Archive for September, 2011

FILM LECTURER TO VISIT HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

(Belcamp, Maryland – September 28, 2011) Michael McGonigle, an award-winning filmmaker and film lecturer from Philadelphia, will be presenting “All I Know About Indians I Learned From Hollywood” on Monday, October 3 at 6:30 pm at the Havre de Grace branch of Harford County Public Library. A popular and dynamic speaker who has hosted film lectures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the last decade, McGonigle will present this humorous look at how Native Americans have been portrayed in Hollywood films, from the preposterously savage to the unbelievably noble. Call (410) 939-6700 to register.

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 160,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4,800,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

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LIBRARY CELEBRATES TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

(Belcamp, Maryland – September 22, 2011) Monday, September 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Harford County Public Library (HCPL) had some high seas fun all day! To highlight the library’s free Mango Languages online resource that includes a course on how to talk like a pirate, branches displayed collections of pirate books and movies, had swashbuckling crafts including pirate hat making, and hosted scavenger hunts for treasures around the branch. Several library staff also dressed like buccaneers to bring the pirate spirit to the library.

Mango Languages is a free resource for library customers and offers a fast and convenient solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Mango offers courses in over 35 different languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Russian and of course, Pirate. Mango can be accessed via the library website at hcplonline.org/research/language. All that is needed is your library card!

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 160,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4,800,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

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Photo caption #1: September 19 was “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” and Harford County Public Library celebrated all day with swashbuckling fun. Edgewood Branch staff got into the spirit of the day by dressing in their buccaneer finest.

LEARN HOW TO TALK LIKE A PIRATE!

Monday, September 12th, 2011

(Belcamp, Maryland – September 12, 2011) Avast mateys! Visit any Harford County Public Library branch on Monday, September 19th to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day and learn a language, including Pirate. To promote its online language learning resource, Mango Languages, the library will have some high seas fun all day!

Mango is a free resource for library customers and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation (including Pirate!) by breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework. This allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of information they have already learned.

“We are really pleased to be able to bring this resource to the community and to have a little fun in the process”, said Library Director, Mary Hastler.

Contact any branch to learn more about Mango Languages and what fun is planned for September 19th. You can access Mango via the library website at hcplonline.org/research/language. You will need your library card.

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 210,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 4,700,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

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Photo caption #1: Monday, September 19 is “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” Stop by any branch of Harford County Public Library to join in the fun!