Nov 162015
 

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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 152015
 

Thursday, October 22, 9:30-11:30 am, Arthur Miller Library

Do you have video-devicesa Kindle, Nook, tablet, or other eBook reader? Do you want to read free eBooks on it? Let us help you!

One of Warren Public Library’s librarians will show you how easy it is to checkout and load up your eReader, tablet, or even your phone with free eBooks through the library’s OverDrive eBook and eAudiobook service.

Registration is required. To register, please call 586.751.5377 or click here.

 

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 Ancestry.com.  Available for use in the library or home through the Michigan eLibrary (mel.org), 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 152015
 

Fall into a good eBookRead an eBook Day is Friday, September 18. Sponsored by OverDrive, Read an eBook Day “is a celebration of modern storytelling” and encourages people to check out and read eBooks from their local library.

To celebrate, the Warren Public Library will be giving away three $20 Amazon.com gift cards to people who checkout eBooks from the library in September:

  • 2 gift cards will be given randomly to people who check out any eBook in September
  • 1 gift card will be given to someone who used our eBook service for the 1st time in the month of September

This is the perfect time to try eBooks from the library. Simply visit our eBook site to get started today!

 

Apr 272015
 

Our Zinio for Libraries digital magazine service is now easier to use! All you need to do is create a single Zinio account, and you have access to over full digital copies of over 140 magazines, including popular titles such as CosmopolitanForbes,  National Geographic and Newsweekas well as magazines that are only published digitally, such as PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld!

Checking out magazines with Zinio is easy. Simply visit our Zinio site, click on the magazine that you want, create your Zinio account, and start reading. Magazines can be read on your computer or on a variety of mobile devices with the Zinio for Libraries app. Best of all, there are no checkout limits with Zinio so there are never any late fees. You can view your checked out magazines anytime!

You can get started with Zinio by visiting the eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Magazines section of our website here. For more help, see this tutorial video or the Zinio user’s guide.