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JAWS scam

By Ann | April 4, 2014

Program Director of Rehabilitation Technology Services in Virginia sent out this message. An individual who is served by Rehabilitative services received an unsolicited call from a man who said that the individual’s copy of JAWS has caused a virus in his computer. The man would repair the computer if the individual could simply turn it on, go to a specified site and type in a few numbers. The person gave the individual a call back number which was 347-871-5995. The number is all over the Internet as a scam.

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Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities workshop

By Ann | March 26, 2014

The Department of Health is inviting you to one of the six FREE workshops on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities. Please note on May 6th the workshop will be offered in Spanish. Due to limited space, a pre-registration is required. For additional information, questions or concerns, please contact Carmen Boucher at 401.222.5926. Requests for special accommodations, please contact Linda McMullen directly at RIPIN 401.270.0101 Ext 104 or email at . Without 48 hour notice, request for accommodations cannot be guaranteed.

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Borrow More Books

By Ann | March 18, 2014

As of Friday, March 14, 2014, Talking Books Plus members can borrow up to 15 titles from the digital book collection. Formerly, 8 books was the limit. Always return books as soon as you finish reading them  so that others may enjoy the books as well. Downloadable book loans from BARD, as always. are unlimited and are not affected by this policy change.

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February 2014 Bestsellers List

By Ann | March 7, 2014

The February 2014 Bestsellers List has been posted.

The bestseller report compiled monthly by NLS combines information taken from the bestseller lists of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Bestsellers are included in the report when they appear on one of the above bestseller lists for a month or more.

Once a title appears in the report with an NLS number, it will not appear on future reports.

The acronyms used for newspapers and book clubs in the NLS bestseller report are:

Code Source

LAT Los Angeles Times

NYT New York Times

WP Washington Post

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Talking Book Topics Jan-Feb 2014

By Ann | February 25, 2014

On Feb 24th the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) announced that the large print issue of Talking Book Topics (TBT) January-February 2014 was delayed by inclement weather. Subscribers should receive their issues by February 27th. This delay does not affect the audio or online versions of the issue, which are already available.

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National Education Association Read Across America

By Ann | February 24, 2014

The National Education Association’s event, 2014 Read Across America Day is Monday, March 3rd. Talking Books Plus members can request the book, Cat in the Hat, in audio format (DB033062.) Talking Books Plus has 21 other titles by Dr. Seuss. Read them all! Schools as well as individuals may be eligible for Talking Books Plus membership. Visit the TBP Application webpage for details.

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2014 Kids Reading Across RI

By Ann | February 21, 2014

I am very pleased to announce that Kids Reading Across RI is holding its kickoff event for the 2014 book, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library at the State House in Providence on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The author of the book, Chris Grabenstein, will be present. Get your free copy of the book at this event. Open to the public. An audio digital version of the book will be available for Talking Books Plus members. Stay tuned for more details to come.

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2014 Reading Across Rhode Island

By Ann | February 20, 2014

Read more about the 2014 Reading Across Rhode Island program and join in the group events. The 2014 RARI book is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (DB075599).  Several of the resource books in this program are also available to Talking Books Plus members in talking book format from Talking Books Plus. Email or call us at 574-9310 to order the books.

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Braille Printer at a fraction of the cost

By Ann | February 19, 2014

For braille enthusiasts, read this article entitled, This 7th Grader Made a Braille Printer With a Lego kit and a Thumbtack.

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More Books into Movies

By Ann | February 12, 2014

The following books will be coming out as movies in 2014. Be connected and listen to the narration of these books. Give your imagination license to fully experience all that the authors hope you will and more. Talking Books Tied Into Movies, posted on the TBP blog January 22, 2014, has more titles. Vampire Academy movie Tie-In was posted Feb. 12, 2014.

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. DB60521

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. DB72129.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed. DB74646.

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. RC20204 only. Not on BARD yet.

TBP members may order these titles through BARD,  the online Catalog, by email, by phone or by mailing a paper book order.


Phone: 401-574-9310

Mail: TBP, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908



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