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Just what your tablet asked for

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Did Santa leave you a new smartphone this year? Was there a gift wrapped tablet with your name on it. Did you finally receive the eReader you've been asking for? If the holidays brought you a new device, you can get free eBooks, magazines and more from your library.

Need help getting started? Schedule a one-on-one appointment, and we'll help you download your first eBook in no time. Prefer to do it yourself? Visit our website to find helpful guides that will point you in the right direction.

Not sure what you need? Give us a call, send us an email or just stop by. We can help you get the most out of your new device.

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!

200th Anniversary of "Pride and Prejudice"

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!

Do not update the OverDrive iOS app

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OverDrive released an update for their iOS app on Monday and it is causing problems for many users. OverDrive is aware of this and is working on a patch to fix the issues. We recommend that patrons wait to install this update until OverDrive has fixed it.

If you have already updated the app and it doesn't seem to be working correctly, uninstalling the app and then reinstalling it may fix the problem for you. If it does not, you can checkout eBooks and read or listen to them using Safari. Click on Download e-Books from the digital media tab on our homepage, or click here to visit our collection. After you check out a title, click READ or LISTEN to open it in your web browser. Click the links for more information about READ or LISTEN.

If you have questions, please contact UAPL.

Super Snacks

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The dark months of January and February just so happen to have some big televised events. With the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards on the horizon, it's a good time to talk about snacks. Because the Super Bowl isn't just about expensive commercials, it's about what you'll be snacking while you watch them. Even if you don't plan to watch the game or the Oscars, making your own snacks can be healthier and cheaper than buying them.

Check out these three books for recipes to create tasty treats for any occasion.

Halloween eBooks - Freaky Food

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Mmm…Halloween. Combine the flavors of fall (pumpkins, apples) and and some creepy creativity and you get a delicious holiday that kicks off two months of great eating. Check out these cookbooks to find tasty recipes for Beggar's Night.

  • Wormy Apple Croissants - Fun and simple recipes you can make with kids.
  • Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook - Plan an entire Halloween menu with over 100 recipes.
  • Pumpkin Greats - Make sure you buy an extra pumpkin to use in some of these recipes.

Happy Reading (and eating)!

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

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If you grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, you could be a Baby Boomer, from Generation X, a Millennial, or whatever we decide to call the little tykes tuning in today. The cartoon just aired for the 50th straight year and it's safe to say it has stood the test of time and will remain a holiday tradition for generations to come.

If you want to read more about Charlie Brown (or Charles Schultz or Snoopy) check out one of these eBooks.

Happy Reading!

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