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Adult Programming

Andrew Carnegie called the public library “The People’s University,” believing it to be an essential institution of learning for people of all ages. Today, the Ohio County Public Library seeks to continue to assist local residents in the pursuit of knowledge and education. Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books, People's University classes, and the popular weekly Lunch With Books are just a sampling of the programs that offer lifelong learning opportunities to the public. 

Lunch With Books:

Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public LibraryLunch With Books offers free lectures on history, music, film, literature, and more every noon on Tuesdays.


Lunch With Books: Livestream Editions - new programs broadcast live online
Lunch With Books: "From the Vault" - past programs digitized and now available online
Lunch With Books: "On The Road" - Bring a Library Program to your School!
Follow Lunch With Books on Facebook
Subscribe to our Lunch With Books YouTube Channel

Lunch With Books Brochures:

September and October 2023
November and December 2023.

People's University:

People's University at the Ohio County Public LibraryPeople's University offers free classes for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts.


➤ View our online People's University Series
Follow People's University on Facebook
Subscribe to our People's University YouTube Channel

Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books:

Upper Ohio Valley Festival of BooksLaunched in 2014, the Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books is an annual celebration of the literary arts held at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling, West Virginia. A project of the Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission, the festival is traditionally sponsored by the Ohio County Public Library in partnership with the West Virginia Library Commission and Center for the Books, Wheeling Heritage, and the Elbin Library at West Liberty University.


 ➤ Follow the Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books on Facebook

Ohio Valley History Expo:

Ohio Valley History ExpoLaunched in 2011, The Ohio Valley History Expo provides free educational and networking opportunities for individuals who are interested in history, preservation, and genealogy. 


Follow Ohio Valley History Expo on Facebook

Summer Reading Programs for Adults:

OCPL Summer Reading Program for AdultsEvery summer the Ohio County Public Library offers unique and fun opportunities for patrons to participate in our Summer Reading Program. Our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge revolves around the theme "Reading Takes You Places." We may all be stuck social distancing and staying at home, but through the power of books, you can go anywhere. Where do you want to go this summer? This summer we'll be heading to Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, South America, and back home - with books, reading takes you everywhere. 


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