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New Online Language Learning Resource offered by PPLC Member Libraries
By Lisa Kothe, Director of the Safety Harbor Public Library

The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC) is pleased to announce PRONUNCIATOR, a free online language resource for all ages, available to all library members. PRONUNCIATOR recently replaced PPLC's "Mango Languages" product, and offers over 80 of the world's most popular languages. The online database also includes ESL courses for speakers of over 50 non-English languages.

With levels for tourists and business travelers, each course contains up to 350 hours of audio lessons, teaching 1,500 essential everyday phrases.

PRONUNCIATOR focuses on building conversational skills using interactive online drills, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, and phrasebooks; covering vocabulary and conversation making learning fun. Lessons are downloadable to a portable device or CD, and free Android and Apple apps are available for learning "on the go."

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"We are delighted to add Pronunciator to the resources we offer our members," said Cheryl Morales, PPLC's Executive Director. "There are many reasons a person learns a language — for work, travel, school, or simply personal enrichment. Pronunciator has something for everyone."

To access PRONUNCIATOR, have your PPLC library card number available and go to: http://www. pplc.us. Click on the PRONUNCIATOR link, and get started right away! For more information contact your local Pinellas Public Library's reference desk, and let your learning begin!

 

Library Closings for Christmas, December 25, 2014:

  • Clearwater Public Libraries
    • Clearwater Main: Close @ 2pm 12/24; Closed 12/25
    • Clearwater Beach: Closed 12/24, 12/25
    • Clearwater Countryside: Close @ 2pm 12/24; Closed 12/25
    • Clearwater East: Close @ 2pm 12/24; Closed 12/25
    • Clearwater N. Greenwood: Close @ 2pm 12/24; Closed 12/25
  • Barbara S. Ponce Public Library: Closed 12/24, 12/25
  • Dunedin Public Library: Close @ 5pm 12/24; Closed 12/25, 12/26
  • Dunedin Friends Branch: Closed 12/24-12/26
  • East Lake Public Library: Closed 12/24, 12/25
  • Gulf Beaches Public Library: Closed 12/24, 12/25
  • Gulfport Public Library: Closed 12/25, 12/26
  • Largo Public Library: Closed 12/24, 12/25
  • Oldsmar Public Library: Close @ 3pm 12/24; Closed 12/25-12/27
  • Palm Harbor Public Library: Closed 12/24, 12/25
  • Safety Harbor Public Library: Close @ 1pm 12/24; Closed 12/25
  • St. Pete Beach Public Library: Close @ 5pm 12/24; Closed 12/25
  • St. Petersburg Public Libraries (Main and Branches): Closed 12/25
  • St. Petersburg West: Closed 12/25
  • Seminole Community Public Library: Closed 12/25
  • Tarpon Springs Public Library: Closed 12/24, 12/25
  • Cooperative Offices: Closed 12/24-12/26

Library Closings for New Year's Eve, December 31, 2014:

  • Clearwater Public Libraries
    • Clearwater Main: Close @ 2pm
    • Clearwater Beach: Closed
    • Clearwater Countryside: Close @ 2pm
    • Clearwater East: Close @ 2pm
    • Clearwater N. Greenwood: Close @ 2pm
  • Barbara S. Ponce Public Library: Close @ 5pm
  • Dunedin Public Library: Close @ 5pm
  • Dunedin Friends Branch: Closed
  • East Lake Public Library: Open
  • Gulf Beaches Public Library: Closed
  • Gulfport Public Library: Open
  • Largo Public Library: Close @ 5pm
  • Oldsmar Public Library: Open
  • Palm Harbor Public Library: Open
  • Safety Harbor Public Library: Close @ 1pm
  • St. Pete Beach Public Library: Close @ 5pm
  • St. Petersburg Public Libraries (Main and Branches): Open
  • St. Petersburg West: Closed
  • Seminole Community Public Library: Open
  • Tarpon Springs Public Library: Open
  • Cooperative Offices: Closed

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Current Newsletter - December

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2012: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2011: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2010: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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