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Happy Halloween with American Sign Language


Join us on October 22, 2020 at 6pm for our Virtual ASL Club.  To register and receive the Zoom link to join the meeting, click here.

ASL Club is for all skill levels and is a place where you can learn not only new signs, but other aspects of this beautiful language and culture. This month we will be celebrating Halloween.  How would one sign “ghost” or even “vampire”?  

Check out this PDF for review and use during our fun night of learning:  Halloween signs

These new youth titles from our catalog that will help any age practice your Halloween signing:  

Bears and Boos by Shirley Parenteau 

Cookie Boo by Ruth Paul  

Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey 

Frankenstein Doesn’t Wear Earmuffs! by John Loren  

The Ghosts Went Floating by Kim Norman  

Happy Halloween from the Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle 

Pete the Cat’s Happy Halloween by Kim Dean  

Dino-Halloween by Lisa Wheeler 

The Itty-bitty Witch by Trisha Speed Shaskan 

Bone Soup by Alyssa Satin Capucilli  

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace 

Pete the Cat. Trick or Pete by James Dean  

Who’s Inside the Haunted House? by Courtney Acampora  

Bad Kitty, Scaredy-cat by Nick Bruel  

See you on October 22nd via Zoom!


Jenni Hemphill is the current Assistant Supervisor for the Boardman, Springfield, and Greenford locations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education (K-12) in 2001 and a Master’s of Library and Information Science plus K-12 degree in 2015, both from Kent State University. She taught at the Ohio School for the Deaf for ten years, where she taught all ages, and has been a contract interpreter for the deaf locally.

She started at PLYMC back in 2014 and loves helping patrons, of any age, find their next best read, and going out into the community to schools for off-site programming. She currently runs the ASL Club Program for PLYMC.

Her and her husband have two children, who attend Springfield Local Schools. She loves to read, spend time with family, and trying new things.