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LIBRARY TALK – September 6, 2018


Library Talk September 6th, 2018

Next week, Karen Meyers, author of many Ohio history-based juvenile and young adult books, will be here at the library on Friday, September 14th at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room to talk about Ripley’s key role in the UGRR.  It keys into her North to Freedom novel, showing the historical background, the key abolitionists who helped the fugitives and organized the stations on the UGRR.  Her book follows two fugitives who travel through Ripley then north next to Red Oak, where they meet the famous pastor there. She will touch on the dangers and the kindnesses of those who sheltered the fugitives.

The following day, Saturday the 15th from 5-7 p.m. the Friends of the Library will be having their annual Fish Fry and silent auction. This will be held down at the Lions Club Shelter along the river.

Also in September, we will be having our last Sounds of Summer music jam on Tuesday, September 18th in the annex from 6:30-8:00 p.m., so if you’ve been dilly-dallying about coming to listen or to play, this may be your last chance for the year—please join us in this impromptu music event—never the same, always fun, and always free.  Featuring Mostly Mosley!

Genealogy Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 20th in the library meeting room—informal, fun research, great assistance on print and online sources—for beginners and experienced genealogists alike.

Seems as though there are lots of popular author books coming out in early September—latest box included Danielle Steel’s In His Father’s Footsteps, J.A. Jance’s Field of Bones (Joanna Brady suspense), James Patterson’s Juror #3, and J.D. Robb’s Leverage in Death.  Not quite so well known is Sophie Hannah, the approved writer of new Agatha Christie character mysteries. This time out in The Mystery of Three Quarters, readers are back with the inimitable Hercule Poirot solving the case that frames him of doing misdeeds. For J.R.R. Tolkien fans, the The Fall of Gondolin is now available, wrapping up the story of the realm of  Middle Earth.  Tolkien started this book in 1917 while recovering from injuries from fighting in WW1, and had many re-writes, but never published.

Several interesting nonfictions in the same box—Justin Martin looks at the impact one battle had in the Civil War in A Fierce Glory: Antietam—The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery.  Two biographies Rush: Revolution, Madness & The Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried and The Good Neighbor: The Life and Works of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King (We’ve also added the well-reviewed DVD Won’t You Be My Neighbor, also about Fred Rogers)