Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

  • 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Help Desk 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Barry Wiesenfeld will review and expand upon the concepts explored in Part I of How Music Works.  He will discuss the components of music and how they work, as well as chords, melody and harmony.  No knowledge of music necessary - only a desire to learn!  Attendance at all four classes is strongly encouraged.

    AWPL Community Room
    Adult
    Teen
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

    Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

    A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

    Adult
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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  • 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Kathleen Georgalas at 986-1047, ext. 5 or kgeorgal@rcls.org

    An invitation  open to all  seniors who want to experience the joys and wonders of improvisational theater.  No prior experience needed, no lines to memorize - just enthusiasm and a willingness to participate. You don’t have to be “funny” to come to these sessions - but you will have fun!

    This program made possible by a generous gift from Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes and the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation.

    AWPL Community Room
    Adult
    Curious - need more info? Want to sign up? Call Kathleen at 986-1047 ext. 5
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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Help Desk 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Please Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dogs) chronicles certified professional dog trainer Lisa Edwards’ endearing and entertaining journey to ensure that her household survives and thrives when she introduces her son to her motley pack of animals. As Lisa knows all too well, the dog/child relationship is simultaneously treasured, misunderstood, and sometimes feared.  In a twist, Lisa's dog training techniques inevitably seep into how she navigates her first year with baby to mixed but enlightening results.

    Lisa includes her best training techniques for the everyday pet owner itemized at the end of each chapter. This book is important for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who have dogs and young children together and want to ensure safety for all.

    AWPL Community Room
    Adult
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Friday, October 7, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Come to Library to play Canasta with other game enthusiasts.  All skill levels are welcome.  The group meets every Friday at 1pm.  Questions?  Please call the Help Desk at (845) 986-1047, ext. 3.

    AWPL Gallery – Lower Level
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Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

  • 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lisa Laico at (845) 986-1047

    Come meet over 50 prominent and beloved authors and illustrators of children's books and celebrate children's literacy.  Authors and illustrators will gather on Railroad Avenue to autograph and inscribe their books (which will be available for purchase), chat with readers and share their love of the written word.  Admission is free and open to the public. 

    From 1:00-2:30 on Railroad Green, the beloved Uncle Brothers Band will perform a free children's concert.  Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair!  (There is no seating and the concert space is open-air.) There will also be free craft activities for children.  All are welcome.

    Railroad Green is surrounded by family-friendly restaurants and cafes, and is close to a park with a playground.  Shopping opportunities abound on Railroad Avenue and adjacent Main Street; Warwick's multiple apple orchards and farm markets are within a short drive of Railroad Avenue.

    Note:  in the event of rain, the Festival will be held indoors at Park Avenue School - 10 Park Avenue, Warwick (same hours - 11:00am-4:00pm).  The concert will still be held at 1:00pm. 

    The Warwick Children's Book Festival raises funds to support the programs and services of Albert Wisner Public Library.  Sponsors are longtime Library benefactors Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes and the Village of Warwick.  The Festival's partner and bookseller is Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe.   

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    Teen
    Children
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Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm