March Madness

In honor of March Madness, here are some books about NCAA basketball. We even have some fiction novels that feature college basketball, as well as some titles for readers in middle and high school, in addition to those for older readers.

Adult Nonfiction

ADOLP RUPP AS I KNEW HIM by Harry Lancaster (DBC 24595)
ADOLPH RUPP KENTUCKY’S BASKETBALL BARON by Russell Rice (DBC 15995)
BACK ROADS TO MARCH: THE UNSUNG, UNHERALDED, AND UNKNOWN HEROES OF A COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEASON by John Feinstein (DB 98811)
CITY GAME: TRIUMPH, SCANDAL, AND A LEGENDARY BASKETBALL TEAM by Matthew Goodman (DB 97442)
COACH’S LIFE: MY FORTY YEARS IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL by Dean Smith
(DB 49993)
DARE TO DREAM: CONNECTICUT BASKETBALL’S REMARKABLE MARCH TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP by Jim Calhoun (DBC 27991)
GAME CHANGERS: DEAN SMITH, CHARLIE SCOTT, AND THE ERA THAT TRANSFORMED A SOUTHERN COLLEGE TOWN by Art Chansky (DBC 06127)
GETTING OPEN: THE UNKNOWN STORY OF BILL GARRETT AND THE INTEGRATION OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL by Tom Graham (DBC 13596)
GLORY ROAD: MY STORY OF THE 1966 NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND HOW ONE TEAM TRIUMPHED AGAINST THE ODDS AND CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER by Don Haskins (DBC 18444)
HEART OF A HUSKY: DETERMINATION, PRESERVERANCE, AND A QUEST FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP by Mel Thomas (DBC 27930)
I CAME AS A SHADOW by John Thompson (DB 106147)
INDENTURED: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE REBELLION AGAINST THE NCAA by Joseph Nocera (DB 83746)
LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO: A STORY OF CORRUPTION, SCANDAL, AND THE BIG BUSINESS OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL by Michael Y. Sokolove (DBC 15929)
LEGENDS CLUB: DEAN SMITH, MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, JIM VALVANO, AND AN EPIC COLLEGE BASKETBALL RIVALRY by John Feinstein (DB 84012)
SEASON INSIDE: ONE YEAR IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL by John Feinstein (DB 29466)
SHOCK THE WORLD: UCONN BASKETBALL IN THE CALHOUN ERA by Peter F. Burns (DBC 02525)
STRONG INSIDE: PERRY WALLACE AND THE COLLISION OF RACE AND SPORTS IN THE SOUTH by Andrew Maraniss (DB 81132)
YEAR AT THE TOP: KENTUCKY WILDCATS ’78-’79 by J. F. McGill (DBC 24571)

Adult Fiction

BARNEY POLAN’S GAME: NOVEL OF THE 1951 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCANDALS by Charles Rosen (DB 47213)
CHAMELEON: THE MARCH MADNESS MURDERS by Matthew O’Brien (DBC 17812)
FOUL SHOT by Doug Hornig (DB 22820)

Young Adult Nonfiction

WHEN MARCH WENT MAD: THE GAME THAT TRANSFORMED BASKETBALL by Seth Davis (DB 69289)

Young Adult Fiction

FINAL FOUR by Paul Volponi (DB 74787)

Juvenile Nonfiction

STRONG INSIDE: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW PERRY WALLACE BROKE COLLEGE BASKETBALL’S COLOR LINE by Andrew Maraniss (DB 87214) Grades 6-9

Juvenile Fiction

LAST SHOT: A FINAL FOUR MYSTERY by John Feinstein (DB 60035, BRC 01414) Grades 6-9

Audie Awards Finalists 2024

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2024 Audie Awards, “recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” The full list of finalists follows. Winners were announced at the Audie Awards Gala at The Avalon in Los Angeles on March 4, 2024.

For more information, see the Awards website.

Here are the finalists for 2024 that are in the TBP collection.

