In the Community: Free ASL Classes at the Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners
Sundays: March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Five sessions (FREE) for individuals who wish to learn basic American Sign Language
Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
The emphasis will be placed on communication with deaf and hard of hearing individuals through vocabulary development, conversation, and practice. These
sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language.

FUNDED by Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC).

Sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Note: This class is not affiliated with Stories By Hand, and this information is provided for informational purposes.

 

 

In the Community: Free ASL Classes at the Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners

FIVE FREE SESSIONS
Sundays: October 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Libraries, Germantown Library (Lower Level)

19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

Learn to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals through vocabulary development, conversation, and practice.  These sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language.

Register online at the library website  or call the Germantown Library at  240-777-0110.

Note: These classes are not affiliated by Stories By Hand.  This information is provided as a resource to those seeking ASL instruction in the community.

In the Community: Baltimore’s Biggest ASL Class

BALTIMORE’S BIGGEST ASL CLASS
Community Sign Language Gathering

Tuesday, September 20 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Hearing and Speech Agency Auditorium

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Free admission. Refreshments available for purchase in the lobby.

ABOUT THE CLASS: Lessons on Deaf culture, history and awareness.  Join us as we come together in an ASL-rich celebration of communication! This program is presented entirely in sign language and while no voice interpretation will be provided, we invite anyone to attend – whether they are fluent in ASL or not. This event is in participation with our Fall 2016 ASL classes.  For more information, please visit www.hasa.org.

In the Community: ASL Classes for All Ages at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED FALL 2016

SEPTEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 15

EVENING CLASSES 
(Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 | ASL 4 | ASL 5 | Children’s ASL

MORNING  CLASSES
(10:00 a.m. – Noon)
ASL 1: Tuesdays | ASL 2: Wednesdays
ASL 3: Thursdays | Signing for Seniors: Fridays

SPECIAL CLASS OFFERING
ASL for SLPs & Audiologists (Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
This course will combine introductory level skills with specific content, which will allow the audiologist or speech-language pathologist to conduct an interview, determine communication needs and work with interpreters within their practice setting.
The course will combine the elements of ASL I-III with specific vocabulary selected from educational and medical terminology. 
(Approved for CEUs by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists)

For pricing and registration information, click here.

In the Community: ASL Classes in Baltimore and D.C.

D.C. Library to provide free beginner-level ASL classes during summer 2016

The D.C. Public Library will provide two series of free beginner-level ASL classes this summer. These are progressive sets of classes with each class building on the vocabulary and conversational skills learned in the previous classes in the set. Each series will cover 100+ ASL vocabulary words, fingerspelling, numbers, and ASL conversational skills.

Mondays: June 6 through August 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
Saturdays: June 11 through August 13, 4-5:30 p.m.

Registration is not required. However, space is limited, so participation on a first come, first serve basis, and is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the classroom.

Both series will take place at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Room 215, Center for Accessibility, 901 G Street, NW.  For more information, see http://dclibrary.org/

 

Community ASL Classes at the Hearing and Speech Agency in Baltimore

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED SUMMER 2016

JULY 12 – AUGUST 16

SUMMER FUN SIGNS: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ASL FINGERSPELLING: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SIGNING FOR SENIORS: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
BABY/TODDLER SIGNS: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CHILDREN’S ASL: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Summer Fun Signs Course Fee is $100, with no required materials. Signing for Seniors Course Fee is $100 plus $85 for required text.  Children’s ASL classes are $100, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $50.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

In the Community: Free ASL Classes at the Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners
at Germantown Library

Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m

April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1

Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd,  Germantown, MD 20874

Five sessions (free) for individuals who wish to learn basic American Sign Language. Register online now and only once for all five sessions.   The emphasis will be placed on communication with deaf and hard of hearing individual through vocabulary development, conversation, and practice. These sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language. 


Funded by Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC). Sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries

 For more information, call at 240-777-0110, or email  MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED SPRING 2016

APRIL 12* – JUNE 14
*EVENING CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY APRIL 12.  ALL OTHER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK ON APRIL 11 ON THE APPROPRIATE DAYS.

MORNING CLASSES
ASL 1: Monday 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 3: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Signing for Seniors: Fridays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, ASL 5, Children’s ASL

Adult ASL classes (10 weeks) are $150. Course materials (book with DVD) are required for your ASL 1, ASL 2, and ASL 3 and cost $85. Once purchased, course materials are good for levels 1, 2, and 3, so they only need to be purchased once. Course materials required for ASL 4 and  ASL 5, need only be purchased once. Summer Fun Signs Course Fee is $100, with no required materials. Children’s ASL classes are $100, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $50.

For more information and to register, click here.

In the Community: DCI Easter Party

Deaf Camps, Inc. Easter Party

Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 4:30-7:00 PM

Location: Christ Church of the Deaf, 1040 S. Beechfield Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

All ages and all signing levels welcome!

Admission includes:

* Pancake supper
* Signing Easter Bunny
* Easter egg hunt – begins at 5:15pm
* Crafts

All ages and all families welcome!
Admission: $6 per person
Children under 12 will receive a FREE picture with the Easter Bunny. Additional pictures $3 each.

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2016 scholarship fund.

 

 

 

In the Community: Book Discussion Group in ASL

Montgomery County Public Libraries Book Discussion Group in 

American Sign Language

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.

Germantown Library (Group Study Room in the Children’s Room), 19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

51eQvANUsnL__SX322_BO1,204,203,200_The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

Summary: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

 

Copies of the book are available at the Germantown Library for pick up.  Other arrangements can be made for you to pick up your copy.

 

For more information or to make other arrangements to pick up your copy, contact Susan F. Cohen of Library Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community at MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov (videophone: 301-637-2964;  TTY: 240-777-0958)

Did You Know…

In the Community: Kiwanis Breakfast and Deaf Camps, Inc. Flea Market

KIWANIS Fall Country Breakfast & Deaf Camps, Inc. Flea Market!    

kiwanis Sponsored by: The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE in Ellicott City and Howard County!

WHEN: Saturday, November 14th from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane-Ellicott City, MD 21042

COST: All-you-can-eat breakfast ONLY $8.00 for adults.  Children under 8 eat FREE!         

CONTACT: Gus, phone 410-465-1891(katsamg@yahoo.com)

Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast (including pancakes, eggs, Boarman’s sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits and beverages)!

logoFlea Market proceeds will support Deaf Camps, Inc., a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, safe, communication-rich camps that promote the physical, spiritual, and social development of Deaf/hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language!