Tar Heel Talk Summer 2019 Now Live in all Formats

It’s here!!! All the news you can use from your favorite library is in the Tar Heel Talk Summer 2019 edition. This digital exclusive edition features new staff, volunteers, new services and more!

Enjoy the Tar Heel Talk Summer 2019 edition in the following formats:

Read it, download it or listen to it right now on our newly designed and enhanced website!!! – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/outreach/tar-heel-talk.

Missed an issue of Tar Heel Talk? Check out the Tar Heel Talk Archive to catch up on all the news happening at the library!!!

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BARD Roundup – July 2019 top 10 audio downloads

Here are July 2019’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB095158 – The 18th abduction by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
DB095242 – Cleaning the gold by Karin Slaughter and Lee Child
DB095257 – Skin game by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
DB095055 – The Big Kahuna: a Fox and O’Hare novel by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich
DB094574 – Run away by Harlan Coben
DB095017 – The 13-minute murder by James Patterson, Max DiLallo, Christopher Farnsworth and Shan Serafin
DB095170 – In plain sight: a Kate Burkholder short mystery by Linda Castillo
DB094894 – The daughter by Jane Shemilt
DB094666 – The Cornwalls are gone by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
DB094668 – Someone knows by Lisa Scottoline

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 – July 2019 top 10 braille downloads

Here are July 2019’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR022547 – Gender: your guide: a gender-friendly primer on what to know, what to say, and what to do in the new gender culture by Lee Airton
BR022495 – The reckoning by John Grisham
BR022529 – Angels flight by Michael Connelly
BR022535 – A darkness more than night by Michael Connelly
BR022525 – Cometh the hour: the Clifton chronicles, book 6 by Jeffrey Archer
BR020944 – The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
BR022472 – Unsub: a novel by Meg Gardiner
BR019503 – Something on the side by Carl Weber
BRC00708 – Trial by fury by J. A. Jance
BR022596 – The closers by Michael Connelly

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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Happy BARD Day – August 2019

Happy BARD Day – July 2019 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In July 682 audio readers downloaded an awesome 10375 books, 406 magazines and 10 music items. Another 30 braille readers downloaded 155 books, 52 magazines and 1 music item. 24 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 79 new users and 89 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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Kids Summer Reading: Going Wild 6

If you are participating in the 2019 Kids Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions.

  1. Brighty of the Grand Canyon DB040762
    • Brighty, a freedom-loving little burro, befriends a kind old prospector. Brighty watches one day as a vicious stranger kills the old man. Years later, Brighty vindicates his friend’s death. For grades 4-7.
  2. Return of the Wolf DB040941
    • The author, who has studied wolf behavior on a first-hand basis, tells the story of two wolves who have been banished from their respective packs. Sedra has already staked out a new territory when she meets Jasper. They band together, and in the spring they begin a new family, thus starting a new wolf pack. For grades 4-7.
  3. The Warm Place DB041668
    • Ruva is just a young giraffe when she is captured in Africa, brought to the United States, and sold to a zoo near San Francisco. But all Ruva can think about is getting back to Africa and her “warm place” where she feels secure. Along the way, Ruva is befriended by a rat known as Rodentus von Stroheim the Third, another rat known as Troll, a chameleon named Nelson, and a young African American boy known as Jabila. For grades 4-7.
  4. Places of Refuge DB041865
    • In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt, concerned about the effects on native birds of fashion’s craze for feathers, began the National Wildlife Refuge System by setting aside Pelican Island in Florida as a sanctuary for birds. By the mid-1990s, there were about 470 refuges in the United States and its territories. The author discusses the system’s purposes, management, problems, and future. For grades 4-7 and older readers.
  5. Granny the Pag DB043143
    • Because her parents are traveling actors, Cat has lived with her leather-wearing, motorcycle-riding Granny the Pag (Cat was angry and misspelled pig) since the age of six. Now at twelve, Cat’s world is suddenly turned upside down when her parents want Cat to come live with them. For grades 4-7.
  6. The Incredible Journey DB033792
    • A novel about three animals: a Labrador retriever, a Siamese cat, and an old white bull terrier. Disscusses their journey as they make their way home across 250 miles of Canadian wilderness. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1960.
  7. Animal Courtship DB070002
    • Discusses the ways various species attract mates to produce offspring. Examines the rules and rituals of insects, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals that seek a partner by singing, dancing, glowing, or attacking. For grades 6-9. 2009.
  8. Once Upon a Horse DB033218
    • In this well-researched account, the author traces the horse’s origins and discusses how horses have helped humankind change the world over the last 6,000 years. Chapters include, “The War-Horse,” “The Game Player,” “The Wonder-Worker,” and “The Friend.” For grades 6-9 and older readers.
  9. Rabies DB051326
    • Describes the treatment and prevention of rabies, as well as the history of the disease and the discovery of a vaccine by Louis Pasteur. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1994.
  10. Red Pandas: A Natural History DB030903
    • The red panda, a small long-tailed animal about the size of a large housecat, lives in the Himalayan region of Asia. The author describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, life cycle, and conservation of the red panda. For grades 6-9 and older readers.

