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Shakespeare Saved My Life!


Hark, valorous readers, taketh heed that the present day wilt beest thy last chance to downloadeth this booketh!

That is, today is the last day to download Laura Bates’ Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard  through OverDrive’s Big Library Read, which allows Ottawa Public Library card holders the opportunity to borrow &  read the eBook without placing holds, waiting lists, & incurring late fees.  Bates’ autobiography is a riveting true-life tale of a Shakespeare professor & prison volunteer determined to teach the Bard in supermax solitary confinement surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst.  In this unwelcoming place, begins the most unlikely of friendships with a brilliant, dangerous convict —a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life.  Recommeded if you enjoyed Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.  Big Library Read is an international program that gives library customers unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club. Interested patrons will be able borrow using a valid OPL card, & read on all major computers & devices, including iPhone, iPad, Kobo, & Android phones and tablets.  Patrons may select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, which begins at the date of checkout, & expires automatically at the end of the lending period. Need Help? Ask an OPL Staff Member who will be pleased to assist you. 

Downloadeth this very day!

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Shakespeare Saved My Life

Ten Years in Solitary With the Bard
By Bates, Laura