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Summer Reading Fun at the Warren Public Library

June 15 - August 3, 2019
All Ages
All Warren Library Locations


Patrons of all ages are invited to join us this summer for A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club.  Everyone will have a chance to win prizes just by reading and attending library programs.  This year's prizes include Amazon gift cards, an iPad Mini 4, a Kindle Fire 7 tablet, Razor scooters, a bike, tickets to The Henry Ford, tickets to the Detroit Zoo, and much more.  And, or course, the prize wheels and the prize baskets will return.  New this year for teens: scratch-off prize tickets.  Stop by your local branch or visit warrenlibrary.readsquared.com to sign up.  The Warren Public Library's Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Warren Public Library.

Featured
Adult Programs
 
The Lost Car Companies of Detroit
6:30 pm Thursday
July 11
Civic Center Library

Among the more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.  But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling.  Author Alan Naldrett shares tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today.

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

Improve Your Health: Keto, Paleo, and other Whole-Food Lifestyles
6:00 pm Monday
July 15
Civic Center Library
Looking to alter your diet to possibly lose weight and feel healthier this summer?  Lisa Howard returns to the Civic Center Library for a discussion on the trendy, whole-food paleo and keto diets.  What are the similarities, are they really healthy, and what would your new menu look like?

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

Galaxy Glasses Craft
6:00 pm Wednesday, July 17
Busch Branch Library
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We will turn wine glasses into works of art that are out of this world.  Supplies provided.

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

Detroit Salt Co. Mine
6:00 pm Thursday
July 18
Miller Branch Library

NOTE:  The date listed in the Summer 2019 Newsbeat (July 11) is incorrect.  This event will take place Thursday, July 18.
Approximately 1160 feet below the streets of Detroit lies a massive salt bed, created some 400 million years ago and discovered in 1895.  George L. Davis, Public Affairs and Public Safety Manager at Detroit Salt Company will discuss the historic geologic and industrial wonder that is the Detroit Salt Mine operating for miles under Detroit.  Davis will present the mine's history, its basic operations, and its role as an economic hub.

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

Trivia Night with Sandie Baker
6:00 pm Thursday
July 25

Civic Center Library
Would you like to try your hand at Jeopardy without the pressure of the Hollywood lights and live studio audience?  Sandie Baker, six-time Jeopardy champion, will lead teams in a Jeopardy style game with many of the questions geared towards outer space to match our Summer Reading Program theme.  Prizes will be awarded to the best teams.


To register, please call 586.574.4564.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.
Fluid Painting
6:00 pm Thursday
August 1

Civic Center Library
Are you daring enough to try a new kind of painting?  Join presenter Farra Rust as she will show you how to do fluid painting, which uses acrylic paint designed to flow and spread freely without sacrificing color intensity.  The results are amazing, vibrant, and downright fun.  There is a $5.00 materials fee required at registration.


To see if there are openings, please call 586.574.4564.  To register, please stop by the Civic Center Library.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.
 
Featured
Teen Programs
 
Circle Weaving
2:00 pm Thursday
July 11
Busch Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17

Learn how to weave on a simple circular loom to create wall art, coasters, and more.


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, July 13
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.

Faux Stained Glass Art
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday
July 13 during Teen Spot
Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

Make a colorful masterpiece at this special craft program.

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

"Space Age" Tech Day
2:00 pm Wednesday
July 17
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17

The Civic Center Library has some cool new technology.  Join us as we explore the basics of virtual reality and artificial intelligence.  This program was made possible by a grant from YALSA and Dollar General.


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

Astronaut Obstacle Course Game Night
6:30 pm Tuesday
July 23
Miller Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17

Show off your out of this world skills with a run through an "astronaut" obstacle course and other space challenges and games.

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

Anime Club
2:00 pm Saturday
July 27
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.

Star Wars Party
2:00 pm Wednesday
July 31
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17

Join us for crafts, games, trivia, and really bad Star Wars spoofs.  Costumes are encouraged.


