[nfbmi-talk] Fw: BTBL May Computer/Book Club

Georgia Kitchen gakitchen at gfn.org
Fri Apr 29 13:53:54 UTC 2011

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From: Norris, Scott (DELEG) 
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 4:58 PM
Subject: BTBL May Computer/Book Club

Good Afternoon All, 

Saturday, May 7 the BTBL Computer Club meets to discuss accessible GPS receivers.  Stream. Our presenters J.J. and Matt from the AT Guys will demonstrate several GPS units.  If the weather is cooperative we can go outside for a test drive.  You can check what J.J. and Matt have to say at www.atguys.com or www.blindbargains.com 

The BTBL Computer Club meets from 10:30-12:30 in the BTBL public service area on the first floor of the Library of Michigan across from the elevators. 

If you are unable to join us in Lansing check out the Opal information later in this message. 

If you wish to listen to past computer club presentations go to the following link. 


One hour after the BTBL Computer Club ends; the BTBL Book Club meets from 1:30-3:00 in the BTBL public service area on the first floor of the Library of Michigan across from the elevators. May's BTBL Book club selection is DB/RC49513 Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by spencer Johnson Dr. Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager (RC 18672), presents a parable about two mice and two tiny people searching through a maze for cheese. Their behaviors illustrate how different personality types react to change. The author explains why we all should embrace having our cheese moved. Bestseller, 1998. 

If you have a computer, speakers, microphone, (optional) and Internet access you can participate in the BTBL Computer and Book Club online. 

To access the BTBL Opal Online Meeting Room use this link


Users of the BTBL online room may enter any username they wish. To enter the room as a participant, please leave the password field blank. A software plug-in is required for full access to tcConference, the webconferencing software from a company called Talking Communities that powers OPAL. The entry page to the BTBL OPAL room contains helpful information about the plug-in. A no-plug-in-required web interface also is available for Mac, Linux, and MS users who cannot (or prefer not to) install the software plug-in. Please note, however, that not all OPAL features are 

available through the web interface. 

Opal access is provided through a grant from the Library of Michigan Foundation. 

If you have further questions contact Scott Norris at the information listed below between 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday. 

See you at the computer and book club. 


Scott J. Norris

Adaptive Technology Librarian

Braille and Talking Book Library

DLARA, Michigan Commission for the Blind

V: 517-373-5516

F: 517-373-5865

702 W Kalamazoo St

Lansing, MI 48915
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