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Connecting with Technology: A History of Talking Books – From the Dawn of Time to the Present.

DateJune 16, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
( 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT )
Event Type
Technology Programs

As we prepare for summer on the beach or at the cottage, let’s reflect on how our favorite audiobooks got to our modern-day ears. We might take them for granted today, but talking books haven’t always been so easy and convenient to access. What’s more, the needs of blind readers helped create an entirely new industry dedicated to those who read by ear. Join Albert Ruel and Fraser Hilts for a fascinating trip down memory lane – as they explore ancient storytelling traditions, the first phonograph and what it meant for the recorded word, and finally the evolution of audiobooks as they transitioned from records to CDs and digital downloads.

This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

Please be advised that you must register for all programs. We kindly ask you to RSVP a minimum of 1 full business day before the start of the program.

Registration required. To register for this program, please contact Alfredo del Arenal, Coordinator, Technology at or call 1-800-563-2642.

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