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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 […]

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 […]

President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Last night on January 10th, in Chicago, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address to the nation. Listen to his complete speech on this website.  If you want to learn more about President Obama, read some of his books available from the Rhode Island Talking Books Plus program. Just call us at 401 574-9310 or email us at  olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. DB 63126 The Audacity of […]

Registration for Reading Across RI Event

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

RARI’s 2017 book for discussion is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The event will be held on Sunday , January 29th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Providence Public Library. There is a fee and registration is required to attend the event. Complete the form with your payment by selecting Registration. If you are a member […]

When Plays, Books and Films Come Together

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

August Wilson’s play Fences comes  to us in digital form DB33614 or as a digital download title in BARD. In addition, the newly released film Fences is directed by Denzel Washington who plays one of the primary character’s Troy Maxson. Rhode Island’s own Viola Davis plays his wife Rose. Before ordering or downloading the title, listen to  National Public Radio’s commentary about the film. Note, the NPR […]

Reading Across RI Book Kick Off Event

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

In our Fall 2016 Talking Times Newsletter, you may have read about the 2017 Reading Across RI book selection of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. It is available as a digital book DB80035 from our collection and as a downloadable book in BARD. The kick off event will be held on […]

“Carla’s Picks” Recommendations by Librarian of Congress

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

As the cold winds of December arrive on your doorstep, do you still dream of those summer days on Matunuck Beach? If you want to dream back to those days, listen to the new Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, talk about her favorite beach reads on the Baltimore news Channel WBAL . We have her selections as […]

Research on Dyslexia

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading print. It is a condition that qualifies a person to receive talking books through our program. There is good news to report that researchers are making progress in assisting people with dyslexia. Listen to the following report from NPR ED and find out how.  

NLS to review refreshable braille displays

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed an amendment to the 1931 Pratt-Smoot Act. This amendment passed by Congress and signed by the President will allow National Library Services to explore providing refreshable braille displays to members in the future. Karen Keninger, NLS Director, is hopeful new refreshable braille displays will be developed that are […]

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