Talking Books Plus

Andrew Egan Has Retired

By Alicia Waters | February 20, 2018


After 38 years with the State of Rhode Island, Andrew Egan, the Regional Librarian for the Talking Books program has retired. Many of you came to know Andy well and his commitment and dedication to the service of the visually impaired and physically handicapped will be long remembered. We all wish Andy an enjoyable and long retirement.

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BARD Error Message “You are not authorized”

By Alicia Waters | February 19, 2018


Patrons are allowed up to 100 authorization counts in a 30-day period. Each time a book or magazine is downloaded into the BARD Mobile application, an encryption file called an Authorization Object accompanies the download and permits the book or magazine to be played securely. If a patron authorizes more than 100 books and magazines in a 30-day period, the authorization Object will not download, and thus a person receives the unauthorized message.

Also note, patron accounts may have up to five mobile devices registered to a BARD account in a 365-day period. A mobile device is defined as any device that runs BARD Mobile.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Talking Books Library at (401)574-9310, TTY 711 or email talking.books@olis.ri.gov

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BARD Down for Maintenance

By Alicia Waters | February 19, 2018


BARD is currently offline for general maintenance and will return to service by 6:00 A.M. Eastern, Tuesday February 20.

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

By Andy | January 17, 2018


The National Library Services program rushed the accessible production of Michael Wolff ‘s new book about the White House staff and President Trump for regional library members throughout the United States. Now you can download this digital title via BARD or make a request for a digital cartridge copy.  In addition, we have several other books in our collection that examine different aspects of President Trump.

DB89802 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff –  downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB87704 Trumps 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 talking.books@olis.ri.gov to request these books.

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Jacqueline Woodson – New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

By Andy | January 10, 2018


On January 9, 2018 at the Library of Congress, Jacqueline Woodson accepted her appointment as the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Read the press release of her appointment. When you finish reading, order these books in our collection for yourself or a family member.

DB80026 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson – hard copies available and downloadable

DB66700 After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB87441 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – hard copies available and downloadable

DB88385 Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB88894 Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle – downloadable and digital reproduction available

Call us at (401) 574-9310 Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and order books from this selection or other digital books in our collection of 89,000 titles. You may also email us anytime at talking.books@olis.ri.gov .

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How Your Brain Works

By Andy | December 27, 2017


Listen to or read Edgar B. Herwick III of WGBH’s Curiosity Desk discuss how the brain works while driving a car. Then order or download a few digital books about the amazing human brain. Call us at (401) 574-9310 Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and order your favorite books about the brain. You may also email us anytime at talking.books@olis.ri.gov .

DB85839 The Brain: A Very Short Introduction by Michael O’Shea – downloadable and digital hard copies available

DB80933 The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeaons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories… –  downloadable and digital hard copies available

DB83316 Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman – downloadable and digital hard copies available

DB84037 Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines by Malcolm Gay –

downloadable and digital hard copies available

DB81615 Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to  Heal and Protect Your Brain – for – Life – by David Perlmutter – downloadable and digital hard copies available

 

 

 

 

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Grace Hopper – Female Pioneer for the Information Age

By Andy | December 20, 2017


At the beginning of World War II, she left her husband and faculty position at Vassar College to become a United States Navy Wave Officer and a female computer programmer and software developer. Listen to her story as discussed by Kara Miller and Kurt Beyer during their Innovation Hub program at WGBH. After the program, order a digital book or download a title about her life and times and other noted women that contributed to the Information Age.  The following digital resources are available in our collection.

DB65262 Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea  by Kathleen Broome Williams – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB33808 Grace Hopper: Navy Admiral and Computer Pioneer by Charlene Billings – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB53199 American Computer Pioneers by Mary Northrup – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB58587 Hidden from History: the Lives of Eight American Women Scientists  by Kim Zach – downloadable and digital reproduction available

DB86824 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – downloadable and digital hard copies available

Call RI Talking Books Library at 401-574-9310 or email us at  talking.books@olis.ri.gov to order any of these books.

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Some Suggestions for Holiday Books

By Andy | December 13, 2017


Tis the season to read holiday books for your enjoyment. Some of our titles include the following:

DB82658 Dashing through the Snow by Debbie Macomber – downloadable and hard copies available

DB73750 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber  – downloadable and hard copies available

DB80267 A Country Christmas by Debbie Macomber – downloadable and hard copies available

DB80286 The Thirteenth Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith – downloadable and hard copies available

DB78294 Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson – downloadable and hard copies available

DB62028 Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season – by National Public Radio – downloadable and  digital reproduction available

Call RI Talking Books Library at 401-574-9310 or email us at talking.books@olis.ri.gov to order these books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ghost Army of World War II

By Andy | December 6, 2017


On a December morning driving to work, I listened to Rick Beyer, the author of Ghost Army of World War II discuss the story of American GIs working to fool the German Army that inflatable Sherman tanks, rubber trucks, and  recorded sound effects were real American tanks, trucks, and troops deploying close to them.

For this digital book and additional titles by Rick Beyer review the following selections in our collection.

DBC04006 Ghost Army of World War 11 by Rick Beyer

downloadable and digital reproduction available

DBC03854 The Greatest War Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer

downloadable and hard copies available

DBM01031 The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer

downloadable and digital reproduction available

DBM01198 the Greatest Science Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer

downloadable and hard copies available

DB87292 Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Rick Beyer

downloadable and hard copies available

Call RI Talking Books Library at 401-574-9310 or email us at talking.books@olis.ri.gov  to order these books.

 

 

 

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New Titles on the Shelf

By Andy | November 29, 2017


We have added several new fiction and nonfiction titles to our digital book collection for your reading.

DB86654 Below the Belt by Stuart Woods

DB86586 Faithful by Alice Hoffman

DB 86661 Tom Clancy: Truth, Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney

DB86660 The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

DB86524 The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines

DB86596 The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John Le Carre’

Call RI Talking Books Library at 401-574-9310 or email us at  talking.books@olis.ri.gov

to request these books.

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