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.
Staff: Stacey Chandler, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek
Happy New Year!!!
The Special Needs Library will be closed Monday, January 17, for Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month is coordinated by the National Eye Institute, National
Institutes of Health. People at higher risk for glaucoma include African
Americans over age 40, everyone over age 60, and people with a family history of
glaucoma. People at higher risk for glaucoma need to get a dilated eye
examination at least every 2 years. Medicare now covers the cost of this
examination. Ask your doctor at your next visit.
**Don’t forget you can receive the Insight Newsletter recorded on tape. Call if
you are interested in receiving this alternative format.
NLS Music Section
Did you know that in addition to providing the books, catalogs and playback
equipment that we loan to you, the National Library Service (NLS) administers a
music program through the NLS Music Section? The program of music services
includes a circulating collection of more than 30,000 braille and large-print
music scores, texts, and instructional recordings about music and musicians on
cassette. It also includes a subscription program of magazines produced in
Braille, on cassette, and in large print. Musical recordings intended solely for
listening are not part of the music collection. The NLS Music Section provides
music service directly to registered patrons and may be contacted by calling
New Testament on CD
The New Testament Bible on CD is available from LTD Commodities LLC for $15.95.
The 15-CD set comes inside its own zipped nylon CD holder which features inside
pockets and carrying handle. The set features 17 hours of inspirational
listening with multi-voice recording, original orchestra music and sound
effects. To order your copy, please contact:
LTD Commodities LLC
2800 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015-0735
7:30-4:00 Central Time
To fax your order:
E-Access Bulletin is a free, independent monthly e-mail newsletter on
information technology issues for people with visual impairment and blindness.
The Bulletin covers everything from consumer electronics to the Internet,
examining design and access issues and technical developments. To subscribe,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put “subscribe eab” in the subject line. For
more information, visit www.headstar.com/eab
Did You Know?
The 2000 Census reports that 19% of the U.S. population has some type of
disability (including hearing, vision, physical, mental, developmental). About
3.3 million Americans, age 40 and over, are blind or have low vision that
interferes with their ability to perform everyday tasks. This number is expected
to reach 5.5 million by 2020, due to the “Aging of America.”
All patrons must borrow at least one talking book on cassette in order to keep
the cassette book machine. Patrons not using the machines to listen to National
Library Service cassettes must return them to the library so that other eligible
patrons may enjoy them.
This is a listing of books written by first time authors. Often time's authors
burst on the scene in literature with their best work being their first novel.
Here is a list of first time novels compiled by Reader Advisor Brandon Kempf,
that may be of interest to you.
**If any of these titles sound interesting, give us a call and we’ll tell you a
little more about the book.
- RC 54448 Everything is Illumuniated by Jonathan Safran Foer
- RC 46664 Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane
- RC 48082 Regeneration by Pat Barker
- RC 51323 We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families
by Philip Gourevitch
- RC 50261 White Teeth by Zadie Smith
- RC 45655 Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
- RC 40418 The Devil’s Own Work by Alan Judd
- RC 35431 Shape Shifter by Pauline Melville
- RC 22409 Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
- RC 31467 A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
- RC 42158 High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
- RC 49737 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers