The Seattle Public Library offers English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation groups throughout the city for beginning- to advanced-level learners to practice speaking English this fall, Sept. 18 through Dec. 18.

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Participants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Topics include everything from education and social issues to food, money, family and weather. Times, dates and locations for the meetings are as follows:

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 18 through Dec. 18 at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084 .

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 10 through Dec. 12 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518 .

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 11 through Dec. 13 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-684-0849 .

10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 21 through Dec. 16 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711 .