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Library continues history series

September 3, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library's People's University series on American history continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday with "George Washington: Man or Monument?" with David Javersak, West Liberty University history professor emeritus.

Remaining classes include:

7 p.m. Sept. 11, "The Real Greatest Generation: Founding Brothers." The most important figures of the founding generation and their blue print for the future: where they succeeded and their one huge failure. Javersak will instruct.

7 p.m. Sept. 18, "The Real Greatest Generation: Founding Mothers." An overview of the women of the founding period, including Molly Pitcher, Abigail Adams, Patience Wright and Martha Washington, examining the role of these women in the American Revolution and foundation of the United States. Donna Simpson, Wheeling Jesuit history professor, will instruct.

7 p.m. Sept. 25, "The War of 1812: Bicentennial." A re-examination of one of America's least understood wars on the 200th anniversary of its beginnings. Richard Owens, West Liberty history professor, will instruct.

7 p.m. Oct. 2, "The Hero in American History." What does it take to be a real hero - not a celebrity, not a legend and not an idol? Javersak will instruct.

The Ohio County Public Library created the People's University as a free program for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts.

The People's University features eight-week courses in subjects such as history, music appreciation, philosophy, literature and government.

The People's University classes are free and open to the public.

To make a reservation to attend a class, call the library at (304) 232-0244.

The Ohio County Public Library is located at 52 16th St. in Wheeling.

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