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 couple 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.
Apr 152015


It’s National Library Week! To celebrate, the Civic Center Library has three contests available now through Saturday, April 18:

Children (age 11 and under) can take part in a mouse scavenger hunt in the library. One winner will receive four tickets to the show “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” on Sunday, June 7.

Teens (ages 12 to 17) can guess the number of wrapped treats in a jar. One winner will receive the jar of treats and another prize.

Adults can guess the number of jelly beans in a bottle. One winner will receive four tickets to the show “Potted Potter: A Harry Potter Parody” on Saturday, May 2.

We also are accepting entries for the student bookmark design contest through Wednesday, April 22. Applications can be picked up in the children’s area. Good luck!

Apr 012015

Thursday, April 9, 6pm, Civic Center Library

Herb GardenWe are pleased to welcome back Troy Huffaker of DTL Herbs to the Civic Center Library to show how to grow and use herbs.

Mr. Huffaker is an Advanced Master Gardener. He practices urban agriculture and grows his herbs without herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. He will show you how to prepare your garden for the growing season. You will learn how to select the best herbs for our region – whether you have a garden plot or containers on your patio.

This program will take place in the Conference Room outside of the Civic Center Library. Registration is required.  To register, please call 586.574.4564.

Feb 212015

Saturday, March 28, 10 am, Civic Center Library


Join us as we again welcome Gloria Nixon-John, author and teacher, to the Civic Center Library. During this workshop, Ms. Nixon-John will discuss what flash fiction is, why flash fiction is catching on, why it is a worthwhile form that challenges the writer as well as amuses the reader, and publishing opportunities for flash fiction.

Ms. Nixon-John will show you how to create flash fiction from bits of what you already have, or from scratch. This workshop is for beginners as well as seasoned writers. It will delve into both the structure and craft of flash fiction. Poets, essayists, memoirists, fiction, and non-fiction writers alike will benefit from this workshop.

Registration is required for this program. Please call 586.574.4564 to register.