Did You Know – NCLBPH Descriptive Video

Did you know the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers descriptive videos for its patrons? For a one time membership fee of $20 dollars, patrons are able to receive descriptive videos in the mail as they would with their favorite books. Descriptive Videos are movies and TV shows which use a voice to describe what’s happening on the screen in great detail. These videos can be enjoyed by everyone, both sighted and visually impaired. On our this webpage, you’ll learn how to be a member, see a demonstration of a descriptive video, and learn how to access our video catalog.

Learn more about our Descriptive Video Service by clicking the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/services/descriptive-videos

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New on NOBLE – Blind Justice

For your reading pleasure, a new Digital Talking Book on NOBLE –  Blind Justice by Craig B. Brown – dbx01233. In this autobiography, recorded by Triangle Radio Reading Service, talks about Judge Craig Brown’s life and legal career, as a fixture in the Durham, North Carolina, criminal justice system for most of his adult life. He was an outspoken critic of the system and its effect on the disadvantaged victims of gang violence. In this hard hitting book by an active participant in many nationally famous trials, he tells of his life and his career as a judge in one of North Carolina’s most active judicial districts. Download it today from NOBLE – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/books/db-blindjustice-dbx01233.zip

Check out NOBLE – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble.html for more local downloadable favorites in both audio and braille.

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New on NOBLE – A Fork in the Road

For your reading pleasure, a new Digital Talking Book on NOBLE – A Fork In the Road: A Story of Chronic Illness, Fortitude, Faith, and our Nation by Craig B Brown – DBX01232. In this memoir, recorded by Triangle Radio Reading Service, blind, retired Judge Craig B. Brown revisits his 35-year battle with Behcet’s Syndrome, a disease which ultimately blinded him, but which led to his 13 years of private legal practice before he became the fourth blind judge in the history of North Carolina. The book broadens to include the common train wrecks that all of us face, such the death of your parents, loss of employment, and divorce, among other things. Download it today from NOBLE – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/books/db-forkintheroad-dbx01232.zip

Check out NOBLE – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble.html for more local downloadable favorites in both audio and braille.

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New on NOBLE – 3 New 2017 Our State Magazines

New on NOBLE, just in time to get ready for fall, comes 3 new editions of Our State magazine.

Check out the February 2017, June 2017 and July 2017 editions of Our State magazine. While you’re there you can also check out some of the other favorite magazines there, such as Carolina Country, Dialogue Magazine and even Tar Heel Talk.

Lots more to download and listen to on NOBLE. Check out NOBLE – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble for more local downloadable favorites.

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10 Most Wanted Books – September 2017

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, August 2017. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 44 times over the month.

DB086920 – The mistress: a novel by Danielle Steel
DB086699 – The award: a novel by Danielle Steel
DB087023 – Island of glass by Nora Roberts
DB086177 – Turbo twenty-three by Janet Evanovich
DB085935 – Apprentice in death by J. D. Robb
DB086219 – The trail west by William W. Johnstone
DB086654 – Below the belt by Stuart Woods
DB085942 – Forty times a killer! by William W. Johnstone
DB086296 – French kiss: a Detective Luc Moncrief mystery by James Patterson
DB086305 – Cross the line by James Patterson

To order – Online Cataloghttps://webopac.klas.com/nc1aopac or call – 1-888-388-2460

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Did You Know – 10 Most Wanted Braille and Audio

Did you know the NCLBPH has a webpage keeping track of our 10 most wanted Braille and Audio books every month since December 2016? These books are the most checked out each month from our library. If you’re curious to see if any of your selections have ever made it on one of the lists click the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/top-tens/10-most-wanted

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BARD Roundup – August 2017 top 10 audio downloads

Here are August 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB088138 – Camino Island: a novel by John Grisham
DB088355 – Nighthawk by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
DB088319 – Two nights: a novel by Kathy Reichs
DB088166 – Dirty work: [a Stone Barrington novel] by Stuart Woods and Tony Roberts
DB088130 – The girl before: a novel by Rena Olsen
DB088073 – Detective Cross by James Patterson
DB088379 – Bullseye: an original Will Robie/Camel Club short story by David Baldacci
DB088433 – The late show by Michael Connelly
DB087365 – Echoes in death by J. D Robb
DB088074 – Private: gold by James Patterson and Jassy Mackenzie

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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BARD Roundup – August 2017 top 10 braille downloads

Here are August 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR021746 – The whistler by John Grisham
BR021749 – Night school: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child
BR021813 – Just breathe out: using your breath to create a new, healthier you by Betsy Thomason
BR012213 – Bittersweet by Danielle Steel
BR019185 – Undaunted by blindness: concise biographies of 400 people who refused to let visual impairment define them by Clifford E Olstrom and Perkins School for the Blind
BRC01748 – Storm testament. 4 by Lee Nelson
BR015489 – Second chance by Danielle Steel
BR021690 – Light: a radiant history from creation to the quantum age by Bruce Watson
BR003818 – Echoes from the macabre :: selected stories by Daphne Du Maurier
BR020794 – Prodigal son: a novel by Danielle Steel

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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New on NOBLE – Through the Years: 1867-1977

Through the Years: 1867-1977 – Light Out of Darkness – DBX00718 by M. H. Crockett and Barbara Crockett Dease is the library’s latest locally recorded book converted from cassette to digital talking book.

The book is a comprehensive history of the establishment in 1869 and operations through 1967 of the Governor Morehead School for the Negro Blind and the Deaf written by a former principal. Also includes a list of the instructors, personnel, and a brief history of some of the graduates.

Download it today from NOBLE – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/books/db-throughtheyears-dbx00718.zip

Check out NOBLE – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble for more local downloadable favorites in both audio and braille.

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Happy BARD Day – September 2017

Happy BARD day – August 2017 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In August 658 audio readers downloaded 13663 books, 417 magazines and 77 music items. Another 28 braille readers downloaded 266 books, 89 magazines and 3 music items. 21 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 73 new users and 85 new mobile devices. Do you BARD? If not, what’s keeping you. With the BARD Mobile app added to things you now have another great way to read your books and magazines on the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Sign up for BARD today – https://nlsbard.loc.gov

Get the BARD Mobile app

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb&hl=en

iPhone – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586

Kindle Fire – http://www.amazon.com/Library-of-Congress-BARD-Mobile/dp/B016760320

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