Audiobook of the Year

ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby and narrated by Adam Lazarre-White (DB 115237)
SURRENDER: 40 SONGS, ONE STORY by Bono and narrated by the author (DB 111015)
TOM LAKE by Ann Patchett and narrated by Meryl Streep (DB 116555)

Audio Drama

NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell and narrated by the author Lisa Jewell with Nicola Walker, Jenny Walser, Kristin Atherton, Ayesha Antoine, Louise Brealey, Alix Dunmore, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Thomas Judd, and Dominic Thorburn (DB 116345)

Autobiography/Memoir

BEHIND THE SEAMS: MY LIFE IN RHINESTONES by Dolly Parton, Holly George-Warren, and Rebecca Seaver and narrated by the authors. (DB 117524)
MAKING IT SO: A MEMOIR by Patrick Stewart and narrated by the author (DB 116785)
SAVED: A WAR REPORTER’S MISSION TO MAKE IT HOME by Benjamin Hall and narrated by the author (DB 114606)

Best Fiction Narrator

LAST LIFEBOAT by Hazel Gaynor and narrated by Billie Fulford-Brown (DB IN PROCESS)
EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE by Dave Eggers and narrated by Ethan Hawke (DB 116273)
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY: A NOVEL by C. Pam Zhang and narrated by Eunice Wong (DB 116953)

Best Nonfiction Narrator

ART THIEF: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, CRIME, AND A DANGEROUS OBSESSION by Michael Finkel and narrated by the author and Edoardo Ballerini (DB 115367)
KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 115189)
WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY AND MURDER by David Grann and narrated by the author and Dion Graham (DB 113965)
WOMAN IN ME by Britney Spears and narrated by the author and Michelle Williams (DB 116686)

Business/Personal Development

LIGHT WE CARRY: OVERCOMING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES by Michelle Obama and narrated by the author (DB 111237)
WIN EVERY ARGUMENT: THE ART OF DEBATING, PERSUADING, AND PUBLIC SPEAKING by Mehdi Hasan and narrated by the author (DB 112685)
WISDOM OF MORRIE: LIVING AND AGING CREATIVELY AND JOYFULLY by Morrie Schwartz and narrated by Rob Schwartz and Steven Weber (DB IN PROCESS)

Español – Spanish Language

CON LUZ PROPIA: VENCER EN TIEMPOS DE INCERTIDUMBRE por Michelle Obama [traducción de Gabriel Dols Gallardo, Efrén del Valle Peñamil, Raúl Sastre Letona y Carlos Abreu Fetter] and narrated by Jane Santos (DB 112490)

Faith-Based Fiction or Nonfiction

SOUL BOOM: WHY WE NEED A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION by Rainn Wilson and narrated by the author (DB 114163)

Fantasy

RED RABBIT by Alex Grecian and narrated by John Pirhalla (DB 116383)
STARLING HOUSE by Alix E. Harrow and narrated by Natalie Naudus (DB 116445)
TREAD OF ANGELS by Rebecca Roanhorse and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 113252)

Fiction

BIRNAM WOOD by Eleanor Catton and narrated by Saskia Maarleveld (DB 115924)
MAAME by Jessica George and narrated by Heather Agyepong (DB 112961)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang and narrated by Helen Laser (DB 114930)

History/Biography

ELON MUSK by Walter Isaacson narrated by the author and Jeremy Bobb (DB 116346)
EMPIRE OF ICE AND STONE: THE DISASTEROUS AND HEROIC VOYAGE OF THE KARLUK by Buddy Levy and narrated by Will Damron (DB 113494)

Humor

HOW TO SURVIVE HISTORY by Cody Cassidy and narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris (DB 118800 IN PROCESS)
LESLIE F*CKING JONES: A MEMOIR by Leslie Jones and narrated by the author and Chris Rock (DB IN PROCESS)
RAW DOG: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT HOT DOGS by Jamie Loftus and narrated by the author (DB 115180)

