New on NOBLE – A New Issue of Wildlife in North Carolina

New on NOBLE, the March/April 2018 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina, the magazine from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission about the state’s fishing and hunting resources and education. All about the outdoors. Read the March/April 2018 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina today!!!

Once you’ve finished this, check out all of the other locally recorded magazines we have to offer on NOBLE and make them part of your winter reading. Lots more to download and listen to on NOBLE. Check out NOBLE for locally recorded MagazinesBooks, and even Podcasts  – https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble, your source for local downloadable favorites.

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New on NOBLE – Dialogue Magazine 2 new issues

New on NOBLEthe Spring 2018 and the Summer 2018 issues 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 2018 edition – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/magazines/dialogue/dialogue-spring2018.zip

The Summer 2018 edition – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/magazines/dialogue/dialogue-summer2018.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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New on NOBLE – Carolina Country 5 new issues

New on NOBLEFebruary 2018, March 2018, April 2018, May 2018 and July 2018 issues of Carolina Country Magazine, the magazine about the people and places in North Carolina brought to you by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives.

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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VIP Book Club Podcast – The Nature of the Beast

During the October 2018 VIP Book Club meeting, we discussed The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny.

Download The Nature of the Beast DB082697 or contact the library for a copy.

Nine-year-old Laurent Lepage, who is prone to telling tall tales about things he finds in the woods surrounding Three Pines, is found murdered. What discovery had he tried to share that they all, especially the retired head of homicide, Armand Gamache, ignored?

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-102018-beast-nature

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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Book Blurbs #7

“Downtown Owl” by Chuck Klosterman

Talking Book: DB068556

Follow the experiences of a new teacher, a high school football player and an elderly widower in the mythical town of Owl, North Dakota. From the end of summer in 1983 until a killer blizzard in the winter of 1984. At times funny at times sad.

 

“The People’s Choice” by Jeff Greenfield

Talking Book: DB042310

If you think politics gets outrageous, read what happens when the President-Elect dies in a freak accident before the electoral college meets to actually elect the president! Hilarious novel by political commentator, former speechwriter and National Lampoon contributor.

 

“The Quantum Spy” by David Ignatius

Talking Book: DB090469 Large Print: LT037349 

Washington Post Editor and Columnist gives us a fast-paced but detailed novel about rivalries between and within government agencies ( both of the United States and China). CIA agent Harris Chang travels from modern Singapore to the hills of Mexico to find the double agent who has leaked the information on the development of quantum computing to the Chinese.

 

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Heard Any Good Books Lately? – September 2018 edition is here

Fall Reading is now starting and that means it’s time for The September 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 months of July and August 2018. This month features the novel Hardcore 24: a Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich.
Check it out here – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/podcasts/HeardAnyBooks/heard091818.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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VIP Book Club Podcast – Elephant Company

During the September 2018 VIP Book Club meeting, we discussed Elephant Company by Vickie Croke.

Download Elephant Company DB080616 or contact the library for a copy.

Tells the story of British WW I veteran James Howard “Billy” Williams, who found his calling working with logging elephants in Burma. When WW II broke out, Williams used his strong bond with the animals to lead the Elephant Company, which was instrumental in defeating the Japanese who invaded Burma.

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-092018-elephant-company

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 Closed because of Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather and a lack of adequate staffing the library will be closed on Friday, September 14. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to return to normal service on Monday, September 17.

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

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Hurricane Florence Impact on NCLBPH Service Hours

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence and the inclement weather anticipated for Friday, September 14th, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will operate under an Adverse Weather Policy. We will only be open during regular business hours as long as adequate staff are available to serve the public. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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It’s Officially NCLBPH Day!!

September 13th marks today as North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Day!

State of North Carolina Roy Cooper Governor North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Day 2018 By the Governor of the State of North Carolina A Proclamation Whereas, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was established in September of 1958 as the North Carolina Regional Library for the Blind; it became a part of the State Library of North Caroline in January of 1959, and serves as a Regional Outreach of the Library of Congress, National Library Service; and Whereas, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped serves more the 12,400 individual patrons and 470 institutions providing free braille and talking book library services for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page; and Whereas, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides eligible readers with braille, audio books, and playback equipment – as well as BARD, the Braille and Audio Recording Download service for downloading electronic versions of braille and audio materials – on behalf of the Library of Congress, Nation Library Service; and Whereas, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped produces audio and braille materials on North Carolina history and culture or that are written by North Carolina authors; it also offers popular programs, including a monthly book discussion, tactile tours of the North Caroline Art Museum, and travel and cultural programs; and Whereas, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides services and materials to people in every county in North Carolina, making programs accessible to a statewide audience through live streaming as well as video and audio feeds; an active Friends group provides additional support for its programming and services; and Whereas, the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is celebrating 60 years of service on September 13, 2018 Now, Therefore, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim September 13, 2018, as “North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Day” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens. Roy Cooper Governor In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteen and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

An image of the current NCLBPH staff as of September 13th 2018

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