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Today is Thursday, September 18, 2014. The Library is open 9:00AM - 9:00PM

            
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ATTENTION YOUNG ADULTS!!

Changes are coming! With parental permission, WHPL Young Adult cardholders in grade 6 and higher will soon be allowed to check out video games and DVD's rated G, PG, and PG-13.

And within the next few months, we will begin circulating two (2) Nexus 7 Tablets to our WHPL Young Adult cardholders. These tablets will be pre-loaded with approximately 20 YA bestsellers. For more information about these changes, stop by the Young Adult room or call the desk at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18.

 

ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION!

Did you know that if you have a library card, you can now register for most of our programs online using our Event Calendar? Just go to the starting date of the class and click on "Register". Remember that when the program charges a fee, you have 72 hours to bring your check (or cash if indicated) into the library, otherwise your registration will be cancelled. We do not yet have online payments, but we are working on it. Patrons may still register in person, as always.

We know how busy you are, and hope this helps you manage your hectic schedules.


 


     
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FREE LANGUAGE LESSONS USING MANGO, ONLINE OR MOBILE!

The West Hempstead Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free - just enter your Library Card Number to get started, or create a login ID to keep track of your progress. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.

You can choose Mango Complete, designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture or from Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language.

 

SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

We now have Spanish Book and Video Discussions and Cooking Demonstrations, led by our own library aide, Pia Ramirez. We're happy to entertain your suggestions for additional programs. Just let us know.

Please print out the flyer and tell your friends and neighbors to encourage their Spanish-speaking friends to come to these sessions!

 

UPDATED KINDLE COLLECTION

Our Kindles come pre-loaded with a collection of NY Times bestsellers that we update periodically, so you will have a nice selection of both fiction and non-fiction books from which to choose.

This is a great opportunity to try out an e-reader to see if you like it. And if you've tried it and like it, check out our most recent titles added in August.

 

 

DATABASES AND HOMEWORK HELP!

Now that students are back in school, remember that our online tutoring site and homework resources are always available 24/7 directly at www.whplibrary.org/research, or navigate from our homepage using the menu on the left. Hover over, or click on "Online Services" then click on "Databases for eResearch."

In the box on the right side of each of our database pages, you'll find our subject listing as well as a link to our alphabetical list of all of our databases and online tools to help you in your research and browsing. You'll find plenty of resources here that you won't find in a Google search.

Remember that what you find on Google are free web pages written by anyone who knows how to write a webpage or create a blog. What you'll find in the subscription databases that the library purchases (with real money) include online versions of many respected reference books and peer-reviewed articles, as well as purchased copies of many of your most popular magazines and newspapers.

Check it out! (You'll need to enter your library barcode, so have it handy.)

Here are some Research Tips:

        

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