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Library announces programming

July 30, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library has announced upcoming programs.

They include:

noon Tuesday, "Lunch With Books: The '63 Steelers." Rudy Dicks will discuss his new book, "The '63 Steelers: A Renegade Team's Chase for Glory."

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LUNCH WITH BOOKS — Laura and Peter Zeranski will discuss their newest cookbook, “Polish Classic Desserts” during a Ohio County Public Library Lunch With Book program Aug. 6. -- Contributed

Dicks recreates the Steelers' 1963 season and profiles the ragtag squad of rejects, misfits and scalawags that coach Buddy Parker jury-rigged into a contender. He shows how a group of unsung players banded together to overcome tough breaks, injuries and a losing tradition, challenging the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants for a conference title and a berth in the NFL Championship game.

Dicks details the travails of the team as they staged weekly comebacks and rebounded from losses, complementing his tale with reminiscences and insights from former Steelers. He traces the individual stories of players like Buddy Dial, who became a star receiver after being cut by the Giants; kicker and defensive end Lou Michaels, who escaped a life in the coal mines; Andy Russell, who disdained a career in pro football but turned into a perennial Pro Bowl linebacker and a Super Bowl champion, and Wheeling's own John Reger.

Dicks places the 1963 Steelers quest in the context of a nation admiring a young boxer named Cassius Clay, a music phenomenon in England called The Beatles, and the switch from black-and-white to color television sets.

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.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, "Summer Reading Coffee House: Uncovering Mount Wood Cemetery."

Meet some of the famous and infamous residents of Wheeling's historic Mount Wood cemetery, learn about cemetery preservation and join the community's effort to preserve Mount Wood. Costumed re-enactors will make first-person presentations.

The Summer Reading Coffee House supports the adult summer reading program with the theme "Groundbreaking Reads." All coffee house programs feature free samples of gourmet coffee and pastries provided by Wheeling Coffee and Spice Co.

noon Aug. 6, "Lunch With Books: Polish Classic Desserts." Cookbook authors Peter and Laura Zeranski will return to discuss their new book, "Polish Classic Desserts."

Organized by type and with titles in both Polish and English and from mazurkas and babas to pastries and beverages, these recipes are designed for the modern kitchen but retain their traditional roots. Each of the 45 desserts are tested and paired with photographs and notes on Polish history and customs.

Laura and Peter Zeranski are a husband-and-wife team who have been cooking and eating classic Polish food together for decades. When the Zeranskis visited Lunch With Books in May 2012 to discuss their first book, "Polish Classic Recipes," more than 100 attended and enjoyed food samples.

The Zeranskis will have copies of both books available for purchase and signing at program. Free samples of desserts from the book will also be available.

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.

6 p.m. Aug. 8, "Summer Reading Coffee House: Food From Around the World."

The series finale "Groundbreaking Eats!" will include sample foods and learn about places around the globe at our Adult Summer Reading Finale. Prizes will be distributed to adults who have completed Groundbreaking Reads.

The Summer Reading Coffee House supports the adult summer reading program with the theme "Groundbreaking Reads." All coffee house programs feature free samples of gourmet coffee and pastries provided by Wheeling Coffee and Spice Co.

 
 

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