John Robertson

Dec 262014

Thursday, January 22, 7:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Matthew.BallPianist Matthew Ball, aka “The Boogie Woogie Kid”, will by stopping by the Civic Center Library on January 22.  Described as “one of Michigan’s premier blues & boogie-woogie pianists”, he has performed in jazz festivals and symphonies throughout the Midwest and Canada.  You may even have heard him on NPR recently.  Remarkably, Ball’s start in Jazz only began in 2001 after he attended a hometown boogie-woogie festival.  He was so awestruck by the performances he saw that night, he left his career as an attorney to become a blues & boogie-woogie performing artist.

Matthew will present his family-friendly program of piano fun from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.  We will hear favorites like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, In the Mood, and Bumble Boogie.  Don’t miss this entertaining evening!

This event will take place in the conference room outside of the Civic Center Library. To register, call 586.574.4564.

Jan 072015

storytimeRegistration for Winter storytimes at the Warren Public Library starts Wednesday, January 7.

This Winter we will have:

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, BabyLapsit includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a short storytime  for the very young toddler, and includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Thursdays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 10 am.To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Toddler Time for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 11 am, or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Preschool Storyhour for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Burnette Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  To register, call 586.758.2115.
    • Civic Center Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.751.0770.

This Winter’s storytime session  runs from January 20 – March 14.  Warren residents will be accepted first.

We hope to see you there!

Dec 022014

marketing~~element54We are very happy to announce that Freegal has been added to our electronic resource offerings. With Freegal, you can stream music, as well as download up to 5 songs a week. The downloaded songs are in the MP3 format, and are not checked out: they are yours to keep! Freegal offers over 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists. There is no software to download, and downloaded songs are DRM (digital rights management) free. All you need is your Warren Public Library card!

Go to this website to get started using Freegal! For detailed instructions on how to use Freegal, click here.

Dec 262014

Thursday, January 15, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Lin.KlaassenAccording to ancient Chinese face reading principles, each part of the face corresponds directly to a part or area of the body.  Our bodies try to talk to us through our faces, telling us what the body needs and the challenges it is facing.  All we have to do is read the messages our faces present to us.

Join us when Lin Klaassen, one of the Midwest’s leading face reading practitioners, returns to the Civic Center Library to us the basics of this fascinating subject.  Ms. Klaassen is a business, jury, relationship, and poker consultant with clients in over 17 countries.

This event will take place in the conference room outside of the Civic Center Library. To register, call 586.574.4564.