3M Cloud Library: Do you want eBooks? We have eBooks!!

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Did you know if you have a Cook Memorial Public Library District Card, you can check out eBooks on mobile devices, smartphones and computers from our 3M Cloud Library? It’s even available on Kindle Fire! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Download the 3M Cloud Library app.

2. Follow the prompts to log in.

3. Check out a title and start reading.

Every month we add eBooks for children through adults, both fiction and nonfiction. To learn more about the 3M Cloud Library or our other great digital content, go to www.cooklib.org and choose the eLibrary tab. You can also sign up for an individual appointment through the Help widget on our eLibrary page!

Here are some examples of the great stuff in our 3M Cloud Library:

Adult Fiction:

b2ap3_thumbnail_cell.jpgCell by Robin Cook 

Combining futuristic medical science with fast-paced suspense, this is the story of George Wilson, M.D., who is entering the profession as a newly developed smartphone can be customized as a virtual personal physician with better diagnosing results than human doctors. When the beta testing of this new medical smartphone starts to go terribly wrong, George pursues the origins of the malfunctioning, knowing that finding the answer may prove fatal.



b2ap3_thumbnail_northofboston.jpgNorth of Boston by Elizabeth Elo

When the fishing boat Pirio Kasparov is on is hit by a freighter, she is lost in the North Atlantic for hours before the Coast Guard rescues her. Her fisherman friend, Ned, the boat’s owner, dies in the accident. Pirio suspects that the boat’s sinking—and Ned’s death—was no accident, and her cynical Russian father agrees, telling her that nothing is ever what it seems. This is a gripping and atmospheric thriller.



b2ap3_thumbnail_winterpeople.jpgThe Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

In 1908, Sara Harrison Shea was discovered dead in a field months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. In present day, teenaged Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and younger sister, Fawn. Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has disappeared, and she finds a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary in of her mother's bedroom. Ruthie’s pursuit of the mystery of her mother’s and Sara’s fate has unexpected outcome.



Adult Nonfiction:

b2ap3_thumbnail_orangeisthenewblack.jpgOrange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman has an education, good family and relationships, but chose years previously to deliver a suitcase full of drug money, and that criminal act caught up with her. As inmate #11187-424, this tells the story of her experience at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. It is at once heartbreaking and hilarious, and has been made into a series on Netflix.



b2ap3_thumbnail_drunkenbotanist.jpgThe Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

From rice comes Sake. Barley births Scotch. Agave is the source of tequila. Use sugarcane to make rum, and corn for bourbon. Thirsty yet? The Drunken Botanist looks at the variety of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have used to make alcohol over history. Some of these are dangerous, some are strange, and one is ancient. This mixture of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology, including recipes is fascinating.


b2ap3_thumbnail_fivedaysatmemorial.jpgFive Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

After Katrina, New Orleans hospital workers at Memorial Medical Center faced rising floodwaters, no power, and increasing heat. They made the decision to assign certain patients for rescue last. Later, many faced criminal charges that they basically euthanized patients. This book comes after six years of investigative reporting, unwinding of what happened and showing a hospital fighting for its life and dealing with the dilemmas of end-of-life care and how unprepared America is for large-scale disaster.

Susie Pasini, spasini@cooklib.org

Susie Pasini is Digital Services Librarian at Cook Memorial Public Library District. She reads, watches, and listens across all genres and all formats (print and digital). Often she goes on content binges, the latest being listening and watching old Devo recordings and performances and reading African-born authors like Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (Americanah; Half of a Yellow Sun),  Okey Ndibe (Foreign Gods, Inc. ), and Kwei Quartey (Murder at Cape Three Points). Libraries are her personal passion and professional privilege.