March 26, 2016

March 2016

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
― Mark Twain

And we've got it!
Here are our books:

Road to Character - David Brooks
Red Rising - Pierce Brown
Joe Steeler - Harry Turtledove
The Just City - Jo Walton
Golden Son - Pierce Brown
The Annihilation Score - Charles Stross
Apex - Ramez Naam
Luna: New Moon - Ian McDonaldA Carlin Home Companion - Kelly Carlin
The Arrangement - Ashley Warlick
M.F.K. Fisher
The Man on the Washing Machine - Susan Cox
Death by Water - Kenzaburo Oe
The Hours Count - Jillian Cantor
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
The Royal We - Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Black Widow - Randy Wayne White
The Muralist - B.A. Shapiro
The Nightmare - Lars Kepler
The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
The Language of God - Francis Collins
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The Sandcastle Girls - Chris Bohjalian
The Swans of Fifth Avenue - Melanie Benjamin
Ladder of Years - Anne Tyler
The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
I Am My Own Wife - Doug Wright
Wildlife Wars: The Life and Times of a Fish and Game Warden - Terry Grosz
The Bangor Maine Police Department on Facebook
The Burn Palace - Stephen Dobyns

GETTING FREE DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

CONTENT

MOVIES — Hoopla Digital, Overdrive, Crackle, Open Culture.

TV SHOWS — Hoopla Digital, Google for show websites. 

MUSIC — Hoopla Digital, Freegal, Spotify, Pandora.

EBOOKS — Hoopla Digital, Overdrive, Project Gutenberg.

AUDIOBOOKS — Hoopla Digital, Overdrive, Librivox.

COMICS — Hoopla Digital.

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES — Overdrive (for magazines), Sanduskyregister.com, cleveland.com (app available), Washingtonpost.com (free with Register subscription, app available), USA Today. 

PROVIDERS (Google for website)

Hoopla Digital — The most important library digital service. Movies, TV shows, comic books, lots of music, ebooks, audiobooks. Easy to use app. Hoopladigital.com, register with your library card (all local libraries). 

Freegal — Has the music that isn't licensed to Hoopla. Available from Cuyahoga County Public Library and others. 

Overdrive — Ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. Available at all local libraries. 

Spotify — Music source, free with ads. Now has the Beatles. 

Crackle — Free TV shows and movies, aimed at male audience.

Open Culture — Old movies in the public domain, college lectures, free art books. 

Pandora — Internet radio, free with ads.

Project Gutenberg — Free public domain ebooks (Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens etc.)

LibriVox — Free public domain audiobooks. 

NOTE: All of these services have apps for your smartphone or tablet. Services from libraries are in boldface.