Do you know about our Lion’s Roar magazine on Flipster? It shares Buddhist wisdom for your heart and mind. Inside this month’s issue are articles about how to be calm and resilient, tips for meditation, what to do in an emergency and book suggestions.
You can read Lion’sRoar for free with your library card. Here’s how:
In an earlier post we shared links from explore.org to livestreams of birds and animals across the world. One of the most interesting links was of these baby eagles.
Have these birds grown! They are “teenagers” now and are preparing for their first flight. If you’re lucky, you can see them practice by spreading their wings and running across the nest. Their wingspans are already impressive. See them here.
In the distance, you will often see one of the parents perched on a branch, guarding the nest and searching with its “eagle eye” for fish in the stream far below.
When will these nearly-grown birds leave the nest?
You can read more about eagles and other birds in these Flipster magazines. Here’s how: visit https://chescolibraries.org/downloads and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.
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We have more magazines to share with you on Flipster, for all your reading tastes and interests. From new children’s literary and activity magazines to fashion, wellness, bird watching and many special interest periodicals, here’s a quick run-down of what’s new:
Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle
Health and Fitness
Reading and Writing
Here’s how to get started. Click here to sign in to Flipster with your library card or visit chescolibraries.org, select Downloads and scroll down to Flipster to access these and nearly ninety additional informative, fun and interesting magazines.
And here’s a full list of what we’ve added:
Bird Watcher’s Digest
Color to stay Alive A Zombie Coloring & Activity Book
On Flipster – sign in with your library card here to read National Geographic and Eco Parent magazines.
Our GreenFILE (POWER Library) database offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Sign in with your library card here.
Today is National Orchid Day. In celebration of the day, take a look at these articles and eBooks about orchids, available now in the New York Times and on Flipster & OverDrive.
Sign in to Flipster here to read these magazine articles about orchids:
Organic Gardener– April 2020: “From Donkeys to Flying Ducks” by Helen McKerral – exploring the world of native orchids and how to grow them. There are many articles and references to orchids in back issues of Organic Gardener too. Use Flipster’s Search bar on the upper right of your screen.
Horticulture– May 2020: Visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Orchid Conservatory and use the Search bar to visit articles about orchids in back issues.
New York Times – April 18, 2019: “Orchids Bloom in Thousands of Forms. But Why?” by C. Claiborne Ray
To read this article and today’s New York Times, visit our Databases here. Choose New York Times and select Remote Access. Enter your library card number and PIN to create a free account. Type “orchids” in the Search bar on the upper left of your screen.
Maybe you’d like to read a book about orchids. These eBooks are currently available on OverDrive for download to your device.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an e.ndangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him.
A blistering romantic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit. Far from her sensible life as an English teacher in Kansas, Lora looks forward to a relaxing vacation in Cancun. But fate thwarts her careful plans when a darkly handsome American named Max jumps into her car with a loaded gun.
We offer a great variety of magazines, newspapers, eBooks and eAudiobooks, available for easy access with your library card. Read magazines on Flipster, access the Philadephia Inquirer and the New York Times through our Databases and download eBooks and eAudiobooks on OverDrive.