Mango Languages Canceled - Welcome to Duolingo!
The Library regrets to announce that we've cancelled our subscription to Mango Languages due to its high cost and relatively low usage. Fortunately, although we're no longer able to offer Mango, we're pleased to introduce you to Duolingo. In 2015, PC Magazine said, "Duolingo was the first free language-learning program to rival expensive paid programs. The website and companion mobile apps remain the best free language-learning program you can find, making Duolingo an Editors' Choice. The content is so good, that Duolingo ranks among the best software for learning a language, even when measured against paid programs." In 2013, it was was selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year and by Google as "Best of the Best for Android."
Duolingo currently offers 12 languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, Turkish, Danish, Russian and Norwegian) and plans to add Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Welsh, Vietnamese and Hungarian some time soon. Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Swahili, Hindi, Indonesian and Klingon are also in early development.
Introduction to Commercial and Film Acting for Teens - CANCELLED
Saturday, February 6 from 11 - 3 PM in the Library Meeting Room
Note: This workshop has been cancelled due to low registration.
High-school students are invited to this free one-day workshop to learn all the basic techniques needed to audition for professional commercials and film with Sandwich High School's drama director Kevin Lasit. Learn more.
Registration is required. Contact the Library at 508-946-2470 to reserve your spot, as space is limited. A lunch will be provided.
Open to students in grades 9-12.
NPR's Book Concierge: Guide To 2015's Great Reads
NPR's site provides a searchable list of some 260 titles loved by both NPR staff and critics this year. Browse the list of titles or covers, or search by Genre or advanced search. You can also look at previous year's recommendations.
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Middleborough Public Library invites you to join us and read ...
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Studies have shown that young children who are read-to regularly can read and write their own names and count higher at an earlier age then children who were not. We know that reading is key to brain development, language skills, and building a vocabulary. Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and share the joy of reading with your child.
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Learning Express Library - a provider of online test preparation for many of the most widely used academic tests - recently announced that new resources will be added to LearningExpress Library™ in the first quarter of 2016. Here are the highlights:
- Test Prep for the New 2016 SAT Test
- Sixteen (16) practice tests and five (5) test preparation tutorials will be added to the College Preparation Center for the new SAT test. It includes an "Introduction to the 2016 SAT" tutorial, and a tutorial and four (4) practice exams each for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay test sections. Practice tests will be available on February 1, followed by the tutorials in late March.
- New ACT® and AP Practice Tests
- Sixteen (16) newly revised ACT® practice tests covering English, reading, math, and science were added to meet the latest official test specifications. Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics practice exams are now available and there are new AP European History exams to match the spring 2016 test redesign. All are in the College Preparation Center.