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Listen Up: Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook Studio

Graphic - Listen Up: Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook StudioThe name might not be immediately familiar, but for audiobook fans, Adenrele Ojo is a bona fide star and chances are good, even if you're a casual audiophile, you will recognize the voice.  On November 17, you'll have a chance to learn more about this fascinating, heard but rarely seen world from two insiders. Join Harris County Public Library for Listen Up: Behind the Scenes in the Audiobook Studio. Rose Brock, librarian, educator and editor of the anthology Hope Nation, and award-winning narrator and director Adenrele Ojo will take you behind the scenes in the recording studio, revealing what it takes to record your favorite audiobooks, how producers and narrators work with authors, and what makes for a great listen.

Join us for this special event on Saturday, November 17, 2:00 - 3:00 PM at West University Branch Library. Admission is FREE. Reserve your seat now!

Overdrive for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Learn how to download or stream eBooks and audiobooks using Overdrive. All you need is a Harris County Public Library card! Join us on Tues 10/30 from 2:30 PM - 4 PM. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Learn how to download or stream eBooks and audiobooks using Overdrive's newest app, Libby. All you need is a Harris County Public Library card! This free class meets on Wednesday 10/3 from 2:30 PM - 4PM in the Computer Lab. Self-register online or by calling the library at 832-927-7830.

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

#Libby is the name of Overdrive's newest app. Join us for a free class at #KingwoodLibrary on how to download or stream eBooks & audiobooks using Libby on Tues 9/11 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Bring your library card! Self-register online @ https://bit.ly/2NTgkQM or call the library at 832-927-7830.

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Have you met Overdrive's newest app, Libby? Want to learn how to download or stream #eBooks & #audiobooks? Join us in the Computer Lab at #KingwoodLibrary on Tues 6/19 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Self-register online for this class at http://bit.ly/2LYkkhD or by calling 281-360-6804

Book Hunters in Brief #87: Better on Audio

For some, the notion that an audiobook could offer a more satisfying experience than the print version is sacrilegious, if not actual grounds for divorce, institutionalization and/or immediate revocation of membership in the Tuesday Night Book & Chardonnay-Tasting Club. But there are any number of valid reasons that an audiobook could be better: an exceptional performance by a voice actor, for instance, or a lyrical text written more for the ear than the eye, or just a book of particularly dense prose. I, for one, might have actually passed sophomore Am. Lit.

Book Hunters in Brief #25: Family Listening

book hunters - family listening graphicGoing on a road trip this summer? Book Hunters suggests you bring along one of these outstanding audiobooks that the whole family will love.

Words in the Air: Poetry on Audio

Caedmon in stained glassAs most of us know, listening to poetry is nothing new. Poetry started out in the audio format. Rhyme and meter and many other poetic conventions were essentially mnemonic devices to help itinerant poets keep the story going so that they might earn a place by the fire for the night. Back then, a poet couldn’t read his stuff off the page making minimal eye-contact with the audience like we do now. For one thing, until relatively recently, there were no pages to read off of. For another, after getting conked on the head by a flying tankard or turkey leg hurled by some philistine in chain mail, poets figured out it paid to keep their hands free and their eyes peeled.

New Downloadable Audiobooks! HCPL adds thousands of eAudiobooks to its collection

Young woman in parkFor a lot of area residents, audiobooks have made their daily commutes, time on the treadmill, weekend yard work, or just lazing by the pool a lot more entertaining, and Smartphones, tablets and mp3 players have made listening to a bestseller or an old favorite unbelievably convenient. So it is no surprise that the popularity of audiobooks has soared in recent years.

Harris County Public Library has always done its best to keep ahead of demand and soon HCPL customers will have an even wider selection of downloadable audiobooks to choose from, including some of today’s hottest titles by authors like Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Alexander McCall Smith and Anne Tyler.

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