Ongoing: Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Weekly Storytime
Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM! Join Miss Mary for stories, songs, and activities for toddler & pre-school aged children, and their caregivers. No registration is required for this free weekly event.
Ongoing: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
We’re joining the National “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” Campaign. It’s fun, free, and helps to build a lifelong love of books. If you read just 1 book a day to your child for 3 years, that equals 1,095 books! You can count the same book multiple times, count books read in storytime, at daycare…anywhere! This program also pairs with Project Read. You can participate in both programs with one easy calendar! Pick up a new calendar every month. Visit the library anytime to register & learn more! Join the WPL “Road to Reading” with milestone prizes along the way!
Ongoing: Project Read
Wyoming County families are invited to participate in this reading program that begins in infancy and continues through elementary school. Read together for 15 minutes a day for at least 20 days a month. Mark each day you have read together on the Project Read Calendar, (available at all Wyoming County libraries) return your completed calendar to the library each month and choose a free paperback or board book for your home library!
Thursday, May 25th at 4:00 PM: Storytime at the Market
Miss Mary presents storytime at 4:00 PM Thursdays at the Market . After stories, visit with a new farm animal each week! This season, children can participate in the Storytime Vegetable Garden! They can help plant and watch their garden grow every week! They will even be able to take home vegetables as they are ready! No registration required for this free event.
Thursday, May 25th at 6:30 PM: General Meeting of the Friends of the Warsaw Public Library
Storytime at the Library every Tuesday at 10:30 AM Year-Round
Thursdays, May 25th – August 31st at 4:00 PM Storytime at the Market Join Miss Mary at the library for stories, songs, and activities for toddler & preschool aged children & their caregivers Tuesdays & at the Farm and Artisan Market (140 N. Main) Thursdays. At the Market, children will hear stories and visit farm animals and have an opportunity to tend their own storytime garden throughout the summer.
Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 PM: Scrabble Squad
We love words at WPL, and would love to have you join the Scrabble Squad. Beginners Welcome. All materials provided. Bring yourself, or bring a team. Meet-up with others interested in the game of scrabble. Refreshments provided! Led by Claire Morgan, Coach of the Genesee Wyoming Catholic Scrabble Club. No Registration.
Thursday, June 15, 1:00 – 4:00: Middle School Maker Day
Come explore high and low tech creativity! Build a reading fort for the children at the library this summer! Drop-in hands-on maker activities.
No registration required. For ages 12 and older
Tuesday, June 20, 3:00 PM: Me, The Super Hero! *
Join Mary Beth Dolan from StART HERE Studio and learn how to turn yourself into a SUPERHERO! Answer a few questions and then use those answers to create your portrait of the ultimate super hero. (Or super villain if you’re so inclined.) No registration. For ages 7 and older.
Monday, June 26, 1:00 PM: Wildlife Rockstars (formerly Defenders)
A Warsaw favorite returns this year with more native and exotic animals, birds, reptiles and more. No registration required. For all ages.
Monday, June 26: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off!
Registration for Build a Better World Summer Reading Program begins at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 26th. This free program encourages participants of all ages to build a better world through the joy of reading. Pick up your summer reading passport the week of 6/26 and return each week to have your passport stamped and enter that week’s chance drawings or choose an immediate prize. Instructions included in passport.
Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 PM: Mixed Media Workshop *
Join Artist Kim Argenta from Art Ah La Carte and create your own abstract piece of work using a variety of materials. Registration is required beginning 6/12. Space is limited. For ages 7 and older.
Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 PM: Readers’ Circle Book Discussion
Join us for a discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
No registration required. Led by Professor Norm Gayford
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 PM: Watercolor Workshop *
Learn how you can be a watercolor artist. Create your own work of watercolor art with step-by-step- instruction from artist, Kim Argenta of Art Ah La Carte. Registration is required beginning 6/12. Space is limited.
For ages 12 and older.
Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 11:00 – 4:00: Make- it Mondays
Drop-in every Monday in July for a variety of hands-on maker activities. There’s something for everyone with high and low tech. options every week. For all ages
Tuesday, July 11, 1:00 PM: Puppetry Workshop *
Build your own puppet with guidance from Josh Rice, instructor at Sarah Lawrence College & Co-Founder of Shake on the Lake Theater, who studied puppetry in Japan (among other places). Ages 12 and older. Registration is required beginning 6/12.
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 PM : Kelly’s Old Timers *
Join us during Valley Fest on the lawn of the Artisan Villa (140 N. Main) for square dancing and old-time American dance standards and jazz numbers from the 1920s through the 1950’s.
7/13-7/15 Friends of the WPL Valley Fest. Used Book Sale
Thursday & Friday, 9-5, Saturday Bag Sale, 9-12
Tuesday, July 18, 1:00 PM: Omnipresent Puppet Theater*
Presentation of The Three Little Pigs. No registration required.All ages.
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 PM: Shake on the Lake Discussion
Join us as we discuss this year’s Shake on the Lake selection, Romeo and Juliet. Learn about this year’s production with members of the cast and crew. Led by Professor Norm Gayford. This discussion is for teens and adults. Visit shakeonthelake.org for this year’s touring schedule.
Tuesday, July 25, 1:00 PM: Buffalo Zoomobile
The zoo is coming to you! No registration required. For all ages.
Thursday, July 27, 5:30 PM: Cook Around the World
A Cook Book Club for Adults, Teens and Children (with supervision)
Join us for a World Culinary Tour prepared by you! Choose recipes from the books, The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them or Passport on a Plate: A Round-the World Cookbook for Children.Copies at the circulation desk and in the catalog. Prepare and share your culinary creation! Provide a copy of the recipe used and list any changes made for patron awareness.
Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 PM: Checkers Variety Show Checkers returns to Warsaw performing comedy, magic, juggling, and educational fun for all ages.
August 3rd: Amber Lantern Pulled Pork Friends Fundraiser Enjoy delicious catering provided by the Amber Lantern Brewing Company. Menu, pricing, and ticket information to follow.
Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, & 28 4:00-5:00: Literary Legos Let stories inspire your lego play! A new story and theme each week! No registration. For ages 6 and older
Programs denoted with an * are funded by the Arts Council For Wyoming County
Children’s programs funded by Friends & The Gillen Family Giving Back Fund