Monday, November 14, 2016

Downloadable Magazines through Zinio

Peter White Public Library maintains voluminous magazine subscriptions in our magazine reading room, but what many people may not know is that, through your library account, library patrons can download magazines. Using the Zinio app, patrons can read any of the 168 magazines that the library subscribes to. The Zinio app format is perfect for reading on your iPad, Kindle Fire, similar tablet, or laptop. Learn more about Zinio at the Peter White Public Library website,

Lion’s Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun)

The only Buddhist magazine in our collection, this bi-monthly publication contains many articles on the currently very hip topic of mindfulness meditation. Dharma lessons from many top contemporary teachers such as Thích Nhất Hạnh, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Sharon Salzberg, and many others comprise every issue, giving practical life advice to novice and advanced practitioners. Teachings from different Buddhist lineages are provided, including Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada Buddhism. Even the esteemed actor Benedict Cumberbatch showed up on the cover recently to explain how Buddhist meditation practice has transformed his life.

National Geographic Interactive

In print continuously since 1888, The National Geographic Society has remained on the cutting edge as they have adapted their publication to the 21st Century. If I could give the print magazine a 5 out of 5 stars review, I would give the digital version 6 stars thanks to the incorporation of interactive video in addition to the excellent articles and stunning photography the magazine is known for. This is the future of periodicals, much more than a print magazine, integrating features that operate perfectly on tablet devices and laptops. The current November 2016 edition features past, present, and future missions to Mars.

Whole Living

Healthy recipes, fitness, weight loss, and green living fill the digital pages of this magazine. It’s worth checking out for the smoothie recipes and the “whole body detox diet” alone.


Mac geeks such as myself like to stay current on the trends in the tech industry. In between viewings of Danny Boyle’s excellent Steve Jobs movie and the Jobs documentary on Netflix, check out the newest issue’s feature review of the iPhone 7, and why you should upgrade. Tips for users of iOS 10 Music app and Apple Watch apps are included.

The Atlantic

“How Social Media Got Weaponized:  War in the Digital Age” is the cover story this month. This magazine of liberal Politics, World Affairs, Business, Science, Education and the Arts also includes poetry, art, and book reviews. An article entitled “When the World is an Arcade:  the Psychogeography of Pokémon Go” is particularly intriguing.


Live life in Shape. Get expert style advice for your body type; confidence-boosting beauty solutions; the latest diet and nutrition news; workouts that really work; plus the best ideas for healthy living!

Cycling has been my particular field of interest of late. Being new to the sport, I have learned quite a lot about contemporary trends and technology in cycling. As they state in the description:  increase your stamina; buy the best gear for your money; locate a great ride; improve your performance; perfect your technique; fuel your passion. My current obsession, bikepacking, I learned about from one of the 33 back issues available on Zinio.


The latest issue is a gear guide (just as pretty much every issue!). Excellent advice for the outdoorsy folks (who isn’t in the U.P.?) Outer shell buying comparison. Dream hikes for every budget. Gila Wilderness, New Mexico, Jungfrau Region, Switzerland. Make the dream manifest.

Popular Mechanics

Articles abound on subjects related to hardware and technology. Meet the robot-building, Mohawk-wearing, mad scientists who are going to get us to Mars—and the toys they are going to do it with. Helmets that give a pilot x-ray vision. Pickup truck bed liners. Woodchipper comparisons. How to keep your company’s products American-made.


“Dwell is the unique modern architecture and design magazine for people who believe that good design is an integral part of real life.” With emphasis on modern architecture, the November issue explores ideas in “Small Space, Big Design,” Bauhaus, simplicity for the modern age.

Eating Well

“Where Good Taste Meets Good Health” the publishers claim. The November/December issue contained 48 “stressless recipes”. A juicy pomegranate is the cover model. “Eat to beat diabetes” is one theme explored.


“The Origin of Dogs” is the cover story for this “science for general interest” magazine. The latest DNA discoveries in the science of human origins are also featured.

--Jeremy Morelock, Reference Department

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