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.
Friday, March 30, 2012
This integration does not change anything for Talking Books patrons who are currently subscribed to BARD.
If you have any questions, please call the Talking Book Center at 1-800-531-2063.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
The event is designed to show appreciation to local authors and give readers a chance to meet the authors. Cafe au Libris is traditionally held at the library, but due to extensive renovations it will be held at and co-hosted by the Lyndon House this year.
This year authors Hugh Acheson, Philip Juras, Judith Ortiz Cofer and Terry Kay will read selections from their new books before offering book signings and answering questions from the public.
Books will also be availabe for purchase with cash or check.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Come enjoy the music and great company at
223 West Hancock Avenue
March 23, 2012 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cover : A Donation to the Council
If you can’t make it to the show, donations can be sent to: Attention Athens Council of the Blind 850 Gaines School Rd. Athens, Georgia 30605
Call 706-227-6142 and ask to speak to Jerrie if you need more information.
Mike Blake “Originals with a Twist” acoustic guitar and vocals
Maraiya Latulippe “Originals and Covers with an International Flair” acoustic guitar and vocals
Jamaica Miller & Maraiya Latulippe “Feel Good Music”
Jamaica Miller - vocals Maraiya Latulippe - acoustic guitar and vocals
The Vinyl Strangers “The Everly Brothers meet The Byrds through Mutual Friends the Beatles”
Joe Guerzo - guitar and vocals Reid Howland - guitar and vocals Tim Adams - bass and vocals Ian Werden - drums
The Athens Women’s Singing Circle “Folky and Traditional”
Joy Nellans Redmond – guitar, ukulele, and vocals
Judi Spears - guitar and vocals
Jamaica Miller - vocals
Brittany Swords- vocals
Winston Stephens - vocals
Liz Weaver – vocals and percussion
Diane Miller - vocals
Pindi Arora – vocals and percussion
Gabrielle Mason – vocals
Terry Salguero- vocals
Gretchen Pettis- vocals
Leah Salguero- vocals
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Knobloch's solution was to adopt Mr. Gibbs, a golden doodle trained as a service animal. Mr. Gibbs wears a special harness that carries Alida's oxygen tank and he stays beside the active toddler during the day - running, swinging, sliding, and wrestling. At night, Alida is hooked up to a stable tank and Mr. Gibbs gets a well-deserved break.
Monday, March 19, 2012
30 SCHOLARSHIPS For Blind High School Seniors through Grad School Students in the United States or Puerto Rico.
The $12,000 Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship
1 Scholarship for $10,000
2 Scholarships for $7,000 each
4 Scholarships for $5,000 each
22 Scholarships for $3,000 each
PLUS a trip to the NFB Annual Convention and other gifts to scholarship winners!
ARE YOU A LEGALLY BLIND STUDENT?
Go to: www.nfb.org/scholarships
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
2012 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
To apply: Read the rules of eligibility, the timeline, the Submission Checklist, and the Scholarship FAQ, then fill in the online Scholarship Application Form. Supply the required documents and complete one telephone interview with our representative.
Deadline: March 31, 2012
All documentation and the interview request must be received by the deadline.
NFB Scholarship Program: (410) 659 -9314, extension 2415 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET)
NFB at Jernigan Place, 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
American Action Fund Makes Free Braille Books Available Online
Baltimore, Maryland (February 28, 2012): The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (AAF) is making its free Braille books for blind children available online as downloadable BRF files. Since 1997, the AAF has provided popular and award-winning children’s books, including titles from popular series, to blind children throughout the United States as well as to libraries and other organizations that serve blind children. The books have been and will continue to be distributed by mail, but now readers and libraries will also be able to download them from the American Action Fund Web site. The BRF files are ready to be used on Braille notetakers and other Braille-aware devices.
Barbara Loos, president of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, said: “The American Action Fund is pleased to make our free Braille books for blind children available on the Internet. Technology is making Braille more widely available than ever before, and we are proud to become part of this exciting trend.”
Dr. Marc Maurer, AAF executive director, said: “Braille literacy is one of the highest predictors of success in later life for blind students, so we want to do everything in our power to ensure that blind children have free and easy access to Braille books. This initiative will set blind children on a path to achievement and independencenot to mention giving them the simple joy of reading a good book.”
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Please complete and return the order form within three weeks, so NLS can enter your order and ship your catalogs. The catalogs will be yours to keep.
Monday, March 5, 2012
This year, Books for Keeps is attempting to provide 12 books each to 2,000 students. They are currently about 10,000 books short. If you would like to donate books or funding for books, please visit http://booksforkeeps.blogspot.com/2012/02/sos.html. The deadline for donations is April 1, 2012.
Friday, March 2, 2012
There will be an introductory class "Got GADD? Downloading eBooks and Audiobooks" presented on Tuesday, March 27 at 12:15pm at the Athens-Clarke Co. Library. This is a Brown Bag Lunch program, so feel free to bring your lunch to eat while you learn!
For more information, please call 706-613-3650.
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