February 28, 2014
Do you need to prepare for the SAT, AP, GRE, ASVAB, GMAT, citizenship test, or a licensing exam, but don’t have the time or money for a prep course? Then LearningExpress Library is the database for you! Available through your library, LearningExpress offers practice tests and eBook study guides for these exams and many others. The database also has tutorials for math, reading, writing, job search and workplace skills, and much more. Just set up a username and password and study as much or as little as you like, any time of day, anywhere you have a computer–and all for free! Just click the “Register” button to get started.
Please note: Home access for this database is available only to Newton residents with a Newton library card number beginning 21323.
January 30, 2014
Have fun learning a new language–Mango Premiere adds language-learning to your movie watching!
Start at our Mango Languages database (you’ll need your library card number or username), and choose Mango Premiere under “Apps.” You don’t need to sign in.
Choose “Engage Mode” to review dialogue, grammar and culture with short lessons and interactive content. Or choose “Movie Mode” for uninterrupted viewing, with subtitles or without, or with dual-language subtitles. Subtitles can also be color-coded for parts of speech if desired. Switch back and forth between modes whenever you wish.
Available for selected languages only, but check back for new additions!
January 24, 2014
Learn on the go with Mango Mobile apps!
Go to Mango Languages (you’ll need your library card number or username to log in), create an account, then download the free “Mango Languages Library Edition” app for your iPhone/iPad, Android device, Kindle Fire, or Nook. Find these in your app store.
Mango is available from your computer, too. Dozens of languages, plus placement tests, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and cultural notes. Log in to keep track of your progress, or just explore!
December 18, 2013
Are you in the midst of preparing a paper or thesis, a journal article, column or essay? The Chicago Manual of Style Online can help!
Thoroughly modernized, the 16th edition covers not only grammar questions, but also organization and proofreading requirements of electronic publications. You’ll also find updates on fair use and electronic rights information, how to cite electronic sources, a glossary of terms, an expanded chapter on bias-free language and even foreign language transliteration tables.
Available remotely with a Newton Free Library card or in the Library. Check out our other databases, too!
October 10, 2013
Come to a free class on Grantseeking Basics, Thursday, October 24, 2013, from 10:00 – 11:30, in Druker Auditorium. Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
New to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?
In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This session is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use.
This session will be led by Edgar Zavala, Director of Programs at the Foundation Center. As a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the Newton Free Library provides access to a collection of materials and services related to grantseeking and fundraising.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
For more information contact: Susan Caulfield, Reference Librarian, (617) 796-1380; email@example.com
September 5, 2013
- Which state has the highest percentage of college graduates?
- How much corn is grown in Iowa?
- What are the main reasons why people in America move?
Our September Database of the Month, ProQuest’s Statistical Abstract of the United States, has these answers and more, with statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Monthly updates, 1400 tables you can print or download.
What do YOU need to know?
August 29, 2013
Over 500 free, online classes–on your own schedule, from wherever you are. Universal Class, our Database of the Month, has something for everyone! Just a few examples:
Learn new skills: How to Start and Run an Online Business, Landlord 101, Microsoft Publisher
Start a project: Wedding Planning, Interior Design, Genealogy
Support your independent learning: Meteorology Fundamentals, Early Childhood Development, Global Warming
Explore new interests: Film Appreciation, Bartending & Mixology, Bird Watching
Expand your world, have fun, and start a Universal Class today!