The Insight Spring 2010 Talking Book / Special Needs Library Jacksonville Public Library Update on Talking Book service Many of you have probably noticed some changes in your Talking Book service due to our ongoing digital conversion. For instance, in recent issues of our bi-monthly catalog Talking Book Topics you are now seeing an entry after the book’s title that looks something like this: DB/RC followed by a 5 digit book number. What this means is that the title is available on both cassette and digital cartridge format. Corresponding to this information you will also see an extra check box labeled DB accompanying the box labeled RC under Media Type in the order form at the back of the catalog. In the coming months you will see more and more titles that are also available on digital cartridge. Many of our customers have called asking what they’re supposed to do with their Talking Book cassette player after they’ve received a digital Talking Book player. We would advise you to keep your cassette player since the current collection of books on digital cartridge is growing but still much smaller than the collection on cassette and magazines are still only available on cassette or BARD download. At this time it is state policy that customers may only have 5 digital books at a time so continuing to receive books on cassette will ensure that you will always have enough books to read. We’ve also had quite a few people call us asking about the availability of headphones to be used with the digital player. In the very near future the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will begin issuing adaptors that will allow you to use the free headphones that they provide in the digital player. Please know that if you currently have a pair of headphones with a standard 1/8” plug these can be used in the digital player. The Talking Book Library would also like to remind those customers who haven’t put their name on the waiting list to receive a standard or advanced digital player to do so as soon as possible. With the growing collection of books on digital cartridge and the end of production for new books on cassette in early 2011 it is a good idea to give the digital player a try. We think you will find it very easy to use, that it holds a full charge in excess of 20 hours and recharges in a matter of a few hours. There is also the added convenience of an entire book contained on a single plug-and-play cartridge that does not need rewinding. New Books Fiction DB/RC069588 U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Sutton shares his recovered childhood memories of an unsolved 1967 kidnapping case involving a four-year-old girl with PI Kinsey Millhone. Though skeptical, Kinsey agrees to take on the cold case. But Michael's questionable reliability as a witness complicates Kinsey's investigation. DB/RC069350 Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel Forty-four-year-old American photographer Hope Dunne meets bestselling author Finn O'Neill in London on assignment. The two fall in love and Finn wants to have a baby. But Hope gradually realizes that Finn is a pathological liar, and she feels threatened by him. DB/RC069539 The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown Peter Solomon, friend and mentor of professor Robert Langdon, from The Da Vinci Code, invites Langdon to speak at the U.S. Capitol. When Solomon is kidnapped, Langdon races to save him by uncovering the ancient secrets within Washington, D.C. DB/RC068801 Every Now and Then by Karen Kingsbury After his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks, Alex Brady left his mother and girlfriend to join the L.A. Sheriff's Department. While battling eco-terrorists with his canine partner, Bo, Alex gains renewed faith and a second chance at love. “A good book should leave you...slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” quote by William Styron New Books Nonfiction DB/RC069147 Always Looking Up: the Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox In this follow-up to Lucky Man, movie and television star Fox discusses his work, politics, faith, and family. An advocate for stem-cell research, Fox describes the impact his Parkinson's disease has had on his life. DB/RC069035 Forever Blue: the True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles by Michael D’Antonio Biography of Walter O'Malley (1903-1979), owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. Highlights O'Malley's rise from the club's lawyer to its owner and president. Discusses Jackie Robinson breaking the sport's racial barrier in 1947 and the Dodgers' controversial 1957 move to Los Angeles. DB/RC069039 What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life by James Hollis Jungian analyst theorizes that finding out what feeds one's soul will help a person obtain healing, satisfaction, and meaning in life. Hollis references examples from his private practice, prose, drama, poetry, and popular culture to suggest ways of returning to self. DB/RC069006 Ten-Ten-Ten: Ten Minutes, Ten Months, Ten Years; a Life-Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch Columnist and former editor of Harvard Business Review expands upon her 2006 O, the Oprah Magazine column that describes her approach to decision-making. Uses the experiences of herself and others to illustrate the freedom that comes from considering short-term, mid-term, and long-term consequences of choices. Reading for Children & Young Adults DB/RC066919 Christopher Counting by Valerie Gorbachev After Christopher Rabbit learns to count to ten in school, he loves the idea of counting so much that he counts everything everywhere. Finally at bedtime he sees something impossible to count, and his mother tucks him into bed with one kiss. For preschool-grade 2. DB/RC068336 Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald Judy is in a bad mood about having a math tutor until she meets Chloe, her college-student tutor. Suddenly the third grade seems "old skool" and everything to do with college is "wicked good," especially when