The Life Skills Collection helps people learning to read, speak, and understand English.

The collection offers materials for both students and tutors and includes the following topics: English as a Second Language (ESL), grammar, reading comprehension, pronunciation, business English, vocabulary, culture and more. For questions or suggestions, please contact Joe Popowitch at the Adult Desk at 630/887-8760 ext. 240.

Materials in the Collection

  • Books
  • CDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Newspapers: News for You and Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News
  • Literacy Computer
  • Tumblebooks
  • World Book Online
    Includes information on employment, health, transportation, etc. After entering your library card number, click on "World Book Discover" at the right. Next, click on "Go to the Life Skills Center" under the "Life Skills" section along the left.

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Recycling Extravaganza
Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

The library will host its second annual Recycling Extravaganza, a recycling and shredding event,...

Learn to save energy – and money – by Greening Your Home
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014

Learn how to save energy – and money – in your home on Tuesday,...

October Genealogy Programs
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2014

October is Family History Month and the library is hosting two Genealogy programs. Beginner’s...

Cool Compositions Contest for Teens
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2014

Calling all teen writers! Submit your poems, short stories, and/or graphic novels for our...

Program Registration Issues
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014

We are experiencing intermittent issues with our program registration calendar.  If you are unable...

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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) R
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

I’ve seen the clip of Robin Williams saying, “Gooooood morning, Vietnam!” loads of times and always wanted to watch the film; I finally viewed Good Morning, Vietnam for the first...

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan (2014)
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014

In 2012, Marina Keegan’s final essay in the Yale Daily News went viral after her sudden tragic death five days after graduation. In The Opposite of Loneliness, her teachers and...

GameChanger
Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014

Stuck at work and can’t get to your kids’ game?  No worries!  This handy app provides  live GameStream updates for thousands of amateur baseball, softball and basketball teams.   Check the...

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