Blind, Low-Vision Aids At The Library

July 14, 2016


We enjoyed a visit from Tommy Johns last week.  He did a children’s program of magic and puppets in the morning and a Teen Program on entrepreneurship called Teen Boss in the afternoon.  As usual, we had a good crowd.  


This week’s children’s program is a movie.  We’ll be showing Zootopia on Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m.  Come one, come all.

On Saturday, July 23, we will have a Family Game Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  We will have board games out and electronic games, and Pokemon Go will be downloaded on all our tablets if you want to give it a try.

We get frequent requests for beginner’s computer classes, so we’re offering them again.  We will have two sessions on Tuesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The classes are FREE.

Don’t forget that the Dade County Historical Society will be conducting another genealogy workshop on Saturday, July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


July will end our Summer Reading program for the kids, but we still have a couple more adult programs planned for August. Watch this column for news on that.  The August Book Club will meet on Tuesday, August 16, to discuss Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White.  

If you know someone who is blind or has low vision, we have some tools on loan at the library that might help. We have a video magnifier, a text-to-speech converter and a high-contrast keyboard.  We would like to have people try these out because we will be able to purchase at least one of the pieces of equipment and we need to know which one would be the most useful for our patrons.  This equipment will be on display at the library through September.

For folks interested in local history, we have several books for sale at the library:  History of Dade County, Volumes I and II; Dade County, Georgi,a Cemeteries; Dade County Marriage Book C (1888-1901); and books by local author Nancy Parker Lynch.  We also have a shelf of books written by local authors to check out.

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