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CLOSING NOTICE: The Main Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday.

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.

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Lives change @ your library this National Library Week, April 13 - 19

Today's libraries help make both print and digital information affordable, available, and accessible to all people. Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, and many other creative and resourceful programs.

The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and its Friends of the Library groups are celebrating National Library Week by inviting the community to the following open houses:

Cortland Branch Library - on Wednesday, April 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Howland Branch Library - on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Liberty Branch Library - on Thursday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 6 p.m.

Brookfield Branch Library - on Thursday, April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Lordstown Branch Library - on Thursday, April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Main Library in Warren - stop in during the week and look for the National Library Week display to find out how you can enter to win a prize courtesy of the Friends of the Warren Library!


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.


Book Discussion Group

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



Thursday, May 8 at 2 PM: Love and Lament by John Milliken Thompson



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eBook Classes at the Main Library

Friday, April 25 at 2 PM: For Tablet

Friday, May 23 at 2 PM: For Nook


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 a personal reading device. Library staff will show you how to find eBooks from the digital catalog on the library website and how to transfer the content to your device through one of our service applications, either OverDrive or Freading.

Each class will be focused on one specific format. Participants should bring their fully charged device and its computer connection cable to the class.


Registration is required; call (330) 399-8807 ext. 200 to sign up for a class.



Sci-Fi Book Group

Thursday, April 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.




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Journey Stories

June 24-28, 2014

Downtown Warren


Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day event that combines living history presentations, education, musical entertainment, theater, and audience interaction in an exciting cultural event the entire community can enjoy.


Evening activities will take place under a red and white striped tent, which will be located on the grounds near the Kinsman House along Mahoning Avenue in downtown Warren. Live local music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Then at 7:30 p.m., one of the scholars portrays a historical figure, giving a unique monologue that showcases the importance of that individual. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the performer, both in and out of character.

Daytime workshops to provide additional insight into the characters will be held each day at the Main Library in Warren. Youth workshops will take place at 11 a.m. and adult workshops begin at 2 p.m. These workshops are not living history performances and will be presented by the scholars out of character.

All Ohio Chautauqua activities are free and open to the public. There are no reservations required.

The schedule for the daytime workshops and evening performances is as follows:


11 a.m. Youth Workshop: "Eyes to the West," with Dianne Moran
2 p.m. Adult Workshop: "Titanic Surprises," with Debra Conner
6:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment
7:30 p.m. 1849'er J.G. Bruff, portrayed by Hank Fincken


11 a.m. Youth Workshop: "Picturing Nature," with Kevin Radaker
2 p.m. Adult Workshop: "Dr. King's Last Great Dream," with Marvin Jefferson
6:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment
7:30 p.m. Indian Captive Olive Anne Oatman, portrayed by Dianne Moran


11 a.m. Youth Workshop: "Carried Away," with Debra Conner
2 p.m. Adult Workshop: "The California Trail," with Hank Fincken
6:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment
7:30 p.m. Writer and Philosopher Henry David Thoreau, portrayed by Kevin Radaker


11 a.m. Youth Workshop: "The Power of the Written Word," with Marvin Jefferson
2 p.m. Adult Workshop: "Thoreau's Passion for the Wild," with Kevin Radaker
6:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment
7:30 p.m. Titanic Survivor Edith Russell, portrayed by Debra Conner


11 a.m. Youth Workshop: "Gold Fever," with Hank Fincken
2 p.m. Adult Workshop: "A Profound Destiny," with Dianne Moran
6:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment
7:30 p.m. Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr., portrayed by Marvin Jefferson


*Youth and adult workshops will be held at the Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.


*Musical entertainment and evening performances will be held under a red-and-white striped tent located near 321 Mahoning Ave. NW, downtown Warren.


Ohio Chautauqua is sponsored and presented by Ohio Humanities. It is hosted locally by the Tribune Chronicle and the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and is in partnership with Trumbull 100 and the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, with support from the Warren Library Association.



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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