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East Bank Regional Library Offers Free ESL Classes

Justin Lance Schiro will lead an English as Second Language seminar on the second Sunday of each month beginning Jan. 13 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.

These presentations are free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration.

English as a second or foreign language is a language education program for people learning English.

Schiro has lived in more than a dozen countries in Asia, and has taught English in China. He hosted the local “Metairie English Conversation” group. His wife, whom he met in Vietnam, leads a Facebook group titled “Enjoy English Everyday.”

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

In accordance with provisions of the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, as amended, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate against individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. If you require auxiliary aids or devices, or other reasonable accommodation under the ADA Amendments Act, please submit your request to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance or as soon as practical. A 72 hour advanced notice is required to request Certified ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator/Office of Citizens with Disabilities 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 403, Elmwood, LA 70123, (504) 736-6086, ADA@jeffparish.net.

The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. More than 200 employees work for the Jefferson Parish Library including librarians, administration and support staff. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.