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5 Years of the Blog – March

Let’s take a look at some of Syosset Public Library’s blog posts for March during the past five years:

2018: OSCAR WINNERS BASED ON BOOKS

2017: NEW IN DVD

2016: CELEBRATING THE EMERALD ISLE

2015: AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

2014: LET’S REMINISCE, SYOSSET!

See you next month when we take a look at the past 5 years in April.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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5 Years of the Blog – February

Let’s get nostalgic and take a look at some of Syosset Public Library’s blog posts for February during the past five years:

2018: A MUSEUM OUTING WITH YOUR BOOK CLUB

2017: FEBRUARY’S BOOK DISPLAYS

2016: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2015: TRY OUT SOME LYNDA.COM COURSES

2014: RECENT RELEASES PERFECT FOR BOOK CLUBS!

See you next month when we take a look at the last 5 years of March.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Mango Languages database now even better!

mango premiere

Traveling someplace different for the holidays this year? If you want to speak like the locals, try our Mango Languages database.

Mango offers a unique way of learning, using different colors for different parts of speech, and taking you through full conversations. There are also grammar and culture notes for each different country.

The best part is that Mango has a brand new add-on: Mango Premiere!

Mango Premiere is the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film. Focusing on the four key areas of language learning – vocabulary, phrases, culture and grammar – you not only get a good education, but also all the fun and excitement of watching a movie.

mango premiere laptopThere are some great new movies to watch on Mango Premiere, like the Chinese hit “Kung Fu Dunk,” or the fun Japanese film “Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge.” More movies will be added as time goes on.

Come up to the 3rd floor and ask a librarian how to get started!

– posted by Erica, Reference Librarian

Learn a New Language

The Syosset Public Library just subscribed to a fun, fast and easy language learning program called Mango Languages.  Mango is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. The best part it is FREE for Syosset Public Library patrons and you can access it anywhere there is an internet connection.  Mango is available in two versions, to suit users with different needs:

Mango Basic is perfect for a foreign language beginner. It teaches everyday greetings and helpful phrases.  The courses, which require only two to five hours to complete, are currently available in 22 languages (including Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, and Korean) and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses (including Chinese, Korean and Polish).

Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.  ESL courses include Polish and Spanish.

To learn more about Mango contact the Reference Department by email (splreference@syossetlibrary.org), phone (516-921-7161 x217) or just drop by.  Or get started by going to http://www.syossetlibrary.org/worldlanguages.php and click on the Mango Languages link.  You’ll be asked for your library card barcode.  Then choose your language and start!  You’ll learn a new phrase before you even know it!

– posted by Marianne, Reference Services