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Prepare for standardized tests at Library

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

You made it through the holiday season. Yippee. Give yourself a little treat. Feel better? Great - now get back to work. Do you need to study for a standardized test, like the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GRE, NCLEX-RN, or Praxis (to name just a few)? The Charleston County Public Library has plenty of resources for test takers. For those who prefer printed books, we have study guides for checkout, such as “SAT 2013: Strategies, Practice, and Review” by Kaplan Test Prep, “ASVAB for Dummies” by Rod Powers, “Cracking the GRE” by the staff of the Princeton Review, and many, many more. More comfortable with electronic resources? The library has a database called Learning Express Library, which can help you prepare for numerous standardized tests such as those listed above, as well as the Civil Service Exam, the U.S. Citizenship Exam, the LSAT, and many more. First time users will need to create an account. Visit www.ccpl.org and select “Research Tools” under “Quick Links.” For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 849-6161.   Upcoming library programs: Mount Pleasant Reel Club – A Book and Movie Discussion Group (adults)
Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m.
Read the book (“The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis), come watch the movie (“The Blind Side” starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Kathy Bates; rated PG-13; 128 minutes), and then participate in a lively discussion. DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace (all ages)
Saturday, Jan. 5 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think with Ms. Grace’s help. Self-publishing Workshop (ages 16 and up)
Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1-2 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (NOTE: These sessions are identical.)
Join author Susan Sloate to learn about the new paradigm in publishing. What is the new market, and how can you become part of it? Learn about getting your novel ready for publication, how to market your book to the right audience, the importance of electronic distribution and how to create an Amazon bestseller. Registration not required. Writing Critique Group (ages 16 and up)
Saturday, Jan. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Following Susan Sloate’s first self-publishing presentation; local writers of all levels are invited to an informational session for Mount Pleasant Regional Library’s Writing Critique Group to discuss group structure, expectations and scheduling. No registration necessary. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 849-6161 or email MtpReference@ccpl.org. Monday Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, Jan. 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
“Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain Spinal Health (adults)
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Are you trying to improve your health in this New Year? Dr. Addison Nelson offers information on spinal hygiene and wellness. Great Decisions: Future of the Euro (adults)
Thursday, Jan. 17, from 2-4 p.m.
Attend the first meeting of the Great Decisions program series to discuss the future of the Euro. For more information, call the reference desk at 849-6161, or email MtpReference@ccpl.org.   (Jen McQueen is a reference librarian at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. She’s gleeful to say that the month of December is 11 months away.)

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