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.

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

Annual Juried Art Show

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  The annual juried art show for East Meadow residents is fast approaching.  There are so many talented artists living in the community and this is their opportunity to show their works.  Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show and First Place winners.

An Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be served and music provided by pianist, Kokila.

For more information access the Entry Form (.pdf).

Movie Man Honored

Photo of John Carpenter, a.k.a. The Movie Man, receiving an Appreciation Award from Richie Ornstein of the New York Veteran Police Association
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.

Library Honors “The Movie Man”


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.