Dec 11th, 2007, The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom and Wanderings with Jim Joyce
On Tuesday, December 11, Pittsburgh resident and former Wheeling teacher Jim Joyce will present a tribute to the bicycle by and for those who ride. Joyce is the editor of a new book called The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom, & Wanderings. It is a celebration of the bicycle by people who love to ride—a tribute to one of the finest, most efficient, useful machines ever invented. The book is packed with original stories, narratives and cartoons from a talented corps of writers and cartoonists, covering cycling fact, humor, recollection, commentary, or prediction, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe and North Africa. Editor Jim Joyce is the founder of Bikexchange.com. He contributes several of his own stories to the book, and plans to donate 15% of his royalties in equal shares to SoldierRide, the League of American Bicyclists, and the United States Association of Blind Athletes’ tandem cycling program. Published by Satya House Publications, The Bicycle Book will be available November 2007 via http://www.satyahouse.com/. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase and signing at Lunch With Books. Schedules permitting, Jim will be joined by Andy Wallen of Wheelcraft Bicycles, book contributor and Wheeling attorney Jay T. McCamic, and Wheeling area graphic artist Kate O'Kelley. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 for more information.
Dec 18th, 2007, Madison School Choir
The Madison School Choir will visit Lunch With Books to sing a selection of Christmas favorites.
March 4th 2008, WV Author Meredith Sue Willis
On Tuesday, January 15th at noon celebrated West Virginia author Meredith Sue Willis will visit the Ohio County Public Library’s Lunch With Books program. Willis is the award winning author of several works of fiction, including Higher Ground, Only Great Changes, and Oradell at Sea. She has also written several books about writing and the teaching of writing, including Personal Fiction Writing, Blazing Pencils, and Deep Revision. The versatile author’s recent books include the children’s novel Billie of Fish House Lane, a collection of short stories called Dwight's House and Other Stories, and a science fiction novel for young adults, The City Built of Starships. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 for more information.
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