The Insight Winter 2011 Talking Book / Special Needs Library Jacksonville Public Library Vision is Priceless Council The Vision is Priceless Council provides free vision screenings to children and adults in Jacksonville. They are a volunteer non-profit organization committed to the early detection and prevention of eye disease. If a problem is detected a patient is advised to see an eye care professional for further treatment. Some patients may be eligible to receive financial assistance for their treatment through the Cared Vision Network which is a cooperative effort between the Vision is Priceless Council and local eye care professionals who have agreed to provide their services free of charge. The Vision is Priceless Council attends community health fairs and other events to screen adults and travels to day cares, schools, schools and libraries to screen children. Their website is very informative and includes a schedule of what locations they will be visiting and what events they will be attending: They can be reached at 904-308-2020. Mismatched Digital Talking Books The Jacksonville Talking Book Library would like to ask all of our customers to be as careful as they can in returning the digital Talking Books. Mismatched cartridges and boxes are becoming a real problem here and across the state. Due to the small size of the digital Talking Book collection it is important to maintain our collection as best we can so that it can be enjoyed by all of our customers. If you find that you have returned a digital Talking Book in the wrong case or returned a case without a book then please call us at 630-1999 so that we can match it up when we receive both the correct box and book. We thank you for your attention and assistance in this matter. New Books Fiction Please be aware that all book numbers listed with the DB prefix are not necessarily available on digital cartridge at this time but are available for BARD download. As the digital Talking Book collection grows these titles will eventually be available on cartridge. DB/RC070758 Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb New York, 2060. Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the decapitation of virtual-reality game inventor Bart Minnock in his secure apartment. Eve's husband Roarke teaches Eve to play computer games, and Eve writes a new program to capture the killer. DB/RC064941 The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin As his colleagues prepare to secure the G8 summit, Edinburgh detective inspector John Rebus deals with other matters. He investigates the murder of a convicted rapist, a parliament member's apparent suicide, and other killings that could be the work of a vigilante. DB/RC071851 Moonlight Mile by Denis Lehane Twelve years after finding kidnapped Amanda McCready, investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro are married and parents of four-year-old Gabriella. Then Amanda's aunt shows up and tells Patrick that Amanda, now a sixteen-year-old honors student, is missing again. DB/RC071223 About That Man by Sherryl Woods Schoolteacher Daisy Spencer lives in her father's shadow in small town Trinity Harbor, Virginia. When Daisy takes in newly orphaned, ten-year-old Tommy, her family hurriedly seeks Tommy's next of kin--and finds D.C. detective Walker Ames. Sparks fly between the cop and the foster mother. New Books Nonfiction DB/RC064131 American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael W. Kauffman Scholar examines the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth and his band of disaffected Marylanders. Analyzes documents and artifacts to identify Booth's plans. Discusses his manipulation of coconspirators and innocent bystanders such as Dr. Samuel A. Mudd. Presents the criminal case as it developed in 1865. DB/RC065340 American Food Writing: an Anthology with Classic Recipes by Molly O’Neill Essays, anecdotes, poems, and recipes representing various eating habits, culinary practices, and ethnic traditions throughout American history. Includes Walt Whitman's account of the comforting effects of ice cream, Mary Lincoln's recipe for chicken chartreuse, and selections by Anthony Bourdain, Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, H.L. Mencken, David Sedaris, and others. DB/RC069667 Crystal Clear: the Inspiring Story of How an Olympic Athlete Lost His Legs Due to Crystal Meth and Found a Better Life by Eric LeMarque Former professional hockey player recounts his post-career addiction to methamphetamine ("speed"). Describes becoming stranded in 2004 for eight days in subfreezing temperatures in the Sierra Nevada. Discusses the amputation of his frostbitten feet and later his legs below the knee and relates his newfound belief in God. DB/RC067462 The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In by Hugh Kennedy Chronicles Arab Muslim conquests in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Western Europe that occurred from 632 C.E., following the death of the prophet Muhammad, to 750 C.E. Interprets early Arabic accounts of the events to describe the battles, settlements, and conversion of the lands and peoples. Reading for Children & Young Adults DB069442 Farm Animals: Chickens; Cows; Goats; Horses; Pigs; Sheep by Robin Nelson The six books in the series Farm Animals are presented together. Provides facts about the animals' appearance, food, and use, and introduces relevant vocabulary. For preschool-grade 2 DB067045 A Good Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne Jack and Annie travel back in time to 1915 New Orleans to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become "the King of Jazz." For grades 2-4 DB070363 Are You Afraid Yet? the Science Behind Scary Stuff by Stephen James O’Meara Scientist examines fear and explains