ITHACA—Tompkins County Public Library will host opportunities for those in the process of learning French to attend conversation and tutoring groups. The conversation circle and tutoring group will meet on alternating weeks, starting Tuesday, September 24 with the conversation group. The first meeting of the tutoring session will be the following Tuesday, October 1. Each week the groups meet from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Library’s Tompkins Trust Company Study Room. The conversation group is appropriate for anyone who has taken some French in the past and is looking for a place to practice. The group will discuss, in French, topics ranging from US and French politics or world news, to culture, literature, art forms, or new technologies, depending on the interests of the group. The tutoring sessions are designed for anyone currently learning French and in need of some extra, personalized assistance. These hours are designed primarily for middle school, high school, and university students, as well as adults studying French on their own. Both groups will be led by Claire Ménard, a lecturer in French studies at Cornell University. She received her PhD from Rutgers University and Paris 8 University and is a native French speaker. She is also one of the organizers of the French Film Festival hosted by Cornell Cinema on Campus. These sessions are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information about this and other TCPL programming, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 607 272-4557, ext. 260.