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Online Dictionary for Learners

For a convenient, interesting, user-friendly online dictionary, try The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. You can type in a word and get clear, easy-to-understand definitions, variations on the word, and topic labels. You can click on topic labels to access the “Topic Dictionary.” Here, you will see a colorful list of words associated with a general topic.

September Book Club Selection: Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored by Clifton L. Taulbert

Once Upon a TimeThis month's adult literacy book club selection is Clifton Taulbert's memoir of his childhood in the segregated South.  "It celebrates the resilience and warmth of his relatives, neighbors and friends, who eagerly await the annual minstrel show."  ~NoveList

Did You Miss the Goals Workshop?

Don't fret! A Dream That Walks, Setting Realistic Goals is offered a couple times each year. It is a fun class that adult learners and their tutors enjoy. If you missed the most recent workshop (Sat. Sept. 8) or you did attend and would like to continue working on a plan with support from Cleo Yuan, Literacy Specialist, let us know! Cleo would be happy to meet one-on-one with you so you can continue working through the material. Just call the office and we will get you set up for a one-hour meeting at a library of your choice. 918-549-7400.

Practice Spelling

Take a break from your workbooks and try out the website Look, Cover, Write and Check for a fun way to work on spelling skills with your adult learner. Choose from the pre-loaded spelling lists, or create your own! First, learners will review the word, then click a button to cover it, type the word, then click a button to compare. Simple--yet effective! Check it out at http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html

Coming Soon: A Dream That Walks: Setting Realistic Goals

A goal-setting class that is fun? You bet! Using the book A Dream That Walks as our guide, adult learners and their tutors will brainstorm individual inventories of the learner’s skills, interests, personal values and personality traits, and then use that information to set realistic and meaningful goals. This workshop takes place on Saturday, Sept 8 from 10: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kendall-Whittier Library, 21 S. Lewis Ave. Please call the Literacy Office to register in advance at 918-549-7400. For adult literacy learners and their tutors only.

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