Jul 222014

Fantastic.Sports.Stuff.Bob.HenigeThursday, August 7, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Fantastic Sports Stuff by Bob Henige is a collection of over 450 pages of rare and fascinating sports stories and facts, thought-provoking statistical analysis, great photos, and entertaining sports trivia questions, mostly about Michigan sports. Local historian Arthur Woodford says “[Fantastic Sports Stuff] is a most entertaining read. This is a book you will want for your own personal library”. Mr. Henige will be with us to talk about some of the stories in the book, how he wrote it, and do a book signing.

This event will take place in the Conference Room outside of the Civic Center Library. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event. To register, call 586.574.4564.

Jul 142014

Border.CrossingsMonday, July 21, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Charles Novacek was born in Ozdany, Czechoslovakia in 1928. His youth from the ages of eleven to twenty was spent in the Czech resistance, first against the Nazis and then the Communists. After escaping his homeland in 1948, Novacek fled to Germany, then Venezuela. He was finally able to immigrate with his family to the United States in 1956, where he taught himself English as his seventh language. He began writing his memoir, Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance in 2000. Mr. Novacek passed away in 2007, and the his memoir was published posthumously by his wife Sandra Novacek. Sandra will be on hand to discuss her husband’s memoir. Border Crossings has been described by the Metro Times as “incredible and authentic”. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it “is a well-told and dramatic true story. Novacek’s experience…demonstrates the folly of petty nationalism and the resilience of human decency and love“.  You will not want to miss this talk about how one man overcame the horrors of the Nazis and Communists and survived to create a new life in America.

This event will take place in the Conference Room outside of the Civic Center Library. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event. To register, call 586.574.4564.

Jun 122014

Fizz.Boom.Childrens.Logo.150.150Summer is here, so that means it is time for Summer Reading Club at the Warren Public Library!

Summer Reading Club runs from Saturday, June 14 – Saturday, August 2. This year, there are clubs for babies (0-2 years), children (2- 11 years), teens (12 – 17 years) and adults. All you have to do is register at any Warren Public Library branch and turn in reading forms throughout the summer. Grand prizes this year include iPad Airs for adults, a Kindle Fire for teens, and  for child a bike donated by Macomb Bike & Fitness. To learn more about each club, click here.

Also, be sure to check our Library Program links for exciting Summer Reading programs that are happening throughout the summer!

Happy reading and enjoy your summer!


Jun 062014

Pedigree.to.Die.ForThe Big Library Read program is back! From now through June 18th, Warren Public Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the eBook  A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson

A Pedigree to Die For is the first book in the Melanie Travis mystery series. A popular kennel owner has died, and his wife expects foul play.  Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the 30-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle’s death—unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder, Melanie hounds Connecticut’s elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she’s put on the scent of Sam’s questionable past . . . and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn’t ready to come to heel.

If you’ve never tried downloading eBooks  from the library, now is a great time to start. They work on a variety of devices, including PCs, Macs, Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and even smartphones! They best part: there are no late fees!

You can download A Pedigree to Die For here from our eBooks site. For help with downloading eBooks, click here, or come into any branch. We hope you will take part in The Big Library Read!

Mar 072014

anna2Saturday, March 22, 2 pm, Civic Center Library

Pam Flowers is the award-winning author of five books, including Alone Across the Arctic, an account of her 2,500 mile solo dog sled trek across Arctic America. Alone Across the Arctic received the Benjamin Franklin Award as well as a starred review in School Library Journal.

Please join us as Ms. Flowers presents her incredible story of sledding alone with her eight-dog team. She will discuss the native culture of the arctic, perseverance when things go wrong, manners and courtesy (even sled dogs need manners!), and much more.

This all-ages program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required for this program. Please call 586.574.4564 to register.