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200th Anniversary of "Pride and Prejudice"

If you liked The Goldfinch

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When I finish reading a really enjoyable book, I want to flip back to page one and start reading again. Of course, its never the same as the first read, and if it isn’t a series, then I have to find a new title that’s just as good. This usually means bugging family, friends and other librarians for recommendations.

In case you haven’t found a good follow-up read for this year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, here three titles with similar themes.

Happy Reading!

 

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.

Cuban History

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In the last month, the United States has taken steps to restart diplomatic relations with Cuba, including a face-to-face meeting between the two countries' presidents. These are the highest level meetings in more than 50 years.

If you're interested in learning more about Cuba, check out one of the books below and explore the colorful and controversial history of our southern neighbor.

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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!

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!

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.

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!

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