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    Library Events

    Holiday Cookie Exchange
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at 06:30:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Holiday Cookie Exchange

    Do you need a special way to get in the swing of the holidays? Plan on participating in the second year of the library holiday cookie exchange!  The Warren Public Library will hold this cookie exchange on Tuesday December 1st at 6:30 p.m. Participants will share their favorite recipe with others and receive some new ones in return.  This event is limited to the first 13 people who register (call the library at 723-4650 or stop at the main desk of the library). Participants will bring in 12 copies of their favorite cookie recipe and 4 dozen of this homemade cookie (packaged 4 cookies per baggie). Each baker will leave with 4 dozen cookies and 12 recipes from other cookie enthusiasts. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served at this festive holiday event. Call and register early as participation is limited!

    Trivia Quiz Night @ the Library
    Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 06:00:00 PM
    Slater Room

    We are pleased to announce that Trivia Night will continue on an every-other-month schedule. The dates for these 1st Monday of the month events are: December 7, February 1, 2016, April 4, 2016, June 6, 2016, August 1, 2016. All the events will continue to be held in the Slater Room and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The maximum team sizeis 8 people per team with no minimum number of players. Teams that consist of people of various age brackets find this to be successful, but every combination of participants is welcome. This eventis a great opportunity for families, friends, co-workers and businesses to participate in some friendly competition. Popcorn, water and additional refreshments will be served. To register your team you may either submit the names and contact information for team members to the library in person, or by mailing the information to the library at 205 Market Street, or by emailing the information to sgage@warrenlibrary.org. Teams should register a minimum of 5 days before the event.

    The Rules:
    *No cell/smartphone or other outside information source. We will have a cell phone parking lot in
    the room.
    *Up to 8 people (physically present) per team. No minimum team size.
    *Every person at your table will be counted as part of your maximum team size. There will be a
    separate seating area for spectators.
    *Trivia Quiz night will consist of10 rounds.
    *Each round will have a category or theme.
    *Each round will have10 questions.
    *On the score sheet for Round 1, each team should estimate their final score (out of 100). If the
    final scores are tied. the team who estimated their final score most accurately will win.
    *TheTrivia Quiz host will read each question aloud twice. Teams should try to write down an
    answer after each question. After each round of questions, all questions will be repeated
    one last timebefore the answer sheets are turned in.
    *At the end of each round, one member of your team will bring your answer sheet to the scoring
    table and pick up an answer sheet for the next round.
    *Before beginning the next round, the Trivia Quiz host will review the answers to the previous
    *The graders will post the scores for the round on the whiteboard as they become available. You
    can track your score on your personal score sheet.

    Teen & Tween Game Night
    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at 03:30:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Since October 2007, the Warren Public Library has held its monthly “Library Game Night” where individuals 10 and older participate in games and activites. It is not just computer games. Table Top, Board, Card, and even Pen & Paper & RPG gamers are welcome.  Even bring your Gaming Group!

    Students are welcomed to bring new games and ideas to the event. Donations are welcomed to help fund additional resources and games. For more information, visit the Game Night Page or contact Dale Aikens at the library or join our facebook group!

    Women Are Wonderful
    Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 09:00:00 AM
    JD Family Center

    Calling all women! It’s the 16th year anniversary of the Women Are Wonderful event held at The Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue, Saturday, February 6, 2016.  The event is co-sponsored by the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, Warren Public Library and the Zonta Club of Warren and features workshops and speakers from local businesses and organizations as well as a coffee/tea bar and luncheon. Detailed information about the event will be published in January.

    Book Discussion Group
    Jefferson Room

    If you are a reader and like to talk about the books you've read, you'll enjoy the Library's book discussions. The Adult Book Discussion Group normally meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. in the Jefferson Room. The Library tries to have sufficient copies of the books chosen available for anyone who needs to borrow one.

    The December 2015 selection is:
    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

    Monday Night Movies @ the Library
    Slater Room

    Set aside Monday evenings for a visit to the library and a free evening's entertainment in the Slater Room of the Warren Public Library, eating popcorn, and watching a movie on the large screen television set. Monday Night Movies, a program for adult audiences (some of the movies may have a PG rating - teens with parental permission are welcome to attend) happens every Monday at 5:30 p.m. All movies are free of charge and do not require pre-registration.
    Here is the list of movies scheduled to be shown in the near future:

    November 16th: Max
    November 23rd: Inside Out
    November 30th: Mr. Holmes
    December 7th: Toy Story That Time Forgot (Jefferson Room)
    December 14th: Minions
    December 21st: A Horse Tale
    December 28th: Little Boy
    January 4th: Man from U.N.C.L.E.
    January 11th: Rickie and the Flash
    January 18th: Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
    January 25th: Self/Less

    There are occasional times when the shedule may be altered. Feel free to call the library at 723-4650 to verify the title.

    Library Word Play

    Unscramble the letters of the puzzle displayed at the Circulation Desk, submit your guess, and have a chance at winning a book. Submit as many entries as you like. A new puzzle monthly.

    The New Joy of Coloring
    Slater B

    Adult coloring is surging in popularity. It is engaging, relaxing and helps combat stress. Join fellow adults of all ages in an afternoon of coloring and conversation.  Prisma color pencils, crayons and coloring pages will be provided for this free class as will light refreshments and beverages. This class will be held in the Slater Room from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday. This is a drop-in event and no registration is required. Please join us on Tuesday, December 22nd.
    Beginiing in January 2016, an evening session of adult coloring will also be held. The class will also be held on the fourth Tuesday of every evening from 6-8 p.m.

    Writer's Group
    Jefferson Room

    The Warren Public Library is offering an opportunity for writers to receive feedback and support in their writing. This group is a non-instructor led opportunity for individuals to spend time writing in the company of fellow authors and sharing and critiquing their work and the works of others. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month in the Jefferson Room in the basement of the Library. The format for the group will be as follows: each individual will spend from 6-7 p.m. writing; the 7-8 p.m. time slot will be spent sharing writing and seeking support and assistance from their fellow writers. New volunteers moderators will be selected from within the group each month. This group is open to teens and adult and new attendees will always be welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring a visual or writing prompt to each meeting as well as samples of their writing.

    Adult Photography Contest
    Wetmore Gallery

    Many thanks to the judges for the 2015 event:
    Brian Anderson
    Don Armstrong
    Sue D'Angelo
    Ashley Johnson
    Kristin Johnson
    Terrie Johnson
    William Osmer
    Rick Roll

    The Judges were members of the Chautauqua County Camera Club, a unique mixture of local photographers with a passion for taking photographs. The club meets monthly, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Jamestown area, to share photographs and ideas with each other along with other activities. Members come from all over Chautauqua and Warren County, and they encourage interested residents to contact them at ChautauquaCountyCameraClub@gmail.comor call Terrie at (716)782-4912.

    Thanks to all of the participants this year:
    Frances Bauer (Cheering the Boys)
    Emil D. Bundy  (Out Door Life Early Spring)
    Tara Casey (Serenity)
    Ericka Leigh Dominick (Beauty Captured in a Puddle: Reflection)  (Raindrops Captured on a Spider Web) (Toad on a Wood Pile)
    Sathya Durkac (Gills)  (Reflections)  (The Stream)
    Victoria Durlin (Friday Night Light) (Plugged In)  (Window to the Soul)
    David Engstrom  (September Bloom)  (Sparkling Water)  (Spigot Works)
    Mark Evans (Cock Pheasant)  (The Gardens of Glebe House)  (Tullagh Church)
    Faith B. Francis  (Ringbearer Rice)
    Christopher P. Goff (Ice Branch)  ( Petal Power)  (Reflections of Toronto)
    Lisa Huya (Battle Boots)  (Foggy Morning at Washington Park)  (Trees)
    Barbara A. Jashurek (Together Forever, No Matter the Weather)
    Emily Jones (Flying High)  (Sugar Shack)  (Tranquil Beauty)
    Carl Leichtenberger (Brilliant Sunset)  (Defending the Feeder)
    Elizabeth Lobdell  (A Dog and His Boy)
    Sherri Newark (Campfire),  (Froggy)   ( (Kinzua Bridge)
    Jessica Newman (Colorful Dreams)   (Delicate Beauty)   (Lazy Days)
    Douglas Phillips (A Few Good Men)  (Just Smelling the Flowers)
    Linda Phillips ( Beautiful Monarch)  (Day at the Lily Pond)  (Water Spout Hawaii)
    Kate Pierson (Crystal Clear on a Winter Day)   (I Love Winter),    (Neon Underwear)
    Tamara Pudder (Dandelion)  (Purple Flower)   (The Dreamer)
    Alejandra Royo  (Daybreak Over Mt. Huayna Picchu)  (Reflection and Ochre)
    Paula Royo  (Quechua Cutie)
    Jessica Samuelson (Anticipation)   (Flowers & Tulle)
    Carole Schreiber (Girl in Blue)   (God’s Handiwork in Lander)
    Jessica Todd (Fairy Kisses)  (I’ll Always Protect You)  (Shades of Pink) 

    The Results:

    Category: Animals
    1st place: Mark Evans (Cock Pheasant)
    2nd place: Jessica Newman (Lazy Days)
    3rd place: Barbara A. Jashurek (Together Forever, No Matter the Weather)

    Category: Details & Macro
    1st place: Ericka Leigh Dominick (Raindrops Captured on a Spider Web)
    2nd place: Tamara Pudder (Purple Flower)
    3rd place: Kate Pierson (Crystal Clear on a Winter Day)

    Category: Digital Darkroom
    1st place: Lisa Huya (Trees)
    2nd place: Jessica Todd (Fairy Kisses)
    3rd place: Sherri Newark (Campfire)

    Category: Flowers
    1st place: Linda Phillips  (Day at the Lily Pond)
    2nd place: Jessica Newman (Delicate Beauty)
    3rd place: Mark Evans (The Gardens at Glebe House)

    Category: Nature & Landscape
    1st place: Lisa Huya (Foggy Morning at Washington Park)
    2nd place: Mark Evans (Tullagh Church; County Cork, Ireland)
    3rd place: Alejondro A. Royo (Refraction and Ochre; Yellowstone Falls, WY)

    Category: People
    1st place: Jessica Samuelson (Anticipation)
    2nd place: Carole Schreiber (Girl in Blue)
    3rd place: Emily Jones (Flying High)

    Category: Still Life
    1st place: Lisa Huya (Battle Boots)
    2nd place: Ericka Leigh Dominick: Beauty Captured in a Puddle: Reflection
    3rd place: Tamara Pudder: Dandelion

    Category: Travel & Place
    1st place: Alejondro A. Royo  (Daybreak Over Mt. Huayne, Picchu)
    2nd place: Sathya Durkac (The Stream)
    3rd place: Christopher  Goff (Reflections of Toronto)

    Best in Show:  Lisa Huya (Battle Boots)
    1st runner up: Lisa Huya (Foggy Morning at Washington Park)
    2nd runner up: Mark Evans (Cock Pheasant)

    Crowd Pleaser Award: Lisa Huya (Foggy Morning at Washington Park)