CTBL News - Fall 2019

Fall 2019 - Volume 54, No. 3

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Highlighting — Your Next Book to Read

Having trouble getting books you like? We have strategies…

I know some of us here select a book for ourselves and then find we don’t like it. When we assess our “batting average” we think it’s about 80% good ones. So don’t be discouraged if you get a book you don’t like. Just send it back. There is no rule that you have to finish a book you start. I know I don’t.

5 strategies to getting the book you want:

  • Don’t like it? Send it back pronto!
  • Call the reader advisors to adjust your reading interests.
  • Establish a request list — call us with titles, authors or series you want.
  • Let us know what you don’t want.
  • Try some read-a-likes.

Bonus tip — stay in touch, call us if you are having problems and we will do our best to help. We are here to be bothered!

My next reads are:

  • Rough Beauty: Forty Season of Mountain Living by Karen Auvinen
  • The Raven Tower by Anne Leckie

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CTBL will be closed on the following days in 2019 - 2020:

  • September 2nd
  • November 28th-29th
  • December 24th-25th
  • January 1st

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From the Director

A good time was had by all who came to the patron open house. We had Mix and Mingle tables where patrons could meet and talk with one another and indulge in yummy treats. We also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing with activities which included Oreos as well as a presentation from Ginny Quaney who is an aerospace engineer. Many checked out the studio and did some recording themselves. This year we had a patron come from 130 miles away to visit with the reader advisors.

Check out the Friends of CTBL Facebook page or follow on Twitter.

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11th Patron Open House - A Success

We masterminded a thank you photo to include in the thank you letter sent to our legislators. They supported CTBL in the last legislative session. Here is the photo and it is also posted on the website:Image of patrons, staff, and volunteers at the 2019 Patron Open House holding a thank you banner to send to members of the Colorado Legislature.

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CTBL Community Reads

Circe — DB090711, PR028919 & BR022648
Author: Madeline Miller
Narrator: Perdita Weeks
Length: 12 hours, 11 minutes

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. Fiction. 2018. Award winner

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity — DB091420
Author: Carl Zimmer
Narrator: Joe Ochman
Length: 20 hours, 35 minutes

New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of the human understanding of heredity and how it has shaped society, chronicling the transitions brought about by genetic research and making predictions about how evolving understandings are likely to impact the future. Weaving historical and current scientific research, his own experience with his two daughters, and original reporting, Zimmer ultimately unpacks urgent bioethical quandaries arising from new technologies, but also long-standing presumptions about who we really are and what we can pass on to future generations. Commercial audiobook. Non-fiction. 2018. Award winner

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Duplication on Demand — DOD — Coming This

What is DOD you ask? It is a service model where customized cartridges are created for patrons with multiple books on them.

This will allow you to have lots of books with no waiting for a book title. By giving you more books on each cartridge, it will also help alleviate problems with slow mail delivery.

All BARD and download only books will now be accessible to all patrons. Books from your request list will be duplicated to the cartridges, so please keep a request list with lot of titles on it. If there is nothing on your request list, the computer will select from your reading interests.

The bookshelf feature now defaults to sequential play so you don’t have to worry about not being able to use this feature.

If you want to select your book, hold the play/stop button down until you go into bookshelf mode. Then navigate forward and back with the fast forward and rewind keys to hear the books on the cartridge. When you get to a book you want to listen to, just push the play/stop button again.

Another big change is that you can keep the mail card. No need to turn it over to send the container back. The card will have the list of the first 8 books on the cartridge.

If you want to be part of the first patrons to test DOD, please call Cris or Kay to sign up. If at any point you have issues with DOD, please call and talk to Cris or Kay for help.

