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The Warren Public Library is, for the fifth year, sponsoring a Teen Photography Contest. This event is for teens in grades 7-12 who are Warren County residents. The person entering the contest must take the photos and each contestant is limited to two (2) entries. The photos may be in black and white or color and may be 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10 in size. Each photo must be matted but framing is optional. Each photo must have an accompanying entry form (these are available at the Warren Public Library and on the Library’s web page) and all entries must be received no later than Saturday, May 25th.
The photos will be judged based on quality, originality and creativity. All the entries will be displayed in the Gallery at the Warren Public Library during the month of June where the public will be invited to cast a ballot for their favorite photograph. The winning photos will appear on the Warren Public Library website (www.warrenlibrary.org).
Amazon Gift Card prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place: $100; 2nd place: $75; 3rd place: $50; 4th place: $25. The People’s Choice Award, based on the results of the public casting their vote in The Gallery, $20.
This event is made possible in whole or part by the generous community response to the 2013 Midwinter Library Benefit.
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 2013 selections.
The May 2013 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.
Warren Public Library Offers Adult Photography Contest
This year, the Teen Summer Reading Program encourages you to look Beneath the Surface by reading! Books help dig up hidden truths and mysteries about life so who knows what you will unearth when you read!
Who can participate in the Teen Program?
How does the program work?
When do I turn in my reading record and what will I get?
When do I need to turn in my reading records?
What can I read?
If I read for more than 30 minutes, can I mark off multiple squares?
In partnership with JCC, the Warren Public Library is pleased to present a writing program for adults and older teens. The Craft of Fiction will be held on four consecutive days and requires completion of a brief survey to assist the instructor with the best possible focus for the attendees. The class will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 24, 25, 26, and 27 in the Beckley Room of the Warren Public Library. Registrants must be able to attend all four sessions. Pre-registration will be mandatory and attendance will be limited to 12.
Writing believable characters, developing a clear setting, and devising an interesting plot are all actions that lead into an appealing story. In this class JCC assistant professor of English Karen Weyant will lead discussions of ways to approach these important aspects of fiction and offer hands-on brainstorming activities. Modeled after the writing workshops that Chautauqua Institution offers each summer, this class is open for everyone - for those who want to get started on their own writing to those who want to polish their own pieces.
An assistant professor of English at Jamestown Community College, Karen Weyant's work has been published in numerous journals and newspapers. Her first chapbook of poetry, Stealing Dust, was required reading at both Clarion University and Bloomsburg University. Her second chapbook, Wearing Heals in the Rust Belt, was the winner of Main Street Rag's 2011 Chapbook Contest. She has been honored a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as with the President's Award for Excellence and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
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.