Jan 082016
 

Note: This exhibit has been extended through February 14.

January 2016, Civic Center LibraryBarbie3

For the month of January, we are happy to present the Maribeth Regnier’s fashion doll exhibit “Oh, You Beautiful Doll Show”. It features 170 fashion dolls shown in hand knitted designs. To recreate adult fashion knitwear to scale she knits using miniature needles – sometimes called lace pins.

This exhibit shows unique and extraordinary design composition of yarns, textures and colors with precision tailoring. This is not haute couture but reflects instead the styles and clothing we have all worn over our lifetimes.

Ms. Regnier’s collection has been shown in public libraries, knitting and craft fairs, retirement communities, tea parties, fiber fairs, the Howell Opera House, and was the subject of an article in the Detroit News.

This is a fashion doll retrospective showcasing our American experience! A “must see” for knitters, crafters, fashionistas, art enthusiasts, and doll lovers of all ages.  Please come and enjoy this show!

Jan 282016
 

Saturday, February 6, 11 am, Maybelle Burnette Branch

Lea.Dives.InAmerican Girl dolls have delighted American girls with their vast array of ethnicities, accessories, and historical stories since 1986. Join the Burnette Branch in honoring the newest American Girl of the year in this special program. There will be American Girl activities, crafts, and snacks

Registration is required. To register, please call 586.758.2115. 

Jan 042016
 

Saturday, January 9, 11 pm, Miller Branch Library
Saturday, January 9, 2 pm, Burnette Branch Library

Seuss.What.Pet.Should.I.GetIn honor of the release of Dr. Seuss’ new book, What Pet Should I Get?,  we will present a special reading of the book. We will also welcome a local emergency veterinarian to discuss which animals would make good pets and which animals would not. Attendees are encouraged to bring in pictures of their own pets to help decorate the library. Finally, there will be a drawing held and the winner will receive a copy of the book. Please see library staff to learn how you can be entered in the contest.

Registration is required. To register, please call 586-751-5377 for Miller or  586-758-2115 for Burnette.

Nov 162015
 

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Meet Pronunciator, Warren Public Library’s new online language-learning database. Pronunciator offers instruction for 80 languages that can be taken from any of  50 starting languages! This means that a French speaker can learn Korean, a Hindi speaker can learn Ukrainian, a Haitian Creole speaker can learn Afrikaans (among countless other possibilities). ESL courses are included for the 50 non-English languages.

Pronunciator quickly builds conversational skills through interactive online drills, scored quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar reviews. Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases. Learners can move through the courses based on their skill level and learning goals. Lessons include:

  • Scored quizzes
  • Virtual coach
  • Speech recognition
  • Downloadable audio lessons
  • Virtual conversations
  • Downloadable phrasebooks in PDF form

Pronunciator includes lessons for children ages three to six and seven through 12, as well as eight week travel prep courses, which are specially designed to prepare you for your next trip.

If you’re on the go, Pronunciator’s free mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android, and tablets allows you to take your lessons wherever you go. Your progress is automatically synced between devices, so you can go from your computer to your phone or tablet without missing a beat! Apps can be found in your devices app store.

Click here to try Pronunciator today!

Oct 262015
 

Thursday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Maybelle Burnette Branch

Snowy.OwlHoo-hoo-hoo do we love? Why, the Lake St. Clair Metropark, of course! Join us at the Burnette Branch as Metropark staff naturalists  present a lively and informative look at the owls of Michigan. Fall is a busy time for animals as they begin to prepare for the long winter ahead, so it is a perfect time to learn about these amazing creatures. Prepare yourself to be enlightened and entertained.

Registration is required. To register, please call 586.758.2115. 

Aug 102015
 

Saturday, August 8, 11 am, Burnette Branch, 586.758.2115
Monday, August 10, 6:30 pm, Miller Branch, 586.751.5377
Tuesday, August 11, Busch Branch, 586.755.5750
Saturday, August 15, Civic Center Library, 586.751.0770

Pete the CatHe has magic sunglasses, four groovy buttons, cool shoes, and he wants to meet you! Lucky for us, Pete the Cat will be visiting all four branches of the Warren Public Library. Join us for a Pete the Cat story or two, a craft, and a photo opportunity with this feline celebrity!

Registration is required for this event. To register, call the phone numbers listed above.