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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. View the 2014 selections.

    The February 2015 selection is:
    Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand


    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.


    Adult Winter Reading Program

    The goal of the 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program, "Get Cozy with a Good Book - Celebrating Fiction," is to provide a warm and cozy alternative to the post-holiday blahs and cabin fever that always hit at this time of year. The event begins on Monday, January 5th. Stop in at the main desk at the library to register and receive your reading form. Beginning Friday, January 23rd, we will be drawing one name every two weeks to win a reading themed gift. All participants that submit entries will be eligible to win our grand prize, a Kindle Fire. Please feel free to read both fiction and non-fiction books as well as magazines and newspapers for this event.

     


    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.


    Women Are Wonderful
    JD Family Center

     

    Calling all women! It’s the 15th year anniversary of the Women Are Wonderful event held at The Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue, Saturday, February 7, 2015.  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. The workshops/speakers for this always anticipated event include a wide variety of topics from craft activities and health options to a home contractor, a law firm specializing in long term care option and much more. To enable you to plan your day in advance of the event, here are detailed descriptions of the sessions being offered:

    "Ask the Contractor”: David Paulmier of Paulmier’s General Contracting will serve as our very own Bob Villa! Do you have questions about basic home repairs, building permits, choosing a contractor, etc.? If so this informative session is aimed at you.

    Balance as We Age
    : Two power-house presenters, Marilyn Eberhart, yoga instructor at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, and Carla Melkonian, Tai Chi instructor at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, join together to discuss practical things we can do to improve balance as we age.

    Creating Soil with the Help of Red Wigglers: Every year attendees look forward to a program from the Master Gardeners. This year Judy Kepple will encourage participants to watch their plants thrive using kitchen scraps.

    Essential Oils: Basics: You may have heard the term but have little or no knowledge about essential oils. Sunny Linden will provide an introduction to uses of single and blended oils including wellness, cooking and baking, and cleaning.

    Long Term Care Options & Asset Protection: Caring for a loved one should not cost a lifetime of savings. Learn how taking legal steps can protect assets from the cost of LTC, even if your loved one is already in a nursing home. Kemp Scales, CELA of Scales Law Offices in Titusville will offer an interactive discussion on this timely and often confusing topic.

    Paper Embroidery Craft Card: Warren Public Library craft instructor Jane Harris will lead the participants in the creation of a small heart gift card/enclosure using the paper embroidery technique. This session is geared to the absolute beginner to this craft and space will be limited to a maximum of 15 people per session.

     

    Reflexology with Kathleen Lombardo: Have you heard about reflexology and wondered what it is? This is an opportunity for you to meet reflexologist Kathleen Lombardo and learn about this complementary approach to health and healing.

     

    Scams and Frauds: Sgt. Brandon Deppen of the City of Warren Police Department will discuss two topics that are of vital importance: current scams and frauds used by thieves to get your information and money and what to do if your credit has been attacked. You will receive valuable information that hopefully you never have to use.

     

    “Solving the Dinner Dilemma”: Josie Gerardi, perpetual favorite presenter at Women Are Wonderful, will demonstrate how weeknight meal preparation for 1, 2 or many more can be made less stressful. She will also share thoughts about a well-supplied pantry, partial prep and pre-prep ideas and recipes.

     

    Sweets & Wine: This taste-tempting session features Tina West from Allegheny Cellars Winery and Donna Clark and Deanna Kuzminski from Catering Plus as they combine their knowledge about pairing wine and sweet treats. Participants will sample the wines and treats.

     

    Understanding the Changing Health Care Field: Who better than Chris Darling of Crones Pharmacy to take us through the maze of health care questions and situations that we must face in understanding the future of our personal health.

     

    Vintage Linens: Are you the lucky owner of some family treasured vintage linens or simply have an interest in them? This session with Jill Dart will include information about the identification and care of vintage linens.

     

    “Your Dog’s Health”: Deb Niederriter of Kinzua Veterinary Clinic will be discussing and demonstrating basic health and care of your dog. A four-footed friend will accompany Deb to this session

     

    Doors will open at 9:00 so participants can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and refreshments before the sessions begin. Once the festivities are underway, participants can choose the workshops they’d like to attend. Workshops are 40 minutes in length and are rotated throughout the day so everyone can have an opportunity to participate. A self-serve luncheon along with a light, refreshing dessert, will be available. Each participant will also receive a gift bag containing workshop information.

     

    Registration for this year’s event begins immediately and can be made at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue. A registration fee of $12 covers the cost of the event, lunch, coffee/tea bar and must be paid at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken the day of the event. For more information contact the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue or call 723-6350 or visit www.jdfamilycenter.org.

     


    Arm Knitting
    Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 06:00:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Instructors Diana Spade and Francine Maeder will lead the participants in the creation of an arm-knitted scarf on Thursday, February 19th. Each participant must bring 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease which can be purchased at Walmart. The class is limited to a maximum of ten and a minimum of two is required for the class to be held. Francine has an arm knitting tutorial on the internet that will be shared during the program. This class will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the Slater Room on the 3rd floor of the library. Pre-registrations are required and a $5.00 deposit is mandatory to hold your spot in the class. The deposit will be refunded when you arrive at the class.


    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.