Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mango Language Database


¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Parli italiano?

You can learn to speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, and many

other languages — including Pirate — with the Kokomo-Howard

County Public Library’s new online language learning system:

Mango Languages.

Mango is free for all KHCPL patrons and offers a fast and convenient

solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs.

Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native

speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented

with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application

that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar,

and culture so users learn actual conversation.

To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program

has to offer, stop by the library, and we will give you an introduction.

You can access Mango via the Kokomo-Howard County Public

Library website at Even better, if you have your

library card and have access to the Internet, you can access the

actual courses remotely from anywhere! Plus, there’s even a smart

phone app for it.

For more information, call 765.454.4710.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New DVD Releases - February 21,2012

The following DVDs are being release today, February 21:

  • The Way (PG-13)
  • The Mighty Macs (G)
  • Tower Heist (PG-13)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (R)
Also being released Friday, February 24:

  • Puss in Boots (PG)
The library owns all of these titles.  You may place holds on them by either coming into or calling any library location.  You may also place holds by visiting the library's website at

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rotten Tomatoes 75 Best Reviewed Animated Movies of All Time

The Rotten Tomatoes, a popular movie review website, has released their list of the 75 best reviewed animated movies of all time.  The top ten are:

  1. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  2. Up (2009)
  3. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  4. Toy Story (1995)
  5. Pinocchio (1940)
  6. Fantasia (1940)
  7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  8. WALL-E (2008)
  9. Finding Nemo (2003)
  10. The Incredibles (2004)
Click here to see what other films made the list.  If you are interested in seeing any of these films, please come visit the library and we will see what we can do for you.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In Case You Missed It: 2012 BAFTA Awards

This past Sunday (February 12), the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held their annual awards for excellence in Film and Television.  The winners in the major movie categories included:

Best Film:
     The Artist

Best Animated Film:

Leading Actor:
     Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Leading Actress:
     Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Supporting Actor:           
     Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Supporting Actress:
     Octavia Spencer, The Help

    The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Click here to view a complete list of the winners    

New DVD Releases - February 14, 2012

The following DVDs are being released today, February 14:

  • Paranormal Activity 3 (R)
  • The Rum Diary (R)
  • Take Shelter (R)
  • I Am (2010) (Documentary)
The library owns all of these titles.  You may place a hold any of them by either coming into or calling any library location.  You may also place a hold by visiting the library's website at

Monday, February 13, 2012

54th Annual Grammy Awards

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles.  The nights big winner was Adele who one 6 Grammys, which included Album, Record, and Song of the year.  And the winners in the major categories were:

Album of the Year:
          Adele, 21

 Record of the Year:
         Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Best New Artist:
          Bon Iver

Best Country Album:
     Lady Antebellum, Own the Night

Song of the Year:
     Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth (Adele), "Rolling in the Deep"

Best Pop Solo Performance:
     Adele, "Someone Like You"

Best Pop Vocal Album:
     Adele, 21

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
    Tony Bennett, Duets II

Best Rap Album:
     Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Folk Album:
    The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow

Best Short Form Music Video
    Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Best Rock Album
    Foo Fighters, Wasting Light

Click here for a complete list of winners.  If you would like to check out any of these albums, be sure to come into or call any library location and our staff would be glad to help you.         

Girls Night In

Looking for something to watch for your next girls night in?  Why not stop by the library and check out one of these DVDs:

  • The American President - Starring: Annette Bening, Michael Douglas (PG13)
  • Beautiful Girls - Starring: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton (R)
  • The Bodyguard - Starring: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston (R)
  • Breaking Dawn Part 1 - Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson (PG13)
  • Catch and Release - Starring: Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant (PG13)
  • Cold Mountain - Starring:  Nicole Kidman, Jude Law (R)
  • The Cutting Edge - Starring:  D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly (PG)
  • Eat, Pray, Love - Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem (PG13)
  • Eclipse - Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson (PG13)
  • The Family Stone - Starring:  Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker (PG13)
  • Fever Pitch - Starring:  Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon (PG13)
  • The Goodbye Girl - Starring: Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss (PG)
  • Hitch - Starring:  Wil Smith, Eva Mendes (PG13)
  • It's Complicated - Starring:  Meryl Streep, Steve Martin (R)
  • Jane Eyre - Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender (PG13)
  • Jerry Maguire - Starring: Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger (R)
  • Letters to Juliet - Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan (PG)
  • Moonstruck - Starring:  Cher, Nicholas Cage (PG)
  • My Best Friend's Wedding - Starring: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney (PG13)
  • New Moon - Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson (PG13)
  • No Strings Attached - Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher (R)
  • Phantom of the Opera - Starring: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum (PG13)
  • Pretty Woman - Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts (R)
  • Pride & Prejudice - Starring: Keira Knightly, Matthew Macfadyen (PG)
  • Prince of Tides - Starring: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte (R)
  • The Proposal - Starring:  Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds (PG13)
  • Serendipity - Starring: John Cusak, Kate Beckinsale (PG13)
  • Something's Gotta Give - Starring: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton (PG13)
  • Twilight - Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson (PG13)
  • Under the Tuscan Sun - Starring: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh (PG13)
  • Water for Elephants - Starring: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon (PG13)
  • When Harry Met Sally - Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan (R)