Aug 292014

Monday, September 15, 6:00 pm , Civic Center Library

Original.Six.Dynasties.Detroit.Red.Wings.Duff.Book.JacketSports columnist and hockey historian Bob Duff will be at the Civic Center Library to discuss his new book Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings. This book features outstanding photography and stories that covers the golden era of the Original Six, from 1942-1967, and features images of Detroit hockey greats like Alex Delvecchio, Ted Lindsay, Terry Sawchuk, and Gordie Howe.

Bob Duff is a sports columnist for The Windsor Star and has been an NHL columnist for and Hockey Weekly. His worked has appeared in such publications as The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, and Faceoff. He has covered the Stanley Cup finals, World Cup of Hockey, the Super Bowl, the World Series, Summer Olympic Games, the Ryder Cup,  the World Cup of Soccer and the Memorial Cup.

Please join for an exciting look back at the history of the Detroit Red Wings and the golden age of the National Hockey League. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event. Registration is required. To register, please call 586-574-4564.



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 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!