WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library has announced upcoming programming.
noon Tuesday, "Lunch With Books: Fortune-telling with The Halloween Queen." Pamela Apkarian-Russell, Castle Halloween Museum proprietor, will discuss the history and mystery of fortune-telling. Patrons are invited to bring a bagged lunch; beverages are provided.
7 p.m. Tuesday, "World Philosophy: What is Philosophy?" The People's University lecture series will provide an introduction to philosophy with instructor Darin McGinnis, Wheeling Jesuit University philosophy assistant professor. The series is free and open to the public.
noon Nov. 12, "Lunch With Books: The 21st Century Atlas of the Moon." Chuck Wood will discuss his book "The 21st Century Atlas of the Moon," co-authored with amateur astronomer Maurice Collins of New Zealand. It is based on pictures from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to map the moon.
"The mosaics created from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are finally taking the understanding of the Moon significantly beyond Apollo-era data," Wood said.
Wood is an expert on the moon's geology. He writes the daily blog, Lunar Photo of the Day, has written a monthly lunar column for Sky and Telescope magazine since 1998, and has authored three other books dealing with the moon, volcanoes and impact craters.
He also will speak about the publishing process and describe his two new writing projects, including an historical murder mystery set in Wheeling in 1850.
7 p.m. Nov. 12, "World Philosophy: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy." McGinnis will instruct.
For information, visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call (304) 232-0244 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/lunchwithbooks.