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Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Friends Local Author Visit: David Carroll

David Carroll was recently voted the Chattanooga area's "Best Columnist/Reporter" and "Best TV Personality" and also recently published his second book, Volunteer Bama Dawg.  His first book,Chattanooga Radio and Television, is a pictorial history of local broadcasting.Mr. Carroll is a longtime radio and TV broadcaster in Chattanooga who currently anchors the evening news on WRCB Channel 3 and hosts a weekend radio show, "The Vinyl Express" on Chattanooga's Big 95.3 FM.  His weekly column appears in six area newspapers.  

Now Available: Rosetta Stone

Rosetta StoneFriends of Collegedale Public Library is happy to announce that patrons will have full online access to Rosetta Stone language-learning software, beginning in March! Particularly useful for students and travelers, this popular learning tool makes it possible to pick up a new language in months instead of years.
All you need to get started is your library card and a computer with Internet access. (Add some headphones and a microphone in order to reap the full benefits of the program.) From the first lesson, you'll have the opportunity to listen to native speakers in each chosen language and to respond using a microphone, receiving instant feedback on how to improve pronunciation.
Rosetta Stone offers 30 different languages, and you can take your pick from any language and any level of instruction. You'll find hours' worth of foundational instruction that includes core reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills lessons; grammar and vocabulary activities; and more.
Choose one of the following 30 languages that are available via Rosetta Stone: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
In January, Friends of Collegedale Public Library voted to fund a one-year subscription to the full Rosetta Stone program, and the library will monitor usage statistics before deciding whether or not to make a longer commitment. So take advantage of this dynamic resource now, and share the news within the local community!
Consider becoming a member of the Friends of Collegedale Public Library to help bring more exciting resources like this to our local library. For more information, inquire at the front desk.

2017 Reading Challenge



The purpose of the reading challenge is to help readers choose materials from outside of their typical reading “bubble” in order to find new literary likes and interests as well as to encourage discussion among participants.

The 2017 reading challenge will offer participants the option of reading one or two books each month chosen from either of the two challenge lists. You may choose either one book from one list or one book from each list per month, but may not choose both from the same list nor read ahead. Of course, you may read as many books as you like in any given month (we encourage that!), but they cannot be counted for challenge purposes. Happy reading!

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