Welcome to the Reader Services Department:
Donna Ballard (Department Head), Janine Walsh, Christina Crocker, Mary Ellen Fosso, and Susan Saskin welcome you to the Reader Services Department Website of the EMPL web page. Our job is to provide you with books for the adult circulating collection, to keep the collection up-to-date, and to provide book discussions, working closely with the Public Relations Department. We publicize interesting aspects of the collection and just help to make EMPL the vital and exciting place it is!
Please browse our links to several sites. We’ve provided an e-mail address for your comments and suggestions. We hope you’ll find lots of helpful information. Enjoy!
October 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Evening Book Discussion – Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris.
Zoom Meeting – Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will receive the link the day of the program.
The eBook version of Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.
Discussion guide for Gateway to the Moon.
In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many generations. Over the centuries, de Torres’ descendants travel from Spain and Portugal to Mexico, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town he grew up in.
November 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
It’s a Mystery! – Mystery/Thriller Book Club – The Long Call by Ann Cleeves.
Zoom Meeting Details to Be Announced.
The eBook version of The Long Call by Ann Cleeves can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.
In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he had left behind.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE 2020 EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB!
Let the Reader Services Department along with the assistance of the library staff help you find your next book to read. Click here to fill out the online form with your preferences and we will build you a customized list of recommended titles.
If you read any of the recommended books or choose not to read them, please send us feedback by clicking here and completing the online form.
Looking for eBook/audiobook suggestions? We’ve created some new and exciting lists to help you find your next read. From bestsellers to self-help, there’s a wide variety of topics to explore. Sign in to Nassau Digital Doorway by selecting East Meadow from the list of libraries and then log in using your East Meadow Library card barcode. Or you can sign in using your OverDrive account or with Facebook. Happy browsing!
These are the books we have read and recommend. Look for new reviews monthly!
EMPL’s Bookshelf: Click here to view all of our reviews. Click on book cover or title to see the full review.
Click here for the Women of the Supreme Court bibliography. All of these titles can be found on the Nassau Digital Doorway.
If you would like to recommend a title, please click here.
Have you tried NoveList, our online readers’ advisory tool? NoveList is a wonderful database to help you find fiction books based on your preferences. You can search the database by entering a title or author that you like, or you can even describe the type of book that you would like to read and NoveList will present you with a list of books that match your preferences.
RBdigital Magazines is an online newsstand made free to you by the library. Full-color digital magazines are now available for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. The issues are always available so you don’t have to worry about holds or due dates. Read online using a PC or Mac or mobile browser, or download issues to your mobile device to read offline (iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire). This collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles. Rolling Stone, Brides, Glamour, Vogue, Newsweek, and Esquire are just a few of the titles we have to offer.
A valid East Meadow Public Library card is required to access RBdigital Magazines.
NASSAU DIGITAL DOORWAY
GOOD READS (Google Directory Readers Advisory Search)
|WORLD LANGUAGE COLLECTION|
We now carry books in other languages. At this point in time, we have books in Chinese, French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Click here to see the titles in our collection.
|ON THE BEDSIDE TABLE|
Welcome to the East Meadow Public Library’s new Book Blog where you will find book reviews, new services, a calendar of our book programs and lots more. We’re looking forward to your comments, questions, and suggestions. Hope you enjoy reading what we’re writing!
|ON YOUR MARK|
Every month, members of the Library staff pick three books that they loved, which are printed on their personal bookmarks. If you like their picks, you can look for their bookmarks next month. It’s one more way to match the right
book with the right reader.
On your mark, get set, go find your favorite read!
|BEST SELLERS CLUB|
By joining our Best Sellers Club you will be automatically placed on the reserve list for the latest fiction by your favorite authors. Click here for more details regarding this exceptional new program.
|BOOK CLUB IN A BAG|
Welcome to the Book Club in a Bag Program, brought to you by the East Meadow Public Library. Click here for more details regarding this exciting new program.
|LUNCH ‘N BOOKS|
Twice a year we offer a series of four books for discussion. Join us at 12:30 PM when expert leaders will discuss literary works of fiction and non-fiction. You may bring your lunch at 11:45 AM; coffee and tea will be provided for a small fee. Click here for a listing of the books to be discussed and meeting dates. If you would like to see a complete list of all of the books that we have discussed in our Lunch ‘n Books series, please click here.
|EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP|
The library now has its own book discussion group that meets at 7:30 PM. Book selections are made with the assistance of Reader Services librarian Marcia Blackman, and copies of the book may be reserved at the Reference Desk. Anyone interested in joining the group can just come and join us, no registration is needed. If you have any questions, please call Marcia Blackman or Donna Ballard at 794-2570, ext.236. Click here for a listing of the books to be discussed and meeting dates. If you would like to see a complete list of all of the books that we have discussed in our Evening Book Discussion Group, please click here.
|LARGE PRINT BOOKS|
Our library has one of the largest collections of large print books in the county. We are proud of our holdings and know that you will find exactly what you are looking for. If you don’t find the book you want, please have a librarian check our large basement holdings. Click here for a sample of some of our newest large print titles.
Mary-Ellen Fosso, our Community Services Librarian, provides library services for homebound residents. For patrons physically unable to come to the library, we offer a homebound program to deliver books to you. If you are eligible (a doctor’s note will be required) please contact us for further information.
We have over 100 circulating magazines in our Browsing Room collection, featuring popular titles such as People, Modern Bride, Time, and Entertainment Weekly.
|NEW BOOKS IN COLLECTION|
Check out the latest titles in the Reader Services 2020 book collection.
|BOOK LISTS BY SUBJECT|
Bibliographies prepared by the Reader Services Staff.
|BOOKS AND READING LINKS|
Useful websites for book lovers.
Contact our Reader Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.