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Category: Bookshare Collection Highlights

Yes, Bookshare DOES Have Many of the Textbooks Your Students Need!

Many people view Bookshare’s large collection of ebooks primarily as a source of classroom reading or pleasure reading books, but did you know that the library also has over 25,000 textbooks? Learn more about the kinds of textbooks available from Bookshare and how to access them.

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Fall into the Bookshare Book Club’s October Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion near the end of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and also via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. October’s book will be Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Three generations of a family are at the center of this time-traveling novel. In 2001, Melody is turning sixteen in her grandparents’ home.…

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Spy on the Bookshare Book Club’s September Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion near the end of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and also via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. September’s book will be American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. Marie Mitchell is stuck in a boys’ club at the FBI, passed over for promotions and instead saddled with paperwork. When she’s considered for a…

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Stick Your Nose in the Bookshare Book Club’s August Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. August’s book will be Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine by Kevin Wilson. A collection of ten short stories, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine explores family and relationship dynamics through Halloween costumes, road trips, and…

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Explore a New World with the Bookshare Book Club’s July Pick

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to participate, including non-Bookshare members. July’s book will be Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. In a universe controlled by three High Houses, Ada von Hasenburg has no true power until she rejects a politically favorable marriage and escapes destiny. But being on the…

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Kickstart Summer Vacation with the Bookshare Book Club’s June Pick

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month Bookshare staff chooses a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversations take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. June’s book will be Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. Turning the classic fairytale treat on its head, Oyeyemi tells the tale of Harriet and Perdita Lee, a mother and daughter pair shrouded in mystery. A possible imaginary homeland, a childhood friend…

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The Marrakesh Treaty in Action: What You Need to Know

On May 8, 2019, the United States joins the list of 82 member nations that have fully ratified the long-awaited Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. If you are wondering exactly what that means, you are not alone. This document outlines the basic provisions and implications of the treaty, especially as it affects the Bookshare community.

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