Talking Books are a free public library service for the visually, physically, and reading disabled. The Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center is part of the Athens-Clarke County Library and the Georgia Library for Accessible Services. For more information about our service, please visit our website.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The website www.cozy-mystery.com is a great resource for finding new cozy mystery authors and series. Take a tour and see if any new authors sound interesting to you, then call us at the Talking Book Center to reserve the books. We can also help you find cozy mysteries you might enjoy!
Friday, June 24, 2011
GCB Council of the Blind
850 Gaines School Road
Athens, GA 30605
WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2011
WHERE: Carrollton Cultural Arts Center
251 Alabama Street
Carrollton, GA 30117
HOTEL: Jameson Inn, 700 South Park Street, Carrollton, GA 30117. Hotel reservations can be made now by calling (770) 834-2600 or toll free (800)526-3766. Be sure to tell them you are with the Georgia Council of the Blind to get the $81.75 (taxes included) per night. The hotel rate will allow up to 4 people per room. Check-in time at the hotel is 3:00 pm and the check-out time is 11:00 am. THE DEADLINE TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS IS July 12, 2011 to receive the reduced rate.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The registration fee this year is $20.00 before July 15th (postmarked) and $25.00 after July 15th. The cost of the Banquet this year is $25.00. You will be able to select your meal preference on the enclosed registration form (Please Also advise server of your specific meal preference). In order to reserve a Banquet meal, you must register before July 15th, 2011. After you have made all of your choices, total them up and put the total on the form. Make your check payable to
Georgia Council of the Blind; there is an addressed envelope for your convenience.
You can also register for the convention on-line. Go to http://georgiacounciloftheblind.org for more information.
REGISTRATION AT THE ONE-DAY EVENT:
Registration will be open at the event on the following dates and times.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th FROM 5 PM TO 7 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH FROM 8 AM TO 9 AM
GCB 2011 One Day Event Tentative SCHEDULE:
Saturday August 13, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:45 Business Meeting
10:43 - 11:45 Scholarship Presentation
11:45 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 2:00 Banquet at Little Hawaiian
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
2:00 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:30 Convention Site Presentation
3:30 - 4:30 Board Meeting
**schedule subject to change**
If you have additional questions or need any further information, feel free to contact us at the above contact information (top of page). The reigistration form and the menu are attached.
We look forward to seeing you in Carrollton!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Many times these errors are because the software on the flash drive is not compatible with the NLS player. While flash drives are a choice for BARD storage, you may wish instead to purchase the NLS-designed blank cartridges and the USB connection cord.
Here are four places you can purchase blank cartridges:
1. American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH)
1839 Frankfort Avenue
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
800-223-1839 (Toll-free customer service in the U.S. and Canada)
Contact: Customer Service
2GB Cartridge: $12.00
USB Cable: $5.00
2. Perkins Products
175 North Beacon St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 972 7308
(617) 926 2027 (fax)
www.perkinsproducts.org Talking Book Accessories section
1GB Cartridge: $10.99
2GB Cartridge: $11.99
USB Cable: $5.00
3. Howell Mobility Products
717 Louis Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067-4603
(248) 548-1788 Fax (call first)
2GB Cartridge: $11.00
USB Cable: $3.00
SHIPPING, HANDLING, AND SALES TAX CHARGES
Howell Mobility Products says: "Shipping and handling rates for small cable and cartridge orders are less than our normal rates. For shipping and handling within the U.S. add $3.00 for up to 10 items. For over 10 items, use the regular rates, which total %5 of your order with a $7.00 minimum. For shipping outside the U.S. please call us. MICHIGAN RESIDENTS please ADD 6% SALES TAX."
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 663-1111, Ext. 1245
(323) 663-0867 Fax
2GB Cartridge (order #21601): $15.95
USB Cable (order #2141): $7.95
Shipping charge of $8 per order. Customers outside California pay no state tax.
Cartridges can be loaded the same way flash drives are, and can be cleared and reused. If you have any questions about the cartridges, please call the Talking Book Center at 1-800-531-2063.
Monday, June 20, 2011
A ruling is expected by mid-August.
This information came from the New York Times article found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/18/business/18bizbriefs-FDAPANELENDO_BRF.html?_r=1&ref=health.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Please DO NOT send us mail at the Oconee Co. Library address. The Oconee Co. Library has a post office box, and does not use the Experiment Station Road address to receive mail. Sending mail to this address may cause it to be returned to you or delayed.
All mail to the Talking Book Center should be sent to:
2025 Baxter St.
Athens, GA 30606
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Assistive Media is a nonprofit online reading service for people who are visually impaired. I am sending this email as a courtesy to invite you and your patrons to access our easy-to-use free service at www.AssistiveMedia.org
Through the blessings of the authors and publishers, we provide online (mp3) recordings of in-depth journalistic articles from popular periodicals such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's and many others. All of this is free and we do not require memberships or accept advertising. We do this for the love of it.
Books are downloaded from the site www.assistivemedia.org. If you have any questions about the site, you can email them at: email@example.com.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Read about Torres' story here: www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/finally-seeing-life-in-962755.html.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Have you tried the "Cat Who..." books? Here they are, in order. Call the Talking Book Center at 1-800-531-2063 to order any you may have missed.
Books are available in the noted format: (C) cassette, (D) digital, or (B) downloadable from BARD.
The Cat Who....
(1) Could Read Backwards - 34788 (C)(B)
(2) Ate Danish Modern - 40270 (C)(B)
(3) Turned On and Off - 39656 (C)(B)
(4) Saw Red - 25132 (C)
(5) Played Brahms - 35518 (C)(B)
(6) Played Post Office - 35536 (C)(B)
(7) Knew Shakespeare - 29477 (C)(B)
(8) Sniffed Glue - 29164 (C)(B)
(9) Went Underground - 29945 (C)(B)
(10) Talked to Ghosts - 30691 (C)(B)
(11) Lived High - 33455 (C)(B)
(12) Knew a Cardinal - 33478 (C)(B)
(13) Moved a Mountain - 34783 (C)(B)
(14) Wasn't There - 35584 (C)(B)
(15) Went Into the Closet - 36441 (C)(B)
(16) Came to Breakfast - 39858 (C)(B)
(17) Blew the Whistle - 39490 (C)(B)(D)
(18) Said Cheese - 41656 (C)(B)
(19) Tailed A Thief - 44143 (C)(B)
(20) Sang for the Birds - 46432 (C)(B)
(21) Saw Stars - 47906 (C)(B)
(22) Robbed a Bank - 49500 (C)(B)
(23) Smelled a Rat - 51464 (C)
(24) Went Up the Creek - 53663 (C)(B)
(25) Brought Down the House - 55345 (C)(B)
(26) Talked Turkey -57377 (C)(B)
(27) Went Bananas - 59520 (C)(B)
(28) Dropped a Bombshell - 61762 (C)(B)
(29) Had 60 Whiskers - 63760 (C)(B)
Monday, June 6, 2011
To read the article, please visit: www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/06/01/myopia.causes/.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
801 Riverhill Drive
Thursday, June 2
2pm - 6pm
We will be open regular hours tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Don't miss today's article. You can find it at: www.onlineathens.com/stories/060111/new_837809005.shtml. You can also follow along with the ACCL Renovation Blog.
Some patrons are having trouble reaching us in Oconee. We still have our toll-free number - 1-800-531-2063. We also have a temporary local number - 706-310-3650. Both these phone numbers connect directly to the Talking Book Center. Give us a call and get your summer reading books!
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