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Notice: The Local History & Genealogy Center will be CLOSED on Saturday, August 2, due to the FOWL Book Sale at the Main Library.

Adult Programs & Special Events

All library programs and events are free and open to the public. No reservations are required unless noted.

Check the library calendar to see all library events for children, teens, and adults.



Summer Reading Programs


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The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library's free Summer Reading Programs take place June 2 - August 2, 2014.


Summer Reading Programs provide an opportunity for children, teens, and adults to join in a fun activity and earn prizes along the way!


Find out more here - Summer Reading Programs.



Friends of the Warren Library Annual Book Sale 

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The Friends of the Warren Library (FOWL) invite the community to their annual book sale held the first weekend in August at the Main Library in Warren.

Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 3 from 1 - 3 p.m.

The book sale will be located on the second floor of the Main Library in the Thomas Meeting Room and in the adjacent hall and conference room.

Sale materials are sorted into over 20 categories for children, teens, and adults, with thousands of paperback and hardback books available at bargain prices.


It's 'Bag Day' on Sunday, when the Friends provide a standard size paper bag that customers can fill for just $2.

Cash or check with proper identification will be accepted. There will be no credit card sales. The use of electronic scanning devices is not permitted during the book sale.


Members Only Sale (open to current FOWL members only; membership runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31): Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. For FOWL membership information, visit the Main Library or find a membership form here. FOWL uses funds generated by the book sale to support programs and services of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.



  • The Main Library will be open for regular business on Saturday during the book sale but will be closed on Sunday.
  • The Local History & Genealogy Center - which is usually open on Saturdays - will be closed on August 2 due to the book sale.



Perennial Swap

Wednesday, August 27

6 PM

Liberty Branch Library


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Bring in your perennials to swap with others! Visit the Liberty Branch Library for details and swap criteria. Registration is required; call the library at (330) 759-2589.


The perennial swap event is free and open to the public.






Book Discussion Group

Join our librarians for lively discussions about popular and thought-provoking books!  Meets at the Main Library in Warren.



Thursday, August 14 at 2 p.m.: Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer



Sci-Fi Book Group

Thursday, July 17

6:30 PM

At the Main Library in Warren



A Science Fiction and Fantasy book discussion group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Main Library in Warren.


Science Fiction and Fantasy fans (ages 16 and up) are invited to participate in the group dedicated to these popular genres. It's a wide-ranging, free-form discussion looking at new and not-so-new topics and titles!


Contact the Reference Department at the Main Library for more information; 330-399-8807 ext. 200.



Civil War Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group
at the Howland Branch Library

In commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial, we're reading and discussing novels that are set during the Civil War.

The next book to be discussed is:

The Battle of the Crater


The Battle of the Crater by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen
Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.


More books related to Civil War historical fiction will be read and discussed at future meetings. The group is free and open to the public; read the book, then join in the discussion!

Contact Jeffrey Eling, Howland Branch manager, at (330) 856-2011 to register and for more information about borrowing or purchasing the book.







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The W-TCPL has received a grant to provide Civil War programming during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This was made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with The Library of America and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. We'll be planning programs at the Main Library over the coming months.


The grant includes access to select online Readers of original source material from an anthology series entitled The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It, published by The Library of America. We have created a blog for interested participants to read the materials and then join in an online discussion led by Jeff Eling, Howland Branch Manager.


To read the Civil War materials and comment about them, visit the blog at