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Are you planning to travel abroad this summer, and need to learn some foreign language quickly? Or are you taking a second language lesson in school and want to improve more? Maybe you want to make friends with people who speak a different language?  Maybe you just want to learn Japanese because you are a super fan of Pokemon (like my son)?  Have you been looking for a self-paced online language system so you can learn the language in an easy way? Here, check out Alameda County Library’s new database addition–Mango Lanugages.

What language courses are available?

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English for Polish Speakers
  • English for Spanish Speakers
  • English for Brazilian Portuguese Speakers

How do I access it?
As a member of the Alameda County Library, you can use Mango Languages FREE of charge.

  • Go to Alameda County Library’s websitehttp:www.aclibrary.org
  • Click on “Articles and Databases” under Research Guide.
  • Click on the “Language Learning” topic.
  • Click on “Mango Languages“.
  • Enter your library card number and you are in.
  • Create an individual account following the instructions.  This way you can keep track of what you’ve learned and know where to continue the next time.

Mango is very easy to use.  Sound quality is great.  Learning is flexible.  The contents are designed on real-life situations and actual conversation to help you learn how to communicate in an efficient way.  So check it out now!

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Social Studies Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California.  For the past years, printed Social Studies Fact Cards have been used extensively in our libraries to help students collect information about California missions, American Indians, explorers, presidents, states, countries, early civilizations, and other topics in social studies.

Do you know you can access them from home, too?  Just go to the the Alameda County Library’s website www.aclibrary.org and click on the “Kids” tab under the banner to go to Kid’s Place.  After you are in Kid’s Place, click on Homework Help and you will see “Social Studies Fact Cards On-line” under “Encyclopedias and other special on-line information sources”.  You will be asked to enter your library card number to access the database.

The Fact Cards database is very easy to use.  From the home page, click on the big category first and you will get a list of topics.  Just click on your topic and your are there.  Here is how the database looks:


 If you need further assistance, you can visit your local library.  The librarians there will be happy to help you.  Good luck with your projects/reports!


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