John Robertson

Nov 232021
 

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of Grab-and-Go Science at Busch Branch Library.

Busch Branch now has science kits available for check out. Each themed kit explores topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through fun and kid-friendly hands-on activities, such as Snap Circuits, KEVA Planks, and Artie 3000 The Coding Robot. Each kit also contains a related book and instructions. Themes include: Circuits; Electronics, Coding, and Bots; Estimation and Patterns; the Human Body; and Machines and Contraptions. These kits are intended for children, tweens, and teens ages 6 and older; recommended ages vary by kit and activity.

More kits—including a telescope, a microscope, and a chemistry set—will be added to the collection soon.

Grab-and-Go Science kits check out for 21 days and can be renewed up to two times. These kits must be checked out from and returned to Busch Branch Library.

Grab-and-Go Science kits were provided through the support of the (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) IEEE-Region 4 and others.

Nov 042021
 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:30pm – Virtual Event

What tricks can help you stay healthy over the holidays? Holidays can be a hard time to stay active and eat healthy. This fun-filled class will teach you some simple tips and tricks to stay healthy during holiday parties and events. This includes teaching you some small recipe substitutions for your favorite dishes and how to avoid mindless eating at the buffets and snack bowls.

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration is required and runs October 11 – November 15; Zoom login information will be sent to you upon registration.  Register online or by calling 586-353-0580. 

This program is held by the Michigan State University Extension service.

Oct 132021
 

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce that Busch Branch Library now has music kits available for Warren residents to check out!

These music kits include a variety of musical instruments and equipment for recording and producing. Each kit contains either an instrument, a set of instruments, or a device; many of the kits also provide accessories and instructions for their use. The kits include, among others: an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, a multicultural percussion set, a kalimba, a sheet music stand, a Blue Yeti microphone, an electronic piano, a concert ukulele, Boomwhackers, bongo drums, a roll-up electronic drum set, and a roll-up flexible piano. Music kits check out for 21 days and can be renewed one time. Only one music kit can be checked out per card at any time, and borrowers must be 18 years or older.

Funding is provided in part by a James C. Dance Award for the Performing Arts from the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society.

Sep 162021
 

Wednesday, September 29, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library, Conference Room

The Warren Public Library is happy to welcome back author Deborah Goodrich Royce as she discusses her new novel Ruby Falls.

With Ruby Falls, Ms. Royce (a former actress (All My Children, Beverly Hills 90210)) has written a book that is receiving rave reviews. Described as “taut and propulsive” by Kirkus Reviews, Ruby Falls is is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Deborah Goodrich Royce! Register online or by call the Civic Center Library at the Civic Center Library at 586-751-0770. This is an in-person event and will be taking place in the Conference Room on the first floor of Warren City Hall.

For more about Ruby Falls, check out the book trailer:

Jul 092021
 

Dorothy Busch Branch Library

Computer with colorful keyboard and mouse

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce that Busch Branch Library now has an AWE Early Literacy Station, an all-in-one computer station that is preloaded with more than 75 educational software titles.

The AWE Early Literacy Station’s preloaded software has an early literacy focus. The interactive games explore skills for reading as well as for STEAM topics—science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The station is available for children to use while the library is open. It does not require a library card, and it cannot access the internet.

Parents and Caregivers: If your child uses the AWE Early Literacy Station at Busch Branch Library, please consider completing an optional questionnaire. Your answers will help plan future programming.

Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Logo