Holiday Cookies

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When it comes to baked goods, I am luckier than most. My wife loves to bake and the top of our upright piano usually has at least three varieties of cookies on it. This increases during the holidays, when she is baking more to take to parties and share with friends and family. I like to say it's a good thing we have the piano.

If you are looking for some inspiration for your holiday cookie swap or a new treat to share, check out these eBooks.

Happy Reading!

Halloween Teen reads

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Teen literature is full of great Halloween themed eBooks. Zombies, and Vampires and Paranormal Romance. Oh, yeah. And if you want to read more, all of these titles are part of a series (of course).

  • Possession is the age-old story of starting at a new school and dealing with a clique of demon-possessed girls.
  • In the Abused Werewolf Rescue Group, Toby wakes up in the hospital and learns that he is a werewolf. Later, he meets up with characters from Catherine Jinks' previous book, The Reformed Vampire Support Group.
  • In Turned, Caitlin moves to New York and finds herself in the middle of a vampire war.

Happy Reading!

Terrifying Tale for Halloween

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Rustling leaves, grinning Jack-o-lanterns, little ghosts and zombies roaming the neighborhood. Just the thought of late October makes my spine shiver a little. And for all of the beauty of trees in full color during the day, when the sun sets, it's easy to see why Halloween is an Autumn occasion. Death and decay are starting and the long winter is getting closer.

If your idea of a treat is giving yourself a good scare (from the comfort of your sofa) checkout one of the scary stories below.

Happy Halloween (and Reading)!


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It's now officially summer, even if it has felt that way for a little while. The Fourth of July is just around the corner and I've now seen three lemonade stands.

To celebrate, here are three books set in the good old summertime.

  • Summer of Beer and Whiskey tells how the owner of a beer garden and a group of saloon keepers founded the American League.
  • In Hitchhiking with Larry David, the author's chance encounter with Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) while hitchhiking on Martha's Vineyard helps him deal with a painful break-up.
  • One Crazy Summer is the story of the Delphine and her two sisters, who visit their mother in California during the hot and crazy summer of 1968.

Happy Reading!

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There are thousands of book titles available in audio, EPUB and Kindle formats on our Digital Download site.  In addition a limited number of music and movie titles are also available through this site.  

UAPL also offers free music for download through Freegal. Freegal provides access to the complete catalog of Sony music and our patrons can download two songs per week with their library card.

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Changing habits

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Creating the “new you,” is always a popular topic in the new year. Many of us will be trying to do away with old habits we wish we didn't have or develop new habits we wish we did. But how do you drop a habit or pick up a new one? Check out one of these books for insight into improving yourself by changing your habits.

Halloween eBooks for Kids

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What's better than a pile of Halloween candy? A list of Halloween eBooks, of course. Check out these silly and scary reads for the younger set.

  • Vulgar the Viking and the Spooky School Trip - Vulgar thinks that his first field trip is going to be fun. But then he discovers that the woods are full of evil trolls, and he starts to get scared.
  • Switched - Olivia and Ivy find out that they are identical twin, except for one small difference. Ivy is a vampire.
  • The Zombie Chasers - Zombie's just crashed Zach's slumber party. This is either going to be the best slumber party ever, or the worst.

Happy Reading!

Thanksgiving Recipes

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What's your favorite Thanksgiving food? Mashed potatoes? Pumpkin Pie? Turkey? Seriously, the turkey? As you can tell, I eat turkey for the traditation, rather than the taste. It's fine, as long as it doesn't take up too much room on my plate, so I can fit more of the sides.

Whatever you are looking to cook (and eat), the three books below will give you plenty of tasty ideas. Be sure to hit Preview to take a look at the first chapter.

Happy Reading!

New eBooks

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We add new eBooks to our collection every month, but recently, we've been able to add titles that we couldn't before.

In April, Harper Lee announced that her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, will be available in eBook for the first time. You can place a request now, the book will be release on July 8th, Ms. Lee's 88th birthday.

Just last week, publisher Simon & Schuster announced they would make their entire eBook catalog available to public libraries. This adds authors like Stephen King, Janet Evanovich and David McCullough to our eBook collection. You can view more titles by using the Advanced Search to browse books published by Simon and Schuster, or their imprints, like Scribner.

Happy Reading!


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