations, crafts, and sensory activities about math, science, and music.
Registration is required and begins one month prior to the first session each month.  Please register for each monthly series individually.  Call 586.751.0770 to register.

 
Warren Book Clubs  

The Busch Book Group
The Busch Book Group meets one Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm in the Hilary Kutella Community Room at the Busch Branch Library.  Everyone is welcome.  Registration is requested.  For more information, please call 586.353.0580.
Upcoming Titles:
September 4 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
October 2 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
November 13 - The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen


Books, Brew & Banter
Books, Brew & Banter is the library's book club in a brewery.  Join us each month to make new friends and enjoy good books, food, drink, and conversation together in a laid back atmosphere.  You can pick up copies of the book at the Miller Branch Library.  Don't forget, even if you hate the book or do not finish it, come anyway.  All are welcome.  Registration is required.  Call 586.751.5377 to register.  In order to give an accurate head count to the venue, registration will close one day prior to the event.
Upcoming Titles and Locations:
September 17, 7:30 pm - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.  We will meet at Great Baraboo Brewing Company, 35905 Utica Rd., Clinton Twp, MI 48035.
October 15, 7:30 pm - Heart-shaped Box by Joe Hill.  We will meet at Malone's Tavern, 32350 Van Dyke, Warren, MI, 48093.
November 12, 7:30 pm - The Current by Tim Johnston.  We will meet at Dragonmead Microbrewery, 14600 E. 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48089.


The Warren Reading Group
The Warren Reading Group meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Mark Twain Room at the Civic Center Library.  Book selections are on reserve at the Civic Center Library.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information on the book club, please call 586.939.5619.
Upcoming Titles:
September 9 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
October 21 - The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash
November 11 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


Tuesdays @ 10
Tuesdays @ 10 is a reading and discussion group that meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the Mark Twain Room at the Civic Center Library.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information on the book club, please call 586.574.4564.
Upcoming Titles:
September 17 - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
October 15 - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
November 19 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje


Computer Classes




Introduction to Computers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesdays
September 4 & 11
Burnette Branch Library

This is a very basic class designed to introduce the student to the components and functions of a computer.  Registration is required.  To register, please call 586.758.2115.


Beginning Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays
November 6 & 13
Civic Center Library

Learn the basics of Word 2010.  You will learn how to create and edit documents, insert pictures and tables, format text, and more.
Mouse and keyboard skills required.  Registration is required and begins October 17.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Intermediate Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
November 25
Civic Center Library

Increase your Word skills with this class that goes beyond the basics.  We will cover tabs, Word Art, mail merge, and more.  Registration is required and begins October 17.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Beginning Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays
October 16 & 23
Civic Center Library

Learn the basics of Excel 2010.  You will learn to create workbooks, enter data, use formulas, and create basic charts.  Mouse and keyboard skills required.  Registration is required and begins September 12.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Intermediate Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
October 28
Civic Center Library

Increase your Excel skills and learn about pivot tables, charts, and functions.  Registration is required and begins September 12.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Beginning PowerPoint 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Mondays
September 9 & 16
Civic Center Library

Learn the basics of PowerPoint.  You will learn how to create a presentation with images, different layouts, and animations.  Mouse and keyboard skills required.  Registration is required.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Find Information with Google
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
September 30
Civic Center Library

Increase your ability to find the information you need with the world's most popular search engine.  Registration is required.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


eResource Help

Hoopla, Freegal, and More
6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday
November 26
Civic Center Library

Unlock the potential of your library card.  Learn how you can get eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and more with hoopla, our latest eResource.  We will also discuss other resources including digital music service Freegal and downloadable magazine service RBdigital.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


One on One eResource Help
Miller Library
Have you tried using one of the library's eResources like OverDrive, RBdigital, or Freegal and need some extra help to figure it out?  If so, please call the Miller Library at 586.751.5377 to schedule a one-on-one help session to get library resources up and running on your device.

 

Digital Magazines available with RBdigital
**The RBdigital app is available for free at your app store**

​With RBdigital you can easily check out and read full digital copies of over 90 magazines including Cosmopolitan, Forbes, and National Geographic.  Magazines can be viewed on a computer or on many mobile devices including tablets and smartphones.  Best of all, you keep the magazines in your account as long as you want - they never expire and there are no overdue fees.  You must have a valid Warren Public Library card to use RBdigital.

To use RBdigital, you will need to create an account.
  1. Click here to go to our RBdigital page.
  2. Click Create New Account near the top right.
  3. Enter your name, library card number, email address and create a password.
  4. Browse and select a magazine you want to checkout.
  5. Click Start Reading.  You will now be able to read your magazine.


