News & Events
* Calling local published authors…: on Sunday, April 30, 2017, AWPL will hold the first Warwick Literary Festival. The Festival will feature national, regional and local authors and their fiction and non-fiction books for adults. We are seeking local authors to participate in the Festival and offer their books for sale through our authorized bookseller, Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe. Authors will be able to interact with the public and sign books. To convey interest in participating or to request additional information, please email email@example.com by February 15. Please provide complete contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!
* Warwick Cafe Reading Project: Albert Wisner Public Library is participating in Operation 451 with libraries throughout the country. All libraries promote knowledge, service to others and the free expression of ideas. Operation 451 is the library community’s response to forces of intolerance and ignorance that seek to divide neighbors, communities and the country. To reaffirm AWPL’s dedication to libraries' basic principles, the winter selection for the Warwick Café Reading Project is Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic novel on the importance of freedom of information. Free copies of Fahrenheit 451 are available in the following local cafes: Caffé a la Mode, Sugar Shack, Noble Pies Café, Jean Claude’s Patisserie, Conscious Fork Café and Tuscan Café. Please read, discuss and share it with others.
For more information about Operation 451, see this post by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. To review the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights, consult the Library's materials selection policy.
* College Scholarship: the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the topic of its 11th annual college scholarship essay competition. Any college-bound high school senior who resides within the Warwick Valley Central School District is eligible to submit an essay. Here are the details.
* Family Central Digital Life Survey: Family Central will be hosting and moderating three workshops this winter on families' digital habits and concerns (see the Library's Newsletter for dates and topics.) To supplement the workshops with information gathered from our community, Family Central has created a short survey for local students and parents/caregivers. The survey should take about 5 minutes and responses are anonymous. Please take the survey today!