Adulting 101 – Thursday, February 28th at 6 pm

This new series of programs is for young adults ages 16-25.  Each month, a timely real-world topic affecting young adults will be addressed. In February, we’ll show you how easy it is to create healthy and inexpensive meals with an electric skillet.  Please call the library at 330-424-3117 to register, or direct message lepperlibraryteens on Instagram.

 

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.

 

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Setting up a home car workshop by Julian Edgar

Working on your car at home both saves you money and helps you to achieve the results you want.

You might want to perform routine servicing, modify a car, restore a car or even build a car from scratch. But to achieve the best outcomes, you’ll need a home workshop. Setting up a Home Car Workshop covers the setting-up and use of a home car workshop.

Whether you’re working with a small or large space, it shows you how a workshop should be laid-out for safety and ease of use, the best parts and tool storage options, and the equipment you should buy.

Want to save money? Inside, you’ll find out how to build your own storage racks and cabinets, how to build a strong workbench – even how to make your own full-length car ramps.

It also covers how to use the tools and equipment, how to weld, how to use hand tools, and gives advice on the best tools to buy to work on the electronics of your car. The book is fully illustrated throughout, with step by step guides, and many useful hints and tips.

If you are planning to set up your own home workshop, this book is for you.

 

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The Kindness Quotient by Rhonda Sciortino

KQ, or kindness quotient, is a measure of how much each of us embodies the virtues of kindness, caring and generosity. A high KQ means taking advantage of all opportunities to be kind and finding personal success by bringing kindness into the world. Now there’s a way to boost your KQ and maximize your kindness potential.

The Kindness Quotient helps you understand exactly how kindness affects, and is affected by, everything you do. In doing so, we learn to better appreciate the importance of kindness in our personal and professional lives and learn new ways to share and experience the best that the world has to offer.

With The Kindness Quotient, you will:

– Develop the proactive habits of successful kind people
– Learn how kindness shown to others can boost your happiness
– Experience how tapping into the power of kindness can create success at work, at home and in the world
– Pinpoint new opportunities for kindness in your daily life
– Learn to embody the nine principles of kindness

Each of us has the potential to improve the world around us and increase our level of peace and happiness through kindness. So, what’s your KQ?

 

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