The Insight Fall 2013 Talking Book / Special Needs Library Jacksonville Public Library BARD MOBILE app for Apple devices Recently the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped debuted a BARD access app for iPads, iPhones and iPods. It is called BARD Mobile and it is free to download from the iTunes store. Step-by-Step Instructions for using the BARD mobile device: Download (free) from the iTunes store. Enter BARD login information to complete installation. Connect to a WI-FI network. Get Books tab - Search for and select audio books to download. ? Select titles from the BARD online catalog interface or from a list of “recently added titles.” This is especially useful for accessing audio magazines, as it lists most recent publications first. ? If using BARD catalog, first add book(s) to your Wish List. ? Access the Get Books tab to find the titles you added to Wish List ready for download. (You may find it easier to add titles to Wish List by using a computer with screen magnifiers and readers.) ? Download book(s). Now Reading tab - Select this tab to begin listening. The app is similar to the digital Talking Book machine, with buttons for play, fast forward, rewind, speed, bookmark, and forward/backward chapter. Bookshelf tab - This is where downloaded books are grouped and can be sorted by title, author and latest played. Click Edit and Delete buttons to remove a title you no longer want from the Bookshelf. Settings tab - Manage account information. - Manipulate audio and video settings. The degree to which a voice command software can assist a user with this app will depend on the features of their personal device. Many iPhones have a voice command option called Siri and this software can be downloaded as an app to the iPad. If you have any questions about how to register for BARD or use the BARD Mobile app call the Talking Book Library at 630-1999. New Books Fiction DB076784 • The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. Private detective Cormoran Strike is down on his luck--he lost a leg in Afghanistan, his practice is suffering, he broke up with his girlfriend, and he lives in his office. Then he is hired to investigate supermodel Cuckoo's supposed suicide. Bestseller. DB076710 • Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods Los Angeles interior decorator Emily Castle returns to Sand Castle Bay, North Carolina, to help rebuild her grandmother's restaurant after a hurricane. Emily runs into her first love, widower Boone Dorsett, and has to decide if their love deserves a second chance. Bestseller. DB076421 • Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods Attorney Stone Barrington wakes up in the American embassy in France with no memory of the past four days--or even why he traveled to Paris. He has wads of cash, a tuxedo, and an invitation to a posh party. DB076354 • The Power Trip by Jackie Collins Pirates attack Aleksandr Kasianenko's yacht in the Sea of Cortez, where he is hosting a birthday party for his lover. Aboard are an American senator, a movie star, a reporter, a British soccer player, a Latin singer, and their partners. DB076799 • Joyland by Stephen King Heartbroken New Hampshire college student Devin takes a summer job at a North Carolina amusement park. He is intrigued by tales of the ghost of a murdered girl and by a young neighbor and her ill son. Bestseller. DB076732 • Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende After a life of drugs and petty crime in the United States, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal tries to start a new life on a remote Chilean island. Bestseller. New Books Nonfiction DB077042 • Zealot: the Life and times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan Religious scholar, author of No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, uses historical records and New Testament accounts to portray Jesus the man as a charismatic, radical Jewish nationalist. Discusses ways the early Christian church strategically reshaped Jesus's teachings. Bestseller. DB077054 • Ava Gardner: the Secret Conversations by Ava Gardner Legendary screen star's alcohol-fueled, late-night conversations with British journalist, published thirteen years after her death, provide candid details about Gardner's movies, career, marriages, and lovers and Hollywood highlife in the 40s and 50s. Bestseller. DB076772 • The Great Deformation: the Corruption of Capitalism in America by David Alan Stockman and William Hughes Stockman, the White House budget director under Ronald Reagan, posits that the military-industrial complex, the welfare state, and crony capitalism are destroying the American economy. Offers thirteen suggestions for fixing the problem. DB076762 • Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food examines the ways we channel the elements of fire, water, air, and earth to transform raw ingredients into meals. Follows