WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library has announced upcoming programs.
7 p.m. Tuesday, "The People's University American History II: The Civil War and Statehood." Rea Redd, Waynesburg University Eberly Library director and American history instructor, will return to explore the critical events of 1861-1863, including key military strategies and tactics that led to the battles and naval blockade; battlefield medicine; the financing of the war; the resistance toa the war; the importance of the U.S. Navy on the rivers and the ocean; and the idea of turning points.
noon June 4, "I Will Go to the Altar of God." The Rev. Marian Mazgaj will be at Lunch With Books to discuss his new autobiography, "I Will Go to the Altar of God: What It Took to Become a Priest in Communist Poland." During World War II, Mazgaj took part in the combat against German forces with the Polish Home Army.
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 facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for information.
7 p.m. June 4, "The People's University American History II: The Civil War and Statehood." Noted Civil War expert Kristopher White of Pittsburgh will instruct. White is a former staff military historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He is the co-author of "Chancellorsville's Forgotten Second Front: The Second Battle of Fredericksburg, Salem Church," "A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House" and "Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862." White's class will cover events from 1863-1865, including the key military strategies and tactics that developed during the last half of the war; the military drafts, the wartime monetary inflation; civilian responses to the war; and turning points during 1863, 1864 and 1865.
People's University programs are free and open to the public.
To register, call the library at (304) 232-0244 or visit facebook.com /lunchwithbooks for information.