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Magazine titles

This page lists all magazines distributed by the Colorado Talking Book Library.

American History
6 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Presents the history of America in an authoritative, informative, thought-provoking and entertaining style.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact
13 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Short stories, novelettes, and features with science fiction themes.

Asimov's Science Fiction
12 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Short stories, novelettes, and features with science fiction themes.

The Atlantic Monthly
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Articles on politics and current issues; fiction by contemporary American writers.

Das Beste aus Reader's Digest (German)
10 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
German edition of Reader's Digest. First-person articles, profiles, opinion pieces, and other general-interest articles. Selections come from German-language magazines as well as the American edition of Reader's Digest. (Germany)

Bon Appetit
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Cooking, entertainment, and travel; recipes from favorite and well-known restaurants.

Boys' Life
monthly
Braille
Articles on the outdoors, sports, and hobbies, with adventure fiction and humor; ages 9-16. Published by the Boy Scouts of America.

Braille Book Review
bimonthly
Braille, large print, internet
Announcements of Braille books recently added to the NLS collection; news and developments in library services for blind individuals. Braille edition includes one-line annotations of books in Talking Book Topics and Braille order forms.

Braille Chess Magazine
quarterly
Braille
Chess; news of current trends and competitions. (UK)

Braille Music Magazine
monthly
Braille
Articles about classical music for professional and amateur musicians; reviews of new Braille music publications. (UK)

Choice
quarterly
cartridge or BARD download
Articles, essays, fiction and poetry from over 100 outstanding publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and more. To subscribe, please contact Choice directly at 1-888-724-6423 or http://www.choicemagazinelistening.org/content/subscribe

Colorado Heritage
quarterly
digital cartridge
Member acclaimed, this quarterly publication features articles, photo essays, book reviews and more.

Consumer Reports
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
In-depth articles that rate consumer products tested for quality, durability, and safety; also contains general-interest articles on such topics as health and money management.

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country
bimonthly
cartridge or BARD download
A sampler of articles from national magazines concerned with jazz, rock, country, and pop music.

Conundrum
monthly
Braille
Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, word searches and general knowledge quizzes. (UK)

Cooking Light: The Magazine of Food and Fitness
9 issues/year
Braille
Short articles on exercise, food, fitness, health, and nutrition; each issue contains approximately seventy recipes with emphasis on the use of fresh, natural ingredients and on low-fat cooking.

Cricket/National Geographic Kids
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Articles for children about people, places, customs, animals, and plant life. Stories, poems, and articles by internationally known authors; songs, jokes, and crafts. For ages 6-12. On one cartridge or BARD download with National Geographic Kids.

Diabetes Forecast
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Diabetes, nutrition, and health care; research findings. Published by the American Diabetes Association.

Discover: The World of Science
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Articles on ecology, natural history, science, and technology; news on breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine; book reviews, brain booglers (puzzles), and awards for technological innovations.

Ebony
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Articles on food, dress, leisure, travel, and personalities, with emphasis on achievements of African Americans.

The Economist
weekly
cartridge or BARD download
Offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology..

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
11 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Mystery stories by top writers in the field and by new, previously unpublished writers.

ESPN: The Magazine
biweekly
Braille
Up-to-the-minute sports news and information; player profile.

Foreign Affairs
quarterly
cartridge or BARD download
Statesmen, diplomats, and scholars analyze issues and trends in international politics, law, and economics

France - Amerique (French)
bimonthly
cartridge or BARD download
In French. French news analysis, trends, interviews, book and film reviews, travel, advice, and resources to perfect French language skills; information articles on the French American community in the United States.

Good Houskeeping
monthly (plus special issues)
cartridge or BARD download
Articles on family and home management, with features on food and decorating.

Harper's Magazine
monthly
Braille
General culture magazine with articles by well-known writers on politics, international affairs, education, and science; includes short stories, satire, and poetry.

Health and Nutrition Newsletters
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Articles on medical conditions of special interest to older adults; nutritional information, and ways to maintain good health from The John Hopkins Medical Letter - Health after 50, Mayo Clinic, Health Letter, and Nutritional Action Healthletter.

Health Newsletters
monthly
Braille
Current health concerns, medical information, nutrition, and stress management from Harvard Health Letter, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter.

Horticulture: American Gardening at Its Best
6 issues per year
cartridge or BARD download
Gardening trends, products, and projects for the amateur gardener

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
monthly
Braille
General-interest articles on managing finances, including taxes, investments options, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning.

Ladies' Home Journal
monthly
Braille
Articles and fiction intended for women; includes household hints, recipes, and ideas on fashion and beauty.

Magazine of the Month
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Special NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing; readers are sent a different sample magazine each month.

Martha Stewart Living
10 issues/year
Braille
Recipes, gardening, crafts, collectibles, reminiscence, homekeeping, and home entertaining.

Money
15 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Articles on money management, consumer, and family issues; includes regular columns with news and advice on jobs, taxes, Social Security, investments, products, and services.

Muse
10 issues/year
Braille
Science, art, archaeology, and history activities for ages 6-14; includes contests and book and media reviews.

The Musical Mainstream
quarterly
Braille, cartridge or BARD download, large print
Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; lists new NLS music acquisitions.

