"The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth," a Massachusetts Reach Out and Read conference co-sponsored by Wheelock College and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, at Wheelock College Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA 02446.
NHPS kindergarten canvass: Volunteers will knock on doors Saturday, August 16 (9:30am-1:00pm); Tuesday, August 19 (4:30pm-7:00pm); and Thursday, August 21 (4:30pm-7:00pm). Rain date is Saturday, August 23. Contact: Adriana.Joseph@nhboe.net or 203.497.7051.
Booktalk Sisters Susan Monroe and Lisa Monroe invite you to join them for the Maya Angelou Reading Series at the New Haven Public Library main branch for a discussion of Maya Angelou's memoirs, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" on June 30 and "Gather Together in My Name" August 5; RSVP: email@example.com.
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.
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.