Watervliet Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.
Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.
To learn more about Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction. Library card holders can access Mango by clicking the Mango icon on our homepage. For more information, contact Library Director Michelle Fernandez at 274-4471 or email@example.com
Founded in 2007, Mango Languages is the leading provider of language-learning resources in North American libraries. Mango is privately owned and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Guided by its core purpose to enrich lives with language and culture, Mango Languages creates lovable language-learning experiences for libraries, schools, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. To learn more about the company, its innovative products, and the dynamic Mangos who make it happen, visit mangolanguages.com.
Currently on display at the library are large ink and mixed-media landscapes by local artist Chantie Rony.
From her artist's statement:
Extreme beauty is usually silent. Through the medium of painting, I try to convey the silent melody running through local landscapes from our everyday lives and reveal a duality -- the melancholy and the impermanence that lie behind the glamour and tranquility of the natural world. I employ atmospheric color, dynamic markings and liberating materials to create pictorial landscapes and painterly abstractions that bridge the divide between the realistic and the abstract form.
An opening reception was held on Friday, October 21. Chantie Rony's works will be on display at the library until November 8th.
Please note the following change to the library's opening schedule.
Beginning November 1st, the library will be open the following hours:
Monday: 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Watervliet patron Lance Nevard has traveled extensively, and documents his travels on film. Look for photographs from his travels in China on the walls of the library this month. An opening reception will be held on August 29 at 5:00 PM.
From his artist's statement:
I have made three trips to China. The first was a survey trip, covering the most famous sites in Shanghai, Guilin and the Li River, Xi'an and its terracotta army, Chongqing, and the Yangtze River, as well as Beijing & Hong Kong.
As part of his Eagle Scout Service Project, Ben Wheatley of Troop 1078 from St. Pius in Loudonville (and the son of two of our trustees!) joined with his fellow scouts to plant flowers along the perimeter of the library building. So next time you're in, stop and smell the lilies! (and azaleas, and daisies, etc.)
We're excited to announce that Watervliet Public Library has teamed up with the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) to provide audiobooks and braille materials to patrons who have trouble reading standard print books.
Even if you're not eligible for TBBL, the library still has a great collection of audiobooks and large print books for Watervliet patrons. You can search the catalog by type of material to narrow down your search.