Warren Public Library is Busy in April-2010!

The WPL has a diverse list of events planned for April-2010.  Please mark your calendars with the following:

– A POETRY SLAM  on Monday, April 12 at the WPL from 6:30-8PM.  Bring two original poems, 3-minutes or less in length, for recitation, performance, and competition.  Geof Hewitt will host the fun and entertaining evening.  We are looking for Slam participants and audience members.  Light refreshments will be served;

“WHEN CULTURES MEET”- BOOK DISCUSSION on Thursday, April 15 at the WPL-9:30AM.  VHC Scholar, Rachael Cohen, will lead the discussion about “Changes in the Land” by WM. Cronon;

ADULT ONLINE CATALOG TRAINING on Tuesday, April 20 at the WPL from 11AM-Noon.  Please call the WPL (496-3913) to register as participants will need login and password info before class; and

ARMCHAIR TRAVELOGUE on Tuesday, April 27 at Evergreen Place (Waitsfield) at Noon.  This travel series about Greece  includes reading lists, speakers and international cuisine.  Please call Lorraine (496-2543), at least 24 hours ahead, for lunch reservations.

Call the Warren Library (496-3913) or Gail Hietzker (583-1935) for additional information.


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“A Mountain Love Affair: The Story of Mad River Glen”

Mary Kerr, author of the book “A Mountain Love Affair: The Story of Mad River Glen”, will be speaking at the Warren Public Library on Sunday, March 7th at 2PM.  Besides spotlighting some Valley personalities, Kerr’s book tells the story of many dedicated people who maintained one man’s vision to offer mountain skiing experiences more for recreation than profit.  She will also talk about the various aspects of her life as a Mad River Valley resident.  This presentation is free and open to the public of all ages, but we do suggest seat reservations.  Please call the Warren Library (496-3913) or Gail Hietzker (583-1935) for seat reservations and/or additional information.  A reception will start at 1:30PM and Kerr will speak from 2-3PM.

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Alas, no more radio shows!

The Warren Public Library has turned out to be so busy in the new location…that I’ve had to give up doing our radio show, Book Talk, on WMRW 95.1 FM.

I’ll leave all the book lists up for a little longer, in case someone is trying to remember the title of a book mentioned on a past show.

Thanks for the support,

Deborah Kahn, Director, Warren Public Library

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The Warren Public Library Trustees and staff  invite  library patrons and MRV friends to participate in our February – 2010, LOVE YOUR WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY MONTH.   Hand in your fill-in-the-blank Valentine, to be displayed on Town Meeting Day, with “I love the Warren Library because” sentiments.  You may also want to contribute to our WPL Wish List – consisting of miscellaneous library needs – plus books, videos and audio books we would like to add to our current collection.

                  WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY WISH LIST – 2010

1.  “Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future” by Saleem H. Ali – Book, Price: $30.00;

2.  “Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America” by Rich Benjamin – Book, Price: $24.99;

3.  “Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age” by Kurt W. Beyer – Book, Price: $27.95:

4.  “Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers and Other Media Stereotypes” by Lyn Brown – Book, Price: $25.99;

5.  “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to Present” by Gail Collins – Book, Price: $27.99;

6.  “Christmas List” by Richard Paul Evans – Book, Price:$19.99;

7.  “American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn” by John Greenlee – Book, Price:$34.95;

8.”Fitness Swimming” by Emmett Hines – Paperback, Price: $18.95;

9.  “Unlikely Allies” by Joel Richard Paul – Book, Price: 25.95;

10. “Women’s Home Workout Bible” by Brad Schoebfield – Paperback, Price: 19.95;

11. “1st Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival” by Ken Wheaton – Paperback, Price:$15.00; and

12. A gently used vacuum cleaner for general library maintenance.

This list will be updated weekly.  Please call the WPL at 496-3913 if you can donate, purchase or help purchase one of our “Wish List” items.

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Radio Program – January 22, 2010 – Lifecycle Resources

Generation Myspace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence: How Social Networking is Changing Everything About Friendship, Gossip, Sex, Drugs, and our Kids’ Vallues by Candice M. Kelsey (305.235 Parenting/Children’s)

Is It a Big Problem or a Little Problem? When to Worry, When Not to Worry, and What to Do by Amy Egan et al (649 Is Parenting/Children’s)

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn (649.1 Parenting/Children’s)

Baby Names Now: From Classic to Cool–The Very Last Word on First Names by Linda Rosenkrantz & Pamela Redmond Satran (929.4 R Parenting/Children’s)

The Rough Guide to Travel with Babies and Young Children (910.202 Ras Parenting/Children)

Divorce with Decency: The Complete How-To Handbook and Survivor’s Guide to the Legal, Emotional, Economic, and Social Issues by Bradley A. Coates (306.890973 Coa New Materials)

Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief by Dale McGowan, Molleen Matsumura, Amanda Metskas, and Jan Devor (649 Rai New Materials)

You and Your Aging Parents: The American Bar Association Guide to Legal, Financial & Health Care Issues (646.7 You New Materials)

Caregiving Tips A-Z: Alzheimer’s and other Dementias by Starr Calo-oy (616.831 Cal Wall Shelves)

The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget by Kale L. Harrison (395.2 Har New Materials)

Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Keep Your Kids Healthy by Stuart H. Ditchek and Russell H. Greenfield (618.92 Dit New Materials)

Special-Needs Kids Eat Right: Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive: Covers autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and other conditions by Judy Converse (618.92 Con New Materials)

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Meet Author, Laurel Neme, of the book “Animal Investigations”

Laurel Neme, author of the book “Animal Investigations”, will speak at the Warren Public Library on Sunday, Feb.7, at 2PM.  This lecture, geared for adults and youth over 10 years of age, gives a fascinating look at animal product smuggling and ways scientists work to stop it.  The author discusses some undercover wildlife trafficking cases and how they were solved. 

Neme, living in Shelburne (VT), has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Treasury.  Currently an international consultant specializing in natural resource management, she will be starting a new radio program on CSI Animal Forensics in the fall.  This educational program is free and open to the public, but we are requesting seat reservations. Please call the library (496-3913) or Gail Hietzker (583-1935) for reservations.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Radio Program – January 8, 2010 – Two Views of Finance

The Big Book of Jobs 2009-2010 Edition from the Editors of McGraw Hill & the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (new 331.7020973 Big)

The Best Jobs for the 21st Century by Ronald & Caryl Rae Krannich (wall shelf 331.7 K)

Mortgages 101: Quick Answers to Over 250 Critical Questions About Your Home Loan by David Reed (new 332.7 Ree, soon to move to wall shelf)

The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents by Stacey L. Bradford (new 332.0240085 Bra)

The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less by Jeff Yeager (new 332.024 Yea)

Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future by Fred Brock (wall shelf 332.024 B)

Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference Can Save Your Financial Life by Jon Hanson (wall shelf 332.024 Han)

The Ascent of Money: a Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson (audio CDs 330.09)

Pay it Down! From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day by Jean Chatzky (wall shelf 332.024 Cha)

Flat Broke in the Free Market: How Globalization Fleeced Working People by Jon Jeter (new 306.3 Jet)

The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler (wall shelf 305.5 Shi)

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (wall shelf 305.369 E)

The Challenge to Power: Money, Investing, and Democracy by John C. Harrington (Wall shelf 332.63 Har)

Discussion Course on Choices for Sustainable Living by the Northwest Earth Institute (wall shelf 332.7)

Lifting the Yoke: Local Solutions to America’s Farm and Food Crisis by Ron  Krupp (new 338.1973)

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben (wall shelf 306.3 Mck)

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