Center for Accessibility

Talking Book Club

Broken Harbor by Tana French is our selection for August.  Dublin murder detective Mick Kennedy and his new partner Richie Curran investigate a case in the neighborhood where Kennedy's childhood took a dark turn. The two puzzle over the deaths of a father and his small children, as doctors work to revive the wounded mother. Bestseller. 2012.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Conversation Group

Do you want to practice American Sign Language? Come to a free conversation group, where you can practice ASL in a casual atmosphere. The group meets every Monday and Tuesday from July 8 to Sept. 24 (except Labor Day) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Second Floor East Lobby.Questions?  Call 202-727-2142 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov.

Talking Book Club

Faded Coat of Blue by Owen Parry is our selection for July.

The Abbe de L'Epee as Seen Through the Eyes of Yvonne Pitrois

The Abbe de L'Epee, as seen through the eyes of Yvonee Pitrois, noted deaf-blind biographer of the early 20th century, with author and retired Gallaudet University Professor Rachel M. Hartig. ASL and Voice interpreted. The presentation will be in room A-10.For more information, call 202-559-5368.

Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford: Poems and Prose of the Early American Deaf Community

Experience the poetry and prose of the "Sweet Singer of Hartford," who was also the first teacher of Alice Cogswell, the 19th-century deaf girl famous as a student of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. Editors Edna Edith Sayers and Diana Moore will discuss and sign copies of their book on this fascinating woman.  ASL and voice interpreters will be at the event, which will be in Room A-10.For more information, call 202-559-5368

ASL Story Hour

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign Moses Goes to the Circus in American Sign Language.  After the story, the Children's Division librarians will lead craft activities.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love  will be present.  For more information, call 202-559-5368, voice or videophone.

ASL Job Club

Job Club in ASL Topic: "Adaptive, Social and Job-related Technologies, Local Wiki for resource sharing"

ASL Story Hour

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign the story in ASL. After the story, the Children's Division librarians will lead craft activities.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.Children's Division Programming Room, Room 200.For information, call 202-727-1248.

The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making

In celebration of Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15), we're hosting an author talk with Melvia M. and Ronald E. Nomeland on their book, The Deaf Community in America: History in the MakingThey will also discuss overcoming medical and pathological models in education and society and the humanization of deafness. ASL and voice interpreted. 

Low Vision Independence Through Arts & Culture

What Art Form Makes You Happy?Participants will share their favorite art form, examples encouraged.  This may be an art form you create, or appreciate of someone else's creations.We will also have a brief visit from Kathy Gosslein, Administrator of NFB Newsline for D.C. Kathy will tell us what Newsline is and a little about how to use it.  Anyone registered with the Library for the Blind is eligible for Newsline, and Kathy's presentation will be valuable for Maryland and Virginia residents, as well as those in D.C.

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