We are happy to announce the addition of the Consumer Reports.org database to the multitude of other electronic resources the library has to offer to East Meadow residents from their home computers via our Website www.eastmeadow.info. You can find the link to Consumer Reports by clicking on Research Databases on the left side of the library’s Home Page and then clicking on Consumer Information from the subject list. Consumer Reports.org, the largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world, enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for thousands of products and services independent of bias – they accept no advertising. Try it for yourself the next time you are about to make a decision about which camera or car, new or used, to purchase. Or check out the dozens of other products Consumer Reports evaluates each year. Need help finding this database or have a question you need answering? Just give the Reference Desk a call 794-2570 ext 550 or drop us an email here, or better still, come on in and visit us in person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9-9, Wednesday, 11-9, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5. We will help you find whatever you need.
The East Meadow Union Free School District has posted their Continuing Education Fall 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, August 30, 2013.
In-person registration is the week of September 9 (Monday – Thursday) from 7 to 8 p.m. at East Meadow High School, Room H1.
On June 7, 2013, the Library hosted a Classic Film Series program entitled Carpenter On Carpenter. On a typical Classic Film Series afternoon, Mr. John Carpenter usually pulls a classic film or two out of his vast collection and shares these lost gems with all of us. Instead, the Library’s Public Relations Director, Jude Schanzer, decided to recognize the filmmaker, not the resident film historian. Mr. Carpenter’s award-winning silent film Late To Lunch was shown along with his documentary Smelling Like A Rose, which examines how Mr. Carpenter mentally and physically overcame the disastrous effects of being hit by a speeding automobile. Before the films were shown, Mr. Carpenter was presented with a Citation from Nassau County Legislators Norma Gonsalves (Presiding Officer, District 13) and Michael Venditto (District 12) for his work in promoting and preserving classic films. He was also recognized by the Lady of Lourdes Youth Group for his work at this Massapequa Park parish. Mr. Carpenter has been the Library’s Classic Film Series facilitator for nearly ten years.
Join us for a fun and lively discussion about friendship and hope in Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan. Banana splits will be served in honor of Ivan, the main character, who just happens to be a gorilla! Books will be available for check out a the Children’s Desk when registration begins on Friday, July 19th.
Please visit http://chrishcass.edu.glogster.com/the-one-and-only-ivan-book-discussion for more information.
A new new telephone scam is becoming very prevalent where a caller claims to be from a software or technology company and indicates that a computer in your home is infected with a virus or malware. This type of phone call is a scam.
See https://windowssecrets.com/top-story/security-alert-bogus-tech-support-phone-calls/ and http://www.ic3.gov/media/2013/130107.aspx for more information.
Three new electronic resources were recently added to the Library’s website: Morningstar Investment Research Center, Value Line Investment Survey, and ABMS Directory.
Morningstar evaluates more than 385,000 investment offerings, mutual funds and stocks. When you use Morningstar, you can access investment planning tools and guidance as well as comprehensive financial information on hundreds of exchange traded funds and portfolios, which will help you with your investment strategy.
Value Line can be used as your personal online investment management tool helping you, as an investor, make better informed decisions. Electronic offerings include easy access to Value Line investment analyzers and industry experts as well as their predictions of stock performance going forward.
Through ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties), find out where and when a board certified doctor went to medical school and where he/she received additional training as well as their office contact information.
All are available 24/7 via our website www.eastmeadow.info under “Research Databases.”
The East Meadow Fire Department will be hosting a disaster drive for the victims of Hurricane ‘Sandy’ beginning on Sunday, November 4th and continuing through the week. People wishing to donate may bring their contributions to the East Meadow Fire Department Headquarters located at 197 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow, which is the firehouse next to the East Meadow Public Library. Items of necessity include bottled water, non-perishable food, clothing (especially jackets), blankets, toiletries, sanitary napkins, flashlights, batteries, as well as diapers, bottles and baby formula.
NOTE: Please do not drop off donations on Election Day as the firehouse is a polling location, otherwise, donations may be accepted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The East Meadow Public Library took part in the first ever Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Activities were held throughout the day, including:
- Star Wars film marathon
- Star Wars computer games
- Learn to Draw Star Wars Characters with anime artist Kelly Gordon
- Star Wars Story Time read by Princess Leia
- Make a Star Wars Character Mask
- Family Program: Jedi Adventure with David Engel
- Star Wars trivia contest
Fun was had by all!
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Darth uses “the force” at the library!
The proposed 2012-2013 East Meadow Public Library Budget passed yesterday by a yes vote of 1,937. A total of 753 votes were cast in opposition to the budget proposition. Mr. Michael Turner was re-elected to serve another term on the library Board of Trustees.
Thank you for your continued support!
Books, DVDs, Music, Programs for all ages and now the WEATHER! We have installed a weather station on our roof. The data from the station can be accessed online: http://www.weatherlink.com/user/eastmeadow
EMPL’s weather station is part of Discover Earth: A Century of Change, a grant given to only ten libraries in the country. While the entire exhibit will be at the Library beginning in November and stay for eight weeks, we have the weather station now. It is a permanent part of our services.
Programs for children and teens on weather forecasting and climatology will begin in November. Our weather station will be a big part of that. In the meantime, drop by and look at our data.