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On TLogo of Texas Talking Book Voices Podcast with red and blue lettering a box with sound wave lines and an image of a stand alone microphone.exas Talking Book Voices, the podcast of the Talking Book Program at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, we go behind the scenes to explore different facets of the service and meet the people who help make reading accessible to Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. Whether you’re a TBP patron, a librarian, or a library fan, we have something here for you!

Episode Eight

In this episode of the podcast, get ready to immerse yourself in the world of romance novels with Reader’s Advisor Librarian, Laura Jean, and Reader Services Manager, Stacy.

From swoon-worthy love stories to steamy encounters, they explore the diverse landscape of romance literature. Tune in as they discuss favorite tropes, must-read authors, and why romance continues to captivate readers of all ages. Whether you're a seasoned romance aficionado or a newcomer looking to dive into the genre, this episode offers insights and recommendations.

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Episode Seven

In this episode, we hear from remarkable volunteers like John Coffman, a dedicated narrator with the Talking Book Program. Join us as John shares what inspired him to volunteer, offering insight into the profound impact of lending his voice.

Interested in volunteering with us? Visit our website at  https://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/vrs.html or call 1-800-252-9605. Let's come together to make literature accessible to everyone, including those who are blind, through the power of volunteering.
 

Transcript of Talking Book Voices episode seven.
 


Episode Six

On this episode, hosts Laura Jean and John, Readers Advisory Librarians, discuss genres, focusing on Western fiction. They explore the evolution of Westerns, genre blending, and offer tips for exploring the genre through short stories, films, and TV shows, providing recommendations for both enthusiasts and newcomers.

Transcript of Talking Book Voices episode six.
 


Episode Five

Episode 5: Welcome to a special episode of Talking Book Voices. Today you'll have a unique treat for you as we sit down with dedicated narrator Paul Klemperer from the Talking Book Program’s Volunteer Recording Studio. Get ready to hear first-hand about his incredible journey and the impact he's had in reading for patrons for the program.

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Episode Four

Episode 4: On this episode, hear from one of TBP’s Reader Advisory Librarians, Laura Jean, as she gives you a quick dive into her role as a librarian and the services she provides to Texas Talking Book patrons. For those non-TBP patrons, visit your local library and ask a librarian to help you find your next reading adventure.

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Episode Three

Episode 3: In our third episode, TBP youth librarian Kayleigh Matheson talks about all the fun goings-on in our Youth Services department, and Digital Literacy Training Specialist Olivia Ochoa gives you the inside scoop on apps on your smartphone or tablet that are accessible and let you access books for free!

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Episode Two

Episode 2: Did you know that the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has a Disability Information and Referral Center? You don’t even have to be a member of TBP to access resources from this center! We interview our DIRC Coordinator, Dina Abramson, to learn more about this part of the Texas Talking Book Program.

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Episode One

On this episode, TBP Director Ann Minner and Public Awareness Coordinator Jaclyn Owusu give us a bird’s-eye view of TBP: what we’re all about and how the library works.

Transcript of Talking Book Voices episode one.

 

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