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July 24, 2014

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Pick of the Day: Mr. Lincoln’s High Tech War (Audio)

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Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War discusses our 16th president’s acceptance and use of new technology during the Civil War. Check out the review of the audiobook narrated by Fred Sullivan.

Pick of the Day: Orphan Train Rider (Audio)

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In Orphan Train Rider: One Boy’s True Story, Andrea Warren tells about the amazing and often tragic westward journey of more than 200,000 children between 1854 and 1930 in search of families. Be sure to read the review of the audiobook narrated by Laura Hicks.

Freebies for Women’s History Month | News Bites

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ABDO has some great resources to help celebrate National Women’s History Month: two free tools to inspire girls in grades three to six to follow their dreams and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Samsung Sponsors Educational Grant & Scholarship Programs | News Bites

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This week’s News Bites include info on Samsung’s competitions for teachers and students, 2 new picture book imprints, a new conference about kidlit in the digital age.

News Bites: Celebrate Librarian’s Day

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AudioGO is inviting librarians to visit their offices in North Kingston, RI, on Friday, September 28 to celebrate their annual Librarian’s Day. Present at the festivities will be library advocate and supporter U.S. Senator Jack Reed and authors James R. Benn and Janet Taylor Lisle. Participants will tour the audiobook company’s recording studio, listen to narrators in action, and try their own hand at narrating. RSVP deadline is September 21 and everyone who fills out the form will be entered to win a selection of audiobooks worth $500.