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Resource of Interest - Phamaly Webinar Series

Phamaly Theatre Company hosts Disability Etiquette OR How to be a Good __________ to a Person with a Disability! There are six episodes in the series and cover customer, friend, lover, ride share diver, Santa and Stranger. You can find the series here: https://www.phamaly.org/disability-etiquette

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Resource of Interest - Communications Technology Program

The Colorado Department of Human Services supports the Communications Technology Program (CTP). CTP provides communications resources and tools, such as amplified and captioned phones, smartphones and tablets, as well as ring signalers and neck loops or head sets and specialized equipment at no charge to qualified deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. This technology gives a person access to family and the community at large. The program will update the list of what devices are available as needed. Find more information here: https://ccdhhdb.colorado.gov/CTP

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Picture of a CC TV (magnifier) device CTBL has available for a patron to take home for personal use.Tech Talk — Assistive Technology Devices

AT (Assistive Technology) Devices are items or equipment that increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. Some devices for persons with low-vision are magnifiers, CCTVs, talking watches, large button phones, etc.

CTBL occasionally receives gently used AT Devices that are no longer needed. We would love to be able to pass these items on to patrons or others who will use them. Currently we have 3 or 4 CCTVs and some other devices waiting for their next home.

Call the library at 800-685-2136, if you are interested in learning more about the devices we currently have available.

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Resource of Interest -

Are you a Veteran with a Visual Impairment?
Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides health and rehabilitative services to help you overcome the everyday challenges of vision loss? All U.S. military veterans, whether they served during war or peace, whether service connected or non-service connected may be eligible.

VIST Coordinators are case managers who coordinate services for veterans with vision problems that impact their safety and independence. They can assist with: VA Eligibility and enrollment Review of veteran’s benefits, Referrals to VA inpatient, outpatient and in home programs for assessments and training. All adaptive aids recommended during training are provided to Veterans as part of their rehabilitation program.

For more information, contact the Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator nearest you:

Pamela Newton, Denver VIST, 303-283-5478
Toll free: 888-336-8262
Thomas Ziemann, Grand Junction VIST, 970-263-5080
Evalyn Christensen, Pueblo VIST, 719-584-5126
Melissa Ipsen, Cheyenne, WY VIST, 307-778-7550 ext. 3518
VA website address: https://www.rehab.va.gov/blindrehab/

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Wanted — Finished reading your books & magazines?

Please send them back when you have finished reading. Other patrons may be waiting to read those titles. And for the newsletters and magazines the cartridges need to be reused.

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Volunteers — To Serve is Beautiful

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”
― Pearl S. Buck

The CTBL Open House is a success because of the many volunteers who give their time freely so we can open our doors to our visitors. The joy and energy they bring to volunteering energize and encourages our staff.

Olga is one of those people who have made a difference from the minute she joined our team! She has demonstrated a willingness to do whatever it takes to make the library better. She is like a whirlwind with cleaning and organizing this place and keeps us all smiling while she does it! What did we do before Olga came along?

Mike C has documented many CTBL events by photographing those special moments. He went above and beyond this year to take the group picture of patrons, staff, and volunteers to thank our Colorado Legislators for their support of CTBL. It requires an artistic eye, a calm voice, and a steady hand to capture everyone smiling at the same time. Thanks, Mike, for giving us this “Kodak moment.”

Alexis and Paulette were the ultimate partners who assembled packets, made numerous signs, cut out arrows of every size and direction, bought jumbo boxes of Oreos, got a banner printed, dispensed cheerful words of encouragement, and worked for weeks to make our Open House a success. What a dynamic duo to work with!

Chris, Dmitry, Roy, Travis, and Daniel provided the manpower to move every piece of furniture to set up for the Open House. It was organized chaos, but because of you, we got it done!

We highlighted just a few folks but there were so many more people who joyfully helped us put on this year’s Open House. They whole-heartedly gave their best and made the day special for everyone. We couldn’t have done it without everyone!

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Protect Your Economic Identity!

By Kim Charlson

The ACB Braille Forum March 2019 Volume LVII March 2019 No. 9
Published by the American Council of the Blind

I have heard from many people who are blind around the country who have experienced identity theft, or who have had their economic security jeopardized by a corporate security breach. As people who are blind, we often rely to some extent on the assistance of others to conduct our financial business. Whether you rely on a family member, friend, or volunteer to read mail, write checks, make deposits or withdrawals from your bank or ATM machine, I encourage you to be vigilant and take steps to protect your economic identity.

