The Insight Falln 2011 Talking Book / Special Needs Library Jacksonville Public Library Audio Bible Download The Aurora Ministries Audio Bibles for the Blind service now offers their materials for download to anyone who receives Talking Books or is certified as having a disability that prohibits them from reading standard or large print. In addition to the complete King James and New King James bible in many different languages the website also offers selected scripture readings, children's devotionals, Christian music and sermons by prominent Christian theologians. The audio files are in mp3 format and download as zipped files. For more information call (941) 748-3031 or visit their website at Thanks for your support! Many of our customers are aware of the difficult budget situation that the Jacksonville Public Library found itself facing this past fiscal year. As part of the Jacksonville Public Library system the Talking Book / Special Needs Library was confronted with the prospect of closing our office on Mondays. This would have been quite detrimental to our service as it would have eliminated a day of the week that we send items to our customers and check-in items returned to us via the post office. Such a prospect would have significantly cut our circulation and our ability to serve our customers. Thankfully because the support of the library’s many friends as well as members of the City Council the budget shortfall was resolved in a manner that maintained the current state of our service. New Books Fiction DB073010 Dangerous Women by Otto Penzler Evil women ranging from a sniper to a devious housewife populate the seventeen tales in this anthology. Authors include Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, Elmore Leonard, Laura Lippman, Ed McBain, Jay McInerney, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, and Anne Perry. DB072932 Though Waters Roar by Lynn. N. Austin Pennsylvania, 1900s. Harriet follows in the steps of her great-grandmother who participated in the Underground Railroad, her grandmother who fought for Prohibition, and her mother, who marched for the women's suffrage movement. When she is arrested for helping a poor bootlegger, Harriet asks for God's guidance. DB072790 The Breach by Patrick Lee During a self-reflection trek through the Alaskan wilderness, ex-con and former cop Travis Chase discovers the recent wreckage of a Boeing 747. It appears that the passengers, including the nation's first lady, were executed. Travis tracks the killers and follows leads concerning a mysterious artifact. DB072771 All About Eva by Deidre Berry African American fashionista Eva Cantrell lives a lavish lifestyle with wealthy investment banker Donovan Dorsey in Manhattan. Donovan takes Eva on a Switzerland vacation and disappears--sticking Eva with the bills. After discovering that Donovan was running a Ponzi scheme, Eva must rebuild her life. “Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.” quote by Brian Aldiss New Books Nonfiction DB072805 Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances by Scott Brown Autobiography of the Republican Massachusetts senator (born 1959) details his dysfunctional childhood, Tufts University basketball scholarship, and 1982 selection as "America's Sexiest Man" by Cosmopolitan magazine. Discusses his career, family, and 2010 election to the seat long held by Democrat Ted Kennedy. Bestseller. DB072628 Helluva Town: the Story of New York City During World War II by Richard Goldstein This social history of New York City during World War II provides firsthand accounts from civilians, celebrities, and politicians who lived in the port that hosted more than three million servicemen on their way to combat. Discusses the city's transformation into an international powerhouse. DB073076 Land With No sun: a Year in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne by Ted Arthurs Command sergeant major recounts the year he spent in the jungles of Vietnam as the highest ranking enlisted man in a battalion of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Relates the experiences of individual paratroopers and the challenges of fighting under extreme conditions. DB072933 Freedom for Sale: Why the World is Trading Democracy for Security by John Kampfner British journalist asserts that citizens around the world too willingly give up their rights in exchange for prosperity and safety. Cites examples from Singapore, India, Russia, England, and the United States. Explores the consequences that increasing acceptance of authoritarianism could have on democracy. Reading for Children DB072754 Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade: Princess Posey, Book 1 by Stephanie Greene Posey feels like a princess when she wears her pink tutu. She worries about starting first grade without it. To help her relax, Posey's new teacher Miss Lee invites the students to parade to the classroom in their favorite clothes on the first day of school. For preschool-grade 2. DB072458 Pearl and Wagner: Four Eyes by Kate McMullan After an eye test at school, Wagner gets glasses. He doesn't like wearing them, especially when mean kids call him Four Eyes. Luckily Pearl and other friends help Wagner adjust to his new look. For grades K-3. DB072950 Tales of Famous Heroes by Peter and Connie Roop Chronologically arranged short biographies of people who changed the world. Includes Paul Revere, Sacagawea, Frederick Douglass, Mohandas Gandhi, Neil Armstrong, Barack Obama, and Sonia Sotomayor. Discusses each individual's important childhood events, special skills and interests, and achievements. For grades 3-6. DB072560 Heart of a Samurai: Based on the True Story of Manjiro Nakahama by Margi Preus 1841. Marooned on a remote island and near starvation, fourteen-year-old Manjiro and four fishing companions are rescued by an American whaling ship. Manjiro joins the crew and is the first Japanese man to come to America. Still, he dreams of going home to be a samurai. For grades 5-8. Newbery Honor. “Fairy Tales are More than True: Not Because They Tell Us that Dragons Exist, but Because They Tell Us that Dragons can be Beaten.” quote by G.K. Chesterton Talking Book Library Annual Customer Survey Dear Talking Book Library customer, Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the following survey. We at the Jacksonville Talking Book library value your opinion and want to assist you in any way to make our service more satisfying. Your responses are confidential. To submit this survey, please fold it in half and then staple or tape it together. Please do not affix postage as this survey has already been labeled as “FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED”. Thank you for your participation. 