The Insight Talking Book / Special Needs Library Spring 2013 Audio Magazines At long last things are starting to be worked out in the ever-changing transition from audio magazines on cassette to the newer digital cartridge format. State produced digital magazines are now available on digital cartridge in anthology groupings. The groupings represent interests in the following areas: Senior Living; Women’s Interest; Men’s Interest; General Interest; Youth and Young Adult; Literary, Historical and Cultural; and Spanish Language. As far as federally produced audio magazines go, Florida was one of the last states in which they were made available to its Talking Book recipients. We are just now beginning to see these magazines be distributed to our customers in Jacksonville. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has devised a system in which each cartridge that is produced is specific to the magazine subscriptions of each subscriber and based on a “trigger” magazine. The trigger magazine is the requested subscription that is commercially published most frequently and will trigger the duplication of other requested magazines that are produced less frequently. In this instance the production of a monthly or bimonthly magazine would be triggered by and included with the more frequent weekly magazine. State produced audio magazines are distributed in a gray box and the federally produced ones are in a red box. The only difference between the audio magazines and audio books are the colors of the boxes and that the audio magazine boxes and cartridges do not include identifying labels or braille. It is also very important that our customers know that the audio magazines must be returned promptly after use or their subscription service may be suspended. NEW BOOKS FICTION DB075729 • NYPD Red by James Patterson At the start of Hollywood on the Hudson week, NYPD Red--an elite team protecting the city's celebrities--is on high alert. Detective Zach Jordan, part of the team, and his former girlfriend Kylie MacDonald investigate a string of murders set up as movie scenes. Bestseller. DB075597 • The Racketeer by John Grisham Falsely imprisoned for money laundering, small-town Virginia attorney Malcolm Bannister jumps at the chance to trade information for freedom and fingers escapee Quinn Rucker for the murder of a federal judge. Bannister slips away with a new face, a new name--and an agenda. Bestseller. DB075415 • Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb At a bar on Manhattan's Lower West Side owned by Eve Dallas's husband the happy-hour customers suddenly--and viciously--turn on each other. The few survivors among the dozens of mutilated corpses describe vivid hallucinations. Bestseller. DB075370 • The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber Army widow Jo Marie Rose buys a bed-and-breakfast in Cedar Cove, Washington, and makes it her own with help from handyman Mark. Her first guests include Josh, returned to reconcile with his dying stepfather, and Abby, in town for her brother's wedding. Bestseller. DB075273 • Escape by Barbara Delinsky Manhattan attorney Emily works long hours on the wrong side of a class-action suit, rarely seeing her husband, who has an equally grueling legal job. One day she gets fed up and flees to an important place from her past. DB075551 • A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe Wesley Case, son of a Canadian timber baron, settles in Montana to ranch. He falls in love with widow Ada Tarr and helps the American and Canadian armies negotiate peace with native tribes--but violence erupts from the Sioux. NEW BOOKS NONFICTION DB075401 • No Easy Day: the Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden; the Autobiography of a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer Navy SEAL Team Six member provides a first-person account of the planning and execution of the May 1, 2011, raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Chronicles his helicopter crash in Abbottabad, Pakistan; raiding the main house; witnessing bin Laden's final moments; and receiving the Presidential Unit Citation. Bestseller. DB075601 • Eat to Live: the Amazing Nutrient-rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman Doctor Fuhrman details his diet designed to supply optimal nutrition and enable rapid weight loss. Revised edition describes ways to reverse diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, through better nutrition. Explains the poor American diet, provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition, and offers a beginner's six-week vegetarian diet. Bestseller. DB075591 • Kisses from Katie: a Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis & Beth Clark Author recounts the mission she took to Uganda in 2006, while a senior in high school. Explains how the experience motivated her to leave a comfortable American life and follow her Christian calling to help impoverished orphans, adopt fourteen children, and establish a ministry. Christopher Award. Bestseller. DB075557 • The Killer of Little Shepherds: a True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas P. Starr Details the crimes of 1890s French serial murderer Joseph Vacher--known as the Killer of Little Shepherds--and his arrest and trial. Discusses prosecutor Emile Fourquet's recruitment of Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, whose revolutionary forensic work was key in disproving Vacher's insanity defense. NEW BOOKS CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT DB075409 • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills A little yellow bird introduces the dog Rocket to the wondrous alphabet and teaches him to read. When winter arrives little yellow bird flies south and Rocket practices until spring, when his new friend and teacher returns. