Forum, "Why is Math Important?"--sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven and Gateway Community College, at Gateway's Room N100, 21 Church Street in New Haven. No charge, with buffet supper provided; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free ESL classes at the main branch of the New Haven Public Library, in partnership with Literacy Volunteers--improve pronunciation, listening and speaking skills in English conversation groups. Classes meet downstairs every Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m., and in the Mitchell Branch on Mondays, 6-8 p.m. No sign-up is required; call 946-8130 ext 200 for information.
Free classes to prepare for U.S. citizenship, offered jointly with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), at the New Haven Public Library's main branch, Tuesdays. Call 203-946-8138 to sign up; walk-ins are also welcome.
Preschool Story Times are every Monday and Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 at the New Haven Public Library's Stetson branch. Enjoy stories, songs, and fun for preschool ages; call ahead to reserve a spot: Diane Brown at (203) 946-6786.
Sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing and the School of Arts and Sciences, the first SCSU MFA Writers' Conference will bring together poets, fiction writers, memoirists, journalists, editors, and literary publication founders for readings and panels at Engleman Hall A120. The conference is free and open to the public.