The Insight Summer 2009 Talking Book / Special Needs Library Jacksonville Public Library Anchors Aweigh Charters, Inc. Established in 1997 Anchors Aweigh Charters, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides fishing charters and boat tours, free of charge to those with physical and developmental disabilities as well as those diagnosed with a terminal illness. Steve and Wanda Hair, the owners, believe that “the objective of fishing is not always to catch fish but that being on the water is therapy for the soul”. Anchors Aweigh Charters, Inc. operates through a 36 foot boat named ‘Ye Ole Pirate’ out of Amelia Island, Florida. The vessel has been specially modified for wheelchair access and stability including a large number of extra hand holds and several other patented handicapped devices in order to provide the highest level of safety and comfort for those aboard. Each individual’s boating experience can be personally customized according to interest and physical ability. If you or someone you know have ever thought that you’d never have an opportunity to catch a fish or sail the open seas due to a disability then you should consider participating in this unique experience. The application for chartering a fishing trip or cruise can be found at their website: http://www.anchorsaweighcharters.com. Scheduling a charter can also be made by calling (904) 277-6814 or email at the following address: anchorsaweighchartersinc@gmail.com. New Books Fiction RC064549 The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey Chicago cop-turned-private-investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner John Gibbons to look into a closed rape case. When Gibbons is murdered, Kelly enlists the help of television reporter Diane Lindsay and some old friends to solve both crimes. RC066690 Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons Portrait of a latter-day Scarlett O'Hara during her college years in the 1950s South. Socialite Maggie Deloach, yearning for something more than fraternity parties, Presley records, and marriage to a nice young man, commits an act of defiance and courage that changes her forever. RC067858 The Associate by John Grisham A college misdeed comes back to haunt Yale law-school graduate Kyle McAvoy when he is blackmailed into working at a Wall Street firm that is handling a multibillion dollar lawsuit involving a Pentagon contract. Forced into stealing documents, Kyle soon realizes he is in over his head. RC066998 Rogue by Danielle Steel Maxine Williams, Manhattan child psychiatrist and mother of three, is divorced from billionaire Blake when she meets Dr. Charles West. Blake continues his hedonistic lifestyle--until he funds an orphanage in Morocco. But when Maxine decides to remarry, Blake realizes he wants his family back. “The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency--the belief that the here and now is all there is” quote by Allan Bloom New Books Nonfiction RC066936 Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter by Sidney Poitier Academy Award-winning African American actor and author of memoirs--This Life and The Measure of a Man--recounts life lessons and philosophies in twenty-three autobiographical letters to his great-granddaughter who was born in 2005. Discusses their extended family, his childhood, his barrier-breaking acting career, and the environment. RC067302 Bad Girls of the Bible: and What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs Fictional retelling of the stories of ten biblical women, followed by commentary on the lessons to be learned from each character. Defines the author's notion of "badness" and features Eve, Rahab, Delilah, Lot's wife, Jezebel, Potiphar's wife, Sapphira, Michal, the Woman at the Well, and the Sinful Woman. RC067325 End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World by Sylvia Browne Psychic and author of Prophecy: What the Future Holds for You examines doomsday beliefs of ancient cultures including the Maya and of modern religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Predicts how--and when--the world will end for humans and urges better stewardship of the planet. RC066696 Audition: a Memoir by Barbara Walters Television journalist Walters discusses her personal life. Covers her adopted daughter, her marriages and affairs, and her sister's mental disability. Walters also details her professional career and memorable people she has interviewed, including politicians, celebrities, and Robert and Michelle Smithdas--married teachers who are both deaf-blind. Reading for Children & Young Adults RC067365 Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch by Donald J. Sobol Ten-year-old Encyclopedia Brown solves ten puzzling cases. In "The Case of the Secret Pitch," Bugs Meany tries to swindle Speedy Flanagan out of his baseball bat, but Encyclopedia spots a mistake that proves Bugs lied. For grades 3-6. RC067488 Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman An Australian cane toad named Limpy notices that human drivers deliberately run down and kill his relatives. Determined to figure out why humans hate toads and to change their opinion, Limpy embarks on a dangerous trek from his swamp to the Summer Olympics in Sydney. For grades 3-6. RC067317 Martin Bridge: In High Gear! by Jessica Scott Kerrin Two stories. In "Science Fair" Martin's group includes Gibson, who is not a team player. In "Bicycle" Martin's brand-new bicycle is stolen, but