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The President Trump and World Leadership

By Andy | November 15, 2017


President Trump just returned from his SE Asian working tour with leaders of several countries to find common ground on economics, politics, and trade. Read Thomas Friedman’s commentary in the New York Times, and order digital books about our new President.

DB87704 Trump’s War: His Battle for America by Michael Savage – hard copies available and downloadable

DB83461 Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success by Michael D’Antonio – hard copies available and downloadable

DB85594 In Trump We Trust: e Pluribus Awesome! by Ann H. Coulter – hard copies available and downloadable

DB86834 The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston – hard copies available and downloadable

DB45334 Trump: the Art of the Comeback by Donald Trump  – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to request these books.

 

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Celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th, 2017

By Andy | November 9, 2017


The ribbons cutting ceremony will be held at the new RI Veterans Home Community Living Center in Bristol, RI at 12:30pm this Saturday. To continue the celebration, read some of our digital books about veterans and their experiences.

DB 47490 The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw – downloadable and digital reproduction copy available

DB 86171 Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission that Changed the Course of WW ll by John R. Bruning – hard copies available and downloadable

DB 84620 Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor by Clinton Romesha – hardcopies available and downloadable

DB 87242 Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan – hardcopies available and downloadable

DB 65424 Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq by Kirsten A. Holmstedt – downloadable and digital reproduction copy available

Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to request these books.

 

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Fear of the Future Through Technology

By Andy | November 3, 2017


New York Times Columnist Farhad Manjoo is worried about the impact of technology in our future. Read his latest article about what we can expect in the future. Then order a book or two from our collection about people who influenced our future.

DB81119 Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender, downloadable title or request a digital book copy

DB85022 The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross, hardcopies available and downloadable

DB82434 Elon Musk: Tesla, Space X, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, hardcopies available and downloadable

DB86234 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly  hardcopies available and downloadable

Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to request these books.

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Running with Your Guide Dog

By Andy | October 26, 2017


Ask Thomas Panek if running with his guide dog is fun. He is the CEO and President of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and his guide dog Gus has been trained by the Guiding Eyes staff to lead him in a  New York City race. Read their story in the New York Times article by Daniel Krieger.  If you have time read these additional stories about people overcoming similar challenges.

DB43280 Winterdance: the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen -available as digital cartridge production or downloadable

DB69472 Born to Run by Christopher McDougall – available as hardcopy or downloadable

DB81848 Older, Faster,  Stronger: What Women Runners Can Teach Us All About Living Younger, Longer by Margaret Webb – available as hardcopy or downloadable

DBM01129 26 Miles to Boston: the Boston Marathon Experience from Hopkinton to Copley Square by Michael Connelly –  available as digital cartridge production or downloadable

DB80842 Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look Ten Years Younger in Thirty Minutes A Day by Miranda Esmonde-White – available as hardcopy or downloadable

Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to request these books.

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Hispanic Immigration in America: Navigating Assimilation

By Andy | October 18, 2017


On 10/19/17 at CCRI,  students, staff, and alumni will discuss their strategies for assimilating while preserving their cultural identity. The program will be held on the Providence Campus from 12:00 to 1:15pm. We also have a number of titles in our collection both in Spanish and English. Review our promotion of these titles in the prepared reading list . Then, call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to request these books or learn how you may download them through our online BARD system.

 

 

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Where Are the ‘Frightful Five’ of Technology Going?

By Andy | October 11, 2017


Read Farhad Manjoo’s article in the New York Times about the ‘Frightful Five’ as they move into Hollywood. After you read the article, we have some popular digital titles for your reading interests about the founder’s of these American Tech companies.

DB78250 “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Brad Stone

– available as downloadable title or request digital book copy

DB81119 “Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader” by Brent Schlender  – available as downloadable title or request digital book copy

DB69578 “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal” by Ben Mezrich – available as downloadable title or request digital cartridge production

DB60908 ” The Google Story” by David Vise – available as downloadable title or request digital cartridge production

DB49421 ” The Plot to Get Bill Gates” by Gary Rivlin – available as downloadable title or request digital cartridge production

Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to request these books.

 

 

 

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URI Holds 11th Annual Ocean State Writing Conference

By Andy | October 4, 2017


Are you an aspiring author or someone who wants to refine their creative writing skills through an educational conference at URI ? The University of Rhode Island fee based Writing Conference will be held on  October 26-28, 2017. While your thinking about the possibilities we have some of the featured writers and guest speakers’ books for your reading enjoyment. Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to request their books.

DB81069 The Brothers; The Road to an American Tragedy by Masha Gessen  – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB46555 Staring Back: the Disability Experience from the Inside Out edited by Kenny Fries – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB51549 The Same Embrace by Michael Lowenthal – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB60555 Friends and Lovers by Michael Lowenthal – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

 

 

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Banned Book Week Sept. 24-30, 2017

By Andy | September 27, 2017


To celebrate “Banned Book Week” read a book that helped shape America. The Library of Congress created a list of influential books for us to read. Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to check if we have the book in our collection.

 

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Great News – “How Reading Helps You Live Longer”

By Andy | September 20, 2017


Listen to Innovation Hub’s Kara Miller interview with researcher Avni Bavishi  while they discuss the longevity and cognitive benefits of reading books. Now that you listened to Kara and Avni, here are a few popular books in our collection to read and improve yourself.

DB85110 The Games by James Patterson – digital copies available and downloadable

DB83694 A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber – digital copies available and downloadable

DB85087 The King and Queen of Malibu by David Randall – digital copies available and downloadable

DB86234 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – digital copies available and downloadable

DB58364 Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow – digital copies available and downloadable

DB83643 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – digital copies available and downloadable

 

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How Nature Can Make You A Healthier Person

By Andy | September 13, 2017


On September 8th, Kara Miller’s program “Innovation Hub” interviewed Florence Williams, the author of “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative”. Listen to their discussion by selecting Innovation Hub. We don’t have Florence Williams’ book at this time; however, we have several interesting titles about enjoying nature and people who challenged themselves. Call us at 401 – 574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov to order any of these digital books.

DB51505 Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man’s Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See, by Erik Weihenmayer – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB87291 No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer -downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB45920 The Appalachian Trail Reader by David Emblidge – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB74367 Following Atticus:Forty – Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and a Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB56639 Adventuring Along the Lewis and Clark Trail by Elizabeth Grossman – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

If you want to try local hiking and walking, join the Rhode Island Hiking Club . It’s free.

 

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