Lion’s Roar magazine on Flipster

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’s Roar for free with your library card. Here’s how:

Visit and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.

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Buddhist meditation

Baby eagle livestream update

In an earlier post we shared links from 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 and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.

These Flipster magazines can point you to your next book

Did you know that many of the magazines available to you on Flipster include book reviews, excerpts, suggestions and other bookish discussions?

You can start with these:

The New Yorker
The New York Review of Books
Reader’s Digest

Many other Flipster magazines have book talk tucked into their pages:

Men’s Health
Vanity Fair
Woman’s Day

To read magazines on Flipster:
visit and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.

Need more?

Be sure to visit NoveList Plus for reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. NoveList also has series information, award winners, best-of lists, top ten lists, and much more!

Sign up for our NextReads book suggestions in up to twenty different subject areas delivered to your email.

What’s next on your bookshelf?

Celebrate National Nutty Fudge Day with a sweet recipe on Flipster

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Happy National Nutty Fudge Day! Did you know that you can search for recipes in our cooking and baking magazines?

Here’s how:

  • Go to, scroll to Flipster and click to enter your library card. Pick one of our many food magazines.
  • Enter “fudge” in the search bar in the upper right of your screen.
  • Select “all issues” in the Search dropdown to find your next fudge recipe.

You can find a delicious recipe for Makinac Fudge from the June/July 2020 issue of Taste of Home and a recipe for Lime Fudge in the December/January 2018 issue of AllRecipes

We have a wide selection of food-related magazines inviting you to try something new!

What’s your favorite fudge recipe? Leave a comment and share the sweetness!

Just added – new magazines on Flipster!

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

Bird Watching

Reading and Writing

Special Interests

Here’s how to get started. Click here to sign in to Flipster with your library card or visit, 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:

    • Advocate
    • Archaeology
    • Ask
    • Audubon
    • Backyard Poultry
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watcher’s Digest
    • Butternut
    • Color to stay Alive A Zombie Coloring & Activity Book
    • Consumer Reports Buying Guide
    • Cricket
    • Dogster
    • Dwell
    • Elle
    • Harper’s Bazaar
    • Harvard Health Letter
    • Harvard Women’s Health Watch
    • Health
    • Ladybug
    • Mystery Weekly
    • National Geographic Kids
    • Outside
    • Rachael Ray in Season
    • Ranger Rick
    • Spider
    • Town & Country
    • Under the Radar
    • Writer’s Digest

Which will you read first?

Celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day with new recipes in our Flipster magazines!

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Happy National Blueberry Pie Day! This is the season for berries and you can find new pie and berry recipes in many of our magazines on Flipster.

Here’s a peek at a few magazines that feature pie and berry desserts in their latest issues.

We have more than 80 magazines available on Flipster to read with your library card. Sign in here and get your rolling pin ready!

Earth Day is coming up – see what we have for you at our online library!

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Earth Day is coming up on Wednesday, April 22. Here are some ways you can observe the day and learn more about our planet. We have books and resources available now to download, read or discover!

These books about the earth are currently available on OverDrive.

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth by John Javna and Sophie Javna – eBook

The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac – eBook

Invisible Nature by Kenneth Worthy – eBook

Ready, Set, Green by Graham Hill and Meaghan O’Neill – eBook

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells eBook and eAudiobook

You Can Save the Earth by Andrew Flach – eBook

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.

Be sure to visit us again at Stay Connected with Chescolibraries for new virtual programs at our libraries, book suggestions, ideas and important community information.

National Orchid Day – celebrate with these newspaper articles, magazines and eBooks!

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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.

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

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.

Wild Orchids by Karen Robards

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.

And on the web, visit the official site.

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.

Your online book world – reviews, talk and recommendations

One of the best things about reading books is hearing what others are saying and learning about new books on the horizon.

To get started, you can access a wealth of information on our website and online with your library card. Take a look:

  • Library Reads – a monthly list highlighting library staff picks from across the country
  • Novelist Plus – recommended reads in fiction and nonfiction
  • NextReads – Sign up to receive free monthly or bimonthly NextReads emails loaded with great book suggestions.
  • Staff Picks – book recommendations by our library staff

For reviews in the The New York Times sign in here with your library card to access a wealth of book-related sections:

  • Best Sellers
  • Book Reviews
  • Book Review Podcasts
  • By the Book – Writers on literature and the literary life
  • Children’s Books
  • Crime – Roundups of crime novels by Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review
  • Globetrotting – Sneak preview of books coming out in 2020 from around the world
  • Now Read This – A book club from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

Read book reviews on The Philadelphia Inquirer online or access the daily Philadelphia Inquirer here.

And on Flipster – access The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books

For more ideas and to reserve your next read, hop over to our digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks here.

Happy reading everyone!