Nov 172016
 

Friday, December 16, 2016, 12 pm – 4 pm

BooksOn Friday, December 16 the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 396 John R (across from Oakland Mall – click here for map) is hosting a bookfair for the Friends of 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 Jingle Bell story times!

Additionally, members from the Friends of the Warren Public Library will be providing free gift wrapping from 12pm-4pm on Friday, December 16 and Monday, December 19.

Can’t attend the bookfair? You can still support the library from December 17 – December 21 when shopping at Barnes and Noble by mentioning the Friends of the Warren Public Library bookfair. You can also take part online from December 16 – December 21 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 11943107.

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

Oct 242016
 

Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 pm, Arthur Miller Library

double-downCalling all “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” fans! Double Down, the eleventh in Jeff Kinney’s series, will be released on Tuesday, November 1.

To celebrate, children ages 6-11 are invited to join us at the Miller Library to test their Greg Heffley knowledge, have some Wimpy Kid fun, and get entered to win a copy of the book.

Ages 6-11. Space is limited; registration required. Please register here or call 586.751.5377 to sign-up.

Sep 162016
 

Thursdays, September 22-October 27, 5:30 pm, Owen Jax Recreation Center

prime-timeThe Warren Public Library is pleased to offer Prime Time Family Reading Time, a free six-week program of reading, group discussion, and storytelling for families with children age 6-10.  At each session families will enjoy a dinner together, followed by a reading of two children’s stories.  A group discussion will take place about topics from the stories such as fairness,  courage and dreams.  Younger children will be supervised at no charge during the program and take part in their own activities. Free books and door prizes will also be distributed.

To register for the six-week series call 586-751-0770. Ages 6 to 10 accompanied by their families. This program will be at Owen Jax Recreation Center (8207 E. Nine Mile Rd., Warren). Transportation can be provided if needed.

Prime Time Family Reading Time in Warren is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Aug 042016
 

Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm, Arthur Miller Library

Lost Car Companies of DetroitFrom the more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling.

Local author and historian Alan Naldrett will discuss these tales from his new book about the rise and fall of several of these lost car companies and how these short-lived businesses still had an impact on the auto industry of today.

Please register so we have enough seats. Register here or call 586.751.5377. This program will be held down the hall from the Library in the Warren Community Center’s Cafeteria.

Jul 122016
 

Dragonmead LogoTuesday, August 16, 7:30 pm, Dragonmead Microbrewery

Join Books, Brew, & Banter each month to make new friends and enjoy good books, food, drink, and conversation together in a laid back atmosphere! You can pick up a copy of the book and a handout of possible discussion questions at the Miller Library circulation desk or check it out on your eReader (sample here). But don’t forget, even if you hate the book, or don’t finish it, come anyway! All are welcome.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 16, 7:30 pm at Dragonmead Microbrewery. Dragonmead is located at 14600 E 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48089. The phone number is 586.776.9428. Our book for August is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

Registration is required for this event. Register here or call 586.751.5377. Please note: In order to give a head count to the venue, registration will close the day before to the event, so be sure to register early!

Jun 152016
 

Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 pm, Arthur Miller Library

Exercise your mindOur Summer Reading program this year reminds us it’s important to exercise our mind as well as our body, so join us for this no-pressure book club!

If you are looking to get yourself out of a reading rut or to challenge your brain, read one or two of these books (or the entire list!) and join us on August 2 for a mind tingling book discussion.

  • Circling the Sun – Paula McLain
  • Choose your own autobiography – Neil Patrick Harris (Biography)
  • Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Highly Illogical Behavior – John Corey Whaley
  • Just Fall – Nina Sadowsky
  • The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
  • Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
  • The Martian – Andy Weir
  • A Mother’s Reckoning – Sue Klebold (Non-Fiction)
  • The Rook – Daniel O’Malley
  • Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Seating Arrangements – Maggie Shipstead
  • Tara Road – Maeve Binchy
  • Trauma – Michael Palmer
  • What Angel’s Fear – C. S. Harris

Feel free to stop by the Miller Library for a bookmark of this list or to browse through a couple of these titles.

Register here or call 586.751.5377. This program will meet on Conference Room B on the 2nd floor of the Warren Community Center.