Do you need to brush up on your reading/writing skills? Do you want to finish your High School Equivalency Diploma? Do you want to improve your English speaking skills and earn a certification? We are here to help! There's still time to register for the next cycle, click here:


Summer Cycle: July 11 - Aug. 27 (registration June 6 - July 7)

Fall Cycle: Sept. 25 - Dec. 9 (registration Aug. 1 - Sept. 16)

Winter Cycle: Jan. 8 - March 23 (registration Nov. 7 - Jan. 6)

Spring Cycle: April 8 - June 22 (registration Feb. 20- March 30)


Mornings: Monday/Wednesday 10AM-1PM

Evenings: Tues/Wed/Thurs 6PM-8PM

Weekends: Saturdays 10AM-4PM

FAST TRACK GED CLASS SCHEDULES: (only need 1-2 subjects to earn your diploma)

Monday/Wednesday 10AM-1PM - GED subjects (Central Library)

Saturday 10AM-4:00PM  - GED subjects (Pacific Library) 

**Take the GED exam at the Pacific Library, Central Library, or New Lots Library


If you need help connecting to social services such as childcare referrals, housing assistance, learn how to connect with employment opportunities, navigate college and training programs, and more, we can assist you! We're offering free one-on-one in-person social services sessions (case management).
Click here to sign up now. Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive information regarding your in-person appointment via email. 

Our Adult Learning programs provide adult learners with opportunities to increase basic skills in reading, writing, and math, prepare for HSE testing, taking the GED exam or enroll in NEDP, learn English, increase civic engagement and develop the skills to transition to further education and jobs.


Our Programs
  • Adult Basic Education: Learn to Read programs and classes for beginning to advanced level adult readers emphasize basic skills and language competency; classes are self-directed.
  • Pre-High School Equivalency (Pre-HSE): Provides preparation classes for adults who speak English and want to improve their reading and math skills in preparation for their HSE exam.
  • High School Equivalency (HSE): Earn your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma two ways—take the GED exam or enroll in NEDP.
  • Fast Track HSE Classes: Brush up on your skills to take the GED exam. (only for those who need to pass 1-2 subjects on the GED exam).
  • Enhanced Young Adult Literacy Program (eYALP): is a rigorous supportive program for your adults (17-24) seeking to earn their HSE diploma while earning a national certification.
  • Take the HSE (GED) exam in English or Spanish.
  • Earn your HSE diploma via the NEDP Pathway. 
  • Enroll in Integrated Education & Training classes to earn a nationally recognized certification in Medical Billing, Medical Assisting, ServSafe Food Handler, Front Desk Representative or Digital Literacy.
  • Meet with a case manager to help you achieve your goals.
  • College & Career Access: Assistance in planning for the future.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Including English conversation practice groups, integrated education and training certification classes, business English classes and literacy classes for all reading levels.
  • Business & Career Services: Information on career planning, job searches, personal finance and more.
  • Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library: Building on Bard Prison Initiative’s values and success, the Bard Microcollege brings high-quality, full-scholarship, liberal arts education to those communities most often excluded from the university experience.