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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Peacemaking and Organic Farming

On June 22 at noon, peace activist and author Art Gish will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library to lead a dialogue on nonviolent peacemaking in the Middle East. Mr. Gish has been active in peace and social justice work for the past fifty years, beginning with work as a conscientious objector. He worked in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and has actively opposed United States involvement in wars since his youth. He has been working with Christian Peacemaker Teams in the Middle East since 1995. Gish is the author of Beyond the Rat Race (1972), Living in Christian Community (1979), and Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking (2001). He also operates Dutch Creek Community, an organic farm in Athens, Ohio. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are provided. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 for more information.

1 comment:

Ray V. Foss, PKB said...

Quote from Wheeling News-Register, August 1, 2010 by Linda Comins, e-mail: Comins@news-register.net

A representative of Ohio Valley PEACE related that internationally-known peace activist Art Gish - who made a controversial appearance at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling Tuesday, June 22 - died in a tractor accident at his Athens County, Ohio, farm Wednesday, July 28.

According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch, Gish, 70, was operating a tractor on his farm when it flipped over. "Gish was trapped beneath the tractor, which then caught fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene," the newspaper report stated.

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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..