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ELL Conversation Group

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

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 1:00 PM in Group Study Room A Friday, February 7 and 21.

ELL Conversation Groups

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, February Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in Group Study Room A.

New American-English accent resources!

Now available for check out are three book and CD packages for American-English accent development, thanks to a grant from Canton Rotary Club.   These materials check out for three weeks: 

Speak English like an American = [Amerika-jin no yåoni Eigo o hanasåo] by Amy Gillett


Speak English like an American for native Chinese speakers: you already speak English— now speak it even better!: deluxe book & CD set by Amy Gillett ; [translators, Jiajing Chi and Xu Wei ; illustrator, Manny Jose].


Speak English like an American: learn the idioms & expressions that will help you speak like a native! by Amy Gillett



Thank you Canton Rotary!

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 1:00 PM in Group Study Room A Friday, January 10th and 24th.

Friday 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.

Beginning Word 2010

Learn basic word processing skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us Monday, January 20 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Thursday ELL Conversation Group

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

ELL Book Club

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

Thursday ELL Conversation Group

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

ELL Conversation Group

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.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers November Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room. PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29.

Alice Munro wins Nobel prize in Literature

Ian Willms for The New York TimesThe New York Times reports that Alice Munro has won the Nobel prize in Literature. Munro has been writing short stories and novels for more than 50 years. Mona Simpson, writing in a 2005 Atlantic article sums up her appeal this way: "Her work is remarkable for its evenness of quality--it's hard to remember a weak story. Of course, it's this very consistency that makes discussion of Munro's work increasingly difficult. 'Bravo again!' one wants to shout, almost helplessly, after reading each new collection." She is not as famous or well-known as many other authors that have been around that long. Her writing is accessible and enjoyable. Which is not always the case with Nobel-winning authors.

NEW! Thursday ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers November Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room. The library will closed for Thanksgiving on November 28.

ELL Conversation Group

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