Let me share with you some resources that you may use to protect yourself from identity theft. As a result of structured negotiation by the American Council of the Blind, the California Council of the Blind, and attorneys Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian, free credit reports are available for people who are blind or visually impaired in braille, large print, audio CD and online in an accessible format. A free credit report can be ordered from any of the three credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion, by calling toll-free, 1-877-322-8228. This is an automated system. After entering identifying information, including your telephone number and Social Security number, callers will be given the option of receiving reports in braille, large print or audio formats. The reports will also be sent separately in print. The alternative format version you select should arrive within two or three days of the print copy. The request to select your format comes toward the end of the process.

You should be aware that while credit reports are free through the toll-free number above, credit scores are not. Information on how to request credit scores will be provided when ordering the initial reports. Credit scores should also be provided in braille, large print, and audio formats to those who order the initial reports in these formats.

Credit reports delivered online have been designed to be accessible in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. They are available only through AnnualCreditReport.com — the official web site operated by the three credit reporting agencies. You should be aware that not all sites that claim to provide free reports actually have free reports, and certainly not all of those sites are accessible.

For the past five years the three credit reporting agencies have been very committed to providing credit report information in accessible formats for people with visual impairments. The companies have also been quick to resolve any problems that may arise, including issues with inaccessible captchas that were quickly corrected with the substitution of an accessible captcha option for logging into the site and requesting a free credit report.

At this time of year when people are thinking about financial issues and taxes, those of us who are blind or visually impaired must take extra precautions to protect our private and confidential financial information. Utilize the available resources, including a free annual credit report in an accessible format. While doing so, remember and be proud of the advocacy victory ACB helped to make possible for anyone who is blind or visually impaired to maintain their financial independence and credibility.

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Collection News — Suggestions from New Additions

New DVDs with Descriptive Video

Audio descriptions is embedded in each disc. Additional titles available, please contact the library for more information.

Feature Films — DVD’s

  • MD00352 — A Dog’s Way Home (PG-13)
  • MD00336 — A Private War (R)
  • MD00324 — A Star is Born (R)
  • MD00347 — Aquaman (PG-13)
  • MD00326 — Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)
  • MD00333 — Boy Erased (R)
  • MD00341 — Can You Ever Forgive Me? (R)
  • MD00357 — Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)
  • MD00335 — Colette (R)
  • MD00362 — Everybody Knows (R)
  • MD00348 — Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)
  • MD00360 — Fast Five (PG-13)
  • MD00364 — Fighting with My Family (PG-13)
  • MD00337 — First Man (PG-13)
  • MD00361 — Furious 7 (PG-13)
  • MD00358 — Glass (PG-13)
  • MD00327 — Green Book (PG-13)
  • MD00339 — Halloween (R)
  • MD00353 — Holmes & Watson (PG-13)
  • MD00359 — How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG )
  • MD00354 — If Beale Street Could Talk (R)
  • MD00330 — Little Women (PG-13)
  • MD00349 — Mary Poppins Returns
  • MD00331 — Mary Queen of Scots (R)
  • MD00345 — Mid90s (R)
  • MD00325 — Mission: Impossible. Fallout (PG-13)
  • MD00350 — On the Basis of Sex (PG-13)
  • MD00346 — Pick of the Litter (Not Rated)
  • MD00329 — Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)
  • MD00356 — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
  • MD00332 — The Favourite (R)
  • MD00343 — The Front Runner (R)
  • MD00342 — The Girl in the Spider's Web (R)
  • MD00338 — The Grinch (PG)
  • MD00328 — The Hate U Give (PG-13)
  • MD00351 — The Mule (R)
  • MD00340 — The Old Man and the Gun (PG-13)
  • MD00363 — The Upside (PG-13)
  • MD00344 — The Wife (R)
  • MD00355 — Vice (R)
  • MD00334 — What They Had (R)