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. DB075228 • Hot Diggity Dog: the History of the Hot Dog by Adrienne Sylver Overview of the hot dog. Discusses its popularity in sports stadiums, lists famous hot-dog stands, and covers named topping combinations, such as the Chicago Dog. Includes recipes and fun food facts. For grades 2-4. DB075448 • The Familiars by Adam Epstein & Andrew Jacobson Alley cat Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training. When an evil queen kidnaps Jack and two other wizards, Aldwyn and his fellow familiars--a know-it-all blue jay and a bumbling tree frog--must save the kingdom. For grades 4-7. DB075381 • Blank Confession by Pete Hautman An enigmatic new student named Shayne appears from nowhere, befriends Mikey, and takes on drug dealer and bully Jon, all within a matter of days. Then Shayne turns himself over to police and confesses to a killing. For senior high and older readers. 2013 ANNUAL CUSTOMER SURVEY RESULTS The surveys that were returned to our office represented a balanced sampling of our customers and we are very grateful to those who took the time to complete them and mail them back to us. We were pleased to learn that an overwhelming majority, 99% of our patrons give high marks to the staff’s level of customer service. Most respondents reported that they are satisfied with the number of books that they receive yet there were 14% that feel they are receiving either too many or not enough. Please know that you can always contact our office to change the amount and frequency of your book delivery to suit your needs. Most of our customers responded that they do not use the BARD system for Talking Book downloads yet 17% responded that they had received a downloaded copy of a book created by a staff member. We realize that not all of our customers own computers or feel confident enough to download Talking Books which is why we are happy to copy specific titles as requested when they are not available on cartridge. As important as the acknowledgement of our staff’s high level of customer service is that more than 90% of the respondents rate the overall level of Talking Book service as excellent. IF YOU LIKE...SOUTHERN ROMANCE You’ll like… Piggly Wiggly series by Rob Dalby Lowcountry Tales by Dorothea Benton Frank Shenandoah Album series by Emilie Richards Sweet Magnolias series by Sherryl Woods Red Hat Club series by Haywood Smith Miss Julia series by Ann B. Ross Kentucky series by Fern Michaels NEW DESCRIBED DVDS Dr. Suess’ The Lorax Think Like a Man A Thousand Words Battleship The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Men In Black 3 Snow White and the Huntsman Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted The Avengers Titanic Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Ruby Sparks The Watch The Amazing Spider-Man Brave The Odd Life of Timothy Green MANY THANKS In our last newsletter we asked for donations to improve our audio-described DVD collection. We were happy to receive such donations from our very generous customers as well as a sizeable donation from the JPL Friends of the Library. Thank you! Talking Book Club The Talking Book Club is a club for blind and visually impaired individuals. Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at Independent Living for the Adult Blind (ILAB) at the Florida State College at Jacksonville downtown campus to discuss a monthly selected book. Call 904-633-8220 for more information. Upcoming Talking Book Club Titles: June DB074307 Quiet: the Power of the Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain July DB074033 Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward August DB071251 Vanished Smile: the Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti 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 May 27th • Memorial Day TALKING BOOK LIBRARY STAFF Chris Eaton, Librarian Jackie Curry, Library Assistant Scott Adams, Manager Tim Meusel, Tape Inspector Kareem Chambers, Office Assistant We’re on the Web! EMOTIONAL HEALTH BOOKLIST DB069061 • Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life by Judith Orloff DB073040 • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer DB074060 • Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew Weil DB074255 • The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them by Richard J. Davidson 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, Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m. — 6 p.m