New DVDs, Audio Books and Books for Students Donated by the Friends

Many Friends donations are being added to the Hudson collection this month, including adult and young adult DVDs and audio books. The DVD titles include Hannah Arendt, a portrayal of the famous philosopher and political theorist, Crystal Fairy, a coming of age story about three brothers in search of a highly hallucinogenic cactus, and The World’s End, in which five childhood friends undertake an epic pub crawl in search of the fabled pub “The World’s End.”

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For the audio book lovers out there, several fiction and non-fiction titles have been added as well. The non-fiction titles include Twelve Years a Slave, a memoir of a black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery for 12 years, I Am Malala, the tale of the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize, and Still Foolin’ ‘Em, the humorous biography of comedian Billy Crystal. The fiction titles include The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, the latest installment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, in which Bridget Jones is back and contemplating the trials of middle age, The Circle, a tale from the best-selling author and finalist for the National Book Award, Dave Eggers, The Cuckoo’s Calling, a mystery written by J.K. Rowling under the nom de plume Robert Galbraith, and Doctor Sleep, the much anticipated sequel to the horror classic The Shining. The Library will also be adding two popular young adult titles with films coming out this year, Divergent, the first in a dystopian trilogy, and The Book Thief, a tale of Nazi Germany and the sustaining power of hope cultivated by reading books.

nursing assistantThe Friends also recently purchased nine new reference books and study guides for high school, college, and continuing education students. Four of the new circulating books are specific to college students studying for a nursing career, including registered, practical, and vocational nursing, as well as nurse’s assistant, and nurse’s aide. The five additional titles include SAT 2014, Premier TABE Study Guide, and three reference books: Getting Financial Aid, Peterson’s How to Get Money for College 2014, and The Fiske Guide to College.

Many thanks to the Friends for their generous contributions!

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SAT, Regents, and AP…Oh My!

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!

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