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

MAY 2007

The Special Needs Library will be closed Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial 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, May 3rd at 2pm. We will be showing "Charade". Refreshments will be served.

May 3, 2007

CHARADE 1963 - Drama, 113 min Cary Grant is the mystery man intent on helping Audrey Hepburn find a fortune hidden by her murdered husband - if she can survive the lethal competition from his ex-partners in crime.

Family Night at the (Described) Movies

The next Family Night at the Movies will be on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 pm in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing "Aladdin" from our described video collection. Refreshments will be served.

Ziegler Magazine Commemorates 100 Years

Nearly 30 years before the Library of Congress program of books for the blind, there was the Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind. The inaugural issue in March, 1907 contained congratulatory letters from Helen Keller, Grover Cleveland, and Teddy Roosevelt. Mark Twain called it "one of the noblest benefactions" of his lifetime. This general interest monthly magazine has been funded by an endowment of an heiress to a family fortune made in the baking powder business. Matilda Ziegler was also the mother of a blind son. Each issue contains a Readers Forum section, as well as articles from a variety of magazines. The magazine is free and is currently sent to readers in over 90 countries. It is available in braille, on cassette, by e-mail, or online at

Newsline Now Offers TV Listings

Now, Newsline subscribers can independently access their local TV listings in an extremely interactive manner, all in one place, only a telephone call away. By simply entering your zip code, your source of TV reception (Comcast, Dish Network, etc.), and your time zone, you will have quick and easy access to local TV listings. The listings are interactive, and you can navigate and choose between date, time, and/or channel listings. After entering your zip code, you are presented with a list of cable and satellite providers in your area. The TV Listings feature of Newsline uses the Zap2it television listings, a product of Tribune Media Services and the leading source of entertainment listings in the country. Anyone who is unable to read print due to a disability can sign up for Newsline and the free TV Listings. Contact the Library to register or for more information.

Reading Website

If you have access to a computer, there is a free downloadable program at that will magnify, and/or read aloud text from a web page, e-mail message, or scanned document. There is also a pay version that has more features.

Start off Spring with a little Spring Cleaning...

Many of you still have books needed by other readers. Please return any finished books to us as soon as you can. It may be time to do some spring cleaning as well! We would appreciate if you or someone could check closets, look under beds, and check classrooms at school. Also, if you have any magazines you are no longer interested in, please make sure you return the green containers back to us. We are running short of the green containers that your talking books are mailed in. If you have extra green containers lying around, please send those in to us.

Notes to the Library

Please remember to put your name and other identifying information on any notes that you send to the library. We check in the tapes by their mail cards and once they are separated from the books we can no longer identify who the last patron was that had a book. Thanks.

May Books

Here are some books about holidays, events and characters named May.

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