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Newsletter March 2014
We dedicate the Library Newsletter to a woman whom we all held dear – Zahava Ehrlich of blessed memory, who passed away Sunday 16 February 2014 after battling a serious illness.
Zahava worked at the Library for some 28 years, becoming Chief Librarian for the literature, lending and production departments which she managed very competently for more than six years.
Everyone who came in contact with Zahava was touched by her kindness and patience; she always had...
Library subscribers – please note: the data validation questionnaire is now available on the website!
As you are aware, we have begun a process of data validation for all our subscribers which to date has been carried out only by telephone. We are now expanding the activity and we invite anyone who has not yet been contacted to complete the identical questionnaire online at your convenience.
Please note that personal details are kept for internal purposes only and are not transferred to any other body.
Although written in the masculine, the questionnaire is intended equally for both sexes.
The questionnaire is available through the Google docs application.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Library StaffClick here to fill out the questionnaire online form
Read the Daily Paper, Every Day
New at the Library –
Each morning we will upload a file of that day’s articles (in Hebrew) to the compilations section on the Library website. The articles will be taken from Yisrael HaYom, Globes and Haaretz newspapers, and will be read by the Aharon text-to-speech engine. For your convenience you can download all the voice files of the articles in MP3 format as a ZIP file.
From now on we can all read the newspaper while we drink our morning coffee …
To access the compilations section, click here. Enjoy listening!
New TitlesContrasts : practice book :Intermediate level - proficiency level, by Carmel Rita
ntermediate level: st.3- proficiency level: st.1Navigate to the new titles page
Reader reviewsTo Listen is an Art
Hello everyone. This is a moving and enthralling book about the lives of a boy who became blind at the age of eight, and a disabled girl of the same age, how together they learn how to live with their disabilities, and the pure love that develops between them through heartbeats. I will leave you...Navigate to the reader reviews page
Weekly recommendationsIt’s the same love (Zo Ota Ha’ahava)
The aroma of donuts, the variety of shows all around us, the candle-lighting, tell us that that it is holiday time again: Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Temple and the miracle of the oil lamp that lasted for 8 days, and the days are traditionally termed ‘days of thanksgiving’ to thank God for the miracle bestowed on the people of Israel. One name for Hanukkah is ‘Festival of Lights’, and it is in this context that we remember a brilliant light that was extinguished this festival, that of the singer-songwriter artist, Arik Einstein...Navigate to the recommendations page
Donating to the Library? Please take note!
The Central Library for the Blind has been awarded the Seal of Effectiveness by the Midot organization. This seal testifies that the Library is committed to an organizational ethos that values planning and assessment and focuses on results and continual improvement, with the aim of serving its beneficiaries and bringing about a significant change in their lives.