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Wowza, Hesston! Crunching the numbers for May, and your library was BUSY. Thank you for making the HPL such a great destination. The library saw its highest May circulation EVER - 8,097 items! (that's more like a summer month circulation number) ...

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Anyone interested in memoir writing is encouraged to attend the free workshop tonight, 6:30 p.m., with Al Ortolani, published poet and writing instructor. This event is part of “Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War,” a statewide oral history project to commemorate 50 years since the escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The program is supported by Kansas Humanities Council. No registration required. ...

Over a dozen published authors are in Hesston today for Nerdcamp KS!!!

Don't miss out on the "community book signing" opportunity this afternoon from 3:45-4:15. Watermark Books & Cafe will have books available for purchase.
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State Library to add Mango Languages

The State Library of Kansas is pleased to announce that beginning August 1st, it will offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system to the state of Kansas.

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is made available to all Kansas library patrons, at no charge, by the State Library of Kansas. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.

Mango will be available in two versions per language selected. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

For a full list of all the databases included in the packages the State Library will offer statewide as of August 1, 2012, visit http://www.kslib.info/librarians/databases-fy2013.html.

(From a news release provided by the State Library of Kansas)

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