The Tucker-Reid H. Cofer branch is now hosting conversational Spanish meet-up groups. These groups are informal ways to practice speaking Spanish. Two groups meet at the branch. The first group meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm on selected dates; these dates are September 29, October 13, October 20, November 10 and November 17. The second group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on selected dates; these dates are August 20, September 3, September 17 and October 1. Registration is not required, and everyone is welcome.
The International Café Hour @ DCPL is another program that will help your conversational skills in three languages. Visit to meet new people, share refreshments, and practice your conversational English, Spanish, or Chinese skills. The International Café meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Chamblee branch from 11:00 AM until noon.
DCPL also offers several other ways to learn and practice your Spanish speaking skills. As Ginny C posted earlier, the library has lots to help children learn a foreign language. For adults or in-depth study, the library subscribes to the Tell Me More Database, which you can find under the Research Tab – Reference Databases on our website. There are audiobooks and eAudiobooks, such as the Pimsleur Language Program, available to check out with a library card. And, of course, the library has many books; here are a few to get you started:
- Barron’s Spanish the easy way
- Mastering Spanish
- Spanish for dummies
- Spanish for gringos: shortcuts, tips, and secrets to successful learning