Events

Week of April 20 2014

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9:00 am
9:00am8:00pm

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Program: NONE

Library is closed for the holiday.

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Program: NONE

Library is closed for the holiday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 am
 
10:30am12:30pm

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

10:45am11:15am

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

10:15am10:30am

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Program: ELC Program

Toddlers love to move, so we’ve designed a lively storytime just for them! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhythm activities.

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Program: ELC Program

Toddlers love to move, so we’ve designed a lively storytime just for them! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhythm activities.

10:30am12:30pm

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Aprenda a tener una conversación en ingles.Registración requerida, contacte a Carmen Patlan al 847 623-2041 x 262. Learn to have a conversation in English. Registration is required contact Carmen Patlan at 847 623-2041 x 262.

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Aprenda a tener una conversación en ingles.Registración requerida, contacte a Carmen Patlan al 847 623-2041 x 262. Learn to have a conversation in English. Registration is required contact Carmen Patlan at 847 623-2041 x 262.

10:45am11:15am

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

10:30am12:30pm

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

More Info

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

10:45am11:15am

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

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Walk-in Reading, Math, and Computer Help; Trained tutors are available to help adults ages 17 and up improve their basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills. No reservations required!

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Walk-in Reading, Math, and Computer Help; Trained tutors are available to help adults ages 17 and up improve their basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills. No reservations required!

10:15am10:30am

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Program: ELC Program

Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together.

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Program: ELC Program

Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together.

10:45am11:15am

Room:

Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

More Info

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

10:30am12:30pm

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Temporary Visitors Driver’s License Preparation Classes will be available for immigrants seeking to obtain their driver’s license. The goal of this program will be to help prepare students pass the written portion of the Rules of the Road test in the state of IL, in order to be a licensed driver.

Clases de Preparación para obtener la licencia de conducir temporal para visitantes. El objetivo de este programa será ayudar a preparar a los estudiantes pasar la parte escrita del Reglamento de la prueba de carretera en el estado de Illinois, con el fin de ser un conductor con licencia.

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Temporary Visitors Driver’s License Preparation Classes will be available for immigrants seeking to obtain their driver’s license. The goal of this program will be to help prepare students pass the written portion of the Rules of the Road test in the state of IL, in order to be a licensed driver.

Clases de Preparación para obtener la licencia de conducir temporal para visitantes. El objetivo de este programa será ayudar a preparar a los estudiantes pasar la parte escrita del Reglamento de la prueba de carretera en el estado de Illinois, con el fin de ser un conductor con licencia.

10:30am12:30pm

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

More Info

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

 
12:00 pm
 
 
12:00pm1:00pm

Program: NONE

Yoga Instruction open to the public
All Yoga Levels are welcome
$60 for 6 week session/$12 drop in fee
Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes

Instructed by:
Jacquelyn Cotey
847-707-9577

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Program: NONE

Yoga Instruction open to the public
All Yoga Levels are welcome
$60 for 6 week session/$12 drop in fee
Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes

Instructed by:
Jacquelyn Cotey
847-707-9577

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Parents and their children, ages 0 - 6, enroll together. Parents improve their reading, writing, and math skills while children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment.

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Parents and their children, ages 0 - 6, enroll together. Parents improve their reading, writing, and math skills while children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents are in ABE family literacy.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents are in ABE family literacy.

 

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Parents and their children, ages 0 - 6, enroll together. Parents improve their reading, writing, and math skills while children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment.

More Info

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Parents and their children, ages 0 - 6, enroll together. Parents improve their reading, writing, and math skills while children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment.

Room:

Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents are in ABE family literacy.

More Info

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents are in ABE family literacy.

 
 
1:00 pm
 
 
 
 

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Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

More Info

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Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

Room:

Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

More Info

Room:

Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

3:00 pm
 
 
 
 
3:30pm4:00pm

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

More Info

Room:

Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

4:00 pm
 
 
 
 

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Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

More Info

Room:

Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

 
 
5:00 pm
 
5:00pm6:30pm

Express your own street style and create a one of a kind t-shirt.
Participants must bring their own light colored t-shirts.
6th, 7th, & 8th graders welcome

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Express your own street style and create a one of a kind t-shirt.
Participants must bring their own light colored t-shirts.
6th, 7th, & 8th graders welcome

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Un programa de cuatro semanas para enseñar a los participantes las opciones de cuidado de salud actuales que pueden estar disponibles para ellos, a conectarse con un proveedor de atención de la salud en la comunidad, y educarlos sobre cuándo y cuándo no buscar atención hospitalaria de urgencia.

