Friday, April 11, 2014

3-D Printer on Display!

We are very excited to have a 3-D printer on display at the library!  The MakerBot Replicator 2 is on loan to us from the Suffolk Cooperative Library System until April 16th.  It builds three-dimensional objects using a plastic filament that is heated and extruded through a nozzle.  Files used to create the objects can be downloaded from open-source websites, created by scanning an object using the Digitizer or through design programs.  All files are saved to an SD card that is inserted into the printer.

Stop by the library to see the 3-D printer in action or check out the video clip below!



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Newsday article on 3-D printers: 

Resources for 3-D printer files:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AARP Driver Safety Recognizes The Hauppauge Library with “Top 100 Host” Award

Local organization receives award for offering driving refresher courses in 2013

Hauppauge, New York — From more than 18,000 organizations nationwide, AARP Driver Safety recently recognized the Hauppauge Library with the inaugural “Top 100 Host” Award for its outstanding support in 2013. The Hauppauge Library has supported AARP Driver Safety since 2002 by collaborating with local volunteers to host its classroom-based driving refresher course, designed to help drivers age 50 and older stay safe and confident behind the wheel.

“AARP Driver Safety plays a critical role in educating drivers and helping them maintain their safety and independence,” said Julie E. Lee, vice president and national director of AARP Driver Safety. “Our initiative would not be so successful without the support of our host organizations, who generously dedicate staff time, resources and facility space to serving older Americans.”

From January 1 through December 31, 2013, The Hauppauge Library offered 12 courses at its facility, reaching 392 participants in the Hauppauge area. To offer some perspective as to just how momentous this achievement is, AARP Driver Safety volunteers work with more than 18,000 local community organizations to offer more than 30,000 AARP Driver Safety courses each year. Collectively, the top 100 of these 18,000 hosts held 2,000 courses and reached more than 43,000 participants last year.

AARP Driver Safety’s Top 100 Hosts are recognized based on the following criteria. Of the thousands of organizations that held a course in 2013, the top 75 hosts that reached the largest number of participants were selected. From the remaining organizations, the next 25 hosts that held the highest number of courses were selected. Using these criteria allowed AARP Driver Safety to recognize hosts that are tremendously supportive, but may not be located in as densely populated areas.

The Hauppauge Library continues to offer AARP Driver Safety events, including the new and enhanced AARP Smart Driver Course, which was released in January. The course is open to drivers of all ages, and AARP membership is not required to take the course. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New High School Equivalency Test

New York State has a new High School Equivalency Exam called TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion). The GED is no longer administered in New York State.

For more information about TASC you can visit: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/

Download a brochure about the new test here:

Borrow a test preparation book from the library here!