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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.
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Unscramble the letters of the puzzle displayed by the Circulation Desk, submit your guess, and have a chance at winning a book. Submit as many entries as you like each month.
Free Craft Activities for Adults, Teens and Tweens.
This event will be held in the Slater Room from 1:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.
Drop in at your convenience and stay as long as you wish. All materials will be provided for this free class.
Children ages four to eighteen (4-18) are invited to create an alien out of recycled materials such as old books, boxes, cans, plastic bottles, old dolls, etc. You may include extras such as a space ship but that is not mandatory. Include the following information: your name, age, contact information plus your alien's name, what planet it comes from, and its mission on earth. This information is on the entry form, which can be found in the Children's Department on the semi-circle between the computers or download an entry form from Children's Events from our website. Please include an entry form with your alien. Aliens are due to the Children's Room by 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22. Public will vote on their favorites from June 25-July 31. First place winner will receive a $40 Walmart gift card; two runners up will each receive a $25 Walmart gift card.
Explore the many ways reading and learning can be an adventure this summer by doing some of the activities listed on our Universe of Stories Summer Activity Challenge. Activity sheets can be found on the semi-circle between the computers in the Children's Dept. or download one from the Library's website. Build a space ship and read inside, read a book outside at night under the stars, or share a story with your pet or stuffed animal are just a few of the challenges. Geared towards ages four to fourteen. Participants' names will be placed in a random drawing and four winners will each receive a $25 Dairy Queen gift card. Activity sheets due to the Children's Department by 5:00 p.m., August 3. Winners will be notified on August 6.
Children keep track of titles read on reading logs and receive prizes when they turn their reading logs in. Registration starts Saturday, June 1, in the Children's Department, but children can sign up throughout June and early July. Younger children can participate as parents can keep track of titles read to their little ones. Any format counts: books, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks, etc. As in the past, children are encouraged to read for pleasure, which means they get to choose books they want to read over the summer. Children can turn in their reading logs for prizes July 22 through August 10, 2019. Their names will also be published in the Warren Times Observer.
Theme-based stories, songs, crafts and creative play. Geared for ages one to four, but all are welcome. Ms. Susan will oversee.
This program is in conjunction with the Summer Food Service Program.
Join Parent's Choice Award Winner Mrs. Kate for lively interactive music, storytelling and puppet show. Preregistration appreciated. Leave a message for Ms. Susan or sign pink registration form in Children's Department.
In conjunction with the 2019 Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program, this craft event will be held each Tuesday between the dates of June 11th and August 13th between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m in the Teen Room. This is a free, drop-in event and no registration is necessary.
A schedule of crafts we are making will be posted on the bulletin boards in the Teen Room.
Aimed at ages 4 - 8, but all are welcome. Stories, songs, games, creative STEM play with building materials and toys. Dates: June 12, 26; July 3, 17, 24, 31. NOTE: Not on June 19 or July 10 due to other scheduled programs.
The books for sale at this fair are primarily for children from birth through middle school. There will also be a few books for teens and adults. Bring children so they can browse and make book choices of their own. This is also a great opportunity to purchase birthday or early holiday presents for the children in your life. Proceeds benefit the Children's Department. Dates/hours: June 17-20, 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; June 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; June 22, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Let the force be with you as you come explore A Universe of Stories with Miss Star Cluster through stories, songs, and a world of fun. Participants will play space bingo and make a flying saucer to take home. This is not a Star Wars themed program, but feel free to wear any Star Wars or space items you may have. Preregistration mandatory on yellow registration form in Children's Department; attendance limited to 36. Not open to summer camps due to limited space.
Made possible due to the Cruise into Kindergarten statewide early literacy initiative, this program provides children ample STEM opportunities for learning by playing with large wooden blocks, LEGO, Bee-Bot coding robots, Alpha Bots, Bloco Robots and other toys that enhance the experience. Such play builds math, science, literacy, language, social and creative skills. This program is geared for ages three to eight, though all are welcome.
Author Gareth Frank will be in our Reading Room the evening of June 18 to read from his newly published novel, The Moment Between. The Moment Between has been described as "a finely researched novel that combines a compelling picture of the transition between life and death wrapped in fast-paced suspense:
After four years of mourning, Doctor Hackett Metzger is determined to stop letting his wife's death control his life. He is finally beginning to live again, but his recovery leads to an unexpected fight for his own survival and startling revelations about what happens to all of us in The Moment Between."
Well-loved literary character Pete the Cat will join us for a few Pete the Cat stories and songs. Bring a camera to take a photo of your child with Pete at the Scholastic Book Fair afterwards. Preregistration appreciated on the blue registration form in the Children's Department.
Join Magician Cris Johnson as he uses a wacky teleportation device, causes milk to transport across the room, creates gross Martian juice from a child's shoe and much more! We loved Cris' Wacky Science Show last year so we brought him back for more fun! Preregistration appreciated. Leave a message for Ms. Susan or sign the orange registration form in the Children's Department.
Join Kristyn Bango, owner of Puro Company, LLC, as she walks you through the best essential oils for the summer. Participants will leave with their own blends!
Cost: $15 materials fee. Preregister by Friday, July 5.
Email Kristyn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the library for more information.
Listen to a story and visit with goats, lambs, chicks, hedgehogs, praire dogs, rabbits, tortoises and a Pantagonian Cavy. What is a Pantagonian Cavy? Stop by and see. (If weather is inclement, this program may be moved to Slater Room on 3rd floor.) Preregistration appreciated on purple registration form in the Children's Room.
All aboard the Dinosaur Train! Meet Buddy, the lovable T-Rex from PBS KIDS' Dinosaur Train. Listen to Dinosaur Train stories, sing some dinosaur songs and take home a PBS KIDS book. Bring a camera/phone to take a photo of your child with Buddy. Preregistration appreciated on green registration form in Children's Department.
Danielle and Dan are back with another great design for you to paint step-by-step. You'll be amazed at what you will create! Click "More Information" for details...
Due to the immense popularity of this class scheduled for July 16, we have scheduled a second date on July 18!
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Ages 7+ (No exceptions; younger children can play with toys while older children experiment with slime and putty.) Those who are present when the program beings can help mix some Galaxy slime, which will be sent home with attendees while supplies last. There will also be some pre-made slime to play with, along with different types of putty;: bouncing, color changing, glow-in-the-dark and magnetic. Preregistration not required, accommodations will be made on first-come, first-serve basis.
Join Kristyn Bango, owner of Puro Company, LLC, as she walks you through the best essential oils to use for cleaning your home. Participants will leave with their own blends!
Cost: $15 materials fee. Preregister by Friday, August 2.
Email Kristyn (email@example.com) or call the library for more information.