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March 2020

Professional Development for Tutors

March 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tutors, join us on Monday March 9, 2020, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the LCFC classroom for this learning opportunity. Using Graphic Narratives to Teach Reading: Adding the WHAM and POW factor to your lessons will be presented by Lynn Bruton, Basic Literacy Coordinator

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Volunteer Information Session

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help.

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March 13, 2020 @ 6:11 pm

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Scrabble® Mania for Literacy 2020 – Cancelled

Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave.
Frederick, MD 21703
March 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Scrabble® Mania for Literacy 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis and our desire to comply with strict protocols suggested in response to the crisis. We hope to bring back Scrabble® Mania next year. We will soon launch our Scrabble® Mania Online Silent Auction featuring over 80 fantastic items for all interests, including art, food, travel, health, entertainment, and more! Stay tuned for more information! Even though we regretfully cancelled Scrabble® Mania due to current circumstances, what has…

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Tutors, join us on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Literacy Council classroom for this learning opportunity. Is your student thinking about transitioning to Frederick Community College?  Come learn about the process of becoming a GED or ESL student at FCC.  Presented by Ivania Amador, FCC Adult Education and ESL Transition Specialist.

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Classes for Students – all postponed until further notice

March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 28, 2020

The Literacy Council offers small group classes to help adults learn to read, write and speak English. We have conversation classes at beginning and more advanced levels, pronunciation, beginning literacy and conversation, writing, civics, and beginning reading and phonics.  Most classes are held at the Literacy Council, but some are in Urbana.  They are at different times of the day and evening, on different days of the week except on Sundays. If you are interested in registering for classes, contact…

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May 2020

Tutor Training Workshop – Postponed until further notice

May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

Prepare to tutor an adult who needs to learn English or a native English speaker who needs to improve their reading skills with two days of in-person training by our experienced tutor trainers. Both days are required for completion. You must also attend one Volunteer Information Session or an approved alternative prior to the training.

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Professional Development for Tutors – Zoom call

May 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tutors, join us on Friday, May 15, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on a virtual Zoom call for this learning opportunity. The very timely topic for this session will be "Powerful Tips to Virtual Tutoring"! Please email to staff@frederickliteracy.org to let us know you would like to attend.  You will then receive an email with specific instructions on how to join the session.

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Online Scrabble® Mania Auction

May 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Thank you so much for your interest in our Online Scrabble® Mania for Literacy Auction! As you may know, we had to cancel our annual Scrabble® Mania for Literacy fundraiser due to the current health crisis in our community. So we have moved the Silent Auction online! Proceeds from this auction will support our tutoring, community classes, parent and workplace literacy programs, so our adult learners gain the fundamental reading and other English language skills that are critical to carrying…

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June 2020

Tutor Chats – Zoom Call

June 1, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on June 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Tutor Coordinators will be available on Tuesday May 19, from 11:30 - 12:30 and Monday June 1, from 1:30 - 2:30 for a virtual Zoom call if you would like to discuss anything related to your tutoring efforts. This is completely informal, but please let us know ahead of time, by email at staff@frederickliteracy.org, that you are planning to join in.  Then you will receive an email with specific instructions on how to join the call.  This will be a…

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July 2020

Classes for Students – Virtual

July 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating indefinitely

The Literacy Council offers small group classes to help adults learn to read, write and speak English. We have conversation classes at beginning and more advanced levels, pronunciation, beginning literacy and conversation, writing, civics, and beginning reading and phonics. Currently, we are offering a limited number of virtual classes on Zoom. If you are interested in registering for classes, contact the Literacy Council at (301) 600-2066 or email staff@frederickliteracy.org You can see descriptions of the classes along with the current…

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November 2020

Holiday Book Drive

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

The Literacy Council’s Annual Holiday Book Drive begins November 14, 2020. The Literacy Council of Frederick County is again partnering with Curious Iguana for our Annual Holiday Book Drive to provide new and gently used books for elementary school aged children (PreK through 5th grade). While the Literacy Council serves adult literacy needs, providing appealing, age-appropriate books to children fosters literacy at a young age and helps to break the cycle of low literacy in families. The books will be…

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Virtual Celebration of Achievements

November 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Please join us for our 7th Annual Celebration of Achievements - virtual this year - as we recognize the accomplishments of our students this past year, and share stories from students who are participating in our tutoring, community class, parent literacy and workplace literacy programs.  You will hear first-hand testimonials from our students about how Literacy Lifts Lives! We will also announce the recipient of the Literacy Council’s Business & Industry Partner in Literacy Award. This event will be pre-recorded…

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January 2021

Classes for Students – Virtual

January 6 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Literacy Council offers small group classes to help adults learn to read, write and speak English. We have conversation classes at beginning and more advanced levels, pronunciation, beginning literacy and conversation, writing, civics, and beginning reading and phonics. Currently, we are offering a limited number of virtual classes on Zoom. If you are interested in registering for classes, contact the Literacy Council at (301) 600-2066 or email staff@frederickliteracy.org You can see descriptions of the classes along with the current…

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March 2021

2021 Unity Campaign

March 10 - March 21

The Literacy Council is again honored to be one of 31 nonprofit organizations participating in the Unity Campaign for Frederick County, hosted by United Way of Frederick County. The Unity Campaign supports the over one in three households in Frederick County that struggle to afford basic human necessities! This year's campaign will specifically focus on funding programs directly supporting the health, education, and financial stability of ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) households that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Together, we can make a…

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May 2021

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Join us on Saturday, May 15, 2021  for our SCRABBLE® Mania for Literacy virtual event. This year's event will look a little different, but you still get to play as a team for the benefit of the Literacy Council of Frederick County and have FUN, all while supporting adult literacy programs in our community! This year, we are excited to partner with Surelocked In Escape Games in Frederick! See below to register online or by mail. Early…

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July 2021

Stuff the Bus 2021 – July 6 through August 4

July 6 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 2:00 pm

The Literacy Council is again participating as a collection site for the United Way’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive.  Stuff the Bus is a way for the community to come together to help young people succeed in school and is a way for the Literacy Council to support family literacy.  Here's a short video about Stuff the Bus. 1 in 3 households in Frederick County struggle to afford basic necessities (http://www.unitedwayfrederick.org/ALICE), so they find it very difficult to afford…

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September 2021

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help. All sessions are currently being offered as Zoom calls. An email will be sent with specific instructions following online registration.

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Tutor chats

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our fall classes have started and we are thrilled to welcome several new students this session! Virtual tutoring and classes have provided convenient learning opportunities for busy students. YOU are the reason we are able to continue to serve our community. We are so grateful for your commitment to learning along with us in this new realm of tutoring! Remember when we all gathered in the spring to figure out how to Zoom? It all felt so overwhelming, but look…

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October 2021

Volunteer Information Session – Virtual Zoom Call

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

Come learn about the Literacy Council, and get information on the ways to volunteer and what volunteering involves. You will learn about our programs, who we serve, and how you can help. All sessions are currently being offered as Zoom calls. An email will be sent with specific instructions following online registration.

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