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 20th of January:

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!

Shake Shake Theater
11.30am – 1.30pm, Youth Library
You are invited into the fantastic spheres of the multilingual puppet, mask and shadow theater and design your own stage heroes in a workshop. For young and old from 2 years.

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 Swapping
1 – 4pm, Foyer
Bring your books that dust on the shelf and exchange them for new favourites! Children's books, non-fiction, fiction, prose, various languages, paperback, rarities – all welcome!

DJ Workshop with Carl Schmeller
1 – 4pm, Learning Centre
Get to know the basics of mixing with a DJ controller with DJ Carlzon to achieve perfect transitions for a DJ mix using diverse effects.

1 – 4pm, Salon
The aim of CryptoParties is to provide all people with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves in the digital space. This includes encrypting communications, preventing tracking while surfing, and general security tips for computers and smartphones. Bring your laptops and smartphones!  

Library of the Future?
2 – 4pm, Foyer
In the digital theme room "Library finds city - city finds library" we collect your ideas, opinions, suggestions and wishes for the new building of the ZLB at the location of the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek. We open the mobile theme space with iPads and an introduction to digital participation. Have a chat with us!