"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, November 20, 2013

CANCELED --Nov 26 at noon at Lunch With Books

Due to weather issues between here and Pittsburgh, our program scheduled for today, Nov 26 at noon, featuring sportswriter Jim O'Brien on the life of Steelers coach Chuck Noll, has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for April 22, 2014 at noon.

Anyone who wants a copy of the book should send Mr. O'Brien a check for
$29.95 for the book, plus $3.50 for postage with signing instructions to: 

James P. O'Brien Publishing, P.O. Box 12580, Pittsburgh
PA 15241.  

For more info on the book, Google Pittsburgh sports author Jim O'Brien or go directly to his website at www.jimobriensportsauthor.com.

Note: as of now, the People's University program scheduled for this evening at 7 pm, Christian Philosophy with Dr. Andy Staron, will occur as planned. But that may change. Be sure to check with us.

Pittsburgh’s sports storyteller, Jim O’Brien, returns to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling on Tuesday, November 26 at noon to discuss his new book, AWinning Way, the first ever devoted exclusively to the life and career of legendary Steelers coach, Chuck Noll, who was rated the No.5 coach of all time in a poll taken in 2013.  Jim O’Brien has interviewed Noll many times through the years and, most recently, he has interviewed some of the great players from those teams of the ‘70s and ‘80s who shed some interesting light on their coach. The book will allow readers to catch up on what’s become of those great players from the Steelers when they were the “Team of the Decade.”  The book is 640 pages, with over 300 photographs, including 32 pages of full-color photos. 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 visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call 304-232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.

And that evening at 7 PM the People's University, Dr. Andy Staron, Wheeling Jesuit University, will discuss Christian Philosophy.

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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..