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OCPL Programs

A variety of programs are offered at the Ohio County Public Library throughout the year for patrons of all ages.  Whether it's a movie screening, a storytime, or a university-level lecture, there's always something going on at the Library. All of our Library-sponsored programs are free to the public. 

Check our Full Programming Calendar or our Facebook Page to see what programs and events are coming up.

See our Full Programming Calendar

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. 

View all of our Programs for Adults

Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library

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


▶ Follow Lunch With Books on Facebook

People's University at the Ohio County Public Library

▶  People's University - a free program for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts.

▶  Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books


▶  Ohio Valley History Expo


▶  Adult Programming News 



OCPL Kids 

Early childhood literacy is important. Children who are read to regularly exhibit higher activation in areas of the brain that support mental imagery and comprehension of narratives — key skills needed for independent reading comprehension. Library programs have significant positive impacts on early development and help equip children with lifelong learning and literacy skills that help prepare them for school and beyond. Drop in for one of our storytimes, browse for a bedtime story, or spend a quiet hour reading to your child in our children's department.

 ▶  Learn More about our Children's Department 

View our Programs for Children

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 ▶  Step Into Stories - most Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am 



Toddler reading


 ▶  Mother Goose on the Loose - most Fridays at 10:30 am




 ▶  OCPL Kids News 

 OCPL Family Friendly Programming

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Movies at the Library

 ▶  Monday Night Movies - every second Monday of the month. All movies are rated G or PG unless otherwise noted. 

Toddler reading

Summer Reading Programs

 ▶  "A Universe of Stories" - the 2019 Summer Reading Program

Library-Sponsored Programs Policy

The purpose of Ohio County Public Library-sponsored programs is to provide education, information, and entertainment for library patrons. The Library reserves the right to exercise sole discretion in selecting and inviting presenters for its programs. In selecting presenters, the Library does not discriminate on account of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, religion, ancestry or national origin, and the views expressed by presenters of Library-sponsored programs, or by any person in attendance at the programs, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Library, its staff, and/or its representatives.

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