Adults (18 +)

GED Study Group

September 21st, 2013, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
After taking pre-tests to determine which subjects need improvement, students study for the GED test using a personalized learning plan. Some topics are studied as a group, while others topics may be studied one-to-one with a tutor, or studied independently using suggested materials. Students may use a library card to check out study books. When students are ready, they can take a mock-GED full-length test to simulate the complete experience, which will let them know if they are truly ready to pass the test.

ESL Study Group

September 21st, 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am
Practice makes perfect! Our ESL study group is for beginner and intermediate adult learners who want to improve English listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students at a very low level or a very high level may benefit from the group, but everyone is welcome.

If you want to practice conversation only, please try Conversation Cafe, a program held by Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County, which meets Saturday mornings from 9:30-11 am at 125 N. Marion St., Suite 301, Oak Park, IL 60301. Please call (708) 848-8499 to register for Conversation Cafe before attending.

Math Study Group

September 20th, 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am
Learn and review basic math concepts including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percents, basic algebra, basic geometry, measurement, graphs/charts, and word problems. The topics covered in this study group are represented on most standardized tests such as the TABE, GED, SAT/ACT, COMPASS, Accuplacer, ASVAB, GRE, and the GMAT. Berwyn residents receive priority registration in this drop-in group. Adults 18 and older.

Reading Skills Group

September 19th, 2013, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Do you think you should be reading better? Then attend our weekly group! Learn how to use phonics to decode words and improve vocabulary. Learn how to increase your comprehension by asking the right questions as you read. A placement test is required; you can
take it the first day you attend. Start anytime!

Open Lab

November 14th, 2013, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Anyone interested in using the Library's new ESL, math and reading software to improve their skills in those areas may attend during this time. Work at your own pace, with a tutor available to answer questions.

Computer Tutoring

November 14th, 2013, 10:00am to 11:30am
Work on the computer skills you need to develop with an instructor present to answer questions as needed. Practice using the mouse or typing; search the internet; set-up or use email or Facebook; work on projects using Microsoft Office 2010 products.
Sessions are drop-in, on a first-come first seated basis. Seating is limited, and participants are encouraged to attend only once a week in order to allow time for others.
Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring a laptop from home, in order to practice on their own computer.