Along with offering access to books, the Cambridge Public Library holds over 100 programs each month, including services focused on literacy, ESOL, and computer classes. Programs include:
The Literacy Project: Literacy and ESOL
The Literacy Project offers free classes in English conversation, job hunting/resume writing, and computer basics (Word, internet and email). There are four levels of classes:
- Low Beginner: For students who have no experience with English and want to learn the basics. Will include greetings, introductions, money, telling time, transportation, and health.
- High Beginner: For students who already have some basic speaking ability. Will include present, past and future verb tenses and vocabulary building activities.
- Intermediate: For students with good conversational skills who wish to increase vocabulary and improve spoken grammar. Will include reading texts and higher level grammar concepts.
- Advanced: For students who are strong in spoken English and want to fine-tune their skills. Will include debates, group discussions, presentations, and complex grammar concepts.
For the most current schedule, please check the Calendar of Events.
Computer Classes: The Library offers computer classes at the Main Library throughout the year. Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required but classes do generally fill on the first night with waiting lists being created afterwards.