Summer 2010

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, 2010 in honor of Independence Day and Monday, September 6th, 2010 in honor of Labor Day.

Digital Players

We have finished sending digital players to everyone that had signed up for the waiting list. We are now going to start sending them to anyone that doesn't yet have one. If you do not want a digital player you must call us at 800-531-2063 or 706-613-3655 so we will know not to send you one.

*Also please make sure the cartridge is in the blue container with the Braille side up when you return your digital books.*

Youth Braille, Sign Language, and Computer Classes

Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living is offering Braille, computer and sign language summer classes for youth. For further information call 706.549.1020 and ask to speak to Jerrie or Robin.

2010 Georgia Council of the Blind State Convention

When: Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, August 8, 2010

Where: Unicoi Lodge and Convention Center near Helen, GA.

The Unicoi Lodge is located in a lovely mountain setting with smooth hiking trails and beautiful Smith Creek within walking distance.

Room rates will be $100.00 plus tax per room for up to four occupants. Some of the highlights of The conference will be a cookout, hay ride, and sing along to the river bottoms. Four interesting tours will also be offered:

  • Tour 1: Helen, GA
  • Tour 2: Anna Ruby Falls
  • Tour 3: Smithgall Woods State Park Nature Center
  • Tour 4: Babyland General Hospital, home to the famous Cabbage Patch Kids

For those not interested in participating in the tours, craft classes will be coordinated by Unicoi's full time, on-staff activities director who is working closely with the GCB convention committee to design activities appropriate for the visually impaired.

The Stephens and Greater Hall County chapter members are excited about this conference and look forward to hosting the event. August is the prime tourist season for Helen, so make your reservations as soon as possible. For room reservations, call: 1-800-573-9659, or 706-878-2201, and ask for extention 271 or 272. Request rates for the Georgia Council of the Blind. Reservations must be made at least one month before the conference-convention.

Self Advocacy Network

The Self Advocacy Network meeting is held on the first Tuesday, of every month at 6:00 PM, at MULTIPLE choices Center for Independent Living, 850 Gaines School Road, Athens, Georgia. For further information call 706.549.1020.


VISTAS CENTER, a Resource Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is looking for persons with a visual impairment to participate in computer, Orientation & Mobility and Rehab Therapy programs. You must be 55 years of age or older and have a severe visual impairment to participate. Call 706-995-2216 for more information.

Effective Communication Seminar

There will be an Effective Communication Seminar presented by the Fanning Institute on Friday, August 6, 2010 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. The cost of the seminar will be $25.00 for GCB members and $50.00 for non members.

WHERE: Unicoi Lodge and Convention Center, 1788 Hwy 356, Helen, GA 30545.

For further information contact Bill Holley 706.549.1020

The Athens Council of the Blind meetings are held on the fourth Saturday, of every month from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Multiple Choices, 850 Gaines School Road, Athens. For further information call 706.549.1020.

Summer books

  • RC 66205  The Gainesville Ripper: A Summer's Madness  By Mary S. Ryzuk VI ST SE
  • DB/RC 67504   Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire  by Alex Von Tunzelmann
  • DB/RC 67606   Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4   by Jim Butcher ST SE VI
  • RC 67729   Summer By the Sea   by Susan Wiggs SE
  • DB/RC 68006  Summer Blowout   by Claire Cook ST SE
  • DB/RC 68137   Dark Summer   by Iris Johansen VI ST SE
  • DB/RC 68387  A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art and Scandal In the Intersecting Worlds of Dickinson,Twain, Stowe, and Martin J. Heade  by Christopher Benfey
  • DB/RC 68539  Black Rabbit Summer   by Kevin Brooks VI ST
  • DB/RC 69392   Life Without Summer   by Lynne R. Griffin ST SE