If you’ve visited the Facebook group, "Memories of Wheeling" lately, you’re probably familiar with the amazing Wheeling photographs of Michael Harvilla. Taken between 1973 and 1985 when Harvilla worked as a photographer with the Intelligencer, these amazing black and white photos show changes taking place to the old familiar Wheeling landscape that many of us have never seen before. Havrilla will share a selection of his personal favorites and tell us about the background and context of each image as he remembers it.
In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page. Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast.
Tuesday: November 30 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Wheeling in Photos: 1973-1985" with Michael Harvilla
OCPL Digital Newspaper Archives: The Intelligencer and the Wheeling News-Register
Over the course of the last few years, the Library has been digitizing our microfilmed versions of our Wheeling News-Register and Intelligencer newspapers. The entire run of the Intelligencer newspapers from 1852-present is now online. The News-Register is currently digitized to 1920 with plans to finish to the present in the next year.
For Facebook Users: Memories of Wheeling group
This is a private Facebook group, so you need to request to join the group through Facebook before you can access users posts. View photos, join a discussion, or share your own memories. From Memories of Wheeling group: "Post your best memories of growing up in Wheeling, WV. Even if they are just quick mentions like The bike path or The Alpha it might get other people's minds going and stories start from there."
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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch, feed your brain!