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Starting in September, the library will be offering a new series of small group instruction classes.
The topic will always be technology, but each month will cover a different aspect - ebooks, using library resources, streaming movies and TV shows. The schedule for the rest of 2014 is:
The sessions will be held on Wednesdays in the Library's Conference Room on the lower level. Each session will be repeated during the month, once in the morning and once in the evening, so patrons can come to whichever session is most convenient for them.
Registration is required and space is limited - sign up on our events calendar. Contact the Reference Department for more information or if you need help registering at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x211.Posted in Computer, Library Information, Programs | No Comments »
As many patrons have been finding out, our subscription to the Rosetta Stone Language Learning database runs out at the end of August. Rosetta Stone will no longer be available through libraries, but there are other language resources that are available to you:
Books & Videos
Also, "Early Reader" books are located in the Childrens Room, for those looking to practice or build their English reading skills.
Please check the Library event calendar for changes or cancellations.
Resources from the Boston Public Library
To learn a language online, the BPL offers the Auralog - Tell Me More database (similar to Rosetta Stone). After creating an account, patrons have access to multimedia activities to learn grammar and vocabulary for both oral and written communication for the German, American English, Dutch, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), French, and Italian.
In addition, the BPL offers other online language resources, such as dictionaries and general reference, and also a large collection of books and videos.
Two of the options are Live Mocha and Mango Languages. Live Mocha is a free service for learning a variety of languages, and uses visual tools to teach vocabulary and grammar. There is also an opportunity (which is optional) to connect with other people also learning a language. Mango Languages offers a free introduction, but does charge for extended or advanced lessons. It offers a learning interface based on side-by-side translations, phonetic pronunciation guides, and narrated lessons.
For help with any of the resources listed above, please contact the Reference Desk.Posted in Library Information, Resources | 1 Comment »
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