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New Large Print Titles

Bestseller Fiction

  • PR029302 — Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
  • PR029318 — Milkman by Anna Burns
  • PR029260 — The Fall of Gondolin: History of Middle-Earth #3 by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • PR029259 — The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  • PR029261 — The Last Romantics: A Novel by Tara Conklin
  • PR029354 — The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
  • PR029250 — The Malta Exchange: Cotton Malone #14 by Steve Berry
  • PR029213 — The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Bestseller Non-Fiction

  • PR029275 — Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • PR029299 — Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
  • PR029282 — In Pieces: A Memoir by Sally Field
  • PR029298 — Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin
  • PR029277 — Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution by Tucker Carlson
  • PR029297 — Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Bray Pipher

Cozy Mystery

  • PR029342 — A Gift of Bones: Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery #19 by Carolyn Haines
  • PR029254 — Broken Bone China: Tea Shop Mystery #20 by Laura Childs
  • PR029200 — Chocolate Cream Pie Murder: Hannah Swensen #24 by Joanne Fluke
  • PR029241 — Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake: Death by Chocolate Mystery #2 by Sarah Graves
  • PR029220 — Miss Julia Takes the Wheel: Miss Julia #21 by Ann B. Ross
  • PR029266 — The Overnight Kidnapper: Inspector Montalbano #23 by Andrea Camilleri

Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction

  • PR029252 — Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star #2 by Marlon James
  • PR029232 — Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha #1 by Tomi Adeyemi
  • PR029248 — Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb
  • PR029249 — Empire of Sand: The Books of Ambha by Tasha Suri
  • PR029349 — In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt
  • PR029343 — The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Historical Fiction

  • PR029211 — Marilla of Green Gables: A Novel by Sarah McCoy
  • PR029221 — The Editor by Steven Rowley
  • PR029303 — Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  • PR029322 — Line of Glory: A Novel of the Alamo by Thomas D. Clagett
  • PR029323 — Hotel Sacher: A Novel by Rodica Doehnert
  • PR029334 — The General’s Cook by Ramin Ganeshram


  • PR029276 — Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry
  • PR029279 — How to Be a Patient: The Essential Guide to Navigating the World of Modern Medicine by Sana Goldberg
  • PR029281 — Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston
  • PR029283 — The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison
  • PR029285 — Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt by Arthur C. Brooks
  • PR029294 — The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home by Heath Hardage Lee

Romance & Love Stories

  • PR029273 — The Secret Life of Mac: Mac the Tabby #2 by Melinda Metz
  • PR029361 — Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
  • PR029208 — I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
  • PR029234 — In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick
  • PR029309 — The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman
  • PR029373 — The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

Suspense & Thriller

  • PR029190 — The Craftsman: Craftsman #1 by S. J. Bolton
  • PR029264 — Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
  • PR029333 — The Stranger Game by Peter Gadol
  • PR029351 — Out of the Dark: Evan Smoak/Orphan X #4 by Gregg Hurwitz
  • PR029356 — The Current by Tim Johnston
  • PR029360 — The Line That Held Us by David Joy


  • PR029191 — Call Me Lonesome: Morgan Clyde #2 by Brett Cogburn
  • PR029209 — Hard Ride: Short Stories by Elmer Kelton
  • PR029243 — Showdown Trail: A Western Trio by Louis L’Amour
  • PR029270 — The Duel: A Warner Grayson #5 by Giles Tippette
  • PR029358 — Torture of the Mountain Man: Mountain Man #45 by William W. Johnstone
  • PR029370 — Wolves of Eden by Kevin McCarthy

Young Adult

  • PR027327 — Light Years by Kass Morgan
  • PR027329 — The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
  • PR029225 — On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • PR029287 — The Poet X: A Novel by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • PR029312 — SHOUT: A Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Narrator Recommended — Night of the White Buffalo: A Wind River Mystery

Author: Margaret Coel
Narrator: Judith Knapp

Dennis Carey is discovered shot dead in his truck along Blue Sky Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Carey's ranch. The birth draws a flood of pilgrims to the reservation, frustrating Vicky and Father John’s already difficult investigation as they try to unravel the strange events surrounding both Carey’s murder and the recent disappearances of three cowboys from his ranch. Part of the Wind River Series. Some violence. DBC03188.

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From the Colorado Collection — Audio Books:

Previously recorded books in Analog converted to Digital:

  • DBC12982 — Cochise by Melissa Schwarz
  • DBC12976 — Bellwether (DC008160) by Connie Willis
  • DBC12973 — Solar Flare: A Novel by Larry Burkett
  • DBC12981 — Nest in the Ashes. Birdwatcher’s Mysteries; #3 (DC008059) by Christine Goff

New Audio Book Titles

Canyon Sacrifice: A National Park Mystery
Author: Scott Graham
Narrator: Joel Hinrichs
When his new stepdaughter is kidnapped during a visit to the Grand Canyon, archaeologist Chuck Bender faces up to his secret past and his unfamiliar family-man role as he confronts every parent’s worst nightmare. Some strong language. 2014. Adult Fiction. DBC12948

Out Where the West Begins: Volume 2: Creating and Civilizing the American West
Author: Philip F. Anschutz
Narrator: Louise Lederhos
This second volume in the Out Where the West Begins series profiles more than one hundred influential men and women who together wove the story of early western frontier America. 2017. Adult Non-Fiction. DBC12942

Rolling with the Press: A Publisher’s Journey
Author: Edward Lehman
Narrator: Bob Serkowski
Edward Lehman’s work life began as a paperboy and culminated as owner/publisher of five Colorado newspapers. Lehman documents his personal story and newspaper career, and reflection sweeping changes in society, reporting, technology, communication, and business management. 2016. Adult Non-Fiction. DBC12941

Loreena’s Gift
Author: Colleen M. Story
Narrator: Norine Domenico
Loreena Picket is a young blind woman with a terrifying “gift” that allows her to regain her eyesight — but only as she ferries the recently deceased into the afterlife. When she reveals her power by saving her brother from a local drug dealer, she is drawn into a sinister and dangerous world that will force her to consider how far she is willing to go to survive. Contains violence, strong language, and rape. 2016. Adult Fiction. DBC13004

In the Family
Author: Rebekah Felix
Narrator: Susann Stubbs
Aliyah is tired of others teasing her because of her blindness. Aliyah grows hopeless but, when her secret admirer, Hayden, introduces himself, her world changes. As they prepare to graduate high school, jealousy and greed threaten to tear apart the group. Can they learn to love themselves, each other, and God the way the Bible instructs? 2013. Adult Fiction. DBC03181

Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
Author: Adrian Miller
Narrator: Adrian Miller
Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one food, Miller uncovers how it got on the soul food plate. Miller discusses how soul food became incorporated into American culture. Includes recipes. 2013. Adult Fiction. DBC03253

The Lucky Hat Mine: A Novel
Author: J.v.L Bell
Narrator: Joanne Rudoff
1863. Wife-wanted ads are always risky business, but Millie Virginia never imagined she'd survive the perilous trip across the Great Plains to find her intended husband in a pine box. Was he killed in an accident or murdered for his gold mine? Stuck in the mining town of Idaho Springs, in the Colorado territory, without friends or means, Millie is compelled to join forces with her almost brother-in-law. 2017. Adult Fiction. DBC03291

Adaptive Culinary Techniques for the Visually Impaired: From Cooking With Feeling...and Other Useful Senses
Author: Deborah DeBord
Narrator: Laverne Rios
Deborah DeBord, an experienced blind cook, shares adaptive culinary techniques for the visually impaired. This recording includes the techniques found in the first section of the print volume. 1998. Adult Non-fiction. DBC13021

The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom: The Comedy Writer’s Ultimate How To Guide
Author: Judy Carter
Narrator: Susann Stubbs
The author offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her experience as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from comedy professionals, the pros and cons of the various comedy fields, and how to pitch a finished product to a buyer and negotiate a contract. Some strong language. 2001. Adult Non-Fiction. DBC12905

