Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Library Event

Weather and Disaster Preparedness 

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Free Teleconference 

Contributed by Ashley Biggs, Outreach Librarian


Are you ready for winter weather?

Maryland has made much progress with respect to emergency preparedness, response, and disaster recovery. The ability to access information by all Maryland residents is crucial, particularly those with disabilities or certain limitations. Please join us on November 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a lively and informative conference call presentation with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the Maryland Department of Disabilities to discuss how the State of Maryland prepares for, mitigates against, and responds to emergencies and what resources are available before, during, and after a crisis.  The program should take about 40 minutes with a Q&A to follow.

Join us on:
Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 PM
Join Hangouts Meet: 

Join by phone
‪1 513-816-0553;‬ PIN: ‪793 600 511‬#


Presentation Slides are available here​. This program will NOT be recorded. 


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Teen/Tween Thursday: Library Preferences

Teen/Tween Thursday!


Library Preferences for Accounts


Contributed by LaShawn Myles, Youth Services Librarian


Have you updated your preferences lately?


As your child ages, their interests tend to reflect the social, physical, and environmental changes they experience. Did you know that you can update your child's reading preferences at any time, to reflect their changing interests? Common questions to ask yourself before updating your MD LBPH account:

  • Is your child getting the books he or she likes to read?
  • Is your contact information, your child's contact information, the same, or has it changed in recent years?
  • Have you signed up for BARD Mobile? 

Look out for additional correspondence from the Youth Services Librarian in the coming weeks, and never hesitate to reach out to the library with any questions about your child's account.  

Monday, October 21, 2019

Marylandia Collection Update

Marylandia Collection Update

Marylandia Collection: Update


Contributed by Mary Ramos, Collection Development Librarian


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The Marylandia Collection is produced by the LBPH Recording Studio. This collection includes books by Maryland authors and select regional authors and books of particular interest to Marylanders.  The Marylandia Collection is available for download through Braille & Audio Reading Download (BARD).  

Historical Fiction

DBC05345 The Tide King, by Jen Michalski
Narrated by Janet Sanford

Stanley Polensky and Calvin Johnson serve in Germany during World War II. Calvin, near death after being shelled, is given a bewitched herb by Stanley and then left for dead. Each soldier returns from the war and years pass. Calvin, discovering he cannot age and cannot die, searches for Stanley to get answers.


You can search BARD for this and other great titles by visiting: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/login//NLS or via the Mobile App.