Shellharbour City Library provides a range of Library Special Needs Services for people who are unable to access our library service in the usual way. As long as you live in Shellharbour City，we'll provide a full range of library services and resources including：
● Large printed and ordinary printed books
● Talking books on tape and CD
● DVDs and music CDs
● Reference and information requests
You will be asked to complete a ‘Statement of Need’ application form which must be signed by a medical professional.
Home delivery service
Let us know what you like to read and we will choose the resources for you. Our staff will deliver the resources to your home for free. We also provide a service where we can choose the resources for you or someone instead of you choose the things from the library. You can also choose the resources you need personally.
Talking books and captioned videos
The library can provide talking books for people who are unable to use printed books because of eye diseases. You don't have to miss out on reading any more when you can borrow talking books from the library. If you have limited hearing which prevents you from enjoying movies，we can provide captioned videos for you at no charge.
Languages besides English
We can provide books in a range of languages besides English. If possible, we will request these items from the State Library of NSW，Australia.
How to join?
Contact the Library Special Needs Coordinator to register or discuss if you are eligible(合适的) for any of the services we provide—Tuesday，Wednesday and Thursday 9am—5pm on 4297 2522 for more information.
1. Who are the Library Special Needs Services designed for?
2. What will people with eye diseases choose if they want to learn about history?
3. How will you get home delivery service?
I set out to help clean up the beach after a violent storm a year ago. The sight I saw was heartbreaking. The broken houses seemed to be weeping quietly. I couldn't describe how I felt. But something special among the debris (废墟) turned my day around.
I joined a club to clean up the beach after the storm last November. As I removed the debris from the beach, I noticed an object with shiny buttons in the wet sand. It was a jacket, and I was excited since Halloween was coming and I thought I had found a great costume. After picking it up, I was able to see that the jacket was from West Point (西点军校), the United States Military Academy, and it had the name “deGavre” written inside. I realized the jacket might be important to someone. I decided to find the jacket's owner and return it.
I called the West Point Museum, considering that if the family couldn't be found, the jacket should go there. The museum connected me with Kim McDermott, Director of Communications for the Academy's Association of Graduates. Kim soon ensured that the jacket had belonged to Chester Braddock deGavre, who was a 1933 graduate and a war hero, but passed away in 1993.
I sent Kim a photo of the jacket and she posted it to the West Point Association of Graduates Facebook Page, asking if anyone could help us find the family. In less than two hours, someone had found and called the hero's wife, Teresa. Soon I started to receive personal messages from members of the deGavre family, their friends and others who were touched by the story and they found me on Facebook.
Finding Chester deGavre's jacket and connecting to his family with the help of Facebook have been so meaningful to me. I've formed a bond with amazing people I might have never met.
4. How did the author feel when seeing the sight after the storm?
5. What did the author think at first after he saw the jacket?
6. The author called the West Point Museum because he thought ________．
7. According to the text, Kim McDermott ________．
In his lifetime La Tour must have been one of the most admired painters, who was on close terms with courts in Lorraine and Paris and became the King’s Painter to Louis XIII in 1639. However, not many of his works survived. These can be divided into his early “day pieces”, and the later “night pieces”. His sometimes direct realism and unflattering(不恭维的) presentation of the miserable subjects does not at all mean a sympathetic attitude to the socially disadvantaged of the day, on the contrary, issues of this kind were intended to amuse high society, who enjoyed decorating the walls of their homes with such melodramatic scenes. La Tour, affected by Caravaggio, painted various scenes of gambling. In Cheater with the Ace of Diamonds, an inexperienced, wealthy and well- dressed young man is being cheated at cards in the dishonest company of a courtesan (交际花) with her lover and a servant girl. Wine and the promise of love adventure have made the young dandy (好打扮的男人) so light- headed that he does not notice the apparent trick of an ace being drawn from his opponent’s belt.
Most of the paintings by La Tour we have at our disposal the art historians date after 1640. In these works La Tour is captivated with lightning effects which create sharp outlines. This fascination with light brought him great success in his day. However, he was completely forgotten after his death, only to be rediscovered in our own day. La Tour is an example of how artists can pass in and out of favor of the public.
8. Why did La Tour present the socially disadvantaged in his works?
9. What do we know about Cheater with the Ace of Diamonds?
11. What can be inferred from the passage?
Why is it hard for many of us to do things for ourselves before we do for others? Maybe we believe the “good” woman sacrifices herself for her family and, increasingly, for her work. “ In terms of our relationships, women often feel they’re responsible for everything- which is not a complete misunderstanding,” says nationally syndicated （为多家报刊供稿的）columnist and life coach Harriette Cole. “We are the ones who usually lead the way. But somehow we get from there to the idea that the world won’t work if we don’t help it along.
