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Have you seen our new accessibility services brochure yet?  It lists all the resources we offer at the library for patrons with disabilities.  Click here to,er, access it.  You can also find a link to it on our ADA Page here

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Upcoming Programs

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Just some updates  on programs I'm working on here at the library:

The Next Chapter Book Club will have it's next meeting on Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm on the second floor. Details here.  And check out our webpage here

I'm helping out with the library's Student Leadership Council (Student Leaders) teen advisory group.  Their next meeting is on Thursday night, April 3rd, at 7:00 pm.  Details here.  If you or someone you know is a student in grades 7-12 who's looking to improve library services for your peers and/or you also want community service credit, stop by.  More details here.

(BTW The Next Chapter Book Club is also looking for student volunteers. Click here if you're interested.)

Greenwich Library Cult Films returns on May 15th with a showing of the 1994 film Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp. Check out our webpage here.

More updates to come.

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NEXTCHAPTERBOOKCLUBLOGO.pngAfter a series of cancellations due to  the weather & transportation delays, the Next Chapter Book Club will finally have its first meeting in a few months this Wednesday, March 5th at 5:30 upstairs in the library's Teen Central area on the second floor.  Details here.

The NCBC offers people with developmental disabilities (DD) to read and learn together, talk about books, and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. The club meets in local bookstores, cafés, and similar gathering places to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month between 5:30-6:30 pm.

If you know someone who'd be interested in joining, contact us here at "leave a comment".

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The ADA Coalition Of Connecticut

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ADACC.pngThe ADA Coalition of Connecticut, located in Hartford, is the state affiliate of the New England ADA & Accessible Information Technology Center.  The ADACC promotes compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act through their website and workshops. 

These workshops are, for a fee, set up to train towns, school systems, private businesses, and others on what the ADA entails,  For mor info, check out the ADACC's website here.

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GoogleGlass.pngClaire Cain MIller in today's New York Times reports that VSP, the country's top optical health insurance provider, and Google "have struck a deal to offer subsidized frames and prescription lenes for Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear".

Is this development signaling the beginning of insurance companies in general offering coverage for weable devices that access the Internet?  Especially if these devices actually improve customers' health?  See what the article has to say about this and other factors by clicking here.

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CHILDCARE.pngCourtesy of the United Way, here's a nifty online form that allows you to find the best programs for children with special needs.  The Advanced Search function allows parents and guardians to find  child care programs in Connecticut that suit their children's needs. Click here to access it.

I did a few searches  based on various criteria (age, type of program, special needs, etc.) and got prompt results. 

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NEXTCHAPTERBOOKCLUBLOGO.pngThe next meeting of the Next Chapter Book Club will take place tonight in the library's second floor Meeting Room  beginning at 5:30 pm.  For more info, click here.  

The NCBC offers people with developmental disabilities (DD) to read and learn together, talk about books, and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. The club meets in local bookstores, cafés, and similar gathering places to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month between 5:30-6:30 pm.

If you know someone who'd be interested in joining, contact us here at "leave a comment".

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PROLOQUO2GO.pngA relative sent me this link to the Wireless Zone site that promotes (and advertises) the use of tablets and smartphones for people with special needs.  For example, the site notes how the use of the Proloquo2Go app (see picture above) on tablets can make it easier for people who are autistic  to communicate to others & express themselves more.  (It's not cheap though; asking price is around $220.)

The site goes into more detail about installing mobile accessability to smartphones to enable apps like Nuance's Vocalizer.  But it's main point -that it is possible for people with autism or other disabilities to communicate with others through developing technology- is the takeaway for me. 

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NEXTCHAPTERBOOKCLUBLOGO.pngThe next meeting of the Next Chapter Book Club will take place tonight at Cosi's (129 West Putnam Avenue) beginning at 5:30 pm.  For more info, click here

The NCBC offers people with developmental disabilities (DD) to read and learn together, talk about books, and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. The club meets in local bookstores, cafés, and similar gathering places to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month between 5:30-6:30 pm.

If you know someone who'd be interested in joining, contact us here at "leave a comment".

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STEPPINGSTONES.pngOne of my colleagues (thanks CT!) pointed out that the latest online newsletter from the town's Department of Parks & Recreation has listed two "special recreation" activities for young children, teens and adults with special needs.

"There is a new social recreation opportunity for young adults ages 18-25 with mental health challenges including addiction.  The program is sponsored by the Greenwich Department of Social Services and DMHAS.  For more information, click here. "

And there's this great activity for kids:

"Stepping Stones Museum has free admission several times each month on Saturdays for families who have members with special needs."

Both sound like a lot of fun!

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