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BARD Magazine Subscription Option

By Ann | April 18, 2014


The magazine subscription option gives BARD users the opportunity to subscribe to any magazine on BARD by selecting the Subscribe To [magazine title] button at the top of the magazine’s summary listing page. Issues of BARD-subscribed magazines will be automatically added to the member’s wish list as they become available. To unsubscribe, select the Unsubscribe To [magazine title] button at the top of the summary listing page of any magazine you subscribe to.

BARD users may also opt to receive an e-mail when new issues of magazines they subscribe to are available. Select the E-mail Notification Options link from the subscription confirmation page, then choose Yes from the drop-down menu labeled,  Alert Me By E-mail When New Issues of Subscribed Magazines Are Available. Note that this feature is not related or connected to the MOC system which involves subscriptions through the mail. Subscribing and unsubscribing to magazines in BARD using the feature will not affect magazine subscriptions filled by magazines sent through the US Postal Service.

For more information, contact Talking Books Plus at 574-9310.

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March 2014 Bestsellers List

By Ann | April 17, 2014


The Bestsellers List is compiled monthly by NLS. The list combines information taken from the bestseller lists of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Bestsellers are included in this list when they appear on one of the above bestseller lists for a month or more.

Once a title appears in the list with an NLS book number, it will not appear on future lists.

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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National Poetry Month

By Ann | April 17, 2014


National Poetry Month was launched in 1996 as an annual April event. Below are talking poetry books that were added to the Talking Books Plus collection in the past 3 months. Book order numbers that start with “S” are downloadable only.  Enjoy!

Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman. American poetry. Reading Time: 15hrs 4 min. DB032177

Oberpfälzer Mundartdichtung Junge Autoren stellen sich vor  by Ludwig Bäum. German Language. Reading Time: Uncatalogued. DBF00151.

Selected poems, 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney. English poetry. Reading Time: 3hrs 35min. DB033520

From the cables of genocide : poems on love and hunger by Lorna Dee Cervantes. American poetry. Hispanic Interest. Reading Time: 1hr. 33min. SBI02644

Li Po and Tu Fu by Arthur Cooper. Chinese poets. Reading Time: 6hrs 11min. SBI01753

Arbol adentro (Inside a tree) by Octavio Paz. Spanish Language. Reading Time: 3hrs 25min. SBI01857

Do rabbits have Christmas? by Aileen Fisher. American poetry. Reading Time: 7 min SKS00437.

Dog Songs: Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay by Mary Oliver. Dogs. Reading Time: 47min. DB077665

Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart. Gay issues. Reading Time: 1hr 20min. DB077660.

Seeing things by Seamus Heaney. English poetry. Reading Time: 1hr 23min. DB035398

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders by Patrick J. Lewis. American poetry. Grades 5-8. Reading Time: 1 v. of braille. BR020349

New and selected poems by Mary Oliver. American poetry. Reading Time: 2hrs. 37min DB035781

My Man Blue by Nikki Grimes. American poetry. Grades 2-4. Reading Time: 11min. DB077580

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid by Nikki Giovanni. African American authors. Reading Time:  3hrs 15min. DB077840

Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins. American poetry. Reading Time: 3hrs 56min. DB077867

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JAWS scam

By Ann | April 4, 2014


Program Director of Rehabilitation Technology Services in Virginia sent out this message. An individual who is served by Rehabilitative services received an unsolicited call from a man who said that the individual’s copy of JAWS has caused a virus in his computer. The man would repair the computer if the individual could simply turn it on, go to a specified site and type in a few numbers. The person gave the individual a call back number which was 347-871-5995. The number is all over the Internet as a scam.

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Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities workshop

By Ann | March 26, 2014


The Department of Health is inviting you to one of the six FREE workshops on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities. Please note on May 6th the workshop will be offered in Spanish. Due to limited space, a pre-registration is required. For additional information, questions or concerns, please contact Carmen Boucher at 401.222.5926. Requests for special accommodations, please contact Linda McMullen directly at RIPIN 401.270.0101 Ext 104 or email at mcmullen@ripin.org . Without 48 hour notice, request for accommodations cannot be guaranteed.

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Borrow More Books

By Ann | March 18, 2014


As of Friday, March 14, 2014, Talking Books Plus members can borrow up to 15 titles from the digital book collection. Formerly, 8 books was the limit. Always return books as soon as you finish reading them  so that others may enjoy the books as well. Downloadable book loans from BARD, as always. are unlimited and are not affected by this policy change.

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February 2014 Bestsellers List

By Ann | March 7, 2014


The February 2014 Bestsellers List has been posted.

The bestseller report 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 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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Talking Book Topics Jan-Feb 2014

By Ann | February 25, 2014


On Feb 24th the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) announced that the large print issue of Talking Book Topics (TBT) January-February 2014 was delayed by inclement weather. Subscribers should receive their issues by February 27th. This delay does not affect the audio or online versions of the issue, which are already available.

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National Education Association Read Across America

By Ann | February 24, 2014


The National Education Association’s event, 2014 Read Across America Day is Monday, March 3rd. Talking Books Plus members can request the book, Cat in the Hat, in audio format (DB033062.) Talking Books Plus has 21 other titles by Dr. Seuss. Read them all! Schools as well as individuals may be eligible for Talking Books Plus membership. Visit the TBP Application webpage for details.

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2014 Kids Reading Across RI

By Ann | February 21, 2014


I am very pleased to announce that Kids Reading Across RI is holding its kickoff event for the 2014 book, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library at the State House in Providence on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The author of the book, Chris Grabenstein, will be present. Get your free copy of the book at this event. Open to the public. An audio digital version of the book will be available for Talking Books Plus members. Stay tuned for more details to come.

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