BARD Outage for Maintenance

In order to perform routine maintenance on BARD, the National Library Service has scheduled BARD to be down from Friday, February 16th to Monday, February 19th.

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VIP Book Club Podcast – A Man Called Ove

For our February 2018 VIP Book Club meeting, we discussed A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman DB084392. The description reads: “Ove has always been a grumpy man, and when he loses his wife and his job, he decides to commit suicide. But a lively family of new neighbors and a stray cat might give Ove a reason to keep living. First published in Swedish in 2012.

You may listen to how the book discussion went and even add your own input by clicking the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/vip-book-club-podcast-022018-ove

If you wish to learn more about our VIP Book Club, such as what books we will cover next, visit our page by clicking the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/vip-book-club

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10 Most Wanted Books – February 2018

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, January 2018. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 39 times over the month.

DB088443 – Murder games by James Patterson
DB088196 – Come sundown by Nora Roberts
DB088578 – Indecent exposure by Stuart Woods
DB087671 – Black and Blue by James Patterson
DB087673 – Hidden : a Mitchum story by James Patterson
DB087675 – Private : the royals by James Patterson
DB088073 – Detective Cross by James Patterson
DB088272 – The Kid by Ron Hansen
DB087696 – Fast & loose by Stuart Woods
DB087916 – The shut-in by James Patterson

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

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BARD Roundup – January 2018 top 10 audio downloads

Here are January 2018’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB089802 – Fire and fury: inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
DB089663 – The switch by Joseph Finder
DB089653 – Count to ten by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
DB089732 – The people vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
DB089232 – The prostitutes’ ball by Stephen J Cannell
DB088747 – The good daughter: a novel by Karin Slaughter
DB089631 – The thing about love by Julie James
DB089636 – The trust: a novel by Ronald H Balson
DB089220 – Use of force: a thriller by Brad Thor
DB089027 – A stranger in the house by Shari Lapena

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 – January 2018 top 10 braille downloads

Here are January 2018’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR021971 – Before we were yours: a novel by Lisa Wingate
BR020620 – A spider in the cup by Barbara Cleverly
BR020184 – First sight: a novel by Danielle Steel
BRC01329 – Fix-it and forget-it 5-ingredient favorites: comforting slow-cooker recipes by Phyllis Pellman Good
BR021937 – The forgotten girls by Sara Blædel
BR015659 – Girls in trouble by Caroline Leavitt
BRC01262 – Coping with blindness: personal tales of blindness rehabilitation by Alvin Roberts
BR014348 – Buffalo Valley by Debbie Macomber
BR007647 – Living out loud by Anna Quindlen
BR019670 – All that remains: a Scarpetta novel by Patricia Cornwell

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 – February 2018

Happy BARD day – January 2018 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In January 649 audio readers downloaded 10353 books, 369 magazines and 54 music items. Another 29 braille readers downloaded 161 books, 24 magazines and 1 music item. 19 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 65 new users and 74 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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Heard Any Good Books Lately? – January 2018 edition is here

Just in time for Winter reading, something to keep you warm. The January 2018 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 the most popular books checked out in the month of December 2017. This edition features a new novel by the International Best Seller Karin Slaughter – The Good Daughter.
Check it out here – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/podcasts/HeardAnyBooks/heard011618.mp3

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VIP Book Club Podcast – The Girl From the Train

For our first 2018 VIP Book Club meeting, we discussed The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert  (2007). DB087613 and LT036905. The description reads: “1944. Six-year-old Gretl escapes from a transport train taking her family to a concentration camp. Minutes later, the train is destroyed by a bomb. Resistance fighter Jakób saves her only to send her to South Africa. Gretl must balance faith traditions.”

You may listen to how the book discussion went and even add your own input by clicking the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/vip-book-club-podcast-012018

If you wish to learn more about our VIP Book Club, such as what books we will cover next, visit our page by clicking the link below!

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/vip-book-club

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NCLBPH will resume operations Friday at 10 am

The library will resume operations on Friday at 10 am. We apologize for any inconvenience due to the inclement weather.

Please check our website for more information – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph

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NCLBPH Closed because of Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather and a lack of adequate staffing the library will be closed on Thursday, January 18. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to return to normal service on Friday, January 19.

Please check our website for more information – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph

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