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The #TXBookChat Series Continues with "Texas Talking Book Program (TBP): What is the TBP and who is eligible to receive audio, braille, and large print books?"

When: Thursday, July 23, at 11:00 a.m CDT.   Eventbrite Registration here.

A patron of the Talking Book Program as well as a Reader’s Advisory Librarian, Laura Jean Norris has worked for the Texas Talking Book Program for the past five years. She helps patrons find the books they want and information they need in accessible formats. Previously, Laura Jean spent 15 years working as a library assistant in both public and academic libraries. Primarily a fan of historical fiction, Laura Jean's favorite book of all-time is The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.

Jaclyn Owusu is the Public Awareness Coordinator for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Talking Book Program (TBP). She started working for the program in the summer of 2016 and she travels the state of Texas promoting the services provided by TBP. Jaclyn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Communication Studies. She is enthusiastic about the importance of community education, literacy, raising awareness and advocating for services that are available for Texans with disabilities.

The #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions and programs with authors, librarians, and literary professionals. These informal “coffee chats” last about 30 minutes and offer a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. The #TXBookChat series seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.

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