BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS ARE YOU READY FOR THE GED? PROGRAM AT BPL NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARIES

April 1, 2005
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
OFFERS "ARE YOU READY FOR THE GED?" PROGRAM
AT BPL NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARIES

Brooklyn, NY, April 1, 2005
– For adult learners seeking a General Educational Development (GED) program -- who don’t know where to start -- Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) offers "Are You Ready for the GED?" This free educational counseling program provides certified BPL staff who advise adult learners about how to best prepare for the GED. The program runs from April 7 through May 25, 2005 at various BPL neighborhood libraries. Please refer to the attached schedule for times and locations.

"Are You Ready for the GED?" is available to teenagers and adults over the age of 17, without high school diplomas, who are officially out of school. During the two-hour session, adult learners will take a sample placement test. Certified BPL staff will then help attendees identify their educational level and answer questions about the GED and Pre-GED — a series of state-funded classes that prepare students for the GED by bringing them to a 9th grade level in reading, writing and math. These classes are also offered by BPL.

Anyone who attends BPL's "Are You Ready for the GED?" will obtain:
An overview of the GED and pre-GED

An understanding of their level of academic preparedness

Information on registering for the GED

Tips on preparing for the test

Knowledge about the format of standardized tests
Information on figuring out GED scores once they are received

Advice on study methods and test strategies

Details on how and where to enroll for a preparation course

The following scheduled provides locations and times. For more information on class schedules, call BPL'sLiteracy Services at 718.832.3560, x5.

DATE: Thursday, April 7
TIME: 10 AM
LOCATION: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Ave. Near West 19th St., 718.265.3220

DATE: Thursday, April 7
TIME: 6 PM
LOCATION: Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Blvd. Near Flatbush Ave., 718.856.0813

DATE: Monday, April 11
TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Eastern Parkway Library, Eastern Pkwy. Near Schenectady Ave., 718.953.4225

DATE: Tuesday, April 12
TIME: 3 PM
LOCATION: RugbyLibrary, 1000 Utica Ave. Near Tilden Ave., 718.566.0054

DATE: Friday, April 15
TIME: 11 AM
LOCATION: DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Ave. Near DeKalb Ave., 718.455.3898

DATE: Tuesday, April 19
TIME: 10 AM
LOCATION: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Ave. Near West 19th St., 718.265.3220

DATE: Wednesday, April 20
TIME: 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

DATE: Tuesday, May 3
TIME: 6 PM
LOCATION: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Ave. Near West 19th St., 718.265.3220

DATE: Monday, May 16
TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Eastern Parkway Library, Eastern Pkwy. Near Schenectady Ave., 718.953.4225

DATE: Tuesday, May 17
TIME: 10 AM
LOCATION: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Ave. Near West 19th St., 718.265.3220

DATE: Tuesday, May 17
TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Ave. Near Tilden Ave., 718.566.0054

DATE: Thursday, May 19
TIME: 11 AM
LOCATION: Eastern Parkway Library, Eastern Pkwy. Near Schenectady Ave., 718.953.4225

DATE: Friday May, 20
TIME: 1 PM
LOCATION: Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Ave. Near Nostrand Ave., 718.773.7208

DATE: Wednesday, May 25
TIME: 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Central Library, Learning Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

DATE: Wednesday, May 25
TIME: 10 AM
LOCATION: Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Blvd. Near Flatbush Ave., 718.856.0813


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