Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Book Discussion of Death Comes for the Archbishop

Book discussion of the 1927 novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather, held on October 26, 2005. (17.5 MB file; playback time of 51 minutes)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Book Discussion of The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion of the classic American short novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, held on October 13, 2005. Part of the Cyber-Dialogue series of book discussions sponsored by the Cleveland Public Library, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. (16.8 MB file; playback time of 49 minutes)

OPAL Overview at the Illinois Library Assoc. Conference

OPAL Program presented at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Library Association, conducted on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005. Sharon Ruda, Diana Sussman, and Lori Bell were the panelists. (19.9 MB file; playback time of 58 minutes)

Library & Information Technology Trends

Panel discussion of top technology trends affecting libraries, held in Peoria, Illinois on October 13, 2005 as part of the Annual Conference of the Illinois Library Association. Panelists include Theresa Ross Embrey, Paul Mills, Matt Gullett, and Jenny Levine. (32 MB file; playback time of 77 minutes)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

American Inventors and Inventions

From Telephone to Ice Cream Cone: Inventions and Their Inventors. The period from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century was a time of creativity and invention that forever changed American Society. Discover the how and why of these inventions through the inventors' own words, photographs, sound recordings, and film.Presented by the librarians at the Library of Congress. (20.2 MB file; playback time of 59 minutes)

Write Your Memoirs and Share Your Story

Delores L. Davis, a retired medical social worker, creator of several family books, and instructor of the "Writing Your Life Stories" class at SeniorNet of Puget Sound, will share reasons to record your life story, how to get started, tips for staying on track, ideas for making your story come alive, and what you can do with your writings when you are finished. Also, 94-year-old Don Donaldson will share his experiences writing and publishing his memoir, What's In a Name. The Washington Talking Book and Braille Library recently made an audiorecording of Mr. Donaldson's book about his experiences being blinded in a childhood accident, having his vision surgically restored while in college, and then serving for 20 years as the principal of the Washington State School for the Blind. Organized by the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. (26.3 MB file; playback time of 76 minutes)

Friday, October 07, 2005

First Fridays Arts Discussion

A presentation and informal discussion recorded on Friday, October 7, 2005. Jessa Huebing-Reitinger and James Reitinger from Project InSECT discussed their recent field work in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Their special guest was fellow artist Lacey Lewis, who presented her work in portraits. (18.6 MB file; playback time of 54 minutes)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Preview of Upcoming OPAL Online Programs

This is a 4 and a half minute preview of upcoming OPAL programs in October, plus a special event scheduled for November 17.