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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 November 2014 selection is:
     The Bat by Jo Nesbo

    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.

    Adult Photography Contest
    Wetmore Gallery

                            Warren Library Announces Results of Adult Photography Contest

    October is designated as “Photographer Appreciation Month and the Warren Public Library is pleased to offer, for the second year, an opportunity for local amateur photographers to receive recognition in the form of an Adult Photography Contest. Listed below are the contest rules and additional information:

    2014 Adult Photography Contest Rules & Information

    1. This contest is open to AMATEUR photographers ages 20 and older.
    2. Photographs do not have to be taken in Warren County. (this is a change from 2013 event)
    3. Each participant may submit a maximum of THREE photos; one photo in 3 separate categories.
    4. Winning photos from the 2013 contest may not be submitted.
    5. All photos must be matted and framed.
    6. No identification of the entrant is allowed on the front of the photo.
    7. An ENTRY FORM must be completed and attached to the back of each photo. Entry forms are available at the Warren Public Library and on the library’s web page (www.warrenlibrary.org).  Entry forms may be duplicated.
    8. Photos will be accepted on Monday, September 29th and Tuesday, September 30th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Wetmore Gallery on the 3rd floor of the library.
    9. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
    10. Entries not complying with all contest rules will be disqualified.
    11. All entries will be on display in the Gallery throughout the entire month of October.
    12. Judging will conclude by October 25th .
    13. The public is invited and encouraged to cast one vote for their favorite photograph. The voting  for this Crowd Pleaser category concludes on October 25th.
    14. An Awards Reception will be held in the Gallery on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m
    15. 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; Best of Show Crowd Pleaser: $25.00.
    16. Following the October 28th award ceremony the photographers should pick up their entries.


    ___ Nature & Landscape            ___ Travel & Place                           ___ Man-Made
    ___ Animals                                ___ Flowers                                      ___ Digital Darkroom
    ___ People                                  ___ Details & Macro

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    Paper Embroidery Class
    Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 05:30:00 PM
    Slater A

                         Warren Public Library Offers Embroidery Card Class in October

    Instructor Jane Harris will lead the participants in the creation of a falling leaves seasonal card on Tuesday, October 21st. A sample of the project is on display at the library. This class, which will meet in Slater A on the third floor of the library, will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Latecomers will need to catch up with the rest of the class as the project will take the entire 150 minutes of class time. There will be a mandatory $7.00 non-refundable material's fee which will be due at the time of pre-registration. This class is open to 10 adults and teens age 13 or older. Both beginners to the craft and those who have previous experience are welcome to attend. This card is a little more stitch intensive than others that we have done, however, beginners can complete the card in the evening.

    Veterans Book Project
    Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 06:00:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Veterans Book Project: Reading-Discussion Session
    Tuesday, October 28th 6:00 p.m. in the Slater Room
    Instructor: Patricia Briggs, PhD., Director and Curator of JCC Weeks Gallery

    Learn about this interactive project through this facilitated reading and discussion session. The “Veterans Book Project” is a national project by artist Monica Haller which includes fifty softbound books written by veterans, members of a veteran’s family, Iraqi or Afghan civilian refugees. The books were created in workshops the artist offered around the country where veterans and others organized their writings and photographs into manuscripts. The books in the “Veterans Book Project” library are richly illustrated and designed to be read quickly.

    In this session participants will spend time reading and discussing the thought provoking stories written by people with firsthand experiences of war. This program should run about an hour and twenty minutes with time afterward for questions about the project or for further discussion. Pre-registrations, as a courtesy to Dr. Briggs, are appreciated (call 723-4650).

    This program is offered in conjunction with Veterans Book Project by Monica Haller exhibition at the Weeks Gallery at Jamestown Community College, October 27-December 11, 2014.
    For more information visit http://weeksgallery.sunyjcc.edu

    For more information about the Veterans Book Project or this program contact Patricia Briggs, 716.338.1301

    Also visit the project website to see online versions of the Veterans Book Project library books:


    Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM
    Slater A

    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 that is meant to bring your body to a state of well-being. This free program will begin at 11 a.m. in Slater A on Saturday, November 15th. Pre-registration is mandatory as the program will be canceled if there are fewer than 5 registered participants. Please call the library at 723-4650 to register.

    Julia Wendell & Barrett Warner
    Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 06:00:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Warren native, Julia Wendell, and her husband Barrett Warner have recently had new books published and are excited to share portions of these books with their friends in the Warren community. They will speak in the Slater Room at the Warren Public Library on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at this event which is free and open to the public. As a courtesy to Julia and Barrett, pre-registrations are appreciated.

    Holiday Cookie Exchange
    Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 06:30:00 PM
    Slater Room

    Holiday Cookie Exchange

    Do you need a special way to get in the swing of the holidays? Plan on participating in the inaugural year of the library holiday cookie exchange!  The Warren Public Library will hold this cookie exchange on Tuesday December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Participants will share their favorite recipe with others and receive some new ones in return.  This event is limited to the first 13 people who register (call the library at 723-4650 or stop at the main desk of the library). Participants will bring in 12 copies of their favorite cookie recipe and 4 dozen of this homemade cookie (packaged 4 cookies per baggie). Each baker will leave with 4 dozen cookies and 12 recipes from other cookie enthusiasts. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served at this festive holiday event. Call and register early as participation is limited!

    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.