Talking Books Plus

Mystery Book Discussion Group Sept 28th

By Ann | August 27, 2014


On Sunday, September 28 at 5 pm the Mystery Book Discussion Group of Accessible World will be talking about Fifteen Seconds by Andrew Gross. Talking Books Plus members may download the title or if in hardcopy, reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD. To request a title by phone, call 401-574-9310.

15 Seconds DB75085

Below is a description of the book taken from the Talking Books Plus Catalog -     After Florida plastic surgeon Henry Steadman is pulled over for a traffic violation, someone in a passing car shoots the cop. Steadman flees in panic, and soon discovers that his golfing buddy is also dead and that the man framing him has kidnapped Steadman’s daughter. Violence and strong language. 2012.

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Fantasy Book Discussion Sept 21

By Ann | August 27, 2014


On Sunday, September 21st at 8 pm the Fantasy Book discussion group of Accessible World will be talking about Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison. Talking Books Plus members may download the title or if in hardcopy, reserve an audio copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD. To request a title by phone, call 401-574-9310.

Dead Witch Walking DB066118.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog - Bounty-hunting witch Rachel Morgan polices Cincinnati and its suburb the Hollows as part of a supernatural crime-fighting unit. When a misunderstanding leads to her dismissal–and a contract on her life–Rachel joins reformed vampire Ivy and pixy Jenks to elude assassins. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2004.

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BARD is working

By Ann | August 26, 2014


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Worlds of Books book discussion Aug 31

By Ann | August 25, 2014


On Sunday, August 31st at 5 pm the Worlds of Books discussion group of Accessible World will be talking about The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Talking Books Plus members may download the title or if in hardcopy, reserve an audio copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD. To request a title by phone, call 401-574-9310.

The Devil Wears Prada DB056233.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books
Unfashionable Ivy League graduate Andrea Sachs lands a prized job as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly. After almost a year of working fourteen-hour days performing personal services for her intolerable prima donna boss, Andrea has to choose between servitude and her true self. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.

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BARD is offline

By Ann | August 25, 2014


As of August 25 at 1:24 pm on the BARD site, there is a message to all BARD users from Michael Martys at NLS (National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) that BARD is currently offline for system maintenance.

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BARD Down Aug 22 1pm

By Ann | August 22, 2014


NLSDownload says – This weekend there will be tests performed on a portion of the Library of Congress computer systems. For this reason, BARD will be shut down from 1:00 Eastern time on Friday August 22 until 6:00 PM Eastern on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

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Science Fiction Book Discussion Sept 11

By Ann | August 22, 2014


On Thursday, September 11th at 9 pm the Science Fiction discussion group of Accessible World will be talking about Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton. Talking Books Plus members may download the title or if in hardcopy, reserve an audio copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD. To request a title by phone, call 401-574-9310.

Great North Road DB075996.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog - England, 2143. Detective Sidney Hurst investigates the murder of a clone from the world’s most powerful family. Meanwhile, Angela Tramelo, incarcerated twenty years for a similar crime she claims she did not commit, is released and plans vengeance. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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Access to the Internet for Deaf/Blind

By Ann | August 21, 2014


On Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8pm, Jerry Berrier  from Perkins School for the Blind’s will host and discuss iCanConnect through TekTalk , an Accessible World event. The goal of this National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), iCanConnect, is to enable low-income individuals who are deaf /blind to access 21st Century communications services.  This program is designed to ensure that qualified individuals have access to the Internet, and advanced communications, including interexchange services and advanced telecommunications and information services. It is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

This program may help eligibile Talking Books Plus (TBP) members acquire the tools they need to download TBP books and enjoy TBP services to the fullest extent. Learn more about downloading books through BARD,  a TBP service. Please help us spread the word about iCanConnect to eligible TBP members who have no access to the Internet.

 

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Novel Ideas Book Discussion Sept 19

By Ann | August 20, 2014


On Friday, September 19th at 9 pm the Novel Ideas discussion group of Accessible World will be talking about House Rules by Jodi Picoult. Talking Books Plus members may download or if in hardcopy, reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD. To request a title by phone, call 401-574-9310.

House Rules DB071010.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog - Eighteen-year-old Jacob Hunt, who has Asperger’s syndrome, lives with his mother
and younger brother and has a social-skills tutor. Jacob is obsessed with
forensic science. When a murder occurs in Jacob’s small world, both his hobby
and his condition make him a suspect. Strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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Ficiton, Old and New Book Discussion Sept 9

By Ann | August 20, 2014


On Tuesday, September 9th at 9 pm the Fiction, Old and New discussion group of Accessible World will be talking about The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen. Talking Books Plus members may download or if in hardcopy, reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. Talking Books Plus members who are not already BARD members may sign up for download service at BARD. To request a title by phone, call 401-574-9310.

The Sisters Weiss DB78005.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog -Rose Weiss rebels against her ultraorthodox Jewish parents in 1960s Brooklyn and
runs away from home. Forty years later, Rose–who is now an award-winning
photographer–is stunned when her niece Rivka appears, seeking refuge from her
traditional family. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.

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