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Parlez-vous français? You can with Mango Languages

Even if you aren't going back to school, you can start learning.  Keep your brain active and learn a new language with Mango: Learn French through conversations Your personalized experience through the French course follows an award-winning conversational learning process that focuses on the four skills necessary to connect in another language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.     Develop your ear for German. Rewind and repeat as you need to through listening passages read by native speakers, or read along as you go, and listen for context clues that will help you answer questions that challenge you recall what you just heard.   ESL Choose your native language and learn English as a second language.   Pronunciation Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.   Reading Pick up on new new vocabulary and assess your comprehension through reading material that presents new words in the context of learned material, with optional accompanying audio read by native speakers. Additional Languages are Available on the Mango Website          

By |August 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Books for the First Day of School

Summer has passed and it’s time for class. There are plenty of terrific books that are perfect for the first day of school. There are stories about everything from first-day jitters to socializing with classmates. We’ve included lots of books to hopefully make the transition a little easier and calm those first day jitters. And for the seasoned pro, we’ve included some school stories that are just for fun! New School Stories The Best Seat in Kindergarten by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Abby Carter This beginning reader is a great introduction for those who are excited, yet nervous about starting school.   Big Shark, Little Shark Go to School by Anna Membrino, illus. by Tim Budgen Big Shark and Little Shark are opposite in every way. Little Shark is excited for the start of school, but Big Shark doesn’t want to get out of bed. Will they be late on their first day of school?   Brown Bear Starts School by Sue Tarsky, illus. by Marina Aizen Brown Bear overcomes his nervousness and makes friends in the process. The illustrations are charming and have the feel of children’s artwork. Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illus. by Andy Robert Davies Who wears what on the first day of school? Catchy rhymes as well as clothing and accessories hanging on a clothesline provide clues as to what friendly faces will be encountered on the first day of school, from custodian to teacher to crossing guard. Hannah Sparkles: Hooray for the First Day of School! by Robin Mellom, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton Hannah is about to begin first grade where she has a little trouble connecting with her new [...]

Off the Page: July Music

Sounds for your summer.  Download or stream all for free.   "Spirit' the lead single from the new soundtrack The Lion King:The Gift.   From the Netflix series Black Mirror.  Miley Cyrus plays pop star Ashley O.  Download two songs from the series.   THE song of the summer.  Download Old Town Road today!   Stranger Things - Season 3 Entire album available for streaming.   The new single from Blink-182: Happy Days.

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Grow With Google

  Grow with Google is bringing free digital skills workshops and one-on-one coaching to Kentucky. We’re teaming up with local libraries across the state to offer these trainings so that Kentuckians have the opportunity to learn digital skills to grow their careers or businesses.  

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Keepin’ it Real: New Nonfiction eBooks

  Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.   A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change.   The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors.   Was he New York City's last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans ofGangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire.   The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.      

By |June 15th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Online Book Club Picks – Find Your Next Great Book!

In this witty and heartfelt debut, one woman's unconventional journey to motherhood means learning to embrace the unexpected. June pick for Reese Witherspoon's book club Hello Sunshine.   An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country. June pick for Sara Jessica Parker's Book Club Central.   An "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan. June pick for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf   In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. Former football player Andrew Luck picks a Rookie and Veteran book each month for the Andrew Luck Book Club.   Two star-crossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding bestseller that has captured the world's imagination. EVERYONE Has Read This but Me - The Catch-Up Book Club    

A Universe of Stories – Science Fiction & Science Facts

Be a STAR in our Summer Reading Celebration - A Universe of Stories All ages are eligible to participate. ENTER YOUR BOOKS ONLINE! Beginning June 1, 2019, visit our online Summer Reading Celebration book log and enter the ebooks, audiobooks or magazines you've read to win great prizes. On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid—with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers. The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.   Discover the true story of the women who stood beside some of the greatest heroes of American space travel in this New York Times bestseller that delivers "a truly great snapshot of the times". For the outsize personalities staking their fortunes on spaceships, the new race to explore space could be a dead end, [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

New Books for June – Request these HOT Titles Today

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.   Memory makes reality. That's what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.   When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister—without losing herself.   Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread, and offering readers a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon.   In this remarkable groundbreaking book, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in-depth the secret lives of sharks—magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world's oceans and ultimately the planet.  

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments