MORRILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closed Saturdays July 1 through Labor Day
Closed Sundays from Memorial Day - Columbus Day Weekend

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Language Learning with the Library

Maybe you already parle français or habla español, or maybe you want to learn a new language so you can go on that backpacking trip across Europe, South America, Africa, or Asia!  People can spend thousands of dollars on classes, resources, and technology to learn languages.  While these approaches are often successful, they can put unwanted pressure on your wallet.  The library can help!

As a member of the Morrill Memorial Library (and Minuteman Library Network), you have free access to books, CDs, DVDs, other guides, and Mango Languages, a totally free language-learning software that is easy to use.  It can be used for 72 (72!) different languages including Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, and more.

Our library catalog as well as our digital catalog (OverDrive) have resources in different languages to help you along your journey.

Another free option for language-learning technology is Duolingo, a popular  phone-app that is now available in your web browser to keep your language skills from growing rusty.  This app is modeled after the popular Rosetta Stone program.

If you’re learning Spanish, then you may want to check out the Britannica Spanish Reference Center.

Good luck and happy learning!

Sam Simas

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