Aug 232014
 
Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander Family Fun Night: Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

Monday, September 15, 6:30pm, Arthur Miller Library

Cool blues and hot jazz combine in a toe-tapping celebration of jazz, friendship, and pure enjoyment! Every year, the Library of Michigan chooses a great picture book to share with people at schools and libraries around the state. This year’s pick is Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Tim Bowers. Join us for a fun evening with crafts, games, and of course a read-aloud of this swinging story, plus: some feathered friends from the Cockadoodle Doo Chicken Show!

Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are fully welcome. Please call (586) 751-5377 to reserve your family’s spot

MASK: Family Game DayGame Day

Thursday, September 18, 6:30pm, Arthur Miller Library

Come on in to the library for an evening of old-fashioned fun! Challenge family and friends to play your favorite games, or learn a brand new one! We will have several favorite games available, but please feel free to bring one of your own!

This very special MASK program is open to kids of all ages and their parents. Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are fully welcome. Please call (586) 751-5377 to reserve your family’s spot. Please note the later time for this program.

Sep 112014
 

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander Tuesday, September 23, 11:00 am , Civic Center Library

Join us for a very special preschool program at the Civic Center Library as we celebrate the Michigan Reads! program.  Michigan Reads! is an annual early literacy program focused on a featured book. For 2014, it is Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Tim Bowers.

Illustrator Tim Bowers will be visiting the library for a special program as he presents Acoustic Rooster! In Acoustic Rooster, after realizing he can’t win the barnyard talent contest as a solo act with such fierce competition, a rooster with a love for jazz looks to help from other animals. A quartet with an unbelievable sound is created, with their ability to work together in this book with rhyming text, references to key American musicians, and vivid illustrations. The story, the focus on making music together, and the wonderful colors and characters all bring children together as they learn to make their own music.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Tim Bowers and hear the story of Acoustic Rooster! All ages are welcome. To register, please call 586-751-0770. Books will be available to be purchased and signed at this event.

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!

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!