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OCPL 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 life long learning opportunities to the public. 

Lunch With Books:

Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library

➤  Lunch With Books offers free lectures on history, music, film, literature and more every noon on Tuesdays.


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People's University:

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


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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 West Virginia Library Commission and Center for the Book, Wheeling Heritage, the Elbin Library at West Liberty University, and the Ohio County Public Library.


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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. 


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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. 2019 saw patrons of all ages help us "Read to the Moon and Back" with "A Universe of Stories!"


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