"I am completely smitten with the Lunch with Books patrons...who welcomed me like a long-lost cousin. It takes two to have a successful reading: an enthusiastic presenter and an engaged audience, and boy did the stars align for us." -Marie Manilla, Still Life with Plums

"Lunch With Books is an outstanding program -- one of the best in the country." -NPR Journalist Matthew Algeo, The President is a Sick Man

"With a new book in hand, I’ve visited a lot of libraries lately, and I think the Ohio County Public Library is my all-time favorite. People are kind and welcoming, and deeply appreciate a visiting writer." -Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (National Book Award)

“I wanted the book launch to be at Lunch With Books because it is the best library book program in West Virginia and because Wheeling and the Wheeling area was centrally involved in so many of the firsts in West Virginia sports.” –Bob Barnett, Hillside Fields: A History of Sports in West Virginia

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007


This summer the Ohio County Public Library is hosting the second annual Summer Monday Movie Matinee series. The theme for this summer’s series is "Books to Film." All of the films shown will be examples of books converted into motion pictures. Beginning June 4, most Mondays at 2 o’clock in the library’s air-conditioned auditorium, a movie will be projected onto the big screen. Drinks and popcorn will be provided for patrons free of charge. The movies to be shown include:

June 4 The Da Vinci Code (book by Dan Brown)
June 11 The Motorcycle Diaries (book by Che Guevara)
June 18 East of Eden (book by John Steinbeck)
June 25 To Kill a Mockingbird (book by Harper Lee)
July 2 Memoirs of a Geisha (book by Arthur Golden)
July 16 Il Postino (book by Antonio Skarmeta)
July 23 Night of the Hunter (book by Davis Grubb)
July 30 Sea Monster Double Feature (noon): Moby Dick & Jaws (books by Herman Melville and Peter Benchley)
Aug 6 Behind the Sun (based on the book Broken April by Ismail Kadare)
Aug 13 Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday Double Feature (noon): Stage Fright & Notorious
(books by Selwyn Jepson & John Taintor Foote)

Like all library programs, the movies are free and open to the public. To confirm start times and for more information, please call the library at 304-232-0244.

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Top Ten Lunch With Books Programs

Program; Presenter; Attendance; Date

1. SAENGERFEST; Eintracht German Singing Society; 200; 07-17-10

2. A Lucky Child; Auschwitz Survivor Judge Thomas Buergenthal; 198; 03-04-11

3. Fashion Show; Civil War 150; 194; 11-20-11

4. Ruanaidh; Art Rooney, Jr. and Jim O'Brien; 168; 06-15-10

5. Follow the River; James Alexander Thom; 160; 06-05-08

6. Warwood Memories; 157; 12-18-12

7. The Quiet Man Pub Reading; 150; 08-30-12

8. Wheeling Then and Now; Sean Duffy; 146; 09-07-10

9. Bloch Brother Tobacco; Stuart Bloch; 131; 04-27-10

10. Reasons to Believe; Dr. Scott Hahn; 126; 08-21-07

Book Discussion Groups

The Ohio County Public Library facilitates book discussion groups for both young adults and adults. Currently, the OCPL offers two adult groups, which meet on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month.

In addition to its own growing collection, the OCPL has access to the book discussion collection of the West Virginia Library Commission.

To join or form a book discussion group, or for more information, please call 304-232-0244.

Meeting of the Minds Philosophy Group

The Meeting of the Minds Philosophic Inquiry Forum is facilitated by David Weimer. The group meets virtually every Tuesday at 6 PM. Call the library for meeting room locations.

For more information, visit www.firstknowthyself.org/m&mphilosophy.htm or contact group organizer, David Weimer, at 740 526-0985 or by email at dwwweimer@comcast.net..