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adult literacy

Maggie Severiano holing a book in the library
Alicia Chavarin, April 23, 2019

Maggie Severiano ha participado en el programa de alfabetización para adultos en la Biblioteca Benjamín Franklin desde el 2014.

Gregory Hill writing at a desk in the library
Randall Hinson, April 03, 2019

For 35 years, the Adult Literacy program at the Los Angeles Public Library has helped adults all over Los Angeles improve their reading and writing skills. Gregory Hill is one of our inspiring learners.

Collage of Adult Literary program volunteers
Megan Katz, February 06, 2019

Looking for a way to contribute to your community? Consider becoming an adult literacy volunteer with the Los Angeles Public Library! Statistics show that an estimated 33% of the adult residents of Los Angeles lack basic prose literacy skills.

Man holding vision board
Literacy Office, December 01, 2018

Oprah Winfrey did it. Ellen Degeneres did it. Steve Harvey did it, too. Recognizing the power of visualizing their dreams these successful celebrities created vision boards to remind them of their goals. And we all know how things turned out for them!

Adult literacy logo with pictures of 2 women
Kelly Tyler, September 21, 2018

September is National Literacy Month and we want to thank all of our volunteers for the amazing and selfless work they do in support of adult literacy. Every day, all across Los Angeles, they take time out of their busy lives to help other Angelenos learn to read.

Classroom of learners with instructor pointing to projection
Literacy Office, June 13, 2018

Wednesdays at the Singleton Adult Literacy Center are dedicated to teaching adult learners necessary computer skills. On Wednesdays, our English Conversation and Current Events classes incorporate the use of Chromebooks into the lessons to introduce learning via computers.

Career Online High School logo, photo of Brenda Trani
Randall Hinson, April 18, 2018

Brenda Trani is a recent graduate from Los Angeles Public Library’s Career Online High School. We talked to Brenda just before our March graduation to ask her about her experience.

Willie Howard and woman at Career Online High School graduation ceremony
Randall Hinson, April 13, 2018

On March 14, 2018 Willie Howard graduated from the Los Angeles Public Library’s Career Online High School program. Born and raised in Los Angeles and the oldest of 6 children, Willie has been a patron of the Central Library for many years.

group photo of cohs graduates and dignitaries
Public Relations Office, March 15, 2018

The Los Angeles Public Library celebrated the 100th graduate of its Career Online High School (COHS) in a ceremony at Central Library, which featured Mayor Eric Garcetti; City Librarian John F. Szabo; and Bich Ngoc Cao, President of the Board of Library Commissioners.

Tania Velasquez,  Los Angeles Public Library Career Online High School graduate
Kelly Tyler, November 22, 2017

On September 1, 2017 the Los Angeles Public Library hit a big milestone with the Career Online High School (COHS) diploma and career certificate program when Tania Velasquez completed her coursework to become the 100th graduate!