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, Amber Wilkerson, Lavern Gordon and Dorothy Daniel

JULY 2008

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

New Descriptive Videos

Cinema Classics

Our next movie will be Thursday, July 3rd at 2:00 pm. We will be showing the descriptive video, "On Golden Pond. "

July 3, 2008

On Golden Pond 1981-Drama 105 min.  For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on Golden Pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. Starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.

August 7, 2008

Topper  1937-Comedy 100 min. Stuck in limbo after they're killed in a car crash, a couple of Manhattan socialites decide to earn their way into heaven by liberating their milquetoast banker from his straight-laced spouse and teaching him how to enjoy life. Cary Grant and Constance Bennett star with Roland Young in this classic screwball comedy.

Self Advocacy Network (SAN)

The Northeast Georgia Self-Advocacy Network in cooperation with the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities will be hosting a ten county regional forum on July 21, 2008. The forum will focus on advocacy related to reasonable accommodation and support for individual with disabilities and their family members. The forum is scheduled for 6:00 PM at the Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living, Inc., 850 Gaines School Road Athens, Georgia 30605. For more information please contact William K. Holley, Jr at (706) 549-1020.

Family Afternoon at the Movies

The next Family Afternoon at the Movies will be on Tuesday, July 22nd at 3:30 in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing the descriptive video "Land Before Time." Please note time change.

Gleams Newsletter

Gleams is a free newsletter available three times a year from the Glaucoma Research Foundation, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco. It includes information about glaucoma, new treatments, updates on research findings, and more. You may sign up to receive it in an e-mail or print version. You can also read it at their website To sign up call 1-800-826-6693 or fill out the form at the website.

Multiple Choices Has Moved

Multiple Choices has moved to a new location. The address is 850 Gaines School Road in Athens. Call 706-549-1020 for directions.

July Books

Here are some books relating to July.

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