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January 05, 2023 - February 23, 2023

In 1951, the Ohio County Public Library’s head librarian, Virginia Ebeling, referenced British historian Thomas Carlyle, who said, “the public library is a People’s University,” when she initiated a new adult education program with that name. Miss Ebeling charged the Library with the responsibility of reaching “as many people in the community as possible.” In keeping with that tradition of public libraries as sanctuaries of free learning for all people, the Ohio County Public Library revived the series in 2010.

The People’s University is a free program for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts. It features courses—taught by experts in each subject—that enable patrons to pursue their goal of lifelong learning in classic subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature. Patrons may attend as many classes as they wish. There are no tests of other requirements and all programs are free and open to the public. And now you can watch online too!

WINTER 2023: ANCIENT HISTORY

Class 1-  Jan. 5, 2023 – 7 pm: Egypt Part 1 – Gods and Pyramids – Instructor: DR. LAURA MICHELE DIENER, Marshall University 

Class 2- Jan. 12, 2023 – 7 pm: Egypt Part 2 – The Pharaohs-Instructor: DR. LAURA MICHELE DIENER, Marshall University  

Class 3- Jan. 19, 2023 – 7 pm: Greece Part 1 – Minoan, Mycenean, and Homeric – Instructor: DR. MARIE N. PAREJA CUMMINGS, Marshall University 

Class 4-  Jan. 26, 2023 – 7 pm: Greece Part 2-Archaic and Classical – Instructor: DR. MARIE N. PAREJA CUMMINGS, Marshall University 

Class 5- Feb. 2, 2023 – 7 pm: Greece Part 3 – Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Egypt -Instructor: DR. LAURA MICHELE DIENER, Marshall University  

Class 6 – Feb. 9, 2023 – 7 pm: Rome Part 1-The Period of the Kings through the Republic – Instructor: DR. LAURA MICHELE DIENER, Marshall University 

Class 7 – Feb. 16, 2023 – 7 pm: Rome Part 2-Early Empire – Instructor: DR. LAURA MICHELE DIENER, Marshall University   

Class 8- Feb. 23, 2023 – 7 pm: THE TRAGEDY OF POMPEII – Instructor: DR. LAURA MICHELE DIENER, Marshall University