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Classes, Continuing Education & ESL

The facade of Philadelphia City HallPhiladelphia History Through Architecture FULL

Main Meeting Room

This winter series will focus on the architecture of Philadelphia within the context of the changing city. We will start with the architecture of the revolution and conclude with architecture of “eds and meds”, a common designation for Philadelphia’s current economy. We will consider some of the iconic monuments of the region, but also some lesser known structures that give a sense of how the built environment related to shifting patterns in the country and region.

Presenter Dr. Alice M. Rudy Price received a Ph.D. from Temple University, Tyler School of Art in 2014, specializing in nineteenth-century European art and culture. Dr. Price teaches modern and contemporary art and architecture at Temple University, Tyler School of Art and at Philadelphia University.

Registration closed. Class is full.

Find Job & Business Leads with ReferenceUSA

Wednesday, 2/20, 7-8 pm
For adults
Steam Lab

ReferenceUSA has databases with 53 million businesses and white pages with 302 million people. Learn how to search and export this information for your job search or business!

Register here.

Learn a Language with Mango

Wednesday, 3/13, 7-8 pm
For teens & adults
Steam Lab

You’ve heard the ads for Rosetta Stone, but did you know the library subscribes to a language service too? Learn over 60 languages or learn English in your own language.

Register here.

Crash Course in Chinese History

3/13-4/17* (*No class 3/20)
For adults

Explore this ancient & fascinating nation with a Penn State Abington professor.

Instructor Dr. C. Pierce Salguero is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar fascinated by the intersections between Buddhism, medicine, and cross cultural exchange. He holds a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and teaches Asian history, religion, and culture at Penn State University’s Abington College, located near Philadelphia. The major theme in his scholarship is the interplay between the global transmission and local reception of Buddhist knowledge about health, disease, and the body.

Register here.

AARP  Smart Driver Course- 4 Hr. Refresher

Saturday, 3/30, 10a-2:15p
For adults
UD Twp Main Meeting Room

Take the AARP Smart Driver™  course and save money on your car insurance, refresh your driving skills, and know the new PA rules  of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. AARP membership is not required to take the course, which is led by an AARP representative.

The classroom course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers, for materials. Payment via cash or check will be collected on the day of the program. Space is limited.

Registration required here.

Language Classes

The flag of FranceFrench for Advanced Beginners

For adults
Program Room

Continue your French language learning at UDPL! This class is for those who have taken French at UDPL before or those who have taken French in the past.

Instructor Nathalie Wille has three native languages (French, English, and Norwegian). Born to a Norwegian father and an American mother, she attended an international bi-lingual school in Geneva, Switzerland, high school in France, and college at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. She has tutored students at the Ecole Moser, a renowned bi-lingual institute in Switzerland.

Register here.

German for Advanced Beginners

3/19-4/30 (no class 4/16)
For adults
Program Room

Continue your German language learning at UDPL! This class is for those who have taken German at UDPL before or those who have taken German in the past.

Instructor Jan Frohner majored in German at Westminster College and taught German to high school students for 35 years, also running a German exchange program for 21 of those years.Space is limited and registration is required. Instructor Jan Frohner majored in German at Westminster College and taught German to high school students for 35 years, also running a German exchange program for 21 of those years.

Register here.

Italian for Beginners

For adults
Main Meeting Room

Learn Italian!

Instructor Gina Vicedomini Nichols is a native Italian speaker with over 25 years teaching experience. She teaches Italian throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

Register here.

The flag of FranceFrench Book Club

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 2p *(except 2/5 meeting moved to 2/12)
For adults
Program Room

No registration.


ESL Conversation Groups

Afternoon Session: Tuesdays, 1:30-3p
Evening Session: Wednesdays, 7-8:30p
For adults and teens 15+

Are you interested in practicing your English in a safe, caring environment? Come to one of our Conversation Groups and improve your skills!

Afternoon Facilitators – Marlyn Cohen, Betsy Sternthal and Carol Brigian
Evening Facilitator – Mary Hennessy

No registration.

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