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Library announces upcoming event programming

December 20, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

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

It includes:

noon Jan. 7, "Lunch With Books: Black Damp Century." Kerry George, "Black Damp Century" author, will discuss his book, "Black Damp Century," a story of strife, loyalty and fury set against the backdrop of coal mining in West Virginia, beginning with the bloody battle at Blair Mountain.

George is a retired U.S. Mine Inspector.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call (304) 232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for information.

noon Jan. 14, "Lunch With Books: The State of My State, A Native Son's Search for West Virginia." Sean O'Leary, a newspaper columnist, playwright and Warwood native, will discuss his book, "The State of My State, A Native Son's Search for West Virginia," essays from O'Leary's column in the Martinsburg Journal.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call (304) 232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for information.

noon Jan. 21, "Lunch With Books: A Life in Television News." Television news veteran Steve Mazure will share his memories in local television news and explore how broadcast news has changed over the years.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call (304) 232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for information.

noon Jan. 28, "Wheeling Film Society Conversations: Marx Brothers' 'A Night at the Opera.'"

The Wheeling Film Society, a partnership between the Ohio County Public Library, Oglebay Institute's Towngate Cinema and Wheeling Jesuit University's Fine and Performing Arts Department will continue its second season of screening-discussions of classic Hollywood films with a screening of the Marx Brothers' 1935 film, "A Night at the Opera" at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Towngate Cinema.

The Wheeling Film Society's Conversation about the film will take place at noon Jan. 28. John Whitehead, Wheeling Jesuit University film studies professor and "Appraising The Graduate: The Mike Nichols Classic and Its Impact in Hollywood" author, will serve as host for both the screening and conversation.

The Marx Brothers made their comedy about immigration and employment and class-consciousness during the depths of the Great Depression.

In a set-piece, Groucho and Chico deconstruct the legalese of performance contracts. Harpo deconstructs everything else, using a large mallet and other blunt instruments. Kitty Carlisle and Alan Jones play young singers kept apart by a small-minded tenor. They are all upstaged by Chico's piano and Harpo's harp. Opera is criticized and celebrated, and baseball is merely celebrated.

Both screenings and conversations are free of admission charge. All are welcome, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parental guidance is recommended for all screenings and conversations.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call 304-232-0244 or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for information.

 
 

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