- Just for Adults
Just for Adults
Forever walking the line between passion and conflict, Laurel and Gavin’s relationship ended in divorce after years of miscommunication and unmet expectations. Now pursuing their own separate lives and careers, the two are content . . . though not completely happy.
When their best friends, Mike and Mallory, are killed in a plane crash, Laurel and Gavin are stunned to learn they’ve been named guardians of their friends’ young daughter, Emma. Putting their differences aside, the estranged couple search for a suitable guardian as they care for Emma and manage Mike and Mallory’s apple orchard.
Soon tempers flare—as does the passion they both remember so well. And Laurel and Gavin find themselves working through their past—their mistakes, their miscommunications, and ultimately the tragedy that ended their marriage.
Will the seeds of love, still growing inside them, thrive and flourish? Or will grief and regret strangle the feelings before they can fully blossom?
Thomas Nelson Inc 2022
- The Art of Aaron Blaise - Art techniques and tips from former Disney animator and wildlife illustrator Aaron Blaise
- Instructables - Vast virtual makerspace for step-by-step circuit-based, cooking, craft, and outdoor projects.
- Origami Spirit - Origami expert Leyla Torres is a soothing guide to learning this paper folding art.
- Proko - Art instruction videos from artist and teacher Stan Prokopenko
- Dust to Digital - A resource that makes hard-to-find music from the past available to researchers, teachers and the public in order to educate and enlighten present and future generations.
- UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive - Archive of some of the very first audio recordings ever made
- Folk Alley - Live streaming music by folk and singer-songwriter artists
- Listen (Smithsonian Institute) - Playlists and podcasts on a variety of musical genres, including world music, rhythm and blues, and the sounds of the Civil Rights movement
- Radiooooo - Musical time machine that plays radio broadcasts from different times and places around the globe
- Spotify - Free streaming of digital music, podcasts, and videos.
- Coursera - Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies
- National Zoo Webcams - Watch lions, cheetah cubs, giant pandas, elephants and more on these live streams! Downloadable activity packet included at link.
- ProCon.org - Nonpartisan pros and cons of current issues
- TedEd - Interactive, video-based lessons on practically everything
- TED Talks - Innovation, inspiration, and “ideas worth spreading”
- Virginia Museum of History and Culture At Home - COVID-19 stories, lectures, virtual tours, and more
- VMFA - The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts houses a remarkable permanent collection of nearly 50,000 works of art from almost every major world culture.
- Yale Open Courses - Complete syllabi, video lectures, and readings for college-level liberal arts and sciences.
- AARP Health - Health topics and fitness videos for seniors
- Adapted Physical Activity - Adapted physical education activities and games for individuals with and without different abilities.
- FitnessBlender - Workout videos, health and fitness advice, and recipes for beginners to experts.
- Yoga with Adriene - Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness videos
Our libraries are a community hub where seniors connect with each other. Our friendly faces are always available to help with research or just to chat. CCPL is also your connection to numerous services offered by Chesterfield County.
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Beginner's Guide to E-Books and Other Digital Materials
If e-books, digital audiobooks and digital magazines are new to you, don’t worry! They are easy to use, and we are happy to help!
What are digital materials?
- Digital materials have the same content as physical materials, but they are published in additional formats, to accommodate personal choices.
- E-books are text-based images of the book that you view on a screen. You can increase the text size on those books we don’t have in Large Type!
- Digital or electronic audiobooks are recorded versions of books which you can listen to on a computer or hand held device or even in your car.
- Digital magazines are images of the magazine, which you read on your computer, tablet or phone.
Benefits of digital materials:
- E-books return themselves automatically, so you never need to worry about late fees. Some items, like downloaded magazines, never need to be returned.
- You can access them from anywhere you have computer access, even from your own home.
- With your library card, you can visit CCPL anytime, from anywhere, in any weather.
- Digital magazines are always available. Get the issue you want when you want it, with no waiting.
- The text size is easily adjustable to fit your personal needs/comfort level.
How do you get to the digital materials?
- We will walk you through it! Visit our Stream & Download page to get started. Have your library card handy and follow the instructions.
- You’ll use a website or an app to download your e-book, audiobook or magazine. You can read or listen on your e-reader, your computer, your tablet, or your phone.
If you are unsure or encounter any concerns, contact your local library. We’ll guide you through the process by phone or set up an in-person appointment. Bring your e-reader, your computer, your tablet or your phone, and we will help you get started!
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