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PROGRAM CANCELED--Lunch With Books: Chuck Noll, A Winning Way with author Jim O'Brien

November 26, 2013

Event starts at 12:00 PM.


Due to weather issues between here and Pittsburgh, our program scheduled for today, Nov 26 at noon, featuring sportswriter Jim O'Brien on the life of Steelers coach Chuck Noll, has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for April 22, 2014 at noon.

Anyone who wants a copy of the book should send Mr. O'Brien a check for
$29.95 for the book, plus $3.50 for postage with signing instructions to:

James P. O'Brien Publishing, P.O. Box 12580, Pittsburgh
PA 15241.

For more info on the book, Google Pittsburgh sports author Jim O'Brien or go directly to his website at

Note: as of now, the People's University program scheduled for this evening at 7 pm, Christian Philosophy with Dr. Andy Staron, will occur as planned. But that may change. Be sure to check with us.

Pittsburgh’s sports storyteller, Jim O’Brien, returns to discuss his new book, A Winning Way, the first ever devoted exclusively to the life and career of legendary Steelers coach, Chuck Noll.

From Mr. O'Brien's web site: "You will learn much about this man who was rated the No.5 coach of all time in a poll taken in 2013. Jim O’Brien has interviewed Noll many times through the years and, most recently, he has interviewed some of the great players from those teams of the ‘70s and ‘80s who shed some interesting light on their coach. You also catch up on what’s become of those great players from the Steelers when they were the Team of the Decade. The book is a real block-buster – 640 pages, with over 300 photographs, 32 pages of full-color photos."

"Lunch With Books” is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy presentations by authors, poets, historians, musicians and a variety of other people. Complimentary beverages are provided. These free programs usually start at noon on Tuesdays in the auditorium on the lower level of the library.

Feedback from our guests:

“Lunch With Books is an outstanding program — one of the best in the country.” -NPR Journalist Matthew Algeo, The President is a Sick Man

“With a new book in hand, I’ve visited a lot of libraries lately, and I think the Ohio County Public Library is my all-time favorite.” -Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (National Book Award winner)

“We set a personal attendance record and personal best for the number of books sold!” -Peter Zeranski, Polish Classic Recipes

“I am completely smitten with the Lunch with Books patrons...It’s not always easy to read one’s fiction in public, but this library family provided a sea of welcoming faces filled with warmth, attentiveness, and good will. Their generous laughter and emotional investment helped me to bring my prose fully to life.” -Marie Manilla, Still Life with Plums and Shrapnel

“If I want the best and most attentive and responsive audience I know I will have it at Lunch With Books.” -Jim O'Brien, The Chief and Steeler Stuff 

“This is the best series of its kind that I've seen in all my travels in OH-WV-PA.” -Jim Joyce, The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom, & Wanderings 

“Lunch With Books is the best adult library program that I have seen in the state.” -Bob Barnett, Growing Up in the Last Small Town

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