Talking Books News

January, 2024

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01/25/2024 - 09:10

New BARD Mobile Android version 2.1.0

NLS is releasing BARD Mobile Android version 2.1.0 this week, introducing enhanced features and improvements.

In-app search functionality

  • A fully supported in-app search function, including Music Collection search, for a more seamless experie

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01/24/2024 - 10:01

The Many Faces of BARD, February 8

The topic for the February 8, 2024, program will be Using BARD on Your Smart Speaker: A Demonstration

The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time and last for one hour. This program will be recorded.

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01/12/2024 - 14:10

NLS Music Notes Zoom Meeting

The next NLS Music Notes Zoom meeting will take place Tuesday, January 23, at 7:00 p.m. EST. 

NLS will present a pre-recorded conversation reflecting on the blog “American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: Janis Joplin,” in which Mus

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01/11/2024 - 16:11

BARD Download Limit Changes

To safeguard the NLS collection from improper use, beginning Feb. 6, 2024, patrons will be allowed to download no more than 250 books and magazines in any rolling thirty day period

This includes both audio and braille titles.

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01/03/2024 - 11:20

Rhode Island Collection New Titles

The Talking Books Library continues to build the RI Collection with the addition of 2 more titles of local interest.

41 Sign of Hope by Dave Kane (father of an 18 year old son killed in the Station Nightclub Fire in Warwick, RI)

DBC 27012

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01/03/2024 - 10:01

NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), supported by the National Library for the Blind Endowment.

NLS offers a paid internship for individuals who are legally blind that provides the opportunity to gain work experience and explore career options work