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.

Meet Up and Eat Up
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays
June 26 - August 22
Civic Center Library
All Ages

We are proud to be a Meet Up and Eat Up site again this summer.  Children of all ages are invited to join us for a free healthy lunch each week.  Lunches are provided only to children younger than 18 and students with special needs up to age 26.  Adults are not eligible to receive lunches.  Food cannot be removed from the building.

No registration is required.  This event will take place in the Civic Center Atrium.

Meteoric Monday: A Universe of Stories
6:30 pm Monday, July 1
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.  We will have supplies available if you'd like to make thank-you cards for some "stars" in our community:  firefighters and police officers.


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

Terrific Tuesday: LEGO Night
6:30 pm Tuesday
July 2
Burnette Branch Library
All Ages

Join us to build with LEGO and DUPLO blocks.  All participants will receive a prize while supplies last.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

Out of this World Wednesday: Space Crafts
6:30 pm Wednesday
July 3
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Children will make some awesome outer space crafts.

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

Code-It Fridays: littleBits Coding Classes
2:00 pm Fridays
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, and 23
Civic Center Library
Ages 8 to 12

Children will learn coding skills with littleBits.  They are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that snap together with magnets and empower children to create inventions both large and small.  Students will work together to complete a new challenge with littleBits each week.

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

Cooking Matters for Kids
2:00 pm Fridays 
June 21, 28
July 12, 19, 26
August 2
Busch Branch Library
Ages 8 to 12

Gleaners Community Food Bank will present a free six-week cooking class series for children.  Classes will include hands-on cooking demonstrations using several recipes.  Children will learn healthy snack ideas, taste samples, and receive a free cookbook.

Registration is required. To register for the six-week series, please call 586.353.0580.  A participation waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian is required for each child.  Children who attended a previous Cooking Matters for Kids class are not eligible.  ***Please note that parental participation is not permitted.  While parents must remain in the library during the program, parents are requested not to photograph or participate in sessions.***  This event will take place in the Hilary Kutella Community Room.

Cooking Matters for Families
5:30 pm Tuesdays
June 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Civic Center Library
Ages 8 to 12

Gleaners Community Food Bank will present a free six-week cooking class series for children ages 8 to 12 and one adult.  Classes will include hands-on cooking demonstrations with healthy new recipes each week.

Registration is required.  To register for the six-week series, please call 586.751.0770.  Adults need to stay and participate in the program.  A participation waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian is required for each child.  Children who attended a previous Cooking Matters for Families class are not eligible.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.


Meteoric Monday: Alien Art
6:30 pm Monday
July 8
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

What do aliens really look like?  It's up to your imagination.  After a story, we will provide supplies and some ideas to get you started.


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

Terrific Tuesday: Color Your Own Solar System
6:30 pm Tuesday
July 9
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 12

Tonight we will color and put together a solar system mobile.  All participants will receive a prize while supplies last.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

Out of this World Wednesday: LEGO Space Challenge
6:30 pm Wednesday
July 10
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Children will build their own spacecraft with LEGO that will "take a trip to space".

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

Ralph Covert Concert
11:00 am Thursday
July 11
Civic Center Library
All Ages

Join us for a concert featuring a Grammy-nominated and Parents' Choice award winning children's music performer.  The performance will be a high energy experience that will have children dancing and singing together.  This concert will be an entertaining experience for the entire family to enjoy.

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

Art Club: Galaxy Jars & Moon Rocks
2:00 pm Thursday
July 11
Civic Center Library
Ages 7 to 12

Use materials like glitter and paint to fill a jar that looks like a faraway galaxy.  Learn a new recipe for moon rocks that is out of this world.

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

Thrilling Thursday: Spacy Snacks
6:30 pm Thursday
July 11
Miller Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11

We will learn how astronauts have to eat aboard the space shuttle and make some space snacks of our own.  We will try moon pies, astronaut pudding, and freeze dried ice cream.

