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What's new in programs, the collection and services @ the Urbandale Public Library.

Nature and Science

No equation, test tube, or leaf is left unexamined! Explore the wonders of our world with books that will quench your thirst for knowledge. Bi-Monthly.

Armchair Travel

See the world without ever leaving your chair! Featuring the best in travel writing, this newsletter will take you all over the world. Bi-monthly.

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers

An up-to-date list of the New York Times Fiction Bestsellers. Weekly.

Audiobooks

Hear ye, hear ye! Whether you're on the road or just like to multitask, these newsletters will be music to your ears. Bi-monthly.

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

An up-to-date list of the New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers. Weekly.

Biography and Memoir

Walk a mile in someone else's shoes--immerse yourself in the lives of the famous, the infamous, and the ever intriguing. Monthly.

Patron Picks

Those participating in the adult reading programs offer some suggested titles. We will feature 10-15 of these titles per month.

Christian Fiction

Like a little faith with your fiction? These titles, representing a range of genres from historical fiction to romance to suspense, will hit the spot. Bi-monthly.

Picture Books

Looking for great picture books to share with the children in your life? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate their young imaginations. Monthly.

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Whether fueled by magic or advanced technology, imagination is the engine of speculative fiction. This newsletter brings you the best of fantasy, science fiction, and everything in between. Monthly.

Popular Culture

If variety is the spice of life, this newsletter is the spice rack. We'll cover music, film, sports, clothing, and all the other stuff that makes life interesting. Bi-monthly.

Fiction A to Z

Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section and discover a range of fascinating characters and stories to engage and enlighten. Monthly.

Retired Staff Picks

Enjoy these recommended reads from some of our retired library staff members.

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

Stretch your muscles and your mind with our selection of books that explore the financial, physical, and philosophical challenges in life. Bi-monthly.

Romance

Flirt with romance--whether you like your lovin' with ghosts, spies, or knights in shining armor, this newsletter will deliver, sealed with a kiss. Monthly.

Historical Fiction

Do you prefer novels with period detail? Become part of history, without having to slop through the mud or face the guillotine yourself. Monthly.

Spirituality and Religion

Looking inward, outward, or upward? All manner of devotional and spiritual books will be featured in this newsletter, to inform, enlighten, and engage. Bi-monthly.

History and Current Events

Whether you're interested in ancient Greece or modern peace, you'll find the world--past and present--here. Monthly.

Staff Picks

Each month an Urbandale Public Library staff member will share a few of their favorite titles.

Home, Garden, and DIY

Whether you wield a hammer, whisk, spade, or crochet hook, this newsletter will keep you busy with a constant stream of projects. Bi-Monthly.

Teen Scene

All types of fiction for those who want to imagine different realities--and nonfiction for those who are trying to understand ours! For readers of high school age and up. Monthly.

Horror

If you feel that no day is complete without uncertainty, terror or blind panic--fictional, of course--the books featured here are sure to send chills down your spine. Bi-monthly.

Thrillers and Suspense

Footsteps behind you... Conspiracy theories... A race against time... Horrific consequences... If you're seeking white knuckles and a racing heart, you've come to the right place. Monthly.

Kids' Books

Find out what’s new and cool! We’ll suggest fun and fascinating fiction (and great nonfiction, too) for kids in elementary school. Monthly.

Tween Reads

Too young to drive, but too old for kid stuff? These books (mostly fiction, with some nonfiction) are just right for the middle school set. Bi-monthly.

LibraryReads

A monthly list featuring the top ten books loved by librarians across the U.S.

Youth Staff Picks

Check out these titles from Juvenile Fiction or Young Adult which are favorites of the youth services staff! Monthly.

Mystery

Drawn to puzzles? These books will provide you with a steady stream of who-dun-its for your solving delight. Monthly.

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