Celebrating 90 Years

Click here to watch the online presentation, "How Audio Technology Changed the World" by veteran broadcaster, Ross Reynolds. The presentation explored the impact that audio transmission has had on society and storytelling, beginning with the first century of radio up to the modern age of audiobooks, internet streaming, podcasts, and smart speakers. Ross took questions from the audience and provided space for the audience to share their own audio memories.

Click here to watch the online reading and discussion by Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate. Rena shared her poems, talked about her writing process, her work as Poet Laureate and answered questions from the audience.

Click here to see WTBBL's Zoom webinar "90 Years of Access: A History of WTBBL and NLS" to learn more about how WTBBL has partnered with the Library of Congress to make reading accessible, and about the people and events in Seattle and across the nation that made it happen.

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