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The President Trump and World Leadership

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

President Trump just returned from his SE Asian working tour with leaders of several countries to find common ground on economics, politics, and trade. Read Thomas Friedman’s commentary in the New York Times, and order digital books about our new President. DB87704 Trump’s War: His Battle for America by Michael Savage – hard copies available […]

Celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th, 2017

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The ribbons cutting ceremony will be held at the new RI Veterans Home Community Living Center in Bristol, RI at 12:30pm this Saturday. To continue the celebration, read some of our digital books about veterans and their experiences. DB 47490 The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw – downloadable and digital reproduction copy available DB 86171 […]

Fear of the Future Through Technology

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

New York Times Columnist Farhad Manjoo is worried about the impact of technology in our future. Read his latest article about what we can expect in the future. Then order a book or two from our collection about people who influenced our future. DB81119 Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a […]

Running with Your Guide Dog

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Ask Thomas Panek if running with his guide dog is fun. He is the CEO and President of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and his guide dog Gus has been trained by the Guiding Eyes staff to lead him in a  New York City race. Read their story in the New York Times article by […]

Hispanic Immigration in America: Navigating Assimilation

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

On 10/19/17 at CCRI,  students, staff, and alumni will discuss their strategies for assimilating while preserving their cultural identity. The program will be held on the Providence Campus from 12:00 to 1:15pm. We also have a number of titles in our collection both in Spanish and English. Review our promotion of these titles in the […]

Where Are the ‘Frightful Five’ of Technology Going?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Read Farhad Manjoo’s article in the New York Times about the ‘Frightful Five’ as they move into Hollywood. After you read the article, we have some popular digital titles for your reading interests about the founder’s of these American Tech companies. DB78250 “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Brad Stone […]

URI Holds 11th Annual Ocean State Writing Conference

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Are you an aspiring author or someone who wants to refine their creative writing skills through an educational conference at URI ? The University of Rhode Island fee based Writing Conference will be held on  October 26-28, 2017. While your thinking about the possibilities we have some of the featured writers and guest speakers’ books […]

Banned Book Week Sept. 24-30, 2017

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

To celebrate “Banned Book Week” read a book that helped shape America. The Library of Congress created a list of influential books for us to read. Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at to check if we have the book in our collection.  

Great News – “How Reading Helps You Live Longer”

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Listen to Innovation Hub’s Kara Miller interview with researcher Avni Bavishi  while they discuss the longevity and cognitive benefits of reading books. Now that you listened to Kara and Avni, here are a few popular books in our collection to read and improve yourself. DB85110 The Games by James Patterson – digital copies available and […]

How Nature Can Make You A Healthier Person

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

On September 8th, Kara Miller’s program “Innovation Hub” interviewed Florence Williams, the author of “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative”. Listen to their discussion by selecting Innovation Hub. We don’t have Florence Williams’ book at this time; however, we have several interesting titles about enjoying nature and people who […]

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