February 19, 2020

Books Suggestions

Here are a few book suggestions for these long winter nights:

DB 92245 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. Unrated.

DB 86961 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
In 1969 New York City, the four Gold children meet a psychic who tells them each the date they will die. They each grow up and live their lives, but always with the knowledge of the psychic's prophecy hanging over them. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

DB 96188 The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma
The autobiography of the first deal-blind graduate of Harvard Law School. Girma describes her childhood, world travels, development of a text-to-braille communication system, and time at Harvard Law, as well as the ways she uses her talents to advocate for those with disabilities.

To order any of these titles, please call the library at: 603-271-3429.

February 5, 2020

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


The NLS audio magazine program has undergone a recent modification due to changes in the magazine industry.

Money magazine discontinued print publication after its June/July 2019 issue. After researching the market, NLS identified Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a comparable alternative. This magazine was added to the NLS audio narration contract in January 2020. We anticipate that the first issue will be available on BARD in February 2020. 

For additional information about BARD or magazines available by subscription, please call the library at 603-271-3429.

Rosa Parks Minibibliography

Rosa Parks is considered by many to be the mother of the civil rights movement. Her arrest in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man inspired a yearlong boycott of buses in Montgomery, Documents concerning her arrest became part of a court case that resulted in a ruling—upheld by the Supreme Court—that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. In 1999, Rosa Parks was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor.

To order any of these titles, please call the library at 603-271-3429
DB = Audio books
BR = Braille books

Our Auntie Rosa : The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers her Life and Lessons
by Sheila McCauley Keys

Many know of the role Rosa Parks played in the civil rights movement, but much less is known about her life outside that work. Keys presents a picture of Parks on a more personal level. Members of her family provide personal remembrances, reflections, photos, and letters paying tribute to Parks. 2015.
DB 81129

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
by Jeanne Theoharis

Biography of civil rights leader Rosa Parks (1913-2005) focuses on her lifelong commitment to equality. Chronicles her education; the December 1955 day in Montgomery, Alabama, when she refused to give up her bus seat; subsequent personal hardships; and her four more decades of work for the movement. Strong language. 2013.
DB 76678
BR 20083

Black Profiles in Courage
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Presents a historical gallery of heroes of African descent, recounting the stories of their contributions to the nation. The subjects include sixteenth-century explorer Estevanico, Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre, and Rosa Parks, who valiantly kept her seat on a segregated bus in 1955. 1996.
DB 44030

At the Dark End of the Street
by Danielle L. McGuire

Historian presents the forgotten history of sexual violence against women of color in the twentieth-century Jim-Crow South. Begins with the notorious 1944 case of Recy Taylor, which brought to prominence a young NAACP investigator named Rosa Parks. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2010.
DB 84006

A More Beautiful and Terrible History
by Jeanne Theoharis

Historian dissects the myths surrounding the American civil rights movement and some of its most celebrated figures, such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. She discusses the diversity of those participants, the work involved, the role of the media, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
DB 90128

January 13, 2020

Landing of the Mayflower Anniversary

2020 will be the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Massachusetts. 
We want to encourage children, and adults, to read the story of the Mayflower.
Several children's books recommended are:

If You Sailed on the Mayflower  BRaille 01579
Thank you, Sarah    Audio DBC 06028
Mayflower 1620    Audio DB 66233
Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower 
      BRaille 21247    Audio DB 83011

Two adult books about the Mayflower voyage and landing are:
Mayflower Lives DB 96844 (Unrated)
Mayflower (a National Book Award winner) DB 62504 (some violence)

Please call the library to request any or all of these book titles:
603-271-3429
 

December 4, 2019

BARD Express: The software is safe to install


The software that certifies BARD Express as “safe to install” expired on Monday, December 2, 2019. The expiration of this certificate does not affect current users. It does, however, impact patrons who install BARD Express 1.2.4.72 on or after December 2, as they will be warned that the software is from an unknown publisher. 

The software is safe to install.

NLS expects to procure a new software certificate in the coming weeks, at which point an update to BARD Express will be released, and users will no longer receive this warning.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
The BARD Support Team