supernatural phenomena using facts. Uses examples from books and movies to discuss ghosts, haunted houses, decapitated heads, giant monsters, UFOs, vampires, werewolves, and more. For grades 4-7 DB068384 The Hunger Games, book 1 by Suzanne Collins In a future North America, Panem's rulers maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting teens from twelve districts in a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are this year's girl and boy contestants from District Twelve. For junior and senior high readers. "The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves." quote by E.M. Forster JTA Ride Smart The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) in a collaborative effort with ElderSource in Action, Inc. has created a free new program called Ride Smart to assist senior citizens, people with disabilities and those new to using public transportation in gaining experience with all the different modes of public transportation available in Jacksonville. This program is self-paced and begins with one-on-one or group instruction and progresses in a step-by-step process until the individual feels confident enough to travel independently. The Ride Smart program will instruct participants in the use of city buses, Community Shuttles and the Skyway. As part of this instruction, participants will learn how to plan a trip, read and understand route maps and schedules, recognize bus numbers and bus stops, and locate and transfer to other buses. More importantly to people with disabilities is the instruction in boarding and disembarking safely, how to board with a mobility device (such as a wheelchair), and how to secure a mobility device for safe travel. Those interested should call (904) 391-6682 and they will be matched with a trainer suited to that individual's needs. If you like…Agatha Christie You’ll like… Elizabeth George P.D. James Martha Grimes Ruth Rendell Ngaio Marsh Georges Simenon Rex Stout Elizabeth Peters M.C. Beaton 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. New Described DVDs The Talking Book Library is excited to announce that more and more recent feature films are being released that include audio described tracks for the blind and visually impaired. 2010 saw 48 titles released in adaptive format which is four times as many released the previous year. The one drawback is that all of the newly released titles include an audio described track as part of the DVD’s language or menu options. The audio descriptions are not automatic and a user will have to navigate their DVD player’s remote control to access the audio descriptions. The following titles are on order and will be available in the coming months. The Last Airbender Disney’s A Christmas Carol Grown Ups Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Charlie St. Cloud How to Train Your Dragon Eat, Pray, Love The Sorceror’s Apprentice Shrek Forever After Despicable Me The Other Guys Salt Easy A Devil Described Movie Series February 18th The Joe Louis Story March 18th Toy Story 3 April 15th The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery May 20th Iron Man 2 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 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/December RC/DB058361 Founding Mothers: the women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts January RC/DB098427 Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup February RC/DB063840 Reading Judas: the Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity by Elaine Pagels March RC/DB068395 Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh April RC/DB063678 Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaw’s Bloody Reign by Stephen Talty May RC/DB058940 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon June DB071357 Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides July RC/DB068385 Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian Expanded Subject Areas Talking Book customers looking to be more specific about the subject areas in which they receive books should know that a few of our major subject area categories are broken down into more specific, sub-categories. Listed below is an example of these categories and a listing of their sub-categories. Biography & Autobiography Actors Cops, Lawyers & Defendants Economists and Business People Fine Arts Historical Individuals with Disabilities Journalism Literary Musicians Notable Women Politicians Religious Figures Scientists & Explorers Sports Television Personalities Historical Fiction Ancient Middle Ages Prehistoric Renaissance Mystery & Detective Historical Cozy Medical Romance Christian Romance Harlequin Medical Romance Paranormal Romance Regency Romantic Suspense Spicy Romance Western Romance War Civil War World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War Middle Eastern Wars 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! Winter Schedule 2010 Holidays & Closings February 21 · President’s Day Talking Books Library Staff Chris Eaton, Librarian Jerry Reynolds, Manager Kareem Chambers, Office Assistant Tim Meusel, Tape Inspector Juan Thomas, Library Assistant We’re on the Web! Cancer Booklist DB/RC068040 One Hundred Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer. 2008 by Zora K. Brown DB/RC068948 Anticancer: a New Way of Life. 2008 by David Servan-Schreiber DB/RC069560 How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done. 2009 by Victoria Hallerman DB/RC070424 The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment. 2009 by Judith McKay DB/RC068199 One Hundred Questions and Answers About Cervical Cancer. 2008 by Don S. Dizon DB/RC068039 What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope. 2008 by J. K. Silver THE INSIGHT Main Library 303 N. 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