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Library, SHSU to Host Upcoming Citizenship Class

How often do U.S. citizens elect a President? Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

These are just a few of the questions being answered by participants in the U.S. Citizenship Preparation Course, as they get ready to take the naturalization exam.

Huntsville Public Library has teamed up with the SHSU Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) Center once again to host a free, five-week Citizenship Preparation Course from Thursday, April 5th, to Thursday, May 3rd. The class will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room, and will be taught by Mike Yawn, Political Science Professor at SHSU.

Each Thursday evening, a group of adults interested in becoming American citizens will meet to learn about American government, history, and geography, as well as national symbols and holidays.

According to HPL Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot, in the past several years there have been over 15 different countries represented.

“The mix of cultures makes the class ten times more interesting,” Kokot said. “The first week is inevitably lots of fun, especially learning people’s names.”

The course is designed to prepare immigrants for the U.S. Naturalization Test and will cover the application process, oral interview, and exam. All necessary materials will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, register online at myhunstvillelibrary.com or contact Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

(Answers:  Presidents are elected every four years. To represent the 13 original colonies.)

Information courtesy of Huntsville Public Library

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