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

JULY 2007

The Special Needs Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

Senior Cinema Gets a "Classic" Make-Over

Senior Cinema is now called Cinema Classics. We are showing described versions of classic films released from the 1930's-1970's. Our next movie will be Thursday, July 5th at 2pm. We will be showing "Good News". Refreshments will be served.

July 5, 2007

GOOD NEWS 1947 - Comedy, 93 min A spirited collegiate musical with energy and exuberance set in the roaring 20s, full of campus hi-jinx, football heroes and great tunes. June Allyson and Peter Lawford star, Mel Torme croons.

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


We would like to thank the following people for their kind donations in Memory of Dr. Ralph Fowler: Donations to the Special Needs Library are used to support the Library's programs, purchase equipment and enhance services. Donations to the Special Needs Library are tax deductible.

2007 Georgia Council of the Blind Convention

The 2007 Georgia Council of the Blind Convention will take place from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday July 29, 2007. The location is the Marriot at Gwinnett Place in Duluth, GA. The keynote speaker is Michael Hingson. Michael and his guide dog, Roselle, escaped the World Trade Center attack on September 11th. For more information and registration details contact Linda Cox at 770-972-2231 or

New Descriptive Video Mailing Containers

The Special Needs Library has purchased some new red mailing pouches for our descriptive videos. Hopefully these will fit in your mailbox a little better.

Website for Macular Degeneration (MD) Information

MD Support is a comprehensive source for information on Macular Degeneration. You can read about new developments in treatment and research, find information on current clinical trials, map your blind spots, learn to train yourself to take full advantage of your peripheral vision and many more topics of interest to anyone with MD. The website is

Family Night at the (Described) Movies

The next Family Night at the Movies will be on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 pm in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing "Pocahontas" from our described video collection. Refreshments will be served.

Athens Transit Citizen Advisory Committee

The Athens Transit Citizen Advisory Committee meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 5 pm in the conference room of the Multi-modal Transportation Center. The Multi-modal Transportation Center is located at 775 E. Broad St. in Athens.

July Books

Here are some books that take place in July.

Bobby WorldWide Approved