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Featured
Adult Programs
 
Forensic Artist
6:00 pm Thursday
March 5
Civic Center Library

Michigan State Police Lieutenant Sarah Krebs will explain how evidence-based drawings and three-dimensional reconstructions aid in the investigation of unidentified remains, the apprehension of suspects, and the resolution of missing persons cases.

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

Bridging the Gap: High School to College
6:30 pm Tuesday
March 10
Civic Center Library

Macomb Community College will present a program that is designed to help parents and students understand more about the college process and how to prepare for college while still in high school.  Topics to be discussed include career investigation, college discovery, and how to use resources that are available to high school and junior high students and parents to plan for the steps beyond high school.  Families are encouraged to attend this program.

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

Penguin Candle Holder
6:00 pm Wednesday
March 11
Busch Branch Library
Light up the dark with a cute penguin candle holder that starts out as a wine glass.  The library will provide the supplies.

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

Author Visit: Karen Dybis
Author of Better Made: A Chip Story
6:00 pm Thursday, March 12
Civic Center Library
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/20cdbc968b47016a24d23a9b4/images/963c75d8-b246-402b-8686-00b33c0432bd.jpgAuthor Karen Dybis will visit the library to discuss her book Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip.  Discover how Better Made came to be, how its potato chips are made, and how competition has shaped the industry into what it is today.


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

Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls: Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder
6:00 pm Thursday
March 19
Miller Branch Library
Author Terrence Shulman returns to the Miller Branch Library to engage in a respectful and thought-provoking interactive presentation about hoarding.  We will learn what hoarding is and isn't, what causes it, and how to best address and treat it. 

Mr. Shulman is a local attorney, social worker/addictions therapist, and author specializing in assessing, treating, and educating about hoarding.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in Conference Room A at the Warren Community Center.
Community Narcan Training
6:00 pm Thursday
March 19
Civic Center Library
Join Mark Kilgore from CARE of Southeastern Michigan in learning how YOU can help stem the opioid overdose crisis.  Attendees will receive a free dose of Narcan, Narcan kits, and Medication Safety Training.

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

Introduction to Genealogy
10:00 am Saturday
March 21
Burnette Branch Library
Presenter Cyndi Knecht will be at the library to teach us how to trace your family tree with free tools available through the library.

To register, please call 586.353.0579.  This event will take place in the Louis E. Joseph Community Room.

Your Path to U.S. Citizenship



6:00 pm Thursday, March 26
Civic Center Library
Frank Castria, Community Relation Officer, will be at the library to provide information about the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service's work with the legal immigration system, obtaining permanent residency in the U.S., as well as becoming a U.S. citizen.

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

Pi Day Party
6:00 pm Friday
March 13
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17

In honor of Pi Day this weekend, make a Pi day bag, taste test various local (pizza) pies, make some mathematically correct jewelry, design your own mini pie, and compete to win the coveted golden rolling pin.


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



 

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

Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

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.

Chopped Part II
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 14
during Teen Spot
Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

Compete to make the tastiest dish with the library's even more super-secret ingredients.

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
March 17
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.

Teen Community Service
2:00 pm Saturday
March 21

Burnette Branch Library
Ages 12 to 17

Earn community service hours while having fun at the library.


To register, please call 586.353.0579.  This event will take place in the Louis E. Joseph Community Room.

Rainbow in a Jar
3:00 pm Thursday
March 26
Busch Branch Library
Ages 12 to 17

Turn salt and chalk into a jar full of color.  Great to display or give as a gift.  Supplies will be provided for this tween/teen event.


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

Anime and Geek Club
2:00 pm Saturday
March 28
Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

Do you like anime and manga?  Longtime fans and curious newcomers are invited to watch anime, play video games, make crafts, play table top games, or bring your own Pokemon or Magic Cards.


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

Melted Crayon Art
6:30 pm Tuesday
March 31
Miller Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
It's National Crayon Day.  Tweens and teens can melt old crayons to create a colorful work of art to brighten up their room.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the teen area of the 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.
March is Reading Month Challenge
March 1-31
All Warren Library Branches
Ages 5 to 12
Children can pick up a reading log at any of our library branches between March  1-15.  Read for 20 minutes per day for a minimum of 16 days and enter to win a prize.
Dr. Seuss Parties

Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss.  These events will include stories, a craft, and lots of fun.

6:30 pm Monday, March 2
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

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

6:30 pm Thursday, March 12
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 7

To register, please call 586.353.0579.  This event will take place in the Louis E. Joseph Community Room.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
6:30 pm Wednesday
March 4
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 8
Your favorite stuffed animal is invited for a sleepover at the library.  Children are invited to bring a stuffed animal and wear their jammies for a bedtime story and to make a special craft.  Stuffed animals may be picked up on Thursday, March 5 after 4:00 pm.  Photos of the animal adventures will be provided.

To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the Children's Area.

CrAfter School

3:30 pm Friday
March 6
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

Stop by after school for a different activity and craft.  Drop in for some coloring fun and to make some slime.

