Oct 102023

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?

The Warren Public Library seeks to interview, record, and preserve the stories of minorities, senior citizens, and immigrants in our community.

Contact us by phone at 586.751.0770 or use our contact form and select the Warren Digital History Project.

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

Oct 072023

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 12:45-1:45 pm, Civic Center Library

Join us at the library to view the upcoming annular solar eclipse, in which the moon blocks all but the outer ring of the sun creating a “ring of fire.” The full annular eclipse will be visible over a path that is 125 miles wide in the western part of the United States. Michigan is not directly in the path of this eclipse, but a partial eclipse will be visible. Visit NASA’s website for more detailed information.

It is never safe to look directly at the sun, and this eclipse is no different. Regular sunglasses or camera filters are NOT safe for looking directly at the Sun. You can safely protect your eyes with certified solar-viewing glasses.

Visit the Warren Civic Center Library garden to view the solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14 between 12:45-1:45 pm. The eclipse maximum will be 1:04 pm in Warren. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided for participants while supplies last. Register online or by calling 586.751.0770.

This program will be held weather permitting.

Aug 312023

Registration is open for our fall 2023 storytime sessions! Warren residents will be accepted first. This fall we will have the following seven-week sessions beginning the week of September 10th:

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Join us for this special storytime for infants. There will be stories, rhymes, songs, and chance to play and meet other parents.
    • Miller Branch Library on Wednesdays at 2 pm. Register online or call 586.751.5377.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver). This fun and interactive storytime for the young toddlers will include stories, songs, and movement. There will also be a time for play and simple crafts
    • Miller Branch Library on Fridays at 10 am. Register online or call 586.751.5377.
  • Toddler Storytime for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Thursdays at 9:30 am, or Thursdays at 11 am. Register online for 9:30 am or 11 am or call 586.751.0770.
  • Preschool Storytime for children 3½ to 5 years (with a parent or caregiver). Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 10 am. Register online or call 586.751.0770.
  • Family Storytime is a storytime for the whole family. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. Children of all ages are welcome to attend, but stories are chosen for ages 4 to 8.
    • Busch Branch Library on Mondays at 6:30 pm. Register online or call 586.353.0580.
  • Burnette Branch Storytime for children ages 3-9 (with a parent or caregiver). Join us for stories, songs rhymes, and a craft.
    • Bring your teddy bear or other stuffed animal for Teddy Bear Storytime on Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 pm. Register online or call 586.353.0579.
  • PJ Storytime for children ages 3-9 (with a parent or caregiver). Wear your jammies for a bedtime storytime with stories, songs, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. Register online or call 586.751.0770.

Sep 232023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6:30 pm, Civic Center Library

We are happy to welcome back author Karen Dybis to the Warren Public Library! Karen is a metro Detroit writer who has blogged for Time magazine, worked the business desk at the Detroit News, and written for many other publications. Born in Bad Axe and raised in Romeo, she is the author of several books about Detroit, including Secret Detroit: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure,  Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit’s Best Chip, and The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery.

Ms. Dybis will be at the Civic Center Library to discuss her newest book, Detroit Style Pizza: A Doughtown History which answers the question: How did this Motor City delicacy transform from a singular kitchen in Detroit to an international sensation? If you love Buddy’s, Loui’s, Cloverleaf, or the many others making this style of pie, this is a program you will not want to miss!

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required. Register here or call 586.751.0770.