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ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers May Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room .

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers April Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room .

ELL Book Group

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.
April 5 at 1:00 PM in Group Study A
April 19 at 1:00 PM in Group Study A

Fiction books that made us laugh

Below are the results of a survey of CPL staff on the books that made them laugh. You might have to put some on hold, they are very popular!



"Anything by Erma Bombeck"
Wooster and Jeeves books by P. G. Wodehouse

Forrest Gump: a novel by Winston Groom

One for the money by Janet Evanovich and the rest of the Stephanie Plum series

The color of magic by Terry Pratchett

"Father of African Literature" author Chinua Achebe dies at 82

Dr. Achebe, a Nigerian writer whose novel Things Fall Apart  was one of the first African novels, famously said: “If you don't like someone's story, write your own.”   He was also a bestselling poet and essayist, including his most recent book There was a Country published in 2012.  A large part of his work wrestles with the conflict between traditional Nigerian culture and British colonialism and the legacy of that conflict. 

ELL Book Group

Advanced English Language Learners — join us March 8th and 22nd at 1:00 PM to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers March Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Tween area.

Community Literacy Council

The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council  (CLC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County.  The CLC mission is to provide adults with basic reading, writing and communication skills, so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest potential in life.  For over 27 years, the CLC has been offering tutoring services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community.

English Language Learner's (ELL) Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers February Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

ELL Book Group

Advanced English Language Learners — join us Friday, February 8th and 22th at 1:00 PM to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.
 

Pay it forward: a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde — the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher's challenge to come up with a plan to change the world. Trevor's idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help.


Beginning Excel

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us Wednesday, February 20th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

If you like Kia Dupree…

Kia Dupree writes dramatic, intense Urban Fiction. Try some of these if you like Shattered:

The coldest winter ever by Sister Souljah

Push by Sapphire

Section 8: a hood rat novel by K'wan

English Language Learner's Book Group

Advanced English Language Learners — join us Friday, January 11th and 25th at 1:00 PM to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets in Group Study Room A every other Friday.

Pay it forward: a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde — the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher's challenge to come up with a plan to change the world. Trevor's idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help.

English Language Learner's Conversation Group - Evenings

Program cancelled until further notice. 

English Language Learner's (ELL) Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers January Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.