Southbury Public Library – Week of Aug. 18, 2014

Summer hours

The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays in August through Labor Day weekend. The library’s weekday hours are unchanged. Regular weekend hours will resume Saturday, Sept. 6.

Wednesday movie

The Wednesday afternoon movie Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. in the Kingsley Meeting Room is one of the less-known and surprisingly suspenseful tales of World War II. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Jean Dujardin team up as an unlikely platoon given the assignment, by President Roosevelt, of going into Germany to rescue art masterpieces from the Nazis and return them to their rightful owners.

Due to licensing and copyright agreements, film titles cannot be listed. The room has surround-sound theater with a listening system available. This program is free and open to the public.

New online resources

The library is offering its patrons free access to two new online resources, Mango Languages and Learning Express 3.0. The resources, which can be used free of charge from home and at the library, are available only to patrons who have a Southbury Public Library card.

Mango Languages is a premier language learning resource that helps users acquire a new language through online courses. Choose from the dozens of language courses Mango offers and gain conversational skills as well as cultural knowledge through interactive exercises that let you learn at your own pace. Mango Languages can be accessed from home or at the library, and Mango’s free mobile apps make learning a new language on your iPhone or Android mobile device easy.

Also available is Learning Express 3.0. This digital resource offers hundreds of free practice tests and other study materials for students in elementary school through graduate school, professionals and pre-professionals, military service members, civil service job applicants, people applying for U.S. citizenship, individuals earning their GED, and adults who just want to develop new skills. The site also offers job search advice and career information, as well as guides and eBooks to help refine essential workplace skills like business writing and researching.

Call the library if you need help accessing these online resources.

For more information, call 203-262-0626 or visit The library is at 100 Poverty Road in Southbury.


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