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Science Fiction Book Discussion April 9

By Ann | March 17, 2015


On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9 pm the Science Fiction discussion group will be talking about The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston. Talking Books Plus members may download or 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.

Request DB028019

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog –
The ruling council of the planet Vulcan calls an emergency meeting to try to preserve the planet. Spock, torn between his duty to Starfleet and his obligation to Vulcan, must find a way to reconcile his inner conflict and resolve the crisis that his planet faces.

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Download the Bible

By Ann | March 13, 2015


Any Talking Books Plus members in good standing qualifies for BARD to download an audio or web braille copy of the Holy Bible. Downloadable titles are always available and have no specified return date other than when a Talking Books Plus membership is stopped.

Download DB68777 (audio digital)

Book title: The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.

Annotation: The King James Version of the Old and New Testaments as read by Alexander Scourby in the early 1950s. Combined reissue of RC 40842 and RC 40843. 1611. Length: 79 hours.

Download BR14943 (web braille)

Web braille book title: The Holy Bible with the Apocrypha: revised standard version.

Annotation: Fiftieth anniversary edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible (1952), which revised the American Standard Version (published in 1901) that was, in turn, a revision of the King James Version (published in 1611). Includes Apocrypha. 2002. Length: 24 v. of press braille.

 

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Ficiton Old and New book discussion April 14

By Ann | March 13, 2015


On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9 pm the Fiction, Old and New discussion group will be talking about Random Winds by Belva Plain. Talking Books Plus members may download or 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.
Request DB15442
Three-generation saga of the Farrell family. Focuses on a proud country doctor; his brilliant neurosurgeon son nearly brought to ruin by love for a woman; and his flamboyant, unconventional granddaughter. Bestseller by the author of Evergreen (DB 12393) Some strong language. Narrator: Diane Eilenberg.

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Journery through History April 7

By Ann | March 6, 2015


On  Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9 pm A Journey Through History discussion group will be talking about An Idea Whose Time Has Come by Todd S. Purdum. Talking Books Plus members may download or 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.

Request DB78688.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog –
Describes bipartisan legislative efforts to bar racial discrimination in employment, education, and public accommodations in the United States. Discusses President John Kennedy, who sent the Civil Rights Act to Congress as a bill; President Lyndon Johnson, who signed it into law; and other individuals who made its passage possible. 2014.

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February 2015 Bestseller List

By Ann | March 5, 2015


The February 2015 Bestsellers List 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 book 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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Gentle Romances 2014 online

By Ann | March 4, 2015


This bibliography that was published by NLS in large print for distribution by mail upon request is now also available in print online. The online “Contents” can be searched by Introduction, Audio and Braille.

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Science Fiction Book Discussion March 12

By Ann | March 3, 2015


On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9 pm the Science Fiction Book Discussion group will be talking about The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston. Talking Books Plus members may download or 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.

Request DB79300

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog –
NASA is designing an exploratory probe to be dropped into the Titan methane sea, Kraken Mare. But during testing an explosion kills seven scientists and the probe’s AI program flees into the Internet. Ex-CIA agent Wyman Ford must track down the rogue software. Some violence and some strong language. 2014.

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Fantasy Book Discussion March 24

By Ann | March 2, 2015


On Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 pm the Fantasy Book Discussion Group will be talking about Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold. Talking Books Plus members may download or 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.

Request DB64999

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog –
Seeking a new life, Fawn, a young farm girl, falls into the clutches of evil creatures called malices. As Dag, a Lakewalker sorcerer-soldier, comes to her rescue, Fawn slays her attacker with Dag’s magic knife, binding their fates. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.

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Novel Idea Book Discussion March 20

By Ann | February 25, 2015


On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9 pm the Novel Idea book discussion group will be talking about In Translation by Jean Kwok. Talking Books Plus members may download or 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.

Request DB73069.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog –
Eleven-year-old Ah-Kim “Kimberly” Chang and her widowed mother move to New York City before the 1997 Chinese takeover of their native Hong Kong. They live in an unheated apartment and work in Kimberly’s aunt’s Brooklyn sweatshop. But Kimberly’s intelligence earns her a private-school scholarship and hope for the future. 2010.

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RARI May Breakfast 2015

By Ann | February 24, 2015


You are invited to attend:

May Breakfast 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Join Chair Robin Kall of Reading with Robin and hundreds of Rhode Islanders as we celebrate the 13th year of Reading Across Rhode Island! Enjoy breakfast, browse books for sale, bid on penny social items and hear author Derek Miller speak about the 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island book Norwegian By Night. The author will be available for book signing after the event. Please register by April 15, 2015. Seating is limited and tickets will not be sold at the door.

For questions, contact Kate Lentz at 401-273-2250 or kate@ribook.org

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