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

Meteoric Monday: Solar System Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Monday, July 15
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

Drop in for a scavenger hunt and win a prize - if you can solve our space-tastic riddles that will take you on a tour of the library.


No registration is required for this drop-in program.

Terrific Tuesday: Out of This World Storytime
6:30 pm Tuesday
July 16
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 2 to 6

Join us for stories, songs and a craft with an outer space theme.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

Out of this World Wednesday: Story Time From Space
6:30 pm Wednesday
July 17
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Children will hear a story read by an astronaut on the Space Station and make a space shuttle craft.

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

Art Club: Space Story Stones
2:00 pm Thursday
July 18
Civic Center Library
Ages 7 to 12

Paint some colorful rocks with space themed pictures.  Leave one for our library garden.

To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the Civic Center Atrium.

Thrilling Thursday: Air-powered R2K Rockets
6:00 pm Thursday
July 18
Miller Branch Library
Ages 8 to 12

Longway Planetarium will help us build an air-powered R2K rocket that we will fly to impressive heights.

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

Bubbleman
2:00 pm Saturday
July 20
Civic Center Library
All Ages

"Bubble-ologist" Ron Loyd will perform incredible tricks with bubbles and offer tips for making your own bubbles at home.

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

Meteoric Monday: Space is Out of This World
6:30 pm Monday
July 22
Busch Branch Library
Ages 6 to 10

TechKnowKids will visit again - this time with a fun hands-on class exploring planets and stars.


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

Terrific Tuesday: Constellations & Star Necklace
6:30 pm Tuesday
July 23
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 12

We will draw the constellations and make star necklaces at this special craft program.  All participants will receive a prize while supplies last.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

Out of this World Wednesday: Space STEM Challenges
6:30 pm Wednesday
July 24
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Children will participate in some fun space STEM challenges.

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

Art Club: Sharpie Creations
2:00 pm Thursday
July 25
Civic Center Library
Ages 7 to 12

Use Sharpies to decorate tiles and a t-shirt.  T-shirts will be provided.

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

Thrilling Thursday: Star Wars Party
6:00 pm Thursday
July 25
Miller Branch Library
Ages 5+

May the force be with you.  A fun evening of Star Wars activities awaits you.  Come meet a pint size R2D2 and BB8.  Costumes encouraged.

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

Outer Space Origami
11:00 am Saturday
July 27
Civic Center Library
Ages 6 to 12

Learn to make spaceships, aliens, and more using the art of paper folding.

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

Team STEAM
2:00 pm Saturday
July 27
Busch Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11

Drop by to experiment with some techy things.

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

Meteoric Monday: Star Wars Party
6:30 pm Monday
July 29
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

A short time from now in a library not so far away...we will celebrate the Star Wars universe with crafts, activities, and fun.


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

Terrific Tuesday: Family Game Night




6:30 pm Tuesday, July 30
Burnette Branch Library
All Ages

We will end our Terrific Tuesdays with a night the entire family can enjoy.  Join us for some old fashioned board game fun.  Games will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favorites as well.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

Out of this World Wednesday: Animals in the Sky




6:30 pm Wednesday
July 31
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Children will hear the stories of the animals that make up our night sky.  We will dive into the myths and legends of these astronomical creatures and their constellations found in the stars.  There will be a chance to meet an animal from the nature center.  Crafts will include a constellation finder and a solar clock using the Big Dipper.

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

Thrilling Thursday: Out of This World Jewelry
6:30 pm Thursday
August 1
Miller Branch Library
Ages 5 to 11

Kids can create a celestial beaded necklace to wear.

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

Science Alive
11:00 am Saturday
August 3
Miller Branch Library
All Ages

Join us for a fun hands-on animal show.  Science Alive will be here to show us some awesome animals that children can view up close and touch.

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

A Universe of Stories Celebration
2:00 pm Saturday
August 3
Busch Branch Library
All Ages

As Summer Reading comes to a close, join us to celebrate your reading success with games, crafts, and prizes.


