[booksandbeyond] Stop By the Bookshare Community Room Tuesday, July 24, 2007

  • From: "Nancy Lynn" <freespirit52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Missouri List" <Missouri-l@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 14:11:45 -0500

From now on I'll circulate these announcements widely.


Excitement ran high throughout the 36-hour Bookshare Community party Friday
evening and Saturday morning  as participants played games, described their
costumes and the Harry Potter character  they depicted, ate lots of virtual
Harry Potter food and drank a lot of virtual Harry Potter beverages, heard
the countdown in London where the first Book 7 went on sale, heard a tiny
bit of J. K. Rolling reading the book to several thousand in London, heard
Jim Dale reading a bit of the the book at the large Borders gathering in New
York, listened to a 30-minute interview with the author conducted by Stephen
Fry, and much more, but it is safe to say that the high point of the party
really occurred when Christopher Friendly from the Bookshare Office
announced at 4:21 a.m. Saturday that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
was in the Bookshare collection ready for download. Kudos to Carrie and
Christopher for their tireless effort to make this happen.

Although no special plans have been made for Tuesday evening, stop by
anyway. We'd love to hear your reaction to the final book in this much
talked about series. Did it end the way you anticipated? Or, you just might
find answers to a book scanning or validating problem or learn more about
how to search the collection.We know for certain, though,  that you will
find a group of book lovers ready to discuss their special reading interest.

Date:  Tuesday, July 24, 2007.

Time:  5:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m.
Eastern and Wednesday 00:00 GMT.

Where:  The Bookshare Online Community Room.

There is no charge to attend this event. All you need is a PC running
Windows 2000 or later, an Internet connection, a sound card, and speakers. A
microphone will be needed to allow you to interact audibly with each other.
If, however, you do not have a microphone, text chatting will be allowed.

To join this community of book lovers, click on the Bookshare Chat Room link
on  the Accessible World Home page at:


or use the following direct link:  http://tinyurl.com/2avczp

If this is the first time you have entered a Talking Communities chat room,
or the conference client has been updated, you will need to install and then
run the Talkcom software. It is very small and safe to install on your

When the installation is complete, you will be returned  to the sign-in
screen. Select the Enter Room button. Enter your first and last name, Leave
the Password field blank. tab to the log in button, and press Enter.
That's it. You will be in the room and can begin talking with others in the
virtual audience by pressing and holding down the Control key.

Don't hesitate to invite all your friends. Seating is unlimited and  All
events are FREE! Also, stop by the chat room anytime to visit with friends
or get immediate answers to Bookshare issues.

See you Tuesday, July 24!

For additional information, contact:

The Accessible World
Pat Price, Events Coordinator
Bookshare Community:  http://www.tinyurl.com/2avczp
Email:  pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx

This online live event is entirely an activity of Bookshare volunteers that
is  sponsored by the Accessible World in partnership with Talking

Susan Lumpkin, Co-Facilitator
Bookshare Chat Room

Media Contacts for Additional Information:
Robert Acosta, Chair, Planning Committee
Helping Hands for the Blind
Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx

Pat Price, Events Coordinator
The Accessible World Symposiums
Skype: patprice1
Email: pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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