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.
Staff: Stacey Chandler, Lavern Gordon, Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek
The Special Needs Library will be closed Thursday, November 25, for Thanksgiving
and will also be closed Friday, December 24, for Christmas.
Georgia Statewide Coalition on Blindness
The Georgia Statewide Coalition on Blindness will be meeting on Saturday,
November 13, 2004, at the Days Inn Hotel in Rome, Georgia. Registration begins
at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting will adjourn around 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the
coalition is “to come together to establish positions on all issues concerning
blind people in order that we might be able to present a united front to get the
best possible service for all blind people in the state of Georgia.” There will
be a networking dinner that Friday night (November 12, at 6:30 p.m.). For more
information, contact Marsha Farrow at 1-877-667-6815 or Peggy Chavis at (706)
(Used) Electric Scooter for sale
Mary Baker has a Rally Electric Scooter she’s trying to sell for $1000 (original
price was $2300). It’s never been outside her home. If you are interested or
would like more information, you can contact Mary at (706) 549-2243.
November Advocacy Class at Vistas
Ms. Carolyn McGonagill will be the guest speaker for the November Advocacy Class
to be held at the VISTAS Center at 337 S. Milledge Ave., Suite 200, here in
Athens. Ms. McGonagill has been the director at Tech-Able for eight years. She
began her career as a volunteer at Tech-Able after retiring from Georgia Power.
Tech-Able works with individuals with disabilities and their families and
support professionals to provide information and access to assistive technology
devices through their lending library, demonstrations, training classes and
referral system. The meeting will be held Thursday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m.
If you have any questions, call Stacey at the Special Needs Library at (706)
613-3655 or 800-531-2063.
Free Training: Braille Literacy Project
A Touch of Braille and VISTAS are sponsoring a free Braille literacy training.
The program includes Grade I and II Braille. This scholarship program is based
on the following eligibility guidelines:
Classes are scheduled to begin in January 2005. Deadline for registration is
December 10, 2004. For more information, contact A Touch of Braille at (770)
981-7150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Individual cannot be a vocational rehabilitation recipient
- Individual cannot be a potential vocational rehabilitation recipient
- Individual must be eager and self-motivated to learn and use Braille
- Individual cannot have previous Braille training (exceptions will be
Michael Barnes is looking for visually impaired and blind individuals who are
interested in playing Goal Ball. Goal Ball is played on a gymnasium floor and
consists of a heavy ball with bells in it that you roll across the floor.
Practice will be every Monday at the East Athens Community Center, starting
December 6, at 1:00 p.m. For more information about goal ball or to register,
contact Michael Barnes at (706) 353-7463 or email him at
NLS public web site
NLS is revising the home page of its public web site at
www.loc.gov/nls/index.html. The revised page will include, in a prominent
location, links to direct services provided by NLS. Web site visitors will be
able to access more information about Braille transcribing and proofreading
courses available, instructional music materials, and library service for
eligible U.S. citizens living abroad. You can find the revised page at:
There is a new One Stop Resource Site all about Disability Services across the
lifespan for families. Check it out!
Between the Goalposts
Grab your stadium blanket and coffee mug and join Reader Advisor Ginny Ryan in
the bleachers for some football fun and facts.
- RC 28562 The Boz: Confessions of a Modern Anti-Hero by Brian Bosworth
- RC 51972 Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football by John M. Carroll
- RC 44165 A Civil War, Army vs. Navy: A Year Inside College Football’s Purest
Rivalry by John Feinstein
- RC 41999 Sportswriter: The Life and Times of Grantland Rice by Charles Fountain
- RC 34010 Joe Gibbs: Fourth and One by Joe Gibbs
- RC 37789 The Whole Ten Yards by Frank Gifford and Harry Waters
- RC 39722 When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore by William Gildea
- RC 45629 Pigskin: The Early Years of Pro Football by Robert W. Peterson
- RC 32938 Paper Lion by Georgia Plimpton
- RC 23857 Heisman: After the Glory by Dave Newhouse
- RC 15900 Brian Piccolo: A Short Season by Jeannie Morris
- RC 23929 One Knee Equals Two Feet by John Madden
- RC 31616 Bootlegger’s Boy by Barry Switzer