Adult ed students join Carmel Valley Library’s Book Reading and Family Party

In the fourth annual Book Reading and Family Party held Dec. 20 at the Carmel Valley Library, students in the adult education program of San Dieguito Union High School District gathered to read and listen to original essays written by the students themselves. Students, pictured above, have been attending ESL classes at Carmel Creek Elementary School, during which they’ve practiced speaking and writing about their personal experiences. Included are essays about immigrating to the United States, traveling abroad, family members and ‘people I admire.’ The event also provides the students with a ‘taste’ of the holiday season in the United States. Students studying in the adult education programs come from a variety of countries, among them South Korea, Japan, Iran, China, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico. Information about the program can be obtained from the website of the adult education program,, or calling 760-753-7073.