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STORY TIME:STORY TIME: Things that go Bump in the Night - WHOOOOO!

October 16, 2018

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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: The Big Greek - The Rise and Fall of Big Bill Lias

October 16, 2018

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Fifth Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books Lineup Announced


The Ohio County Public Library, in partnership with Wheeling Heritage and the Elbin Library at West Liberty University, announces the fifth annual Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books, a showcase of the True Crime and Horror genres.

The festival opens on Saturday, October 27 at 1 pm in the library's auditorium with a panel discussion of the gripping true crime podcast, "Mared & Karen: The WVU Coed Murders."

The full schedule for the 2018 Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books:

All programs take place in the auditorium on the lower level of the library. All Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books programs and workshops are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the festival's website at or the Facebook page or call 304-232-0244.


Story Times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays are held at 10 am in the Children's Department. Toddler Times are held at 10:30 am in the Library Auditorium. 

Pick up a copy of the Fall 2018 Story Time Schedule at the library or download one from our website. Visit our calendar for a full schedule of library programs. 



Between May 22 and October 18, 2018, PBS is asking you to help narrow a list of 100 books down to the "The Great American Read" and we will be screening movies based on the novels on that list. 

We will also be hosting a "Great American Read" kick-off party, Thursday, September 6 at 7 pm in the Library Auditorium. Members of the community are asked to share a brief review of a favorite book from the 100 list. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. 

Then, On Thursday, October 25 at pm, we will host a "Reveal Party" for the winning "Great American Read," "The Great West Virginia Read," and "The Great Wheeling Read."  Vote for your favorite book on the list and join us at the Reveal Party.

The Great American Read: 100 Books. One Winner. PBS.

The next Great American Read movie is "To Kill a Mockingbird," based on the 1964 novel by Harper Lee. The movie will be screened Monday, October 2 in the Library Auditorium starting at 6 pm.

Full Schedule of Great American Read Movies at the Library:


THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)*.  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.  

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

*PBS does not endorse any titles on the top 100 list. For more information on how these titles were selected, please see.

TV Schedule

  • "Launch Special" (Premiered Tuesday, May 22, 2018) Watch Now
  • "Fall Kick-off" (Premieres Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8/7c) Watch Now
  • "Who Am I?" (Premieres Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8/7c) Watch Now
  • "Heroes" (Premieres Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8/7c) Watch Now
  • "Villains and Monsters" (Premieres Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8/7c)
  • "What We Do For Love" (Premieres Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8/7c)
  • "Other Worlds" (Premieres Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8/7c)
  • "Grand Finale" (Premieres Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8/7c)


October 2018 OCPL Programming Calendar Available

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

OCPL Programming Calendar: September 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. 

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

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

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