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Library announces upcoming programs

September 23, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library has announced upcoming events.

They include:

noon Tuesday, "Lunch With Books: Legendary Locals of Wheeling." Editors Sean Duffy and Brent Carney speak about their new book from Arcadia Publishing. "Legendary Locals of Wheeling" pays tribute to some of the city's more remarkable residents. Royalties benefit the library.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served.

7 p.m. Tuesday, "The People's University: Graphic Novels and Biographies."

The final class in the "A Cartoon History of the United States" lecture series examines graphic novels as art, literature and social and political commentary.

Instructor Dr. Wally Hastings is West Liberty University English Department chair and professor. He recently helped develop the first literature major in Graphic Narrative, a unique 4-year degree for students interested in the study and analysis of comics as literature, which launch this semester.

Participants are asked to suggest graphic novels for the library's collection development.

People's University programs are free and open to the public.

noon Oct. 1, "Lunch With Books: Art of the Civil War." Kate Quinn will discuss the role that visual art played during the Civil War in a programs called "Poems Without Words: Art of the Civil War."

From painters, to illustrators for magazines and newspapers, to photographers documenting the carnage of the war, visual art of all kinds shaped public opinion and popular culture of the period.

Examples of works by Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran and others will be examined.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served.

noon Oct. 8, "Lunch With Books: Laura Treacey." West Virginia author Laura Treacey Bentley will discuss and read from her first novel, "The Silver Tattoo," a dark literary thriller set in mythical Ireland.

Laura is a poet and the book editor for West Virginia Living magazine and divides her time between West Virginia and western Maryland. Her first book of poetry, "Lake Effect," was published in 2006.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served.

noon Oct. 10, "Lunch With Books: Northern Ireland in Photograph and Song." Singer-songwriter Steafan Hanvey, from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, will present "Look Behind You: A Father and Son's Impressions of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland Through Photograph & Song."

This multi-media performance-lecture details how a father and son have negotiated the personal and political landscapes of Northern Ireland. It features Bobbie Hanvey's prize-winning photojournalism along with radio-edits of his interviews with some of Northern Ireland's best-known figures.

These are complemented by Steafan Hanvey's story-telling, which comes in the form of critically-acclaimed song-writing.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served.

For information, visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call (304) 232-0244 or visit facebook. com/ lunchwithbooks.

 
 

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