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

STEAM Saturday: Mad Science of Detroit Fantastic Fliers
11:00 am Saturday
March 7
Civic Center Library
Ages 5 to 11

Mad Science of 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 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.

LEGO Build Day
2:00 pm Saturday
March 7
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.

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

Team STEAM
2:00 pm Saturday
March 14
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.

St. Patty's Day Party
6:30 pm Tuesday
March 17
Miller Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11
Join us for a fun St. Patrick's Day themed party.  We will try our luck at games, eat some green snacks, and try to catch a sneaky leprechaun.  Don't forget to wear green.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  This event will take place in the Cafe next to the Miller Branch Library.
Family Game Night




6:30 pm Thursday, March 19
Burnette Branch Library
All Ages
The entire family is invited to come to the library for an evening of fun and games.  Board games and playing cards will be provided.

To register, please call 586.353.0579.  This event will take place in the Louis E. Joseph Community Room.

Captain Underpants Party
2:00 pm Saturday
March 21
Civic Center Library
Ages 6 to 12

Celebrate National Reading Month with crafts, games, and a character visit.

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

Full STEAM Ahead:  3D Art
6:30 pm Thursday
March 26
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 7 to 12
Make some 3D masterpieces as we explore the "A" in STEAM - Art.

To register, please call 586.353.0579.  This event will take place in the Louis E. Joseph Community Room.

A Parade of Elephants
11:00 am Saturday
March 28
Busch Branch Library
Ages 2 to 6
Join us for a special storytime featuring this year's Ready to Read Michigan selection, A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes, as well as activities and a craft.

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.
  • Federal and State of Michigan tax forms are available at all library branches.
  • 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

Closures
The Warren Public Library will be closed from 9 am - 1 pm on Friday, March 20 for a staff in-service.

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

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

 

Entertainment Savings and More with the GO Library Card Program

As a member of the Suburban Library Cooperative, we are pleased to announce that Warren Public Library cardholders can participate in the Go Library Card program.  Simply show your library card at participating businesses such as Achatz Handmade Pie Co. and Buffalo Wild Wings to receive discounts or special offers.  Premium Discounts are also available for popular entertainment destinations like: 

  For a complete details click here or go to www.golibrarycard.org.
 


RBdigital Audiobooks Available

We are happy to announce an 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 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)
March 16 - May 2, 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)
March 16 - May 2, 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)
March 16 - May 2, 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)
March 16 - May 2, 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)
March 16 - May 2, 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
March 16 - May 2, 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 March 6, 13 and 27 ; April 3, 17 and 24 ; May 1, 8, 15, and 22
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:
March 4 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
April 1 - The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste
May 6 - The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark

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:
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.
April 14, 7:30 pm - Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback.  We will meet at Great Baraboo Brewing Company, 35095 Utica Rd., Clinton Twp, MI 48035
May 12, 7:30 pm - South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby.  We will meet at Malone's Tavern, 32350 Van Dyke, Warren, MI 48093.

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:
March 9 - The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
April 13 - The Lager Queen of Minnesota by Ryan J. Stradal
May 11 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko

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:
March 17 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
April 21 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
May 19 - Flights by Olga Tokarczuk


Computer Classes




Introduction to Computers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesdays
March 17 & 24
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 586.353.0579.

Introduction to the Internet
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesdays
April 21 & 28
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 and begins March 12.  To register, please call 586.353.0579.

Introduction to Gmail
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday
May 12
Burnette Branch Library

This is a very basic class on using your Gmail account.  Learn how to compose, read, reply to and forward email messages, as well as how to attach items to an email and open an attachment.  Please bring your user id and password to class.  You might need the cell phone you used when you created your account as well.  Registration is required and begins April 16.  To register, please call 586.353.0579.

Introduction to Yahoo Mail
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday
May 19
Burnette Branch Library

This is a very basic class on using your Yahoo Mail account.  Learn how to compose, read, reply to and forward email messages, as well as how to attach items to an email and open an attachment.  Please bring your user id and password to class.  You might need the cell phone you used when you created your account as well.  Registration is required and begins April 16.  To register, please call 586.353.0579.

Beginning Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Mondays
May 4 & 11
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 April 16.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.

Intermediate Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesday
May 13
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 April 16.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.

Beginning Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays
April 1 & 8
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 March 12.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.

Intermediate Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
April 13
Civic Center Library

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

eResource Help

Hoopla, Freegal, and More
6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday
March 24
Miller Branch 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.  Registration is required as space is limited.  To register, please call 586.574.4564.

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.

**Something New**
The Friends now have a website:  

https://friendsofwarrenlib.wixsite.com/booklovers
where you can learn about the Friends, print a membership application, get information about the book store, and read interesting tid bits about reading.  Please visit the site today.

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, March 21 - 9 am-12 pm

Don't Miss Our Bag Sale
Our next bag sale will be Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  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.  To join, simply click
here to print the membership form or pick one up at any 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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