Oct 152014
 

Friday, October 17, 6 pm, Miller Branch Library

Therezombie in crypt is still space available in this Friday’s after-hours lock-in at Miller Branch Library!  Tweens and teens ages 10-17 are invited to join local special effects trade school Astute Artistry for an evening of zombie and stage makeup – and, of course, pizza!  We will learn techniques for awesome Halloween makeup, fake wounds, and cool creative results.

Registration is appreciated ahead of time so that we will have enough pizza, but drop-ins are welcome.  Please note that permission slips are required, so parents must come in with their tweens when they drop them off to allow them to participate.    Call 586-751-5377 to register, or for more information.

See you there!

 

 

 Posted by on October 15, 2014
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!

 

May 152014
 

icon_greenDownload FREE YA eAudiobooks straight to your earbuds this summer, thanks to audiobook publisher’s and AudioFile Magazine’s SYNC campaign!

The goal of the SYNC campaign is to encourage audiobook listening and literacy in young adults.  Each week from May 15 – August 20, 2014, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads. The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title’s theme and is likely to show up on a student’s summer reading lists. For example, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, a story based loosely on Beauty and the Beast,  is paired with Sophocles’ classic, Oedipus the King

These items are free to download and keep, and can be listened to on a computer or transferred to many popular portable devices. SYNC eAudiobooks are downloaded using OverDrive Media Console, available here.

To get started with SYNC and for a list of this year’s titles, click here, or text syncya to 25827 to find out when titles become available.

Happy listening!

Apr 252014
 

Teens, the Michigan Library Association (MLA) needs your help! The MLA Thumbs Up! Award is given annually to the author of an original work that has both literary quality and teen appeal for those 13 to 18 years of age. Teens vote from a list of 10 titles that have been chosen from over 100 professional librarians across the state .  View the top ten list and vote today by visiting  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_ThumbsUp_TeenVote.  Haven’t read these books yet? Stop by the library and check out a copy! Voting is open through May 31, 2014. The winning book will be announced at the MLA 2014 Conference in Grand Rapids in October.

Choose your favorite book and help decided the next winner of the MLA Thumps Up! Award!