Allen’s List – Fourth of July Books!!!

The Fourth of July is more than just a day for fireworks. This year it may be a good day to stay inside and listen to a book. A few appropriate ones for the day include:

Happy Fourth of July! – Allen

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#4th-July

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NCLBPH will be closed on Friday, July 3

The library will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Limited services, such as our chat service, will resume Monday, July 7th. Have a safe and happy 4th!

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Notable on NOBLE – Dead and Gone: Classic Crimes of North Carolina by Manly Wade Wellman

Check out what’s Notable on NOBLE, right now! An analog to digital conversion that’s a real page-turner for true crime and history fans. Dead and Gone: Classic Crimes of North Carolina by Manly Wade Wellman. The stories of 10 North Carolina murders, which took place between 1808 & 1914, that were the most talked about of the time. Victims included a Confederate general, a lovely orphan girl, a highly offensive political boss and more

Take a listen to this Notable on NOBLE and then download the rest of the story, just like BARD, but without a password. We trust you’ll really enjoy this book!

Notable on NOBLEhttps://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/podcasts/notable-noble, helping you find the best reads from North Carolina’s Locally Recorded books and magazines site NOBLE.

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Introducing – NC RA-Likes Book Blog

The library has a new book blog designed to help you find more to read. NC RA-Likes (short for North Carolina Readers Advisor Likes) is new way to get some reading inspiration. NC RA-Likes is powered by Readers Advisors (RA’s) at the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) in Raleigh, NC. Each post on this book blog brings you ideas and insight from the NC RA’s about books, authors and genres they like to help you find more things to read and expand your horizons. Check back regularly for new posts or Sign up today and you’ll get notified by email as they get posted.

NC RA-Likes joins Berkov’s Bookshelf and Patron Page Turners on the library’s newly created Book-Sighted Book Blogs section, coming soon.

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Notable on NOBLE – The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

Check out what’s Notable on NOBLE, right now! A very timely book. The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by William J. Barber, II.  A modern-day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of the summer of 2013 start of the Moral Mondays movement to bridge America’s racial divide and a series of protests against North Carolina’s restrictions to voting access and an extreme makeover of state government. A Historically grounded argument that Moral Mondays are hard evidence of an embryonic Third Reconstruction in America–a profoundly moral awakening of justice-loving people united in a fusion coalition powerful enough to reclaim the possibility of democracy even in the face of corporate-financed extremism.

Take a listen to this Notable on NOBLE and then download the rest of the story, just like BARD, but without a password. We trust you’ll really enjoy this book!

Notable on NOBLE, helping you find the best reads from North Carolina’s Locally Recorded books and magazines, NOBLE – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble/podcasts#notable-noble

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Notable on NOBLE – Victims: A True Story of the Civil War

Check out what’s Notable on NOBLE, right now! Relive some Library History!!! It’s been 7 years since the library first converted a locally recorded cassette book to a digital talking book. That book was Victims: A True Story of the Civil War by Phillip Shaw Paludan. It’s the story of the Madison County Massacre. In 1863 Confederate officials rounded up and shot a number of civilians in this North Carolina mountain county. It is an encounter with man’s capacity to commit atrocity, with the power of war to shake a community, with the enduring ability of ordinary people to overcome the battering forces of history.

Take a listen to this Notable on NOBLE and then download the rest of the story, just like BARD, but without a password. We trust you’ll really enjoy this book!

Notable on NOBLE, helping you find the best reads from North Carolina’s Locally Recorded books and magazines, NOBLE – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble/podcasts#notable-noble

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Allen’s List – Los Angeles Novels

Los Angeles. The City of Dreams, The City of Angels. Also, the setting for some great novels. So if you would like to read a book set in La La Land consider one of the following:

Happy Reading! – Allen

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#Los-Angeles

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NCLBPH BARD Summer Reading 2020

It’s a little bit different this year, but it’s finally here! Our BARD Summer Reading program starts today! Simply sign up on our registration page using the links below, and the books you read from your BARD downloads will be counted towards your score!

For patrons 0-21: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/kids-signup

For patrons 22 and up: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/summer-reading/adults-signup

Sign up today and start reading!

BARD Summer Reading is for our BARD users only. For information about Summer Reading for our non-BARD users, please visit this post: https://nclbphnews.wordpress.com/2020/06/08/nclbph-summer-reading-2020/

Thank you for your patience with us during these uncertain times. We understand this has been a difficult time for you, and we want to get back to the full service you have been previously receiving.

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Allen’s List – Football Fiction

There is something about sports which lends itself well to the novel. The books on today’s list revolve around football. You may recognize a few of the titles from movies.

Happy Reading! – Allen

These are available to download or reserve from our online catalog or from BARD.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/allens-list#football

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Notable on NOBLE – Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue

Check out what’s Notable on NOBLE, right now! A classic book for a classic topic, just in time for summer!!! Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue by John Shelton Reed. This book is an authoritative, spirited, and opinionated (in the best way) look at North Carolina Barbecue, home to the longest continuous barbecue tradition on the North American mainland.  Holy Smoke is a passionate exploration of the lore, recipes, traditions, and people who have helped shape North Carolina’s signature slow-food dish.

Take a listen to this Notable on NOBLE and then download the rest of the story, just like BARD, but without a password. We trust you’ll really enjoy this book!

Notable on NOBLE, helping you find the best reads from North Carolina’s Locally Recorded books and magazines, NOBLE – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble/podcasts#notable-noble

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