[NFBWATlk] Fwd: Celebrating 90 years with WTBBL!
mjc59 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 3 18:24:59 UTC 2021
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> From: Danielle Miller <danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov>
> Date: March 3, 2021 at 9:00:25 AM PST
> To: MJC59 at comcast.net
> Subject: Celebrating 90 years with WTBBL!
> Reply-To: Danielle Miller <danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov>
> Celebrating 90 years!
> Today on March 3, 2021, the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) and the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) celebrate our 90th anniversary. In 1931, WTBBL was one of the original nineteen regional libraries of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) of the Library of Congress to be established under the Pratt-Smoot Act, which became law on March 3, 1931 and authorized the provision of library service to people who are blind or visually impaired.
> From records and cassettes to cartridges and books on BARD, WTBBL’s 90 year anniversary is a time to celebrate our services! The 90th anniversary will kick off with a very special virtual concert featuring jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker on March 3, marking the day that our founding legislation the Pratt-Smoot Act was signed by President Hoover and became law. The concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/5:00 p.m. Pacific on the Library of Congress’ YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/libraryofcongress).
> Throughout the rest of the year, WTBBL will host and share online programming, including both events and digital content which will be shared through our various social media channels and website. Hope you can join us for Matthew’s concert, and more of the events to come. Happy birthday WTBBL!
> Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
> Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State
> 2021 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
> 206-615-0400 | wtbbl at sos.wa.gov
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