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.
Mar 102015
 

Thursday, March 19, 9:30-11 am, Arthur Miller Library

form_right_imageLearn where to start tracing your family tree with free tools available through the library. Librarian and genealogist Cyndi Knecht will teach the basics of searching, using HeritageQuest, Ancestry Library Edition, and researching census, vital, and military records.

Please note this is a basic beginners class, however more advanced searchers are welcome. Feel free to bring your questions; you may learn something new!

Registration is required, please call 586-751-5377 to register.

Mar 022015
 

Monday, March 9, 6:30-7:30 pm, Arthur Miller Library

owlWant to learn some cool new things about our feathered friends? Join the Lake St. Clair Nature Center as they teach us about the owls found all over Michigan and then help us dissect owl pellets to see what some local owls have eaten!

Please register so we have enough supplies; call 586-751-5377 to register.