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Conversation Partners

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Are you learning a language and need to practice having conversations? Come to the library and chat with a native speaker! Practice language skills in a casual and judgement-free environment. Whether your second language is English or something else, we will do our best to find a conversation partner for you. 

We are seeking any and all volunteers from as many languages as possible. If you would like to be a conversation partner or if you have a specific language you would like us to help find a partner for, please contact Mandy Foote at (540) 869-9000 ext. 210 or email

If we don't have your language yet, please don't be discouraged. We're always seeking new participants and we'd love to see this get as big as it can!

We currently have a request for a Mandarin Chinese speaker. Please call or email if you would like to help!