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

June 2008

Family Connect

FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources. The site also features a mom-authored blog, inspiring video testimonials from families, and articles authored by parents and experts in the field of blindness on multiple disabilities, technology, education, and more. From the personal to the professional, families will find all the resources they need to raise their children from birth to adulthood. Their website is


We would like to thank James Shearon for the kind gift in memory of Mary Perriella. We would also like to thank the family of Hubert Hart for the kind donation of a Perkins Brailler.

Cinema Classics

Our next movie will be Thursday, June 5th at 2:00 pm. We will be showing the descriptive video, "The King and I."

June 5, 2008

The King and I 1956-Musical

Musical featuring Yul Brynner's Academy Award winning performance and Rodgers and Hammerstein's score, it tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anne, who comes to Siam as a schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860s. She soon finds herself at odds with the king (Brynner).

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.

Self Advocacy Network (SAN)

The purpose of the Self Advocacy Network (SAN), is to advocate for issues and/or concerns of individuals with disabilities. Multiple Choices is hosting the Self Advocacy Network on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm at Multiple Choices CIL located at 999 Gaines School Rd in Athens. For further information you may call 706-549-1020.

Family Afternoon at the Movies

The next Family Afternoon at the Movies will be on Tuesday, June 24th at 3:30 in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing the descriptive video "Spy Kids." Please note time change.


Spoken-Web is a Web portal, managing a wide range of online data- intensive content like news updates, weather, travel and business articles for computer users who are blind or visually impaired. The site provides a simple, easy-to-use interface for navigating between the different sections and articles. Using the keyboard to navigate, a person who is blind or who has a visual impairment can hear the full range of an article content provided in a logical, clear, and understandable manner. The website is

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