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Lunch With Books: After the Storm -- Burial of the Civil War Dead
July 22, 2014
Event starts at 12:00 PM.
When the fighting stops and the armies move on, what happens to the dead left behind? Local efforts might take care of the problem initially, but the cleanup is a process that will last years as family members search for loved ones and the government or Confederate associations seek ways to properly care for the dead.
Kathleen Logothetis Thompson graduated from Siena College (2010) with a B.A. in History and a Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies and from West Virginia University (2012) with a Masters in History (focus on the American Civil War). She is pursuing her doctorate at West Virginia University. Kathleen has been a seasonal historical interpreter at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park since 2010.
"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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