Many thanks to all who attended our 2013 Fall Festival on October 12th. Thank you also to our audiobook narrators, our New Jersey authors, and to our volunteers. We also give thanks to our keynote speaker, Mary Jane Clark. It was a beautiful day and much fun was had by all.
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center honors women's history month! Have you heard of Braiile Without Borders? It is an international development organization which creates training programs and Braille printing centers to serve the vision-impaired.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has declared March as "MS Awareness Month." Find more information on MS, connect with local support groups, and learn how you can promote MS awareness in your community. There are two chapters that serve New Jersey:
The 36th Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey is taking place this weekend, November 9th-11th at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Clark, New Jersey. Convention information and registration materials are available at this web site: http://www.nfbnj.org/convention.php .
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has a mobile service office that visits veteran service organization posts around the state. On October 11th and 12th, TBBC's Adult Services Outreach Coordinator, Mary Kearns-Kaplan, joined the DAV on two of its mobile service office stops: at VFW Post 4374, Chapter 74 in Freehold and at VFW Post 4703, Chapter 77 in Jackson.
Members of TBBC's Book Club, "The Get Together," were guests, on October 6th, at the home of authors Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella! Lisa Scottoline, is the author of several books including Come Home and Don't Go (coming to bookstores on April 9, 2013).
The Little Rock Foundation in Voorhees NJ issued this press release for Blindness Awareness Month. Read the story below about Rocco Fiorentino, an accomplished jazz musician from New Jersey and the inspiration behind the Little Rock Foundation: