The OCPL Summer Reading Program theme for 2020 is "Reading Takes You Places" and our summer People's U is going to do just that! We're going to dive into some great world literature and along the way learn some useful words and phrases from the regions these stories take place. We'll be heading to places like Japan, Russia, Nigeria, Italy, Scandinavia, Australia, and more! Join us as we 読んだ (Yonda), читать (chitat'), soma, leggere, lese, read our way across the world.
Ciao! On July 23, Lou Volpe, beloved English teacher at Wheeling Central Catholic High School for many years, will lead his class 10,000 miles northwest (and 260 years back in time) for a tour of Italy through Alessandro Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed), which takes place in 1628 Milan during a plague. Mr. Volpe will also teach a few Italian words and phrases. This People's University Online will be livestreamed July 23 at 6:30 pm on YouTube, Facebook, or the OCPL website. Log into your YouTube or Facebook accounts to send questions and comments to Mr. Volpe during the program.
For those who cannot tune in on Thursday at 6:30 pm, this program will also be recorded and available for playback through all three platforms.
The People’s University features courses (taught by experts in each subject) that enable patrons to pursue their goal of lifelong learning in classic subjects such as history, music appreciation, philosophy, and literature. Patrons may attend as many classes as they wish. There are no tests of other requirements and all programs are free and open to the public.