FREE PRE-GED CLASSES OFFERED AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY THROUGH JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2005

January 5, 2005

FREE PRE-GED CLASSES OFFERED AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY THROUGH JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2005

The Adult Literacy Program at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will offer free Pre-GED (General Equivalency Diploma) classes at 9 neighborhood libraries from February to June 2005, with required registration beginning in late January.

"Pre-GED classes help to prepare adult students for success in passing the GED by working on a foundation of basic skills, including reading comprehension, science and mathematics," said Susan O'Connor, Manager of Literacy Programs at BPL. "The Pre-GED classes build on the success of our Adult Literacy Program by focusing on each learner's particular needs, current skills and individual goals," she added.

In addition to the weekly 6 hours of classroom instruction, students will be invited to take part in BPL's SkillsTutor project, a resource that allows students to access distance learning.

The following is a comprehensive list of registration and class dates for Pre-GED courses:

Pre GED Registration Information – January and February

LOCATION
Bay Ridge Library
7223 Ridge Blvd.
at 73rd St.
(718) 748-5709

REGISTRATION
Wednesday, January 26th
10 a.m.
Monday, January 31st
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Mondays & Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 7th
Ending: June 15th

LOCATION
Coney Island Library
(Learning Center)
1901 Mermaid Ave.
(718) 265-3880

REGISTRATION
Tuesday, January 25th
10 a.m.
Saturday, January 29th
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Tuesdays & Saturdays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 8th
Ending: June 18th

LOCATION
DeKalb Library
790 Bushwick Ave.
(at DeKalb Ave.)
(718) 455-3898

REGISTRATION
Monday, January 24th
10 a.m.
Monday, January 31st
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Mondays & Fridays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 7th
Ending: June 17th

LOCATION
Eastern Parkway Library
(Learning Center)
1044 Eastern Prkwy.
(at Schenectady Ave.)
(718) 778-9330

REGISTRATION
Monday, January 24th
10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 26th
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Mondays & Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 7th
Ending: June 15th

LOCATION
Flatbush Library
(Learning Center)
22 Linden Blvd.
(at Flatbush Ave.)
(718) 856-2631

REGISTRATION
Wednesday, January 26th
10 a.m.
Wednesday, February 2nd
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Wednesdays & Fridays
10 a.m. - 1p.m.
Beginning: February 9th
Ending: June 17th

LOCATION
Kings Bay Library
3650 Nostrand Ave.
(nr. Avenue W.)
(718) 368-1709

REGISTRATION
Friday, January 28th
10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 1st
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Tuesdays & Fridays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 8th
Ending: June 17th

LOCATION
New Lots Library
665 New Lots Ave.
(at Barbey St.)
(718) 649-0311

REGISTRATION
Tuesday, January 25th
10 a.m.
Saturday, January 29th
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Tuesdays & Saturdays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 8th
Ending: June 18th

LOCATION
New Utrecht Library
1743 86th St.
(at bay 17th St.)
(718) 236-4086

REGISTRATION
Friday, January 28th
10 a.m.
Wednesday, February 2nd
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Wednesdays & Fridays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 9th
Ending: June 17th

LOCATION
Pacific Library
25 Fourth Ave.
(at Pacific St.)
(718) 638-1531

REGISTRATION
Monday, January 24th
10 a.m.
Monday, January 31st
10 a.m.

CLASS DAYS & HOURS
Mondays & Fridays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning: February 7th
Beginning: February 7th

The Learning Centers and the Literacy Program of Brooklyn Public Library are funded by the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative, an Adult Literacy Services grant from the New York State Library, New York State Education Department, and grants from the New York State Education Department, Office of Workforce Preparation and Continuing Education.

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