September 2014 Outreach Events

Visit Talking Books for Texans at these events:

09/20 Eye on Vision / Low Vision Fair

Location: Bedford Public Library, Bedford TX; 10am-4pm

09/23 Belton’s 2014 Senior Expo

Location: Bell County Expo Center, Belton, Texas; 8:30am-12:30pm

09/26 -09/27 American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) Annual State Conference

Location: Hilton San Antonio Airport, San Antonio, Texas; 9am-5pm each day

09/26 Central Texas Libraries Annual Meeting

Location: Kyle Public Library, Kyle Texas; 10am-11:30

09/26 Silver Link Boomer Fair

Location: Balcones Country Club, Austin, Texas; Noon – 6pm

If your organization would like Talking Books for Texans to attend a meeting for a presentation, conference or training please contact us at 1-800-252-9605 or through email at TBPInfo@tsl.texas.gov.

 

50th Anniversary of White Cane Day 10/15/2014

White Cane Day, also known as White Cane Safety Day, or Blind Americans Equality Day, is a national observance, commemorated every year on October 15th. The observance highlights the importance of the white cane as a mobility tool, and celebrates the achievements of individuals with visual impairments and blindness. This year will mark the fiftieth anniversary of White Cane Day.

For more information about events in various cities in Texas, visit the National Federation of the Blind of Texas web site at www.nfbtx.org/localchapters . Links to eleven local chapters are located on the left side, about halfway down the page. You can also call the main number for NFB Texas at (512) 323-5444, or send an e-mail to president@nfbtx.org .

To request a free white cane from the National Federation of the Blind, please visit http://freecane.nfb.org/

New from the TBP Recording Studio: Hank the Cowdog 56 by John R. Erickson now on BARD

The following book is now available on the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website. Download this talking book.

Hank the Cowdog 56: The Case of the Coyote Invasion by John R. Erickson

Hank the Cowdog 56: The Case of the Coyote Invasion by John R. Erickson

DT 7110 – Hank the Cowdog 56: The Case of the Coyote Invasion by John R. Erickson.

Narrated by Lori Brix. Monitored by Tom Johnson.

When Hank the Cowdog hears reports that coyotes are planning to go after the chickens, he manages to resist the temptation to join them and instead thwarts their attack, earning Sally May’s forgiveness, and persuading Loper to stop feeding him Cheapo brand dog food.

2010. For grades 3-6.

Newly Digitized by the TBP Recording Studio: Salute to Sandy by Dale Evans Rogers

The following book is one of the thousands of titles the Texas Talking Book Program’s Studio staff are converting from analog to digital. It is now available on cartridge.

We expect this title available for download from BARD in the future.

Salute to Sandy by Dale Evans Rogers

Salute to Sandy by Dale Evans Rogers

DT 3148 – Salute to Sandy by Dale Evans Rogers.

Narrated by Ann Morrison. Monitored by Vic Rogers and Jack Gazzale.

Sandy was a battered child before being adopted by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. He fought an uphill battle and while serving with the Army in Germany, he made a mistake and paid for it with his life. This is his story, but also the story of all the younger generation whose bravery and idealism in the face of handicaps, danger, and death are the strength and hope of the future.

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This recording was digitized from an analog master and contains some slight distortion in the opening announcements.

New from the TBP Recording Studio: Texas Guns by Leslie Ernenwein

The following book is available on cartridge from the Texas Talking Book Program.

We hope to make this title available for download on the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website in the near future.

Texas Guns by Leslie Ernenwein

Texas Guns by Leslie Ernenwein

DT 6986  Texas Guns by Leslie Ernenwein.

Narrated by: Paul Klemperer.  Monitored by: Lionel Jacobs, Janice Jones, and Brit Jones.

“You can call me killer, gents… But don’t forget the ’Mister’!” That was Jim Rimbow’s challenge as he rode into the helltown he’d sworn to tame–a border-jumping, man-killing starbuster with a dying lawman on his backtrail. But Rimbow was gunning for more than glory. Rawhide tough and lawless, he meant to brace the range bawd whose kiss had killed his best friend.

1956.