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Learn to Spell Your Name in Sign Language

Not everyone speaks with the mouth. Those who are hearing impaired communicate with hands, using American Sign Language (ASL). The Sonoma County Library is offering kids ages 13–17 a chance to learn ASL at a free Zoom class, Intro to American Sign Language for Teens. Instructor Janel Schmidt will teach basic grammar, vocabulary, numbers, colors, and how to spell out ones name. The 60-minute class will be held on November 12 at 4 p.m. To register, go to