April 5, 2016Telling America’s Stories
by Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Library of Congress, Madison Building
Montpelier Room, sixth floor
101 Independence Ave, S.E.
Public contact: Center for the Book 202-707-5221; firstname.lastname@example.org
Program contact: National Literary Society of the Deaf, Inc. 301-563-9062 - Alec.email@example.com
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the National Literary Society of the Deaf, Inc.
Free and open to the public, no tickets are required.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org
the morning part of this program, the National Literary Society of the
Deaf, Inc. (NLSD), a reading promotion partner of the Center for the
Book, will demonstrate how historical events and forces have shaped the
ways that deaf people define themselves as a culture today. The
afternoon part of the program will be devoted to workshops.
program is a fine example of how the more than 80 partners of the
Center for the Book work with us to sponsor programs that support our
mission of promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy," said John
Y. Cole, the center’s director. "The National Literary Society of the
Deaf. is helping us reach a community that is not always well
understood by the general population."
"The National Literary
Society of the Deaf, Inc. is honored to be a reading promotion partner
of the Center for the Book," said Alec McFarlane, president of the
society. "Our program examines deaf history and culture and their
impact upon America, one author at a time,"
The schedule of events
10:00 a.m. - noon
Deaf Cultures: Presentation Series and Book signing
- Introductions and brief remarks by special guests
- Librarian and 4th past NLSD President, Ricardo Lopez, Deaf Cultures, "History and Origins of the NLSD"
- Author, Myron Uhlberg,
Deaf Cultures, Children. He will talk about his 8th new book
called "The Sound of All Things." His experience found in the sights
and sounds of the 1930’s Brooklyn and Coney Island through the eyes and
ears of a hearing boy and his parents. Sponsored by Peachtree
- Author, Dr. Harry G. Lang,
Deaf Cultures, Adults He will talk about his upcoming
book, "American Civil War Through Deaf Eyes." He will relate
fascinating tidbits of history where members of the deaf community have
literally been at history's doorstep, He is also author of ten
books. Sponsored by Gallaudet University Press
Book sales and optional tour of Library during the day
2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Deaf Cultures, Discussion/Workshop series
Brief presentations and discussions covering the following topics
- Copyright and Fair Use, by Chaim Levinson, U.S. Copyright Office
- A Researcher's Perspective: Finding Historical Documents at the Library of Congress, by Dr. Harry G. Lang, author of ten books
- Deaf Cultures, "Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell: American Parent" and "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) led by three librarians: Alice L. Hagemeyer, Noah Beckman and Ricardo Lopez
- A Dramatic Presentation: "Deaf Culture by the Seas: A Famous Seafaring Adventure from 1816," by Wesley Arey, National Deaf Grassroots Movement.
- The Library of Congress Internship Program and Other Internship Possibilities, by Travis Painter, Library of Congress.
Library of Congress (LOC) and The Center for the Book (CFB)
is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest
library in the world. CFB was established by Congress in 1977 to
“stimulate public interest in book and reading.” A public-private
partnership, CF sponsors educational programs that reach readers of all
ages through its affiliated state centers, collaborations with
nonprofit reading promotion partners.
National Literary Society of the Deaf, Inc. (NLSD)
Inc. was founded on February 6, 1907 by a group of students at the
Kendall School at Gallaudet University who wanted to promote literature
and books, reading and debate. The society promotes deaf culture, books
and literacy through programs and exhibits, particularly at public