"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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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Battle of Lake Erie and the Wheeling Cartoons

LUNCH WITH BOOKS, Tuesday, Sept. 3 at noon— Oliver Hazard Perry

John Kniesner will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library on Tuesday, September 3 at noon to present "Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry: the Hero of the Battle of Lake Erie." Th
e program will honor the 200th anniversary of the famous maritime battle of the War of 1812, which took place on September 10th, 1813 and pitted Perry against British warships near Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island on Lake Erie. During the battle Perry commanded a ship called the Lawrence, which suffered many casualties and was badly damaged. After giving command of the Lawrence to Wheeling born John Joliffe Yarnall, Perry rowed to another ship, the Niagara, where he took command and continued the battle. The British surrendered. Perry sent a message to General William Henry Harrison, which read, “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”

John Kniesner grew up in Cleveland, Ohio near Lake Erie. He has a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was a Librarian at the main library of the Columbus Metropolitan Library for 13 years. Then he became the Director of the Bellaire Public Library where he served for 24 years before retiring. John has had a long time interest in Oliver Hazard Perry. He has visited Put-in-Bay, Ohio and Presque Isle, Pennsylvania, and the Niagara ship in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has done original manuscript research about Perry at the William Clements Library on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has spent time at the Research Library of the Buffalo History Museum in Buffalo, New York.  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.

Tuesday, September 3 at 7 PM: 
People's University: The Wheeling Cartoons

The new People’s University at the Ohio County Public Library, A Cartoon History of the United States, is exploring the power and artistry of political cartoons from the founding period through the present, each Tuesday evening through September 24. Class 2 on Tuesday, September 3 at 7 PM, will feature cartoons from the Wheeling newspapers and an analysis of what they say about local history.  Instructor Hal Gorby, who has encountered many of these cartoons in his doctoral research on the Progressive Era in Wheeling. People's University programs are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.

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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..