The Insight Spring 2012 Talking Book / Special Needs Library Jacksonville Public Library Digital On-Demand The Talking Book Library has begun a service we're calling Digital On-Demand. We have acquired quite a few blank digital Talking Book cartridges and their accompanying mailing cases. The cartridges themselves are a sort of pea green color and the mailing cases are gray. They are nearly identical to the NLS digital Talking Books that our customers receive in the mail. For many months we've been supplying our book clubs with multiple copies of their monthly selections on the blank digital cartridges. We've also made copies of digital books for students who had requested titles for book reports and other school assignments. Lately we've expanded our duplication efforts to include our customer's requested titles when a NLS cartridge is unavailable. Right now we are limiting our customers to one copied cartridge at a time. However, if the customer's digital Talking Book machine has been updated to include the "Book Shelf" feature, we can then load more than one book onto a blank cartridge. The copied digital Talking Books circulate just like the NLS ones do. If a customer currently has a copied digital cartridge then he or she cannot request another until the one they have is returned. Whether or not a copied digital Talking Book will be provided for a customer is also dependent upon the number of blank cartridges that we have on hand. For more information contact the Talking Book Library at 904-630-1999. New Books Fiction DB073708 Night Season by Chelsea Cain When Portland's Willamette River floods, several people drown. But the police soon learn that some victims were poisoned first--with octopus venom. As detective Archie Sheridan and reporter Susan Ward investigate, Susan also seeks the identity of an unearthed skeleton from a much older flood. DB073235 A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity by Francine Rivers Five previously published novellas about women from Christian history. “Unveiled” features Tamar, “Unashamed” has Rahab, “Unshaken” relates Ruth's story, “Unspoken” depicts Bathsheba, and “Unafraid” portrays Mary, the mother of Jesus. Illustrates age-old problems and the women's solutions based on biblical stories. DB065062 Cat O' Nine Tales: and Other Stories by Jeffrey Archer Twelve short tales, nine of which were inspired by the author's two-year stint in English prisons. In "Don't Drink the Water" a businessman tries to poison his wife on a trip to St. Petersburg--with unintended consequences. In "The Commissioner" a con artist in India targets the police chief. DB073073 Torn Between Two Lovers by Carl Weber Loraine Farrow renews her wedding vows with her husband Leon, even though their marriage is rocky and Loraine continues her affair with Michael. Meanwhile Loraine's gay friend Jerome is in love with a mystery man--and Loraine's life is about to change forever. New Books Nonfiction DB073455 Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America by Ann Coulter Weekly columnist argues that the Democratic Party in America exhibits the psychological characteristics of a mob. Asserts that Democrats activate, appeal to, celebrate, and publicize groupthink behavior to promote their agenda. Bestseller. DB073179 Operation Family Secrets: How a Mobster's Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime Family by Frank Calabrese and others Imprisoned for racketeering, the author approached the FBI in 1998 and offered to tape incriminating conversations with his father Frank Calabrese Sr., a crew chief in the Chicago mob who was responsible for multiple murders. DB073692 A Stolen Life: a Memoir by Jaycee Dugard The author describes her 1991 abduction at age eleven by parolee Phillip Garrido and his wife. Recounts her eighteen years of captivity, during which she endured sexual abuse and raised two daughters. Includes her 2009 discovery and rescue. Bestseller. DB073463 The Psychopath Test: a Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson Author of “The Men Who Stare at Goats” explores psychiatry's efforts to recognize and treat psychopaths. Interviews include a doctor who developed a checklist of psychopathic traits, a former Haitian death-squad leader, and an ex-CEO who seemed to enjoy firing workers. Bestseller. “Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.” quote by Arthur Schopenhauer Reading for Children DB072631 The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double. After vision-screening day at school, she goes to a doctor who recommends eye exercises and a patch that turns her into a kindergarten pirate. For preschool-grade 2. Schneider Family Book Award. DB073368 Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown by Megan McDonald After second-grader Stink gets an unsatisfactory grade in physical education, his parents tell him he must play a sport--so Stink decides to take up thumb-wrestling. For grades 2-4. DB072717 Saving the Baghdad Zoo: a True Story of Hope and Heroes by Kelly Milner Halls and William Sumner Describes the recovery efforts of American major William Sumner and his team to retrieve starving animal survivors of war-torn Baghdad and rebuild the zoo. Discusses the difficulties of feeding and medically treating bears, pelicans, camels, Arabian horses, lions, cheetahs, tigers, and dogs in battlefield conditions. For grades 4-7. DB073162 The Gift: Witch and Wizard by James Patterson After escaping imprisonment and execution by the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, powerful siblings Wisty and Whit Allgood become leaders of the Resistance. Though wanted, the Allgoods continue to defy the government. Sequel to Witch and Wizard. For senior high readers “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” quote by Mortimer J. Adler 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. Did you Know? Marla Runyon is a legally blind marathon runner who is a 3-time National Champion in women’s 5000 metres. She was the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympics where at the 2000 Sydney games she finished in 8th place in the 1500 meter, the highest finishing American in that event. She is a 5-time gold medal winner in the Paralympic Games. Landmark achievements in her athletic career were in 2006 when she finished first in the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis and in the 2002 New York Marathon when she was the highest finishing American competitor posting the second-fastest debut time ever by an American woman. If you like…George R.R. Martin You’ll like… Raymond Feist Robert Jordan Patrick Rothfuss Tad Williams J.R.R. Tolkien Terry Brooks Terry Goodkind Marion Zimmer Bradley Ursula K. LeGuin New Described DVDs Paul The American Mars Needs Moms Jumping the Broom Priest Fast Five Bad Teacher Zookeeper Bridesmaids Thor Hanna X-Men: First Class Prom Captain America: the First Avenger Thirty Minutes or Less Larry Crowne Fright Night One Day Cowboys & Aliens The Change-Up Cars 2 Kung Fu Panda Talking Book Club Talking Book Club is a book club for blind and 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: April RC/DB069264 The Last Child by John Hart May DB068528 Wesley the Owl: the Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O’Brien June DB065808 We Need To Talk about Kevin: a Novel by Lionel Shriver July DB069795 Zeitoun by Dave Eggers August DB070752 The Postmistress by Sarah Blake 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 2011-12 Holidays & Closings Spring Schedule 2012 Holidays & Closings May 28 · Memorial Day Talking Books Library Staff LaShawn Mills, Library Asst. Jerry Reynolds, Manager Tim Meusel, Book Inspector Kareem Chambers, Office Asst. Chris Eaton, Librarian We’re on the Web! Healthy Eating Booklist DB073135 Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life. 2010 by Nhãát Hanh and Lilian W.Y. Cheung DB066852 Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need to Get it Back. 2008 by Ann Vileisis DB069088 The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. 2009 by David A. Kessler DB067688 Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: the Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating. 2001 by Walter Willett DB067096 The Art of Simple Food. 2008 by Alice Waters 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