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


The Special Needs Library will be closed Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day.

Cinema Classics

Our next movie will be Thursday, August 2nd at 2pm. We will be showing "Royal Wedding". Refreshments will be served.

August 2, 2007

ROYAL WEDDING 1951 - Comedy, 93 min. Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star in this lavishly produced musical as a dynamic brother-and-sister act. They each find a romance of their own when their show is booked into London during a royal wedding

September 6, 2007

SHERLOCK HOLMES Faces Death 1943 - Mystery, 70 min. Summoned to the ancestral home of the Musgraves, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to prevent the murderous extinction of the whole family by decoding the centuries-old "Musgrave Ritual". A bizarre game of chess leads them into a confrontation with the culprit.

New Descriptive Videos

These descriptive videos have been recently added to our collection:

New Video Pouches!!

Our described video patrons will be very happy to learn about our recent purchase of new mailing pouches. Your described videos will no longer arrive in the large, square plastic cases; now they come in a bright red zippered bag. The address card is on the front, in a plastic sleeve. These new bags should fit in a standard mailbox, which will make ordering a video much more convenient! If you would like to order a described video, please call the Library.

New Time for Movies

Our Family Night at the (Described) Movies has a new time. We will now be showing movies at 4pm instead of 6pm. This program is the 4th Tuesday of the month and features a family-friendly described movie. All movies are shown in the Athens-Clarke County Auditorium.

Movie Reviews for the Blind

Blind author Marty Klein attends movies frequently. He then reviews these movies, giving them a VIP (Visually Impaired Person) rating of 1-10. The ratings are based on the ease of following the story without help from a sighted person. Visit his website at www.vashti.het/Blind/table.htm for a list of movies that have been reviewed. Perhaps you'll find a new movie to try!

Vacation Reading Program

Our Vacation Reading Program is wrapping up on August 12. Thanks to everyone who participated! The winners will receive their prizes in the mail towards the end of August.

Subregional Libraries Meeting

The Georgia Subregional Libraries for the Blind are having a meeting in Athens on Wednesday, August 22nd. We will probably not be in the office for most of the day so if you call please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will get back to you. If you need to visit the library for an emergency machine replacement or book supply and we are not in the office please inquire at the main circulation desk.


Please remember that if you send us a note inside a book, you MUST put your name on it! We have no way of knowing which book came from which patron, so we often cannot fulfill the request on the note. Of course, you may always give us a call or send us an email if you need to make a change or have a request.

Dealing With Vision Loss by Fred Olver

Dealing With Vision Loss is the first book of its kind, in that it offers information all in one place

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