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 1st of March:

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!

Zine-lab workshop
11.30am – 1.30 pm, Children's library
In this workshop you can find out how your stories find their place in a ZINE with pen, paper and a copy machine.

[ʁituʁnɛl] – Performance
12noon – 1pm, Reading Hall
"Ritournelle" is an artistic research in sounds and images by the visual artist and performance artist Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat and the musician and sound artist Till Baumann.


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

Press Club for All
2 – 3.30pm, Salon
Journalists from RiffReporter analyse important and exciting topics in conversation with the audience in the "Press Club for All". You are welcome to join the discussion in German! Topic today: Runde Kuh - Playful discussion on nutrition and agriculture. With Katharina Jakob, environmental and science journalist, founder of “Zu Tisch – Hunger nach Veränderung“.

Magic lesson with Jan the magician
2.30 – 4pm, Youth library
Magic is not only fun and entertaining, it also inspires children's concentration and creativity. Skills and  self-confidence are strengthened by learning magic tricks. Jan teaches some tricks to children from 5 years. In German.