Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Announcement: Book Discussion of The Gold Coast

Lawyer John Sutter and his wife Susan are members of the very, very rich Long Island community known as the Gold Coast. Into the community comes Mafia don Frank Bellarosa, who is looking for some peace and quiet. The Sutter's lives soon become entwined with Bellarosa's when John is caught by the IRS and Bellarosa is charged with a drug-related murder. Imagine The Great Gatsby set in the late 1980s, with the gold leaf of the Gold Coast beginning to peel, and Gatsby not as a farm boy from the Dakotas but rather a Mafia don from Brooklyn.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Project Insect: Setting Up Artist-in-Residence Programs in Your Library

Librarians from the Johnson County Library in Kansas discuss the work of artist-in-residence Jessa Huebing-Reitinger with her husband and manager, James Reitinger.

Introduction to the Veterans History Project by the Library of Congress

Monday, May 16, 2005

Hypertension by Dr. Ishani Ali

Dr. Ishani Ali discussed the causes of, and risk factors for, hypertension. She will summarize the different types of hypertension and management, including lifestyle changes and medical treatment.

Interview with Kerri Regan, a blind Jeopardy contestant

Diana Sussman of Southern Illinois Talking Book Center interviews blind high school student Kerri Regan who was a Jeopardy contestant!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

OPAL Programs this week

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, and 8:00 Pacific:
Accessible Portable Playback Devices
There are hundreds of brands and models of portable playback devices on the market for listening to digital audio books, music, and other types of content. Which ones score high in terms of their accessibility to individuals who happen to be blind or visually challenged? This session will help you make a more informed purchase decision. Facilitated by Tom Peters.

Friday, May 6, 2005 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 9:00 a.m. Central, 8:00 a.m. Mountain, 7:00 a.m. Pacific, and 2:00 p.m. GMT:
Meet Jeopardy Contestant Kerri Regan
Kerri Regan is a high school senior who appeared on the 2005 Jeopardy Teen Tournament. She was one of fifteen contestants selected from 1500 applicants! Because Kerri is blind, Pulse Data worked to make the Jeopardy technology accessible, and Kerri used her Braille Note to write her final Jeopardy answer. Come meet this brilliant teen and congratulate her on her success! Interviewed by Diana Brawley Sussman.

Recap of the OEBF Ebook Conference held in New York City

Presented by Tom Peters

To Light Us to Freedom and Glory Again! The Role of Civil War Poetry

Presented by the Library of Congress