To download this list or see other reading lists click the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/suggestions

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It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Go Wild Reading!!

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading

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Adults Summer Reading Suggestions Going Wild 6

If you are participating in the 2019 Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions.

  1. So That Others May Live DB040971
    • A pioneer in the field of canine search-and-rescue work recounts twenty-five years spent in training herself and her dogs to locate people at disaster sites. Offers graphic accounts of efforts following the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and other catastrophes.
  2. All I know About Animal Behavior I learned in Loehmann’s dressing room DB041732
    • Essays in which Bombeck contrasts humans, her favorite species, with other creatures in the animal kingdom. Animals, she says, may have “more fur, fewer teeth…and more interesting sex lives,” but “we breathe the same air…and have the same goal–survival.” A cheetah may be the fastest runner on earth, but compared to the IRS when they cash your check, the big cat is standing still. Bestseller.
  3. Of a Feather DB065791
    • Living on the Wind (RC 62048) author surveys American birding from colonial times to the twenty-first century. Examines contributions of early naturalist William Bartram, ornithologist Alexander Wilson, artist John James Audubon, and field-guide author Roger Tory Peterson. Discusses the impact of conservationism and technology on birding. 2007.
  4. Chosen by a Horse DB065349
    • The author, a divorced social worker and recovering alcoholic, recounts her adoption of a sick, emaciated mare named Lay Me Down from among forty rescued horses at a local SPCA. Describes how, through Lay Me Down’s love, she was able to heal her own wounds. Bestseller. 2006.
  5. 77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat DB094012
    • A guide for new and experienced cat owners. Starts with advice on how to find a cat that suits your life and family before going on to give tips on common behavior issues, litterboxes, feeding, grooming, healthcare, training, and more. 2018.
  6. The Great Plains DBC12007
    • A landmark work in historical interpretation of the West, this book examines the causes and effects of development of the plains. It analyses the land, climate, barbed wire, dry farming, wells and windmills, and native animal life in a very readable style.
  7. The Inner Life of Animals Love, Grief and Compassion DB089929
    • Author of The Hidden Life of Trees (DB 86697) shares his observations of animal behavior. Examines the emotions perceived in mammals, birds, insects, and more. Translated from the original 2016 German edition. Bestseller. 2017.
  8. A Place All Our Own Living and Learning in a Desert Garden DBC04957
    • The author describes the ongoing process of creating her garden in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the unintended consequences of sharing the space with a variety of bird, bug, and animal visitors.
  9. Last Stand DB084141
    • Author of The Revenant (DB 59088) chronicles the life of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938), who was instrumental in creating and implementing policies targeted at the conservation of the American buffalo. Details Grinnell’s adventures, advocacy, alliances with other conservation leaders, and the lasting effects of his efforts. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
  10. The Philosopher and the Wolf DBC01375
    • Chronicles the decade that Rowlands raised, lived with, and shared his life with wolf he named Brenin.

To download this list or see other reading lists click the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/suggestions

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It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Go Wild Reading!!

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading

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New on NOBLE – Awesome Science & What Makes Science So Awesome!

Awesome Science & What Makes Science So Awesome! – DBX01238 by Phillis Goldman is the library’s latest locally produced book available now on NOBLE.

This book takes the reader on science adventures including: oceanography, biology, anatomy, environmental science, chemistry, physics, forensic science, mathematics and technology. A wonderful book for learning the basics of science.

Download it today from the NOBLE Books page – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble/books

While you’re there, check out some of the other locally recorded hidden gems not even offered on BARD, like Victims: a true story of the Civil War, Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue and more.

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

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New on NOBLE – Dialogue Magazine Spring 2019 edition

New on NOBLEthe Spring 2019 issue of Dialogue Magazine, produced by Blind Skills, Inc. Dialogue Magazine is a news magazine edited by and for individuals who are experiencing vision loss or are blind and their friends and families. DIALOGUE publishes articles, personal essays, interviews, news and resources on all aspects of coping with a vision impairment.

The Spring 2019 edition – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/magazines/dialogue/dialogue-spring2019.zip

For more great locally recorded books and magazine check out NOBLE and get some local North Carolina flavor in your reading – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble

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Heard Any Good Books Lately? – July 2019 edition is here

Just in time for Summer Reading, a new edition of Heard Any Good Books Lately? The July 2019 edition of Heard Any Good Books Lately? produced by Triangle Radio Reading Service and brought to you by the Friends of NCLBPH is now live on our Heard Any Good Books Lately? Page and as a podcast from the Library’s website and the Triangle Radio Reading Service’s website.

This edition features a review of the latest David Baldacci best seller – Redemption.
Check it out here – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/podcasts/HeardAnyBooks/HEARD071519.MP3

If you missed any previous editions check out the Archive – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble/podcasts#heard

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Adults Summer Reading Suggestions Going Wild 5

If you are participating in the 2019 Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions.

  1. The Animal Dialogues DB067492
    • Childs, a naturalist and NPR contributor, recounts his personal experiences with wild animals, birds, and sea creatures. Describes swimming with sharks, rescuing a trapped raccoon, and observing an errant praying mantis, among other adventures. Reflects on his encounters and provides facts about each species. 2007.
  2. The Compassion of Animals DB047090
    • The author presents a collection of anecdotes to demonstrate that animals are capable of being kind and compassionate. She tells of animals that helped their owners during medical emergencies, of those that rescued people, and of others who assisted in providing emotional therapy. Her subjects include dogs, cats, pigs, horses, and even an iguana.
  3. Red-Tails in Love DB047451
    • Winn tells about joining a band of birdwatchers and nature lovers in New York City. She records stories about Central Park and its wildlife–especially a pair of captivating hawks–during a six-year period.
  4. Owls aren’t Wise, and Bats aren’t Blind DB051666
    • Distinguishes myths and misconceptions from authentic animal traits and behaviors for thirty familiar North American species. Presents facts and anecdotes about the beaver, muskrat, flying squirrel, porcupine, opossum, armadillo, crow and raven, raccoon, coyote, wolf, black bear, bison, and others, collected during the author’s career as a naturalist. 2000.
  5. Shy Boy: The Horse that Came in from the Wild DB048908
    • In this sequel to The Man Who Listens to Horses (DB 45002), horse trainer Monty Roberts captures a wild mustang and gently tames it to saddle. Eleven months later, he gives the mustang, Shy Boy, a choice of staying with him or returning to his original herd. Bestseller.
  6. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo DB046487
    • In colonizing Africa, Lt.Col. Patterson and his comrades traveled through desert and jungle to build roads and bridges. In 1907 Patterson wrote of his encounters with man-eating lions who terrorized his work crew. A film, The Ghost and the Darkness is based on Patterson’s adventures.
  7. Crossing Paths DB048636
    • A river guide recounts his observations of wildlife. Includes meetings with bears, birds, elks, and antelopes, as well as trout and mosquitoes. Describes excavating bones at a dig with renowned scientists where the children were the most serious workers. Also recalls a close encounter with a blue shark.
  8. Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII DB052468
    • The 1943 commander, also a veterinarian, of the Marines’ Third War Dog Platoon describes the training and duties of the animals he led during World War II. Explains the recruitment and retention of his charges and their handlers and their subsequent action in the Pacific. 2001.
  9. Intimate Relations DB010297
    • The wife of author Gerald Durrell wittily records her life with her husband and “the other wild beasts,” some of whom include a tapir, a raccoon, and a gorilla.
  10. Red Wolves and Black Bears DB010356
    • Essays covering such experiences as trapping wolves, bearding bears, and carnival diving, as well as informed social commentary about Vermont communes, city walks, and heroes.

To download this list or see other reading lists click the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/suggestions

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It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2019 Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Go Wild Reading!!

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading

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