he learns valuable skills by volunteering in a shop that recycles bikes for kids in need. For grades 2-4. RC067370 The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti The life of eighteen-year-old high school senior and part-time waitress Indigo Skye changes dramatically when a customer leaves her millions of dollars as a tip. Indigo's familial relationships and personal values are tested by her newfound wealth. Some strong language. For senior high readers. “If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it” ~ Toni Morrison New Descriptive Movies Childrens DVDs DW070346 Winslow Homer: an American Orginal DW070347 Monet: Shadow and Light DW070348 Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons DW070349 Goya: Awakened in a Dream DW070350 Degas and the Dancer DW070351 Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist Arthur Animated Series DW070380 What’s Cooking? DW070381 Operation D.W.! DW070382 The Curse of the Grebes. DW070383 Desert Island Dish DW070384 Fern and Persimmony Glitchet DW070385 Spoiled Rotten DW070386 Francine’s Pilfered Paper DW070387 The Making of Arthur DW070388 Brain’s Shocking Secret DW070389 Arthur Sells Out DW070390 Prunella Sees the Light DW070391 The World of Tomorrow DW070392 Elwood City Turns 100! DW070393 Ants in Arthur’s Pants DW070394 Cast Away If you would like a print catalog of our descriptive videos and an order form mailed to you please call us at 630-1999 or email at TalkingBookSpecialNeeds@coj.net. Insight Online The Jacksonville Talking Book Library’s Newsletter The Insight can now be viewed online at: http://www.jaxpubliclibrary.org/lib/talkingbooks.html. 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. 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. If you like the...Florida Mysteries You’ll like... Carl Hiaasen E.C. Ayers The Holly Barker series by Stuart Woods The Lew Fonseca series by Stuart Kaminsky The Gail Connor series by Barbara Parker The Doc Ford series by Randy Wayne White The Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald 2009 Annual Survey Results The Talking Book / Special Needs Library conducted a customer survey as part of our Spring 2009 newsletter. In the weeks following its distribution the responses came pouring in. We would like to thank everyone who took part in our survey. Some customers wrote notes on their completed surveys but since they were mailed anonymously we were unable to resolve these issues. Please call us at 630-1999 if you have any questions or concerns. 1. Has the Talking Book Library staff been courteous, prompt and helpful when you called or visited the library? 100% YES 2. How often do you contact the Talking Book Library for assistance? 71% MONTHLY 3% WEEKLY 26% NEVER 3. Are you satisfied with the number of books that you receive? 80% YES 12% TOO MANY 8% TOO FEW 4. If you receive books that are selected based upon your reading interests are you receiving enough to satisfy your reading habits? 85% YES 15% NO 5. How would you describe your interest in receiving a new digital talking book player? 48% I can’t wait 39% I want one but I can wait 13% I am not interested at this time 6. Do you own or have access to a personal computer with Internet access? 49% YES 51% NO 7. How long have you been a customer of the Talking Book Library? 10% LESS THAN 1 YEAR 26% 1-3 YEARS 41% 3-10 YEARS 23% MORE THAN 10 YEARS 8. How would you rate your overall Talking Book Library service? 77% EXCELLENT 22% GOOD 1% FAIR Described Movie Summer Series This Summer the Talking Book/Special Needs Library is hosting a free movie series in described format in the Main Library Auditorium. Call 630-1999 for more information. Road to Bali Friday July 17th at 10:00am Navajo Joe Friday August 14th at 10:00am The 39 Steps Thursday September 24th at 10:00am Digital Talking Book Player If you are interested in receiving a digital Talking Book Player when they become available to the public please contact our office at 630-1999 or TalkingBooksSpecialNeeds@coj.net to have your name put on a waiting list. Currently the digital player is in the testing phase and has been receiving good reviews. After the testing phase it will be available to those veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have requested the player followed by those Talking Book recipients who are 100 years old or older who have also requested it. Don’t wait to get your name on this list. Talking Book Library Blog For updated Talking Book Library information and programs visit our blog at this address: http://talkingbookspecialneedslibrary.blogspot.com Summer Schedule 2009 Holidays & Closings July 3 · Independence Day (observed) September 7 · Labor 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! http://www.klas.com/flbtbl Alzheimer’s Booklist RC057332 The Alzheimer's Health Care Handbook: How to Get the Best Medical Care for Your Relative with Alzheimer's Disease In and Out of the Hospital by Mary S. Mittelman 2003 RC062835 Alzheimer's Essentials: Practical Skills for Caregivers by Bretten C. Gordeau. 2005 RC064676 Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: a Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste. 2004 RC057558 When It Gets Dark: an Enlightened Reflection on Life with Alzheimer's by Thomas DeBaggio. 2003 RC067214 Can't Remember What I Forgot: the Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research by Sue Halpern. 2008 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