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Come to our program “What’s it Worth?” on Sunday, November 2 at 1:30 PM to get 2 of your precious possessions appraised!  If you love Antiques Roadshow, you won’t want to miss the return of this popular appraise-a-thon event.

Appraisals will take place on a first-come first-served basis as time permits. Weapons will not be covered.

Alan Snyder of A.G. Snyder & Associates is a certified antiques and estate appraiser in Watchung, who has been in business since 1979. He has participated in appraisal programs since the early 1990s long before ‘Antiques Roadshow’ debuted on PBS television. ‘As changes occur in collector interests it’s more important to have items appraised before selling them or throwing them away.’ Snyder says  ‘It’s always a good idea to get an expert opinion.’

There is no charge to attend the program  but advance registration is requested (see above link).

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Are you thinking about taking the MCAT? If so you should know that the test is changing in 2015.  The Library has materials for the current test and the 2015 test, so don’t worry we have you covered! Check out Call Number 378.1662 MCA.

We think the following links will help you out too:

You get a discount if you register early.  This also has deadlines and the year’s registration schedule.

Here’s a quick FAQ about the 2015 MCAT so you can decide which test to take.  This link also provides information on the test differences.

Also, they provide some links to free MCAT prep online, like at the Khan Academy‘s website and iCollaborative.

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We have some great events happening this week.  Will you have to be paying for college soon? Are you already?  Do you want help with your resume and cover writing skills? Or maybe you just want to take it easy and enjoy this week’s free movie Draft Day. 

How to Pay for College is on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  Education Funding Specialists of NJ are providing a free class that covers how to chose colleges, increasing your chances of getting in, and of course money tips.  Learn more about the topics covered here and sign up! Registration is required for this event.

Job Search: Creating a Winning Cover Letter & Resume is on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 pm in the Community Room.  Participants will get a chance to work on their materials as well as how to target their application materials to the job posting.  Learn more and register here, registration is required.

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Our free movie this week is Draft Day starring Kevin Costner.  The movie will be shown on Friday, September 19 at 2:00 PM.

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. RatedPG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references; 110 minutes.  Registration is requested.

Don’t forget to check out the other events happening this month!

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This week’s staff pick is “Simply Sensational Cookies” by Nancy Baggett.  With school back in session and the end of summer, you might need a pick me up, and what better way than a batch of delicious homemade cookies?  The staff has tried several recipes from this book, and they’ve all come out so well that the results don’t last long.  The directions are easy to follow, each recipe is marked as to it’s level of ease (and many are ‘very easy’), and we recommend reading the blurbs at the beginning of each recipe because she has some great tips like rinsing raisins in hot water to keep them plump and from drying out the cookies. Her introduction is also chock-full of great baking advice.  This book passed our staff test, and we highly recommend it any time you need a new cookie recipe.

“Sophisticated, contemporary cookie recipes from one of America’s most respected baking experts. From bestselling cookbook author and award-winner Nancy Baggett comes “Simply Sensational Cookies, ” a delicious collection of cookie recipes that covers both the classics that mom used to make and modern, innovative ideas for the adventurous baker. Whether you’re a novice baker, an experienced cook, or a parent looking for new treats to try, this is the ideal cookbook for cookie-lovers, with more than 200 recipes ranging from fast and simple no-bake preparations to challenging projects for experienced bakers.Features more than 200 recipes, from traditional cookies like chocolate chip to sophisticated, savory cocktail nibblesIncludes gorgeous and inspiring full-color photography throughout Nancy Baggett is also the author of “Kneadlessly Simple” (Wiley) and twelve other highly respected cookbooks

Whether you need quick treats for the kids to snack on or fancy fare for your next cocktail party, “Simply Sensational Cookies” offers a wide range of recipes that will satisfy your every craving.”–From Goodreads.com


Simply Sensational Cookies

Nancy Baggett

Published: Sep 26, 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Unfortunately for many, school will be back in session soon, if it isn’t already. Reading textbooks and memorizing facts isn’t very interesting, we know (unless you’re Hermione Granger). On the bright side, there are lots of people looking into textbook alternatives and looking for new, creative (and hopefully more fun) ways to learn.  For instance, Amplify Learning is working on all kinds of electronic learning projects, you can read a little about it here and at their website.

There’s also a lot of great open source education out there, like Khan Academy, Open Culture and websites like MathTV.

The library has tons of books on teaching and learning as well. Come in and check out the 370s.

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