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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.

Midwives, Murder, and Witchcraft: Fact & Fiction in Renaissance England

Thursday, Sept. 18

6:30 PM

At the Cortland Branch Library

The Midwifes Tale

Mystery author Sam Thomas will speak about some of the themes he writes about, including fact and fiction about Renaissance England.


Thomas has a PhD in history with a focus on Reformation England and recently leaped from the tenure track into a teaching position at a secondary school near Cleveland, Ohio. His books include The Harlot's Tale: A Midwife Mystery and The Midwife's Tale.


Thomas' presentation is in conjunction with the recent announcement that the Cortland Branch Library was a winner in the Sisters in Crime "We Love Libraries" random monthly drawing. The library will receive a $1,000 grant to purchase books. Sisters in Crime is a world-wide organization offering networking, advice, and support to mystery authors.


The program is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.



Touch-A-Truck EventFire truck

Saturday, Sept. 27

11 AM - 12:30 PM

At the Liberty Branch Library


Join the fun as the Liberty Branch Library parking lot will be filled with many awesome vehicles! Stop by to get an up-close look at some amazing trucks and specialty vehicles. Come aboard the library Bookmobile, too!


Porgie the Clown 2013Porgie the Clown will be strolling around delighting us with his unique balloon animals.


Plus, the Friends of the Liberty Branch Library will provide apple cider and popcorn! Stop in to the library meeting room for the Friends' Book Sale, too!


For kids of all ages! No registration required for this FREE event!


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First Friday Lecture Series

A Family History Month Event: Care of Photographic MaterialsVintage family

Friday, Oct. 3 at 11 AM

At the Main Library in Warren


Pamela L. Speis, archivist at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, will discuss the proper care and preservation of photographs, from different photo formats to storage solutions.


Learn how to protect your family's photos and other heirlooms for future generations!


No reservations required. Free.


Monday Movie Matinees

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Join us to watch a classic movie shown on the big screen in the library meeting room, then join in a discussion following each film.


Monday, Sept. 15 at 2 PM

1957 Film, not rated; runtime 120 minutes.


Monday, Oct. 20 at 2 PM

1944 Film, not rated; runtime 98 minutes.


Monday, Nov. 17 at 2 PM

1949 Film, not rated; runtime 121 minutes.


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eBook Drop-In Help Sessions

Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 2 - 4 PM at the Liberty Branch Library

Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 2 - 4 PM at the Howland Branch Library


Learn how to check out eBooks free with your library card and download them onto your personal device! 


The library offers free digital content that you can download to your smartphone, iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other eReader, but learning how to get those eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital video and music to your personal device may be confusing at first.


Library staff will show you how to find materials in the catalog on the library website and how to transfer the content to your device.


Drop-in; no registration required.


Book Discussion Group

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


Thursday, September 11 at 2 p.m.: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Thursday, October 9 at 2 p.m.: This One is Mine by Maria Semple

Thursday, November 13 at 2 p.m.: My Name is Resolute by Nancy Turner


Sci-Fi Book Group

Thursday, Sept. 18

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.