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Adult Programs
 
Derzier: Guitar and Flute Duo
6:00 pm Thursday
January 9
Civic Center Library

Kelly McDermott and Rob Crozier make up Derzier, a guitar/flute duo sure to liven up your midwinter night.  They will perform and sing some jazz, folk, and pop classics.

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

Author Visit: Paul Vachon
Author of Lost Restaurants of Detroit
6:30 pm Tuesday
January 14
Civic Center Library
While some restaurants come and go with little fanfare, others are dearly missed and never forgotten.  Through stories and recipes nearly lost to time, author Paul Vachon explores the history of the Motor City's fine dining, ethnic eateries, and everything in between.  So pull up a chair--he's got tales to share.

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

Instant Pot Demonstration
6:00 pm Thursday, January 16
Miller Branch Library
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Have you recently purchased an Instant Pot or received one as a gift?  Join us for a pressure cooking demonstration.  Mary from Taste: A Cook's Place will show you how to get the most of your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker.  Whether you are still considering whether a pressure cooker belongs in your kitchen or you have been using one for years, you will find something helpful in this demonstration.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  Due to the expected popularity of this program, 24 hour cancellation notice must be given if you are unable to attend.  This event will take place in Conference Room A at the Warren Community Center.

Financial Wellness
6:30 pm Thursday
January 23
Civic Center Library
Cindy Walkush of Primerica Financial Services will visit the library to discuss ways to take your financial "vital signs" and suggest ways to improve your overall financial health.

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

Macrame Sea Glass Necklace
6:00 pm Wednesday
January 29

Busch Branch Library

If you can tie a knot, you can turn sea glass into beautiful, unique jewelry.  Join us and learn how.

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

A Night Before the Oscars
6:00 pm Thursday
January 30
Civic Center Library
Join us for an evening with movie enthusiast Greg Black as he presents the 2020 Oscar preview night.  Prepare yourself for a star-studded event in which you will learn about the nominees for the major awards.  View movie trailers and cast your vote for a chance to win a special prize if Hollywood votes your way on Oscar night.

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

Undecorate the Library
3:00 pm Friday
January 3
Miller Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17

Want to volunteer again or just need something to do while on winter break?  Drop in to help us take down our Christmas trees and holiday decor.  Drop-ins welcome or register for a reminder call.


To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the library.



 

 
Teen Spot
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday
January 11

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.

Super Smash Brothers Tournament
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday, 
January 11
during Teen Spot
Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

Who will win?  We will be using Super Smash Brothers Brawl on Wii.

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

Teen Service Club
3:00 pm Tuesday
January 14
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.  This session we will be creating holiday cards for seniors, toys for an animal shelter, and more.


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

Happiness Jar Project
3:00 pm Thursday
January 23

Busch Branch Library
Ages 12 to 17

Design and decorate a special jar just for you.  Every day you will add a little note of the best moment of the day.  At the end of the year you will have an entire jar of happiness.


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

Winter Beach Party
6:00-8:00 pm Friday
January 24
Miller Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17

**Please note:  Description is wrong in Newsbeat**

Forget the cold weather outside with a Beach Party inside.  Enjoy an evening of fun in the sun with warm crafts, popsicles, beach volleyball, flip flop toss, and try building edible "sand" castles at this after-hours lock-in.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the library.

Anime Club
2:00 pm Saturday
January 25
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.

January Event - make a keychain or a button

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.

Pop Up Play
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, January 3

Miller Branch Library
All Ages
Join us in the children's area for some fun drop in activities before you head back to school.  Games, puzzles, and a craft will be available.

No registration is required for this drop in program.  This event will take place in the Children's Area.

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

Stop by after school for a different activity and craft.

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

LEGO Family Fun Day
2:00 pm Saturday
January 4
Civic Center Library
All Ages
Children of all ages are welcome to play with LEGO and DUPLO blocks.  LEGO stations will be set up throughout the children's area with different activities.

To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the library.

Button Art
6:30 pm Thursday, January 7
Miller Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11

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Let's get crafty with buttons.  We will create a beautiful piece of artwork to hang on your wall.

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

Team STEAM
2:00 pm Saturday
January 11
Busch Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11
Drop by to experiment with some techy thing such as Dash and Dot robots, littleBits, Snap Circuits, and more.

To register, please call 586-353-0580.  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.

Drums Alive
11:00 am Saturday
January 18
Busch Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11
CCPlus Fitness will help us beat the winter blues with an active program of fun music, exercise balls, and drumsticks.

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

STEAM Saturday: Mad Science Detroit Fantastic Fliers
2:00 pm Saturday
January 18
Civic Center Library
Ages 5 to 11

Mad Science Detroit will present a hands-on workshop called Fantastic Fliers.  Children will explore the energy of motion and discover the four forces that affect flight.  Make and test various plane designs to see these forces in action.

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

Cold Snap Crafts
2:00 pm Saturday
January 25
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11
Slide in to make crafts to celebrate this icy season.

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

Dash Robot Coding
6:30 pm Tuesday
January 28
Miller Branch Library
Ages 6 to 11
Let's learn basic coding skills to program our Dash robots.  Children will get to use tablets to train Dash to do such tasks as speak and move.

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

All You Need For A Snowman
6:30 pm Thursday
January 30
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 7
Please join us as we read the story All You Need For a Snowman by Alice Schertle and make a snowman craft.

