Language Learning at The Library

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There are a lot of ways to learn and practice a new language at the library. We have books, audio and DVD courses, eBooks, programs, and a great language learning app, Mango! A number of our online resources also offer language resources and portions of our website are available in translation, including our catalog search.

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Learn a New Language with Hoopla!

Social distancing guidelines mean that our Conversation Partners program has had to be suspended for the time being. We're as disappointed by this as you are, but that doesn't mean you have to stop learning! As many of you already know, apps like Mango and Rocket Languages can help you practice virtually from home and som...

5 Ways the Library Can Help You Learn a Language

Learning a language can open all kinds of doors, from new friendships to new careers. If you’re looking to learn a new language or practice language skills, the library has your back. From physical materials for check out to online databases and learning apps, we have a wide selection to meet your individual goals and prefe...


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Blue Ridge Download Consortium

Read or listen to free eBooks & eAudiobooks on your mobile device using the Libby app or on your computer. Visit OverDrive help for more instructions.

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Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone, even your TV.  With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.  Because there is no waiting, there are no holds needed for materials.  You cam borrow up to 3 items per month with each library card. 

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Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area

Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area

Winchester Virginia's volunteer adult literacy
 organization. They teach reading, math, English language, computer, financial and citizenship skills to adults.

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Mango Language

Mango Languages

An online language learning tool that offers courses in Spanish, Polish, English, Mandarin, and more.

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Rocket Languages

Perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students. Has 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language.

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Universal Class

Universal Class

Learn something new or update your existing skills! Choose from over 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy.

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