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Adult Literacy


Adult Literacy Services

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Adult Literacy Program (ALP)

Work one on one with an adult tutor to improve your reading and literacy skills. Tutors meet with students in any branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. This service is free. They meet twice a week for 1 to 1½ hours at a time for a minimum of six months.

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Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

This is a self-guided program for adults with limited English skills. Students use books and videos to help them achieve English literacy skills. There is no time limit for this program, and our staff provides assistance as needed.

Mother and young toddler using a computer

Families for Literacy (FFL)

Parents of children under the age of five who are enrolled in our Adult Literacy or Limited English Proficiency program are eligible for free children's books. Our tutors and staff teach students how to read to their children.

Upcoming Adult Literacy Events

Adult Literacy
March 24, 2018 9:45AM to 11:45AM
Tutors will be available to help adult learners every Saturday morning at the Wilshire Library!These volunteers can help with: Reading...


Adult Literacy
March 24, 2018 10:00AM to 11:30AM
This free class is for anyone who wants to improve his or her spoken English. Improve your pronunciation, increase your comprehension,...


Adult Literacy
Every Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learners learn basic writing skills that include: punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure. They learn to express themselves...


March 24, 2018 12:00PM to May 12, 2018 1:30PM
Free 15-20 minute tutoring sessions for adults (19+ years old) Walk-In Tutors provide assistance in the...


March 24, 2018 12:30PM to June 2, 2018 1:00PM
You're Invited! English Conversation Classes on Saturdays 12:30-2:00 in the afternoon.¡Estás invitado! Clases de Conversación en Inglés....


Adult Literacy
March 24, 2018 1:00PM
This class helps students improve their ability to express themselves in everyday conversational situations. Contact Julie Christenson...


Adult Literacy
Every Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Learners learn and practice English conversation for everyday use. A focus is on phrases and statements commonly used by native English...


Adult Literacy
March 24, 2018 1:00PM to 2:30PM
An English class for adult learners who want to practice the basics of English. The class will cover the alphabet, special sounds, and...


March 24, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Adult ESL students interested in polishing their grammar and building their vocabulary are invited to this hour-long weekly class.  No...


March 24, 2018 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Improve your writing skills in a comfortable environment.  All levels welcome, especially beginners.  No pre-registration...


Adult Literacy
Mondays except March 26th, May 28th, September 3rd, October 8th and November 12th
All adults are welcome to come and learn to improve their English conversation skills!


Adult Literacy
Every Monday, except March 26, May 28, September 3, October 8 and November 12
The Walk-In Tutor is available to work with any adult patron of the library who is seeking assistance with English literacy: reading,...


Adult Literacy
March 26, 2018 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Free fifteen minute tutoring for adults (age +18). Tutors teach: English reading, writing, and speaking. Appointments with the tutor are on...


Adult Literacy
Every Monday at 5 pm
Join us in a conversation about what is happening in the world!


Adult Literacy
Every Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Learners read worldly news and analyzing, evaluating, and discuss the information.Razonamiento Analitico: Los estudiantes leen noticias...


Adult Literacy
March 27, 2018 12:45PM to 2:45PM
Free English conversation workshop. TAUGHT IN KOREAN.For more information, contact our Literacy Center at (213) 228-7037 x03.


Adult Literacy Services in the Central Library and branches are made possible through the generosity of Caroline Singleton.