Thursday, March 19, 2015

lynda.com Online Courses and Instructional Videos

We are excited to offer Hauppauge Public Library cardholders access to lynda.com's online courses and instructional videos!  You can access lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection by entering your Hauppauge Library card barcode and PIN number (password).

Log on to lynda.com here

Once you have logged into lynda.com with your library card barcode you will create a personalized account by entering your name and e-mail address.  This account can help you manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks and Certificates of Completion.  It will also grant you access to exercise files that accompany many of the tutorials available through lynda.com.

(Please be aware:  You can only access course content through the Hauppauge Library login page, and not by visiting lynda.com directly.  When using a mobile device, you must use a browser to access your account.  Accounts are not accessible through lynda.com apps.)

What is lynda.com?
lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include 130,000 videos.  Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals.  These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions.  They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.

Other Online Resources from the Hauppauge Public Library
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Directory - Search for information on 900,000 board certified physicians in 50+ specialties and 100+ subspecialties

Flipster - Access top digital magazines on your computer or device 

Freegal - Download & keep 5 songs weekly and stream 3 hours of music daily

Pronunciator -Learn over 80 different languages with activities, drills and quizzes developed by language educators

Zinio -  The world's largest newsstand is available on your libraries website!  Enjoy digital magazines on your computer or device

Also see our free download webpage for e-books, audiobooks and more!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Biographies of U.S. Presidents



The following libguide presents informational resources provided by your local library and other reliable information found on the Internet:

Library Resources:
The link above portrays presidents’ biographical resources available at your local library. Many of these resources include political and non-political information, including details regarding birth, accomplishments, spouses, and careers preceding their presidency.

Grolier Online - Kids
This online encyclopedia offers information concerning U.S. presidents, including presidents’ early life, political affiliation, presidency, and later life. Type a president’s name in the search box to find out more.

NoveList K-8 Plus
This resource lists many books related to U.S. presidents, not limited to timelines, interesting facts, personal lives, presidential philosophies, and responsibilities.

Websites:

IPL2 Special Collections – Presidents of the United States
This is an introductory resource which is helpful in locating other resources about U.S. presidents. Some basic information is listed, including brief biographic, demographic, and historical information about each U.S. president.

The White House – The Presidents
This online resource presents information about all of the U.S. presidents from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. Some points are addressed including the historical background during each presidents’ term in office.

American Presidents – Life Portraits
This online portrait gallery includes artwork which depicts all of the U.S. presidents. Images can be enlarged to portray greater detail.

American President – Reference Resource
This resource includes categorized essays concerning various stages of the presidents’ lives, including life before becoming presidents, which includes some information about their childhoods, family and education. Presidents’ accomplishments are also conveyed concerning their decisions and influence on domestic and foreign affairs.

Social Studies for Kids – U.S. Presidents Links
Above is a resource which includes various facts about U.S. presidents. These facts relate to presidents’ salaries, previous careers, and religious affiliations. Additionally, historical documents and media resources are also offered on this website.






Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Notice of Special District Meeting: Budget Vote & Trustee Election

NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING
OF THE HAUPPAUGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOWN OF ISLIP, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK
BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION
APRIL 14, 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Hauppauge Public Library Special District, Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York will be held in the Hauppauge Public Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York, on April 14, 2015, for the purpose of voting, by voting machine, upon the following items:
(1)    To elect one (1) Trustee to the Hauppauge Public Library to fill a five year term commencing July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2020, as a result of the expiration of the term of office presently held by Ralph Plotke, and

(2)    To adopt the Annual Library District Budget for the fiscal year 2015/2016 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the Library District, and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that for the purpose of voting at such meeting on April 14, 2015 the polls will be open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, and the voting will be held in the Hauppauge Public Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the Office of Trustee of the Hauppauge Public Library shall be filed in the Hauppauge Public Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, Monday through Friday, and not later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2015.  Each candidate must be a qualified voter, and must reside in the area served by the Hauppauge Public Library.  Each petition must be directed to Mr. Nicholas Mendola, who shall serve as the Clerk of the vote and must be signed by at least twenty five (25) qualified voters of the District or two (2%) per cent of the voters who voted in the previous annual election of the Trustees of the Library, whichever is greater, such number to be determined by the number of persons recorded in the poll list as having voted at such election.  Such petition must state the name and the residence of each signer and the name and residence of the candidate; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Trustees of the Hauppauge Public Library will hold a special budget hearing for the purpose of discussion of the expenditure of funds of the Hauppauge Public Library and the budgeting thereof on April 2, 2015, at the Hauppauge Public Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York at 7:30 p.m.  All residents of the Hauppauge Public Library District are invited to attend this informational meeting to receive accurate information concerning the Hauppauge Public Library Budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that copies of the annual estimated expenditures for the Hauppauge Public Library to be voted upon together with the text of any resolution which will be presented to the voters shall be available to any taxpayer in the Library District at the Hauppauge Public Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. commencing on March 26, 2015 and each weekday through April 14, 2015; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that personal registration of voters is required either pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law or pursuant to Article 5 of the Election Law.  If a voter has heretofore registered pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law and has voted at any annual or special Library District meeting within the past four (4) years, such voter is eligible to vote and not required to register again for this Special Library District meeting.  In addition, all those who are registered to vote with the Board of Elections of Suffolk County prior to April 1, 2015 shall be entitled to vote at this Special Library District meeting notwithstanding their failure to have previously registered with the Library District.  All other persons who wish to vote must register.  A person who will have resided in the Library District for a period of at least thirty (30) days prior to the day of the vote, who is a citizen of the United States and at least eighteen (18) years of age, shall be entitled to vote; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the members of the Board of Registration will meet at the Hauppauge Public Library, located at 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York, on April 7, 2015 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, to prepare the register of the Special Library District and any person shall be entitled to have his or her name placed upon such Register provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the members of the Board of Registration to be then and therefore entitled to vote at the said meeting on April 14, 2015.  The Register will thereafter be filed in the Hauppauge Public Library, located at 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York, where the Register will be open for inspection on each of the five (5) days prior to April 14, 2015 excluding Sundays and holidays, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to the provisions of 2018-a of the Education Law, absentee ballots for the election of Trustee and vote on the budget may be applied for at the Hauppauge Public Library during regular business hours.  Such applications must be received by the Clerk no later than seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is mailed to the voter or by 5:00 p.m., prevailing time or no later than the day prior to the vote if the ballot is to be personally delivered to the voter.  No absentee voters ballot shall be canvassed, unless it shall have been received in the Hauppauge Public Library no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on the day of the election.  A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available and posted in the said Library on each of the five (5) days prior to the day of the vote except Sundays and holidays; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a qualified voter whose ability to appear personally at the polling place is substantially impaired by reasons of permanent illness or physical disability and whose registration record has been marked “permanently disabled” by the Board of Elections pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law shall be entitled to receive an absentee ballot pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law without making separate applications for such absentee ballot.

Dated: Hauppauge, New York                                   BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
            January 15, 2015                                             OF TRUSTEES OF THE
                                                                                    HAUPPAUGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
                        Matthew Bollerman, Secretary