ESL Class
Sep
5
10:30 AM10:30

ESL Class

ESL Classes help adult students improve their English language skills. Students will practice speaking, reading and writing in English. Classes will meet once per week for two hours each session.

If you are interested in these classes, please come back to register in person with us at the location and time below.

Please call us on 732-906-5456 for more information. If you have any questions please call Melissa Bernstein at 732-906-5456 or mbernstein@literacynj.org

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Wednesday Evening Book Club
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Wednesday Evening Book Club

RUTHLESS RIVER: LOVE AND SURVIVAL BY RAFT ON THE AMAZON'S RELENTLESS MADRE DE DIOS BY HOLLY FITZGERALD

Discussion Date: September 5, 2018

Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz—married less than two years—set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Five months into the trip, their plane crash-lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival.

On a small, soon-ravaged raft that quickly becomes their entire universe through dangerous waters alive with deadly animals and fish, their only choice: to continue on despite the rush of insects swarming them by day, the sounds of encroaching predators at night. Without food or means of communication, with no one to hear their cries for help or on a search-and-rescue expedition to find them, the author and her husband make their way, fighting to conquer starvation and navigate the brute force of the river, their only hope for survival, in spite of hunger and weakening resolve, to somehow, miraculously, hang on and find their way east to a large riverside town—before it is too late. 

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Thursday Afternoon Book Club
Sep
13
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

This Month's Title: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X BY MALCOLM X

Discussion Date: September 13, 2018

Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister. Here, the man who called himself "the angriest Black man in America" relates how his conversion to true Islam helped him confront his rage and recognize the brotherhood of all mankind. 

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Thursday Afternoon Book Club
Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

This Month's Title: THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK BY W.E.B DU BOIS

Discussion Date: October 11, 2018

“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” ― W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk. To understand contemporary race relations in the United States of America, one must understand its past. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois is a seminal work on undestanding the nature of race, prejudice and discrimination. Written in 1903, the work is still an essential resource.

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CANCELLED: Rockin' Book Buddies
Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

CANCELLED: Rockin' Book Buddies

A rockin’ book buddy is a teen volunteer from the community who gives their time to help children develop their reading skills. The child and their buddy will choose a book together and spend about an hour together.

Teen volunteers should be entering (or in) grades 8-12.  You'll earn community service hours for any time spent participating.  Click here for an application.  Applications should be submitted by June 8th

Buddies should be ages 4-12.  Click here for an application.

All sessions are from 11AM – 12 Noon on Thursday mornings. You MUST attend all six sessions:

JUNE 21

JUNE 28

JULY 5

JULY 12

JULY 19 

JULY 26

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