Taking on responsibilities that might be well or even better handled by others is one of the ways we begin to lose our balance and slide down the slippery slope from generosity to martyrdom（殉道）. Because women are likely to be the primary caretakers for husbands and children as well as for aging parents, we have ample opportunity to fall into the pattern of serving the people we love before we serve ourselves. But there are good reasons to be careful about that, “ If you always put someone else first, there’s a tendency for others to depreciate you , to lose respect, because respect for another comes from an understanding that that person has her own wishes, dreams, and desires,” says Ethel S. Person, MD, author of Feeling Strong: The Achievement of Authentic Power. Besides, why must there be only one person in first place at a time? “It’s possible to have equal concerns for yourself and for loved ones,” says Person. “There aren’t always conflicting priorities.”
In fact, being skilled at taking care of yourself may improve your ability to care for others; if you’re not fulfilled, you’re only able to see other people through your own needs. And studies suggest that not taking care of ourselves is unhealthy for those who depend on us. At the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, researchers found that greater level of caregiver stress were associated with increased respiratory(呼吸的) problems among the babies in their charge.
12. What does Harriette Cole agree with?
13. What can women do to avoid losing their balance?
14. Where does respect for another come from according to Ethel S. Person?
15. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
It’s acknowledged that there are two biggest wealth in life: your talent and your time. Talent increases and time decreases. Our life, in a way, is trading time with talents. Wasting time means our time decreases while our talents do not increase. 36
· Get to know how you use your usual time and make improvements
Take a week and write down what you do every 30 minutes every day and make it into categories. After a week’s recording, you’ll see which part consumes most of the time. 37 And you could come up with a revised timetable for your next week.
· Use fragment(碎片) times and “dead times”
At themost efficient time, 20% of time could generate 80% of efficiency and on thecontrary, at the least efficient time, 80% of the time could only generate 20%of efficiency. We should be doing important works at the most efficient time.That time period differs from person to person, 40 Yet, generally speaking, it’sround 10 in themorning and 3 in theafternoon.
Afterbeing familiar with those tips, the next thing would be to implement and holdon to it. Do the right thing at the right time, and we shall make our time toits fullest.
A. Finish as many tasks as possible.
B. Makean analysis about the ways you could improve your efficiency.
C. Thatis why we shall save every second and make it count.
D.First things first.
E. Likememorizing English words or making necessary phone calls.
F. Dependingon your mentality and physical condition.
G.But everyone has a peak effect time.
Bornin Ningbo, China in 1930, Tu Youyou, an old Chinese pharmacologist (药理学家), (receive) her 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiologyor Medicine in Stockholm on December 12, 2015. It wasannounced that she was one of the three scientists (award) the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiologyor Medicine for their work in (develop) effective drugs against parasiticdiseases (寄生虫病).She becameChina'sfirst medicine Nobel laureate and she won the prize for the discovery of artemisinin,a drug that has (sharp)lowered the number of people die from malaria. Her discovery is a great (contribute) of traditional Chinese medicineto human health.
Aftershe graduated the Pharmacy Department at Beijing Medical University in 1955, Tuwas trained in traditional Chinese medicine for two and a half years. (late) she worked in China Academy ofTraditional Chinese Medicine. Now she (be) looked on as a representative figure ofthe first generation of Chinese medical workers since the establishment of People's Republic of China in 1949.
注意：1. 每处错误及其修改均限一词2. 只允许修改10处，多者（从第11处起）不计分
A book corner will beset up in our classroom. Our teacher calls on everyone donate a book. I supportthe decision because of books are the stairs leading to success. Read is ofgreat help to us. The book corner helps broaden our horizon, and making ourout-of-class activities more colorfully.
The book I donate is"How to Improve Your English Writing", that can be beneficial tostudents who have troubles in writing English compositions. First, itintroduces different types of English writing or some skills to write well. Besides,it provides many useful expressions and structures. Also, we can get good tipsgive by some experts. So I hope it can help my classmates about their Englishwriting as well.
In recent years, the population of the world has been increasing rapidly.
Why is this enormous increase in population ? It is really due to the spread of the knowledge and the of what is coming to be called Death Control. You have heard of Birth Control? Death Control is rather different. Death Control the work of the doctors and nurses and the hospitals and the health in keeping alive people who, a few years ago, would have died of some of the serious killing diseases, they used to be.
Squalid conditions, which we can correct by an improved of living, caused a lot of diseases and dirt. Medical examinations at school diseases early and ensure healthier school . Scientists are at work stamping out malaria and other more deadly diseases. If you are seriously ill there is a ( an ) _ to take you to a modern hospital. Medical care helps to keep people alive longer. We used to think seventy is a age; now eighty, ninety, it may be, are coming to be considered as a normal age for human beings. People are living longer because of this Death Control, and fewer children are dying, so the population of the world is .
However, this enormous increase of population will create immense problems. By the year of 2050, unless something desperate happens, there will be as as 7,500,000,000 people on the surface of this earth! How to such a large number of people? This is the greatest problem which us.
A lot of things are going to happen in the next fifty years. It is very important to increase the _ of grain plants and has happened through the work of the geneticists in the last few years. For instance, there has been an enormous world increase in the production of Americans call corn (maize to us) owing to the development of new grains. And agriculture geneticists are working hard to get more food.