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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.

800-531-2063, 706-613-3655

Email: specialneedslibrary@athenslibrary.org

Staff: Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek, Lavern Gordon, Amber Wilkerson and Dorothy Daniel


March 2008

Family Afternoon at the Movies

The next Family Afternoon at the Movies will be on Tuesday, March 25th at 4:00 p.m. in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing the descriptive video "Chicken Little."

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

The BVA is an organization of veterans who have had vision loss and ONLY veterans of the U.S. military are eligible to join and utilize their services and programs. There are BVA Chapters in each State and they also divide their memberships into several regions that parallel the Veterans Administration's regional divisions. The BVA has a National magazine, many regional publications and an active presence on the Web. For more information call 800-669-7079 or visit their website www.bva.org.

Cinema Classics

Our next movie will be Thursday, March 6th at 2:00 pm. We will be showing the descriptive video, "Bells of San Angelo."

March 6, 2008

Bells of San Angelo  1947-Western, 77 min

Texas Border Ranger Roy Rogers takes on a gang of smugglers with the able assistance of Dale Evans, Andy Devine and Trigger ("The Smartest Horse in the Movies"). With all the fistfights, chases and shootouts, there's barely time for a few toe-tapping tunes. Great fun on the range.

April 3, 2008

The 39 Steps  1935-Mystery, 83 min

A strong-willed young woman who wants no part of him is Robert Donat's only hope of surviving a deadly spy ring in this renowned Alfred Hitchcock classic.

Job Accommodations Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodations Network (JAN) is not a job placement service; they do however, provide information on the American's with Disabilities Act and can give you job accommodation ideas. JAN is an information network and consulting resource that enables qualified workers with disabilities to be hired or retained.
They bring together information from many sources about practical ways of making accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. Call them toll free 1-800-526-7234 or visit their website www.jan.wvu.edu.

Athens Council of the Blind

The Athens Council of the Blind meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 11:00 a.m. in the conference room at Multiple Choices CIL at 999 Gaines Shool Rd in Athens. Come and join us!!!

Toll-Free Hotline For Air Travelers With Disabilities

The hotline will provide general information to consumers about the rights of air travelers with disabilities, respond to requests for printed consumer information, and assist air travelers with time-sensitive disability-related issues that need to be addressed in "real time." Effective October 1, 2006, the hours for the hotline are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday except federal holidays. Air travelers who experience disability-related air travel service problems may call the hotline at 1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455-9880 (TTY) to obtain assistance.

Athens Council of the Blind Music Fundraiser

There will be a music fundraiser on Friday, April 11th from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at Little Kings which is on the corner of Hancock and Hull in downtown Athens. Performers include The Box Devils, The Vinyl Strangers and The Earlier Worms. You can call the Special Needs Library at 706-613-3655 if you need directions.

March Books

Here are some books relating to March:

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