Beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 7, the Faulkner County Library will offer classes in sign language. These classes are free and open to the public.

Each week, the classes will focus on signs related to different topics (finger spelling, high frequency signs, key phrases, health, time, food, people, colors, etc.) and practice communicating using sign language.

Practice sessions will build on, but not depend on, prior knowledge. Students of all ages are invited to join in occasionally or consistently.

The instructor, Bonny Hill, has a bachelor’s degree in elementary and deaf education. She was first exposed to sign language 23 years ago as she watched deaf campers sign the Lord’s Prayer before meals. The desire to communicate with those campers was strong. 

For more information, please contact the Faulkner County Library at 501-327-7482 or eemail The library is located at 1900 Tyler St. in Conway.