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Friday, May 05, 2006


The library will offer a special citizenship workshop next Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale. The program is free but seating is limited; please call 703-256-3800 to sign up.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Gloria Williams-Brevard will discuss an Infopass, their free online service for making appointments with staff from their agency. Presentations will also be made by Esmael Husseini from Hogar Hispano; Denise Morgan, the manager of the Lorton Library; Tiguh Gebru from the Woodrow Wilson Library and Beth DiVito from the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library.

“We’ll be talking about services that help people become citizens and get used to their new home in this country,” Morgan explains.

According to a report released in March by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, one out of every four Fairfax County residents was born outside the U.S.

“Our community has a growing need for reliable, easy-to-understand information about how to become a U.S. citizen,” Morgan says. “Because the library system already offers books and other resources on this subject, it makes sense for us to partner with other organizations to present this information to the public.”

You can find books related to this subject on the library’s online catalog.

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