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Adult Programs
 
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 shows us how to do this unique form of art.  Fluid painting 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 due at registration.

To see if there are openings, please call 586.574.4564.  To register for this event, please stop by the Civic Center Library.  This event will take place in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library.

Alzheimer's Community Forum
6:00 pm Thursday
August 8
Civic Center Library
Learn about Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss at our Alzheimer's Community Forum.

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

Sunflower Wreath Craft
6:00 pm Tuesday, August 13
Civic Center Library
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Create a beautiful sunflower wreath to decorate your home for late summer and autumn.  The wreath will be made with poly burlap mesh which resembles traditional burlap.  Poly burlap mesh is durable, waterproof, and great for your front door.  A $10.00 materials fee is 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.

Macrame Plant Hanger
6:00 pm Thursday
August 15
Miller Branch Library
Learn the basic skills to create your very own macrame art plant hanger.  All supplies will be provided.

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

DIY Coasters
6:00 pm Wednesday
August 21

Busch Branch Library
Create a set of colorful, whimsical, and beautiful tile coasters.  Great to use at home or give as gifts.  Supplies will be provided.


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

Explore the Universe
6:00 pm Thursday
August 22

Civic Center Library

Bob Trembley from the Warren Astronomical Society returns with a live demonstration of a trio of space simulation software platforms.  These apps allow you to build rockets and space stations, conduct orbital maneuvers, travel to the cosmos and other planets in our solar system, experience a gravity simulator, and much more in the comfort of your own home.

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

Mindful Eating
6:00 pm Thursday
August 29

Civic Center Library

Jacqui Rabine of the Michigan State University Extension Center is back in the library to help you learn the benefits of eating with mindful awareness.  You will get to experience a mindful eating activity, learn about the personal hunger/fullness scale, and get tips on other ways to be more mindful as we eat.

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

 
Featured
Teen Programs
 


 

 
Teen Spot
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday, August 10
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.

Galaxy Soap
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday
August 10 during Teen Spot
Civic Center Library
Ages 12 to 17

This month we will be making cosmic inspired soap.  Please join us for this unique craft.

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

Retro Recess
2:00 pm Wednesday
August 14
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17

Back by popular demand, it's Retro Recess.  Join us for coloring books, water guns, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, juice boxes, and other stuff you loved as a kid.


To register, please call 586.751.0770.  This event will take place in the Children's Garden (weather permitting), or in the Conference Room next to the Civic Center Library if the weather is bad.

Anime Club
2:00 pm Saturday
August 24
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.

Discovery Hour




3:00 pm Tuesday
August 27
Busch Branch Library
Ages 12 to 17

Need some extra help with school assignments?  Looking for one more research source?  The library has many tools that can help.  Teens are invited to stop in for a quick overview of our print and online resources.  Learn also about the Teen Advisory Board and how you can earn community service hours at your library.  Refreshments will be served.


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

 
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.

Code-It Fridays: Dash Robot Coding Classes
2:00 pm Fridays
August 2, 9, 16, and 23
Civic Center Library
Ages 6 to 12

Children will learn basic coding skills while using an interactive robot named Dash.  The will use a tablet to program Dash to speak, play an instrument, move, and launch an object.  Students will work together to complete new tasks with Dash each week.

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.

Out of this World Wednesday: Dogs & Donuts with the Warren Police Department
6:30 pm Wednesday
August 7
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Children will meet a Warren Police Officer and his K-9.  They will learn about how the K-9 dogs are trained and how their team works together to keep our city safe.  Donut hole treats will be provided for everyone.

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

Crafty Engineering
2:00 pm Thursday
August 8
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

What can you build with LEGO, craft sticks, and other low-tech things?  Join us to find out, and make a craft to take home.

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

Out of this World Wednesday: Glow-in-the-dark Storytime
6:30 pm Wednesday
August 14

Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Join us for glow-in-the-dark stories and a craft.

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

Robot Storytime
6:30 pm Monday
August 19
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

Robot fans are invited to interface with stories and a craft.

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

Out of this World Wednesday: Family Game Night
6:30 pm Wednesday
August 21
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 11
Come play "Mission to Space" and other board games with your family and friends.

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

Play and Learn Tiny Tots - Outer Space
10:00 am Friday
August 23
Miller Branch Library
Ages 1 to 5

Little ones will have fun at sensory stations and making crafts with an outer space theme.

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

Team STEAM




2:00 pm Saturday, August 24
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.

Drop-In Perler Bead Craft




12:30-2:30 pm or 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, August 29
Miller Branch Library
Ages 5+

Drop in the children's area to create a Perler Bead Craft.  Choose one of our designs or make your own.

To register, please call 586.751.5377.  No registration is required for this drop-in event.

Back-to-School Crafts
2:00 pm Thursday
August 29
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 11

The end is near - of summer, that is.  Stop by to listen to a story and make some crafts to celebrate the coming school year.


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

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

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


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

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

Locations & Hours

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)
September 23 - November 9, 2019
Miller Branch Library - Wednesdays @ 2 pm

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


Storytime Shakeup
(Ages 2 - 5 years with parent or caregiver)
Every Friday of each month
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 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:
August 7 - The Nightingale by Kristen Hanna
September 4 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
October 2 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


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:
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.
October 15, 7:30 pm - Heart-shaped Box by Joe Hill.  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:
August 12 - Individual presentations
September 9 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
October (date TBD) - The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash


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:
August 20 - World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
September 17 - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
October 15 - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware


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.


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.  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.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


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

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


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

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


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

Learn the basics of PowerPoint.  You will learn how to create a presentation with images, different layouts, and animations.  Mouse and keyboard skills required.  Registration is required and begins August 15.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


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

Increase your ability to find the information you need with the world's most popular search engine.  Registration is required and begins August 15.  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 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.

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, August 17 - 9 am-12 pm
Sunday, August 18, 12-2 pm during the Village Historic Society Ice Cream Social

For the month of August, 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.

Looking Ahead...

I Love Lucy Comes To Warren
1:00 pm Saturday, October 19

The Friends of the Warren Public Library invite you to attend their first afternoon tea featuring Phyllis Barkey of Warren.  She will bring Lucille Ball to life as "I Love Lucy" for an enjoyable program.  Tea and treats will be served as we learn about the life of this funny lady.  Bring your own teacup, if you so desire, or use one of ours.  Registration is required.  To register, please call the Civic Center Library at 586-751-0770 beginning September 19.


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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