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
October is Disability Awareness Month.
This list contains books about a variety
of disabilities and offers suggestions on how to lead a healthier life.
- RC 49629 A Manís Guide to Coping with Disability
- RC 53475 Healthy Women, Healthy Lives: A Guide to Preventing Disease from the
Landmark Nursesí Health Study
- RC 56642 Thriving with Heart Disease: A Unique Program for You and Your Family:
Live Happier, Healthier, Longer
- RC 52570 Mayo Clinic Heart Book: The Ultimate Guide to Heart Health
- RC 53832 Heart Attack: Advice for Patients
- RC 56727 When Walking Fails: Mobility Problems of Adults with Chronic
- RC 57643 Blindsided: Lifting a Life above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir
- RC 46454 Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, the Answers You Need
- RC 49634 Me and My Shadow: Learning to Live with Multiple Sclerosis
Please call us to put these titles on your request list.
Ability First Expo 2005
- WHAT: A Celebration of the potential and accomplishments of people who are
- WHEN: October 14, 2005
- WHERE: Classic Center, 300 North Thomas Street, Athens
- TIME: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
October is Disability Awareness Month. The Expo focuses on disability
awareness but more importantly, it focuses on the potential and accomplishments
of people who are differently abled.
Their goal of this event is to shift focus from labeling persons who are
physically and mentally challenged from being seen as disabled to being accepted
as differently abled. It is also our goal to create a networking of consumers
and their families and service providers while allowing hands-on experience of
new technology and aids designed to enhance the lives of persons with mental and
physical limitations. Activities include exhibits, music, speakers, childrenís
games, door prizes, and much more!
So come out and visit the Ability First Expo 2005 for a day filled with fun
and information for the entire family!!
Sponsored by: Athens Council on Blind, Athens Heritage Lions Club, Athens-Clarke
County Commission on People with Disabilities, Multiple Choices Center for
Independent Living, The Classic Center, and VISTAS.
*For more information, call (706) 549-1020.
Blind Treasures is the first auction web site dedicated for use by people who
are blind. All individuals, blindness-related vendors or organizations are
welcome to auction off any adaptive or general items they may have to sell.
There are no listing or selling fees. Check out
Please call the Special Needs Library is you are having problems with your
talking book machine. We can suggest some things for you to do over the phone
which might help the machine start working. If the machine refuses to play, we
will gladly send you another one. Donít hesitate to call with any of your
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is excited to announce the launch of
the partnership with Tickets-for-Charity, the exclusive online charitable
ticketing platform of the Rolling Stones 2005-2006 U.S. Tour. The NFB has been
designated as one of a select group of national charities to be featured on the
www.tickets-for-charity.com. web site and will receive donations through the sale
of a limited number of tickets for the Rolling Stones Tour. Tickets are
available for a price that includes the face value and a fixed donation. During
the checkout process, you will have the opportunity to direct 100% of the
donation amount to the NFB. The National Federation of the Blind is the largest
and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United
States. This donation will help improve blind peopleís lives through advocacy,
education research, technology, and programs that encourage independence and
WWW.AARP.com covers the gamut of senior issues, including health insurance,
grand parenting, Medicare, and financial planning.
The Not So Scary Internet
Here is a list of a few of the books we have about the Internet. Please note,
technology changes quickly, so some of the information presented in these books
may be slightly dated.
- RC 51780 Adaptive Technology for the Internet by Barbara T. Mates
- RC 52531 Brief History of the Future by John Naughton
- RC 55783 Everything You Need to Know about Romance and the Internet by Sheldon
- RC 57860 Using the Internet Safely by Donna Loughran
- RC 47197 Internet for Dummies by John R. Levine
- RC 42630 Internet Firewalls and Network Security by Karanjit Siyan
- RC 39665 Internet Complete Reference by Harley Hahn
- RC 51186 Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet by Art Wolinsky