1.Has the Talking Book Library staff been courteous, prompt and helpful when you called or visited the library? YES NO 2.How often do you contact the Talking Book Library for assistance? OFTEN SOMETIMES RARELY NEVER 3.Are you satisfied with the number of books that you receive? YES TOO MANY TOO FEW 4.If you receive books that are selected based upon your reading interests are you receiving enough to satisfy your reading habits? YES NO 5.How would you rate the digital Talking Book Player? I love it It’s okay I don’t like it 6.Do you access the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) program in order to download books? YES NO 7.How long have you been a customer of the Talking Book Library? Less than 1 YEAR 1 to 3 YEARS 3 to 10 YEARS More than 10 YEARS 8.How would you rate your overall Talking Book Library service? EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR POOR Reading for Young Adults DB072587 LeBron James: the Making of an MVP by Terry Pluto and Brian Windhorst Biography of renowned NBA star LeBron James, who, in 2009 at age twenty-four, was named the league's most valuable player. Discusses James's childhood struggles and family life and his desire to succeed. Describes his experiences on the Olympic basketball team and with the Cleveland Cavaliers. DB072484 Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly Angry, grieving seventeen-year-old Andi, who faces expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school, travels to Paris to complete a school assignment. There she discovers a diary written during the French Revolution by a young actress trying to help Louis-Charles--the lost king of France. DB071785 The Eternal Kiss: Thirteen Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire by Trisha Telep Thirteen short stories of horror, comedy, or romance also provide vampire history and lore. Includes authors Holly Black, Libba Bray, Melissa de la Cruz, Nancy Holder, and others. DB072777 Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan After seeing her friend Incy torture a cab driver with magick, Nastasya, a spoiled party girl, abandons her old life and seeks refuge at fellow immortal River's communal farm. But someone wants Nastasya dead. DB071294 Time Traveler’s Never Die by Jack McDevitt Adrian "Shel" Shelborne invites his friend Dave to go back in history to Renaissance Italy to search for his missing father, a gifted physicist and creator of a time-travel device. Shel and Dave explore foreign lands and witness important events--but then Shel decides to visit the future. Donations and Memorials The Talking Book Library would like to thank everyone who has helped us this year through their generous donations as well as those whose final wishes included helping us to better serve users of Talking Book Library services in Jacksonville. All gifts and memorial donations to the Talking Book Library are tax-deductible and will be used to acquire materials for circulation as well as supplies to help us better serve our customers. Acknowledgments are sent to all donors. For memorial donations, please remember to include the name of the person for whom the memorial is made and the name and address of those to be notified. Talking Book Club Talking Book Club is a book club for blind and visually impaired individuals. They meet at 10 am on the 4th Friday of every month at ILAB (Independent Living for the Adult Blind) at the Florida State College at Jacksonville downtown campus to discuss a monthly selected book. Call 633-8220 for more information. Upcoming Talking Book Club Titles: October RC/DB067266 The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: a Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale November RC/DB069936 A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick December/January RC/DB060331 Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins February RC/DB068224 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery March RC/DB066601 The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch April RC/DB069264 The Last Child by John Hart Southside Baptist Church Blind Ministry On the 3rd Saturday of the months September through May from 12pm to 2pm are the meetings of the Southside Baptist Church Blind Ministry. The group is nondenominational and contains more than 40 members and volunteers. Fellowship, lunch and entertainment are provided. For more information please contact Robert A. Jones at (904) 721-2389. Insight Online The Jacksonville Talking Book Library’s Newsletter The Insight can now be viewed online at: It can be viewed in the same format as the printed version of the newsletter as well as a text-only version intended to be read by adaptive technology screen reading programs such as ZoomText, OpenBook, JAWS, Kurzweil, etc. Visit our blog! Fall Schedule 2011 Holidays & Closings November 11 · Veteran’s Day November 24-25 · Thanksgiving Talking Books Library Staff Chris Eaton, Librarian Jerry Reynolds, Manager LaShawn Mills, Library Assistant Kareem Chambers, Office Assistant Tim Meusel, Tape Inspector We’re on the Web! Aging & Retirement Booklist DB072226 Treat Me, Not My Age: a Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older. 2010 by Mark Lachs DB071516 Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions. 2010 by Paul Hogan DB071381 They're Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy. 2010 by Francine Russo DB070650 Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide From the National Institute on Aging. 2009 by National Institute on Aging DB/RC070204 What's Age Got To Do With It?: Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life. 2009 by Robin McGraw THE INSIGHT Main Library 303 N. Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Phone: 904-630-1999 Fax: 904-630-0604 TDD: 904-630-2740 Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm