The Library is Closed; Call, Chat, or Email

EMPL remains closed due to construction. Our electronic resources, eBooks, programs, and reference services are still available.

During the closure, no fines will accrue, and all due dates have been extended. Please DO NOT attempt to return material to the Library.

Library staff can be reached by telephone weekdays from 10 to 7 and Saturdays from 10 to 1. Dial the Library’s main number: (516) 794-2570.

Other contact options include live chat and email. Visit the Library’s website at eastmeadow.info and look for the chat widget in the lower-right or use the Ask A Question button at the top.

Check the Library’s Events Calendar for upcoming online programs for all ages.

Library CLOSED Until Further Notice

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Library will be CLOSED until further notice. No fines will accrue, and all due dates have been extended. Please DO NOT attempt to return material.

If you need to speak to a staff member, call 794-2570 weekdays, 10 to 7, and Saturdays, 10 to 5. You may also reach a librarian using the chat widget located in the lower-right corner of the Library website or via the ASK A QUESTION email form. The general contact email form is located here.

All programs and events have been canceled (through the end of April, as of this writing). A number of online programs are planned. Please check the Library’s Events Calendar for details.

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.