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Archive for September, 2017

Banned Book Week Sept. 24-30, 2017

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

To celebrate “Banned Book Week” read a book that helped shape America. The Library of Congress created a list of influential books for us to read. Call Talking Books Plus at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. to check if we have the book in our collection.  

Great News – “How Reading Helps You Live Longer”

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Listen to Innovation Hub’s Kara Miller interview with researcher Avni Bavishi¬† while they discuss the longevity and cognitive benefits of reading books. Now that you listened to Kara and Avni, here are a few popular books in our collection to read and improve yourself. DB85110 The Games by James Patterson – digital copies available and […]

How Nature Can Make You A Healthier Person

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

On September 8th, Kara Miller’s program “Innovation Hub” interviewed Florence Williams, the author of “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative”. Listen to their discussion by selecting Innovation Hub. We don’t have Florence Williams’ book at this time; however, we have several interesting titles about enjoying nature and people who […]

Hurricane Season 2017

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

As New Englanders, we are aware of the potential destruction of property and loss of life hurricanes may bring to our communities. After Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, we wondered if Hurricane Irma might come our way? Fortunately, Rhode Islanders’ with disabilities may register with the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry to help protect themselves […]