Judges Category- UK – Produced Audiobook

ATLAS: THE STORY OF PA SALT by Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker. Narrated by Richard Armitage and Middleton Tuppence (DB IN PROCESS)
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES by Jojo Moyes and narrated by Daisy Ridley (DB 112338)

Literary Fiction and Classics

MAKING OF ANOTHER MAJOR MOTION PICTURE MASTERPIECE by Tom Hanks and narrated by the author (DB 114593)

Middle Grade

BIG TREE by Brian Selznick and narrated by the author with Meryl Streep (DB 114871)
ELF DOG AND OWL HEAD by M. T. Anderson and narrated by Pete Cross (DB 115064)
SCHOOL TRIP by Jerry Craft and narrated by Dereje Tarrant, Nile Bullock, Guy Lockard, Marc Thompson, Kaian Lilien, Dan Bittner, Ron Butler, Kim Mai Guest, Miles Harvey, January LaVoy, Robin Miles, Rebecca Soler, and Phoebe Strole (DB 115050)
SIMON SORT OF SAYS by Erin Bow and narrated by Will Collyer (DB 113782)
WHAT HAPPENED TO RACHEL RILEY by Claire Swinarski and narrated by Ferdelle Capistrano, Alexandra Hunter, Karla Serrato, Gail Shalan, Reena Dutt, Caitlin Davies, Andrew Eiden, and Kirby Heyborne (DB 112718)

Multi-Voiced Performance

NO TWO PERSONS by Erica Bauermeister and narrated by Barrie Kreinik, Braden Wright, Carol Jacobanis, Cassandra Campbell, Gabra Zackman, George Newbern, Jesse Vilinsky, Max Meyers, Rachel L. Jacobs, and Stephen Graybill (DB 114586 IN PROCESS)
SING HER DOWN by Ivy Pochoda and narrated by Frankie Corzo, Kimberly M. Wetherell, Sophie Amoss, and Victoria Villarreal (DB 114455)

Mystery

THE GOLDEN GATE by Amy Chua and narrated by Robb Moreira, Suzanne Toren, and Tim Campbell (DB 116781)
LINE IN THE SAND by Kevin Powers and narrated by Christine Lakin (DB 115402)
MURDER YOUR EMPLOYER by Rupert Holmes and narrated by Neil Patrick Harris and Simon Vance (DB 115376)
VERA WONG’S UNSOLICITED ADVICE FOR MURDERERS by Jesse Q. Sutanto and narrated by Eunice Wong (DB 113039)
WORLD OF CURIOSITIES by Louise Penny and narrated by Robert Bathurst (DB 111297)

Narration by Author

COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese and narrated by the author (DB 114896)
IT. GOES. SO. FAST: THE YEAR OF NO DO-OVERS by Mary Louise Kelly and narrated by the author (DB 115155)

Nonfiction

FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Vaillant and narrated by Alan Carlson (DB 116220)
POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 113856)
PUNISHED FOR DREAMING: HOW SCHOOL REFORM HARMS BLACK CHILDREN AND HOW WE HEAL by Bettina L. Love and narrated by the author with Karen Chilton (DB 116415)

Romance

10 THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED by Alexis Hall and narrated by Will M. Watt (DB 118479 IN PROCESS)
TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren and narrated by Jonathan Cole and Cindy Kay (DB 115235)

Science Fiction

DUAL MEMORY by Sue Burke and narrated by André Santana (DB 116833)
DEEP SKY by Yume Kitasei and narrated by Sarah Skaer (DB 115190)
WORLD WE MAKE by N. K. Jemisin and narrated by Robin Miles (DB 113527)
CASSANDRA IN REVERSE by Holly Smale and narrated by Kristin Atherton (DB 115359)

Thriller/Suspense

BAD CREE by Jessica Johns and narrated by Tanis Parenteau (DB 112059)

Young Adult

BEHOLDER by Ryan La Sala and narrated by Vikas Adam (DB 117571)
STOLEN HEIR by Holly Black and narrated by Saskia Maarleveld (DB 112168)
THIS WINTER by Alice Oseman and narrated by Jenny Walser, Joe Jameson, and Aaron Barashi (DB 118753 IN PROCESS)

Young Listener

SKULL by Jon Klassen and narrated by Fairuza Balk and Jon Klassen (DB 116902)
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW by Leslie Jr. Odom and Nicolette Robinson and narrated by the authors (DB 114139)

BARD Mobile iOS Version 2.2.2 Release!

