Tremont Road - Main Library

ESOL - Current Events Discussion Group

This weekly discussion group meets to discuss current news events for those non-native English speakers who want to develop their English speaking and reading comprehension skills.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on August 20, 2014.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Literature Test ( KRAL). Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Literature Test ( KRAL). Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Babytime Class

For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These skills will help children build vocabulary, recognize objects, and build a foundation for reading and learning. Some baby signs will be incorporated in this storytime.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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Privacy Week - Simple to Advanced Privacy DIY

May 2nd marks the launch of “Choose Privacy Week.” Come learn how to protect yourself online. At 10:00 a.m. there will be a program and demonstration for all levels where you can learn about concepts like online tracking, two factor authentication, encryption, and specific technologies like PGP and Tor. Or drop in throughout the day to ask questions and learn about protecting your privacy on the internet. If you bring in a functional laptop, we can help you with the basics: downloading Firefox, Adblock Plus, and HTTPS Everywhere.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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Graphic Novel Career - John Novak, Graphic Novel Colorist

Learn about the art of color in comic books and graphic novels with John Novak, colorist for Giants Beware! and the Tricky Journey series. He’ll discuss the making of graphic novels, the technique of coloring for graphic novels and demonstrate how to color pages on a computer. Participants can try their hand at coloring digitally. Registration is required.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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