Talking Books Plus

Novel Ideas book discussion Oct 17

By Ann | September 22, 2014


On Friday , October 17th at 6pm the Novel Ideas discussion group will be talking about Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. 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 DB76746.

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog
Foster teen Molly is sent to ninety-one-year-old Vivian Daly’s house on coastal Maine to perform community service. As Molly cleans the attic, Vivian reminisces about emigrating from Ireland, losing her family, and being sent to Minnesota on an orphan train–and the two connect. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

By Ann | September 17, 2014


The book, A Walk Among the Tombstones,  by Lawrence Block was made into an American crime thriller movie. Release date is September 18, 2014. Download the talking book version from BARD.

A Walk Among the Tombstones DB039132

Below is a description of the book taken from the RI Talking Books Plus Catalog The young wife of wealthy drug dealer Kenan Khoury is kidnapped while shopping. Following the abductors’ instructions, Khoury delivers $400,000. In return he receives the dismembered corpse of his wife. Unwilling to go to the police, Khoury hires private detective Matt Scudder, who has few clues until he examines a previous similar kidnapping- murder case. Strong language and violence.

Talking Books Plus has 34 titles by Lawrence Block. Listen to them all.

 

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Science Fiction Book Discussion Oct 9th

By Ann | September 17, 2014


On Thursday, October 9 at 9 pm the Science Fiction club discussion group of Accessible World will be talking about The Martian by Andy Weir. 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 Martian DB78389 .

Below is a description of the book taken from the Talking Books Plus Catalog -       Six days after becoming the first man to walk on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is caught in a windstorm. Though his support crew thinks he died, Mark survived and now faces abandonment, failed machinery, and a hostile environment. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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BARD Login Page Updated

By Ann | September 5, 2014


NLS says it has “improved the BARD login page. When you go to this page, focus now goes directly to the edit box where you type in your email address. This means you should immediately be able to press Enter if your screen reader requires it and type in your email address without having to first find the edit box. We hope you’ll enjoy this change.”

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August 2014 Bestsellers List

By Ann | September 4, 2014


The August 2014 Bestsellers List has been posted. This 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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Mobile Apps News

By Ann | September 4, 2014


Mobile Apps News written by Nichole Hennig is a twice monthly free newsletter on mobile apps, tips for using them in creative ways, and discounts on courses and ebooks. Read about “surprising ways that mobile apps are making information accessible to all.” And if you haven’t heard about it already, here’s a place to learn more about apps for educators.

Talking Books Plus of OLIS is the Rhode Island network library for the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) which offers the BARD app for its members. For more information about the BARD app, call 574-9310.

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Mystery Book Discussion 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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