Library hosting Lunch With Books

WHEELING – The Ohio County Library has announced upcoming Lunch With Books programs.

They include:

noon Tuesday, “Lunch With Books: ‘Potomac’ with Richard Owens.” Owens will discuss his novel “Potomac,” which features a series of mysterious murders and an assassination attempt against a backdrop of America’s politics, military and diplomatic corps on the eve of World War II. The book is available at the West Liberty University campus bookstore.

noon March 12, “Lunch With Books: A Visit by Grace O’Malley.” Karen Vuranch will portray Granuaile, known as the “Sea Queen of Connacht” and the “Irish Pirate Queen,” who was a chieftain, warrior and nemesis of Elizabeth I.

noon March 19, “Lunch With Books: A Civil War Hospital Steward’s Story.” Alan West will discuss his book, “Remember Me,” based on 230 letters from a Civil War hospital steward to his wife. Daniel McKinley Martin traveled from Pittsburgh to Wheeling to enlist in the Second Virginia Regiment, later known as the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry. In the letters, he mentioned a number of Wheeling doctors and other notables.

noon March 26, “Lunch With Books: Women in the Civil War.” In honor of Women’s History Month, Betsy Estilow of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine returns to discuss the activities and roles of Union and Confederate women during the Civil War. The women took over as soldiers, politicians, farmers and telegraphers.

Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served.

Call (304) 232-0244 for information.