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) is releasing BARD Mobile iOS version 2.2.2 this week, introducing enhanced features and improvements.

BARD Mobile enables NLS patrons to download and listen to audiobooks and magazines directly from their iOS devices. Registered Texas Talking Book patrons will need a BARD account and a device running iOS versions 14 through 17 to use this updated version of the app.

Among the highlights:

Siri shortcuts (voice user interface):

The app can now be operated by voice commands for playback and navigation, including stopping and resuming playback, fast-forward and rewind by various intervals, and setting a sleep timer or a bookmark. Users can add Siri shortcuts in the app’s settings.

International language search:

Set up to four languages in the app’s settings and then filter search results by selecting a preferred language.

Accessibility improvements for visually impaired users:

We have boosted color contrast between selected and unselected search categories. This update enhances visibility with Smart Invert, Classic Invert, and Dark Mode on.

Multiword search for Search/Search music

Bug fixes, including:

  • Garbled credentials error fixed
  • Switch from tone to speed is fixed on iOS 17
  • Get Books and Bookshelf now return only titles matching the type selected in the Show Me setting, i.e. Audio Only / Braille Only / Both Audio and Braille

The app supports iOS versions 14 through 17.

This is a phased release, and the version will be available to all users by February 29.

Texas Talking Book Program Author Talk: Rubén Degollado

Join the Talking Book Program for an author talk on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) with award winning author Rubén Degollado.

Reader’s Advisory Librarian Laura Jean will talk with him about his career as an educator and author as well as his book, THE FAMILY IZQUIERDO: A NOVEL (DBC 28906).  A Q&A chat will follow.

Promo image of stage with red curtain and old fashioned chrome microphone with TBP and TSLAC logos and text mirroring post body with author name, date, etc.

Our Author Talks meet via Zoom; however, all you need to participate is a telephone! If you have a land line, you will use the telephone number. If you have a smart phone, you will use the “one-tap” number to join the discussion. We will also email a Zoom link invitation to those who prefer to use a computer. This information will be sent to all patrons who RSVP a week prior to the author talk.

We would also like to offer you the opportunity to ask Rubén Degollado questions about his book. Please submit questions by April 16. We will choose questions based on the responses to this form and they may be asked during the event!

Submit your questions at: https://forms.gle/Xagif6CpPgKgvuNj8

To RSVP, please reply to this email, or call the Talking Book Program at 1-800-252-9605

Please indicate if you would like us to mail you the digital cartridge or if you prefer to download it from BARD. Also, please let us know if you would like a reminder via email or phone-call (or both).

FAMILY IZQUIERDO: A NOVEL (DBC 28906) by Rubén Degollado

NLS Annotation: “A masterful debut that weaves together the lives of three generations of a Mexican American family bound by love, and a curse. The tight-knit Izquierdo family is grappling with misfortunes none of them can explain. Their beloved patriarch has suffered from an emotional collapse and is dying; eldest son Gonzalo’s marriage is falling apart; daughter Dina, beleaguered by the fear that her nightmares are real, is a shut-in. When Gonzalo digs up a strange object in the backyard of the family home, the Izquierdos take it as proof that a jealous neighbor has cursed them-could this be the reason for all their troubles? As the Izquierdos face a distressing present and an uncertain future, they are sustained by the blood that binds them, a divine presence, and an abiding love for one another. Told in a series of soulful voices brimming with warmth and humor, The Family Izquierdo is a tender narrative of a family at a turning point”– Provided by publisher. Commercial audiobook. Unrated. 2022.

