John Robertson

Sep 182014

Thursday, October 2, 6:00 pm , Civic Center Library

Gone.With.The.WindGone with the Wind–both the book and the film–have long been American favorites.  To help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the film, we are happy to welcome Kathleen Marcaccio to the Civic Center Library. Kathleen is a local expert on all things related to Gone with the Wind, and has spoken at the Clark Gable Foundation 100th Celebration in Cadiz, OH; the 2010 Gateway to the Wind event in St. Louis, MO; and has co-hosted a Gone with the Wind Weekend at Meadow Brook Theater.

Please join us as Kathleen presents background on author Margret Mitchell, her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone with the Wind, the 1939 film of the same name, and shows us memorabilia she has collected.

Registration is required for this program. To register, please call 586.574.4564.


Sep 182014

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 pm , Civic Center Library

BeerInterest in craft brewing and breweries continues to be strong in Michigan, with Michigan being ranked #5 for the most breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs (80+) per state in the nation.  There is also plenty of interest in home brewing.  Have you ever wondered how to brew your own beer at home or how microbreweries brew beer?  Eric Stephenson of local Warren microbrewery Falling Down Beer Co. visits us to discuss these topics and answer any questions.

This program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library in the Warren City Hall.  To register for this program, please call 586-574-4564. Refreshments (sorry, no beer!) will be served.

Sep 052014

StorytellerRegistration for Fall storytimes at the Warren Public Library starts Wednesday, September 10.

This Fall 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 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a shortstorytime 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 10:30 am.To register, call 586.751.5377 starting Wednesday, September 10.
  • 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 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.
  • 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 starting Wednesday, September 10.
    • Civic Center Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.751.0770 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.

This Falls’s storytime session  runs from September 22 – November 15.  Warren residents will be accepted first.  For a complete schedule of storytimes including registration information, click here.

We hope to see you there!

Sep 112014

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander Tuesday, September 23, 11:00 am , Civic Center Library

Join us for a very special preschool program at the Civic Center Library as we celebrate the Michigan Reads! program.  Michigan Reads! is an annual early literacy program focused on a featured book. For 2014, it is Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Tim Bowers.

Illustrator Tim Bowers will be visiting the library for a special program as he presents Acoustic Rooster! In Acoustic Rooster, after realizing he can’t win the barnyard talent contest as a solo act with such fierce competition, a rooster with a love for jazz looks to help from other animals. A quartet with an unbelievable sound is created, with their ability to work together in this book with rhyming text, references to key American musicians, and vivid illustrations. The story, the focus on making music together, and the wonderful colors and characters all bring children together as they learn to make their own music.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Tim Bowers and hear the story of Acoustic Rooster! All ages are welcome. To register, please call 586-751-0770. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event.