Colorado 14er Disasters
Author: Mark Scott-Nash
Narrator: Frank Sciacca
Summiting Colorado 14ers — 14,000-foot peaks — is a popular activity, but the potential of a mountaineering accident casts a dark shadow on what is otherwise a positive experience for hikers and mountaineers. This book explores the disturbingly easy ways that hikers become stranded, severely injured, or killed on the 14ers. The author describes mountaineering accidents and the subsequent rescue attempts, and gives mountaineers helpful information for avoiding such disasters. 2016. Adult Non-Fiction. DBC12926

Saving Bletchley Park
Author: Sue Black
Narrator: Cathy Gloeckner
In 1939, Alan Turing’s Bombe machine — the most advanced method used to crack the Nazis’ Enigma code — was born at Bletchely Park. But at the turn of the 21st Century, the buildings and huts, where teams of codebreakers changed the course of WWII, were crumbling to the ground. This is the story of the fight to save Bletchley Park, the birthplace of modern computing, and the remarkable men and women whose work made it a place worth rescuing. 2016. Adult Non-Fiction. DBC12931

Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living
Author: Karen Auvinen
Narrator: Stephanie Briggs
Memoir by the award-winning poet Karen Auvinen describes how she flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions — except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts — Auvinen embarks on a journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018. Adult Fiction. DBC13005

Peter MacDonald: North American Indians of Achievement
Author: Celia Bland
Narrator: Nelson Grabenstetter
Early in his public career, Navajo chairman Peter MacDonald was widely hailed as ‘the most powerful and influential Indian in the United States.’ A man of exceptional talent and fierce ambition, MacDonald is also one of the nation’s most controversial Native American Leaders. For grades 6–9. 1995. Children’s Non-Fiction. DBC12986

Dark Night of the Soul. Asphalt Warrior; #6
Author: Gary Reilly
Narrator: Mark Hintz
Denver cab driver Brendan “Murph” Murphy is about to have the worst day of his cab driving career. There’s the Land That Forward Motion Forgot. There’s a guy Murph comes to think of as Mister Twenty. There’s an old woman who wants to pay her fare with a saucepan full of pennies. And then Murph wonders what went wrong when he finds himself kissing the asphalt and the police surrounding him with guns drawn. 2014. Adult Fiction. DBC12945

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Contributors to The Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library and The Colorado Talking Book Library

The list of contributors to Colorado Talking Book Library and the Friends of CTBL from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, has been omitted from this format. Interested parties may access this information through the PDF version of our newsletter. Further assistance may be requested through the Reader Advisors.

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An image of the Mix and Mingle tables at the 2019 CTBL Open House. Pictures shows volunteers, patrons, and staff enjoying some lunch while visiting.   Picture of patrons and volunteers signing the many thank you letters prepared to send to Colorado Legistators. 

Legacy Gifts

Legacy gifts to the Friends of CTBL are a vital way to ensure ongoing support for all the services the library provides to patrons. The Friends have established Eyes to the Future that honors and recognizes the generosity and vision of patrons, families and friends who have chosen to leave a legacy through their estates or other deferred gifts.

We invite you to become a member of Eyes to the Future. Enrollment in this honorary group is simply a matter of advising us about your plans to make a legacy gift, such as a bequest in a will or living trust, or designating The Friends of CTBL as beneficiary of an individual retirement plan, 401k or life insurance policy. The Friends of CTBL is a public 501 c 3 charity and the tax ID is 23-7243950.

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Contributions to The Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library and The Colorado Talking Book Library

An additional way to contribute to either the Friends or to CTBL is through a charitable bequest as part of a will or through life insurance. You do not have to rewrite your current document but can add a written amendment called a codicil. Such a bequest only becomes irrevocable at your death. Giving to the library helps support the programs and service we provide to our patrons and helps to secure the future.

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The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to charitable organizations. If you make purchases through Amazon, try AmazonSmile and designate The Friends of CTBL as a recipient of charitable donations. Several patrons have already done this. Thanks!

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