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BEST OF BARD: FEBRUARY 2019

Sun., Mar. 24
Elevation By Stephen King DB 93255 / CL 19034 Middle-aged Scott Carey has discovered he is losing weight but--oddly--not mass. As he confides to his retired doctor friend, nothing he wears or carries adds to his weight. Meanwhile, Scott enjoys life and is determined to mend fences with his new prickly neighbor and her wife. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018. Pandemic: a novel By…

Irish I were in Ireland

Thu., Mar. 21
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you may experience the desire to read some books about the ever-lovely Emerald Isle. Whether you are a lover of fiction or nonfiction, history, poetry, romance, mystery, or fantasy, there is a book featuring Ireland for you. Check out one or more of the following titles as a small way of celebrating Irish culture!    St. Patrick of…

Your Money or Your life: It's that simple

Mon., Mar. 18
I am terrible with money.  Honestly sometimes it feels like the stuff just evaporates from my wallet.  To quote my father, about cars but the principle applies, "if they weren't so useful I'd hate them."  So I regularly dive into the financial blogosphere and try to find the one principle that will set me free.  Oh and it has to be easy, obviously.  You can…

Announcing Our Newest Local Title: The Quiet Don

Fri., Mar. 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.  This is our 152nd DBC title which now appears on BARD for download in addition to being available in cartridge format. DBC 08116  The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino by Matt Birkbeck. Secretive--even…

Announcing Our Newest Local Title: Saving the Liberty Bell

Tue., Mar. 12
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.  Please note that this is our 152nd DBC title which now appears on BARD for download in addition to being available in cartridge format. Saving the Liberty Bell  DBC 14855 by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington.…

Announcing Our Newest Local Title: When the Library Lights Go Out

Sat., Mar. 9
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.  Please note that this is our 148th DBC title which now appears on BARD for download in addition to being available in cartridge format. When the Library Lights Go Out DBC 14853 by Megan McDonald. Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson. A…
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Inu no shima : Isle Of dogs.

Fri., Mar. 8
Let’s talk about Wes Anderson. A few years ago I was introduced to the Wes Anderson films through the brilliant movie Moonrise Kingdom. I loved the style, the symmetry, and the actors cast for the variety of characters in the movie. Since then I have run through all of his films more than once, re-watching favorites and adding on new ones each time. My recent…
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Perspectives on "Becoming" from LBPH

Wed., Mar. 6
The LBPH Talking Books Book Club read the new autobiography Becoming by Michelle Obama. The former First Lady details her experience growing up in the South Side of Chicago, her passion for the pursuit of success and education, her experiences at Princeton as a person of color coming from a very different background as many of her classmates, and into her adult life: becoming a professional…
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What is leadership?

Wed., Feb. 20
In her book Leadership in Turbulent Times (DB93029, CL19000), Doris Kearns Goodwin poses these questions, pertinent in any age:  “Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Do the times make the leader or does the leader shape the times?” and perhaps, most importantly, in today’s political climate, “What is the difference between power, title,…
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BEST OF BARD: JANUARY 2019

Sun., Feb. 17
Dark Sacred Night By Michael Connelly DB 92899 / CL 18098 Working the night shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard catches retired cop Harry Bosch going through cold-case files at Hollywood Station. He is looking into the unsolved murder of a fifteen-year-old runaway, and when Ballard hears the details of the brutal killing, she decides to help Bosch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018. Long Road to Mercy By…