"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, February 17, 2009

More Lincoln at the Library

Saturday, Feb 21st (Noon): Lincoln Scholar to Discuss Emancipation at Library

The Lunch With Books Lincoln Series at the Ohio County Public Library continues with Burrus Carnahan, lecturer at the George Washington University Law School, who will discuss his book, Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War on this Saturday, February 21 at noon. The book deals with how President Lincoln used the laws of war to define his constitutional powers as commander in chief. Mr. Carnahan is a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State and a specialist in arms control and the law of war. Due to its focus on Emancipation, the program is also a continuation of the library's celebrtation of Black History Month. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring lunch and free beverages are provided. Please call 304-232-0244 for more information.

Tuesday, Feb 24th (noon): Ghost of Lincoln at Library

Pamela Apkarian Russell, proprietor of the Castle Halloween Museum in Glen Dale, will return to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library on Tuesday, February 24 at noon. She will discuss her book Washington's Haunted Past: Capital Ghosts of America. The discussion will include Lincoln’s ghost and the counter conspiracies, etc. Also, look for a great display featuring vintage pre-1920 Lincoln's birthday postcards—a very colorful display with great graphics. The program is the final one in the library's series celebrating Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring lunch and free beverages are provided. Please call 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..