A four week program in Spanish to teach participants the current health care options that may be available to them, connect them with a community health care provider, and educate them on when to and when not to seek hospital emergency care.

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Un programa de cuatro semanas para enseñar a los participantes las opciones de cuidado de salud actuales que pueden estar disponibles para ellos, a conectarse con un proveedor de atención de la salud en la comunidad, y educarlos sobre cuándo y cuándo no buscar atención hospitalaria de urgencia.

A four week program in Spanish to teach participants the current health care options that may be available to them, connect them with a community health care provider, and educate them on when to and when not to seek hospital emergency care.

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Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

More Info

Room:

Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

Room:

Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

More Info

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

5:30pm7:30pm

Self taught Spanish reading and writing computer program for native Spanish speakers. Limited to 8 people. To register contact Carmen Patlan, 847-623-2041 x 262.

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Self taught Spanish reading and writing computer program for native Spanish speakers. Limited to 8 people. To register contact Carmen Patlan, 847-623-2041 x 262.

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Walk-ins are welcome. Join this class to practice for the naturalization interview.

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Walk-ins are welcome. Join this class to practice for the naturalization interview.

5:30pm7:30pm

Temporary Visitors Driver’s License Preparation Classes will be available for immigrants seeking to obtain their driver’s license. The goal of this program will be to help prepare students pass the written portion of the Rules of the Road test in the state of IL, in order to be a licensed driver.

Clases de Preparación para obtener la licencia de conducir temporal para visitantes. El objetivo de este programa será ayudar a preparar a los estudiantes pasar la parte escrita del Reglamento de la prueba de carretera en el estado de Illinois, con el fin de ser un conductor con licencia.

More Info

Temporary Visitors Driver’s License Preparation Classes will be available for immigrants seeking to obtain their driver’s license. The goal of this program will be to help prepare students pass the written portion of the Rules of the Road test in the state of IL, in order to be a licensed driver.

Clases de Preparación para obtener la licencia de conducir temporal para visitantes. El objetivo de este programa será ayudar a preparar a los estudiantes pasar la parte escrita del Reglamento de la prueba de carretera en el estado de Illinois, con el fin de ser un conductor con licencia.

Room:

Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

More Info

Room:

Children develop emergent literacy skills in a fun learning environment while their parents learn to read, write, and speak in English.

Room:

Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

More Info

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Family Literacy Program, ESL, for parents and their children, ages 0-6, to learn to read, write, and speak in English.

 
 
5:30pm11:00pm

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Program: Special Event

It has been almost one year since it was announced that the Waukegan Public Library was a prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal winner. To celebrate, the Library will host a Gold Medal Gala on Saturday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, Illinois. The Gala will include a silent auction to benefit new and existing literacy initiatives at the library.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid on silent auction items. The cocktail reception will be followed by a plated dinner and a program that briefly introduces “Literacy 2020”, the Library’s plan to increase literacy levels by 25 percent by the year 2020.

The event also features special guest speaker Robert B. Barnett, leading attorney for premier authors, government officials, and major corporations. Barnett graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1964 and is now ranked Number One on Washingtonian magazine’s list of “Washington’s Best Lawyers” and as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal. He was also named one of the one hundred most powerful people in the entertainment industry by Entertainment Weekly Magazine.

“For me, the Waukegan Public Library meant Story Hour on Saturday mornings at the Carnegie Building on Sheridan, getting a library card and having access to books, the Bookmobile at the shopping plaza on Lewis Avenue in summer, and, most of all, the wonder, adventure, delight, and inspiration found in books,” said Barnett. “I am thrilled to be returning to the place where I discovered my love of reading.”

The Gala is being planned by the Waukegan Public Library Foundation Board, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which encourages voluntary financial support for the Waukegan Public Library. The purposes of the Foundation include focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs in the Waukegan area.

“The gala is a culminating celebration of Waukegan Public Library’s historic accomplishments, however, it’s also a collaborative initiative for the Foundation Board to continually support and prepare the citizens of Waukegan for 21st Century learning by promoting early learning, the campaign for grade level reading, college and career readiness, the creation of a dynamic workforce, and life-long learners. Our investment in this community is clearly targeted and worthy of a celebration,” said Verna Wilson, Foundation Board and Gala committee member and District Literacy Coordinator for Waukegan Public Schools.

“The ability to read affects everything from graduation rates to employment as well as crime, health care, and our overall standard of living. At the library, we are committed to creating a community of readers with our ‘Path to Learning and Literacy’. When our residents are successful, our city will be successful,” said Richard Lee, Executive Director of Waukegan Public Library.

