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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.

    TheOctober2015 selection is:
    Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini

    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. All movies are free of charge and do not require pre-registration.
    Here is the list of movies scheduled to be shown in the near future:

    August 24th: Pleasantville
    August 31st: Where Hope Grows
    September 7th: Labor Day: Library Closed
    September 14th: Aloha
    September 21st: The Age of Adaline
    September 28th: Cinderella
    October 5th: I'll See You in My Dreams
    October 12th: Love & Mercy
    October 19th: Max
    October 26th: Pitch Perfect 2
    November 2nd: Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron 2
    November 9th: San Andreas
    November 16th: Furious 7

    There may be occassions when the list is altered.

    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.

    Adult Photography Contest
    Wetmore Gallery

    Warren Public Library Offers Adult Photography Contest

    Attention all amateur photographers! 2015 will be the third year for a photography event at the Warren Public Library aimed exclusively at adults. This contest is open to Warren County residents ages 20 and up. The photographs must be matted, framed and ready to hang from a single nail as well as labeled as to when and where the photograph was taken and what camera was used. There are no limitations as to where and when the photograph was taken. Photographers may enter one photograph in a maximum of three of the following categories (maximum entries per person is three): Animals, Details & Macro, Digital Darkroom, Flowers, Man-Made, Nature & Landscape, People, Still Life, and Travel & Place. Please visit the Warren Library website (warrenlibrary.org) events section to obtain detailed information about each of these categories. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. All entries must be delivered to the Wetmore Gallery on the third floor of the Library on Tuesday, September 29th or Wednesday, September 30th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. All the entries will be on display in the Gallery from October 5th through October 28th. Judging will conclude by October 25th and an awards reception will occur in the Gallery on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded in each category. The first place winner in each category will be entered in the Best of Show judging. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Best of Show winners as follows: Best of Show First Place: $100.00; Best of Show Second Place: $75.00; Best of Show Third Place: $50.00; Crowd Pleaser: $25.00. Following the October 28th award ceremony the photographers should pick up their entries.

    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.

     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.

    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.

    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.

    Man-Made This category is for: Transportation - trains, planes, cars, etc., Architecture, Industry, and Cityscapes.

    Nature & Landscape:  These photos include landscapes, outdoor scenes, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, farms, etc. These images showcase outdoor beauty.

    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.

    Still Life: Still Life images can be just about anything that doesn’t move. The definition of a still life subject is an inanimate object but other subjects are loosely termed as still life as well. These include flowers, food, etc. They are life forms but they don’t move.

    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.





    Trivia Quiz Night @ the Library
    Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 06:00:00 PM
    Slater Room

    We are pleased to announce that Trivia Night will continue on an every-other-month schedule. The dates for these 1st Monday of the month events are: October 5, December 7, February 1, 2016, April 4, 2016, June 6, 2016, August 1, 2016. All the events will continue to be held in the Slater Room and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The maximum team sizeis 8 people per team with no minimum number of players. Teams that consist of people of various age brackets find this to be successful, but every combination of participants is welcome. This eventis a great opportunity for families, friends, co-workers and businesses to participate in some friendly competition. Popcorn, water and additional refreshments will be served. To register your team you may either submit the names and contact information for team members to the library in person, or by mailing the information to the library at 205 Market Street, or by emailing the information to sgage@warrenlibrary.org. Teams should register a minimum of 5 days before the event.

    The Rules:
    *No cell/smartphone or other outside information source. We will have a cell phone parking lot in
    the room.
    *Up to 8 people (physically present) per team. No minimum team size.
    *Every person at your table will be counted as part of your maximum team size. There will be a
    separate seating area for spectators.
    *Trivia Quiz night will consist of10 rounds.
    *Each round will have a category or theme.
    *Each round will have10 questions.
    *On the score sheet for Round 1, each team should estimate their final score (out of 100). If the
    final scores are tied. the team who estimated their final score most accurately will win.
    *TheTrivia Quiz host will read each question aloud twice. Teams should try to write down an
    answer after each question. After each round of questions, all questions will be repeated
    one last timebefore the answer sheets are turned in.
    *At the end of each round, one member of your team will bring your answer sheet to the scoring
    table and pick up an answer sheet for the next round.
    *Before beginning the next round, the Trivia Quiz host will review the answers to the previous
    *The graders will post the scores for the round on the whiteboard as they become available. You
    can track your score on your personal score sheet.

