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April 4, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Weir High School Class of 1957 to hold monthly social today

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1957 will hold their monthly social at 6 p.m. today at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park.

All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

BOP employees meeting

WEIRTON - The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant employees' breakfast is held at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park.

All are welcome.

Harshman to give reading

WHEELING - West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman will read from his new book, "Green-Silver and Silent" at noon Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library as part of the Lunch With Books lecture series.

Harshman will have copies of his book for sale and will sign books. Harshman was named poet laureate by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Harshman also will host the "Library Memories" Lunch With Books program at noon April 19 at the library.

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 (304) 232-0244 for information.

Rivard to give lecture

CHARLESTON - From 1934 to 1943, a unit of 10 photographers working for the U. S. Farm Security Administration captured more than 1,600 images documenting West Virginia daily life.

Their purpose was to show the needs of people in rural areas and small towns during the Great Depression, and how government was addressing those needs. Once World War II began, the focus shifted to illustrating home front efforts. The images show historical views of people in Point Pleasant, Elkins, Morgantown, Richwood, Summersville, Parkersburg, and Charleston as well as the homestead projects of Eleanor, Arthurdale and Tygart Valley.

Author Betty Rivard shares a selection of West Virginia images from the collection at 2 p.m. April 21 at the the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council's Little Lecture Series.

Rivard gathered 158 images for her book, "New Deal Photographs of West Virginia: 1934-1943," published in 2012 by West Virginia University Press with support from a Humanities Council grant.

Copies of the book will be available at the program. Seating is limited and people interested to attend the program should contact the Humanities Council at (304) 346-8500 no later than noon April 17.

Robinson & McElwee is sponsoring the 2013 Little Lecture Series.

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