Events for Citizenship and English Language

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CADL is dedicated to empowering our diverse communities to learn, imagine and connect. This means providing services and programs that help all community members, old and new. If you’re applying to become a United States citizen or just want to brush up on your English speaking and reading skills, we have fun and informational events for you.


U.S. Citizenship Series (Adults) – CADL Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave.

This is a series of informational meetings for individuals who are interested in becoming a citizen of the United States. Come to one, two, or all three if you’d like.

1.       The Naturalization Process: How to Become a U.S. Citizen

·         Wednesday, May 1 • 5:30 – 7 p.m.

2.       Overview of the U.S. Citizenship Test – Part 1: Civics

·         Wednesday, May 8 • 5:30 – 7 p.m.

3.       Overview of the U.S. Citizenship Test – Part 2: Speaking, Reading, and Writing

·         Wednesday, May 15 • 5:30 – 7 p.m.


Drop-in U.S. Citizenship Test Prep (Adults) – CADL South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St.

Join us to practice for the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) Naturalization Test in a relaxed setting.

·         Every Tuesday • 1 – 2 p.m.


For more information on the U.S. Citizenship Series and the Drop-in U.S. Citizenship Test Prep, call CADL’s Community Engagement Librarian Jill Abood at (517) 334-1519


Speaking, Reading and Writing Events – CADL Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Rd.

ESOL Reading Groups (Adults) – Practice your English reading and speaking skills by reading articles, books and short stories aloud. This group does not provide formal English instruction.

·         Wednesday’s, May 1-15 • 12 – 1:30 p.m.

ESOL Discussion Group for Kids (Grade’s 3 & Up) – Practice reading, writing, speaking and listening to English. Each session features a different theme with a story, games and/or crafts. No one younger than grade 3, please. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive.


For more information email Okemos Public Services Librarian Eric Stanton at


Speaking, Reading and Writing Events – CADL Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave.

Free Beginning English Classes (ESL) – Basement level, Meeting Room C

·         Every Monday & Wednesday, May 1-29 • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.


To register, or for more information, call The Reading People at (517) 485-4949