Volunteer to help adults learn English

If you enjoy helping others learn important skills, becoming an English as a second language tutor may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a training session on Saturday, February 28, to help new volunteers learn about the materials provided by the library and the kinds of activities common in ESL classes.

February book discussion: The Good Lord Bird

"Mcbride ... pulls off his portrait masterfully, like a modern-day Mark Twain: evoking sheer glee with every page" (New York Times review). Drop by the library to pick up a copy of James McBride's The Good Lord Bird.  Come again on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.

African American History Month Activities

The following activities are planned for African American History Month:

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2:00 p.m.  Movie "Akeelah and the Bee"

Monday, Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.  Scavenger Hunt.  Learn about the legacy of famous African Americans with this fun scavenger hunt.

Thursday, Feb. 26,  11:00 a.m.  Book Discussion on "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride.

AARP Tax-Aide

Beginning Monday, February 2, volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you with your tax questions and filing your tax return.  Please bring social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, copy of last year's income tax return, W-2 forms from each employer, unemployment compensation statements, and other necessary forms to help the volunteer complete your return.  This service will be available on Mondays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., from Feb. 2-April 13, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Want to challenge yourself by learning a programming language? Interested in a course on jazz or classical music? Are you a history buff and interested in learning more about the civil war from a top university? These and many more university level classes are available to anyone to take at websites such as www.edX.org and www.coursera.org.