Monday, April 7, 2014

April 2014

April is .....

Child Abuse Prevention Month
Ten Most Common Indicators of Child Abuse
1. Unexplained Injuries
2. Changes in Behavior
3. Returning to Earlier Childhood Behaviors (thumb-sucking, bed-wetting, etc.)
4. Fear of Going Home
5. Changes in Eating
6. Changes in Sleep Habits
7. Changes in School Attendance or Performance
Child Abuse Awareness Ribbon Pin8. Lack of Personal Hygiene or Care
9. Risk-Taking Behavior
10. Inappropriate  Sexual Behavior

National Library Week, April 13-19
"Lives change @ your library"

National Poetry Month

Poetry eBooks

                              Then and Now by James Cummins                                      

Hometown for an Hour  by Jennifer Rose

Ark by John Isles

Library Resources
  • Daniels, Aubrey. Bringing out the best in people : how to apply the astonishing power of positive reinforcement.
  • Daniels, Elva. Performing for others.
  • Felstiner, John. Can poetry save the earth? : a field guide to nature poems.
  • Furniss, Tom.  Reading poetry : an introduction.
  • Jenkins, Lee. The language of Caribbean poetry : boundaries of expression.
  • Keller, Lynn. Thinking poetry : readings in contemporary women's exploratory poetics.
  • Lerner, Laurence. Reading women's poetry.

 Tax Time is Coming!!!!
April 15 is quickly approaching.  How are you coming along with the preparation of your taxes? Help is right around the corner.
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Getting that research paper completed?
Helpful Tips

1.   Don't wait to the last minute to do your paper.
2.   Save your work often and to more than one place.
3.   Use eBooks as sources as well as scholarly journal articles..
4.   Start your work with a good thesis statement.
5.   Try to be as accurate as possible when you write down statistics and direct quotes.
6.   Create an outline with an introductory paragraph and at least three sections of content                    
7.   End your paper with a  concluding paragraph.
8.   Consult a style manual to find the correct forms to use.
9.   Properly cite resources as you use them.
10. Run a spell check.
11. Make sure you have met the page and or word requirements.
12. Read your paper aloud and edit as necessary.
13. Print two copies, one for your professor and one for your files.