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Halloween eBook - Local Noir

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Our last Halloween eBooks recommendations feature collections of “noir” stories from different cities. These aren't ghost stories per se, but they are dark and mysterious. The three featured titles all come from the same series, and feature stories set in a single city, written by authors who know those cities well. Call it “local crime fiction.”

  • Baltimore Noir - Dark stories from the home of Edgar Allen Poe. Authors include David Simon, best known for The Wire.
  • DC Noir - George Pellacanos leads this tour of the seedy side of the nation's capital.
  • Los Angeles Noir - From the city better know for “film noir.” Includes stories by Michael Connolly and Janet Fitch.

Happy Reading!

Green your Life for Earth Day

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Earth Day is this week (April 22nd) so it's a good time to look for new projects to make your corner a little greener. Are you ready to start a garden, or maybe even start composting your vegetable scraps to create rich soil for next year's seeds? Could you make some improvements to your home to save energy (and money)? The books below will give you plenty of ideas, and maybe even inspire you to turn over a new (green) leaf.

Happy Reading!

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The Upper Arlington Public Library offers electronic content available for download by using a valid library card.  
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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If You Enjoyed: The Fault in Our Stars

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Have you read The Fault in Our Stars? John Green's story of teenage love and terminal illness has been on the best sellers list for over a year, while the movie based on the book has done well at the box office. If you haven't read it, you can find The Fault in Our Stars in our eBook collection.

If you have read it, here are three more titles you might also like.

Happy Reading!

Have you Hygge'd today?

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If you spend much time on the Internet, you've probably seen at least a passing mention of “hygge.” This Danish word for “cozy” refers to a way of living that fosters contentment, and includes regular doses of friends, wool socks, wood fires and cinnamon rolls. If' you curious what all the hygge hype is about, grab a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll and checkout an eBook from our collection.

Happy (or hygge) Reading!

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Michael Chabon

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May 24th is the birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon. His most famous books include Wonderboys, which was made into a movie staring Michael Douglas, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, for which he won the aforementioned Pulitzer. He also appeared in an episode of The Simpsons, a sign of his cultural relevance.

You can learn more about Mr. Chabon at The Writer's Alamanac and check out a few of his books below.

Happy Reading!

eBooks for Managing Stress

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We had so much fun with our Halloween eBook recommendations, that we've decided to make it a weekly event. Check the Media Services page (ualibrary.org -> Explore ->eBooks, Films & Music) each week for a new set of recommendations.

The holidays are undoubtedly a fun time of year. But there is certainly stress that goes along with the shopping and family gatherings and hearing the same songs over and over again. Yes, the holidays can make you feel like a Christmas tree decorated with 700 ornaments shaped like Edvard Munch's “The Scream” painting. Or at least cranky.

Here are three books to help you manage the holiday stress and enjoy the end of 2013.

Olympic eBooks

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We are halfway through the Olympics and with the mystery of the green diving pool still lingering and many medals still to be awarded, it's a good time to read more about the history of the games.

You can find many books about the Olympics in Digital Downloads, our eBook collection. If you're new to Digital Downloads, the Media Services webpage has guides to help you get started, or click help to schedule a 1-on-1 training to get answers to all of your questions.

Happy Reading!

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NEW - We recently added titles that only UAPL patrons can access. To see these and other titles, you will be prompted to sign in before you begin looking for eBooks. Please update your bookmarks to reflect this change. Access our exclusive ebooks offer.

 

 

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  • 40,000+ titles in audio, print and film
  • Now featuring MP3 audio downloads for iPods, iPads and iPod Touch
  • Titles in EPUB and PDF formats, compatible with the Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader and iPad. Digital Downloads also supports Amazon's Kindle.
  • OverDrive Media Console (Mac/PC)
  • Adobe Digital Editions (Mac/PC)
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop (no longer supported)
  • Apple iTunes / Quicktime (Mac/PC)

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Bestselling non-fiction

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Happy Labor Day. The unofficial end of summer has arrived, and its time to trade fluffy beach reads for some some serious fall books…or some bestselling non-fiction. Here are three titles that combine the interesting characters and strong story of a novel with real-life events. As they say, “truth is stranger than fiction,” and just as interesting.

Happy Reading!

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