The Insight Winter 2012 Talking Book / Special Needs Library Jacksonville Public Library Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc. Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc. (FRAVTI) is an organization that seeks to improve the lives of Floridians who are blind or have a visual disability through the use of adaptive technology. FRAVTI lists a wide range of adaptive technology products for purchase through their website such as CCTVs, computer programs, Braille embossers, digital Talking Book players, etc. In addition to the products available for purchase FRAVTI also offers online training and tutorials for products such as the Victor Reader Stream. They also have free demo computer programs that can be sent through the mail to anyone who wants to try out a program before they purchase it. FRAVTI does have a Jacksonville representative that sells their products and works with customers to learn how to use them. They can be reached at 904-828-9319. For more information visit FRAVTI's website at Adaptive Technology We want to remind our customers that the Talking Book Library does have a computer lab featuring adaptive programs like Zoomtext, JAWS, Openbook and Kurzweil 1000 & 3000. We also have a Video Eye magnifier for enlarging print materials. Staff members are available to assist our customers in using the adaptive computer programs. Our computer lab is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. New Books Fiction DB073352 The 6th Man by David Baldacci Investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell travel to Maine to help King's old law professor Ted Bergin in defending accused killer Edgar Roy. After finding Bergin murdered in his car and Roy catatonic in his cell, King and Maxwell try to learn who hired Bergin. DB073305 Southern Comfort by Fern Michaels Atlanta police detective Patrick "Tick" Kelly retreats to Mango Key, Florida, after his family is murdered. When ex-DEA agent Kate Rush and her friends show up to stake out a nearby mansion, Tick joins Kate in exposing a human-trafficking ring--and falls in love. DB073362 The Whisper by Carla Neggers Boston detective Scoop Wisdom and archaeologist Sophie Malone meet in Ireland after surviving separate brushes with death. Back home they discover the body of a retired cop, the victim of what Sophie thinks was a pagan ritual sacrifice. Sequel to The Mist. DB072709 Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin In rural Mississipi Larry Ott has lived a lonely life--especially since high school when a girl disappeared after a date with him. Now years later, another girl goes missing and Larry is brutally attacked. Silas Jones, the town constable and Larry's only childhood friend, investigates. “You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” quote by Paul Sweeney New Books Nonfiction DB073012 Eat the Cookie...Buy the Shoes: Giving Yourself Permission to Lighten Up by Joyce Meyer Author and Bible teacher Meyer posits that people need to break their routines and indulge occasionally to enjoy life as God intended, instead of leading a strict, limited, and regimented lifestyle. Using scripture, Meyer argues that God ordained--and commanded--celebration. DB072819 Bossypants by Tina Fey Creator and star of the sitcom 30 Rock uses humor to describe her home life and career. Discusses her training in improv; celebrating her chubby phase; working on Saturday Night Live as a writer, actor, and Sarah Palin impersonator; and dealing with breast-feeding fanatics. DB072229 The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break their Silence by Gerald. Blaine and Lisa McCubbin Former Secret Service agent recounts events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Draws on his own experience and cites notes, interviews, and archived records from others assigned to protect Kennedy to describe the killing and the subsequent emotional trauma. DB072132 Washington: a Life by Ron Chernow Award-winning author pens a comprehensive biography of America's first president. Uses previously unavailable letters and papers to delve into the personality behind the icon. Details Washington's private life, including his beliefs about slavery, while chronicling the wars and political conflicts that shaped the country's path. Pulitzer Prize. 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 “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” quote by Cornelia Funke 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. Blind Tunes & Rhapsody Blind Blind Tunes and Rhapsody Blind are simple programs (scripts) that operate via JAWS for Windows in order to give individuals who are blind or have a visual disability the ability to navigate the iTunes and Rhapsody online music and movie services with greater ease and freedom. A user will be able to search online collections of music and movies, create and access playlists, purchase and download media files and burn those files to a CD or transfer them to a device like an mp3 player. These programs can be downloaded for free and only require that a user have access to JAWS for Windows version 10 through 12 and Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7. It is important that someone hoping to use either of these programs has had some degree of training in JAWS for Windows and its many hot keys and menus. For more information visit the following websites: Blind Tunes: Rhapsody Blind: If you like…Stuart Woods You’ll like… Lawrence Sanders Jeffrey Archer Sidney Sheldon Stephen J. Cannell James Patterson Lawrence Block Scott Turow Jonathan Kellerman Ridley Pearson CDesk for Media CDesk for Media is an adaptive computer program developed by a woman with a visual disability and her husband that assists in the use of NLS BARD and This program features a speech enabled, high contrast interface with large font. It claims that in 3 easy steps it can assist a user in downloading a digital audio book from the BARD or website and loading it onto a USB flash drive to be listened to in a NLS Digital Talking Book Machine or other approved device. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7. CDesk for Media is not a free program and can be purchased for personal and mobile use. For more information visit their website at 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: December/January RC/DB060331 Hoodwinked: an Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded—and What we Need to do to Remake Them by John Perkins February RC/DB068224 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery March RC/DB066601 The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch April RC/DB069264 The Last Child by John Hart 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 December 23 & 26 · Christmas January 2 · New Years January 16 · Martin Luther King Jr. Day Talking Books Library Staff LaShawn Mills, Library Asst. Jerry Reynolds, Manager Tim Meusel, Tape Inspector Kareem Chambers, Office Asst. Chris Eaton, Librarian We’re on the Web! Child Rearing Booklist DB072377 Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. 2011 by Amy Chua DB070497 Nurtureshock: New Thinking About Children. 2009 by Po Bronson DB070409 Stop Second-Guessing Yourself--the Toddler Years: a Field-Tested Guide to Confident Parenting. 2009 by Jen Singer DB067777 Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior, and Character in Five Days. 2008 by Kevin Leman DB066636 The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child: with No Pills, No Therapy, No Contest of Wills. 2008 by Alan E. Kazdin DB068865 Beyond Time-Out: from Chaos to Calm. 2008 by Beth A. Grosshans 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