Celebrate Global Sleep Under the Stars Night with these digital downloads

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Tonight is Global Sleep Under the Stars Night and whether you pitch a tent in your backyard or study the skies from your deck or patio, here are a few astronomical digital titles to help you celebrate:

First on the Moon – The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience by Rod Pyle


Packing for Mars – The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach


The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies – The Solar System by Britannica Educational Publishing

 

Series Starters – eBooks and eAudiobooks ready to download

If you like book series, we have a whole digital collection of Series Starters in a variety of genres ready for download to your device. Take a look at these selections of fiction, mystery, thriller, romance fantasy and historical fiction and get ready to dig into something new! Here is just a sampling of what we have:

Visit our Series Starters collection here and you’ll be on your way to a great reading weekend!

Biographies – fascinating life histories – available for download today!

Like biographies? These selected life stories are currently available for download as eBooks.


Ansel Adams by Mary Street Alinder

Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith

The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles

The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King

Mandela by Anthony Sampson


Napoleon by Andrew Roberts

Sonia Sotomayor by Sylvia Mendoza

Steve McQueen by Marc Eliot

Vincent Van Gogh by Jan Greenberg

The Watcher by Jeanette Winter

Looking for something else? Click here to view all currently available biographies.

Sharing recipes on National Chili Dog Day!

Happy National Chili Dog Day! This month’s issue of Taste of Home magazine has two tasty chili dog recipes for you. Why not try out a Detroit Dog or a Chili Coney Dog?

It’s easy to access these recipes in Taste of Home magazine with your library card: Visit https://chescolibraries.org/downloads and scroll to Flipster.

For all you cooks and grillers, check out these other magazines to help you plan your next meal:

And be sure to visit our Backyard Time digital collection – offering these and many more titles for your outdoor dinners!

Sink into a book in celebration of National Hammock Day!

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Today is National Hammock Day and what better time to sink into an eBook or eAudiobook from our digital collection!

Take a look at our current downloadable collections:

Librarian Likes

Library Reads

Just Added

Black Voices

Summer Vibes

Backyard Time

No Holds Audiobooks

No Holds Classic eBooks

Forgotten Favorites

Spanish Language Collection

What’s going to be your next read?

The Address by Fiona Davis – eBook and eAudiobook available for download

Borrow the eBook and eAudiobook

From the author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece comes the compelling national bestselling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota—New York City’s most famous residence.

What’s it about?

When a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house the Dakota, leads to a job offer for Sara Smythe, her world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America. The opportunity to be the female manager of the Dakota. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else…and is living in the Dakota with his wife and three young children.

One hundred years later, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities: Fresh out of rehab, the former interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Bailey’s grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden, yet Bailey won’t see a dime of the Camden family’s substantial estate; instead, her “cousin” Melinda—Camden’s biological great-granddaughter—will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda’s vision. The renovation will take away all the character of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in…and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum—a madwoman named Sara Smythe.

A century apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages—for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the nightlife’s free-flowing drinks and cocaine—and take refuge in the Upper West Side’s gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich, and often as tragic, as the Dakota’s can’t hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers inside could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden—and the woman who killed him—on its head.

Copies of the eBook and eAudiobook are available for download now!

For lazy afternoons: Summer Vibes collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks

Have you seen our Summer Vibes collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks? They are perfect for lazy summer reading. Here are just a few that are ready for you!


Summer with My Sisters by Holly Chamberlin – eBook

Bestselling author Holly Chamberlin’s heartfelt novel, set in a beautiful Maine beach town, tells of three sisters–and one summer filled with revelations…


Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank – eAudiobook

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.


Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax – eBook

By the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life. There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix….


Looking for other summer reads? View our Summer Vibes collection here.

Summertime reading – what’s your fancy?

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Now that it’s officially summer, will you head outdoors and sink into a comfortable chair with a new book on your device? What will you read? Something light, like a beach read or a summer romance? Maybe a mystery or some historical fiction. If you like nonfiction, perhaps a book on mindfulness or travel.

You can browse all these genres on OverDrive:

beach read

summer romance

mystery

historical fiction

mindfulness

travel


Maybe you want to flip through a new magazine. We have more than 100 magazines ready for you on Flipster. Visit https://chescolibraries.org/downloads and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.


Or if you’re ready to try our curbside pickup, search our catalog at ccls.org or look for suggestions on NovelistPlus.

Learn more about curbside pickup here.

You’re just a download or a hold away from your next great read!

Black Lives Matter: Community Reads

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By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control–relegating millions to a permanent second-class status–even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness.

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey of how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, is available as an ebook and eAudiobook through July 19, 2020.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

Book summaries taken from chester.overdrive.com