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 12th of December:

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
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, 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!

Nepantla Bibliothek #4 – Borderlands
11.30am – 13.30pm, Youth Library
What does it mean for all of us to live in the Borderlands? The theatre-maker Laia Ribera Cañénguez pursues this question in writing and movement exercises. From fragments of these interwoven text and movement sequences, a collective "poem" is created that manifests itself in form of a performative intervention.


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.

Zeitenwende – Die Dritte Generation Ost
1 – 4pm, Salon
For about 10 years, political scientist Dr. Judith Enders, sociologist Michael Hacker and photographer Sven Gatter have been involved in a critical examination of the upheavals in the GDR and the ongoing processes of change in East Germany. With the term “Third Generation East” and the association Perspektive hoch 3 e. V. they make visible the biographical experiences of those who were still children and adolescents at the time of the Peaceful Revolution. Reading, biographical discussions, public discussion. In German.

Circus for Beginners
2 – 4pm, Youth Library
Two coaches from the Juxirkus in Schöneberg will introduce you to the magical circus world.
Dare, come closer, step in, join, have fun!