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Archive for December, 2016

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 […]

Accessible Mobile Reading Apps

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The NLS reference Guide for Accessible Mobile Reading Apps describes accessible software applications (apps) for smartphones and other mobile devices, which can be used by those who are visually impaired to read books, newspapers, magazines, and other print material.