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 7th of October:

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, Salon
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!

Vernissage new acquisitions of the Arthothek
12am –  2pm, Salon
For the first time, the Artothek organizes a vernissage of new acquisitions. In a joint jury meeting the ZLB and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) decide on the purchases of both Artotheques. Today, together with artists of the selected works, the new acquisitions of the Artothek will be presented.  

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

Book Review Day – Children`s and Youth Books, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Berlin Brandenburg
1.30 – 4pm, Youth Library
Every autumn, there is a flood of new children's and youth books. In order to keep track, every autumn our experts Sigrid Heinze-Osterwald and Claudia Kuss inform about surprising, innovative and entertaining new books. From the new releases in 2018, they have selected about 40 titles that they will introduce.  

The Time Library
3 – 4pm, Reading Hall
People meet people for a conversation. A face to face and one-on-one talk. With coffee and tea. Every Sunday. The topic of this Sunday: die Weltfreiheitsglocke (the world piece bell). 

The world freedom bell

3 – 4pm, Sonic Chair / Music Library
You can hear the ringing of the Weltfreiheitsglocke, which was inaugurated on October 24, 1950 in the Schöneberg town hall in front of about 500,000 Berliners from East and West Berlin.

Reading corner

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