Irving Public Library

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Classes Offer Hope to Newcomers

American Dream

Many of us are here today thanks to relatives that arrived in America chasing a dream. Although each of us may envision someone different when we think of the people coming to our country today, the dream is still the same. Here in America, everyone has the potential to achieve success, or at least have a better life than the one left behind. Is it your hope, or the aspiration of someone you know to become a citizen, or master the English language? The Irving Public Library has resources for people who need classes to help make those dreams a reality. A new semester is just around the corner and classes fill up fast. Attend a registration event below:

Citizenship Class Registration*

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Aug. 19, East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road

Register for a 13 week class to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam. The class takes place on Saturdays between Aug. 19 and Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the East Branch Library.

*The cost of the class is $30, and includes a book. Presented by Catholic Charities of Dallas.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Registration

9:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 30, East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road

Register for morning or evening classes: morning classes are Monday through Thursday, 9-11:45 a.m., and evening classes are Monday and Wednesday, 5-7:45 p.m.

Can’t attend a class this semester? Don’t let that stop you from making progress toward your goals. All Irving Public Library locations have a robust collection of English as a Second Language learning materials: online databases, DVDs, audio CDs and books that you can use to learn at your own pace. LearningExpress has additional resources and practice tests to help prepare for the citizenship test and GED exam.

It isn’t easy to be an adult learner, but it is well worth it!

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