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Introducing Mango Languages!

Branch: 
District
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The Branch District Library is pleased to announce that we are now offering the Mango language learning system, free to our patrons either at home or in the library. Mango offers instruction in 36 foreign languages, as well as ESL instruction for speakers of 15 foreign languages. Click the Mango logo on the right side of this page, or this link, to begin!

Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language!

Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

Mango's unique methodology copies the way people learn when surrounded by a foreign culture – through practical conversation. Every lesson incorporates all 4 conversational components (Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar and Culture), each of which is critical to your ability to communicate in a foreign language. At the same time, you'll be increasing your ability to actually USE what you learn, with a variety of critical thinking and memory exercises. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication!

The Mango system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or even at home in bed. Choose from 36 guided language experiences, 15 English as a second language experiences, and different levels of fluency. All you need is a library membership.

Mango is built to be both effective and fun. You'll see progress with every session, and be encouraged to keep talking. In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

 

Storyteller to visit Quincy Library!

Branch: 
Quincy

Don't miss Storyteller Barbara G. Schutzgruber as she visits the Quincy Library, Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30pm. This free program will be fun for all ages. Snacks will also be served after school.

Union Twp. Library Almost Done!

Branch: 
Union

The last work is being done this week before we can get the occupancy permit and start moving into our new library. Click on the poster below to read about some of the exciting new features of this newest library in the state of Michigan. As soon as we get the occupancy permit we can schedule the move, so keep checking back with here to find out.

Nook Users Group

Branch: 
Coldwater

Do you own a Nook or are you considering the purchase of a Nook and want to know more about using it? Join us Wednesday, April 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor meeting room at Branch District Library to learn more about the Nook e-reader. The class is limited to the first 30 people to sign up. There is no charge for the class. Call 517-278-2341 ext. 28 to sign up. The class will be taught by staff members from Barnes & Noble.

A Duel of Two Cities

Branch: 
Quincy

The Quincy Library has been challenged by the Bronson Branch Library to a duel... All ages are encouraged to record any and all pages read by March 31. The winning branch will hold the bragging rights until next year... Patrons can stop in for a record sheet or keep track on their own. Each Friday we announce any ongoing page totals with Bronson and vice versa. Calling or emailing in any pages read is encouraged! Materials read can be anything from home also. Let's keep reading Quincy!

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