Sign language learning and practice circle

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The West Tisbury library will present “Sign Language Learning and Practice Circle” with Lynn Thorp on four winter Wednesdays. According to a press release, this weekly program meets at 4 pm in the library’s large conference room, and features episodes of Thorp’s MVTV series, “MV Signs Then and Now.” This series provides a means for learning, practicing, and experiencing Pidgin Signed English (PSE) as a second language on Martha’s Vineyard. Each episode is a half-hour, and will be followed by practice and/or discussion. These meetings are free and open to children and adults.

The vision of the MVTV series is to provide residents of Martha’s Vineyard some historical background on the Island’s deaf community, which existed from the mid-1600s to the mid-1900s, as well as the opportunity to learn the language. The series is produced and edited by Lynn Thorp.

Program dates: Feb. 20 and 27, March 6 and 1