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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sept 10: Tim Luke Returns and People's University Explores the Constitution Through Cartoons

LUNCH WITH BOOKS at noon— Tim Luke Returns
Tim Luke, of the “Cash in Attic” TV show, will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library on Tuesday, September 10 at noon to review two books. The first, An Object of Beauty, is Steve Martin’s novel about the art market of the 1990s. About the book, Bookmarks Magazine said, “[It is] both a smart satire and a serious novel of manners. Martin shares his ample knowledge of…the art world." The second book Tim will review is The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace. Book description: It was the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. In 1985, at a heated auction by Christie’s of London, a 1787 bottle of Château Lafite Bordeaux—one of a cache of bottles unearthed in a bricked-up Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—went for $156,000 to a member of the Forbes family. Tim Luke has an extensive background in the antique and collectibles field.  In addition to HGTV’s show “Cash in the Attic” he has participated as an appraiser on public television’s “Antiques Roadshow.”  Before becoming an independent consultant, he worked at Christie’s auction house in New York City as Director of the Collectibles Department. Tim is also the author of two books on the history and background of collecting.  He is president and co-owner of his own auction appraisal business, TreasureQuest Appraisal Group, Inc. Tim has appeared as an expert appraiser on the Today Show, The View, Oprah, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and Lifetime Television. His appearance is made possible by the Museums of Oglebay Institute. 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.

Then at 7 PM:

People's University, Cartoons & the Constitution
The third class in the series, A Cartoon History of the United States at the People's University at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 PM. The class will feature an analysis of cartoons dealing with Constitutional issues surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation, the secession crisis, woman suffrage and the equal rights amendment, the war powers debate, free speech cases and many others. Instructor Seán Duffy has a JD from the American University, has taught law and history, and was part of the team that developed the Constitutional history DVD-ROM, Foundations of Freedom. People's University programs are free and open to the public, and free beverages are served. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks 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..