Writer’s Group – Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm

Join fellow writers in discussions about writing, publishing, grammar, and everything in between.  If you would like the group to critique your writing submit 5 pages a week before the meeting to dolly@lepperlibrary.org.

Call the library at 330-424-3117 to reserve your spot.  Group meets at the library

Use the ‘Libby’ app to get free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines & more!

Download the app Libby by Overdrive to get free digital books, magazine and digital audio books. Recently the Ohio Digital Library has increased the checkout limit to 20 items at one time and your ability to place a hold on an item went up to 30. A nice feature is that once you download a borrowed item you can play it anywhere without internet. Great item for those long trips instead of the radio, you can keep up with your  favorite authors.

Starting February 2022, the Overdrive App will not be available for download on any devices. In the future, the app will stop being updated and eventually be discontinued. All of the same digital content from Overdrive is available on Libby as well. If you need help downloading or signing in to the Libby App, come to the Lepper Library and we will be happy to assist you or call 330-424-3117!  

 

Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure by Rinker Buck

The eagerly awaited return of master American storyteller Rinker Buck, Life on the Mississippi is an epic, enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds a wooden flatboat from the grand “flatboat era” of the 1800s and sails it down the Mississippi River, illuminating the forgotten past of America’s first western frontier. Seven years ago, readers around the country fell in love with a singular American voice: Rinker Buck, whose infectious curiosity about history launched him across the West in a covered wagon pulled by mules and propelled his book about the trip, The Oregon Trail, to ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, Buck returns to chronicle his latest incredible adventure: building a wooden flatboat from the bygone era of the early 1800s and journeying down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. A modern-day Huck Finn, Buck casts off down the river on the flatboat Patience accompanied by an eccentric crew of daring shipmates. Over the course of his voyage, Buck steers his fragile wooden craft through narrow channels dominated by massive cargo barges, rescues his first mate gone overboard, sails blindly through fog, breaks his ribs not once but twice, and camps every night on sandbars, remote islands, and steep levees. As he charts his own journey, he also delivers a richly satisfying work of history that brings to life a lost era.

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The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

“Haelewise has always lived under the shadow of her mother, Hedda-a woman who will do anything to keep her daughter protected. For with her strange black eyes and even stranger fainting spells, Haelewise is shunned by her village, and her only solace liesin the stories her mother tells of child-stealing witches, of princes in wolf-skins, of an ancient tower cloaked in mist, where women will find shelter if they are brave enough to seek it. Then, Hedda dies, and Haelewise is left unmoored. With nothing left for her in her village, she sets out to find the legendary tower her mother used to speak of-a place called Gothel, where Haelewise meets a wise woman willing to take her under her wing. But Haelewise is not the only woman to seek refuge at Gothel. It’s also a haven for a girl named Rika, who carries with her a secret the Church strives to keep hidden. A secret that people will kill to uncover…”– Provided by publisher.

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