Wide Angle Lunches, a mid-day lecture series hosted by the Charleston Library Society, begins its eighth set of talks this month.

All programs begin at 12:30 p.m. and last for one hour. The series features six speakers, five of whom live in the Lowcountry:

On April 15, Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault will share stories from the new book "The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits."

On April 24, Lee Woodruff, whose husband Bob was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, will offer a talk called "Trauma and Triumph: What We Can Learn from Military Families."

On May 1, chef and food writer Brys Stephens will talk about "Southern Staples in a Global Kitchen."

On May 8, Time magazine photographer Callie Shell will discuss her work in a lecture titled "Political Landscapes: Photographic Paths to the White House."

On May 15, William E. Kennard, former ambassador to the European Union, will address international affairs in a talk titled "Echoes Across the Pond: Europe's Immigration Crisis, the American Civil Rights Movement and Ukraine."

Tickets for each event are $25 for Library Society members, $30 for nonmembers. Admission to all five lectures can be purchased for $100. Lunch and childcare are included. The Library Society is at 164 King St.

For more information, and to reserve a seat, visit www.wideanglelunches.org or call (800) 838-3006.