GRE, ACT, CLEP! Oh, my!

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sometimes life's concerns take on the same rhythm as Dorothy and her crew facing “Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!”

The library has a yellow brick road for you to follow to get to your very own Emerald City of help. It's called “Learning Express Library,” and your library card will start you on that road.

Learning Express Library is an electronic resource that provides tutorials, eBooks and practice tests to help you develop better skills.

One of the best things about Learning Express Library (LEL) is that they'll keep track of your progress. When you get into LEL, create a login account. The next time you log in, you can pick up where you left off. So what does LEL cover? There is something for pretty much anyone including Spanish speakers. It's divided into centers, which are broad areas of help.

Adult Learning Center: Here you'll find help to brush up on those three R's, as well as eBooks and practice tests for becoming a U.S. citizen.

Career Center: Contains overviews of various careers to explore and also eBooks and practice tests for career-related exams – ASVAB, Postal Worker, CDL, WorkKeys and more.

High School Equivalency Center: This center focuses on skill building and practice for the GED test.

College Preparation Center: You'll find eBooks and practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT and even help with writing a winning college admissions essay.

College Center: Brush up on your math, reading, writing, and science skills. There are CLEP practice tests and graduate school admissions exam help for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT and PCAT.

School Center: The resources here can help elementary, middle and high school students prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, science and many kinds of math.

Computer Skills: This center will help you learn all those things your kids seem to know just by living. There's basic computer information and how to use email and the internet. You can learn about using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. There's also information about Windows and Mac operating systems, along with various web tools such as uploading videos to YouTube.

Whether you have personal, school or professional goals, Learning Express Library can help you “ease on down the road” to your accomplishments. To get started, go to www.ccpl.org, take the Quick Link for research tools, click on “All A-Z” and find Learning Express Library. Click on “home access,” enter your library card number, and get to work. Or, if you're at the library, click on “in library.” If you have questions, please contact the Mount Pleasant Regional Library at 843-849-6161 or www.mtpreference@ccpl.org.

Upcoming Programs at Mount Pleasant Regional (all free and open to the public):

Great Decisions (adults)

Wednesday, March 12, 4-6 p.m. - “Turkey's Challenges”

Thursday, March 13, 2-4 p.m. - “U.S. Trade Policy”

Thursday, March 20, 2-4 p.m. – “Islamic Awakening” (postponed from Feb. 13)

For more information, call the Reference Desk at 843-849-6161 or email mtpreference@ccpl.org.

AARP Tax Assistance (adults)

Fridays, March 14 and 21, 1-5 p.m.

Mondays, March 17 and 24, 1-5 p.m.

A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with Social Security cards of any dependents. Priority will be given to senior citizens.

Fantastic Reads Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, March 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

“Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan

Find a Library Leprechaun (all ages)

Monday, March 17, 3-4 p.m.

Find the library leprechaun and win a prize!

Mount Pleasant Cribbage Club (adults)

Tuesday, March 18, 2-3:30 p.m.

Learn to play this classic game or come for a challenging match.

Lego Club (ages 4-11)

Saturday, March 22, 2-3 p.m.

We supply the Legos, you create the masterpiece!

Stretching with Dr. Erikka (all ages)

Monday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.

Bring your tot for a brief, morning stretching session.

Storytimes (no registration necessary):

Baby Bumblebees Storytime (ages 6-24 months with a caregiver)

Thursdays, March 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m.

Twos & Threes Storytime (ages 2 – 3 years with a caregiver)

Tuesdays, March 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Fours & Fives Storytime (ages 4 – 5 years)

Thursdays, March 13, 20 and 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday Storytime (intended for ages 2 – 6 years, though all ages are welcome to attend)

Saturdays, March 22 and 29 at 11 a.m.

Email mtpreference@ccpl.org if you wish to receive a PDF copy of the programs being held each month at Mount Pleasant Regional.

Susan Frohnsdorff (frohnsdorffs@ccpl.org) is the Assistant Manager of the Mount Pleasant Regional Branch of Charleston County Public Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. Visit www.ccpl.org, www.mtplibrary.blogspot.com, or like them on Facebook.

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