Learning another language may also slow age-related cognitive decline, increase empathy, boost IQ, and expand employment opportunities. Here are five things that the library can provide for you to learn more about a new language today!

READ: "Yo no soy tu perfecta hija Mexicana/I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" by Erika L. Sánchez. Practice reading in Spanish through our new Spanish-language Young Adult collection. Start with Erika Sánchez’s book about family, belonging, and grief.

LISTEN: “Rokku mi rokka” by Youssou N’Dour. Get a taste of tunes from across the ocean with this sampling of African music from Youssou N'Dou.

WATCH: The movie "Amelie." Amelie is a young French woman on an existential journey in this classic film. She finds romance in a Parisian café where she works as a waitress.

EXPLORE: Mango. Expand your horizons! Whether you’re planning a trip abroad or just want to understand more of the world around you, Mango is a fun online program that will quickly have you speaking in the language of your choice. Create an account with your library card & learn for free. https://learn.mangolanguages.com/login?gymToken=MmY4NmNkZTBhZGI4YjRjZDA6dXVpZD0tMSxleHA9MTU3OTg4MTY3MyxpcD0wLHVybD0xLGE9MTY2MSxjbGllbnRfaXA9MTY3LjEwMi41Ni4xNDY=

CREATE: Delicious meals from another country! Deepen your understanding of another culture by cooking traditional dishes. Check out "China: The Cookbook" by Keilum Chan. Featuring more than 650 recipes for delicious and authentic Chinese dishes, this is the definitive cookbook bible for the world’s most popular and oldest cuisine.

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