Download audiobooks and eBooks using OverDrive
Use your library for access to thousands of eBooks for your smartphone, tablets and eReaders (i.e. iPad, Nook or Kindle) and eAudiobooks for your computer or portable media player (i.e. MP3 player, iPod or smartphone).  The library's eBooks and eAudiobooks can be enjoyed at home, work or on the go.  To get started with eBooks and eAudiobooks, you need:
  • A valid Warren Public Library card
  • Access to the Internet
  • Free software for the device or computer you wish to use with our eBooks
  • A valid email address so you can be notified when titles you request are available
Please feel free to contact the library for questions or assistance with OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Click here to go to our eBooks page.​
 

Download music using Freegal
Using Freegal, you can download and keep music directly from the library.  You can also stream music.  Freegal allows you to download up to 5 songs per week.  These songs are in the MP3 format, are yours to keep, and can be used on a variety of devices.  Additionally, you can stream up to 3 hours of music per day.  All it takes is a valid Warren Public Library card to use Freegal.

Please feel free to contact the library for questions or assistance.  Click 
here to go to our Freegal page.​

 
Pronunciator - Language Learning Database

Meet Pronunciator, Warren Public Library's online language-learning database. Pronunciator offers instruction for 80 languages that can be taken from any of 50 starting languages! This means that a French speaker can learn Korean, a Hindi speaker can learn Ukrainian, a Haitian Creole speaker can learn Afrikaans (among other possibilities).  ESL courses are included for the 50 non-English languages.

Pronunciator quickly builds conversational skills through interactive online drills, scored quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar reviews. Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.  Learners can move through the courses based on their skill level and learning goals.

Pronunciator includes lessons for adults, children ages three to six, and children ages seven to twelve, as well as eight week travel prep courses, which are specially designed to prepare you for your next trip.

If you are on the go, Pronunciator's free mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android, and tablets allows you to take your lessons wherever you go. Your progress is automatically synced between devices, so you can go from your computer to your phone or tablet without missing a beat. Apps can be found in your devices app store.

You can access Pronunciator 
here or from the database page of our website.


Discover Michigan with your Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)
Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion?  Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Warren Public Library card.  You can "check out" free or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, art & cultural destinations, and more.  The Michigan Activity Pass Program is presented by The Library Network.  Click here to view participating venues.​ 

Friends

The Friends of the Warren Public Library hold used book sales at the Old Village Fire Hall, 5961 Beebe Street (north of 13 Mile Road and East of Mound).  Items for sale include used hardbound and paperback books, CDs, videos, etc. for all ages.  Donations are also accepted at the sales.  Proceeds benefit the Warren Public Library.

Book Sale Hours
Every Friday - 9 am-12 pm
Saturday, September 21 - 9 am-12 pm

Special Back to School Bag Sale
Friday, September 20 and Saturday September 21
Buy a Friends bag for $10.00 and fill it with as many books as you can for free.  If you have a Friends bag, bring it in and fill it for $7.00.


Book donations are only accepted at the Old Village Fire Hall.

Looking Ahead...

I Love Lucy Comes To Warren

1:00 pm Saturday
October 26
The Cafeteria at the Warren Community Center



The Friends of the Warren Public Library invite you to attend their first afternoon tea featuring Phyllis Barkey of Warren.  She will bring Lucille Ball to life as "I Love Lucy" for an enjoyable program.  Tea and treats will be served as we learn about the life of this funny lady of tv and movies.  Bring your own teacup, if you so desire, or use one of ours.  Registration is required.  To register, please call the Civic Center Library at 586-751-0770.


The Friends Kids Club
If you are between the ages of 0 - 13 you can join the Friends of the Warren Public Library for just $1.00 per year.  Once you turn in your completed application along with your $1.00, you will be given a special Kids Club card. Bring this card with you whenever you visit the bookstore and you will get up to 12 free children's books a year.  Membership forms are available at all of the Warren Public Library branches as well as at the Friends Bookstore.


The Friends have a Facebook page.  Check it out at Friends of the Warren Public Library.

Support the Friends of the Warren Public Library by shopping at Kroger or Amazon.com.  See instructions below.


Kroger

You can register your Kroger card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Friends of the Warren Public Library.  Your card must be renewed every year.  If you have not done so, please log into your account and renew your commitment.  To register your card, please do the following:
1.  Go to 
Kroger.com
2. Click on the tab labeled community.
3. In the drop box, click on community rewards.
4. If you are doing this for the first time, register your card with the program and pick Friends of the Warren Public Library.
5. If you are renewing your commitment, go to account summary.
6. Here you can edit any of your personal information, but be sure to go all the way down to your Organization.
7. It is here that you re-write Friends of the Warren Public Library.
8. The organization number should also show:  91075.


Amazon Smile
You can support the Friends of the Warren Public Library by using the Amazon Smile program.  Visit the Amazon Smile website at 
smile.amazon.com, type in Friends of the Warren Public Library as your charitable organization, select the one in Warren, MI and start shopping.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Friends.

 
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