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(The following is a guest post by Karen Keninger, director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.) - There are times when a “best-kept secret” is exactly what you want. But not when it comes to one of the most highly valued services provided through the Library of Congress – namely the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

National Library Service for the Blind Launches New Website

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Check out the newly redesigned National Library Service (NLS) website!  NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

SC Assistive Technology Expo to be held March 26

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Don’t miss the chance to see and try products for people with all types of disabilities and age-related limitations! The SC Assistive Technology (AT) Expo is the only event of its kind in South Carolina, offered only once a year, free of charge. It’s a unique gathering of many people interested in discovering new ideas, networking with others, and expanding their horizons.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2014

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Throughout human history, technology has always impacted the way people live. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a new age of technology that raised the standards of living of people around the world and their access to goods and services. Today, technology is built in to every facet of daily living. The emergence of information and communications technologies have dramatically increased connectivity between people and their access to information, and further raised living standards. Learn more about this year's theme.

Where do you take your TBS books on tape?

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Do you take your State Library Talking Books on trips?  If so, send us a photo of yourself with your talking books and send it to us to post to our website! We love hearing from our Talking Book Services patrons and especially like to know where you take your books to enjoy.  You can send your photos and a brief description to crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov and it'll get posted at our Talking Book Services website and on our Facebook page.

Talking Book Services Student Art Gallery Reception and 2014 Awards

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The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony for the unveiling of the 2014 art installation at the South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services Art Gallery. This year's student winners will be announced and each will receive an award.

Government Shutdown Disrupts Services to Talking Book Services Patrons

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Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, beginning Tuesday, October 1, all Library of Congress and National Library Service (NLS) for the blind and physically handicapped will be unavailable.

The South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services library will continue to take calls and send materials to patrons; however, any online services provided by the NLS will be unavailable.

Talking Book Services Student Art Gallery Reception and Awards

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The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony for the unveiling of the 2013 art installation at the South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services Art Gallery.

May 16, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Please respond by May 13 to
Sandy Knowles at 803-734-4611 or
1-800-922-7818 or sknowles@statelibrary.sc.gov.

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