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!

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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

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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.

ConsumerReports.org Now Available!

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.

East Meadow Continuing Education – Fall Course Brochure

cont_ed2013The 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.

Library Honors “The Movie Man”

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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.

 

Tween Book Discussion for Children Entering Grades 5-7 on Friday, August 16th at 7pm

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.

Computer Security Alert: Tech-Support Phone Call Scam

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.