Introducing LearningExpress 3.0
The popular LearningExpress online resource has been helping people find jobs, study for school and civil service exams, sharpen their work, school, and interview skills, write resumes, and more for years. If you haven't used it in a while, take a look at LearningExpress on our Careers page. It has undergone an upgrade and a "facelift," and is now LearningExpress 3.0. 3.0 offers easier navigation and many enhancements.
Note: If have been using LearningExpress 2.0, it will no longer be available after June 30, 2014. If you wish to continue using LearningExpress, register for a LearningExpress 3.0 account on the site before that date since whatever you have saved on 2.0 will not migrate.
Protecting Yourself from the Heartbleed Bug
A number of people have asked about Heartbleed, a bug in an encryption program used by a majority of websites for security. Experts says that this bug has been around for nearly two years, and has made information stored on these sites vulnerable to hackers. It is recommended that you change your password on affected sites and keep your eyes open for suspicious activity on your online accounts. If you want to know whether to change your password, a good place to start is on Mashable, a news website. They have posted a list of major websites that may have been affected at http://on.mash.to/1mYPZjM . (If the link does not work, cut and paste it into your address line.) NOTE: There is no guarantee that your account has not already been hacked since the bug has been around for so long.
Additional Classes and Events Added for Adults in April
There are now a few more reasons to come out to the Library in April. Check out these new fun and informative classes and events for adults. All are welcome and admission is free! Registration is recommended, except where noted. Click on "Event Calendar" to register for these programs and others.
Thursday, April 10, 7 PM - Dog Days: Training and Grooming Tips for Your Dog. (This program was rescheduled for Thursday, March 27). Dog trainer Rob D'Andrea will show you ways to keep your dog looking and behaving its best!
Monday, April 14, 1 PM - "Honeymooners" Monday - Quick! How do you do "The Hucklebuck?" The Honeymooers TV show paved the way for many ensemble sitcoms today. Think you know everything about Ralph, Alice, Ed, and Trixie? Test your knowledge in the trivia-filled hour of fun.
Monday, April 21, 1:30 PM and 6 PM -- Monday Movie: "Twelve Years A Slave." Solomon Northup, a free-born black man, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in pre-Civil War America. This intense, Oscar-winning film follows not only his struggles to survive cruel treatment at the hands of his malevolent owner, but to maintain his dignity as a human being. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender star. Rated R, 213 min. No registration required.
Sunday, April 27, 3 PM -- Italian Love Songs with Sal Chiarelli. Spring is in the air and so is love! What could be more romantic than love songs sung in Italian? Join tenor Sal Chiarelli for an afternoon of beautiful melodies.
Floral Park Library Accepting Donations for Project GLAM
A teen shouldn't miss out on her prom just because she has nothing to wear. Help a deserving teen attend her prom with her friends in style and with confidence by donating gently worn formal wear to Project GLAM (Granting Lasting Amazing Memories). Bring your donations to the Library's Circulation Desk between now and the end of April during regular library hours.
Give Your Dress a Second Dance!
Digitized Issues of The Gateway Available in the Library
Back issues of The Gateway from 2003 through 2012 are now available for viewing on the Library's internet terminals in digital format. This digitization was made possible with a donation by AAA Taxi.
To find the issue* you want, go to the Library's homepage, www.floralparklibrary.org, and click on "Gateway" from the menu on the left- hand side. Choose the year you want, then the issue you want (for full date, mouse over the icon), and click. The issue you seek will come up in PDF format. Best of all, it's searchable, including the ads. Ask our librarians for a demonstration.
We hope to digitize additional editions, starting with the year 1926, as more funds become available.
*The March 16, 2005 issue is not available.
Floral Park Library and Woman's Club Offer Delivery to Homebound Patrons
The Floral Park Woman’s Club, which is celebrating its 115th Anniversary this October, is offering homebound services to any library cardholder in the Incorporated Village of Floral Park who is unable to get to the Library due to a physical disability or debilitating illness. This program is being provided in conjunction with the Floral Park Public Library.
If you, or someone you know, can benefit from this service, contact Brigidann Turadek, Woman’s Club Chairman, at 516-384-0506 (after noon) to register. A form and instructions on how to use the service be will mailed to you or brought to your home, based on your preference. Users of the service will have the same privileges and responsibilities as other Library borrowers including loan periods, access to materials, and fines and fees.