What's New!

On June 14, Bomba Estéreo kicked off World Music Series 2010, brought to you this year by KRCC Concerts. The band, which hails from Bogotá, Colombia, describes its sound as “electro tropical.” You can watch the PPLD TV-produced video of the first song of their performance below. The final show of this year's series will be at 7 p.m. on August 9, when Rupa and the April Fishes bring their enchanting mix of gypsy swing, Latin grooves, French New Wave, and Indian ragas to Colorado College's Armstrong Quad.

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Learn Language Quickly with Mango

Did you know we have a fun, fast, and easy language learning program called Mango Languages? It is available for free to Pikes Peak Library District patrons.

Mango is the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language and is available in two versions:

Mango Basic:
Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches every day greetings, expressions of gratitude, goodbyes, and helpful phrases in a short period of time. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Mango Complete:
Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.

You will need a resident PPLD library card and PIN to access Mango Languages.

Click here to try Mango Languages!

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PPLD TV recently captured this riveting performance of "Summertime" by Indian blues band Soulmate at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs.

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