"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

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gaspipe Rosie

Barbara Gregorich, author of Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County on Friday, September 16 at noon to share the story of Wheeling’s own Rosie Gacioch. Rosie grew up in South Wheeling, two blocks from Pulaski Field, where she first tried out for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She went on to become one of the league’s most dominant players and one of the inspirations for the film, A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks and Rosie O’Donnell. Chicago based author Barbara Gregorich interviewed Rosie extensively for her book. A native of nearby Masury, Ohio, just north of Youngstown, Barbara says she strongly identified with Rosie when she interviewed her. The full program description: When Women Played Baseball-The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose. In 1934 two teen girls played hardball on a bloomer girl baseball team — a team that stopped in Wheeling specifically to pick up a third teen: Rose Gacioch. These three young women — Margaret Gisolo, Nellie Kearns, and Rose Gacioch — came from very different backgrounds and had different reasons for playing baseball. When the season was over they followed different path. But playing baseball on Maud Nelson’s last bloomer girl team profoundly affected their lives and helped determine their careers. This talk, accompanied by slides, leaves audiences deeply moved. Barbara Gregorich is the author of the baseball novel, She’s on First, and the award-winning baseball nonfiction title, Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball. In addition to writing for adults and speaking on various subjects ranging from baseball to grammar, Gregorich has written more than 150 children’s books and workbooks. 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.

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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..