Ticket prices are $100 for individuals and $800 for a table of eight with available program advertisement opportunities. The library is also looking for donations of silent auction items. For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor through donations or advertisements, please contact Kim Vander Yacht at (847) 623-2041, ext. 244 or kvyacht [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.

Go to www.waukeganpl.org/Gold-Medal-Gala to purchase tickets.

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Program: Special Event

It has been almost one year since it was announced that the Waukegan Public Library was a prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal winner. To celebrate, the Library will host a Gold Medal Gala on Saturday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, Illinois. The Gala will include a silent auction to benefit new and existing literacy initiatives at the library.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid on silent auction items. The cocktail reception will be followed by a plated dinner and a program that briefly introduces “Literacy 2020”, the Library’s plan to increase literacy levels by 25 percent by the year 2020.

The event also features special guest speaker Robert B. Barnett, leading attorney for premier authors, government officials, and major corporations. Barnett graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1964 and is now ranked Number One on Washingtonian magazine’s list of “Washington’s Best Lawyers” and as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal. He was also named one of the one hundred most powerful people in the entertainment industry by Entertainment Weekly Magazine.

“For me, the Waukegan Public Library meant Story Hour on Saturday mornings at the Carnegie Building on Sheridan, getting a library card and having access to books, the Bookmobile at the shopping plaza on Lewis Avenue in summer, and, most of all, the wonder, adventure, delight, and inspiration found in books,” said Barnett. “I am thrilled to be returning to the place where I discovered my love of reading.”

The Gala is being planned by the Waukegan Public Library Foundation Board, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which encourages voluntary financial support for the Waukegan Public Library. The purposes of the Foundation include focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs in the Waukegan area.

“The gala is a culminating celebration of Waukegan Public Library’s historic accomplishments, however, it’s also a collaborative initiative for the Foundation Board to continually support and prepare the citizens of Waukegan for 21st Century learning by promoting early learning, the campaign for grade level reading, college and career readiness, the creation of a dynamic workforce, and life-long learners. Our investment in this community is clearly targeted and worthy of a celebration,” said Verna Wilson, Foundation Board and Gala committee member and District Literacy Coordinator for Waukegan Public Schools.

“The ability to read affects everything from graduation rates to employment as well as crime, health care, and our overall standard of living. At the library, we are committed to creating a community of readers with our ‘Path to Learning and Literacy’. When our residents are successful, our city will be successful,” said Richard Lee, Executive Director of Waukegan Public Library.

Ticket prices are $100 for individuals and $800 for a table of eight with available program advertisement opportunities. The library is also looking for donations of silent auction items. For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor through donations or advertisements, please contact Kim Vander Yacht at (847) 623-2041, ext. 244 or kvyacht [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.

Go to www.waukeganpl.org/Gold-Medal-Gala to purchase tickets.

6:00 pm
 

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Program: ELC Program

Celebrate Earth Day through stories and earth friendly crafts and activities.

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Program: ELC Program

Celebrate Earth Day through stories and earth friendly crafts and activities.

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Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

More Info

Room:

Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

Room:

Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

More Info

Room:

Clases de preparación para el GED – grupos de estudio para ayudar con sus habilidades y preparación para obtener su diploma de equivalencia de escuela. Las clases se llevaran a cabo en español, según la materia (escritura, literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias, matemáticas y la constitución)

GED preparation classes – Study groups to help build your skills that will prepare you to get your high school equivalency diploma. Classes are taught in Spanish by subject area (writing, literature, social studies, science, math and the constitution)

6:00pm8:00pm

Aprenda a tener una conversación en ingles.Registración requerida, contacte a Carmen Patlan al 847 623-2041 x 262. Learn to have a conversation in English. Registration is required contact Carmen Patlan at 847 623-2041 x 262.

More Info

Aprenda a tener una conversación en ingles.Registración requerida, contacte a Carmen Patlan al 847 623-2041 x 262. Learn to have a conversation in English. Registration is required contact Carmen Patlan at 847 623-2041 x 262.

6:00pm8:00pm

Aprenda a tener una conversación en ingles.Registración requerida, contacte a Carmen Patlan al 847 623-2041 x 262. Learn to have a conversation in English. Registration is required contact Carmen Patlan at 847 623-2041 x 262.

More Info

Aprenda a tener una conversación en ingles.Registración requerida, contacte a Carmen Patlan al 847 623-2041 x 262. Learn to have a conversation in English. Registration is required contact Carmen Patlan at 847 623-2041 x 262.

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Adult Literacy Tutoring: George Jeffries and Student

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Adult Literacy Tutoring: George Jeffries and Student

6:30pm7:00pm

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Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.

More Info

Room:

Program: ELC Program

Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts.