New on NOBLE – 3 New Editions of Our State Magazine

New on NOBLE, three new editions of the very popular Our State Magazine, the magazine all about North Carolina. Check out the November 2015 edition all about restaurants across the state- http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/ourstate/ourstatenov2015.zip. The March 2016 issue is all about hotels around the state – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/ourstate/ourstatemarch2016.zip and the June 2016 is focused on Southern Sips, those beverages that are uniquely North Carolina – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/ourstate/ourstatejun2016.zip.

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

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New on NOBLE – Wildlife in North Carolina March/April 2016

New on NOBLE, Wildlife in North Carolina March/April 2016. Check out this most recent upload to the North Carolina BARD Local collection – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/wildlifeinnc/wildlifencmarapr2016.zip and make it part of your fall reading. Lots more to download and listen to on NOBLE. Check out NOBLE – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble.html for more local downloadable favorites.

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New on NOBLE – Diabetes Self Management March/April 2016

New on NOBLE, another local magazine for your downloading and listening pleasure. Check out the March/April 2016 edition of Diabetes Self Management – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/diabetesselfmgt/dsmgtmarch2016.zip

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

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Deleting titles from BARD Mobile for VoiceOver users with iOS 10

Shortly after the release of iOS 10, NLS staff discovered a bug in BARD Mobile for iOS that affects how we delete books and magazines. This affects VoiceOver users mainly.

If you are using VoiceOver and have updated the Apple operating system to iOS 10 you will need to use a new set of actions to delete titles. Choose the Edit button, locate the book, and then flick up to invoke the delete function. Finally, double-tap to confirm the deletion of the title.

If you are not using VoiceOver, to delete a title we press the Edit button while in the bookshelf tab. From there a delete symbol will appear next to each line that, when activated, reveals a delete button for that line. Pressing the delete button will delete the book or magazine.

 

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BARD Roundup – August 2016 top 10 audio downloads

Here are August 2016’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB084791 – Dishonorable intentions: a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods
DB084266 – Fool me once by Harlan Coben
DB084785 – The pursuit: a Fox and O’Hare novel by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
DB085070 – Cross kill: an Alex Cross story by James Patterson
DB084482 – Once a rancher by Linda Lael Miller
DB085068 – Let’s play make-believe by James Patterson
DB051024 – Chain of evidence by Ridley Pearson
DB085093 – Chase: a BookShot ; a Michael Bennett story by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
DB085079 – The trial: a BookShot ; a Women’s Murder Club story by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
DB084704 – Among the wicked by Linda Castillo

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 2016 top 10 braille downloads

Here are August 2016’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR0021425 – How to relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
BR0021421 – Try not to breathe: a novel by Holly Seddon
BR0021249 – The edge of the world: a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe by Michael Pye
BR0021448 – Windy City blues: a V.I. Warshawski novel by Paretsky, Sara
BR0021351 – My kitchen year: 136 recipes that saved my life by Ruth Reichl
BR0018405 – The quilter’s kitchen: an Elm Creek Quilts novel with recipes Jennifer Chiaverini
BR0018146 – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
BR0021424 – Agatha, girl of mystery. The heist at Niagara Falls by Steve Stevenson
BR0014215 – Crocheting in plain English by Maggie Righetti
BRC001690 – Wayward wind by Dorothy Garlock

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 – September 2016

Happy BARD day – August 2016 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In August 626 audio readers downloaded 8876 books, 265 magazines and 44 music items. Another 45 braille readers downloaded 306 books and 63 magazines. Another 25 people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 57 new users and 59 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 – http://ow.ly/bHFY6

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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Library will be closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday. Happy Labor Day to all.

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Cooking Program featuring Masterchef Christine Ha

Join Us for a Special Cooking Program featuring a teleconference with TV’s Masterchef winner and author, blind chef Christine Ha

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 1-3:30 pm
Join us at Weathers-Hill Dining Hall at Governor Morehead School in Raleigh.

Cooking demonstrations, food samples and door prizes

Limited Space! Advance registration required by: 5:00 pm, Friday, September 30

To register for this event go to  http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/eventsprograms.html#cookingprogram

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BARD Roundup – July 2016 top 10 audio downloads

Here are July 2016’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB084704 – Among the wicked by Linda Castillo
DB084345 – Family jewels by Stuart Woods
DB084355 – Mercy by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer
DB084176 – 15th affair by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
DB083828 – Find her: a novel by Lisa Gardner
DB083646 – Ashley Bell: a novel by Dean R Koontz
DB084490 – The emperor’s revenge by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
DB084347 – The house of secrets by Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg
DB084424 – Swan Point by Sherryl Woods
DB051024 – Chain of evidence by Ridley Pearson

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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