Learn a New Language!

Say hello to Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s newest language-learning resource: Mango Premiere™.  The newest addition to the popular Mango Languages database, Mango Premiere™ is the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film.

Turning the entertainment experience into a learning experience, Mango Premiere™ exposes students to four key areas of language learning – vocabulary, phrases, culture and grammar – all while enjoying the fun and excitement of a movie.

Users are able to customize their learning experience by choosing how they want to watch a film.  In “Movie Mode”, you can watch the entire movie with your choice of subtitles (English subtitles, subtitles in the language you’re learning, or both).  Or you can select “Engage Mode” to learn each scene’s dialogue, part-by-part.

Along the way, you’ll see all the same features that Mango users have come to know and love: semantic color mapping, phonetic pop-ups, quizzes, Grammar Notes, Culture Notes, and more.

Ask a librarian how to get started or visit www.ovmlibrary.org to get started.

Basket Raffle Donations

 

The library will be holding basket raffles during the Pleasant Street Festival on September 9th. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the baskets, please drop them off at the library or contact a board member to arrange pick up.

Appalachian Trail Adventure for Kids!

Come visit with “Blissful” who has hiked the famous Appalachian Trail twice and in each direction! Lauralee will be visting with us on Thursday, August 10th, at 10:30 a.m.

From bears to snakes, plants, trees, cool views, and funny hiking pictures, we will explore the trail from Georgia to Maine! Find out how Blissful cooked on the trail using a tiny stove and pot. Snuggle in a mummy bag in the woods. Create your own “trail name” through drawing and words to earn a carabiner to hook on your day pack or belt loop!

Stop by the library or call us at 814-697-6691 to register. This program is free to all elementary-age students.