The Insight Talking Book / Special Needs Library Fall/Winter 2012-13 Magazines on Digital Cartridge A summer 2012 edition of Talking Book Topics informed Talking Book readers that audio magazines are beginning the transition to the digital cartridge medium. We have now learned that circulation of audio magazines on digital cartridge will begin in early 2013. With this implementation, production and distribution of audio magazines on cassette format will cease. The digital audio magazine format will be nearly identical to the digital audio book format. The only exceptions are that the digital audio magazine cartridges are blue and their mailing containers are red. Both cartridges play the same in the standard and advanced digital Talking Book machines. Some cartridges may contain multiple issues of the magazine to which a reader has subscribed. In this case, the cartridge will include audio instructions describing how a reader may navigate among the separate issues. Digital audio magazines will be circulated according to the print magazine’s regular frequency like the audio cassette magazines were. All digital audio magazine cartridges must be returned as they are recycled and rerecorded. Inability to promptly return the cartridges may result in a reader’s service being interrupted. For more information contact the Jacksonville Talking Book Library at 630-1999. Here is a list of some popular magazines that will be offered on digital cartridge. The Atlantic Bon Appétit Consumer Reports Cricket: The Realm of Imagination Discover Ebony Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Good Housekeeping Kiplinger's Personal Finance The Nation National Geographic The New York Times Book Review Outdoor Life People Sports Illustrated True West NEW BOOKS FICTION DB074937 • The Storm: A Novel from the NUMA Files by Clive Cussler National Underwater and Marine Agency head Dirk Pitt sends troubleshooters Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala to investigate a research vessel adrift in the Indian Ocean. When they discover that the crew perished from microbots, Austin and Zavala must determine who released them and why. DB074805 • Heartwood by Belva Plain Professor Iris Stern worries about her three grown children, including Laura, who is contemplating a divorce. Meanwhile, Iris's husband Theo is recovering from a heart attack--and debating whether to reveal a family secret. DB075054 • One Step from Hell by John M. Sharpe Young cowboy Justin Ward is gunned down and left for dead in Mexico by hired killer Royce. Justin survives and escapes to Purgatory, Arizona, where he recovers. Two young ladies take an interest in Justin, but he disregards their advice when Royce shows up. DB074305 • All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley To atone for past crimes PI Leonid McGill assists newly released prisoner Zella Grisham, who McGill helped frame for a $58-million-dollar robbery after Grisham shot her own boyfriend. Grisham asks McGill to find her daughter. But McGill also has to protect his own family. DB074660 • Loving by Karen Kingsbury Bailey Flanigan returns to Bloomington, Indiana, after a disappointing start in the movie industry. Her boyfriend, actor Brandon Paul, remains in Los Angeles to concentrate on his career. Bailey is reunited with her first love, teacher Cody Coleman, and wonders what God's plan is for her. DB075028 • Iron House by John Hart As a boy, Michael took the blame when his weaker brother Julian killed a bully at their orphanage. Michael became a career criminal, while Julian was adopted by a senator's wife and took up writing. Now on the run from mobsters, Michael reenters Julian's life. NEW BOOKS NONFICTION DB074907 • Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow Author of The Drunkard's Walk examines the influence of unconscious thoughts and feelings on behavior. Discusses the role of functional magnetic resonance imaging--first employed in the 1990s--in revealing brain activity. Also explores interactions between the unconscious and conscious mind and the impact of nonverbal social cues. Bestseller. DB074845 • Manhunt: the Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter L. Bergen CNN's national security analyst, who interviewed Osama bin Laden in 1997, chronicles the terrorist leader's movements from September 11, 2001, until his May 2011 death at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALS in Pakistan. Highlights the decade-long hunt, the successful final mission, and the implications for al-Qaeda. DB074829 • American Grown: the Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens across America by Michelle Obama America's First Lady describes the kitchen garden that she and White House staff planted in 2009 on the south lawn. Discusses seasonal plants and chores, provides recipes, explores other gardens across the country, and examines the history of gardening. DB074122 • The Heart and the Fist: the Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens Eric Greitens recounts his personal odyssey from humanitarian to soldier. Relates studying the history of humanitarianism as a Rhodes scholar, working with genocide survivors as a volunteer, and joining the Navy SEALs to make a difference. NEW BOOKS CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT DB034058 • Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss Horton the elephant, taking a bath in a jungle pool, hears a call for help. It is coming from a speck of dust, from a town of tiny creatures named Whos. When Horton tells the other animals, they think that he is crazy and try in every way to discourage him. But Horton remains dauntless and tells himself, "I simply must help them, because, after all / A person's a person no matter how small." For preschool-grade 2. DB074294 • Max and Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith Young detectives Max and Maddy Twist travel to Switzerland to investigate a series of bank robberies committed by Saint Bernard dogs. The siblings discover that the man behind the robberies is none other than their family's nemesis, professor Sardine. For grades 2-4. DB073436 • Fablehaven: the Complete Series [Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison] by Brandon Mull When thirteen-year-old Kendra and her eleven-year-old brother Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures--and that a battle between good and evil is looming. Complete five-book series. For grades 4-7. DB074016 • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen After her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father move from town to town. Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is--or where she belongs. For senior high and older readers. 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. Do you receive audio magazines? YES NO 6. Do you access the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) program in order to download books? YES NO 7. Have you ever received a downloaded copy of a book sent from a Talking Book Library staff member? YES NO 8. How long have you been a customer of the Talking Book Library? < 1 YEAR 1 - 3 YEARS 3 - 10 YEARS > 10 YEARS 9. How would you rate your overall Talking Book Library service? EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR POOR 10. Compared to your past experiences has the Talking Book service and staff: IMPROVED STAYED THE SAME DECLINED 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. Due to recent cuts in the Jacksonville Public Library’s operating expenses the Talking Book Library’s small budget for acquiring audio described DVDs was terminated. This had been a reliable funding source that allowed us to acquire newly released popular movies that included audio descriptions. Much of the money that we received in donations over the past years also went to building the solid collection of audio described DVDs that we have today. Now it appears as though our ability to build and maintain this collection relies exclusively on the generous donations of our customers and friends. IF YOU LIKE...EPIC FANTASY You’ll like… Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin The Sword of Shannara series by Terry Brooks Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan The Dark Tower series by Stephen King The Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien The Conan cycle by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague De Camp and Robert Jordan NEW DESCRIBED DVDS The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 The Muppets Footloose Like Crazy Johnny English Reborn Dream House Tower Heist Jack and Jill The Descendants Anonymous We Bought a Zoo Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo Big Miracle Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance SEASON’S GREETINGS The staff of the Talking Book / Special Needs Library of the Jacksonville Public Library wishes all of our customers, volunteers, and friends throughout the state a joyful holiday season and a happy new year. 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: January DB067934 Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay February DB072129 Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand March DB025982 Watchers by Dean Koontz April DB073463 The Psychopath Test: a Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson CHANGE OF OFFICE HOURS Due to cuts to the operating expenses of the Jacksonville Public Library system the Talking Book Library has had a change of hours. Talking Book Library staff members are still able to be reached via phone or email Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm, which is an hour later than our previous schedule. Our public access area containing our adaptive computer lab is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 6pm and Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11am to 6pm. We will continue to remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 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 December 24th & 25th • Christmas January 1st • New Year’s Day January 21st • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day February 18th • President’s 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! DIGESTIVE HEALTH BOOKLIST DB064991 • The Wheat-free Cook: Gluten-free Recipes for Everyone by Jacqueline Mallorca DB072872 • A Woman's Guide to a Healthy Stomach: Taking Control of Your Digestive Health by Jacqueline L. Wolf DB060719 • The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health: Preventing and Treating Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Mernias, and More by Paul F. Miskovitz 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