    Do It Yourself Masks
    Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 05:30:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Do It Yourself Masks: a Craft Event @ the Warren Public Library

    Here is an opportunity to put your imagination to work in the creation of a Halloween mask or a decorative mask to display on your wall. This craft class will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 5:30 p.m. in the Slater Room on the third floor of the library. Each participant will receive a pre-shaped papier-mâché white Do It Yourself Mask that comes all ready to decorate. Give your Do It Yourself mask your own unique design and wear it as your costume or hang it on the wall for a fun dramatic accent! A wide variety of materials will be available for the creative participants….crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, permanent markers, paints, feathers, jewels, and more. Feel free to bring some special materials that you may have to decorate your mask. This free class is open to adults, teens and tweens, but space is limited so register well in advance to hold your spot. A $5.00 deposit is required but will be refunded at the class. Those who register and do not attend will not have their deposit returned.  

    Author Carolyn Skarada Menke
    Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM
    Slater Room

    Author Carolyn Skarada Menke to Speak @ Warren Public Library

    Please plan on joining Warren native and author Carolyn Skarada Menke who will be speaking at the Warren Public Library on Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 a.m. about her book, Return to Me. Menke is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. She lives in Wexford, PA with her husband and three young daughters.  At the October program Carolyn will share her background, how she got started writing, and the inspiration behind her book. Depending on audience interest, she may also talk about how she got her book contract and the publishing process—how Return To Me evolved from manuscript to paperback. Menke will also share an excerpt from the audio version in-the-making, narrated by Broadway actress, Kristin Carbone. The premise of Return to Me is as follows: Eighteen-year-old Sadie Stark, raised by the governor of Pennsylvania, has the world on a string. She doesn’t need the mother who left her any more than she needs the fiancé who promises to change. What she needs is to finish college, and keep her wits about her. When war-bound James Pasko returns her stolen clutch, and shows her what’s missing in her life, she gains the courage to search for the truth about her past. What Sadie uncovers rattles her to the core. But James’ steadfast love gives her hope for the future—for the first time—even as the war tears them apart. When James disappears over enemy lines and Sadie makes a startling discovery, she must decide to follow in the footsteps of the mother who gave her away, or face a life of hardship like she’s never known.
    Here is a small sample of what reviewers are saying about Return to Me:  “A sweeping, romantic debut that brings the war-time forties to vivid life in this Titanic meets Philomena tale—fast-paced, tender, and real.” —RITA Award-winning Author Gwyn Cready; “Menke’s writing is so lovely, you will want to wrap yourself in her words and savor each moment you spend in Sadie’s story. Return to Me will tug on your heart strings and take you on a journey back in time.” —Dana Faletti, Author of the Whisper Trilogy.
    Carolyn invites readers to “Like” my author page: https://www.facebook.com/Carolyn.Skarada.Menke?fref=ts;
    “Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/carolynmenke “and to sign up to get updates, blog posts, and giveaways on her author site: www.carolynmenke.com 

    Pre-registrations for this event, as a courtesy to Carolyn, are requested but not mandatory. Please call the library at 723-4650 to make a reservation. This event will be held in the Slater Room on the third floor of the library and refreshments will be served. Carolyn will have copies of Return to Me available for purchase.

    Paper Embroidery Class
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 05:30:00 PM
    Slater B

                                                        Embroidery Card Class in October

    Instructor Jane Harris will lead participants in creating the “Gold Candle” paper embroidery card on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. The class will begin promptly at 5:30 pm at the Warren Public Library in the Slater B room. Participants are limited to the first 10 who sign up at the circulation desk. The class fee is $7.00 (non-refundable) to be paid at the time of registration. A second class may be scheduled if this class is filled so be sure to sign up on the waiting list

    The New Joy of Coloring
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 01:30:00 PM
    Slater B

    Adult coloring is surging in popularity. It is engaging, relaxing and helps combat stress. Join fellow adults of all ages in an afternoon of coloring and conversation.  Prisma color pencils, crayons and coloring pages will be provided for this free class as will light refreshments and beverages. This class will be held in the Slater Room from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday. This is a drop-in event and no registration is required.



    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.