Conversation Circles

The Library’s Conversation Circles are volunteer-led casual gatherings aimed at helping people improve their language skills by speaking and interacting with other learners. All Conversation Circles are free and open to the public.

Contact Vickie Turcotte (978-256-5521 x1106) with questions about our English, French, and Chinese Conversation Circles. Contact Laura Judge (978-256-5521 x1134) with questions about our American Sign Language Conversation Circle.

The Library also maintains a list of language-learning resources for Conversation Circle volunteers and members.

Please note: Since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, some of our conversation circles are beginning to meet in person. Check the calendar for specific locations.

English Conversation Circles

There is a Beginner English Conversation Circle on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am, and a more advanced Intermediate Circle that meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1 pm – 3 pm. Anyone interested in the English Conversation Circles should contact Vickie Turcotte at vturcotte@chelmsfordlibrary.org or 978-256-5521 x1106.

Please note: The Beginner’s Circle is not meeting now and will begin in person again in Fall, 2021.

French Conversation Circle

The French Conversation Circle usually meets every second Thursday of the month at 7 pm. This Circle is led by library volunteer MacLaren Harris, who sends out email updates to people interested in the French Circle. If you would like to be added to his list, please contact Vickie Turcotte at vturcotte@chelmsfordlibrary.org

Did you know that the Library has a collection of French books  that you can borrow with your library card? The French collection is located on the first floor,  opposite the Fiction section.

View all of the French-Language materials (books, movies and more) available in the library’s catalog (NOTE: this link searches our entire catalog, so it might take a minute to complete).

American Sign Language Conversation Circle

The ASL Circle is a new group that meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30pm. The agendas for meetings, both future and past, can be found in the ASL Conversation Circle digital notebook along with other resources.

If you would like to join this group or have any questions about it, please contact Laura Judge (978-256-5521 x1134).

View all of the American Sign Language materials (books and more) available in the library’s catalog (NOTE: this link searches our entire catalog, so it might take a minute to complete).

Chinese Conversation Circle

This group has ended due to lack of participation. It can be re-started if there are people interested in attending, so let us know!

Did you know that the Library also has a collection of Chinese books that you can borrow with your library card? The Chinese collection is located on the first floor,  opposite the Fiction section.

View all of the Chinese-language materials (books, movies and more) available in the library’s catalog (NOTE: this link searches our entire catalog, so it might take a minute to complete).