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 19th of January:

queeRead with Gabriel Wolkenfeld
2 – 3.30pm, Reading Hall
Today Gabriel Wolkenfeld introduces his manuscript „Babylonisches Repertoire“. Afterwards he looks forward to the workshop discussion: What did you like? Or what you would do differently and why? In German.

2 – 3.30pm, Salon
You do not talk about money. We do. Together with the business journalist Nicolas Lieven known for his column on RadioEins "Gut & Börse", we examine current economic issues and talk about their effects on everyday life. Topic of today: "Lobbyism – all bad? Influencing in Berlin and Brussels.” Today's guest: Dr. Jan Christian Sahl, ex-lobbyist in Berlin and founder of "welobby", a lobby platform for citizens + NGOs, and Timo Lange, LobbyControl. In German.

Upcycling workshop with Marina Bitsch and Christian Wollert
2 – 4pm, Youth library
Why throwing away? In our upcycling workshop, we will work together to create new, artistic articles of daily use from old books and other materials.


Meet the sonntagsbureau
11am – 4.30pm, 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 – 4.30pm, Foyer
Do 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, Youth Library
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 Theatre
11.30am – 1.30pm, Children’s Library
Join the fantastic spheres of the multilingual puppet, mask and shadow theatre and design your own stage heroes. For young and old from 2 years.

Shared Reading in German
12 – 1.30pm, Reading Hall
Shared Reading is designed to help people find a language for the hitherto unknown. The sessions are facilitated by Literarische Unternehmungen.