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 26th of May:

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 Theatre
11.30am – 1.30pm, Children’s Library
Come into 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 Special — The ILP Shortlist Sessions 2019
1 – 2.30pm, Reading Hall
Annually the HKW and the Stiftung Elementarteilchen award the Internationalen Literaturpreis to an extraordinary work of international contemporary literature and its first translation into German.
The shared reading sessions read from the six titles on the short list.
Today: Ariana Harwicz: Stirb doch, Liebling. Translated from Spanish by Dagmar Ploetz (C.H. Beck, 2019)

Embodied Writing with Anna Bromley
1 – 2.30pm, in German language, Salon
2.30 – 4pm, in English language, Salon
When talking about copying, that usually means nothing good. Shameless copying literally puts body and writing in an awkward position, and that’s what Anna Bromley explores in her guest workshop with writing utensils and voice.

Jan the Magician
2.30 – 4pm, Youth Library
An enchanting experience that inspires the imagination of the children and provides child-friendly entertainment to join in, laugh at and be amazed.