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.
Thursdays, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, and 8/30 at 4:00 PM: Storytime at the Market
Miss Mary presents storytime at 4:00 PM Thursdays at the Farm & Artisan Market at the Villa (130 North Main) After stories, visit with a farm yard friend! Children can also 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.
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 AM: Russian Fairy Tales
Storytellers from Kazakhstan will delight audiences of all ages. Tea and Refreshments served. No registration.
Monday, June 25 – Saturday, August 4: Libraries Rock! Warsaw’s Summer Reading Program
June 25: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off!
Registration for “Reading Rocks” Summer Reading Program begins at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 25th. Pick up your tracker for all ages. Adults, Write in the title of the book you are reading. (Audiobooks and ebooks count too). For those under age 18, write in the approximate number of minutes you read or listened and return each week from July 2 to August 4 to have your tracker stamped and to enter that week’s drawings or receive an immediate prize. Drawings and prizes change weekly. For those under 18, return your completed tracker by Friday, 8/31 and receive a free ice cream cone coupon to Yummies too!
Tuesday, June 26, 1:00 PM: Explore the World Around Wyoming County Kick-Off: Visit Mexico!
We are teaming up with Wyoming County libraries and the Arts Council for Wyoming County to bring Explore & More Children’s Museum’s Culture Days programming to Warsaw Public Library and the surrounding libraries in Wyoming County. At WPL, We are visiting Mexico! Tacos and monarch butterflies are not the only important things that come from Mexico. Learn about life in Mexico with a rich collection of artifacts and images, games, crafts, snacks, and more. Learn more here http://cultureforkids.exploreandmore.org/
This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County
Travel to the different libraries around Wyoming County and learn about various cultures. Explore traditions, languages, taste ethnic foods, make crafts and more.
Pick up your passport at any participating Wyoming County library listed below and have it stamped at each program. Receive a ticket and enter that library’s drawing for their grand prize basket!
Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 PM: “Mexico” at Warsaw Public Library
Monday, July 9 at 5:30 PM: “Yemen” at Pike Library
Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 PM: “China” at Eagle Free Library (Bliss)
Tuesday, July 17 at 4:00 PM: “Germany” at Cordelia A Greene Library (Castile)
Wednesday, July 25 at 1:30 PM: “Japan” at Stevens Memorial Library (Attica)
Monday, July 30 at 1:00 PM: “South Africa” at Arcade Library
Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00 PM: “Burma” at Wyoming Library
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 PM: Readers’ Circle The Great American Read Discussion
Warsaw Public Library is participating in the Great American Read PBS . Read a book from the list and join us to discuss why your selection should (or shouldn’t be) THE GREAT AMERICAN READ. See below for more details and follow the Great American Read on facebook.”THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.THE GREAT AMERICAN READ premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8/7c on PBS stations with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. Then in the fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Episodes from the series will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors, and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite book.”Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/
Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 pm: Thinking About Retirement?
Social Security is often 40-50 % of a retiree’s total income in retirement. Join Tim Talbot for an educational workshop to learn 5 strategies to help maximize Social Security. Reservations Required. Call Carrie @ 716-206-0346 Ext. 2 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Social Security be there for me?
What is a switch strategy?
How can I make the most of my benefits?
How much will I receive in benefits?
How and when should I apply to maximize?
Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 PM: Mexican Folk Doll Making
Kathleen Rumfola from Artfully Elegant Folk Dolls will teach us how to make Mexican Folk Dolls. All Material Provided. No registration required. For ages 8 and older (Or younger with adult supervision/assistance)
This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County
Thursday, June 28, 1:00 PM : Mexican Papel Picado Cut Paper
Mary Beth Dolan from StART HERE Studio will lead this instructional class on the Mexican folk art of paper-cutting. Participants will make a Day of the Dead themed cut paper art piece. For ages 8 and up. No registration required. Made possible through an Arts Council for Wyoming County Grant.
Tuesday, July 3, 1:00 PM: REPCO Wildlife Encounters
Join us for a live reptile presentation by REPCO Wildlife Encounters!
Tuesday, July 3, 5:00 PM: Closing Early for the Fireman’s Parade
Come cheer on the WPL “Libraries Rock” Float
Tuesday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day
Mondays, July 9*, 16, 23*, & 30; 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM: Drop-In for Maker Mondays
Drop-in for a variety of hands-on maker activities on Make- it Mondays. There’s something for everyone with high and low tech. options every week. Activities for ages 8 and up. No registration.
In addition to our Make-it Mondays drop-in:
On July 9th’s Maker Monday, we will have interns from the Pioneer Library System presenting “Science Rocks at 1:00 PM and At July 23rd’s Maker Monday, they are bringing Finch Robots at 1:00 pm!
Tuesday, July 10, 1:00 PM : Sounds & Sweet Airs: The Exploration & Creation of Dramatic Music
Chad Bradford, Artistic Director from Shake on the Lake will lead a workshop where participants will explore the process of composing and choosing music to enhance a dramatic experience. Ages 11 and older. Adults Welcome! This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County
Thursday, July 12-Saturday, July 14:Friends of The WPL Valley Fest. Used Book Sale
The friends can not accept older/antique books, textbooks , or encyclopedias for donation. Books must be in good, resale condition.
