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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 @  https://bit.ly/3m6j2WG

 

November Discussion Topic: Gifts

Prepare to answer the following questions in ASL!

1. What is a memorable gift you received as a child?2. What is a gift you have given someone (special or memorable gift)?3. What is a recent gift you have received?4. If you could buy yourself a gift what would it be?5. Do you ever make gifts?6. Would you prefer to receive gifts spontaneously or for a special occasion?7. Do you prefer to give gifts to children or adults, or does it matter?8. Do you most often give gift cards or choose an item to give?9. Would you rather receive a gift card or a gift chosen by the giver?