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Lunch With Books: Livestream Editions

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Since the Library has been closed since March 15, 2020 due to concerns over the potential spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, OCPL has started a new online initiative to bring "Lunch With Books" to you virtually every Tuesday until we can meet again in the Library Auditorium. Please enjoy our new "Lunch With Books: Livestream Editions."



Tuesday | August 11, 2020 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Author Larry Tye will discuss his book Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy. The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history contains the first-ever review of McCarthy's personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings.

Tuesday | August 4, 2020 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Editor Janet Croon will discuss The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865 which captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body slowly failed him. 

Tuesday | July 28, 2020 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Fun In The Workshop!" Sarel Venter and Bekah Karelis explore some of the tools and techniques used in their workshop. As owners of a restoration contracting company, Adventures in Elegance, they are completing a big project - the Fort Henry Club Porch restoration. We joined them as they talked about their work and demonstrate how they make rubber molds of architectural details, cast concrete replications, and cut and dress sandstone.

Tuesday | July 21, 2020 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Melissa E. Marinaro, Director of the Italian American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, will discuss the new book, Highlights from the Italian American Collection.

Tuesday | July 14, 2020 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Dr. Gregory Wilson, professor of history at the University of Akron, and his coauthor, Craig S. Simpson,  Lilly Library Manuscripts Archivist at Indiana University, will join us online to discuss their book, Above the Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings.

Tuesday | July 7, 2020 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Seceding from Secession: The Civil War, Politics, and the Creation of West Virginia with authors Eric J. Wittenberg, and Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr.

Tuesday | June 30, 2020
LWB LIVESTREAM: Music Inspires Poetry with Zaffiro Trio, Composer Robert Schultz, and Pitt Poetry Students!

Tuesday | June 23, 2020
LWB LIVESTREAM: A History of Paper Making with Scott Mingus

Tuesday | June 16, 2020
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Furnishing Eternity - A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life" with Author David Giffels

Tuesday | June 9, 2020
LWB LIVESTREAM: The Origins of "Mill Rat" with Artist Bob Villamagna

(Rescheduled from Tuesday) Wednesday | June 3, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: Lighthearted Literary Levity with Christina Fisanick & Laura Jackson Roberts

Tuesday | May 26, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: Battle of Fredericksburg with Kristopher White, Education Manager at the American Battlefield Trust

Tuesday | May 19, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: Kennywood, Lincoln Highway, Isaly's, & More with Brian Butko of the Heinz History Center

Tuesday | May 12, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Considering Hope" with Dr. Bonnie Thurston

Tuesday | May 5, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: Historic Portrayal - Confederate Spy Ellie Poole with Jeanne Finstein

Tuesday | April 28, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Wheeling's Polonia" with presenter Dr. William Hal Gorby.  

Tuesday | April 21, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Ohio County Sanitariums" with presenter Ryan Stanton.  

Tuesday | April 14, 2020 
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Life Among the Indians: Captivity and Adoption on the Frontier" with presenter Travis Henline.  

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