Library announces upcoming programs

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

They include:

noon Tuesday, “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.

noon April 2, “Holding the Line.” Joe Geiger, West Virginia Division of Culture and History Archives and History director, will discuss his book on the Battle of Allegheny Mountain and the Confederate defense of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike from 1861 to 1862.

noon April 9, “Green-Silver and Silent: Poems.” West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman will read from his new book of poems.

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

Call (304) 232-0244 for information.