John Robertson

Sep 162016

Thursdays, September 22-October 27, 5:30 pm, Owen Jax Recreation Center

prime-timeThe Warren Public Library is pleased to offer Prime Time Family Reading Time, a free six-week program of reading, group discussion, and storytelling for families with children age 6-10.  At each session families will enjoy a dinner together, followed by a reading of two children’s stories.  A group discussion will take place about topics from the stories such as fairness,  courage and dreams.  Younger children will be supervised at no charge during the program and take part in their own activities. Free books and door prizes will also be distributed.

To register for the six-week series call 586-751-0770. Ages 6 to 10 accompanied by their families. This program will be at Owen Jax Recreation Center (8207 E. Nine Mile Rd., Warren). Transportation can be provided if needed.

Prime Time Family Reading Time in Warren is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Sep 012016

storytimeThe sessions for Fall storytimes at the Warren Civic Center Library as listed in the Fall 2016 issue of Newsbeat are incorrect. The correct days/times for all story time sessions are as follows:

Registration for all storytime sessions begins Wednesday, September 7.

  • 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.
    • Miller Branch Library on Wednesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • 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.
    • NOTE: The times listed in the Fall 2016 Newsbeat are incorrect. The correct times are: Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, Thursdays at 9:30 am, or Thursdays at 11 am. 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 Fridays at 2 pm.  To register, call 586.758.2115.
    • NOTE: The times listed in the Fall 2016 Newsbeat are incorrect. The correct times are: Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 10 am, Tuesdays at 11 am,  or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770.
Sep 232016

Saturday, October 1, 11:00 am, Burnette Branch Library

Saturday, October 1, 1:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Big-eared-townsend-fledermausLearn the truth about bats through this exciting and interactive presentation.    You will meet four bats spanning the globe, including the species of bat upon which the classic book Stellaluna was based, and learn why these wonderful animals are so important to ecosystems, and to you!

Registration is required. For the Burnette Library session register here or call 586-758-2115.  For the Civic Center Library session register here or call 586-751-0770.

Aug 242016

Thursday, September 8, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

eReadersBooks, CDs, DVDs: you know you can check these out with your library card. But did you also know that with your library card you can stream and download music? Access full-color electronic magazines such as CosmopolitanForbes,  National Geographic and Newsweekas well as magazines that are only published digitally, such as PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld? Learn a foreign language?

Attend Digital Magazines, Music, and More to find out how all the ways your library card can work for you!

Space is limited. Register here or call 586.751.0770.