The Special Needs Library of Northeast Georgia is a part of your public library and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, serving Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Walton and White counties. We do not endorse any product or service mentioned in this newsletter.

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Staff: Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek, Lavern Gordon, Amber Wilkerson and Dorothy Daniel

APRIL 2008

Family Afternoon at the Movies

The next Family Afternoon at the Movies will be on Tuesday, April 22nd at 3:00 pm in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing the descriptive video "Shrek." Please note time change.

Blind Planet

The Blind Planet is a rapidly-growing web site that offers a lot of valuable information for the blind community, and / or for those people who are interested in learning about blindness and how blind people go about their daily lives. Their mission is to provide the world with a one-stop resource for blindness-related information, podcasts, tutorials, mailing lists, web sites, and almost anything else that would be useful to the blind community. Visit their website

Cinema Classics

Our next movie will be Thursday, April 3rd at 2:00 pm. We will be showing the descriptive video, "The 39 Steps."."

April 3, 2008

The 39 Steps  1935-Mystery, 83 min

A strong-willed young woman who wants no part of him is Robert Donat's only hope of surviving a deadly spy ring in this renowned Alfred Hitchcock classic.

May 1, 2008

They Call it Murder 1971-Drama 96 min

When a body is found floating in his swimming pool, wheelchair-bound Frank Antrim (Leslie Nielsen) calls in the sheriff (Edward Asner), who calls in District Attorney Doug Selby (Jim Hutton). Selby soon discovers there's more than one crime to solve in this mystery based on Earle Stanley Gardner characters.

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

A free book project for children who are braille readers is made possible by donations made to Seedlings in loving memory of Anna Kirstina Bonde, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2001. Every child who is blind or visually impaired is eligible to win one free book per year. Adults who are blind can register to win one free book per year to read with their children. Visit and click on "Special Projects" to register. Click on "Anna's Book Angel Project" and fill out the form. Individuals may also register by using the form in the back of the Seedlings catalog, or by calling Seedlings at 800-777-8552. Individuals must re-register each year.

Self Advocacy Network (SAN)

The purpose of the Self Advocacy Network (SAN), is to advocate for issues and/or concerns of individuals with disabilities. Multiple Choices is hosting the Self Advocacy Network on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm at Multiple Choices CIL located at 999 Gaines School Rd in Athens. For further information you may call 706-549-1020.

Athens Council of the Blind Music Fundraiser

There will be a music fundraiser on Friday, April 11th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Little Kings which is on the corner of Hancock and Hull in downtown Athens. Performers include The Box Devils, The Vinyl Strangers and The Earlier Worms. You can call the Special Needs Library at 706-613-3655 if you need directions.

Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and you probably have lots of green things growing in your house, if they are piles of library books and not plants then please send them back to us when you are finished with them. We are also getting a lot of books back with tapes missing, so if you find any stray tapes and can't find the case, you can put them in with another book and we will try to find its proper home. Thanks.

April Books

Here are some books relating to April:
Books relating to gardens:

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