To register, please call 586.353.0579.  This event will take place in the Louis E. Joseph 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 the Busch Branch, Miller Branch, and Civic Center Libraries.
  • 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

Holiday Closures
The Warren Public Library will be closed on the following dates:
January 1 - New Year's Holiday
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


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
23345 Van Dyke
586-353-0579
Will be opening soon.
When the library opens, the hours will be:

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

 

Burnette Branch Library Update

Due to unexpected delays the Burnette Branch Library is not open to the public yet.  As soon as an opening date is confirmed, it will be posted on the library's website as well as on the door at the library.
In the meantime, the Burnette Branch Library is pleased to announce that we have a StoryWalk around the park outside the library.  Walk around the park and read a story.  Selections will be changed seasonally.  Our winter feature is Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner.

 
Get Discounts with the GoLibraryCard Program

As a member of the Suburban Library Cooperative, we are pleased to announce that Warren Public Library cardholders can participate in the GoLibraryCard program.  Simply show your library card at participating businesses such as Achatz Handmade Pie Co. to receive discounts or special offers.  Premium Discounts are also available for the Michigan Opera Theatre, Fox Theater, and a variety of sports venues.  For a complete list of participating businesses click here or go to www.golibrarycard.org.

 
RBdigital Audiobooks Are Now Available

We are happy to announce a new addition to our digital eResources:  RBdigital Audiobooks.

Audiobooks from RBdigital include many bestselling authors, including C.J. Box, Alexander McCall Smith, Charlaine Harris, and many more.  With over 35,000 audiobooks to choose from you are bound to find a great book to listen to.

What's the best part of RBdigital audiobooks?  There is no waiting.  Any book you find can be immediately checked out and listened to - there is no holds list.  You can access RBdigital audiobooks from any web browser.  Apps are available for iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.

You can try the new RBdigital Audiobooks today at 
https://warrenmi.rbdigital.com.  When you visit the site, you will need to register to create an account.  This account will allow you to access both RBdigital Audiobooks, and RBdigital Magazines.  Note:  if you already were using RBdigital Magazines, be sure to use your same email address to create your account that you used for RBdigital Magazines.  This way your magazines that you had checked out will transfer to the new platform.

 

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.​

 




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)
January 13 - February 29, 2020
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.  Call 586.751.5377 to register.


Book Tots
(Ages 1 - 2 1/2 years with parent or caregiver)
January 13 - February 29, 2020
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.  Call 586.751.5377 to register.

 

Toddler Time
(Ages 2 & 3 years with parent or caregiver)
January 13 - February 29, 2020
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.  Call 586.751.0770 to register.


Preschool Storytime
(Ages 3 1/2 - 5 years with parent or caregiver)
January 13 - February 29, 2020
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.  Call 586.751.0770 to register.


Mother Goose Storytime
(Ages 2 to 4 years with parent or caregiver)
January 22 - February 29, 2020
Burnette Branch Library - Wednesdays @ 10:00 am

This storytime features a Mother Goose rhyme each week along with stories, songs, and a craft.  Registration is required.  Call 586.353.0579 to register.


Family Storytime
January 13 - February 29, 2020
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.  Call 586.353.0580 to register.


Storytime Shakeup
(Ages 2 - 5 years with parent or caregiver)
Fridays January 10, 17, 24, 31 ; February 7, 14, 21, 28
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 on the first 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:
January 8 - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
February 5 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
March 4 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout


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:
January 14, 7:30 pm - And Then There None by Agatha Christie.  We will meet at Great Baraboo Brewing Company, 35905 Utica Rd., Clinton Twp., MI 48035.
February 11, 7:30 pm - The Turner House by Angel Flournoy.  We will meet at Malone's Tavern, 32350 Van Dyke, Warren, MI 48093.
March 10, 7:30 pm - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.  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:
January 13 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
February 10 - Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
March 9 - The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri


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:
January 21 - The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
February 18 - The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
March 17 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards


Computer Classes




Introduction to Computers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesdays
February 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 and begins November 14.  To register, please call 586.574.4564.


Introduction to the Internet
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesdays
February 18 & 25
Burnette Branch Library

This is a very basic class on the Internet.  Learn how to use a web browser to access the World Wide Web, how to navigate a webpage, and how to find information using Google.  Mouse and keyboard skills required.  Registration is required.  To register, please call 586.574.4564.


Beginning Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays
February 12 & 19
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 January 16.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Intermediate Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
February 24
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 January 16.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Beginning Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays
January 8 & 15
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.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Intermediate Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
January 27
Civic Center Library

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


Beginning PowerPoint 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Mondays
March 23 & 30
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 and begins February 13.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Find Information with Google
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesday
March 18
Civic Center Library

Increase your ability to find the information you need with the world's most popular search engine.  Registration is required and begins February 13.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


eResource Help

Hoopla, Freegal, and More
6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday
January 7
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.

Join the Friends
For a small donation you can become a member of the Friends of the Warren Public Library.  To join, simply click here to get the application, fill it out and turn it in at the bookstore or any of our library branches.


Book Sale Hours
Every Friday - 9 am-12 pm
Saturday, January 18 - 9 am-12 pm

Don't Miss Our Bag Sale
Our next bag sale will be Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18.  Buy a Friends bag for $10.00 and fill it with books for free.  If you already have a Friends bag, bring it in and fill it for $7.00.


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

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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