Click to Listen Press the iSpeech audio button to hear the text on the page, and watch as we highlight the words as they play. iSpeech lets you listen to our website. Spotlight Event The Oakland Literacy Council's annual Ex-Libris features John Searles author and book reviewer as the guest speaker. John frequently appears on NBC’s Today Show and CBS’s The Early Show to discuss his favorite book selections. His latest book is Help for the Haunted. The event takes place on Thursday, October 23 at The Village Club in Bloomfield Hills. Become a Student Many people believe that they simply do not possess the skill set or ability to become literate. However, that is not the case. With help from our tutors, everyone has a chance to become literate. Become a Tutor Becoming a tutor is a quick process that has only a few prerequisites. You must be able to read, write, and understand English, complete a 12-hour workshop, and learn about various tutoring strategies. Donate Oakland Literacy Council would not be able to function without the support from our wonderful community members. Donations of both time and money have had a profound impact on our success.