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Newsletter November 2014
With the High Holdiays behind us and we are pleased to announce that the Library has resumed normal operation.
History and science buffs will be pleased to learn that segments from the internet radio station’s “Making History” (podcasts) have recently been uploaded to the website. Ran Levy, writer, engineer, technology journalist, and lecturer (married with three children) has for the past seven years edited the program that covers matters relating to science, technology and history. Each part presents a subject taken from a variety fields, from physics and astronomy to psychology, medicine and science fiction. The approach is light, and includes stories, amusing anecdotes and plenty of humor. Over the years the program has won a loyal following, such that more than two million people have listened to it.Click hear to read the full CLFB Newsletter
Watch the new Library video clip
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
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.