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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. View the 2014 selections.
The August 2014 selection is:
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. Check the library calendar on the library's home page to see the title of the movie. The Library's movie license does not permit advertising the titles of the movies outside the Library, but additional information about the films is available in the Library or by calling 723-4650.
All movies are free of charge and do not require pre-registration.
Summer Reading Winners
Books have the power to shape us by changing the ways we think and feel. Think about a book that made a difference in your life. It could be your favorite book, one that you read at school or as part of this year’s summer reading program. How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you see yourself, your family or the world? Choose one book–it can be fiction or nonfiction–and write a short essay about how it had a personal impact on your life.
Use examples from the book to make your points.
Your essay will be judged on content, structure and creativity.
Your essay may be typed or handwritten.
Submit your essay in-person by Monday, August 11, 2014 to your participating neighborhood public library using the required entry coupon. Click here for entry coupon and for more information.
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.
Warren Library Announces Results of Adult Photography Contest
October is designated as “Photographer Appreciation Month and the Warren Public Library is pleased to offer, for the second year, an opportunity for local amateur photographers to receive recognition in the form of an Adult Photography Contest. Listed below are the contest rules and additional information:
2014 Adult Photography Contest Rules & Information
___ Nature & Landscape ___ Travel & Place ___ Man-Made
Nature & Landscape: These photos include landscapes, outdoor scenes, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, farms, etc. These images showcase outdoor beauty.
Animals: These contest entries are images of all kinds of animals. They can be pictures of pets - dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, birds, reptiles, amphibians - as well as photos of wildlife, zoo life, farm / domesticated animals, and even insects.
People: These are pictures of people in all walks of life - parenting and family, children, cute baby pics, couples and relationships, models / fashion, people engaged in fun outdoor activities, etc.
Travel & Place: This category includes images that express the joys and adventures of travel photography, showcasing place as an important part of the photo. Note: if you enter a photo into this category, it's a good idea to include the place name in the title or description of your photo. This category can include landscapes, outdoor scenes, nature images, urban landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, people, details... any subject you might encounter while traveling, as long as the photo expresses a sense of PLACE. If the photo could have been taken anywhere, it doesn't belong in this category.
Flowers: We are looking for really interesting, unique, and beautiful pictures of flowers in this category. They can be shot outdoors, photographed in the studio, or in an arrangement on your kitchen table... and at any angle of view.
Details & Macro: Getting in close is the name of the game for this category. We welcome pictures of small details that suggest a larger story. This is also the place for MACRO photographs. (Note: a macro image of a flower is better placed in the Flowers category, unless it is so close that it becomes abstract and looks little like a recognizable flower). Detail photos might be of a knot, a lock, or an abstract close-up. Anything goes as long as it is a tight composition of a detail. Macro - insects, coins, clocks, stamps, ice crystals, etc.
Man-Made This category is for: Transportation - trains, planes, cars, etc., Architecture, Industry, and Cityscapes.
Digital Darkroom: This category is appropriate for digital art - images created or drastically altered in software like Adobe Photoshop®. Although digitally manipulated images are also allowed in the above categories, this is a category exclusively showcasing such art. If the digital darkroom work is the main attraction of the photo, or plays a big part, enter it here.
The winners of the 2014 Teen Photography Contest are:
1st place: Looking into Yourself by Andy Lalwani
3rd place: Sitting in Silence by Brandon Dexter
Many, many thanks to our team of wonderful judges: Rob Andersen, John Crone, Phil Gilbert, Karen Heitzel, Steve Horsley, Lisa Huya, Kelli Knapp, Cindy Price, Marti Swanson. You had a difficult job!
This event was made possible in whole or part by the generous community response to the 2014 Midwinter Library.
All photographs must be picked up no later than Monday, July 7th. Thanks for entering and we hope to see more of your work in the 2015 event.
Instructor Jane Harris will lead the participants in the creation of a beaded bracelet. This class is limited to the first ten adults who register and pay a $5.00 deposit. The deposit will be refunded at the class. This class is limited to adults only. The room will be open at 5:00 p.m. Please arrive no later than 5:20 p.m. in order to select your beads. The class will start promptly at 5:30!!! No late arrivals, please! This project requires the full time period to complete the bracelet. All materials will be provided.
Warren Public Library Offers Embroidery Card Class in September
Warren Public Library Offers an Opportunity to Experience T'ai chi ch'uan
Tai Chi (also written as T'ai Chi, Taiji, Tai Chi Chuan, among others) is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. Originally from China, Tai Chi Chuan has gained enormous popularity in America and throughout the rest of the world for its health benefits. Medical research has found evidence that t'ai chi is helpful for improving balance and for general psychological health, and that it is associated with general health benefits. Learning and practicing Tai Chi is such a benefit to seniors in many ways! Their lives are enriched by being healthier with better balance, flexibility, vitality, and social interaction with the other people. The Warren Public Library is pleased to be able to offer adults, teens, and seniors the opportunity to experience this form of exercise. Carla Melkonian, the T'ai chi ch'uan instructor at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, has volunteered to offer a free introductory session on Thursday, September 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Slater Room. As a courtesy to Carla we are requesting pre-registrations by calling the library at 723-4650 no later than Saturday, September 20th. The program will be canceled if there is a lack of interest.
Students age 10 and up are invited to participate in the many activities, including Nintendo Wii & GameCube Games, Internet Access, Magic the Gathering & other collectable games, and much more. Students are welcomed to bring new games and ideas to the event. Donations are welcomed to help fund additional resources and to help pay for the pizza, drinks and snacks. For more information, visit the Teen Lounge or contact Dale Aikens at the library.
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.