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    Students meet Oskar the cat at Regional Braille Challenge. (Photos courtesy of WTBBL) Several Washington kids came to the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library in Seattle last Saturday to compete in an academic competition that promotes braille literacy. The Braille Challenge tests braille skills in five categories: reading comprehension, spelling, tactile charts and graphs, proofreading, and speed and accuracy. Any grade school student who is blind or visually impaired and reads braille is eligible to participate. Appearing at the…

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    President Harry S. Truman with Gov. Monrad Wallgren during his 1945 visit to Washington. (Photos courtesy Washington State Archives) Even though Washington state is 3,000 miles away from Washington, D.C., we do sometimes receive a visit from the U.S. president. In fact, the Washington State Archives over the years has collected several classic photos of presidents who traveled west to visit the Evergreen State. In honor of Presidents Day, we’re showing off some of the Archives’ presidential photos. President Dwight…

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    WTBBL Director Danielle Miller visits the Federal Egyptian Association for Intellectual Disabilities during her trip to Egypt. (Photos courtesy of Danielle Miller) The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library provides a comprehensive library service to Washington residents unable to read standard print. As its director, Danielle Miller is very aware of issues involving persons with disabilities. During a recent trip to Egypt, Miller had a chance to discuss and learn more about issues involving rights for persons with disabilities globally….

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    (Photo courtesy of Washington State Library) For those of you who love poetry and rank Valentine’s Day among your favorite holidays, the State Library has just the thing for you. It’s a hand-pressed book of romantic and Valentine’s Day-themed poems from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser. The book is called “Out of That Moment: Twenty-one Years of Valentines.” It was published by Brooding Heron Press, operated by former State Poet Laureate Samuel Green and his wife, Sally. The book is…

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    Secretary Wyman with the “Who Are We?” contest winners in her office. (Photo courtesy of Laura Mott) Visiting the state Capitol in Olympia is a fun and memorable experience by itself. But if you’re a student and getting an award during your visit, it’s unforgettable. That was the case for five Washington students who were honored by Secretary of State Wyman in her office Thursday for being the top chosen winners for the “Who Are We?” writing, art and film…

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