The Library is a longtime subscriber the magazine streaming resource RBdigital. Just recently we’ve upped the game. From only 55 different magazine titles, we now have thousands. I was up to page 7 on the results list when I gave up counting. Some that I’ve been enjoying the past week include Archaeology, Cook’s Illustrated, Bon Appetit, GQ France, Architectural Digest India, and National Geographic Mexico. If you have a printer and crayons, you can print pages from the coloring books for adults! Yes, there is an app.
Our other magazine streaming site is PressReader. It has some of the same magazines but thousands of others as well as newspapers including Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune. It also has a great app.
Would you like see your family’s black and white photographs in a new light? You may want to look into a service offered by the genealogy online resource MyHeritage. The company revolutionized the world of online genealogy web sites recently when the company announced that anyone could upload black-and-white photographs to MyHeritage.com and then the web site would AUTOMATICALLY convert each photo to a color image. This service was only available to people who had a full MyHeritage subscription. Now EVERYONE can obtain FREE and unlimited access to MyHeritage In Color™ from March 23 to April 23, 2020. Ordinarily only 10 photos can be colorized by users who do not have a Complete plan, but now, you can colorize as many photos as you’d like for free. A free online access subscription is required if you would like MyHeritage to add the photos to their extensive photograph collection.
To get started, go to http://www.myheritage.com/incolor.
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!
Pit Bull Flower Power
by Sophie Gamand
Since 2014, French photographer Sophie Gamand has been composing portraits of adoptable pit bulls from more than thirty shelters and rescues throughout the United States. Who could resist?!
by Ari Seth Cohen
Photographer Ari Seth Cohen presents affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time.
The experts at America’s Test Kitchen and National Geographic bring Italy’s magnificent cuisine, culture, and landscapes–and 100 authentic regional recipes–right to your kitchen.
by Lucy Cook
Here, in a mindfulness book like no other, heart-tuggingly cute photographs of these always-chill creatures are paired with words of wisdom, all to inspire us to slow down, stop to enjoy the little things, and come up relaxed, centered, and smiling.
by David Gilmore
An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to Independence.
by Mary Capterton Morton
Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations.
by Frederic Morin et al.
A new cookbook/survival guide/love letter to Montreal for these apocalyptic times, from the James Beard Award–nominated culinary adventurists and proprietors of the beloved restaurant, Joe Beef.
by Michael S. Engel
A fascinating look at the world’s most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection.
by Meredith Ochs
This beautifully illustrated unofficial retrospective celebrates the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and reflects on her life, music, and legacy.
by Mark Dery
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.
by Kara Cooney
This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra-women who ruled with real power-and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.
This book is a spectacular artifact of an American icon.
January is National Hobby Month. There is no better time like the new year to pick up a brand new hobby or rediscover an old one! Having a hobby has been shown to decrease stress, and increase happiness and focus.
Stop by the library to pick up books and DVDs on the hobbies that interest you!