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Saturday Workshops for Adults And Families 2016

CINEMA SATURDAY: THE BOOK OF ELI (2010)
August 13, 2016, 12:30-3 pm

Explore how blindness is depicted by Hollywood at our APH Museum Film Festival. The summer event screens films featuring an important character who is blind, followed by discussion with a film scholar. And we supply traditional theater treats! Our August film follows a lone man (Denzel Washington), who fights his way across post-apocalyptic America to protect a sacred book. Also stars Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. Rated R. Admission is free, but registrations are required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

HISTORY OF TALKING BOOKS FOR THE BLIND
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

People who are blind or visually impaired can borrow “talking books” – audiobooks – from regional libraries through the mail. APH has been recording for this program since the 1930s – and in that time, our narrators have become well-known celebrities. Join us as we chat about the highlights of the last 75 years. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for older children and adults.

HALLOWEEN MASKS
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Masks have been a part of many cultures throughout history. Masks made by the sighted usually depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Museum staff will guide participants of all ages and abilities as they make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children age 6 and up.

A HISTORY OF DOG GUIDES
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

From illustrations and poetry, we know that dogs guided the blind in medieval times—and undoubtedly long before. However, the highly trained guide dogs of the present day were introduced to the United States in the 1920s by a determined young blind man from Nashville named Morris Frank and a dog named Buddy. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for adults and children ages 8 and up.

FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Looking for something uniquely Louisville to show friends or relatives in town for Thanksgiving? Bring them to APH’s one-of-a-kind museum! Visitors can write their names in braille, see a book from Helen Keller’s Bible, watch a movie featuring blind characters, play games designed for children who are blind, and enjoy many other activities in our award-winning museum. Holiday goodies and hot cider will be served. All ages are welcome.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT FACTORY
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Visit the museum to learn how people who are blind and visually impaired “see” with their fingertips. Then craft your own tactile ornament to decorate your home for the holidays. Make unique holiday cards as well. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children age 6 and up.