The Nation
41 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Covers foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, and law; reviews films, theater, books, and the arts.

National Geographic
monthly
Braille, cartridge or BARD download
Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.

National Review
25 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Presents a conservative viewpoint on business, politics, economics, education, and other subjects; edited by William F. Buckley, Jr.

The New York Times Book Review
weekly
cartridge or BARD download
Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday New York Times.

The New York Times Large Type Weekly
weekly
Braille
Highlights from the New York Times.

News (NLS Newsletter)
quarterly
Braille
NLS newsletter. National and international developments in library services to blind and physically disabled persons. NLS newsletter. Selections from News are included in the cartridge or BARD download edition of Talking Book Topics.

Newsline (NFB Subscription Service)
daily
audio, internet
A free audio newspaper and magazine service for the blind and visually impaired. The audio files are accessed through either the internet or a telephone.

Newsweek
weekly
audio cassette or download from APH website
Newsweek gets you smarter, faster about what matters most now in politics, business, environment, tech, culture, world, and health ideas.

Odyssey: Adventures in Science
9 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Focus on science with emphasis on earth science and space. Each issue explores a single theme in depth; for ages 10-16.

Outdoor Life
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Adventures and experiences in hunting and fishing; information on conservation and game laws; reports on sporting equipment and techniques.

Parenting: Early Years
11 issues/year
Braille
Brings you real, mom-tested advice that specifically relates to your life as a mom with babies and toddlers.

Parenting: School Years
11 issues/year
Braille
Focuses on the day-to-day needs and interests of moms with school-age kids.

PC World
monthly
Braille
Information for computer users about hardware, software, advanced technology, and trends in the field; columns on product reviews and helpful hints.

People
weekly
cartridge or BARD download
News, articles, and interviews of celebrities.

People En Espanol (Spanish)
weekly
cartridge or BARD download
News, articles, and interviews of celebrities of interest to the Hispanic community.

Playboy: Entertainment for Men
monthly
Braille
Fiction, interviews, and articles with a male perspective.

Piano Technicians Journal
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
A monthly technical magazine covering all phases of working on pianos. Articles explore new tools, industry news and organizational issues.

Poetry
monthly
Braille
Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of contributors and styles.

Popular Mechanics
monthly
Braille
Practical advice for the amateur mechanic; information on automotive and home repairs; features new equipment.

Popular Music Lead Sheets
irregular
Braille
Melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs ranging from golden oldies to recent hits.

QST
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Contains project-building ideas and news on all aspects of ham radio. Official publication of the American Radio Relay League.

Quarterly Music Magazine
quarterly
cartridge or BARD download
Special NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing: readers are sent a different music magazine each quarter. Covers a variety of aspects and types of music, such as opera, jazz, and country; guitar, and keyboard; and music teaching.

Reader's Digest
10 issues/year
Braille, audio cassette or download from APH website
From health to home, money to food, family, travel, work, holidays and more, Reader's Digest focuses on simple tips and time-saving insights.

Rolling Stone
biweekly
Braille
American popular culture in the arts and entertainment industry; record, video, audiovisual, and computer hardware reviews.

Science News
weekly
Braille
Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology.

Seventeen
monthly
Braille or download from BARD
Beauty and fashion for young women; articles on careers, education, family, social relations, and diet.

Short Stories
monthly
Braille
Stories from contemporary writers. (British)

Spider
monthly
Braille, cartridge or BARD download
Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages 6-9.

Sports Illustrated
weekly
cartridge or BARD download
International sports news and articles with emphasis on American spectator sports; features on sports personalities, sports events, and outdoor activities.

Sports Illustrated Kids
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Sports news and articles for ages 8-13; features sports personalities, events, and sports card; youth who are excelling in sports; regular column by youth discussing a controversial sport-related issue.

Sports Schedules
annual
Braille
Listings of games for six national sports leagues: American Baseball League, National Baseball League, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League and Women's National Basketball Association.

Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists
5 issues/year
Braille
Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children through age 13. Features an activities section with suggested related projects.

Talking Book Topics
bimonthly
cartridge or BARD download, large print, internet
Announcements of talking books recently added to the NLS collection; news and developments in library services for blind and physically disabled individuals. cartridge or BARD download edition includes selections from the NLS newletter News. One-line annotations of books in Talking Book Topics are included in Braille Book Review

Travel and Leisure
10 issues/year
cartridge or BARD download
Travel; articles on vacation sites, with tips on food and photography.

True West
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Nonfiction articles about the Old West, written by historians and western buffs.

Update (NLS Newsletter)
quarterly
Braille
NLS newsletter. News about volunteer programs and activities related to library services for blind and physically disabled persons.

Vanidades (Spanish)
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Women's magazine covering trends in fashion, culture, arts, health and beauty.

The Week
weekly
cartridge or BARD download
A digest of the week's news and editorial commentary from global media to provide readers with multiple political viewpoints. In addition to news and opinion, the magazine also covers science, business and the arts.

Wired
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
Reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics

The Writer
monthly
cartridge or BARD download
New and established writers discuss their craft and work experiences; regular columns feature trade news, contest information and names and addresses of manuscript markets.