African-American History Month Reading

Check out some of the literature our library has to offer about African American cultural history as we celebrate African American History Month!

  1. Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary DB047943
    • Describes Marshall’s importance to the 1960s civil rights movement, not only for his legal victory in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which outlawed school segregation in 1954, or even for his appointment as the first African American Supreme Court justice in 1967, but for his lifelong pursuit of the principle of equality before the law.
  2. Invisible Men: Life in Baseball’s Negro Leagues DB022042
    • An account of black baseball from 1920 until 1949, when Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues. The author, who interviewed many surviving Negro league stars, tells about their lives on and off the field and about the league’s role in black life.
  3. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement DB047543
    • African American congressman discusses the civil rights movement of the 1960s, its struggles, triumphs, leadership, and champions. Lewis, an advocate of nonviolence, acknowledges his devotion to Martin Luther King Jr., and credits the success of the movement to the thousands of working-class blacks who risked their lives confronting southern tyranny.
  4. Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans DB021512
    • In this first major account of the unique experience of black soldiers in Vietnam, twenty veterans give brutally honest pictures of the war they fought and the aftermath they have endured.
  5. Waiting ’til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America DB064301
    • Historian examines the radical political movement that flourished from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s. Discusses the social context that gave rise to Black Power, the movement’s demise, and its aftermath. Profiles its leaders, including Stokely Carmichael, Huey P. Newton, and Malcolm X.
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BARD Roundup – January 2019 top 10 audio downloads

Here are January 2019’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB092904 – Long road to Mercy by David Baldacci
DB092899 – Dark sacred night by Michael Connelly
DB092905 – Look alive twenty-five: a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich
DB092906 – Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson
DB092887 – Ambush by James Patterson and James O Born
DB092627 – Becoming by Michelle Obama
DB092767 – Past tense: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child
DB092366 – Paradox by Catherine Coulter
DB092999 – Tom Clancy Oath of office by Marc Cameron and Tom Clancy
DB092630 – Leverage in death by J. D Robb

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 2019 top 10 braille downloads

Here are January 2019’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR021746 – The whistler by John Grisham
BR022093 – To be where you are by Jan Karon
BR017726 – The appeal by John Grisham
BR008888 – Loves music, loves to dance Clark, Mary Higgins
BR013829 – Borden Chantry by Louis L’Amour
BR014512 – Touch the top of the world: a blind man’s journey to climb farther than the eye can see by Erik Weihenmayer
BR008694 – Wrestling with honor by David Klass
BR012272 – Out to Canaan by Jan Karon
BR017133 – Weep no more, my lady by Mary Higgins Clark
BR015329 – Scout’s honor: a father’s unlikely foray into the woods by Peter Applebome

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 2019

Happy BARD Day – January 2019 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In January 646 audio readers downloaded 8516 books, 434 magazines and 28 music items. Another 22 braille readers downloaded 2170 books, 47 magazines and 1 music item. 16 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 66 new users and 69 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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10 Most Wanted Books – February 2019

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, January 2019. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 44 times over the month. The top book was checked out 57 times.

DB092405 – Juror #3 by James Patterson
DB092316 – In his father’s footsteps by Danielle Steel
DB092511 – The Reckoning by John Grisham
DB092510 – Every breath by Nicholas Sparks
DB092022 – The Brothers O’Brien. Books 1-3 by William W. Johnstone
DB092419 – Desperate measures by Stuart Woods
DB090471 – Fall from grace by Danielle Steel
DB089744 – The right time by Danielle Steel
DB091366 – Shelter in place by Nora Roberts
DB091197 – The cast by Danielle Steel

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New on NOBLE – Descriptive Video Catalog 2019

The library has just produced a brand new all audio version of the 2019 Descriptive Video Catalog. The catalog is a collection of all of the DVD’s available today from the library. It is available from NOBLE as downloadable digital talking book so you can listen to it on your Digital Talking Book Player and from our Descriptive Video page on the website as a now playable MP3.

Listen Now – Descriptive Video Catalog and order a movie today.

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African-American History Month: Heritage of Cooking, Farming, Literature and Business

Check out some of the literature our library has to offer about African American cultural history as we celebrate African American History Month! This week, we’re focusing on the culture of African American cooking, agriculture, entrepreneurship, and literature.

  1. The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking DB045197
    • Presents more than two hundred recipes along with historical information about cookery from around the country. Besides traditional ingredients suggest healthy substitutes to guard against hypertension. Also includes a glossary and a list of favorite restaurants and mail-order sources.
  2. Homecoming: The Story of African American Farmers DB052550
    • Discusses the historical significance of land and farming for African Americans. Chronologically traces ownership of land and operation of farms in the South from Reconstruction through the 1990s, when the U.S. Supreme Court granted farmers restitution for discriminatory banking practices. Examines black farmers’ determination, courage, labor, and economic hardships.
  3. Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature DB053331
    • Collection of literary pieces by more than one hundred contemporary black writers, born between 1957 and 1977, from nine countries. Contents are arranged by essays, hip-hop journalism, criticism, fiction, poetry, and dialog. Covers a broad range of topics and styles.
  4. A Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African American Travel Writing DB050560
    • A collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century travel writings by African American writers who have journeyed abroad in search of opportunity, insight, pleasure, and adventure. Includes excerpts from nurse Mary Seacole’s Crimean War memoir and W.E.B. DuBois’s reflections on Ghana. With contributions by Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, June Jordan, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Ntozake Shange.
  5. The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship DB051711
    • Examines African American business development from the 1600s to the 1990s. Discusses black participation in commercial real estate, finance and investment, manufacturing, and other sectors. Recommends resisting policies based on racial prejudice and exploring opportunities for expansion into national and global markets.
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New on NOBLE – Carolina Country November 2018

New on NOBLE – some wonderful reading for the season from the November 2018 issue 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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Tar Heel Talk Fall/Winter 2019 is now live on our website

It’s here!!! All the news you can use from your favorite library is in the Tar Heel Talk Fall/Winter 2019 edition. This edition features the library’s 60th Anniversary celebration, information about upcoming library events, and a book review!!!

Enjoy the Tar Heel Talk Fall/Winter 2019 edition in the following formats:

Read it, download it or listen to it right now on our newly designed and enhanced website!!! – http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/outreach/tar-heel-talk.

Missed an issue of Tar Heel Talk? Check out the Tar Heel Talk Archive to catch up on all the news happening at the library!!!

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New on NOBLE – Dialogue Magazine Fall 2018 edition

New on NOBLEthe Fall 2018 issue 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 Fall 2018 edition – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/NOBLE/magazines/dialogue/dialogue-fall2018.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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