Eventsundays in the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek

Each Sunday The American Memorial Library invites visitors to come participate and initiate, to share their ideas, wishes and interests and to help make the library a public and open place.

The concept of these Sundays focuses on interpersonal relationships. Various modules address themes such as participation, independence, responsibility, self-initiative and integration. These topics are the starting point of these Sunday events which are always free to the public.

Alongside regular known and experimental formats, lectures, concerts, workshops and a children's program will take place, as well as a Meeting with the sonntagsbureau during which visitors can give their personal feedback.

This is the program of 22th of July:

Meet the sonntagsbureau
11am – 4pm, Foyer
Participate! Talk to the sonntagsbureau, who organizes the Sunday programs. Every Sunday you can contribute your ideas and feedback to the program and think together about how the Sunday could be even more your Sunday.

Table Tennis
11am – 4pm, Foyer
Does you feel like taking a break from reading or watching the screen? Then play a round of table tennis. Kindly ask for equipment.

Laughter Yoga
11.15am – 12.15pm, outside
The initiative "Hauptstadt Lacht" is a circle of active Berlin-based laugh-coaches which was founded in 2006. Laughter yoga methods include numerous elements which play an important role in health and life satisfaction - such as laughter, play, dancing and social interaction. Open to all!

Zine-lab workshop
11.30am – 1.30pm, Learning Center or Garden
Find out how your stories with pen, paper and copies look like in a ZINE, explore and experiment in the workshop of steadyjob (Martin Dziallas and Corinna Wilms).

Shared Reading in German
1 – 2.30pm, Reading Hall or outside
Shared Reading is designed to help people find a language for the hitherto unknown. The sessions are facilitated by Literarische Unternehmungen.

Mini cinema with a surprise movie
2.30 – 3.30pm, Youth Library
We show a surprise movie. Everyone from 0 years can watch it seated comfortably on cushions.

Die Eroberung der Weltmeere – Documentary in German
3 – 4 pm, Salon
Who owns the oceans? For millennia, the oceans had no owners. But some paragraphs in international law have dramatically changed this understanding. The documentary by Max Mönch and Alexander Lahl explores how scientists influence political decisions that determine the future of our oceans.

The Time Library
3 – 4pm, Reading Hall or outside
People meet people for a conversation. A face to face and one-on-one talk. With coffee and tea. Every Sunday.

Reading corner
3 – 4pm, Children’s Library
Parents are invited to read stories to children in different languages. Suitable for all ages.