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The ABLE Library is a free talking book and braille library service. We serve patrons who are blind and visually impaired. We also serve patrons who have a physical or reading disability that stops them from being able to read standard print. We are part of the Vermont Department of Libraries, and we serve the entire state of Vermont.

 

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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven book cover shows blue skies, gray mountains with snow covering some of them, a snowy field with a small lean-to shack, and the black figures of a man and a dog walking across the field.

Join us for the ABLE Library book club! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 16, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. We will be talking about The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller (Sound recording book number: DB105565; Large print book number: LP105565). We meet online and by phone. Please call or email us to find out how to get a copy of the book and sign up.

A square graphic. At top, a photo collage of six photos, an abstract painting, a city scene, a collage of a forest and faces, a psychedelic painting of a face, a photo of a sky and tree, a mixed media piece of a face. Below, in bold orange, it says "Masked," and includes details about the exhibit.

MASKED shows visual art work by 22 Vermont artists with disabilities. Each piece offers the artist's creative expression of the title - which came about early in the pandemic. The works are as complex and layered as the meaning of the word "masked" itself. The artists explore protection, disguise, veiling, all that is hidden, and what lies beneath.

This event will have ASL, an audio tour, assistive listening, large print and braille resources, as well as tactile depictions of some of the works. Go to the Inclusive Arts website to learn more.

The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Join us for the ABLE Library book club! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, September 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. We will be talking about The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Sound recording book number:  DB099791). We meet online and by phone. Please call or email us to find out how to get a copy of the book and sign up.