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Archive for March, 2016

Smart Magnifier app

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Do you have low vision? Do you have an Android mobile phone? Not only can you use the mobile phone to play TBP/NLS talking books, with the Smart Magnifier app you can use the mobile phone to enlarge print from the Talking Book Topics book catalog. If you have trouble reading the book numbers in […]

BARD Offline Tuesday March 15

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Alert Message from BARD Operations Supervisor- BARD will be taken offline for 30 minutes beginning at 9:00 PM Eastern, on Tuesday March 15 2016. This is nothing more than a maintenance issue. BARD should be back online by 9:30.

INSIGHT Book Club Meeting

Friday, March 11th, 2016

On Friday,  March 18, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon the INSIGHT Book Club will be talking about  Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. DB61330.     Narrator: Kate Kiley.   Length: 7 hrs. 42 min. Below is a description of the book taken from the Rhode Island TBP Catalog – Twenty years after the events of […]

Novel Ideas Book Discussion March 18

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

On Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9 pm the Novel Ideas Book Discussion Group will be talking about The Loch by Steven Alten. Talking Books Plus (TBP) members may download or reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. TBP members who are not already […]

Journey Through History April 5

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5,2016 at 9 pm the Journey Through History Book Discussion Group will be talking about Operation Thunderbolt by Saul David. Talking Books Plus (TBP) members may download or reserve a copy to be mailed to them. Visit the Book Nook Room to participate in the discussion. TBP members who are not already […]

February 2016 Bestsellers List

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The February 2016 Bestsellers List has been posted. BACKGROUND The enclosed 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 […]

Amazon to improve for the Blind

Friday, March 4th, 2016

On March 2, 2016, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon announced they  will be working together to improve reading experiences for Blind, low vision, and deaf-blind students. Read the full press release at https://nfb.org/.

NLS NEWS Oct-Dec 2015

Friday, March 4th, 2016

To read the latest issue of News, a publication of NLS (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) visit http://www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/news/index.html. Talking Books Plus/Office of Library and Information Services is the Rhode Island network library of NLS/Library of Congress.

Talking Book Topics Jan Feb 2016

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The Talking Book Topics January-February 2016 is online. Talking Books Plus (TBP) members with BARD  service may download this book catalog at nlsbard.loc.gov/nlsbardprod/login/RI1A . Otherwise, TBP members may elect to either subscribe to the audio or the large print version. Audio cartridge subscribers should return cartridges within nine (9) weeks to remain in good standing for […]