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Hop Speech: Public Speaking & Debate for Kids

Hop Speech: Public Speaking & Debate for Kids

Learn how to improve your public speaking and debate skills in this 4 week program!

The transition between elementary school and middle school is tough in many aspects. One aspect is the constant presentations, both on the spot or memorized. Public speaking is difficult for many students; we've had the same experience. Our goal is to make things easier for students as speech is a skill that will stay with them throughout their lives!



  • Introduction to public speaking
  • Impromptu speaking
  • Writing a speech
  • Perfecting presentations


  • Debate structure
  • Formal speaking skills
  • Practice debates

For students in grades 4-6.

This program is presented by Hop Speech.

Dates & Times:
6:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday, February 25, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday, March 4, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday, March 11, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday, March 18, 2019
Community Meeting Room
Newark Library
  Kids     Tweens  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

All Alameda County Library events are free.