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Literacy Plus offers free English Conversation Circles to adults whose native language is not English. The goal is to ensure learners strengthen their conversational English skills and build self-esteem. Trained volunteers facilitate conversation in a casual atmosphere and focus on practical, everyday topics, as well as topics based on interests and needs. The circles are held at several locations in Hayward.
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Free one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills. Trained volunteers provide tutoring at the Main Library, the Weekes Branch Library, or other public sites in Hayward.
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Earn your high school diploma with Career Online High School! Hayward Public Library Literacy Plus program, in partnership with the California State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School.

The Citizenship Workshop Series is a free, 8-week virtual workshop designed to help adult immigrants at the beginning to intermediate ESL level to successfully complete the naturalization process.

Check out the programs and classes we provide to help you prepare for the U.S. naturalization process.

The Hayward Public Library is launching a new, free ESL Grammar Workshop Series! These classes will be offered in 8-week series of various levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
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Free diaper distribution for low-income Hayward residents at your Downtown Hayward Library.
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Online tutorials will teach you how to download our eBooks, use our research databases, set up social media accounts, and more.
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Stop by for in-person homework support at select school sites and the Weekes and Downtown libraries.
A learner and a mock interviewer practice in the Citizenship Corner

Are you preparing to take the U.S citizenship test? Sign up for a FREE one-on-one mock citizenship interview session!
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Don't have access to the internet or a computing device? Your Hayward Public Library card provides you with access to our Tech Lending Library at the Downtown Hayward Library.
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Tech Tutoring sessions provide 1-on-1 support for people who have checked out a device from our Tech Lending Library, or those who would like general, basic tech support help.
Tutor.Com Banner provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-12 in over 40 subjects. Live tutors are available 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm. You can also use their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library to study 24/7.