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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.

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.

English Language Learner's Conversation Group - Evenings

Program cancelled until further notice. 

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 - Days

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

English Language Learner's Conversation Group - Evenings

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers December 5 and 19 or the first and third Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room.

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools offers ESL Classes

The Plymouth-Canton Community School District offers English as a Second Language classes for a small fee at the Starkweather Education Center for Alternative and Adult Education. Classes meet four days a week.

2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author, Mo Yan. As one of mainland China's best known authors, Mo Yan has created over 10 novels and 80 short stories in his 30-year career. According to The Guardian he is "notable not only for his creative engagement with modern Chinese history but also, more simply, for his dedication to the craft of writing." You can check out his prize-winning works in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or English translation.

Big breasts and wide hips: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

Life and death are wearing me out: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

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English Language Learner's Day Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, October Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AMin the Purple Room.

English Language Learner's Evening Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers Wednesday October 3rd  in the Purple Room and Wednesday October 17th in Group Study Room A from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

English Language Learners Evening Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room

English Language Learner's Day Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, July Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

J International Language Materials Moving

The Juvenile International Language materials are currently being moved to a new location in the Children's Department.  Their new home is in Aisle 19, located just outside of the Tween Scene. Thank you for your patience as we shift these items to make them more accessible!

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, June Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room. 

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

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

Finding International Language Books

If you don't find what you're looking for in CPL's International Language Collection, use this handy list to check out what other area libraries have.

International language books can also be found on MeLCat. This system lets CPL cardholders search for books all over Michigan and have them delivered right to the Checkout Desk.

If you want more details, give us a call or stop by the Help Desk.

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, March Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.