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Celebrate 200 Years of Braille Family Event

Banner image that shows a photo of 4 children using braillers together. Text reads "Celebrate 200 Years of Braille with Understanding Our Differences"

Follow the “Braille Trail” for some interactive family fun and learn about Braille!

Saturday, March 9th
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Newton Free Library, Children’s Program Room
330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459

Kid drawing of a very hip blind girl reading the Braille label on the bathroom sign that says "girls"Did you know that some people read with their fingers? Join Understanding Our Differences to learn how this is done using Braille. This system of raised dots was created by Louis Braille 200 years ago to help blind people like himself read and write, and is still in use today! Follow the “Braille Trail” of engaging hands-on stations with braille books and games, tactile maps and current technology, meet students who use braille every day, and make your own braille bookmark to take home! Great for ages 5 and up

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Close-up photo of two different hands reading a braille and print book

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