New on NOBLE – 2 New Editions of Our State Magazine

New on NOBLE, two new editions of the very popular Our State Magazine, the magazine all about North Carolina. Check out the July 2016 edition all about the best things to do in the summer time across the state- http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/ourstate/ourstatejul2016.zip.

The August 2016 is sweetest issue ever, with a look at Honey and other treats throughout the state of North Carolina – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/ourstate/ourstateaug2016.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 – Dialogue Magazine 2 new issues

New on NOBLE – Dialogue Magazine, produced by Blind Skills, Inc., 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 Summer 2016 edition – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/dialogue/DB-DialogueSummer2016.zip

The Fall 2016 edition – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/dialogue/DB-DialogueFall2016.zip

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

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New on NOBLE – 3 New Editions of Magazines

New on NOBLE, three more local magazines for your downloading and listening pleasure. Check out the July/August 2016 edition of Diabetes Self Management – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/diabetesselfmgt/dsmgtjulaug2016.zip

The April 2016 issue of North Carolina Historical Review –http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/nchistrev/NCHistRev-Apr2016.zip

The July 2016 issue of North Carolina Historical Review –http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/nchistrev/NCHistRev-July2016.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 – Tar Heel Talk Fall/Winter 2016

New on NOBLE, the latest edition of Tar Heel Talk in digital talking book format. Download the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Tar Heel Talk – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/tarheeltalk/tarheeltalkfall2016.zip for listening on your digital talking book player.

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 – 2 New Carolina Country Magazines

New on NOBLE, two new issues of Carolina Country just in time for late winter reading. Check out the May 2016 edition of Carolina Country magazine – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/carolinacountry/CarolinaCountryMay2016.zip
And the October 2016 edition of Carolina Country magazine – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/noble/carolinacountry/CarolinaCountryOct2016.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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15 Interesting Reads for Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day is among us again. Here’s a list of 15 books of the current and former living United States Presidents recognizing the importance of the role, their personal and religious views, and some of their memoirs. Too see more books about presidents, please take a look at our catalog.

  1. Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents DB044037
    Explores the reasons some presidents are regarded as great national heroes while others become mere sidebars in history. Avers that vision, pragmatism, charisma, and the ability to gain trust and achieve consensus are critical to presidential success, though luck and circumstance also count.
  2. Trump vs. Clinton: In Their Own Words: Everything You Need to Know to Vote Your Conscience DB085532
    Donald Trump presidential portrait

    Donald Trump presidential portrait

    A conversation on issues relevant to the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Pulls direct quotes from the Republican and Democratic nominees for president of the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

     

  3. Trump: The Art of the Comeback
    Business tycoon Donald Trump explains how he came back from financial ruin in 1990 by making deals and taking risks. Gives his top ten comeback tips. Trump also discusses his disastrous marriages and prenuptial agreements. Some strong language. Bestseller.
  4. Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise DB068229
    President Barack Obama is photographed during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President Barack Obama  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Details the changes Democratic nominee Obama proposed to implement if he were elected president of the United States. Topics include reviving the economy, restoring America’s place in the world, and embracing the country’s values. Includes a foreword by Barack Obama and seven speeches from his presidential campaign. Bestseller. 2008.

  5. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream DB063126
    Democratic senator from Illinois and author of Dreams from My Father (RC 43877) details his ideas to improve the country. Discusses American values, the U.S. Constitution, religion, globalization, race, and other subjects of interest to voters. Commercial audio book. Abridged. 2006.
  6. A Charge to Keep: My Journey to the WhiteHouse DB051903
    Autobiography of George W. Bush written during his campaign for president. Recalls his childhood in Texas,education, military service, business career, and political life. Describes his philosophy of “compassionate conservatism” and his hopes for the future. Bestseller. 1999.

    030114-O-0000D-001 President George W. Bush. Photo by Eric Draper, White House.

    President George W. Bush. Photo by Eric Draper, White House.

  7. Decision Points DB072023
    George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States, describes pivotal decisions in his personal and political lives. Discusses his governance of Texas, the contested 2000 presidential election, and crises including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, wars in the Middle East, and Hurricane Katrina. Bestseller. 2010.
  8. Putting People First: How We Can All Change America DB035674
    An outline of the issues addressed by Clinton and Gore during their 1992 campaign. Includes their views on the environment, women’s rights, health care, and the economy. For each issue they list the specific steps they intend to take. Also included are Clinton’s and Gore’s candidate announcement speeches and the speeches they gave at the Democratic National Convention. Bestseller.

