Silent (American Sign Language) Social Hour, which takes place weekly at Rockland Public Library, hosted and facilitated by Jesse Ellis, has changed its meeting day and time to Thursday at 6:45 p.m. People learn the basics of American Sign Language, but the social hour is not set up like a traditional class. It is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Participants learn by doing. Each week participants learn basics for conversational sign and build their language skills through conversing with others and by asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. They also learn about deaf culture. Ellis is fluent in sign language, which she tutored for two and a half years in undergraduate school. She attended Gallaudet University, a college for the deaf and hard of hearing, for three years for her master’s degree. Silent Social Hour is free and open to the public.