Library CLOSED Oct 7 – 20

The Library will close for two weeks beginning Monday, October 7. The Library will reopen on the west side as soon as possible, but as of now, it will open on Monday, October 21.

Programs will continue as scheduled at the various locations.

Star Wars Day is on Saturday, October 12 and will be held at the Samanea Mall from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You’ll be able to pick up your holds at the Samanea Mall on October 12th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, October 13th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For those who already have booked museum passes, the Library will honor those reservations and you will be contacted directly to arrange for pickup.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Library. Staff will be answering phones.

Library Reopens 7/22

We’re back! A smaller version of the Library is in full swing after being closed for a bit. A portion of the collection has been relocated (to storage) and a wall has been erected to create a “West Wing.” For the bulk of its renovation, this west side will be the home of the Library. Operations will shift to the “West Wing” sometime in October.

The Library will be open the same hours as before. It is currently operating on Summer hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sun: Closed. The Library will resume Sunday hours in October.

As a result of the construction, Library programs have moved to a number of different locations throughout the community. Please consult the Library’s current newsletter or Events Calendar for details.

The Library’s Get Your Geek On technology assistance program will continue at the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please be advised that the East Meadow Avenue entrance is closed. You’ll need to utilize the Front Street driveway until further notice.

Computing resources are limited to Google Chromebooks, which are a type of laptop. The Library’s free Wi-Fi is still up and running. Electrical outlets are severely limited and quiet study rooms are unavailable during the renovation period.

Some good news: The Library now subscribes to a number of video on demand resources! Find out more by visiting https://eastmeadow.info/electronic-resources/video/.

Cord-Cutting Your Cable – Apr 15 @ 7PM

Back by popular demand!

Cable TV keeps getting more expensive, but making sense of your alternatives isn’t easy. Between online video services like Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and Hulu, and streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV, there’s a lot to decipher before you can start saving money.

Technology journalist Jared Newman has been cable TV-free since 2008, and has documented the rise of cord-cutting through his popular TechHive column and his Cord Cutter Weekly newsletter, which has more than 13,000 subscribers. In this session, Jared will talk through all your cord-cutting options, explain some of the latest devices, and answer your questions.  Jared will be joining us via a YouTube live stream.

No registration required.

Where: East Meadow Public Library Community Room or the East Meadow Public Library’s YouTube channel.

When: Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

Cord-Cutting Program/FREE Tech Newsletter

Did you miss the cord-cutting program on Dec 13, facilitated by tech journalist Jared Newman? You can access the archived presentation on the Library’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/0SkVaxJp8I4. Also, Jared was kind enough to share the slides he used as well as the links to things he referred to: https://jarednewman.com/library.html.

NEW: Jared Newman is giving EMPL cardholders a FREE subscription to his bi-weekly Advisorator newsletter! Visit https://eastmeadow.info/advisorator to sign up.

Cord Cutting Demystified – Dec 13 @ 7 p.m.

Image of a cut cable TV cord next to snippers

Cable TV keeps getting more expensive, but making sense of your alternatives isn’t easy. Between online video services like Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and Hulu, and streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV, there’s a lot to decipher before you can start saving money.

Technology journalist Jared Newman has been cable TV-free since 2008, and has documented the rise of cordcutting through his popular TechHive column and his Cord Cutter Weekly newsletter, which has more than 13,000 subscribers. In this session, Jared will talk through all your cordcutting options, explain some of the latest devices, and answer your questions.  Jared will be joining us via Skype and will simultaneously stream live on YouTube.

No registration required.

Where: East Meadow Public Library Community Room or YouTube live stream

When: Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

Access thousands of courses with Lynda.com

Lynda.com logoEast Meadow Public Library has recently begun offering access to to the Lynda.com service to its cardholders.  Lynda.com is an online educational site that includes a growing library of more than 3,500 courses (and over 144,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Industry experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples.

Visit https://eastmeadow.info/lynda/ to learn more and to get started.

Live Chat Feature Added

We’ve made it easier for you to reach Library staff while on the go or at home.  You’ll notice a new chat widget in the lower-right corner of your screen when visiting eastmeadow.info during operating hours.  The widget appears on your screen in one of two formats:

Image of chat widget used on library website. The words "Chat with us" appear along with an image of the library's atrium window.

Image of "chat widget" that appears on mobile devices. A small blue circle with a white chat bubble inside.

Never miss an East Meadow Public Library event!

The East Meadow Public Library is excited to announce a great new service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on in East Meadow!

Introducing Burbio.com a free website and app that puts ALL East Meadow library, school, and many other community calendars and events in one place. With Burbio, you can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, sync local events to your Google or iPhone calendars instantly and get notified when things change!

Sign up for free at: Burbio.com
or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow East Meadow Public Library
NEVER MISS AN EVENT AGAIN!

If you are involved in a group or organization and want to get your events on Burbio, please contact: groupsupport@burbio.com.

Thanks so much and we hope you like the service!