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    Library Events

    Spark a Reaction
    Study Room

    Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program Special Events @ the Warren Public Library

    Beginning Wednesday, June 18th there will be a series of special events and activities for Teens and Tweens (adults are always welcome, too) focusing on topics that may Spark a Reaction!  A complete listing of these events is as follows:
       June 18th (Study Room): 1-3 p.m. Banned Books  
       June 25th: (Study Room): 1-3 p.m. Artistic Expression: Controversial Musicians
      
    July 2nd: (Study Room): 1-3 p.m. Artistic Expression: Melted Crayon Art Project****
       July 9th: (Slater Room): 6-8 p.m. Science Fiction Trivia Night: this competition is open to people
       of all ages…competitors may compete individually or may form a team. Prizes will be awarded!!
          ****
       July 16th: (Study Room): 1-3 p.m. Science: Forensics (canceled...will be rescheduled in the fall)
      
    July 22nd (THIS IS A TUESDAY) (SLATER ROOM): 1-3 p.m. Spark a Change: Tai Chi-an
        introduction and opportunity to ex
    perience it****
       July 30th: (Study Room): 1-3 p.m. Teens and Tweens Only!! Party Time! Time to celebrate
        your summer reading accomplishments!!**

    Events followed by ***: pre-registrations required (call the library at 723-4650 or stop in at the main desk or email sgage@warrenlibrary.org)


    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. View the 2014 selections.

    The August 2014 selection is:
    South of Broad by Pat Conroy.


    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. 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 Program

    Summer Reading Program for Teens and Tweens** @ the Warren Public Library

     Teens and Tweens** are encouraged to participate in “Spark a Reaction,” the Warren Public Library’s teen/tween summer reading program from June 10 to July 30. Teens and tweens are invited to come to the Library and read for prizes as well as take part in special events offered throughout the summer.

    Summer events this summer will include: Based on a Book: Books Made into Movies; Crafty Tuesdays; and Spark a Reaction Special Events.

    Based on a Book: Books Made into Movies will be held every Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Slater
    Room on the third floor of the Library. This event is open to teens and tweens** with adults also being welcome. Pizza or snacks will be served to the teens and tweens. A complete listing of the movies
    included in this event will be found in the summer reading packet that each teen and tween will receive when registering.

    Crafty Tuesdays will be held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Slater Room. All materials for this craft series will be provided and pre-registrations will be required in order to ensure that enough materials will be available. A complete list of the craft activities will also be included in the summer reading packet that each teen and tween** will receive when registering. Adults will also be welcome at the Crafty Tuesday events, but pre-registrations are mandatory.

    Spark a Reaction Special Events will be held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Study Room on the first floor of the Library. Each week will focus on a topic that should spark a reaction with those in attendance. A small sample of some of the Spark a Reaction topics include banned books; artistic expression and controversial musicians; and a Science Fiction Trivia Night for teens, tweens** and adults. Again a complete list of spark a reaction activities will be included in the summer reading packet that each teen and tween will receive when registering.


    Teens and tweens** may also participate in the special reading portion of the Summer Reading Program. A BINGO card containing nine reading options will Spark a Reading Reaction for each participant. Some of the reading options on the card include read the first book in a series; read a book that was made into a movie; read aloud to a child a book from the children’s room; listen to an audiobook.  Prizes will be awarded to everyone who completes one BINGO; for completing two or three BINGOs each reader has the possibility of winning gift cards. Every reader who completes three BINGOs will be included in a random drawing for $100. The BINGO card will be included in the summer reading packet that each teen and tween** will receive when registering.

    Registration for the Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Program for Teens and Tweens** will begin on June 2nd

    **students who have completed grades 4 and 5 will be considered to be tweens**


    Library of Congress Writing Contest

    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.

    Write a one-page essay.

    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.

     

     


    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.


    Teen Photography Contest
    Wetmore Gallery

    The winners of the 2014 Teen Photography Contest are:

         1st place: Looking into Yourself by Andy Lalwani  




         2nd place: Kinzua Railroad by Brandon Dexter  
       

         3rd place: Sitting in Silence by Brandon Dexter 

     


         4th place: Light the Way by Alex Rowan 


         People's Choice Award: 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.


    Crafty Tuedays
    Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 12:56:00 PM
    Slater Room

    In conjunction with Spark a Reaction, the Summer Reading Program for teens and tweens, Crafty Tuesdays will be held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Slater Room. All materials for this craft series will be provided and pre-registrations will be required in order to ensure that enough materials will be available. Here is a listing of the crafts:
    June 17th: beaded picture frane; June 24th: embroidery card; July 1st: popsicle stick bracelet; July 8th: CD wall creation; July 15th: bookmark crafts; Wednesday, July 23rd in the Study Room: hemp bracelet; July 29th: finger knit wreath.
    When you come to the main desk at the library to pre-register for the event(s) you will receive a flyer that lists the craft, the date and location, and possible equipment you might want to bring. Pre-registrations must be completed at least a week before the scheduled craft activity.


    Based on a Book
    Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:30:00 AM
    Slater Room

    In conjunction with Spark a Reaction, the Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program, Based on a Book: Books Made into Movies will be held every Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Slater Room** on the third floor of the Library. This event is open to teens and tweens with adults also being welcome. Pizza or snacks will be served to the teens and tweens (sorry adults....you can bring your own!).
    The complete listing of the movie schedule is as follows:
    June 16th: Jurassic Park  (based on the book Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton)
    June 23rd: Holes  (based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar)
    June 30th: Jaws  (based on the book Jaws by Peter Benchley)
    July 7th: Coraline (based on the book Coraline by Michael Gaiman)
                     ****This movie may be too scary for some tweens. Please keep that in mind when you
                     make a decision as to whether to attend.
    July 14th: Friday Night Lights  (based on the book  Friday  Night Lights: a Town, a Team,
                      and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger) **
    MOVIE SHOWN IN JEFFERSON ROOM
    July 21st: To Kill a Mockingbird  (based on the book To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper  
                        Lee)
    July 28th: National Velvet (based on the book National Velvet by Enid Bagnold)


    T'ai chi ch'uan
    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 01:00:00 PM
    Slater Room

    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, tweens 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 Tuesday, July 22nd at 1:00 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, July 19th. The program will be canceled if there is a lack of interest.


    Teen & Tween Game Night
    Slater Room

    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.


    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.