New English speakers will practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners will enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the U.S., gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world.
Intermediate English skills are suggested. If you do not speak English, please fill out the VITAL Services form to learn about programs for beginners. Conversation Groups are drop-in and no registration is needed.
If you have not attended a VITAL program before, please stop by the office for more information (Downtown Library, second floor).
A book club for mystery and true crime readers! This month, we're discussing The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, a true account of H.H. Holmes, dubbed "America's first serial killer."
Not long after Jack the Ripper haunted the ill-lit streets of 1888 London, H.H. Holmes (born Herman Webster Mudgett) dispatched somewhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women, the the churning new metropolis of Chicago; many of the murders occurred during (and Exploiter) the city's finest moment, the World's Fair of 1893. Larson's breathtaking history is a novelistic yet wholly factual account of the fair and the mass murderer who lurked within it.
Age 18 and up. Contact the Library to get a copy of the book. Please register.