four recipes from the sources of the main ingredients to the final dish. Bestseller. Reading for Children DB072631 DB076050 • Water Babies: Manatee Calves; Orca Calves; Penguin Chicks; Seahorse Fry; Sea Otter Pups; Seal Pups; Sea Turtle Hatchlings by Ruth Owen Seven books in a series. Quick overview of baby aquatic animals provides basic facts on behaviors and habitats. Includes a glossary, reading suggestions, and websites for more information. For grades K-3. DB076403 • Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay When seven-year-old Lulu and her family go to a seaside cottage on vacation, they are warned to stay away from a thieving dog who lives on the beach. But animal-lover Lulu decides to make friends with the pooch--and something unexpected happens. For grades 2-4. DB076155 • The Colossus Rises: Seven Wonders by Peter Lerangis Jack, Marco, Aly, and Cass have genetic abnormalities that give them special abilities--and will kill them unless treated. To create the cure, the teens must retrieve seven artifacts that hold the power of ancient Atlantis. For grades 5-8 and older readers. DB076553 • The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock Fourteen-year-old Celia the Dark writes poetry and seeks solace in libraries to escape bullying classmate Sandy. But after newcomer Drake entrusts her with a deep secret, Celia must choose between taking revenge on Sandy and embracing Drake's friendship. For senior high and older readers. SERIES COMPILATIONS As part of our "Digital On Demand" downloading service we are now offering single digital cartridge copies of popular series. For instance, if you want to listen to the first 5 books of the Harry Potter series we can send them out to you on one digital cartridge. These series compilations circulate just like the standard NLS produced digital Talking Books. The biggest exception is that neither the grey plastic shipping box or the light-green cartridge will be labeled as we will be reusing it after it is returned. Customers are only allowed to have one copied cartridge checked out to them at a time so be aware that not all the books of a series will fit on one cartridge. In the case of long series we will send whatever titles are remaining in a series after the customer returns the cartridge containing the previous titles. A few popular series that can be requested are: Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling The Mountain Man, by William Johnstone The Eve Dallas series, by J.D. Robb A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin The Dexter series, by Jeffrey Lindsay The Harry Bosch series, by Michael Connelly The Kinsey Millhone series, by Sue Grafton If you like…PARANORMAL MYSTERY You’ll like… The Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher The Dinosaur Mafia Mystery series by Eric Garcia The Bloodhound Files by D. D. Barant The Remy Chandler series by Tom Sniegoski The Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire New Described DVDs NOVA. Deadliest Earthquakes: Haiti and Chile NOVA. Engineering Ground Zero NOVA. Finding Life Beyond Earth NOVA. Iceman Murder Mystery The Dust Bowl: a Film by Ken Burns NOVA. Crash of Flight 447 Chasing Mavericks Playing For Keeps Skyfall Les Miserables This is 40 Zero Dark Thirty The Man with the Iron Fists Won’t Back Down The Rise of the Guardians NOVA. Secrets Beneath the Ice NOVA. Mystery of a Masterpiece FRONTLINE. The Quake NATURE. Fortress of the Bears NOVA. Secrets of Stonehenge NOVA. The Pluto Files NOVA. Venom: Nature’s Killer Epic Oblivion A Good Day to Die Hard The Guilt Trip Mama Hitchcock Evil Dead 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: November DB0660071 In the Woods, by Tana French Dec/Jan DB070880 The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America, by Raymond Arsenault February DBC03585 Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan March DB060440 The Children’s Blizzard, by David Laskin 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! Holidays & Closings November 27 - 28 • Thanksgiving Talking Books Library Staff Chris Eaton, Librarian. Jackie Curry, Library Assistant Scott Adams, Manager Tim Meusel, Book Inspector and Kareem Chambers, Office Assistant. We’re on the Web! ARTHRITIS BOOKLIST DB077082 • Arthritis and You: a Comprehensive Digest for Patients and Caregivers, by Naheed Ali DB070038 • Beating Gout: a Sufferer's Guide to Living Pain Free, by Victor Konshin DB064016 • The First Year--Rheumatoid Arthritis: an Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, by M. E. A. McNeil DB057341 • Pain-Free Arthritis: a Seven-Step Program for Feeling Better Again, by Harris H. McIlwain DB054708 • Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis: the Scientifically Proven Program that Allows People with Arthritis to Take Charge of Their Disease, by Miriam E. Nel 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 6pm