Mobile Printing Available

Did your printer at home run out of ink?  Are you inside the library with your laptop, tablet or smartphone and need to print something?  Give the Library’s Pharos MobilePrint system a try.  Using one of the two methods outlined below, you can send documents or photos to MobilePrint and then release them at the Print Release Station located behind the Reference Desk.  You’ll need your library card number and PIN to use the system.  Printing costs ten cents per black and white page and thirty cents per color page.  MobilePrint will work with cards issued by any one of these 52 libraries in Nassau.

NOTE: Funds can be added to your account by using the Add Value Station located near the Reference Desk copier.  Funds deposited cannot be used at other libraries.


Option 1: Upload Your Document(s)
[Use this option if you have a file system that you can browse, such as a PC, Mac, or Android device]

  1. Visit https://print.eastmeadow.info/myprintcenter.
  2. Enter your library card number or visitor pass number and PIN.
  3. Click Image of Upload botton and browse for your document.
  4. Highligh the document in your queue to adjust finishing options (B&W, color, double-sided, etc.) using the print options.
  5. Go to the Print Release Station located behind the Reference Desk and enter your library card number or visitor pass number and PIN.

Option 2: Email Your Document(s)
[Use this option if you can’t browse files with your device (typical of  iPhones, and iPads) and some Android devices]

  1. From your mobile device, laptop, or desktop, send or forward documents (as attachments) to mobileprint@eastmeadow.info.
  2. If this is your first time using the service with this email address, you’ll be sent a welcome message instructing you to register your email address by logging into the Library’s Pharos Print Center using your library card number and PIN.
  3. You will receive a return email showing a list of your submitted documents.
  4. Print jobs default to black and white, so while logged in to the Pharos Print Center, adjust the print options if you want your job to be printed in color.
  5. Go to the Print Release Station located behind the Reference Desk and enter your library card number or visitor pass number and PIN.

Supported File Types

Documents         .doc | .dot | .docx | .rtf
Excel                    .xls | .xlt | .xlsx | .xltx | .xltm | .xlsm |.csv
Powerpoint        .ppt | .pptx | .pptm | .pot | .pps | .potx | .ppsx
PDF                      .pdf
Images                .jpg | .jpeg | .png | .bmp | .gif
Email                  .txt | .mht | .eml
Visio                    .vsd | .vss | .vst | .vdx | .vsx | .vtx | .vdw

Library’s Wi-Fi Upgraded

Library staff have upgraded the Library’s public Wi-Fi infrastructure to the latest 802.11ac standard.  This update has vastly improved speeds and eliminated dead spots.  The network’s ability to handle more devices has also been enhanced.  We welcome you to visit and try it out.  Be sure to connect to “Library.”  A network password is no longer required.  Please report any issues to staff at the Reference Desk.

Annual Juried Art Show

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  The annual juried art show for East Meadow residents is fast approaching.  There are so many talented artists living in the community and this is their opportunity to show their works.  Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show and First Place winners.

An Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be served and music provided by pianist, Kokila.

For more information access the Entry Form (.pdf).

Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help

Have you been pressured into joining the digital age by family, friends or work?  Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the library between 2 and 4 on Tuesday or Thursday during the months of January and February and spend up to 30 minutes with one of the library’s resident geeks.  They will be available to answer questions you may have with technology, so bring your device down and ask away!  Please do not feed the geeks.

Star Wars Reads Day is Coming Saturday, October 11!

Star Wars Reads Day logo

The East Meadow Public Library will host its third Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 11AM to 5PM.  Activities will be held throughout the day and will include a special performance by the Empire Saber Guild.  Empire Saber Guild is the New York temple of Saber Guild, an international organization of performers and costumers dedicated to Star Wars.

Come join the fun!

Two Popular Programs for Older Adults

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Classic Film host John Carpenter (l.) and Laughs at the Library comedian Mark Brier (r.)

The Library has long offered two programs that have been very popular with older adults: Laughs at the Library with comedian Mark Brier and the monthly Classic Film program with film historian John Carpenter.  Be sure to check the current library newsletter for more details on both program offerings: http://www.eastmeadow.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/current.pdf.

Movie Man Honored

Photo of John Carpenter, a.k.a. The Movie Man, receiving an Appreciation Award from Richie Ornstein of the New York Veteran Police Association
John Carpenter (r.), a.k.a. The Movie Man, receives an Appreciation Award from Richie Ornstein (l.) of the New York Veteran Police Association

John Carpenter, host of the library’s Classic Film Series, was acknowledged at the Library on June 6, 2014 by the New York Veteran Police Association.  Mr. Richie Ornstein, 1st Vice President of the association, presented Mr. Carpenter with an Appreciation Award for his efforts in keeping the memory of classic films alive.  Mr. Ornstein is also producer and ex co-host of Joe Franklin’s WOR radio show Memory Lane.  He presented Mr. Carpenter a gift of appreciation from Mr. Franklin’s memorabilia collection for his work in promoting classic films to the Long Island community.

East Meadow Continuing Education – Spring Course Brochure

EMUFSD_CE_2014The East Meadow Union Free School District has posted their Continuing Education Spring Course Brochure.  Catalogs are no longer mailed, so make sure you check out the course offerings online or visit the Library to peruse a printed copy.

To register for a course, print and mail the registration form or walk it in.

Mail-in registration is due by Friday, February 14, 2014.

In-person registration is the week of March 3 (Monday – Thursday) from 7 to 8 p.m. at East Meadow High School – Room H1.