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Two Books for Youth Win Awards

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2017 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The awards were announced in January 2017 at the ALA Mid-Winter meeting. Two of the winning books, “Six Dots” and “as brave […]

New Titles Added to Our Collection

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

If your thinking about something new and interesting to read, here are a few suggestions of recent titles added to our collection. DB84790 Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire by Peter B. Doran DB84779 Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss […]

International Women’s Day March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Celebrate International Women’s Day by reading about women we know who faced many challenges. DB 39564 Moving Beyond Words by Gloria Steinem DB 77454 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb DB 57048 Madam Secretary by Madeline Albright DB 75317 Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz DB 61696 Helen […]

Spring into Gardening

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

I checked the calendar and Spring begins on March 20th. It’s time to think about gardening, so I found a few interesting titles in the collection to help us out. DB 84886 The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water by Pam Penick DB 69864 All New Square Foot Gardening: […]

St. Patrick’s Day – Celebrate and Read

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

With March arriving soon, we have an opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. What better way to begin the celebration than by reading your favorite Irish authors from our collection. These are a few of the authors and some of their books. DB 42805  Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt DB 48813 Tis: A Memoir […]

Honoring Black History Month with TBP Books and WGBH Programs

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

In our continuation of honoring Black History Month, we have more books to recommend and WGBH  programs honoring the month as well. From the TBP collection are the following titles: DB82201  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehsi Coates DB85212  The Underground Railroad by Colsen Whitehead DB57200 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya […]

Black History Month

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

February is Black History Month. We have many titles that explore and examine Black Heritage through nonfiction and fiction digital titles. These are just a few titles to consider reading. Call Talking Books Plus at 401 574-9310 M-F to request these titles and many more. You may also email your requests to olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov DB62330 A Call […]

Reading Across Rhode Island Program Starts at Local Libraries

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

We still have digital audio copies of Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson DB80035. The statewide reading program developed by the RI Center for the Book features a noteworthy book and is promoted throughout Rhode Island. Check with your local public library to find out if they are having a book discussion meeting about […]

President Donald J. Trump

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

We have a number of books by our newly elected President Donald J. Trump. The titles reflect his business acumen and knowledge. The list includes the following titles. DB 32249 Trump: Surviving at the Top DB 45334 Trump: the Art of the Comeback DB 26956 Trump: the Art of the Deal DB 58051 Trump: How […]

First Lady Michelle Obama

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

For the past eight years, Michelle Obama has promoted the values of family and education while representing the other half of her family at the White House. You can read Peter Slevin’s book Michelle Obama: A Life DB 81575 to learn more about this accomplished First Lady. The book may be requested by calling us […]

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