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English Conversation at the Libraries

Come to Conversation Club! Practice speaking English in a friendly group. Everyone is welcome. Come as often as you like. Registration is not required. These sessions are discussions led by volunteers; they are not classes.

It's a good idea to call the branch to confirm that Conversation Club is being held, especially in the summer when some of our volunteers are away.

Our online calendar of events also lists the English Conversation Clubs. See a list of upcoming club meetings at all branches for the next 4 weeks.

LibraryDay & Time
Aspen Hill Library
4407 Aspen Hill Rd.

Wednesday at 1:00 pm

1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Friday at 10:00 am

Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Rd.
Wednesday at 1:00 pm
Thursday at 1:00 pm
Davis Library
6400 Democracy Blvd.
Thursday at 10:15 am
Gaithersburg Library
18330 Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Friday at 10:30 am
Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd.
Germantown, MD 20874
Tuesday at 10:30 am
Wednesday at 10:30 am
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Friday at 10:30 am
Long Branch Library
8800 Garland Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Saturday at 10:30 am
Quince Orchard Library
15831 Quince Orchard Rd.
Tuesday at 10:00 am
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Thursday at 10:00 am
Saturday at 10:00 am
Rockville Memorial Library
21 Maryland Ave.

Tuesday at 10:15 am
Friday at 10:15 am

Twinbrook Library
202 Meadow Hall Dr.

Monday at 10:00 am

White Oak Library
11701 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring

 Saturday at 10:30 am


Materials for Learning English

MCPL lends books, videotapes and DVD's, audiotapes, and CD's that provide instruction in speaking, reading, and writing English.  Here are some suggested materials:

For speakers of all languages

For speakers of specific languages


For information on learning languages other than English, please visit our Language Learning library guide. MCPL also has a limited collection of adult and children's materials in certain world languages to serve the county's diverse population.  For more information, please see our World Language webpage.

English Classes in the Community

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Language Line Services

translatorTo speak with a librarian in your native language through an interpreter, call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001 or your library branch.


Language Lab

PC Lab

Long Branch Library has a Computer Lab with 11 computers to help non-English speakers, both adults and children.

  • learn English
  • refine English pronunciation and listening skills
  • improve reading speed

No reservations are required, and there is a 2-hour time limit per session. The program offered in the lab is Mango Languages, so you may learn conversational English at your own pace.


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