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Archive for July, 2017

What College Students Read During the Summer

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

During the summer, many colleges assign books to read for their incoming freshman and other interested students. Here are a few identified by Dana Golstein in her New York Times article on 7/1/17. DB82201 Between the World and Me by TA-Nehisi Coates – “essayistic exploration of violence done to the black male body in America”  […]

Jane Austen, British Author Still Beloved by Americans

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

On the 200th anniversary of her death (1817), we celebrate her life by reading about her writing on the BBC website. If you want to read some of her novels or a biography, we have them in our collection and available for you by calling us at 401- 574-9310 or emailing us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. DB23490 Emma by Jane Austen DB50549 Pride […]

Celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s 200th Birthday Today

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Henry David Thoreau was born on 7/12/1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. Today is his 200th birthday. Listen to the National Public Radio broadcast of his life and comments from his biographers. Then you can enjoy some of his books and writings by calling RI Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov . Some […]

New Books Added to the Collection

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

We have more than 75,000 digital books in our collection and more added each month. Here are a few of the new titles available to you by calling us at 401-574-9310 or emailing us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov . Fiction Titles DB86686 Moonglow by Michael Chabon DB85280 The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson DB85519 […]