June 2009 Archives

Disabled American Veterans

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As the news media has noted (such as in this article), the US has begun pulling out its forces from Iraq's cities, allowing that country's forces to maintain the peace there themselves.   But while several thousand US troops from Iraq will be sent over to Afganistan to assist soldiers, almost as many troops will be returning home with various physical and emotional disabilities received during their service in the Middle East.



DSCI0001-1.JPGOne of my colleagues was nice enough to put together a display highlighting Science Fiction and Fantasy novels and short story collections that the library carries on the first floor near the "New Releases" section, by the stairwell.  Please check it out if you get a chance, as the display will be taken down next week for another collection of genre/subject specific books.

The Voluntary Services for the Blind (VSB) of Fairfield County has been assisting visually impaired persons since 1993.  Located in Stamford, the VSB provides volunteers to assist the visually impaired in such tasks as clerical work, shopping, reading and transportation.  Currently looking for more volunteers to help their clients, the VSB can be contacted by phone (203-324-6611) or by email from this site which gives further background on them.   

The Call of Cthulhu on DVD

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51EyIRBANAL__SS500_.jpgH.P. Lovecraft's classic 1928 short story, "The Call of Cthulhu" was faithfully adapted in cinematic form in 2005 by director Andrew Leman and screenwriter Sean Branney under the supervision of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society and is now available on DVD from the library.


The Connecticut Disability Advocacy Collaborative (CT-DAC), which holds its meetings at the Norwalk police station on the last Wednesday of every month, works to improve services for the disabled who live and work in the state.  The CT-DAC's current focus is on the proposed cuts in funding by Governor M. Jodi Rell for several disability-related programs and services, which they go into more detail about here in their online Calendar of Events.  Persons wanting to contact the CT-DAC for information about their efforts to assist persons with disabilities can go here

Governor Rell's office can be reached by email here if you wish to let her know about how you feel about the proposed cuts in service. 


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