Chloe invites Judy to spend a day with her. For grades 2-4. RC069022 Jim and Me: a Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman Joe Stoshack's longtime enemy Bobby Fuller asks Joe to use a vintage baseball card to time travel with him. The boys want to meet Jim Thorpe, the twentieth century's greatest athlete and Bob's great-grandfather, but they arrive in 1913--after Thorpe's Olympic medals were taken away. For grades 4-7. RC064367 New Moon by Stephanie Meyer Following Twilight, vampire Edward Cullen and his family leave Bella and her town to prevent themselves from devouring humans. Brokenhearted Bella turns to adventure-seeking Jacob and motorcycles. Meanwhile, a pack of werewolves tries to protect Bella from a vindictive vampire. For senior high readers. “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.” quote by James Bryce Talking Book Library Blog For updated Talking Book Library information and programs visit our blog at this address: If you like…Romantic Suspense You’ll like… Sandra Brown Christina Dodd Linda Howard Lisa Jackson Iris Johansen Elizabeth Lowell Karen Robards J.D. Robb Christina Skye Major Motion Picture studios announce DVS included with DVDs Recently a couple of major motion picture studios have announced that they will be including audio descriptions with many of their new DVD releases. This is good news at the Talking Book Library because this past year we have seen our main supplier of audio described DVDs go out of business. We have already been seeing some newly issued DVDs that have the Descriptive Video Service included as a language or menu option. Unfortunately they won’t be completely accessible because the audio description is not automatic and a person would have to try to navigate the DVD’s menu—many of which are not audio described—or the language options of their DVD player. We hope that the future will bring more availability of described DVDs as well as greater accessibility. New Descriptive DVDs DW070526 The Taking of Pelham 123 DW070527 The Ugly Truth DW070528 Hellboy 2: the Golden Army DW070529 The Incredible Hulk DW070530 Wanted DW070531 Road to Perdition DW070540 Daredevil DW070541 Blind Dating DW070542 Moulin Rouge DW070551 Public Enemies DW070552 Up DW070553 Julie & Julia The Talking Book Library hosts two monthly movie series in the Main Library auditorium. On the first Thursday of the month we show a movie in closed captions. On the third Friday of the month we show a movie including audio descriptions. For more info. call 630-1999. 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 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 FCCJ downtown campus to discuss a monthly selected book. Call 633-8220 for more information. Upcoming Talking Book Club Titles: May RC042713 The Color of Water: a Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride June RC064523 The Echo Maker by Richard Powers July RC064203 The Ghost Map: the Story of London's most Terrifying Epidemic--and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson August RC027689 The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy Digital Talking Book cartridges The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. sells blank digital Talking Book cartridges and USB extension cables through their online shop. A single blank digital cartridge costs $12 and contains 2G of memory which will hold approximately 20 NLS Talking Books. The USB extension cable costs $5 and makes it easier to connect a blank digital cartrdige from your computer to your digital Talking Book player. Orders can be placed online at the following address: or you may call them toll-free at: (800) 223-1839. BARD Would like to begin using BARD but not sure where to start? Having trouble downloading a BARD book to a USB Flash drive or blank cartridge? Call 630-1999 with your questions and an option to receive an email with links to BARD info. and download instructions. satogo Satogo (System Access To-Go) is a free, online screen reading program that functions similar to the JAWS screen reading program. It must be downloaded from this site: Once downloaded you have a choice of registering to save your settings. Includes audio prompts to guide a user through installation. 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. Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation & FAAST The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. This program began with the Smith-Fess Act of 1920 which provided federal funds for the vocational guidance and job placement of individuals with disabilities. VR administers a number of different programs including the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services Technology (FAAST) which seeks to improve the quality of life for those with a disability by providing such things as assistive technology training, financing options for those looking to acquire assistive computer programs such as JAWS or Zoomtext as well as housing resources for those in need of an affordable, accessible place to live. You can reach the Florida Division of Vacational Rehabilitation at: (904) 348-2770 or (904) 573-3910 You can reach the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services Technology at: 888-788-9216 Spring Schedule 2010 Holidays & Closings May 31 · Memorial Day Talking Books Library Staff Tim Meusel, Tape Inspector Chris Eaton, Librarian Solomon Oliver, Page Juan Thomas, Library Assistant Jerry Reynolds, Manager We’re on the Web! Back/Spine Health Booklist RC/DB068538 One Hundred Questions and Answers About Spine Disorders. 2009 by Rahul Jandial RC066352 Heal Your Aching Back: What a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Know About Finding Relief and Keeping Your Back Strong. 2007 by Jeffrey N. Katz RC059147 Do You Really Need Back Surgery? A Surgeon's Guide to Neck and Back Pain and How To Choose Your Treatment. 2004 by Aaron G. Filler RC053724 Back Sense: a Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain. 2001 by Ronald D. Siegel 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