It’s the end of National Reading Month… but don’t stop reading!  Even if you don’t know what to read, come try a Staff Pick title, located at the Circulation and Reference desks and in the YA room on the display.  Many of these are also available as ebooks for loan.

The Library is also hosting a lot of wonderful programs this month like free SAT Review classes, beginner yoga, adult chess club,  showings of the films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, and much more.  Check out our April calendar to check out our great offerings and find out if you need to register.  Have kids? We have tons of great children’s programs too! Check it out on our Children’s April calendar.   You can always get to either via the Events tab on our homepage.

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Don’t forget to register for the free SAT review classes being held Tuesday, April 1 (we promise this isn’t a prank) and Saturday, April 5.  You MUST register to attend either class, and we encourage you to come to both and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

We are happy to welcome back Ameer Sohrawardy, an assistant professor of English Literature at Rutgers University – Newark, with over 10 years of experience as an SAT instructor.  Professor Sohrawardy will be presenting successful strategies that students can use to confidently handle both the written and essay portions of the SAT exam.  There will also be time for Q & A about the entire SAT examination process.   Those working to improve their prose writing skills are encouraged to attend as well.

Click on the program titles below for more information and to register.

 SAT Review Part I: “How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Essay”
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 7 – 8 pm (Main Library – Community Room)

 

 SAT Review Part II: “How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Writing Section (Exclusive of the Essay)”
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 11 – 12 pm (Main Library – Community Room)
 
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The staff recommends The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified by Jessica Seinfeld.  Simple, easy to follow recipes and directions with lots of photos to show you how what you’re cooking is supposed to look, Seinfeld breaks cooking down into manageable proportions.  Her lemon ricotta pancake recipe is particularly delicious.

 


The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!

Jessica Seinfeld

Published: Oct 08, 2013 by Atria Books
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Staff Pick Bookmarks are here!  Don’t know what to read after the last Patterson? Why not try Ghostman by Robert Hobbs?  Or, if you’re looking for some less suspenseful fiction, why not The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence, We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle, or one of the other great titles you can now find on our staff pick bookmarks.

We have eight bookmarks broken up by genre, including both fiction and nonfiction titles. They can be found at the Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk and in the YA room on top of the display.   Finish National Reading Month with a bang and find plenty of exciting new books to read!

 

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Not only are we offering a free SAT review, we have tons of great study materials at the Library as well.  In addition to a wide selection of test prep books, educational DVDs, and tons of great vocabulary building books like the Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classics series, we also have free online database resources that you can access from home with your library card.  For example, the Learning Express Library database has content and practice tests for several exams, such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, AP exams, PRAXIS, and other career exams.  It also contains knowledge building in areas like Social Studies, Science, Math and English.

There are flyers on the Reference Desk that you can take home that will show you how to access our online databases at the library or at home.  For some of the databases, you will need your library card to use as a username and create an account.  You can also click on this link to be brought to our list of databases, which is searchable by name or subject. Continue reading