American Sign Language workshop planned

DeKALB – American Sign Language was officially recognized as a language in 1960, but has been used as early as the 1800s. This visual language is interesting to learn and has a rich culture attached to it.

The DeKalb Public Library will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. July 23 in which attendees can learn some of the basics (such as ABCs, colors, numbers) from an ASL Instructor from Northern Illinois University, who also is a member of the deaf community.

This event is free and open to anyone age 15 and older. It will be held in the lower level Zimmerman Meeting Room. No registration is required.

For more information, contact Cassandra at or 815-756-9568, ext. 2150.

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