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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


November 2007

The Special Needs Library will be closed Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving.

Holiday Open House Friday, December 21, 2-5pm

Come join library staff and patrons at our Holiday Open House! We will have light refreshments and lots of fun. We will also be showing a holiday-themed descriptive video at 2:30 in the Auditorium. Hope to see you there!

New Time for Movies

Our Family Night at the (Described) Movies has a new time. We will now be showing movies at 4pm instead of 6pm. This program is the 4th Tuesday of the month and features a family-friendly described movie. All movies are shown in the Athens-Clarke County Auditorium.

Cinema Classics

Our next movie will be Thursday, November 1st at 2:00 pm. We will be showing the descriptive video, "And Then There Were None."

November 1, 2007

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE  1945 - Mystery, 99 min

At the invitation of an unknown host, ten strangers with no discernable connection spend the weekend in a manor on a remote island. One by one, they're dispatched by bizarre twists on the verses of a nursery rhyme. A superb adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery.

December 6, 2007

AT WAR WITH THE ARMY 1950 - Comedy, 91 min

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in this song- and gag-filled farce. At the Stateside military base where Dean's a staff sergeant and Jerry's a mess cook, the two pals find themselves constantly in trouble with a loudmouth drill inspector, a conniving supply sergeant and a hen-pecked captain.

Bookshare.org

The Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Federal Department of Education made a major five-year award of $32 million to Bookshare.org. This will further the objectives of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), by supplying high quality textbooks and educational materials to students with special needs. This funding is to fully support all schools and students 26 years old and under with qualifying print disabilities in the United States, K-12 and post-secondary. The students will have access to the entire Bookshare.org collection of accessible electronic books and to software for reading those books. As of October 1 the schools will no longer be charged for these students to join Bookshare.org. It is also expected that over 100,000 new educational titles in high quality DAISY and Braille formats will be added over the next five years, getting students the terrific quality textbooks they need for academic success! For more information visit: www.bookshare.org

Read This To Me

ReadThisToMe.org is a free service for blind and visually impaired people in the United States which offers to read articles, food cans, handwriting, or just about anything else over the phone. Volunteers will call the blind person and read the document. To use the service, one needs to fax the document to 877-333-8848 including a cover sheet with the phone number for the volunteer to call back. The service is free, though donations are accepted. Visit: www.readthistome.org or call 877-333-8847 for more information.

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.

November Books

Here are some books that take place in November.

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