No matter what tests you need to prepare for, there is a website to help you do it!
For Elementary/Intermediate Tests, the Office of State Assessments is the place to go for real examples of subject tests, scoring, and teacher directions from past years. The subjects provided are English Language Arts (ELA), Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies for grades 3-8.
For High School Regents Exams, the Office of State Assessments is also the place to go for examples of past exams and scoring keys. In addition to the subjects listed above, there are also examples of past exams for six foreign languages. You may also find the current testing schedule for the high school exams here.
For AP exams, College Board gives you information about AP courses, including what subjects are available, what careers are available per subject, and what to expect from the course and final exam. You may also find this year’s list of exam dates , including how to register for exams, information on fees, and more.
For SAT and SAT subject exams, CollegeBoard also can be used to practice for the test with free sample questions, full length exams, and official study guides. This site may also be used to register for the SAT and look up your scores after you take the test.
And don’t forget about the Testing and Education Reference Center that is available through the Reference page of the Hudson Area Library website. You can find practice tests and review for these exams, as well as many other exams, on this site. All you need is a library card to log in!
This month’s book to be read by the Hudson Area Library Book Club is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. The Book Club will be meeting on Friday, April 26th at 3:30pm. New members and guests are always welcome! Come pick up a copy at the front desk of the library today!
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herselfidentifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
We’ve got great news for all you social networkers out there- Hudson Area Library is now on Pinterest! Pinterest is a site that is used to organize pictures, videos and links to items of interest, otherwise known as “pins.” These pins are further organized by boards, which are created according to subject or theme. Users may “repin” a pin they like to their own personal boards. Follow Hudson Area Library on Pinterest and see pictures of new items in the Hudson collection, get information on library programs and events, learn more about the city of Hudson, and view other items of interest. If you’re new to Pinterest, you can easily sign up with your Facebook or Twitter account, or your email address.
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The Hudson Area Library is closing early Tuesday, March 19th due to inclement weather and road conditions. For additional area cancellations check out the websites for or tune in to 90.7FM, 98.5FM, 93.5FM, 1230AM, and the Register-Star.
The Teen Tech Week Radio Workshop that was scheduled for today, March 14th from 3:00 to 5:00pm has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 to 5:00pm. If you have any other questions, you may call the library at 518-828-1792.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library have generously donated thirteen newly-released and soon-to-be released books on CD to the Hudson Area Library’s collection. The new acquisitions include a combination of fiction and non-fiction works, and several different genres.
Due to last week’s snowstorm, the Hudson Area Library Book Club Meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, March 15th at 4pm. They will be discussing The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx. Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for more info.
The Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library will hold their annual meeting at 6:15pm on Wednesday, March 13 following the regular monthly meeting at 5:15pm. Both meetings will be held in a meeting room on the second floor of the library. All are welcome to attend.