"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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Friday, June 1, 2007

Lunch With Books To Welcome Author Jeanne Mozier

On Thursday, June 7 at noon, noted West Virginia author Jeanne Mozier will be featured at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling as a part of the library’s Wild, Wonderful, & Weird West Virginia Week. An award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction, Mozier is the author of the most popular travel book on the state –Way Out in West Virginia, a Must-have Guide to the Oddities and Wonders of the Mountain State, now in its fifth printing. Way Out was voted best book about West Virginia in 2006 by Graffiti. Her coffee-table book with photographer Steve Shaluta, Wonders of West Virginia, was released in November 2005 and is currently in its second printing.

Mozier has more than thirty attractions in the Wheeling area featured in Way Out including the Victoria Vaudeville Theater, Coleman's fish sandwiches and various aspects of Oglebay Institute and Resort. "I found the Northern Panhandle one of the most wonder and oddity rich regions of the state," said Mozier.

Mozier is a regular contributor of general travel articles to several publications and writes about her adopted home state of West Virginia for a variety of publications including Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, Valley Home and Style and the West Virginia Encyclopedia. She also wrote the only guide to the Eastern Panhandle, Panhandle Paradise, currently out of print. Her short stories are included in three volumes of Tales from the Springs.

Jeanne lives in Berkeley Springs where she has been a well-known figure for 30 years, promoting tourism and the arts. One of her favorite tasks is serving as the Voice of the Apple Butter Festival. Together with her husband Jack Soronen, Jeanne owns and operates the vintage Star Theatre, a neighborhood movie house.

Jeanne also serves on the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Her service awards include Distinguished West Virginian and in October 2006, a national award as a Classic Woman from Traditional Home magazine. Jeanne holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia universities.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring lunch. Free beverages are provided. Please call the library at6 304-232-0244 for more information.

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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..