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Teacher Notes From Howard County Library - Archive for September, 2012
  • Your Best College Application Essay

    image of 4 green apples and 1 red apple with a hand reaching for the red appleThe college application essay doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. Students can learn tips and tricks Monday, September 17 at 7 pm as Howard County Library System’s Central Branch hosts Jill Kasprzak, director of college counseling at a private high school and former assistant director of admissions at Loyola University Maryland. The discussion focuses on the art of writing a good college application essay. The class provides helpful information about what college admissions officers are seeking, what makes an essay successful, how to brainstorm, and how to complete the essays without stressing out.

    Please encourage interested students to register for this class.

     

     

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  • Mango Languages

    mango languages database logoDo you want to learn Pirate? How about more standard languages such as Spanish, French and German? Practice languages like Vietnamese or Tagalog? Or even Irish or Hawaiian?

    Howard County Library System recently added Mango for Libraries to our growing collection of specialized online research tools. Mango offers forty-five multi-lesson classes for native English speakers in a variety of foreign languages, as well as sixteen customized multi-lesson classes for native speakers of other languages who are learning English.

    In addition, Little Pim, a companion collection of videos and resource cards, introduces preschool students to vocabulary in ten languages. ¬†Little Pim teaches 60 words and phrases per session for a total of 180 kid-friendly words. Little Pim’s 15 languages include Spanish, French, Hebrew, and ESL English.

    Both resources require Javascript and Adobe Flash Player, and can be accessed from our list of Research Tools by selecting the Language subject area. Mango Languages can be accessed at any of HCLS’s six branches, or from school or home with your library card number. Add Mango Languages to your collection of language learning tools!

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