We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday, April 23!

Many Faces of BARD Program: Using the Audio Player in BARD Express: A Demonstration

Join the National Library Service (NLS) for the Many Faces of BARD program on Thursday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m. (Central) which will provide a demonstration of using the Audio Player in BARD Express.

BARD stands for Braille and Audio Reading Download service and is a registered trademark for the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.  

Registration is not required. The session is scheduled for one hour with time for questions. Click on the link to join: http://tinyurl.com/yc875kf2.  

New Large Print Books Added in January 2024

ADULT FICTION

SOMEONE ALWAYS NEARBY by Albert, Susan Wittig  LB 14772     

BORN TO HANG: A JEREMIAH HALSTEAD WESTERN by McCauley, Terrence  LB 14864

GENTLEWOMAN’S GUIDE TO MURDER by Hamilton, Victoria  LB 14765   

HAPPY PLACE: A NOVEL by Henry, Emily  LB 14766           

LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by Higgins, Kristan  LB 14767

DUST CHILD by Nguyen, Que Mai Phan  LB 14768

RUN FOR COVER by Ledwidge, Michael  LB 14770

JUST ONCE by Kingsbury, Karen  LB 14771            

FIRE WITH FIRE by Fox, Candice  LB 14773

REMEMBER ME by Peterson, Tracie  LB 14775

ENCHANTED HACIENDA by Cervantes, J. C.  LB 14777

FLAGS ON THE BAYOU: A NOVEL by Burke, James Lee  LB 14778                

GAMES AND RITUALS: STORIES by Heiny, Katherine  LB 14780    

AFTER DEATH by Koontz, Dean R.  LB 14782

WHO CRIES FOR THE LOST by Harris, C. S.  LB 14785

BIRNAM WOOD by Catton, Eleanor  LB 14787

BONE HACKER by Reichs, Kathy  LB 14788

OBSESSION by Woods, Stuart; Battles, Bret  LB 14789

PINK LEMONADE CAKE MURDER by Fluke, Joanne  LB 14790        

BLIND TRUST by Walters, Natalie  LB 14791         

CURATOR by King, Owen  LB 14792                         

CHINESE GROOVE: A NOVEL by Ma, Kathryn  LB 14793

SPARE ROOM: A NOVEL by Bartz, Andrea  LB 14794         

SWEET PEA SUMMER by Murray, Alys  LB 14797

SILVER NITRATE by Moreno-Garcia, Silvia  LB 14798

GREAT SANTINI by Conroy, Pat  LB 14799

SECOND ACT: A NOVEL by Steel, Danielle  LB 14800

DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS: A NOVEL by Williams, Pip  LB 14801

SURVIVALISTS: A NOVEL by Cauley, Kashana  LB 14802    

EVERYONE HERE IS LYING: A NOVEL by Lapena, Shari  LB 14803

PINEAPPLE STREET: A NOVEL by Jackson, Jenny  LB 14804

CROOK MANIFESTO by Whitehead, Colson  LB 14805      

EVIL EYE: A NOVEL by Rum, Etaf  LB 14806

COLLECTOR: A NOVEL by Silva, Daniel LB 14807

EARTH’S THE RIGHT PLACE FOR LOVE: A NOVEL by Berg, Elizabeth  LB 14808

TWISTED LOVE STORY by Downing, Samantha  LB 14809

MIDNIGHT NEWS by Baker, Jo  LB 14810

LITTLE VILLAGE OF BOOK LOVERS: A NOVEL by George, Nina  LB 14811

YELLOWFACE: A NOVEL by Kuang, R. F.  LB 14812

MUDDLED THROUGH by Ross, Barbara  LB 14813

GONE TONIGHT by Pekkanen, Sarah  LB 14814

OUT OF NOWHERE: A NOVEL by Brown, Sandra  LB 14815

RED QUEEN by Gómez-Jurado, Juan  LB 14817

ESSEX DOGS by Jones, Dan  LB 14818     

HELLO STRANGER by Center, Katherine  LB 14819             

WITH EVERY MEMORY: A NOVEL by Rosche, Janine LB 14820

COURAGE IN THE STORM by Blount, Laurel  LB 14821     

AMAZING GRACE ADAMS by Littlewood, Fran  LB 14822

ONLY ONE LEFT: A NOVEL by Sager, Riley  LB 14823

HOMECOMING: A NOVEL by Morton, Kate  LB 14824        

DO TELL: A NOVEL by Lynch, Lindsay  LB  14825  

SOFIA’S FREEDOM: A GRIPPING AND ADVENTUROUS TALE FILLED WITH PASSION AND HEARTBREAK by Le Mesurier, Rachel  LB 14826            

SOMEBODY’S FOOL by Russo, Richard  LB 14827

TOM LAKE by Patchett, Ann  LB 14828   

HER AMISH SPRINGTIME MIRACLE by Griggs, Winnie  LB 14829  

HOPE FOR HEALING by Brown, Jo Ann  LB 14830

CARNIVALE OF CURIOSITIES by Gibbs, Amiee  LB 14831

WISH LIST by Major, Michelle  LB 14832

SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA: A NOVEL by Henry, Patti Callahan  LB 14833             

INDIGO ISLE by Lowe, T.I. (Tonya)  LB 14834

DEAD MOUNTAIN by Preston, Douglas J.; Child, Lincoln  LB 14835

LEARNED BY HEART by Donoghue, Emma  LB 14836        

DARLINGS by McKinnon, Hannah  LB 14837        

HER LOST WORDS: A NOVEL OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT AND MARY SHELLEY by Thornton, Stephanie  LB 14838

MEET ME AT THE LAKE by Fortune, Carley  LB 14839

STEAMED OPEN by Ross, Barbara  LB 14841

MURDER SPILLS THE TEA by Delany, Vicki  LB 14842

HIDDEN BENEATH by Ross, Barbara  LB 14843

INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE: A NOVEL by Törzs, Emma  LB 14844   

JUST ANOTHER MISSING PERSON by McAllister, Gillian  LB 14845

OLD COWBOYS NEVER DIE by Johnstone, William W.; Johnstone, J. A.  LB 14846

RIGHT BEHIND HER by Leigh, Melinda  LB 14849

HARD TO BREAK by Ledwidge, Michael  LB 14850

GHOSTLY GAME by Feehan, Christine  LB 14851 

NINETEEN STEPS: A NOVEL by Brown, Millie Bobby  LB 14852

ONE LAST KILL by Dugoni, Robert  LB 14853

FAKING CHRISTMAS by Winfrey, Kerry  LB 14854

LUCKY SHAMROCK by Brown, Carolyn  LB 14855

SUMMER OF SONGBIRDS: A NOVEL by Harvey, Kristy Woodson  LB 14856

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN by Benjamin, Melanie  LB 14858

SINGING WIRES: A WESTERN STORY by Holmes, L. P.  LB 14859

SISTERS UNDER THE RISING SUN by Morris, Heather  LB 14860   

TME’S UNDOING by Head, Cheryl A.  LB 14861   

EVIL HEART by Castillo, Linda  LB 14862 

WISHING BRIDGE by Shipman, Viola  LB 14863

GROWN UP KIND OF PRETTY by Jackson, Joshilyn  LB 14865

MUSSELED OUT by Ross, Barbara  LB 14866

STOWED AWAY by Ross, Barbara  LB 14867

ADULT NON-FICTION

8 RULES OF LOVE: HOW TO FIND IT, KEEP IT, AND LET IT GO by Shetty, Jay  LB 14769

DICKENS AND PRINCE: A PARTICULAR KIND OF GENIUS by Hornby, Nick  LB 14776

LUCK OF THE DRAW: MY STORY OF THE AIR WAR IN EUROPE by Murphy, Frank  LB 14779

QUEEN: HER LIFE  by Morton, Andrew  LB 14781

LOVE AND LET DIE: JAMES BOND, THE BEATLES, AND THE BRITISH PSYCHE by Higgs, John  LB 14786

VIGILANCE: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM STILL, FATHER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Diemer, Andrew K.  LB 14795

FORGOTTEN GIRLS: A MEMOIR OF FRIENDSHIP AND LOST PROMISE IN RURAL AMERICA by Potts, Monica  LB 14796

RIGHTEOUS TROUBLEMAKERS: UNTOLD STORIES OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT IN AMERICA by Sharpton, Al  LB 14816

WISDOM OF THE BULLFROG: LEADERSHIP MADE SIMPLE (BUT NOT EASY) by McRaven, William H. (William Harry)  LB 14840

WACO: DAVID KORESH, THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS, AND A LEGACY OF RAGE by Guinn, Jeff  LB 14847

MY FATHER’S BRAIN: LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF ALZHEIMER’S by Jauhar, Sandeep  LB 14848

THESE WALLS: THE BATTLE FOR RIKERS ISLAND AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA’S JAILS by Fedderly, Eva  LB 14857

JUVENILE FICTION

WE WERE THE FIRE: BIRMINGHAM 1963 by Moses, Shelia P.  LB 14774

CATERPILLAR SUMMER by McDunn, Gillian  LB 14783

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

CURSED by Meyer, Marissa  LB 14784

NLS Patron Corner Program

The next topic of the NLS Patron Corner will be “Your Patron Engagement Section: How We Can Provide the Service You Want.”

Join the National Library Service (NLS) for the Patron Corner program on Monday, March 11, at 6:00 p.m. (Central).

This will be your opportunity to let NLS know what you’d like to see in the future. This meeting will be recorded.

Registration is not required. The session is scheduled for ninety minutes. Click on the link to join: http://tinyurl.com/bdevajya.

National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month. Are you crafty? Celebrate by trying a new creative medium outside your craft comfort zone! If you aren’t already involved in making crafts, now is the time to give a couple of different ones a try. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of introductory books for various crafts. If you’re already at a more advanced level, let us know, and we’ll see what books we have in our collection to inspire your next creative endeavor.

General

CRAFT LAB FOR KIDS: 52 DIY PROJECTS TO INSPIRE, EXCITE, AND EMPOWER KIDS TO CREATE USEFUL BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE GOODS by Stephanie Corfee
(DB 108164) Grades 3-6
EARTH-FRIENDLY CRAFTS FOR KIDS: FIFTY AWESOME THINGS TO MAKE WITH RECYCLED STUFF by Heather Smith (DB 56455) Grades 4-7

Ceramics

CLAY LAB FOR KIDS: 52 PROJECTS TO MAKE, MODEL, AND MOLD WITH AIR-DRY, POLYMER, AND HOMEMADE CLAY by Cassie Stephens (DB 108162) Grades 2-4

Drawing

DRAWING, SKETCHING, AND CARTOONING: TECHNIQUES FOR DRAWING PEOPLE, PLACES, PETS, AND CARTOON CHARACTERS by Deri Robins (BRC 01046)

Felting

UNIQUELY FELT: DOZENS OF TECHNIQUES FROM FULLING AND SHAPING TO NUNO AND COBWEB; INCLUDES FORTY-SIX CREATIVE PROJECTS by Christine White (DB 67685)

Jewelry Making

JEWELRY MAKING FOR FUN AND PROFIT by Lynda S. Musante (DBG 04883)

Knitting

KNITGRRL: LEARN TO KNIT WITH FIFTEEN FUN AND FUNKY PROJECTS by Shannon Okey (DB 62882) Grades 5-8 and older readers

Leatherworking

LEATHER AS ART AND CRAFT by Thelma R. Newman (DB 08973)
KNITTING AND CROCHET FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY by Shelagh Hollingworth (DB 17892)

Quilting

FIRST-TIME QUILTMAKING: LEARNING TO QUILT IN SIX EASY LESSONS (DB 108356, BR 24426)

Scrapbooking

MAKING SCRAPBOOKS: COMPLETE GUIDE TO PRESERVING YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES by Vanessa-Ann (DB 47555, BR 12114)

Sewing

FIRST TIME SEWING: THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE (DB 106097)

Weaving

MAKING RAG RUGS: FIFTEEN STEP-BY-STEP PROJECTS by Clare Hubbard
(BR 14617)
SPIDER’S GAMES: A BOOK FOR BEGINNING WEAVERS by Phylis Morrison (DB 17046)

Woodworking

KIDS’ BUILDING WORKSHOP: FIFTEEN WOODWORKING PROJECTS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS TO BUILD TOGETHER by J. Craig Robertson (DB 60805) Grades 4-7 and older readers
WOODCARVING by Everett Ellenwood (DB 70414) Grades 5-8 and older readers

Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List 2024

Since 2009, the Texas Library Association has published the the Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List, highlighting outstanding fiction published during the past year that merits special attention from adult readers. Here are the titles from the 2024 list that are in the TBP collection.

For more information: https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/lariat/current-list/

ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby (DB 115237)
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT KITTY KARR? by Crystal Smith Paul (DB 114592 IN PROCESS)
EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FAERIES by Heather Fawcett (DB 112234, BR 24964 IN PROCESS)
FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206, BR 25277 IN PROCESS)
GIRL CALLED SAMSON by Amy Harmon (DB 114233)
GO AS A RIVER by Shelley Read (DB 117785 IN PROCESS)
GOOD NIGHT, IRENE by Luis Alberto Urrea (DB 114929)
HELLO STRANGER by Katherine Center (DB 115383, BR 25244 IN PROCESS, LB 14819)
HORSE by Geraldine Brooks (DB 108556, LB 14085)
INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE by Emma Törzs (LB 14844)
MAAME by Jessica George (DB 112961)
MOTHER-DAUGHTER MURDER NIGHT by Nina Simon (DB 116413)
NO TWO PERSONS by Erica Bauermeister (DB 114586 IN PROCESS)
QUIET TENANT by Clémence Michallon (DB 116945 IN PROCESS, LB 14512)
RIVER WE REMEMBER by William Kent Krueger (DB 116354)
ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld (DB 113860, BR 24945 IN PROCESS, LB 14285)
SPITE HOUSE by Johnny Compton (DB 115899)
STARLING HOUSE by Alix E. Harrow (DB 116445)
SYMPHONY OF SECRETS by Brendan Slocumb (DB 114928)
TOM LAKE by Ann Patchett (DB 116555, BR 25129 IN PROCESS, LB 14828)
WHALEFALL by Daniel Kraus (IN PROCESS)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934 IN PROCESS, LB 14812)
YOURS TRULY by Abby Jimenez (DB 114035)

Maryland State Library for the Blind Podcast: NFB-NEWSLINE

Join the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled’s podcast on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. (Central). Host Ashley Biggs will explore the amazing features and benefits of NFB-NEWSLINE, a free audio and braille information service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, deafblind, or otherwise print-disabled.

Ashley will be joined by Scott White, the Director of Sponsored Technology Programs for the National Federation of the Blind, who will share his insights and expertise on NFB-NEWSLINE and how it can enhance your access to information, entertainment, and independence.

NFB-NEWSLINE offers access to more than five hundred publications, including newspapers, magazines, breaking news sources, online international newspapers, TV listings, job listings, retail ads, and more. You can access NFB-NEWSLINE through various methods, such as the touch-tone telephone, Apple iOS app, website, or Amazon Alexa, and customize your preferences and settings. This podcast is a great opportunity for you to learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE and ask questions.

If you want to sign up for this free service, contact the Texas Talking Book Program at 1-800-252-9605 or, if you have a non-Texas area code, at (512) 463-5458.

Whether you are a current subscriber or a new user, you will find this podcast informative and engaging. Join us on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. (Central). The details on how to join the Zoom presentation are listed below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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