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Established February 6, 1907
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"Planning Your Community Programs" and DEAF AMERICA READS poster are available by means of free download on the FOLDA website. The poster is designed by a well-known deaf artist, courtesy of the National Literary Society of the Deaf http://www.folda.net/lib/reading.html
Two documents: "I Helped Make America Great" and "Maryland Association of the Deaf" http://www.folda.net/mail/issues.html
To access public libraries in your area, please go to www.publiclibraries.com
The Red Notebook, a project of Library for Deaf Action on behalf of the Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action Now online under the name of "Deaf Resources @ your library". To learn more about FOLDA and The Red Notebook, please visit http://www.folda.net/introduction/folda.html
Libraries may include appropriate deaf resources in their program and exhibition when observing annual events in local communities all the year round. The National Literary Society of the Deaf (NLSD) also invites the nation's libraries and deaf organizations to participate in its new reading promotion project called, "One Book" Deaf America Reads 2008-2010.
NLSD, its partners and affiliates promote deaf culture, books and literacy regardless of geographical area. http://www.folda.net/nlsd/about.htm
The month was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402. This law also requests US president to proclaim it every year.
Sponsored by the Library of Congress and five other agencies
2008 THEME "Getting Involved: Our Families, Our Community, Our Nation."
Celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. There is a newly established organization called National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Fray Pedro Ponce de Leon. One of its goals is to promote educational, cultural, economic and social opportunities for deaf Hispanics. www.nchdhh.org
Sponsored by the World Federation of the Deaf and its national organizational members http://www.wfdeaf.org/members.aspx In US: www.nad.org
2008 THEME "Human Rights through Sign Languages"
Promoting public awareness in local communities to strengthen solidarity among deaf people and to call attention to concerns important to deaf people Some places in US and other countries observe the week at different times during the year.
Several deaf organizations in all parts of the US will be hosting ASL fun related activities during the week, such as California Association of the Deaf (www.cad.1906.org) on September 26 in Sacramento at the State Capitol and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Christi Corpus, Texas (www.deaf-hh.org) in its building on September 22.
Sponsored by the American Library Association and five other national organizations and endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
2008 THEME "Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas"
Stressing the importance in ensuring our freedom to choose books we wish to read and also the freedom to express our opinion, even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Ultimately, we are not to take this democratic freedom for granted.
Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association www.ala.org/yalsa
2008 THEME "Books with Bite @ your library"
Reminding teens to spend time reading for pleasure. Research shows that teens who read for fun usually have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce.
Deaf gaming @ your library
John Egbert, the founder of this organization, was named Deaf Life's Deaf Person of the Month (August 2008).
There are several ways for deaf organizations and public libraries to work together in promoting deaf culture, books and literacy in local communities. For example, they may sponsor a library program called, "I Helped Make America (or state) Great." Local people would be asked to share stories in ASL about heroes and founders of deaf organizations. Also, they may invite deaf leader, author or celebrity to introduce "One Book" Deaf America Reads in 2008-2010 to teens and adults in the audience as well as two other books for children. "Deaf America Reads" poster and "Planning Your Community Programs" are available by means of free downloads on the FOLDA website.
Some libraries may have programs in observance of this week. The purpose of the week is to celebrate birth anniversaries of the two pioneers in deaf education who were born in the month of December -- Laurent Clerc on December 26, 1785 and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet on December 10, 1787 -- and to recognize their impact on American society since the 19th century. This week, formerly Deaf Awareness Week, was initiated in December 1974 by the D.C. Public Library.
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The Gazette of Politics and Business recently released its list of 53 exceptional businesses in the State of Maryland. It placed this deaf-owned company #2.
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All programs and exhibits are held at public libraries unless otherwise noted.
Coordinated by Alice L. Hagemeyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
National reading promotion project of the National Literary Society of the Deaf http://www.folda.net/lib/reading.html#f
Deaf library friends are encouraged to get involved. To access local public libraries in your area, please go to www.publiclibraries.com
Email program announcements to email@example.com
American Sign Language Hour
Children’s Division, Room 200 (Second Floor),
Saturday, October 11, 2008, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
"Moses Goes to the Circus," by Isaac Millman
ASL Storyteller: Amy Bopp
Saturday, November 8, 2008, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
"Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun," by Geri Keams
ASL Storyteller: Valerie Dively
Saturday, December 6, 2008, 1:00 – 2::00 p.m.
"Kami and the Yaks," by Andrea Stenn Styer
ASL Storyteller: Pauline Spanbauer
Teen and Adult Programs
Room A unless otherwise noted
Saturday, December 6, 2008, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
CLERC-GALLAUDET WEEK CELEBRATION
More details later
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
"Deaf Identity and Socail Images in 19th Century France"
Guest speaker: Anne Quartararo, author
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
February is Black History Month
"Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson"
Guest speakers: Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner, co-authors
Saturday, March 28, 2009 Time to be determined
"Dummy Hoy: A Deaf Baseball Hero"
Speaker: Steve Sandy, independent researcher
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