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


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

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, 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.

Global Explorers

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 Their website is .


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.

September Books

Here are some books that take place in September.

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