Library announces coming events

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

noon Tuesday, “Book Review: Fractures.” Scientist Mary Ellen Cassidy will review “Fractures,” by Lamar Herrin, a novel about a family trying to deal with the discovery of Marcellus Shale under their land.

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 June 17, “The Petersburg Campaign.” Edward S. Alexander, Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier park ranger and Emerging Civil War Speakers Bureau member, will discuss the early stages of the Petersburg campaign. His focus will be primarily on the first assaults against the city, the Crater, Reams Station and Deep Bottom. He will also explain why he believes it is a mischaracterization to refer to Petersburg as a “siege.”

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. June 17, “The People’s University Lecture Series, American History III: The Gilded Age to the Jazz Age, Part I.” The growth of industry, increased production of steel, increased demand for oil and railroad development led to rapid wealth accumulation for certain businessmen, who became known as “Robber Barons.”

David Javersak, retired West Liberty University history professor, instructs.

June 21, Wheeling Arts Fest. Library-sponsored events include a Reading Plus workshop with Marc Harshman at 11 a.m., History of Photography with Miriam Meislik at noon, and Tintype Photography with Jason Snyder at 1:30 p.m. Those interested in having a tintype portrait made for a fee can call (304) 232-0244 for details.

noon June 24, “The Great War: 100 Years Later. A century after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked war in Europe, David Javersak will discuss the impact of the First World War on the people and industries of the Upper Ohio Valley.

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. June 24, “The People’s University Lecture Series, American History III: The Gilded Age to the Jazz Age, Part II.

Javersak instructs.

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