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Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

21 Sep

We are pleased to share with you that the New Jersey State Library is now offering Hoboken and other NJ Librarian Patrons access to Peterson’s Test and Career Prep available through Gale. This resources is especially great for high school students and undergraduate students, but it is also of interest to military veterans; Post-Graduate students; adults seeking U.S. citizenship; vocational students; parents; and teachers.

You can prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more in Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring and preparing for careers whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. A variety of interactive methods prompt personalized career recommendations and insight on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for jobs and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.

The Hoboken Library also has for job seekers JobNow, which provides online live assistance with interview and resume prep between 2 PM-11 PM, as well as a variety of resume templates and other useful tools. For students we have HelpNow, which provides live tutoring assistance between 2 PM-11 PM, as well as a variety of helpful skill building exercises and resources. HelpNow and JobNow are available in the Hoboken Public Library for all library users and from home with a Hoboken Library Resident Library Card.

Shared by:
Aimee Harris
Information and Digital Services Manager

Come to the “Pumpkins & Pages” Library Festival, in Church Square Park on October 2 and meet Romance Author Jennifer Wilck!

29 Sep

This year’s Library Festival, October 2 from 11 AM to 4 PM,  is a community-wide celebration of reading and everyone’s favorite season: Fall!  One of the not to be missed attractions is the local authors tent featuring authors from Hoboken, NJ, and NY including author Jennifer Wilck, who writes contemporary romances.

Wilck’s In the Moment features Cassie Edwards, a former foster child, who bought an old Victorian because it was the one place during childhood that felt like home. Rayne Tucket, a photojournalist, is looking for a distraction when Edwards hires him as a handyman; he is trying to heal from events in Afghanistan. Check it out to see if love can soothe both their hearts!

Waiting for a Miracle is set during Hanukkah; like many of Wilck’s stories it feature Jewish characters in non-religious settings. Can Benjamin, a widowed father and Rachel his daughter’s teacher find love’s bright light; if Benjamin’s mother who is Rachael’s neighbor has her way they certainly will.

Other ebook romances available from Hoopla by Wilck include the Serendipity series: Addicted to Love, Five Minutes to Love, and Learning to Love. Just released this year is A Reckless Heart, the first in her new Scarred Hearts series.

Romance fans will also have the opportunity to meet authors: Miriam Allenson, Victoria Jayne, Carol Van Den Hende

If you enjoy mysteries as well, you can learn more about the mystery writers attending (Jason Pinter, Peggy Ehrhart, Erica Obey, Tim O’Mara ) and their novels in our previous blog post

We haven’t forgotten kids with children’s book authors Timothy Becker, Raakhee Mirchandani, and Patricia Ann Keeler!

Poets Robert Anthony Gibbons, Lynne Shapiro, Carrie Magness Radna, and Danny Shot will be reading their poetry in the tent throughout the day. 

Other HPL Pumpkin and Pages Festival Events include:

Welcome to the Festival, with our new Library Director, Jennie Pu

Monster Story Time, with Jack Silbert  (11 am in the Main Event Tent: For Everyone)

The Mentalist (12 pm in the Main Event Tent: For All Ages)

The Propbox Players (1 pm in the Main Event Tent: For Children & Families)

Keynote Speaker, Author Jason Pinter (2 pm in the Main Event Tent: For Adults)

Raffle Drawing

Kulture Kool International Dance Performance (3 pm: For Everyone)

PLUS, fun activities throughout the day, including:

Arts and Crafts Tent for Children

TeenTent ♦ Caricature Artist  (11 am – 1 pm) ♦ Tarot Card Reading (2 pm – 4 pm)

E-Content and History Tent: Learn all about e books and e resources. Learn all about Hoboken History and what the library has to offer. Stop by and Win A Prize!

Friends of the Library Book Sale: The Friends will be selling gently used books throughout the library fair. Stop by the tent to say hello!

Literacy Tent: Find out about all the great literacy and life-skills programs and services — including ESL classes! — available to you free from your library.

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Information and Digital Services

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