During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
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For this week's Mango Monday we will present Hawaiian. According to Mango, Hawaiian is used by 29,000 speakers in the state of Hawaii. Recently there have been protests in Hawaii over a new telescope being built on Mauna Kea. One way to get another perspective on the news is to understand the language of the people who live there. Mango's Hawaiian course might help!
Others may be tempted to Hawaii for the natural beauty. Learning some key phrases will help your island experience. According to Mango:
The ultimate escape to paradise, Hawaii’s six beautiful islands offer an incomparable immersion into some of the world’s most dazzling waters, stunning landscapes, and unique culture. Enrich your Hawaiian experience by becoming a hoaloha (friend) of the island through language. Hawaii’s art, dance, music, and cuisine come to life when you learn the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). Whether you’re learning hula on Kauai, riding a mule through the breathtaking trails of the Kalaupapa Peninsula, or dining at a five-star bistro in Oahu, Hawaii’s oasis awaits you.
All conversational languages give you different language skills to try. Here is the lesson from Chapter 6: How do you say?
Hawaiian is available only through Mango Languages. Don't forget to take advantage of each product's mobile apps for language learning on the go!
Next Monday we will be back with a new language you can teach yourself with resources from your library.