Upcoming events at the Ohio County Public Library

– April 1: 28 Years of Questions, 45 Minutes of Answers

Naturalist Dr. Scott Shalaway will return to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling on Tuesday, April 1 at noon to review of some of the most interesting and “weirdest” questions he’s gotten over the years. He will also ouch briefly on bird-friendly coffees. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Please visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call 304-232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.

– April 1 at 7 PM: People’s University Astronomy, Billions of Galaxies. Clusters and collisions of aging galaxies in the expanding universe with instructor Dr. Charles Wood.

– April 8 The English Garden

Barbara Robinson-Pirhalla will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling on Tuesday, April 8 at noon to discuss her book, England: A Garden & Landscape Glossary. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Please visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call 304-232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.

– Special Monday Edition of Lunch With Books on April 14 at noon: A Civil War Photo Extravaganza with Gary Adelman

The Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling will offer a special Monday edition of its popular Lunch With Books program on April 14 at noon as Garry Adelman, a nationally renowned expert of Civil War photography, will present a photographic tour of the Civil War. “Photographs are a key primary source that assist in understanding the conflict;” Adelman said, “and when grasping the aims and methods of the photographers and pairing their images with modern photos taken at the same place, the impact is even more valuable.” The Civil War was the first war to be extensively photographed. It saw the real birth of photojournalism, technological innovations, the first photos of American dead soldiers and a public impact that cannot be overstated. Through then and now, 3-D and even 4-D techniques, Adelman will present the Civil War in a manner available nowhere else. A graduate of Michigan State University and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Garry Adelman is the author, co-author or editor of 20 books and 30 articles on the Civil War. He is the vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg for 19 years. He has appeared on numerous productions shown on the BBC, C-Span, Pennsylvania Cable Network and on HISTORY. He works full time as Director of History and Education at the Civil War Trust. Lunch With Books patrons are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Please visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call 304-232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.