    President William J. Clinton

    President William J. Clinton

  9. My Life: Abridged Edition DB058101
    Abridged autobiography of William Jefferson Clinton, forty-second American president. Commercial audio book. 2004.
  10. Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy DB073953
    In the wake of the 2010 elections, former U.S. president Clinton explains his views of what has happened to America in the past thirty years and why our political system has not met the challenges facing our nation. Provides forty-six specific proposals to restore economic growth. Bestseller. 2011.
  11. 41: A Portrait of My Father DB080060
    The author, the forty-third president of the United States, profiles his father, George H.W. Bush, the forty-first president of the United States. Details the elder Bush’s early life in Massachusetts, service during World War II, and career in the oil industry, the CIA, and politics. Unrated. Commercial audio book. 2014.

    George H.W. Bush presidential portrait

    George H.W. Bush presidential portrait



  12. Reflections: Life After the White House LT027330
    The first woman since Abigail Adams to be both the wife & mother of a president, Barbara Bush defied skeptics to become one of the most admired first ladies in history; and she remains a beloved public figure today. This inspiring memoir covers the momentous eight years between the end of President George H.W. Bush’s terms in office & President George W. Bush’s inauguration.
  13. A Government as Good as Its People DB010911
    Collection of President Carter’s campaign speeches, interviews, and informal remarks. His views on equal justice, women’s rights, education, foreign policy, and consumerism are included together with excerpts from news conferences and a “Playboy” interview.

  14. Living Faith LT028894
    Jimmy Carter presidential portrait

    Jimmy Carter presidential portrait


    The former president testifies on the influence of religious faith in his life. He recounts formative events of his past, including achievements and setbacks, and discusses how his Christian belief sustained and inspired him.

  15. The Blood of Abraham DB023146
    Carter’s experiences negotiating the Camp David Accords, his visits to the Middle East, and portraits of Arab and Israeli leaders. The former president maintains that peace in the Middle East must be based on Israeli recognition of the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and Arab recognition of Israel’s right to exist. Bestseller 1985.
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10 Most Wanted Books – February 2017

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or Wanted Books from last month, January 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 35 times over the month.

DB085133 – Bay of sighs by Nora Roberts
DB084345 – Family Jewels by Stuart Woods
DB082179 – Miss Julia Lays Down the Law by Ann B. Ross
DB084176 – 15th Affair by James Patterson
DB083438 – Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
DB084791 – Dishonorable Intentions: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
DB083898 – Last Mile by David Baldacci
DB085118 – The love letters by Beverly Lewis
DB083693 – Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a President by Bill O’Reilly
DB085110 – The games by James Patterson

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

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BARD Roundup – January 2017 top 10 audio downloads

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

DB086195 – The wrong side of goodbye by Michael Connelly
DB086197 – No man’s land by David Baldacci
DB086177 – Turbo twenty-three by Janet Evanovich
DB085729 – The woman in cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
DB086175 – Night school: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child
DB086196 – Odessa Sea by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
DB086298 – Sex, lies and serious money: [a Stone Barrington novel] by Stuart Woods
DB085737 – Good as gone by Amy Gentry
DB085246 – Somebody I used to know by David Bell
DB085431 – The innocents Ace Atkins

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 2017 top 10 braille downloads

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

BR0021321 – One summer by David Baldacci
BRM035445 – Popular music lead sheets. No. 102 by Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
BR0019503 – Something on the side by Carl Weber
BR0020915 – The liar by Nora Roberts
BR0019316 – The piano by Jeremy Siepmann
BR0014052 – Easy to remember: the great American songwriters and their songs by William Zinsser
BR0021612 – The last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
BR0009576 – The sky-liners by Louis L’Amour
BR0021354 – The grammar of God: a journey into the words and worlds of the Bible by Aviya Kushner
BR0015822 – The holy thief: a con man’s journey from darkness to light by Mark Borovitz and Alan Eisenstock

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 2017

Happy BARD day – January 2017 was a fantastic month for downloading audio and braille. In January 624 audio readers downloaded 12440 books, 362 magazines and 11 music items. Another 31 braille readers downloaded 175 books, 22 magazines and 4 music items. Another 14 people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 60 new users and 65 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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