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: Also, Jared was kind enough to share the slides he used as well as the links to things he referred to:

NEW: Jared Newman is giving EMPL cardholders a FREE subscription to his bi-weekly Advisorator newsletter! Visit 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.

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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 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 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:
or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow East Meadow Public Library

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

Thanks so much and we hope you like the service!

Get Your Geek On Tech Help

Our popular technology assistance program will resume Sunday hours on January 7, 2018 between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.  Weekday sessions continue to be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Get Your Geek On – Now on Sunday!

Do you own a smartphone, tablet or other gadget that has you puzzled?  Stop by the Library and spend up to 30 minutes with one of our resident geeks.  They’ll answer almost any question you may have relating to technology, so bring your device down and ask away!

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
Sundays (October and November 2017) from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Eclipse Day at the Library

Thumbnail image of Eclipse Day flyerOn Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to a solar eclipse.  This will be seen best in the United States.  However, although we are not in the path of the total eclipse, we will still see a partial eclipse.  Join us for a day of fun and discovery, as you experience the eclipse.  Click the flyer image for more details.