Citizenship Inspired

The Orange County Library System has a great service for the pre-naturalized residents of Orange County. With this program, OCLS empowers immigrants who have settled in Central Florida to be fully prepared to pass the U.S. Naturalization Test and thereby become full participants of our citizenry.

Check out our list of programs that will help prepare you in the process of becoming a citizen. These programs provide help with citizenship questions, practicing the citizenship interview, and offer information about the citizenship process. Please note these programs will serve you best if taken as part of a series; registration for participation is usually for the entire 4 week series. However, you may attend any or all of the program sessions as your schedule allows.

Upcoming Events

No Registration Required
Thursday July 18 10:30am

Hiawassee Branch (Meeting Room)

Event Categories: Community & Citizenship

During this program, students will meet to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

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Registration Required
Thursday July 18 3:00pm

Windermere Branch (Windermere - Ask at Desk)

Event Categories: Community & Citizenship

During this 4-session program, students will meet to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

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Tuesday July 23 3:00pm

Online (Virtual Room - Citizenship Inspired)

Event Categories: Community & Citizenship

During this 4-Session program, students will meet via Zoom to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. 7/23 Session 1, 7/24 Session 2, 7/30 Session 3, 7/31 Session 4

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Wednesday July 24 3:00pm

Online (Virtual Room - Citizenship Inspired)

Event Categories: Community & Citizenship

During this 4-Session program, students will meet via Zoom to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. 7/23 Session 1, 7/24 Session 2, 7/30 Session 3, 7/31 Session 4

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More Citizenship Inspired Events >

Becoming an American Citizen at the Orlando Public Library

Fifty immigrants from countries around the world become American citizens at a naturalization ceremony held at the Orlando Public Library on April 16, 2013. Library director Mary Anne Hodel served as the keynote speaker. (4:30)

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Citizenship Inspired Programs

Students will learn by instruction, practice, and in class discussions. To be eligible for U.S. Naturalization, you must be able to read, write, and speak basic English.

Students in this program will meet usually once weekly for 4 weeks (check location schedules for details). Each program day, they will participate in a three to four hour session to review the various sections of the Interview and Test:

  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • U.S. Government and History

The course will also include Civics questions as well as an opportunity to improve English skills.

Course Programs Currently Available At:

Alafaya BranchChickasaw BranchNorth Orange BranchSouth Creek BranchSouth Trail BranchSoutheast Branch, and West Oaks Branch.

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Citizenship Inspired is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C.