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

Nick Thomas Juggling Show
2:00 pm Saturday
August 3
Civic Center Library
All Ages
This family friendly, high energy, hilarious juggling act will entertain the whole family.

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

Reading Celebration Party
3:00 pm Saturday, August 3
Burnette Branch Library
All Ages

Children of all ages are invited to join us for a fun-filled party to celebrate their reading success.  We will have games, crafts, and prizes.

To register, please call 586.758.2115.

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

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
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





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.​

 
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.​ 
 






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.
 

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.​








Baby Lapsit
(Ages 0-12 months with parent or caregiver)
June 10 - July 27, 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.  Call 586.751.5377 to register.


Book Tots
(Ages 1 - 2 1/2 years with parent or caregiver)
June 10 - July 27, 2019
Miller Branch Library - 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)
June 10 - July 27, 2019
Civic Center Library - 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)
June 10 - July 27, 2019
Civic Center Library - Thursdays @ 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.


Family Storytime
June 10 - July 27, 2019
Busch Branch Library - Saturdays @ 10:30 am
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.


***New Program***
Regie's Rainbow Adventure
® Storytime
(Ages 3 - 6 years with parent or caregiver)
June 11 - July 30, 2019
Civic Center Library - Tuesdays @ 10:30 am

This new 8-week storytime will feature interactive stories, creative activities, and small samples of colorful fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy choices.  Regie, the broccoli superhero, will have different adventures each week with different colors of the rainbow.  Informational handouts about nutrition will be supplied to parents each week.  Registration is required.  Call 586.751.0770 to register.  This program will be in the Conference Room with the exception of June 11 and July 30.  Support for this program is provided by the Michigan Health Endowment fund and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.


Storytime Shakeup
(Ages 2 - 5 years with parent or caregiver)
Every Friday of each month in July and August.
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.  Registration begins June 14 for the July series, and July 12 for the August series.  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 of 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:
July 10 - If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss
August 7 - The Nightingale by Kristen Hanna
September 4 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


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:
July 16, 7:30 pm - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  We will meet at Malone's Tavern, 32350 Van Dyke, Warren, MI, 48093.
August 13, 7:30 pm - Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs.  We will meet at Dragonmead Microbrewery, 14600 E. 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48089
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.


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:
July 8 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
August 12 - Individual presentations
September 9 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce


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:
July 16 - When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning
August 20 - World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
September 17 - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry


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 and begins August 15.  To register, please call 586.758.2115.


Introduction to the Internet
6:00-7:45 pm Thursdays
July 11 & 18
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 586.758.2115.


Beginning Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays
August 7 & 14
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 July 11.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Intermediate Word 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
August 19
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 July 11.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Beginning Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Mondays
July 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.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Intermediate Excel 2010
9:30 am - 11:30 am Monday
July 22
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
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 and begins August 15.  To register, please call
586.751.0770.

Find Information with Google
9:30 am - 11:30 am Wednesday
July 31
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

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 are now available!
With Zinio you can easily check out and read full digital copies of over 90 magazines including Cosmopolitan, Forbes, National Geographic, and Vegetarian Times.  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 Zinio.

To use Zinio, you will need to create two accounts - one to view our magazine collection, and the other to read your magazines.  Follow these steps to use Zinio:
  1. Click here to go to our Zinio 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. You will now be sent to the Zinio.com website.  Click "Create an Account."  Use the same username and password that you used to create the previous account.
  6. Enjoy reading your magazine!


Use your library for access to thousands of eBooks for your smartphone, tablets & 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 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 for instructions.

 

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 it is a valid Warren Public Library card to use Freegal.

Please feel free to contact the library for questions or assistance.

 
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're 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.

To access Pronunciator, visit www.warrenlibrary.net, click on the "Research" tab and select "Databases".

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, July 20 - 9 am-12 pm
For the month of July, buy a book and get a free book of the same price or less.


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 www.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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