Jul 182018

Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch

Join us as the Dorothy Busch Branch welcomes  WDET’s “Detroit Today” host Stephen Henderson in a community book club discussion of Matthew Desmond’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City. In his book, Desmond puts forward an essential argument that housing insecurity is a driver of poverty rather than a symptom. Desmond’s academic research of poverty and eviction in America is woven together in a narrative style that follows several families through their struggle to find safety, stability, and affordability in a place called home.

Henderson and guests will discuss the prevalence and systemic issues with court-ordered evictions. Desmond’s recent work reveals Warren has one of the highest rates of court-ordered evictions in the nation. The group will look at the reasons behind that startling statistic. The book club meeting will also look at what housing insecurity looks like in Macomb County and the region.

No registration is required. For more information, see WDET’s event page.

May 022018

Thursday, May 10, 6pm, Miller Library

Karen Dybis is a metro Detroit writer who has blogged for Time magazine, worked the business desk at the Detroit News, and written for many other publications. Born in Bad Axe and raised in Romeo, she is the author of several books about Detroit, including The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In: Cars, Candy & Canoodling in the Motor CityBetter Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit’s Best Chip, and The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery.

Ms. Dybis will be at the Miller Library to discuss her newest book, Secret Detroit: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure which explores this great American city to investigate everything that is odd, unexpected, and extraordinary.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.5377.

Feb 232018


Registration is now open for our Spring 2018 storytime sessions! This Spring’s storytime session  runs from March 19 – May 5.  Warren residents will be accepted first.

This Spring 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 10 am, Tuesdays at 11 am, or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Family Storytime is a storytime the entire family can enjpy. Includes storytelling, story reading, songs, activities, and a craft.
    • Busch Branch Library on Saturdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.353.0580.

We hope to see you there!

Mar 032018

Join us as we celebrate March is Reading Month featuring this year’s Ready to Read Michigan book, I Got the Rhythm!

Tuesday, March 6, 10:30 am, Civic Center Library

Children ages birth through five can join us for a special musical storytime featuring the picture book I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison. Children will hear stories, sing songs, and play instruments, and make a craft.

Register here or by calling 586.751.0770.

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 pm, Maybelle Burnette Branch

Join us and renowned special guest, Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady, for a special reading of Connie Schofield-Morrison’s book I Got the Rhythm. On a simple trip to the park, the joy of music overtakes a mother and daughter. They hear a rhythm coming from the world around and can’t help but break into song and dance. We’ll have our very own dance party here at the library, too!

Registration by calling 586.758.2115 to reserve your spot on the dance floor.

Saturday, March 10, 10:30 am, Dorothy Busch Branch

Please join us for a special reading of I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison along with special activities and a craft.

Register here or by calling 586.353.0580.

These events are sponsored by The Library of Michigan’s Ready to Read Michigan program.

Jan 122018

Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 pm, Maybelle Burnette Branch

Today is Appreciate a Dragon Day! In honor of these giant, scaled, flying lizards, we will read some dragon tales, take part in some dragon activities (sorry, NO fire-breathing!), and make a special dragon craft. Registration is required so please call 586-758-2115 beginning January 3.

Please call 586-758-2115 to register.