"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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Friday, July 12, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, Steve Roth and Thursday, July 18, Doug Shields

LUNCH WITH BOOKS, Tuesday, July 16 noon— Beekeeping 101
Steve Roth of the Tri-State Beekeeper’s Association (tristatebeekeepers.com) will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling on Tuesday, July 16 at noon to discuss the basics of the honeybee. The TBA are a group of hobbyists in Ohio, Marshall, and Belmont counties who are dedicated to the protection and preservation of the honeybee and to promoting beekeeping.  They put an emphasis on education of the public in the value of the honeybee as a pollinator and the perils that it now faces, education of the novice beekeeper in proper management of a colony, and education of the experienced beekeeper in new concepts and practices while providing a forum through which they can pass their knowledge and experience to the next generation.  They meet monthly and host local and foster novice beekeepers through a mentor program.  Steve will have with him a sealed observation bee hive so that attendees can safely see the inner workings of a typical hive up close. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.

July 18 NEW (Thursday, 6 PM) Summer Reading Coffee House
The Ohio County Public Library (OCPL) in Wheeling is introducing a new series called the “Summer Reading Coffee House” to supports its summer reading program for adults. The national theme for adult summer reading this year is
“Groundbreaking Reads.” All OCPL Summer Reading Coffee House programs will feature free samples of gourmet coffee and pastries provided by Wheeling Coffee and Spice Company. The second program in the series, “Governance and Obligations to our Health, Welfare and Safety” featuring Doug Shields, will be offered on Thursday evening, July 18 at 6 PM. Doug Shields had a twenty-year career in Pittsburgh’s City Council; serving two terms as the President of Council.  During his tenure, Shields was recognized for his expertise in municipal operations, budgeting, pension and planning, zoning and land use matters. He also consistently championed social-justice issues. He’s currently an Adjunct Instructor at Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Development. In August of 2010, he introduced the first in the nation ban of Shale gas extraction and secured its passage on November 16, 2010, by way of a unanimous 9-0 vote of the Pittsburgh City Council.  Today, Doug has taken an active role on educating the public as to the impacts of this game changing industry. Local groups including Ohio Valley Peace, FaCT OV, Woodsdale United and Wheeling Water Warriors will have short presentations about their work in Wheeling.  Co-sponsored with Ohio Valley PEACE.

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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..