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STORY TIME: In the Snow

January 23, 2018

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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: 101 Ways to Nurture Yourself

January 23, 2018

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NEW People's University “Mathematics 1: Making Sense of Math” to begin February 6

“Mathematics Fun” is NOT an oxymoron.

The new People's University, “Mathematics 1: Making Sense of Math,” a mini four-class series, will begin at the Ohio County Public Library on February 6 and continue to meet for four consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7 pm, ending February 28. Each class will be approximately 60-90 minutes in length. Instructors Jeanne Finstein and Libby and Robert Strong will teach us how to understand mathematical terminologies and functions covering a variety of fascinating and fun mathematical concepts, from Möbius Bands and Universe Modeling, to Dimensionality and Black Hole Mathematics. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds – trust us! You will walk away from this series with a recognition of mathematical patterns, some neat math tricks in your back pocket, and a good grasp of how complex mathematical equations work, all while saying, “Gee, that was really fun!”

People's U: Winter 2018 - Mathematics 1: Making Sense of Math

For a full schedule for People's University “Mathematics 1: Making Sense of Math,” visit or the People's University Facebook Events Page

To register for People’s University  “Mathematics 1: Making Sense of Math,” please email the library at, call us at 304-232-0244, or visit the Reference Desk.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Starts January 29, 2018

Free tax help will once again be available at the Ohio County Public Library. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has set up shop in the lower level of the Library and will be providing tax assistance from January 29 to April 17, 2018.

The VITA program is not part of the library. To speak to the tax volunteers directly, please call 304-232-8985.

Free Tax Help from VITA at the Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling, WV.

Hours are as follows:

▶ MON: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm*
▶ WED: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm*
▶ THURS: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm*
▶ FRI: 10 am to 3:00 pm*
▶ SAT: By appointment only

*Last Client sign-up is 1/2 hour before closing time but does not guarantee time to do your taxes.


If you are having your taxes done at the Library, you MUST bring the following:

1. REQUIRED: PICTURE ID(s) for the taxpayer (and spouse for joint).

2. REQUIRED: Social Security Cards for EVERYONE on the return.

3. REQUIRED: 1095-A if you have marketplace insurance.

4. ALL tax-related forms and information.

5. LAST YEAR'S RETURN if you itemized or have any carryovers.

If you have questions or would like to speak to the tax volunteers directly, please call 304-232-8985 starting January 29!

January 2018 OCPL Programming Calendar Available

Click here for a downloadable version of the January 2018 OCPL programming calendar.

OCPL Programming Calendar: January 2018

For more information about our programs, visit the links below:

Lunch With Books
People's University
Story Time
Toddler Time

Library-Sponsored Programs Policy

The purpose of Ohio County Public Library-sponsored programs is to provide education, information, and entertainment for library patrons. The Library reserves the right to exercise sole discretion in selecting and inviting presenters for its programs. In selecting presenters, the Library does not discriminate on account of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, religion, ancestry or national origin, and the views expressed by presenters of Library-sponsored programs, or by any person in attendance at the programs, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Library, its staff, and/or its representatives.

Ohio County Public Library

The Ohio County Public Library serves all persons who live in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, which includes Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties. Residents in Jefferson, Belmont and Monroe counties of Ohio and Washington, Greene and Allegheny counties of Pennsylvania may also receive library services. 

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.