*Vale Blair Meldrum. Blair commenced with QNS as a volunteer narrator in February 1998 and was awarded Life Membership in 2008.

*VIP Book Club. The next book club event will be held on Monday 23 October.

*News & Interesting. Reader Feedback & Library For All.

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*QNS Celebrates 50YRS. 1967-2017 The Early Years

*VIP Book Club.  We were privileged enough to have Robert Tindle as guest speaker

*Donations.  A big thank you to the people and organisations who have recently made a donation towards helping QNS to continue to deliver a much needed service to the vision impaired community

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Join our first Book Club of the year “A Curious Life by Robert Tindle” on Monday 24 April 2017 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Community Meeting Room, Brisbane Square Library, George Street. Light early lunch is provided.

Please RSVP to QNS by Thursday 20 April 2017 on phone 3324 0004 or email qns@qns.net.au

“A Curious Life by Robert Tindle”

One man’s path to discovery and the breakthrough that saved thousands of lives. From the slums and religious indoctrination of northern England to front-line research institutions worldwide, stem cell pioneer Robert Tindle’s relentless curiosity led him to a remarkable career in fields as disparate as evolutionary biology and immunotherapy for cancer. From years of field work on the Galapagos Islands to pioneering breakthroughs in biomedical research in Australia and the United Kingdom, this book, conveys the excitement of scientific discovery and chronicles how his own discoveries were used to save the life of his daughter. A testament to the relentless expansion of scientific knowledge, and what this means for humankind’s perception of its identity in the cosmos, this book captures an incredible journey of discovery and the deeply personal implications of progress.

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*Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

*AGM 2016. It was wonderful to have Paul Price, a volunteer with Radio 4RPH as our guest speaker.

*Hilda Reid – Awarded the Order of Australia Medal. Hilda commenced as a volunteer narrator with Queensland Narrating Service (QNS) in 1976.

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*Disability Services Minister Coralee O’ Rourke visited QNS. We discussed about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) and sat in on a training session with one of the students from ACPA.

*Reading Between the Lines – SBS Insight. Statistcs reveal that 44% of Australians have low levels of literacy.

*Naming your Files/Chapters. By using this as a guide for naming your files, it will keep them all in order.

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Many thanks for your generous support during 2016. Best wishes to you, your family and friends for a wonderful Christmas & bright New Year.
Our office will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 to Wednesday 4th January 2017

You can now listen to the audio version of our Audio Book Catalogue April 2015 to October 2015 by clicking on the link below!

QNS audio books are supplied in CD, MP3 and DAISY format. Please contact us for information on our pricing.

*VIP Book Club. Sally Piper – Grace’s Table: Hear about this moving and often funny novel which dissects the lives of women over three generations, explores the pull and power of memory and celebrates the triumph of endurance.

*The World’s First Tablet for Blind People: The device is similar to an e-book, but uses liquid-based technology to create small, physical bubbles that rise and fall on the surface on demand to display the necessary text or graphics.

*The First Audiobook: An LP for the Blind

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Please join us to hear Sally Piper on Monday 11 April 2016 from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm at the Community Meeting Room, Brisbane Square Library, George St, Brisbane.

Grace has not had twelve people at her table for a long time. Hers isn’t the kind of family who share regular Sunday meals. But it isn’t every day you turn seventy.

As Grace prepares the feast, she reflects on her life, her marriage and her friendships. When the three generations come together, simmering tensions from the past threaten to boil over. The one thing that no one can talk about is the one thing that no one can forget.

Grace’s Table is a moving and often funny novel about the power of memory and the family rituals that define us.

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RSVP to QNS by Thursday 6 April 2016

qns@qns.net.au

(07) 3324 0004

Light early lunch is provided.

 

*Annual General Meeting: A successful AGM was well attended by our volunteer base located in Brisbane and representatives from blindness organisations, with approximately 25 people attending and sharing in conversation over a lovely lunch.

*VIP Book Club: Deb Drummond & Janice Teunis – Lingering Doubts: Hear about this compelling—if disturbing—read, for anyone who takes the interests of a just society to heart.

*QNS in the Community: Guide Dogs Expo, a great opportunity to promote our services to not only other service providers but also to the vision impaired community.

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VIP Book Club: Deb Drummond & Janice Teunis – Lingering Doubts

Sixty-six years after Reg Brown was convicted and imprisoned for the alleged sexually-motivated slaying of 19-year-old Bronia Armstrong, his granddaughters, Deb Drummond and Janice Teunis, investigated ‘The Arcade Murder’—as it was generally known—and published Lingering Doubts. If this book hasn’t vindicated their grandfather, to some extent straightening a highly-suspect official record, it has raised grave […]

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Annual General Meeting 2015

Queensland Narrating Service requests the pleasure of your company at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 18 September. RSVP P 3324 0004 qns@qns.net.au RSVP by 14 September Lunch/No lunch Click to download the flyer…

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2015 Winter Newsletter

*Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival: QNS Staff volunteered in this biennial gathering, believed to be the longest continual running Aboriginal cultural festival in Australia. *Talking book News: UQ researcher’s talking book ensures indigenous languages have longevity. *Quality Assurance: Using Audacity to edit your mistakes. Find more News on the newsletter for Winter 2015 on the link below 2015 Winter Newsletter Find more […]

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2015 Autumn Newsletter

*Be My Eyes iPhone app: A new app makes life easier for the blind, by connecting them with sighted helpers through a smartphone app. *Tactile Banknotes: The next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people who are blind or have low vision. *Close the Gap Day: Join National Close the Gap Day, Thursday 19 March […]

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VIP Book Club – Matthew Condon

Please join us to hear Matthew Condon on Monday 27 April 2015 from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm at the Brisbane Square Library George St Brisbane. In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over the next four decades, he rose to the pinnacle of […]

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The April 2015 – October 2015 Catalogue is Out Now!

The new Winter 2015 catalogue contains 19 books.  Happy reading!!! Click on the link below to download the catalogue: Winter 2015 Go to Downloadable  Catalogues

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2014 Spring Newsletter

*VIP Book Club: Barbara Duncan spoke about the trials, tribulations, pitfalls but above all the reward she gets from narrating. *QNS in the community: Present at the Disability Awareness & Opportunity Expo and the Guide Dogs Mobility Expo. *OverDrive: QNS will provide Australian and New Zealand libraries with a selection of Australian content audio book titles through this service. Find more […]

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VIP Book Club: Barbara Duncan – QNS Narrator.

Please join us to hear Barbara Duncan on Monday 29 September 2014 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Brisbane Square Library George St Brisbane. We thought it would be a great idea for participants to hear from a narrator of audio books. Barbara Duncan, nee Andrew, was born in Townsville in 1951 and moved […]

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2014 Winter Newsletter

*VIP Book Club: The first VIP book club event of this year, held on Monday 7 April, with the humorous Hugh Lunn. *National Disability Insurance Scheme: The Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services announcing that NDIA teams will be working in Townsville and Brisbane by the end of August. *Quality Assurance: Eliminating Page Turning noise […]

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The Oct 2013 – April 2014 Catalogue is Out Now!

The new Summer 2014 catalogue contains 29 book tittles, 28 of which are “Open Access” tittles.  Happy reading!!! Click on the link below to download the catalogue: Summer 2014 Go to Downloadable  Catalogues

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