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Discover a debut novel

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Debut novels can be especially exciting. Reading an author for the first time, who is just publishing their first book, give you a chance to discover their work, with out the expectations of established writers. If you're lucky, you'll find a new author to enjoy for years to come.

If you haven't already discovered them, check out one of these debut novels, recommended by Booklist.

Kick-off Summer Reading with an eBook

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Celebrate the beginning of the summer reading season with a new eBook mystery, and don't worry, it won't be checked out. UAPL is participating (again) in the Big Library Read program, which makes one eBook title available to an unlimited number of patrons. The current title is A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson, a mystery that introduces amateur sleuth Melanie Travis and a passel of Poodles. You can start reading anytime between June 3rd and June 18th.

To add more incentive, reading this book is on the activity list for Adult Summer Reading Club. For each completed activity, you are entered in our weekly prize drawing. Make sure to sign up first at ualibrary.org or at your local branch, to be registered for the grand prize drawing, a Nexus 7. A perfect way to read more eBooks.

If you've checked out eBooks before, you can check out A Pedigree to Die For the same way. If you haven't tried eBooks yet and you want some help, contact our Media Services department and schedule a 1-on-1 training.

Happy Reading!

Check Out a Pre-Loaded Nook Simple Touch

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B&N Nook LogoUpper Arlington Public Library is pleased to announce that we now offer the Nook Simple Touch e-Reader for circulation.

Each Nook e-Reader will come pre-loaded with titles in different genres. The goal of offering this service is to give our patrons an opportunity to experience using an e-reader first hand and to be able to decide whether this format suits their needs and preference in reading.

Who can borrow a Nook?

Upper Arlington Public Library card holders who are 18 years and older and have a library card in good standing may borrow a Nook.

Do I have to download books myself?

Each Nook is pre-loaded with a selection of classic and current books in a different genre for your enjoyment. 

Where do I pick up a Nook?

The Nooks are kept at the Circulation Desk at Tremont.  We ask that the Nooks get returned to any one of our three locations in person and not in the book drops to prevent damage.

Can I reserve a Nook?

Yes, you may reserve a Nook and you can choose any of our three locations for pickup.  Please note that there are a limited number of e-Readers circulating so you might have to be added to a waiting list depending upon demand.

How long can I keep the Nook?

The Nook e-Readers circulate for 28 days and may not be renewed.

Will I be charged to borrow a Nook or if I return it late or damaged?

Like other circulating library items, there is no charge for borrowing a Nook.  However, there is a charge of $1.00 per day if the item is returned late

Replacement costs for a lost, stolen, or damaged Nook or any of its components are listed as follows:

  • Nook Simple Touch e-Reader & contents: $200.00
  • Protective Cover: $20.00
  • Charger & cord: $35.00
  • Carrying Case: $45.00

Where can I get help using the Nook?

We are happy to assist you at Media Services or you may use the following link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-simple-touch-videos/379003526 (short URL: http://bit.ly/VBvolR)

Baseball Biography

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Spring is only a week away, but Spring Training has already started. With over 140 years of history, there are plenty of books about “America's Pastime.” Below are three great biographies of three great players, to help pass the time until Opening Day.

  • Pitching in a Pinch is Christy Mathewson's funny and fascinating memoir about baseball in the early twentieth century.
  • If you liked 42, learn more about Jackie Robinson from his autobiography, I Never Had it Made.
  • The Last Hero covers Hank Aaron's record breaking career on the field and his reemergence as a hero during baseball's Steroid Era.

Happy Reading!

Pumpkin Time

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On my morning stroll around the block, I noticed several pumpkins decorating a neighbor's porch. It was a cool, grey morning and small, yellow leaves were already lining the road where I walked. It felt like Halloween was just around the corner. A few hours later the sun was up and the temperature was on it's way to the high 70s. But it's still October, so grab a pumpkin latte (or pumpkin beer) and learn how to cook, carve and cultivate your own perfect pumpkin.

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.

All the World's a Stage

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It's been 450 years since the birth of Shakespeare. And while his biography is rather short for such a famous figure, his impact on English literature and language are indisputable. He is credited with adding over 500 words to the language, and countless phrases, like: to thine own self be true and brevity is the soul of wit.

You can read all of “The Bard's” works in many places online, including the Folger Shakespeare Library, which has an excellent, searchable collection. If you are looking for a slightly different take on Shakespeare, try one of these eBooks.

  • Reintroduce yourself to Shakespeare's most famous characters with Y is for Yorick, a witty picture book for adults.
  • How Shakespeare Changed Everything examines his influence on language and culture (and the starlings in Central Park).
  • The Shakespeare guide to Italy uses the 10 plays set in Italy as an itinerary, tracking down the exact locations of Juliette's balcony and other famous scenes.

Happy Reading!

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