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!

Sep 232015

Thursday, October 8, 6 pm, Civic Center Library HeritageQuest

Celebrate Family History Month by learning to explore your roots using the new and improved Heritage Quest website now owned by  Available for use in the library or home through the Michigan eLibrary (, search the complete U.S. Federal census (1790-1940) and send your discoveries home via email. Also covered will be tips and tricks for beginners, the Ancestry Library Edition database, and valuable free websites that will jump start your search into your family’s past.

This program will be held in the conference room next to the Civic Center Library. Registration is required for this event. Please call 586.574.4564 to register.

Sep 252015

MeLLogoDatabases that the Warren Public Library receives through the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) will be soon be changing.

On October 1, the following databases will not be available and will be removed from our database listings:

  • Books and Authors
  • Lansing State Journal
  • SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Renaissance
  • eLibrary and eLibrary Elementary
  • Job and Career Accelerator
  • 2 centers from Learning Express Library: Computer Skills Center  Skills for 21st Century Success

Also starting October 1, the following databases will be added:

  • Research in Context
  • Military and Intelligence
  • Britannica School, Britannica School – Learning Zone, Britannica School – Elementary, Britannica School – Middle, Britannica School – High

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions about any of the databases that we offer.