Apr 022015
 

Food for Thought Logo - 2014

Update- The Food for Thought campaign has been extended through May 16.

Next time you stop by the library to get something to read, considering bringing something along to help those in need as well.

From April 1-May 16, all Warren Public Library locations will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items as part of the Food for Thought campaign, a regional effort between local libraries and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan. Food banks see a decrease in inventory during the winter and early spring, so donations are needed to help  feed hungry children, seniors, and families in your community!

To take part, bring in nonperishable food items and place them in donation boxes inside the library. For more information, call 586.574.4564.

Apr 182015
 

MSW.2015Money Smart Week @ Your Library is a national initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank to provide financial literacy programming at libraries across the country.

The Warren Public Library is proud to several events this week for both adults and children to help you keep your ledgers in the black and your pockets filled with green!

For Adults:

  • Monday, April 20, 6 pm,  Civic Center Library
    • Find Work You Love: Five Ways to Transition from an Ordinary Job to an Extraordinary Career with Career Coach Julie Carr – Frustrated with your job? Then this workshop is for you! Turn your job into a rewarding career with these helpful tips and strategies. To register, call 586.574.4564.
  • Monday, April 20, 6:30 pm,  Arthur Miller Branch Library
    • Family Financial Planning – This is a seminar on general financial planning for you and your family. A representative from Hantz Group will cover various topics relating to budgeting, debt management, mortgages, college financing, and more. There will be a session for kids too! To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 6 pm,  Civic Center Library
    • Marriage & Money with Heidi McCarroll of Primerica – This session is aimed at giving married couples a no-nonsense approach to setting and achieving financial goals. You will learn strategies to set sort and long-term goals how to build a budget. To register, call 586.574.4564.

For Children:

  • Money Smart Week Storytime – At these story time sessions children will learn about money, listen to a story, and make a craft. Each child who attends will receive a free book, “The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense“.
    • Civic Center Library: Saturday, April 18, at 2 pm. To register, call  586-751-0770.
    • Miller Branch Library: Monday, April 20, at 6:30 pm. To register, call 586-751-5377.
    • Burnette Branch Library: Saturday, April 25, at 11 am. To register, call  586-758-2115.
Sep 052014
 

StorytellerRegistration for Fall storytimes at the Warren Public Library starts Wednesday, September 10.

This Fall 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.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.0770 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a shortstorytime 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 10:30 am.To register, call 586.751.5377 starting Wednesday, September 10.
  • 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 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 11 am, or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.To register, call 586.751.0770 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.
  • Preschool Storyhour for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Burnette Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  To register, call 586.758.2115 starting Wednesday, September 10.
    • Civic Center Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.751.0770 starting Wednesday, September 10 at 12 pm.

This Falls’s storytime session  runs from September 22 – November 15.  Warren residents will be accepted first.  For a complete schedule of storytimes including registration information, click here.

We hope to see you there!

Jul 142014
 

overdriveMonday, July 21, 6:30 pm, Dorothy Busch Library

Do you have a Nook, Kindle, iPad, or other eBook reader? Are you wondering what to do with it? Let us help you! Please join us as we demonstrate how to check out eBooks through the Warren Public Library.

Registration is required for this program. To register, please call 586-755-5750.

Update (7/15/14): There’s still space available in this program!