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.
Lauralee Bliss, a.k.a .”Blissful” ,visited the library this morning for a children’s program on hiking the Appalachian Trail. Lauralee has hiked the entire trail twice, so she has lots of tips for children (and adults) that are interested in hiking. She shared slides of one of her hikes that took her from Georgia to Maine.
Lauralee had an activity for the children to do, after which they earned a carabiner. She also had them help pack up her “campsite” and pack her backpack so that they were aware of what is needed on a hike and how much they would be able to carry.
Thank you, Blissful, for visiting the Oswayo Valley today!
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.
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.
Please join us next Tuesday, August 8th, at 6:00 p.m. for a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United State’s involvement in World War I.
A brawl in Galeton, a zeppelin sighting near Emporium, five men blown to smithereens in a Sinnemahoning powder plant explosion rumored to be related to sabotage, fear and suspicion in German-American communities (like Germania!). These newsworthy items and more filled Potter County town talk and newspapers as World War I exploded across the global stage a century ago. Potter County historian David Castano will fill in the details of these events as he share with us how our involvement in World War I directly affected Potter County.
Castano will bring World War I artifacts from the Potter County Historical Society for “Show and Tell”, including a shell fired during the Battle of Verdun, World War I helmets, a gas mask, nursing medals, an American pilot’s uniform, an enlisted men’s tunic and puttees, and lists of Potter County men serving in the war with details of their service.