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Accessible World’s Tek Talk program features Allison Hilliker, Customer Specialist at Bookshare. During Tech Talk, Allison will provide a brief overview of Bookshare, what it offers, and how to get started with the service. She’ll describe recent developments in accessible formats including epub and Word files. She’ll talk about the most popular apps for iOS and Android, as well as tips for reading on Kindle, Chromebooks, and the NLS digital player. She’ll give some love to braille and explain how you can get more of it under your fingertips. She’ll share hints and tricks for finding new books to read and improving discoverability on the site through public Reading Lists. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 839 935 813.
Accessible World’s WORLDS OF BOOKS group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Tonight they discuss THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini, BARD DB57457. An Afghan in California recalls a fateful 1975 day in Kabul that seared his soul at age twelve--the day he won a kite tournament and abandoned a younger companion to rape. That cowardice keeps haunting him during exile in America until the opportunity for atonement arises--back in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 286 200 556.
Accessible World’s NOVEL IDEAS GROUP meets the third Friday of each month. Tonight they discuss AWAY IN A MANGER by Rhys Bowen, BARD DB 86129. During the holiday season, Molly Murphy Sullivan learns that two young siblings have arrived in New York from England, but their mother has vanished, and they are being mistreated by their aunt. Molly is determined to help the children and figure out what happened. Contact Randi Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org, and call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 584 149 162.
Accessible World’s MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP covers I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU by Mary Higgins Clark, BARD DB 91546. After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry is found at the bottom of the family pool. The suspects include her boyfriend, who argued with her that night, and a neighbor who was angry at not being invited. Kerry's older sister is determined to learn the truth. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 710 434 624.
Accessible World’s A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY discusses THE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM by Doris Kearns Goodwin, BARD DB77807. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian portrays the first decade of the Progressive era, when former president Teddy Roosevelt challenged incumbent William Howard Taft for the 1912 Republican presidential nomination and tore apart the party--leading to Democrat Woodrow Wilson's victory. Examines the role of muckraking journalists in pushing government reforms. Call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 177 809 772.
Accessible World’s FANTASY BOOK CLUB meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with the format of having everybody read a book and discuss their book choice with the group. Contact Julia Kulak at email@example.com, and call in to 646-876-9923 using meeting code 561 112 974.
BRIGHTFOCUS CHATS are a monthly series of telephone discussions with health experts who take questions from call participants on vision diseases, such as macular degeneration. Today’s topic has not yet been firmed up and the speaker, as always, will be You can access the discussion by calling toll free 877-229-8493 using the meeting code of 112435 or go to www.brightfocus.org/livechat for live streaming.