July 17, 2014

Concord Reads The Last Policeman DB 76184

The Last Policeman by Ben Winters DB 76184 is the current Concord Reads selection. Concord Reads is a book program by the Concord Public Library that brings people together by encouraging them to read and participate in discussions and other events about the same book.
Concord Reads is planning numerous events tied to the book, including a “scavenger hunt” in the fall at places referenced in the book and various discussions about the book and themes raised within, throughout the winter leading up to the author’s appearance in March. The annotation (below) may describe a book you would not normally read, but the book is set in Concord, and I hear it mentions many local spots like the McDonald's on South Main Street and the West Street playground. And isn't it great to have a book in our collection that is set in New Hampshire! So contact us and let us know you want to be put on the request list for The Last Policeman.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: MANY RESIDENTS OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, ARE CHOOSING TO HANG THEMSELVES RATHER THAN WAIT FOR AN ASTEROID TO STRIKE EARTH IN SIX MONTHS. BUT NEW DETECTIVE HANK PALACE THINKS INSURANCE ACTUARY PETER ZELL'S DEATH WAS A MURDER DISGUISED AS A SUICIDE--AND HE'S DETERMINED TO SOLVE THE CASE. 2012.

July 14, 2014

Currency Readers


GOOD NEWS: Many of our customers have been asking about the new currency readers. At long last we have received word about the status of these readers:

Currency readers should be available from the NH Talking Book Library by late fall 2014. The readers will be supplied at no charge and will only read U.S. currency. NLS has agreed to partner with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in distributing the currency readers. Only registered Talking Book Library patrons may obtain currency readers before December 31, 2014. In January 2015, the program will open to all residents and U.S. citizens living abroad who are blind or visually impaired.
If you are interested in receiving one of the currency readers, please contact the Library and we will add your name to the wait list file so that a reader may be sent when it becomes available.