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News & notes from the Traer Library

February 1, 2013
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Through the State Library we have been able to add a new Data base to our web page, you can access it by visiting our webpage and clicking on Learning Express on the left side of the screen - you will be asked to set up your own account - this allows you to return to any of the modules you are working on. You will then have free, unlimited access to interactive skill building courses in math, reading and writing, as well as a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB Core, and EMT Basic, as well as firefighter, police officer, paramedic, Allied Healthcare, U.S. citizenship, postal worker, cosmetology, and real estate agent and broker exams along with graduate college tests GRE, MCAT, LSAT, PCAT and others. The service is available 24/7 from any Internet-enabled computer-in your library and even from your home.

The LearningExpress Library online learning platform provides over 770 of the most up-to-date test preparation and skill-building resources, helping both students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career oriented exams as well as improve basic skills in reading, writing and math. In addition, job-skills tutorials are available to assist in creating a resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. Library patrons also have the option of selecting from more than 130 e-book titles to help learners of all ages prepare for success. The platform includes self-paced study, instant scoring and diagnostic feedback.


Thursday, January 31 Ripley United Church of Christ 400 South Main will be holding their Annual Soup Supper from 5:00-7:00pm. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and chili with all the fixings. Carry out and delivery in Traer available Call 478-2482 or 319-269-5607 Adults $6.00 Children 5-12 $3.00 Under 5 - Free will donation.

Tuesday, February 12 Traer United Methodist Church Pancake Supper from 5:00-7:00pm at the Memorial Building. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, bars, beverage. Cost Adults $7.00, Children 6-10 $3.00; 5 & under free. Carry out and diabetic meals available.

call 478-2847 for advance carry out orders.

Thursday, February 14 - Send a Singing Love-a-Gram or have a Giant Brownie or Sugar Cookie delivered to a special someone. Pick up a flyer at the library to order or call 478-2847. Orders need to be placed by February 10 - Proceeds go to the Traer United Methodist Church.

Saturday, February 16 Max Morrison Benefit at the Traer Memorial Building. Doors open at 9:00am. Bake Sale begins at 10:30am. Lunch will be served from 11am-3pm. Silent Auction 10:30am-5:00pm. Live Auction begins at 4:00pm


38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott Berg given in memory of Duwane Hoeg by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini given in memory of Dopris Niedermann by Farmers Savings Bank & Trust


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Scents & Sensibility

Won't Back Down

Hallmark - Smooch

Hallmark - How to Fall in Love

Miracle of the Cards

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