INSIGHT

A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER OF
THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA TALKING BOOK CENTER

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800-531-2063, 706-613-3655

Email: talkingbooks@athenslibrary.org

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


FALL 2009

We have changed our name to the Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center.

We will be closed on Thursday, October 22nd for Staff Development Day. We will also be closed November 26th, December 24th and 25th and January 1st.

Louis Braille Exhibit Comes to Atlanta

January 4, 2009 was the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth. He was the inventor of Braille, a written language developed for the blind consisting of raised dots. To commemorate the event, the Louis Braille Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit has been crossing the country. This exhibit features a 20-panel display produced by the National Braille Press. The panels are in both Braille and print, and teach not only about Louis Braille but also the language he left behind. This event will make a stop at the Atlanta History Center from October 5-30, 2009. Don't miss it! www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/louis/louis_tour.html.

Veterans

If there are any veterans that haven't been contacted yet about the digital players, please give us a call at 800-531-2063.

Digital Outreach Schedule

The Talking Book Center staff will be touring libraries all over Northeast Georgia this fall, demonstrating the new digital Talking Book players. We hope many of our patrons will get to come see the new player and try it out before we begin distributing them later this year. If you work at or are a resident or member of an organization that would like a digital Talking Books presentation, please call us at 1-800-531-2063 and we will be happy to schedule a demonstration. Check the schedule below and see when we are coming to a library near you!

Legislative Forum

The Northeast Georgia Self Advocacy Network is sponsoring the Legislative Forum hosted by the Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living, Inc. If you are a resident of Northeast Georgia with a concern, please take this opportunity to come out to discuss issues and concerns that affect individuals with disabilities such as funding for our Region, Housing, Transportation, Education, Employment, Health, Voter Registration and how important it is to have the right legislative representation. If you need further information please contact (706) 549-1020.

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