Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
On Friday, March 4 at noon, Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library will welcome a very distinguished guest. Judge Thomas Buergenthal will discuss his memoir, A Lucky Child, in which he recounts his experiences as one of the youngest survivors of the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen. Judge Buergenthal served on the International Court of Justice from 2000 until 2010. Between 1979 and 1991, he was a judge and president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In the 1990s, he was a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador. After graduating from Bethany College and the New York University Law School, he received LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from the Harvard Law School. Professor Buergenthal was the Dean of the Washington College of Law at the American University from 1980 to 1985 and is currently Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at the George Washington University Law School. Buergenthal is the author of more than a dozen books and numerous journal articles dealing with international law and human rights. 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.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
DVDs now available:
Class 1 (Oct 13): The public library and Andrew Carnegie’s vision
Class 2 (Oct 20): Wheeling as a frontier outpost, 1769-1800
Class 3 (Oct 27): A transportation revolution transforms Wheeling, 1800-1860
Class 4 (Nov 3): Wheeling as the birthplace of a new state, 1860-1870
Class 5 (Nov 10): Wheeling as the premier city of West Virginia, 1870-1920
Class 6 (Nov 17): The “underside” of Wheeling
NOTE: Anyone who plans to attend all of the Series 1 classes and would like a completion certificate, please let me know as soon as possible.
Top Ten Lunch With Books Programs
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
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
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
For more information, visit www.firstknowthyself.org/m&mphilosophy.htm or contact group organizer, David Weimer, at 740 526-0985 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org..