In a progressively digital world, it would seem that the role of libraries as community and cultural centers are undervalued and at times under fire.

In this age of technologically mediated lives, a public library’s cultural and community contributions are imperative. A library is more than just books and rows of computers. Libraries are places where people gather to discover, interact and imagine.

The Warsaw Community Public Library has much to offer the community in ways of clubs, programs, classes, etc. I would like to share some of the programs that are happening in October.

Starting in October, WCPL will be collaborating with WorkOne to hold job skills/computer classes at the library. These classes are free, for all ages and open to the public.

The October classes will be on resume development, job applications, interviewing and Powerpoint. Call or view our website for exact dates and time.

The library has many clubs that meet on a regular basis. For those who love games, there is a chess, a board game, and Minecraft club. For the crafty creative types, there is a yarn, quilting, cookbook and writing club.

On Monday and Oct. 23, we are offering two different painting classes with Carl Mosher and Susie Schaetzle, respectively. There is a fee and registration is required.

Friends of the Library will have a three-day book sale from the 25th to the 27th. Check the library’s calendar or website for times at

On Oct. 26, the library will be participating in the Warsaw Spooktacular. Bring the kids in for some good old-fashioned trick-or-treating.

From 6 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 30, there will be a discussion on race. David Kolbe will moderate a conversation about racism between the great-great-grandson of a slave-owner and the great- great-grandson of slaves.

There is something for everyone at the Warsaw Community Public library. If it’s been a while since you’ve been in, don’t you think it’s time to rediscover your library?