Avoid the holds list with Hoopla!

October 9th, 2017

Have you been waiting for the next available copy of an audiobook? Try Hoopla! Checkout 8 per month instantaneously– no holds or fines. The collection includes e-books, audiobooks, movies, graphic novels, and children’s materials. Download the app or visit hoopladigital.com today and make an account with your CCPL library card.

Here’s a selection of some great audiobooks that are available right now:

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Vance’s biography about growing up in a poor Rust Belt town has been on so many lists in the past year, and for good reason. It delivers a more honest depiction of the usual “rags to riches” story and is a powerful exploration into the culture of white working-class Americans.

If you like this, try: White Trash by Nancy Isenberg


Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart

Did you know evil can grow in your backyard? Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, mixes history, myth and science to concoct this compelling biography of the plants you should beware.

If you like this, try: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wholleben


Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Starring Aviva Grossman, Young Jane Young’s life is ruined when her affair with a congressman is brought to light. Zevin’s novel is a smart, feminist take on the power of reinvention.

If you like this, try: Rich and Pretty by Rumann Alam


American Gods [Full cast version] by Neil Gaiman

Couldn’t get enough of the TV version of American Gods? Why not go back to where the show began, as so many do… as a book! This audiobook boasts a multi-voiced cast, making it endlessly entertaining.

If you like this, try: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

What’s your favorite audiobook?

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Discover Hoopla Music

June 19th, 2017

Have you ever seen a movie and really loved the music soundtrack?  How about being able to sample the newest music without paying for it?  Having a birthday party for your kids and need party music?  Are you into meditation or need to relax?  Yes?

The library has the product to meet your needs!

Discover Hoopla music.  A streaming or downloadable media service available to you anytime and anywhere.   Hoopla is like having your public library’s music collection at your fingertips.  Our selection of downloadable music, available for adults, youth and children, can be borrowed for 7 days and you can enjoy up to 8 titles per month.   If you are worried about the content, enable “kids mode” within the settings to filter out any adult content.  At the end of the loan period, the item disappears from your device.  No late fees and no need to return the item to the library.  You can either download the Hoopla app, available in Google Play or Apple App Store or stream music directly to your computer.

There are many categories of music available including music featured on NPR, summer road trip music, comedy, and new age.  There is even a category for New Music Friday where you can download brand new albums.  There is something for everyone.  I personally love to download music to enjoy while running.  There is a category for fitness & workout.  Hoopla offers a great way to explore new music genres with your library card.  So, if you have not tried Hoopla music, maybe you should!

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