Practice your English-speaking skills! Join us for English conversation practice Sundays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Burton Barr Central Library
Facilitated by staff and volunteers, non-native English speakers can practice and develop their English-language skills. Each free drop-in session focuses on a different theme or topic. Registration is not required, but participants must be 16 years old or older.
Foreign Language Collection
BTA has books, magazines, newspapers, CDs and DVDs for adults, including approximately 15,000 items in Spanish. These items include reference works, fiction, biography and nonfiction, as well as Latin music, CDs and DVDs.
In addition, we have approximately 14,000 items in 20 other languages, including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Vietnamese. The majority of these items are fiction or have wider popular appeal.
BTA also subscribes to 43 magazines and three newspapers. Magazines can be checked out with a valid library card.
Learn Another Language
We also have CDs and DVDs to help people learn French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and other languages.