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!
Summer Reading Club eBook/audiobook Bibliography – Sign in to Nassau Digital Doorway by selecting East Meadow from list of libraries and log in using your East Meadow Library card barcode. Or sign in with your OverDrive account or Facebook.
Each of us has a story. We were born somewhere, raised by someone, and live some place. But through the magic of literature we can be whoever we want to be, be wherever we want to be, and do whatever we want to do. Especially in this time of limitations, we can celebrate a world with no limitations at all. This year, as you IMAGINE YOUR STORY, stretch your boundaries! Be Jo of Little Women or The Scarlet Pimpernal, or a unicorn with a rainbow horn. Live in pre-colonial India or eighteenth century France, or a dystopian America. Explore life on other worlds or ride horseback with the Pony Express. Let books expand your horizons as we imagine our stories together.
Our Summer Reading Club will once again only be online as we wait for our new library to be reconstructed. I hope that you will join with the Reader Services staff as we zoom our programs and lead you to Your Next Read!
June 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM
To Gilead and Beyond: A Critical Look at Margaret Atwood’s Dystopias from The Handmaid’s Tale to The Testaments.
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 versions of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.
Please join us for an interactive conversation of Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize winning novel, The Testaments, set fifteen years after Offred, the protagonist in The Handmaid’s Tale, escapes the Republic of Gilead.
Our discussion, facilitated by Dr. Anna Katsavos, will focus on freedom, power, and gender politics, key themes in both works.
June 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Special Author Event – Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – The author will discuss her book and there will be a Q&A afterwards.
Zoom Details To Be Announced
The eBook version of Miracle Creek can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.
In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they are part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident.
June 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM
It’s a Mystery – Mystery/Thriller Book Club – The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Zoom Details To Be Announced
The eBook version of The Mysterious Affair at Styles can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.
A wealthy woman is poisoned at an English country manor and the world of detective fiction is changed forever. With The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie launched herself, and her beloved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, into popular culture history.
When Captain Arthur Hastings runs into an old friend, John Cavendish, and is invited to the family estate at Styles, he has a “premonition of approaching evil.” Outside, the Great War is still raging, and England is in upheaval. Cavendish’s widowed stepmother has brought the turmoil home by marrying a sinister-looking younger man, and when she is killed, presumably poisoned with strychnine, he becomes the first and most obvious suspect. But other family members may also have had motives for murder. Luckily, one of the Belgian refugees from the German occupation staying at Styles is a retired police detective: Hercule Poirot is on the case.
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.