Thursday and Friday 9-5, Saturday Bag Sale, 9-12
Adult Hardcovers $1
Adult Paperbacks .50 cents
Children’s and Teens Books .50 cents
Audiobooks and DVDs $1
VHS Tapes .50 cents
Saturday from 9 am – 12 PM Bag Sale. Fill a bag for $1
Friday, July 13, 1:00 PM: Wildlife Rockstars
A Warsaw favorite, Wildlife Rockstars returns this year to celebrate Valley Fest. and “Libraries Rock!” Visit with native and exotic animals, birds, reptiles, and more! No registration required. For all ages. This event is being sponsored by the The Looking Glass Salon and The Friends of the Warsaw Public Library on the lawn of the Artisan Villa.
Tuesday, July 17, 2:00 PM: Rhythm Connect: Drumming Through the Jungle
Join Ed Keegan from Rhythm Connect . In his program, Drumming through the Jungle, Mr. Keegan utilizes his children’s book, “Drumming with Dexter” with young children and their caregivers to learn in rhythm through hands on, experiential opportunities using a variety of rhythmic instruments. No Registration Required. For All Ages. This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County
Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 PM: Readers’ Circle with Shake on the Lake
Join us as we discuss this year’s Shake on the Lake selection, Richard III. 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. Reserve your copy of Shakespeare’s tragedy of Richard III at OWWL.org.
Thursday, July 19, 1:00 PM: Stop Motion Animation Class: (GIFs Using Collage Methods)
Join Artist- Educator Samantha Strathearn and explore/learn storyboarding, stop motion animation with found images, and GIF making. For ages 11 and up. This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County
Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 PM: Omnipresent Puppet Theater Presents, “The Little Mermaid”
We are welcoming back Omnipresent Puppet Theater this year for their production of “The Little Mermaid.”
All ages. This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County
Thursday, July 26, 6:00 PM: I’m So Glassy Jewelry Making
Join Mary Shanahan from I’m So Glassy and make fused glass jewelry. Ages 10 and older. Young Children must have adult supervision present. Registration is required. Limited to 20 participants. This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County
Tuesday, July 31, 1:00 PM: Try Your Hand at Printmaking
Artist –Educator Samantha Strathearn returns to lead a workshop where participants will be introduced to several expressive printmaking methods and create their own abstract pieces or more representational artworks. 10 and older. Adults Welcome.This program is made possible through a community arts grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County.
Thursday, August 2, 3:00 PM: Rock the Ukulele!
Mr. Gayford, Jr/Sr Vocal Music Teacher from Warsaw Central leads this introductory ukulele workshop for ages 8 to adults. Ukuleles provided or bring your own and learn how to rock the uke! Registration is required.
Thursday, August 2, 6:00 PM: Friends “Amber Lantern” Pulled Pork BBQ Fundraiser
Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Warsaw Public Library’s annual Pulled Pork BBQ Fundraiser, catered by Amber Lantern Brewing!
Includes pulled pork, roll, coleslaw & macaroni and cheese
Dinner $10.00 – Take Out Only – Pickup between 5:00-6:00 pm
at Warsaw Public Library (lower side entrance)
Pre-orders only by July 24th
Saturday, August 4, 11:00 AM: Learn to Spin Wool
Join Laurel Hendershott as she teaches a two-hour class about wool from sheep, methods of wool preparation, and spinning using drop spindles and spinning wheels. See wool transformed from raw material to hand-spun yarn, and learn the basics to do it yourself. No previous skill required. Materials and equipment provided, with an opportunity to purchase a drop spindle to take home and continue spinning after the class. Ages 8 to adults. Registration is required.
Thursday, August 9, 2:00 PM: Pop-Up Card Art with Cheryl from Wyoming Library
Learn how to make beautiful 3 dimensional greeting cards that pop with Cheryl Northrup from Wyoming Library.! She will teach you introductory and advanced card making skills. Ages 10 to adult. All supplies provided. Registration not required.
Monday, August 20, to Friday, August 24, from 1 to 4 PM: Puppet Theater Camp
Free performance on Friday, August 24, Open to friends and family.
For ages 11 and up. You must attend all 5 sessions.
This is a free camp.
Please register at the library by August 1.
Call 585-786-5650 or email email@example.com
Monday: What Are We Doing?
Getting to know you. How do puppets tell a story? We will explore different kinds of puppets and the kinds of stories you want to tell.
Tuesday: Decision Day
We will decide the stories we want to tell and what puppets we need to make.
Wednesday: Build It!
Constructing our puppets and our scripts.
Thursday: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse!
Finishing construction, and starting putting it all together.
Friday: Rehearse and Perform at the Warsaw Grange
We will set up a performance space at the Warsaw Grange and invite Friends and Family to join us at 4:30 PM to tell them our stories.
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!
Ongoing: Tuesday Tech Time @ Your Library
Technology Enrichment & Collaborative Help By Appointments Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm
Free technology help is available Tuesdays by appt. Simply stop in at the circulation desk or call 786-5650 to schedule 1:1 guided assistance. We may not have all the answers, but we’ll be on hand to help.
- Computer and Internet Basics
- Email set up and use
- Microsoft Office
- Download eBooks, Audiobooks, and Digital Magazines
- Digital Devices and eReaders
- Resume and Job Applications
Schedule Tuesday Tech Time @ Your Library!