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.
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 CordCutter 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 Skype and will simultaneously stream live on YouTube.
Did you know? The Library offers a fun Summer Reading Program for all ages: children, teens, college students, and adults. Sign-ups for all programs commence on Monday, June 8. Use the links to find out more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The East Meadow Public Library hosted its first ANIME FEST – EMcon on Saturday, June 11, 2011. It was a day of drawing, Cosplay, Martial Arts, workshops, contests, and networking. The day featured: Cosplay Masquerade, Cosplay Contest, Artist Alley, Anime Workshops, Anime music, Anime Screening Room, Dance Dance Dance Revolution Contest, Marvel vs. CapCom Tournament, prizes, light refreshments, Dance Party, and much more. Check out a Patch.com video of the event.