Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, June 24, 2013

Free Summer ESL classes!

Are you looking for free English as a Second Language Courses? T

Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga-Office for New Americans, TST-BOCES and Tompkins Learning Partners will offer ESL classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8 PM. 

Summer classes begin July 9th. 

Call 607-272-6442 for more information.

Friday, May 17, 2013

ESL Potluck Lunch -- Pictures!

We had lots of fun at our ESL Potluck Lunch at the Library Last Saturday.  There are pictures up on our ESL at TCPL Facebook page

Even if you don't use Facebook or have a Facebook account, I think you can still see the pix.  Let us know if you can't!
Mario and Mariana brought traditional Brazilian foods!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Join us tomorrow, April 3 at 3:30, as we discuss how to get around! We will share our experiences traveling on buses, planes and taxis. Last week Anne, one of our volunteers, led a lively discussion about health and medical providers. Susan and Anne did a role playing session of a patient requesting a dental appointment.  This was a lot of fun! We were so pleased to have so many ESL participants in attendance. We hope to see many of you on Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 as we delve into common idioms. We had so much fun last week investigating work related idioms such as "getting a pink slip" or "being in the red." This week we will share some common and some not so common ones. Our Facebook page has been filled with conversations about the meanings of English idioms as well as some from other countries. We hope that you will join us for our ESL Snack and Chat!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Immigration Clinic and Citizenship Drive

Catholic CharitiesTompkins/Tioga is offering an Immigration Clinic and Citizenship Drive!
March 14, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Workshop will be held at Catholic Charities
324 W. Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

An immigration attorney and B.I.A. accredited representative will be available all day for free legal consultations, as well as assisting legal permanent residents who want to apply for citizenship.  Citizenship applicants will be pre-screened for eligibility and assisted with completing the citizenship application.  We are doing this by appointment only and these services are free.
To schedule an appointment call Sue Chaffee at (607) 272-5062. (Appointments are filling up quickly.)
There will be another Immigration Clinic and Citizenship Drive on Thursday, April, 11 from 8:30 - 4:30 pm.
Thank you to Sue Chaffee and Sally Wessels for providing this information!