Secure more funding for your library with these 6 helpful resources.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jun 1, 2017 7:16:33 PM

If anything deserves a little extra cash these days, it’s our libraries. They provide invaluable academic support, creative literacy programs, and diverse e-resources (like Mango!) that keep their whole community going strong. But all these great services come at a price, and unfortunately it’s not getting any cheaper for librarians to keep up with high patron demand.

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Are you a talent development professional? Read all about ATD 2017.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   May 22, 2017 11:10:46 AM

If you’re in learning and development, you need to be at the ATD 2017 Conference & Expo. There, we said it.

Why? Because ATD is the premier international gathering of talent development practitioners, introducing attendees to the latest trends across industries, the best in learning programs, and ideas and best practices from practitioners in the field. It’s all going down this year in Atlanta May 21 - 24. Here’s what you need to know about the ATD 2017 International Conference and Exposition.

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How to make the best Hummus ever.

By Aya Dhibette |   May 19, 2017 12:47:55 PM

Here at Mango, we never pass on the opportunity to embrace special days that remind us that we all love the same things: family, friends, and food! It only made sense that we would celebrate our love for hummus on International Hummus Day! (Let’s be honest, we all know this is only an excuse. Every day is a good day to make hummus.)

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The real story behind Cinco de Mayo (and a few ways you can celebrate).

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   May 5, 2017 6:12:00 PM

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! While Fiesta Fridays are a weekly occurrence in our office, today’s celebration comes with an extra helping of language and culture love (and guacamole, and sour cream). Many of us associate this lively Mexican holiday with a whole lot of delicious food - and rightly so - but trust us, there’s more to the story than all those tempting restaurant specials floating around social media. So, grab your margarita, and join us for the real scoop on all things Cinco de Mayo.

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Announcing Farsi Unit 2: What’s new in our latest course.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Apr 26, 2017 10:53:26 AM

Listen up, language learners. Are you ready for this? There’s a new language unit in town and you’re going to want to check it out. We're ready to show off our second unit of Farsi. 

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How to celebrate National Library Week at your library.

By Michael Buckenmeyer |   Apr 10, 2017 10:35:51 AM

Every year, our friends at the American Library Association (ALA) sponsor a week honoring the contributions libraries make to their communities, schools, universities, and nations. This year’s celebrations run April 9-15, with ways for everyone to show their thanks no matter where they are. Read on to find out how you and your library can get involved in one of our favorite weeks of the year.

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Nyepi: Celebrate the Balinese New Year with a day of total silence.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 31, 2017 4:26:12 PM

Never celebrated New Year’s at the end of March? Now’s your chance. The Nyepi festival in Bali, Indonesia welcomes the start of the Balinese New Year on March 28th, but festivities last for a total of 6 days - and we’ll bet it’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. Hint: the Indonesian word nyepi means “day of silence,” and the Balinese take it pretty seriously. 

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6 companies that are setting the bar high for diversity and cultural awareness.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 30, 2017 1:02:14 PM

Let’s state the obvious: when coworkers are able to share different stories, backgrounds, and beliefs, it creates a better, more dynamic workplace. Take it from us - the Mango Grove wouldn’t be half as productive if we all came from the same tree. That said, there’s a difference between simply wanting more diversity in the workplace and actually achieving it. These 6 corporate companies fall into the second group, and they’re only going up from here.

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Why language learning is one of the best decisions a college student can make.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Mar 21, 2017 11:08:33 PM

What makes for a positive college experience? When students reflect on their college years, they’ll likely credit their success to dedicated instructors, innovative learning opportunities, great friends, and tolerable cafeteria food in the dorms.

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Promote Mango to all ages at your library with these 5 strategies.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 18, 2017 2:01:00 AM

Did you know March is National Reading Month? Around the country, libraries and schools are celebrating in full swing by hosting fun events, contests, and book spotlights. All this buzz around reading and literacy presents a great excuse to amp up your library’s promotional strategy. Engaging patrons of all ages can be a challenge, though - especially when it comes to promoting unique e-resources like Mango.

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