Maryland DCDL eNews
 Edition #8 - Winter 2019
UPDATE ON THE WEBSITE
The Maryland DCDL staff and the web developer continue to make progress on the new website. For the first phase of the website, we have been working on three top priority topic areas, identified through the user surveys . They include: ASL Resources, Deaf History and Culture, and Parent Resources .

As soon as the new website goes into beta stage , we will schedule meetings to collect user input. Please watch for dates of these meetings .
Library Resources & Collections
CELEBRATING EDUCATORS AND PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN
Stamp Image of Thomas Gallaudet. USA 20c
During the month of December, we celebrate the birth anniversaries of pioneer educators Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (December 10, 1787) and Laurent Clerc (December 26, 1785), who co-founded the first permanent school for the Deaf in America, in Hartford, Connecticut.

We also recognize the 189th death anniversary of Dr. Mason Cogswell (December 10, 1830) and his Deaf daughter, Alice Cogswell (December 30, 1830), both of whom have transformed education for the deaf in the early years.
Maryland County Public Libraries offer materials in print and e-books that provide information about Clerc, Cogswell, and Gallaudet. These materials can either be downloaded as e-books through Maryland's Digital e-Library Consortium ( OverDrive ) or obtained through MARINA (Maryland's Statewide Interlibrary Loan service) for free with your current Maryland library card.
We suggest the following titles:
Mrs. Sigourney in Hartford : 
Poems and Prose of the
American Deaf Community
by Edna Edith Sayers
and Diana Gates Moore
When the Mind Hears
by Harlan Lane
Telling Deaf Lives:
Agents of Change
by Kristin Snodden

Words Made Flesh :
 Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture
by R.A.R. Edwards
MARYLAND DCDL SEEKS FRIENDS
MARYLAND DCDL ADVISORY BOARD
SEEKS FRIENDS TO FORM CHAPTER
The Maryland DCDL Advisory Board seeks friends to help establish the FOLMC-Deaf Culture Digital Library Chapter  to begin fundraising for special ASL or Deaf Friendly Summer Reading library programs for 2020-2021.

Would you like your local library system offer ASL or Deaf - friendly talent for events like dance troupes, magic shows, nature talks, or Deaf-related movie screenings? These special summer reading programs require funds.

Libraries rely heavily on the Friends chapters for additional funds and support outside of the library budget. Maryland DCDL also needs your help. Join our friends chapter today!
NEWS ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Downtown Frederick Partnership ASL Bike Rack photo
October 25, 2019 - The City of Frederick , Maryland  recently installed a new bike rack in featuring the city name " Frederick" finger-spelled in American Sign Language .

This idea was pitched in 2018 by two local Deaf women named Chanel Bonheyo and
Tiffany Saccente at a  Downtown Frederick Partnership  event. David Magnabosco ,
a Deaf artist also based in Frederick, designed the bike rack.

To learn more, click on the links below.
Deaf Talent & Art related news in the media
'I'm A Deaf DJ': The Story Of Nico DiMarco | WAMU



Read more
wamu.org
In 'Mockingbird,' a deaf actor finally gets his wish..



Read more
www.washingtonpost.com
My 'Face Is My Voice': A Deaf Dancer Lands Her Dream Role



Read more
www.nytimes.com
Local Deaf & Accessibility News Pieces
Opinion | Is There a Right Way to Be Deaf?



Read more
www.nytimes.com
Comcast Now Offers Customer Service In ASL



Read more
www.forbes.com
A new museum is set to open in DC next spring..



Read more
www.wusa9.com
INFO FOR FAMILIES
Tips for Communicating during the Holidays
A Holiday for the Whole Family: Tips to Include Deaf Guests



Read more
www.nationaldeafcenter.org
5 tips for communicating during the holidays..



Read more
www.captel.com
Family Related Resources
Visual Language - American Society for Deaf Children



Read more
deafchildren.org
Hamilton Relay Offers $500 Scholarships: Application...



Read more
hamiltonrelay.com
The 2020 National Literacy Competition hosted by Gallaudet University Youth Programs is accepting ASL and/or written English submissions between December 1-13, 2019 .

To learn more, click on
the link below:
STREAMING VIDEOS IN ASL FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Download Maryland DCDL's collection of over 140 streaming children's classics in ASL with voice and/or captions through the Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (commonly known as OverDrive ).
UPCOMING DEAF / ASL FRIENDLY
COMMUNITY EVENTS IN MARYLAND
December 12, 2019

ASL Trivia MD
hosted by the Maryland Association
of the Deaf & Maryland ASLTA

@ Capital Crave
Frederick, Maryland

December 13 & 14, 2019

Maryland School for the Deaf
Faupel Performing Arts Club
High School Roadshow:
"The Canterbury Tales"

@ Maryland School for the Deaf
Frederick Campus

Saturday, December 14, 2019

"Communication Together:
A Day of Signs and Cues"
Workshop

Windsor Mills, MD


Sunday, December 15, 2019

MD/DC Hands and Voices
Ice Skating Party for
Families & Children

@ Dupont Circle
Washington, D.C.
December 2019

Maryland School for the Deaf
2-D and 3-D Artwork Display
(created by MSD - Frederick students)

@ Delaplaine Arts Center
Community Art Gallery
Frederick, MD
Stop by the Delaplaine Art Center's Community Art Gallery anytime during the month of December to view artwork.

According to the Delaplaine's Facebook page, admission to this gallery is free .
January 25, 2020

Meet and Greet with DAWN
(Deaf Abused Women's Network)

@ Dublin's Roasters Coffee
Frederick, Maryland
See below for three various links to Facebook pages listing Open-Captioned movie theatre listings and showtimes.

Both Frederick & Washington, D.C. groups have email subscriptions sent out weekly.

The DC Open Captioned Movies Facebook page lists movies in Washington, D.C., some of Maryland and Northern Virginia.

More information can be found on their respective Facebook pages.
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Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library
If this information is needed in an alternate format, contact Maryland DCDL