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: Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek, Lavern Gordon, Amber Wilkerson and Dorothy Daniel
The Special Needs Library will be closed Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day. We will also be closed Thursday, September 27th for Staff Development Day.
New Descriptive Videos
- DV010267 Scooby Doo
- DV010064 Land Before Time
- DV010335 Cheaper by the Dozen
- DV010351 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
- DV010358 Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
- DV010331 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
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.
Our next movie will be Thursday, September 6th at 2:00 pm. We will be showing the descriptive video, "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death."
September 6, 2007
SHERLOCK HOLMES Faces Death 1943 - Mystery, 70 min.
Summoned to the ancestral home of the Musgraves, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to prevent the murderous extinction of the whole family by decoding the centuries-old "Musgrave Ritual". A bizarre game of chess leads them into a confrontation with the culprit.
October 4, 2007
TOPPER 1941 - Comedy, 100 min
Stuck in limbo after they're killed in a car crash, a couple of Manhattan socialites decide to earn their way into heaven by liberating their milquetoast banker from his straight-laced spouse and teaching him how to enjoy life. Starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett.
Through its "Leading the Way Programs", Global Explorers, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado, offers blind and sighted high school and college students training in leadership, community service, cultural anthropology and conservation. The programs include a preparatory retreat, a 10-20 day international expedition and a follow-up community service project in the participating students' home communities. People around the world will learn about these stories of hope through a social awareness campaign and in the process be challenged to confront any misperceptions they might have had about blindness and people with disabilities. For more information call 877-627-1425 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is www.globalexplorers.org .
We would like to thank Samuel & Jean Bradley for their kind donation in memory of Dr. Ralph Fowler.
Athens Transit Citizen Advisory Committee
The Athens Transit Citizen Advisory Committee meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 5 pm in the conference room of the Multi-modal Transportation Center. The Multi-modal Transportation Center is located at 775 E. Broad St. in Athens.
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.
Here are some books that take place in September.
- RC 58697 Never Forget: An Oral History of Sept. 11, 2001 by M. Fink
- RC 59876 Jackie's Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs for grades 5-8
- RC 59935 Zenith Angle by Bruce Sterling SPY ST
- RC 60319 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer ST
- RC 60551 Sea of Sharks: A Sailor's WWII Survival Story
By Elmer Renner
- RC 60823 Tragedy at Honda by Charles Lockwood (Naval History)
- RC 60947 The Great Hurricane-1938 by Cherie Burns
- RC 61911 The Writing on the Wall by Lynne Schwartz ROM ST SE
- RC 62135 September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle
By Peter Levinson
- RC 62141 Blow the House Down by R. Baer SUS ST SE VI