Learn Braille during a presentation by 13-year-old Nathanael Batson of Fairfield Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. at Thomaston Public Library.

Batson loves playing the trumpet and is learning the clarinet. He is a Boy Scout on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout and he has volunteered at a school and a nursing home.

Batson also happens to be blind. He is going to read aloud from the Braille version of "Keep Your Ear on the Ball," by Genevieve Petrillo and tell us a bit about Louis Braille, the creator of Braille.

Aisha Hixon, a visual rehabilitation therapist for the Iris network, will teach participants to write their names and simple messages in Braille. The workshop will also explore and identify objects by using only the sense of touch and find creative ways to describe colors through the senses of smell, hearing, taste, and touch — but not sight.

Registration is required by calling 354-2453 or stopping by the library.