Feb 052016

Thursday, March 3 pm, Civic Center Library, Twain Room

The Michigan Humanities Council 20-15-2016 Great Michigan Read is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven is the story of a troupe of Shakespearean actors traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in post-apocalyptic Michigan. Read the book and join us for a lively discussion! Copies are available at the Civic Center Library Circulation desk.  Space is limited.

Register here or call 586-574-4564.

Jan 042016

Saturday, January 9, 11 pm, Miller Branch Library
Saturday, January 9, 2 pm, Burnette Branch Library

Seuss.What.Pet.Should.I.GetIn honor of the release of Dr. Seuss’ new book, What Pet Should I Get?,  we will present a special reading of the book. We will also welcome a local emergency veterinarian to discuss which animals would make good pets and which animals would not. Attendees are encouraged to bring in pictures of their own pets to help decorate the library. Finally, there will be a drawing held and the winner will receive a copy of the book. Please see library staff to learn how you can be entered in the contest.

Registration is required. To register, please call 586-751-5377 for Miller or  586-758-2115 for Burnette.

Dec 072015

Friday, December 11, 12 pm – 4 pm

BooksOn Friday, December 11 the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 396 John R (across from Oakland Mall – click here for map) is hosting a bookfair for the Warren Public Library! We encourage all to stop by Barnes & Noble  and mention the bookfair – a percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit the library.

Special events include crafts for children and Gingerbread Man story times at 1 pm and 3 pm!

Can’t make the bookfair? You can still support the library online from December 11 – December 16 by making a purchase through  Barnes & Noble’s website at http://barnesandnoble.com. On the payment screen, click the Apply Bookfair ID link and enter 11696432.

Thank you for your support – we hope to see you at our Barnes & Noble bookfair!

Nov 302015

Thursday, February 4, 6:30 pm, Arthur Miller Library

Hot readsThe long cold nights of winter are a great time to get in some extra reading. Stop in for an informal chat and a hot chocolate while we discuss these Hot Reads. If you missed the first meeting, don’t worry, the book list is below. Read one -or all!- then join us in February for a no-pressure book discussion and some warm treats.

Warm and Humorous:
o All the single ladies – Dorothea Benton Frank
o Nature Girl – Carl Hiaasen
o Smoke Gets in your Eyes – Caitlin Doughty (Non-Fiction)
o Yes, Please – Amy Poehler (Memior)

o The Last Flight of Poxl West –Daniel Torday
o The Lost Landscape – Joyce Carol Oats (Memior)
o The Marvels – Brian Selznick
o This is Your Life, Harriet Chance –
Jonathan Evison

o Fear of Dying – Erica Jong
o Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne du Maurier

o The Cartel – Don Winslow
o Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny
o Silent Sister – Diane Chamberlain
o Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
o The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

Please register so we have enough seats. Call 586.751.5377 or click here to register. If you prefer a printed copy of the book list, stop by the Miller Branch any time to pick up the bookmark list.

This program will be held in Conference Room B on the second floor of the Community Center.



Oct 212015

Monday, November 16, 6 pm, Conference Room

SOIn 2013 we welcomed  Beata Zatorska and Simon Target to discuss their book Rose Petal Jam. We are happy to be having them back to present their latest book, Sugared Orange. Called “simple gorgeous“, this book uses the same format of Rose Petal Jam and features recipes for winter seasonal food from Poland and includes stories about the authors travels throughout Poland.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Beata Zatorska and Simon Target. This event will take place in the Warren City Hall Atrium. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event. Click here to register or call 586.574.4564. For more about Sugared Orange, visit http://sugaredorange.com.

Sep 292015

Thursday, October 29, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

Move-Your-Blooming-CorpseD.E. Ireland, author of the new Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mystery series, is actually a pseudonym of two authors–Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta.  Their first novel, Wouldn’t it be Deadly, was nominated for an Agatha Award last year. Join us for a presentation and book signing of their latest, Move Your Blooming Corpse, and stay for scones and iced tea!

This program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library. Registration is required for this event. Please call 586.574.4564 to register.