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Archive for March, 2017

A Dog’s Life

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Last week while walking from a local supermarket, I met several University of Rhode Island students who were showing their guide dogs in training. The students and their dogs were part of a program developed by Guiding Eyes for the Blind. We have many books about guide dogs in the collection which you may want to read. Some are […]

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 […]

BARD is Back!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service is up and running. Thank you for your patience.

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 […]

BARD Is Temporarily Down

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

BARD is temporarily down due to technical problems. The National Library Services technical staff is working to resolve the problem. We will keep you informed as we are updated by their staff.

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: […]