Nov 162015


Meet Pronunciator, Warren Public Library’s new online language-learning database. Pronunciator offers instruction for 80 languages that can be taken from any of  50 starting languages! This means that a French speaker can learn Korean, a Hindi speaker can learn Ukrainian, a Haitian Creole speaker can learn Afrikaans (among countless other possibilities). ESL courses are included for the 50 non-English languages.

Pronunciator quickly builds conversational skills through interactive online drills, scored quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar reviews. Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases. Learners can move through the courses based on their skill level and learning goals. Lessons include:

  • Scored quizzes
  • Virtual coach
  • Speech recognition
  • Downloadable audio lessons
  • Virtual conversations
  • Downloadable phrasebooks in PDF form

Pronunciator includes lessons for children ages three to six and seven through 12, as well as eight week travel prep courses, which are specially designed to prepare you for your next trip.

If you’re on the go, Pronunciator’s free mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android, and tablets allows you to take your lessons wherever you go. Your progress is automatically synced between devices, so you can go from your computer to your phone or tablet without missing a beat! Apps can be found in your devices app store.

Click here to try Pronunciator today!

Oct 262015

Thursday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Maybelle Burnette Branch

Snowy.OwlHoo-hoo-hoo do we love? Why, the Lake St. Clair Metropark, of course! Join us at the Burnette Branch as Metropark staff naturalists  present a lively and informative look at the owls of Michigan. Fall is a busy time for animals as they begin to prepare for the long winter ahead, so it is a perfect time to learn about these amazing creatures. Prepare yourself to be enlightened and entertained.

Registration is required. To register, please call 586.758.2115. 

Aug 102015

Saturday, August 8, 11 am, Burnette Branch, 586.758.2115
Monday, August 10, 6:30 pm, Miller Branch, 586.751.5377
Tuesday, August 11, Busch Branch, 586.755.5750
Saturday, August 15, Civic Center Library, 586.751.0770

Pete the CatHe has magic sunglasses, four groovy buttons, cool shoes, and he wants to meet you! Lucky for us, Pete the Cat will be visiting all four branches of the Warren Public Library. Join us for a Pete the Cat story or two, a craft, and a photo opportunity with this feline celebrity!

Registration is required for this event. To register, call the phone numbers listed above.