New Library Materials for January 2022

New Library Materials for January 2022

New Equipment

taptilo device

Taptilo device for learning braille.


Taptilo [device] OHFA Tech, Inc., 2021.
Description: "Taptilo is a smart braille learning device ... Braille beginners can learn braille patterns independently with the interactive braille display and audio feedback. Along with the jumbo-sized braille blocks, tactile guidance, and audio guide, braille-beginners can easily follow pre-made curriculums in Taptilo." Can be used for self-directed learning, reading, writing, dictation. There is an app that can be used with this device. The instructor can be remote. "Interactive audio and tactile guidance allows learners of all ages to get started within seconds and follow along easily. With self-study mode, students of all ages can enjoy the independence of learning braille without having to ask for help. Includes a basic set of 17+ games and activities, the English alphabet, numbers, and 800+ essential literacy words divided into categories based on reading level. Innovative and engaging design that combines a refreshable braille display to practice reading and removable, magnetic blocks to practice writing."

New AARC Books

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From hurt to hope : stories of mental health, mental illness and being autistic / edited by Mair Elliott. Jessica Kingsley, 2022.
Description: A selection of reflective essays about mental health on the autism spectrum from a diverse range of people. Each contributor follows the topics of hurt (their experience and how they felt), help (tools that have aided them), and hope (looking forwards). Covering trauma, relationships, the carer perspective, healthcare, intersectionality and more. Contributors include Morâenike Giwa Onaiwu, Yenn Purkis, Emma Wishart

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The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are / by Brenâe Brown, Ph. D., L.M.S.W. Hazelden Publishing, 2010.
Description: Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself? In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brenâe Brown shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living -- a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, and to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.

Updated January 13, 2022