A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
SPECIAL NEEDS LIBRARY OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA
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.
Phone: 800-531-2063, 706-613-3655
Staff: Paige Burns, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek
BEST SELLING AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS IN HONOR OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
- RC 50892 Liar's Game, Eric Jerome Dickey
Couple almost destroys relationship by hiding details about their past. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language.
- RC 51558 A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Terry McMillan
Difficulties of the Price family as they attempt to reunite through forgiveness and love, but philosophical differences emerge. Strong language. Bestseller, 2001.
- RC 52362 Fearless Jones, Walter Mosley
1954. African American bookstore owner calls on friend, Fearless Jones to assist when he gets entangled in a case of stolen Swiss bonds. Violence, strong language, some descriptions of sex. Bestseller, 2001.
BESTSELLING INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS AVAILABLE
- RC 52284 The Prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson
- RC 52285 The Secret of the Vine, Bruce Wilkinson
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
Announces Town Hall Meetings & Public Meetings For Input Into The FY2003 State Vocational Rehabilitaiton Plan
Town Hall meetings will be held throughout the state as an opportunity for interested citizens, clients, employers, and community advocates to ask questions and engage in dialogue with a panel of rehabilitation staff concerning Vocational Rehabilitation services, policies, and procedures.
Wednesday, February 20
Town Hall Meetings, time varies with location
Public Meetings, 4:00 - 5:00
The Public Meeting will originate from the GPTV studios in Atlanta and will interconnect twelve DRS service delivery regions LIVE via satellite allowing audiences at each site to hear comments from the entire state. Input at the Public Meeting must be submitted as follows: oral presentation by telephone of 3 minutes or less or maximum of 2 pages double-spaced typed or written. Written comments can be submitted by mail to the VR Program State Plan, Georgia DRS, 2 Peachtree Street, 35th floor, #404, Atlanta GA 30303 - before February 15 if you want your written comments included & read the day of the Public Meeting.
Locations for meetings throughout the twenty-one counties served by the Special Needs Library are listed below.
Region 2 (Gainesville) 770-535-5930Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, Stephens & White
- DRS Regional Office, 311 Green St, Ste 302, Gainesville,
Region 3 (Atlanta) 404-657-2239Gwinnett
- Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, February 13, 3:30 - 5:00
Decatur Public Library, 215 Sycamore St, Decatur
- Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 - 5:00
Twin Towers, West Tower Rm 1514A, 2MLK Jr Dr, Atlanta
Region 5 (Athens) 706-354-3900 Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton
- Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2:30 - 3:30, DRS Regional office, 125 Athens West Pkwy, Athens
Region 6 (Macon) 478-751-6272Putnam
- Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, Feb 20, 3:00, Riverside Corporate Center, 4885 Riverside Dr, 3rd floor, Macon
Region 7 (Augusta) 706-650-5600Hancock
- Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, Feb 20, 3:00, Augusta Tech
National Braille Press offers Catalog by Email
National Braille Press is dedicated to making braille books available at the same price as print equivalents. Their book announcements are now available through an email list. To subscribe, send an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the subject area blank and in the message area write "subscribe nbp." You will receive about four messages per month with braille book listings, and you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of each mailing. To find out more about the National Braille Press and all of their new titles, go to www.nbp.org, where you can also try some sample word puzzles, see tables of contents, read some sample poems, download free books, order print/braille valentine cards and much more! You may also reach them by phone at 800-548-7323.
The Benefits Navigator counselors provide free counseling and information on work incentives, how work will affect your SSI or SSDI payments, and other programs and services that will assist in your transition to employment. Although this particular program does not serve all 21 counties that are in the Special Needs Library service area, they can help refer you to similar services in your area. For more information, contact Benefits Navigator, c/o Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta GA 30309, 866-772-2726, www.bpaoga.com.
- Are you an adult or teenager aged 14-65 with a disability?
- Do you receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) or both?
- Are you interested in pursuing employment or educational goals?