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Program Type: Bilingual, Meeting, Social, Workshop

Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with with American Sign Language instructor, Kandy Bergquist, will co-host ASL Practice Place every third Thursday of the month on Zoom!

Bergquist has been studying ASL 30 years. She worked as an interpreter in school systems including special needs children, in programs for special needs adults, and privately with adults. Additionally, she worked with the deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) as an interpreter, classroom aid, and Speech Pathologist. Bergquist received specialized training in graduate school for working with the D/HH population and currently teaches ASL and Signed English at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Program is for those who wish to practice their ASL conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign in ASL as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class, but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let’s sign!

                This program is FREE and open to anyone who wishes to sharpen their ASL conversational skills. Register for this virtual program @



Start thinking about the following questions and we'll sign on the 19th!

Subject: Homes/places lived1.How many houses/homes have you lived in as an adult?2.What home was your favorite and why?3.Have you lived in any other countries other than the one you grew up in? Which other(s)?4.What is your favorite area you have lived in? Why is it your favorite?5.What is the furthest distance you've moved at one time?6.What groups/organizations/clubs do you look for when you move to a new place?7.What was the strangest reason you have moved?8.What was the oddest/most interesting neighbor you have ever had?9.What was the fewest and what was the most people you have ever lived with?10.Have you ever lived on an island?11.If you could live anywhere, where would that be?