Announcements

Novel Ideas to discuss Wonder by R. J. Palacio. DB74228 with guest host Carla Hayes

We had a great discussion of A magical Christmas last month and hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  We look forward to reading and discussing more great books in 2018.
               
Novel Ideas will be discussing the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio. DB74228 Guest host Carla Hayes will lead us in the discussion of this great book. Below is the synopsis from Bookshare.
 
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
 
Join us on Friday, January 19, 2018 in the book Nook room of:
http://www.accessibleworld.org
to discuss this great book.
Guest Host: Carla Hayes
E-mail:
lingual@verizon.net
Host: Randi Shelton
E-Mail:
rshelton820@gmail.com
Co-host: Ruth Ann Acosta
E-Mail
ruth1244@gmail.com

Date: Friday, January, 19 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central, 9:00 PM Eastern, and elsewhere in the world Saturday 01:00 GMT.

The fantasy book club

The fantasy book club will be held on the fourth Tuesday of January, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, At 9 PM Eastern. All are welcome. We will continue the format of having everybody read a book, and discuss their book choice. Our meeting will be held over the phone. The main number is, 712, 832, 8330. The access code is, 342�2731. Julia Kulak, group facilitator. Email, julia.kulak@gmail.com.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 9 PM Eastern.
phone: 712, 832, 8330. access code is, 342�2731

Mystery Book Discussion Group discussing A Bad Day For Sorry by Sophie Littlefield

The next meeting of the Mystery Book Discussion Group will be held on Sunday of January, Sunday January 28, 2018. Come join us!  All are welcome.

Happy New Year.

We will be discussing A Bad Day For Sorry by Sophie Littlefield.

You can find it on BARD by looking for DB 72646.  You can find it on Bookshare at:

https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/171617

Ann Parsons, Group Facilitator
Email: akp@portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

Date: Sunday January 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. Pacific, 3:00 p.m. Mountain, 4:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Eastern, and elsewhere in the world Sunday 22:00 GMT.

Journey through History to review Founding Rivals

Journey through History to meet, February 6, 2018 to review ‘Founding Rivals.’
Christopher M. DeRose is a New York Times bestselling American author and former professor of law who presently serves as Senior Litigation Counsel for the Arizona Attorney General. Politically active since age fifteen he interned for the Speaker of the House of Representatives while in college. He brings a unique insight into the crucial political events which led to the creation of the Bill of Rights which he theorizes held the thirteen colonies together to form a nation.
 
NLS ANNOTATION
Founding rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the election that saved a nation          DB 88352
DeRose, Chris, (Christopher)
. Reading time 9 hours, 41 minutes.

Read by
Adam Verner
. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

Subjects:
U.S. History

Description: An account of the 1789 race between James Madison and James Monroe for a congressional seat and a discussion of the ramifications of the outcome. Though they were friends and political allies, Madison and Monroe stood in direct opposition in their opinions regarding the Constitution.

Date: Tuesday February 6, 2018.
Time: 6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central, 9:00 PM Eastern, and elsewhere in the world Wednesday 01:00 GMT.