Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sign Language Course - Free @ LDL

News Release

John Martin
Library Director
616-842-5560, ext. 212

Sign language course begins October 1 at LDL

GRAND HAVEN, MI, Sept. 24, 2012 -- The public is invited to a month of Sign Language at the Loutit District Library beginning Monday, October 1. 

Sign language instructor, Stephanie Kazanas, will offer a free four-session Sign Language course each Monday night through October 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Library's Program Room A.

The October 1 program will focus on the basic signs, ABCs, numbers, and creating everyday basic sentences; October 8 centers on feelings, adjectives, and descriptive vocabulary to enhance ones sentence structure and sign language communication skills; October 15 spotlights on school signs, business signs, and directions; and October 22 concentrates on food signs, clothing, and shopping vocabulary.  

Each week students will have the opportunity to practice new signing skills and utilize new signing abilities. Although it is not necessary to go to each session, each session will build upon the next. 

Stephanie Kazanas has a BS in Education, AAS in Sign Language Interpretation, and is ASL Teacher Certified. Ms. Kazanas currently instructs American Sign Language at Grand Rapids Community College and Northview Public High School.
Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The Library serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.  LDL offers a collection of over 122,500 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. For more information on this free program, visit or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214. 

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