Senior Helpline: 211 * City of Jacksonville: 630-CITY

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Learning Registration Open to Talking Book readers

The Jacksonville Public Library's Summer Learning Build a Better World registration is now open to Talking Book readers. To register for this program click on this link: From there select the link to register.

(Two buttons on the screen. The left reading "Register" the right reading "Login")

From this point you need to register yourself, your kids or a class if you are a teacher.

(Register and Create Account. Let's Get Started! Who are you going to register? Three buttons on the screen. The left reading "I'm registering myself only", the middle reading "I'm a parent registering my kids" and the right reading "I'm a teacher registering my class".)

If registering yourself the first question will ask how old you are. The next page is a series of input fields requiring: First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, Email Address and Zip code. Next is the Primary Library selection. This drop-down menu has an option for Talking Books. The next selection is for School Name with options for: Home-school, Private School, Not in School or any of the Duval County Public Schools. The next input fields are for: Username, Password and Re-Enter Password. The last selection is for Avatar.

From this point you can start logging your reading activity, logging secret codes from attending library events, checking your progress and viewing the leader board.

If you have any questions about this program or need assistance from the staff of the Special Needs Library please call 904-630-1999.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Talking Book titles read recently at WJCT Radio Reading Service broadcasts

Here is a list of the newly received Talking Book titles read by Chris and Jerry at the WJCT Radio Reading Service broadcast:


DB85945 On Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot
DB85938 The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood
DB85935 Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
DB85933 Salvage by Stephen Maher
DB85931 Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
DB 85925 Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
DB85923 The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver
DB85912 The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
DB85910 Foreign Agent: A Thriller by Brad Thor
DB85903 Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
DB85897 Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
DB85894 Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

DB86006 The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters by Christine Negroni
DB86004 A Truck Full of Money: One Man's Quest to Recover from Great Success by Tracy Kidder 
DB 86002 Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio Garcia Martinez
DB86000 The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program by Jeremy Scahill
DB85943 I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong 
DB85937 New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren
DB85936 The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race edited by Jesmyn Ward
DB85932 This Road I Ride: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself by Juliana Buhring

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Talking Book titles read recently at WJCT Radio Reading Service broadcasts

Here is a list of the newly received Talking Book titles read by Chris and Jerry at the WJCT Radio Reading Service broadcast:


DB85860, Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds by Alastair Reynolds
DB85890, Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton
DB85893, Leave Me by Gayle Forman
DB85896, Roses and Rot by Kat Howard 
DB86128, Work like Any Other by Virginia Reeves
DB85718, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
DB85717, The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo
DB 85729, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
DB85728, Pawn's Gambit: And Other Stratagems by Timothy Zahn
DB85723, Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
DB85737, Good as Gone by Amy Gentry 
DB85732, The Exiled by Christopher Charles
DB85775, Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay 
DB85748, Chase Me by Laura Florand 
DB85783, Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro
DB85777, The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson
DB85828, A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe
DB85833, Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
DB85830, Insidious by Catherine Coulter
DB86687, Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith
DB85852, Too like the Lightening by Ada Palmer
DB85849, The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
DB85713, The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson
DB85568, Jericho by Alex Gordon
DB85853, Nettle King: A Night and Nothing Novel by Katherine Harbour

DB85868, Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency by James Andrew Miller
DB85908, From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten Extraordinary Lives by Jeffrey E. Garten
DB85913, The Grail Guitar: The Search for Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" Telecaster by Chris Adams
DB86106, Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey
DB86142, Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by John Marenbon
DB56098, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
DB85610, You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
DB85724, The Lady with Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire by Laura Claridge
DB85751, One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong
DB857489, City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence
DB85779, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
DB85782, The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution by Robert G. Parkinson
DB85781, Alligator Candy: A Memoir by David Kushner
DB85796, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
DB86249, The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War by Arkady Ostrovsky
DB86174, The Hamilton Collection: The Wisdom and Writings of the Founding Father edited by Dan Tucker
DB85829, "Most Blessed of the Patriarch's" : Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
DB85848, The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
DB85859, East West Street: On the Origins of " Genocide" and Crimes against Humanity by Philippe Sands
DB85854, The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State by Lizhi Fang
DB85581, Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction by James Binney
DB86299, Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World's Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom by Jack Weatherford

Monday, June 5, 2017

Talking Book titles read at WJCT Radio Reading Service broadcasts in late May

Here is a list of the newly received Talking Book titles read by Chris and Jerry at the WJCT Radio Reading Service broadcast:


 DB86203, Treason by Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley
DB86305, Cross the Line by James Patterson
DB85337, The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas by Jim Harrison
DB85297, Margaret Truman's Deadly Medicine: A Capital Crimes Novel by Donald Bain
DB85349, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
DB85395, The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
DB85447, Undercover Ladies, Books 1-3 by Margaret Brownley
DB85389, Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
DB85298, Good Girls by Glen Hirshberg
DB85442, The God's Eye View by Barry Eisler
DB85397, Mothering Sunday: A Romance by Graham Swift
DB85407, Barkskins by Annie Proulx
DB85477, Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
DB85561, Illusion Town by Jayne Castle
DB85542, The One Man by Andrew Gross
DB85562, Family Tree by Susan Wiggs


DB85563, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen
DB85480, Seinfeldia: How a Show about Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
DB85475, The Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt by Julian Borger
DB85445, It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron
DB85406, Missing Man: The American Spy who Vanished in Iran by Barry Meier
DB85444, Born for This: How to Find the Work You were Meant to Do by Chris Guillebeau
DB85387, The Last Thousand: One's School's Promise in a Nation at War by Jeffrey E. Stern
DB85352, No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin
DB86655, Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
DB86596, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John Le Carre'
DB86291, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific by David Bianculli
DB86290, Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South by Adrienne Berard
DB86033, John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub
DB86024, Wonder Woman: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs