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Our NEWEST Obama Academy Narrated Title at LBPH Pittsburgh: Louisa May’s Battle

Fri., Sep. 28
DBC 10099 Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women By Kathleen Krull Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annotation: Before her success as an author, Louisa May Alcott served her country as a nurse during the Civil War. This is the story of her work with wounded soldiers and later publication of her classic novel, Little Women. For grades 3-6. 2013. Narrated by…
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Tween Queens: A Tale of Two Ella's

Tue., Sep. 25
We all, I assume, know Disney's iconic version of the fairy tale Cinderella. Friend to small animals, sings while scrubbing floors, love at first sight with Prince Charming, dainty feet, happily ever after. You may also know the Brothers Grimm darker, more vengeful justice-focused version, featuring violence and bodily dismemberment.   But these were not the versions that captured and shaped me. I read two…
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Services for Dark Times 

Sat., Sep. 22
The library is often a place where people turn when they don’t know where else to go.  Libraries help people with everything from finding a job, connecting people with social services agencies, and helping parents learn how to teach their kids early literacy skills.  Many of these things we are well equipped to handle and have been doing so for a long time, such as…
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Narrating Turtle Diary

Tue., Sep. 18
The recording program of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) has produced more than 200 audiobooks in the past ten years.  One of the most unusual of these was Russell Hoban’s 1975 novel Turtle Diary (DBC 08138).  The book’s structure — each chapter is a diary entry alternating between the two main characters, William G. and Neaera H., representing their thoughts rather…
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Announcing Our Newest Title: Stop Snoring Bernard

Sat., Sep. 15
We are pleased to present our latest Audio Book offering, available immediately in a variety of formats and delivery options for your ease of use and reading pleasure. Stop Snoring Bernard DBC 14886 By Zachariah O'Hora A Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Selection for 2012. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annotation: Bernard loves curling up to go to sleep. But there is one little problem.…

I Kill Giants

Fri., Sep. 14
The lore of the giants is rich and fascinating, but whether or not it's all real is an ongoing question.
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Wed., Sep. 12
In the news today: Pluto is most definitely a planet - and should never have been downgraded, say some scientists. Until the scientists make up their mind, let's take a look at the most popular BARD books for the month of August, starting with number one: End Game By David Baldacci DB89412 / CL16749 Will Robie and Jessica Reel are the people the government calls…