Talking Books Plus

Archive for December, 2017

How Your Brain Works

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Listen to or read Edgar B. Herwick III of WGBH’s Curiosity Desk discuss how the brain works while driving a car. Then order or download a few digital books about the amazing human brain. Call us at (401) 574-9310 Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and order your favorite books about the brain. You […]

Grace Hopper – Female Pioneer for the Information Age

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

At the beginning of World War II, she left her husband and faculty position at Vassar College to become a United States Navy Wave Officer and a female computer programmer and software developer. Listen to her story as discussed by Kara Miller and Kurt Beyer during their Innovation Hub program at WGBH. After the program, […]

Some Suggestions for Holiday Books

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Tis the season to read holiday books for your enjoyment. Some of our titles include the following: DB82658 Dashing through the Snow by Debbie Macomber – downloadable and hard copies available DB73750 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber  – downloadable and hard copies available DB80267 A Country Christmas by Debbie Macomber – downloadable and hard copies […]

The Ghost Army of World War II

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

On a December morning driving to work, I listened to Rick Beyer, the author of Ghost Army of World War II discuss the story of American GIs working to fool the German Army that inflatable Sherman tanks, rubber trucks, and  recorded sound effects were real American tanks, trucks, and troops deploying close to them. For […]