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.

Get Your Geek On: One-On-One Technology Help

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.

Star Wars Reads Day is Coming Saturday, October 11!

Star Wars Reads Day logo

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.

Come join the fun!

Two Popular Programs for Older Adults

Classic Film host John Carpenter (l.) and Laughs at the Library comedian Mark Brier (r.)

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:

Tween Book Discussion for Children Entering Grades 5-7 on Friday, August 16th at 7pm

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.

Please visit for more information.

Star Wars Reads Day at the Library

Star Wars Reads Day logoThe East Meadow Public Library took part in the first ever Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  Activities were held throughout the day, including:

  • Star Wars film marathon
  • Star Wars computer games
  • Learn to Draw Star Wars Characters with anime artist Kelly Gordon
  • Star Wars Story Time read by Princess Leia
  • Make a Star Wars Character Mask
  • Family Program: Jedi Adventure with David Engel
  • Star Wars trivia contest

Fun was had by all!

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Darth uses “the force” at the library!

Library Hosts First EMcon Convention

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 video of the event.