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Saturday Workshops for Adults And Families 2016

CINEMA SATURDAY: THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962)
June 11, 2016, 1-3 pm

On the second Saturday of each month during the summer, we screen a movie from our collection. All movies are audio-described for the blind and feature an important character who is blind or visually-impaired.

Patty Duke stars with Anne Bancroft, in the first film adaptation of William Gibson’s play, “The Miracle Worker.” Duke plays the young Helen Keller, who later became one of the most powerful voices for human rights in the twentieth century. Admission is free, but registrations are required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

BRAILLE FOR THE SIGHTED: WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
June 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Be inspired by the story of Louis Braille, who was twelve when he conceived the writing system that changed the lives of blind people all over the world. Learn the basics of his alphabet and practice writing on a braille slate and a braillewriter. Advanced students will learn about braille contractions and whole word signs, as well as how to write music and do math with braille. Participants may attend one session, or both! Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children ages 8 and up.

BARDS & STORYTELLERS: Karen Karsh
June 25, 2016, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon’s entertainment at Bards & Storytellers, our arts, music, and folklore series that explores the history and contribution of blind entertainers. Karen Karsh is a Colorado based singer and songwriter who writes “about big moments and moments that just feel big.” Each event includes a performance and a Q&A with our folklorist. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

CINEMA SATURDAY: DAREDEVIL (2003)
July 9, 2016, 12:30-3 pm

On the second Saturday of each month during the summer, we screen a movie from our collection. All movies are audio-described for the blind and feature an important character who is blind or visually-impaired.

Ben Affleck stars as Matt Murdock, a lawyer blinded by radioactive waste who fights for justice in the courtroom and out of the courtroom as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. Rated PG-13. Admission is free, but registrations are required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

BRAILLE FOR THE SIGHTED: WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
July 16, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Be inspired by the story of Louis Braille, who was twelve when he conceived the writing system that changed the lives of blind people all over the world. Learn the basics of his alphabet and practice writing on a braille slate and a braillewriter. Advanced students will learn about braille contractions and whole word signs, as well as how to write music and do math with braille. Participants may attend one session, or both! Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children ages 8 and up.

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

On the second Saturday of each month during the summer, we screen a movie from our collection. All movies are audio-described for the blind and feature an important character who is blind or visually-impaired.

In post-apocalyptic America, a lone man (Denzel Washington) fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. 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 23, 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.