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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Civic Empathy Through History

July 26, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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As a member of the Heinz History Center Affiliates (HCAP) program, the Ohio County Public Library has the honor of representing our area by partnering with the Heinz Center for a project entitled, “Civic Empathy Through History.” This project brings together a network of 15 sites throughout our region that create engaging experiences to build empathy and serve as the foundation for civic engagement. A part of the Grable Foundation’s Tomorrow Grants program, the project will highlight stories and artifacts that show how people have taken action to make positive impacts on their communities. Through developing the skill of empathy, visitors will be empowered to see the ways that people have historically been involved in civic action and how they can be involved in the present. Each site will identify a story of civic empathy, and convey that story using an object, artifact, or book. As they explore each story, visitors will be encouraged to take some form of civic action. This program will explore the Library’s project, which will feature an address delivered over WWVA radio on February 9, 1936, by Harry H. Jones, Wheeling’s only practicing African American lawyer at the time. The address was entitled, “Wheeling’s Twentieth Man.” A related exhibit is being installed in the Library'’ main display area. Visit the History Center’s website at

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  |  2022 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Program to be announced


PRESENTER BIO: Coming soon

FEATURED BOOK: Coming soon

Lunch With Books Livestream starts at noon on Facebook and YouTube.

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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 (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!

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