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    Library Events

    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 May 2015 selection is:
    Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

    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.

    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.

    Wearable Art!
    Slater Room

    Artist Julie Mader from Smethport will lead participants in the creation of a painted silk scarf! Pre-register to make a unique piece of wearable art in a two-hour workshop at the Warren Public Library. Classes are scheduled in the Slater Room on Tuesday, May 5th with the choice of a 2-4 or 5:30-7:30 class. The cost,  which includes all materials and instruction, is $20 per person. Pre-registration and a non-refundable deposit of $10 at the time of registration is mandatory. Classes are limited to 10 participants (ages 13+ welcome) so stop in and register early.


    Teen Photography Contest 2014
    Wetmore Gallery

                                                2015 Teen Photography Contest

    The Warren Public Library is, for the seventh 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 and framed and ready for hanging in the Gallery on the third floor of the library. Each photo must have an accompanying entry form (these are available at the Warren Public Library and by clicking here). All entries must be received between the dates of May 1st and May 30th. The photographs will be on display in the Wetmore Gallery the entire month of June.

    The photos will be judged based on quality, originality and creativity. All the entries will be displayed in the Wetmore 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).

    Cash 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 2015 Midwinter Library.


    Jewelry Class with Jane
    Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 01:00:00 PM
    Slater B


    On Saturday, April 25, instructor Jane Harris will lead participants in creating a Suede Beaded Bracelet.  Crafters will have many choices in bead styles and colors of the suede strap. This class will begin at 1:00 pm and will end by 3:00 pm. Sign up at the circulation desk at the Warren Public Library. The class fee of $10.00 must be paid at the time of registration and the class size is limited to 10 participants. Adults, teens and tweens accompanied by an adult are welcome. A second bracelet may be made for a $7.00 fee if time permits. Please plan to register by Thursday, April 23rd.


    Zentangle Class
    Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 01:00:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Did you always want to learn how to draw but thought you couldn't? Well then, this class is for you. Learn the world wide visual vocabulary of Zentangle. The Zentangle method is easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images of structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of well being. It is an empowering and uplifting experience to learn that you can deliberately relax and intentionally direct your attention while creating beautiful works of art. Zentangle has no predetermined solution. It is abstract portable inspirational that is a non verbal language of patterns and proportions.

    Zentangle was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas so others could experience the feelings of timelessness, freedom and well being and complete focus on what they are doing without no thought or worry about anything else.

    In this class we use the finest tools and materials available. We use the best paper and pens to ensure your Zentangle creations will be respected and treasured works of art. Unlike other methods of relaxation and focus, you not only feel good you get a side effect of beautiful art to be appreciated, collected, chronicled and reflected upon for years to come. Everything will be provided with class fee. You will learn 4 different Zentangles in this class One extra Zentangle tile will be given to work on so you can combine the Zentangles you have learned.

    Christine French is the only( CZT) Zentangle trained instructor in this area. You can find books on Zentangle but you will only learn the original Zentangles from a certified CZT. Check out our web site at www.zentangle.com to see more information. There is a  display of some zentangle artwork in the library and you may click here,and here to see some samples.

    This two hour class will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Slater Room.
    Pre-registration, along with a $15.00 non-refundable class fee is due at the time of registration. The class is limited to ten participants and is open to adults and teens. The instructor is Christine French from North East, PA.

    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.