Lunch With Books program announced

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

They include:

noon May 7, “Anna Jarvis.” Kate Quinn will portray Anna Jarvis, Mother’s Day founder and one of West Virginia’s little-known heroes. From the Civil War to the 1940s, “Jarvis” tells tales of her family and their many contributions to the state.

noon May 14, “A Hitchhiker’s Diary.” Jeanne Schramm will discuss her travels – primarily hitching rides – through 18 countries in Europe and the Middle East from 1963 to 1964 – the risky adventures of an “innocent abroad.”

noon May 21, “Air Force One Crewman.” After a backup trip with President Nixon, John L. Haigh set out to become a permanent member of the Air Force One flight crew. After flying missions with the Apollo 17 astronauts and world leaders like Queen Elizabeth II, Haigh was selected in 1979 as a permanent member of the crew, serving Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. Bush.

noon May 28, “Satchel Paige: Long Rifle.”

Cedric Liqueur, Royal Shakespeare Co. actor and playwright, will present his solo performance on the life of Leroy “Satchel” Paige, one of the greatest baseball pitchers ever. Paige was the first Negro League player to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The play was written in collaboration with the Satchel Paige family and is licensed by Satchel Paige Enterprises.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public.

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

Call the library at (304) 232-0244 or visit for more information.