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

May 2008

The Special Needs Library will be closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day.

Vacation Reading Program 2008

"Catch the Reading Bug"

Keep a list of all the books you read or listen to between May 21-August 6, and turn it into the Special Needs Library by August 15. Our Top Ten readers will receive a prize! All cassette and Braille books qualify. Call the Special Needs Library for more information.

Younger patrons of the Athens-Clarke County Library can turn in a list of the Talking Books or Braille books or the number of hours you read this summer into the Children's Department and you can win prizes and attend special events. Contact 706-613-3650 ext. 314 for more information.

Cinema Classics

Our next movie will be Thursday, May 1st at 2:00 pm. We will be showing the descriptive video, "They Call it Murder."

May 1, 2008

They Call it Murder  1971-Drama 96 min  

When a body is found floating in his swimming pool, wheelchair-bound Frank Antrim (Leslie Nielsen) calls in the sheriff (Edward Asner), who calls in District Attorney Doug Selby (Jim Hutton). Selby soon discovers there's more than one crime to solve in this mystery based on Earle Stanley Gardner characters.

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).

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, May 27th at 4:00 in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing the descriptive video "Dumbo."

Georgia Download Destination

It doesn't look like we'll be seeing the new NLS digital player until next year and their download program requires you to purchase an MP3 player that is beyond most people's ability. Patrons of the Athens Regional Library system, which includes Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe Counties, will be able to download audio books for free starting May 5th. The new service is called Georgia Download Destination. It requires a valid library card, a Windows-based computer, Windows Media Player(version 9 or higher), Overdrive digital media software(free download) and access to the internet. Each audio book will have DRM protection which will describe whether an audio book can be transferred to a portable digital player and/or burned to a CD. Ipods can't be used at this time but may be compatible by the end of summer. The website for the new service is

Baseball Books

Here are some books relating to baseball.

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