BARD On Your iPhone or iPad
Yes, you read that right: you can now access BARD Materials on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. As long as you are using iOS 4.3 or greater, you can now listen you your BARD books on your portable Apple device.
You may download the BARD App direct from the iTunes store by following the link below:
You must be a registered BARD user to take advantage of the BARD App, so if you are not already signed up, contact us now to get your BARD Account!
Blogging Book Topics
Our staff is passionate about books and reading. Every morning when we come to the library to present you with the best talking book service possible, our staff knows we have a fun day ahead talking with each other about the books that excite us — we discuss the books we love, new books we’re checking out for the first time, and also pass along recommendations that we hear from you. We’ve long thought that it would be exciting if we could somehow share these conversations with you. Now, we can. We’re thrilled to present BLOGGING BOOK TOPICS as a place where we can share with you our favorite reads — a place where you can expect to find staff picks, to learn about exciting new titles, to read about some of our all-time favorite books, and to discover great new authors.
We’ll also use BLOGGING BOOK TOPICS to keep you updated about what’s happening at our library, provide you with updates and tips for using BARD and from time to time provide answers to some commonly asked questions.
Many of us here at LBPH will contribute to the blog as we go along, so expect different insights and information as we highlight the numerous interests of our team of writers.
Check back often, and let us know what you think. As always, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-242-0586, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to know more? Read Blogging Book Topics now!
Our Digital Collection Is Continually Expanding
Our volunteer narrators and editors have been busy. Their combined efforts have resulted in a number of new locally-produced titles, including this tale of the supernatural:
- Hemlock Grove: Or, the Wise Wolf
- Brian McGreevy
- Narrated by Joe Farinacci
- DBL 454Click the headphones to hear a sample from this title
- The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania. Suspects include an escapee from the White Tower, a biotech facility where it is rumored biological experiments of the most unethical kind take place and a seventeen-year-old who has told his classmates that he is a werewolf. Strong language, violence, explicit descriptions of sex. 2012
Listening Time: 9 Hours and 56 Minutes
For more locally produced titles on digital cartridges,
for readers of all ages,
visit our new Pennsylvania Titles Page by clicking this link.
Funding for the library’s recording studio was made possible by the Western Pennsylvania Medical Eye Bank Foundation and the FISA Foundation. Additional funding was provided by an LSTA grant through the Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania.
Recently Added Large Print Titles
In The Bag Number 59, the December Issue, is now available!
We are always adding new titles to our Large Print Collection. Here's just one such title:
- Doctor Sleep
- by Stephen King
- CL 15206
- Haunted by the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, recovering alcoholic Danny Torrance has learned to control his supernatural abilities. He befriends a twelve-year-old whose own psychic powers put her at risk and ignite Dan’s demons as well. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.
For more recently added Large Print titles,
visit our In the Bag page by clicking this link.
For more information about these books and other titles in our Digital Talking Books collection, call our Library at 800-242-0586, e-mail the Library email@example.com or visit us at 4724 Baum Boulevard in Pittsburgh.
The Third Thursday Book Discussion Group is now known as:
Talking Books @ LBPH
Talking Books @ LBPH recently met to discuss I’m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen — My Journey Home (DB 71726), Shoshana Johnson's first hand account of her being the first African American female in United States history to be held as a prisoner of war.
Watch this space for a recap of the discussion and to see what the next book slected will be.
Don't miss out! If you enjoy discussing the books you read, you can join this group, by either sending an e-mail to the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Library at
412-687-2440 / 800-242-0586 Toll Free
Scheduled Library Closings
Our next scheduled closing will be:
Thursday, November 28, 2013
During the Holiday Season
we will be closed:
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
for Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
for New Years Day
Our normal business hours are
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Remember, we are always open on-line!
You may also order books by voice using VOPAC.
Call 412-621-7762 or Toll Free 800-747-0715