Printer out of ink again?

Mobile Printing is now available!

Mobile printing.. what is that?

BEFORE if you were to come into the library with your own computer and wanted to print you would have to email yourself the document (or save it to a USB) and login to our computers, find your document in your email, and lastly send it to the printer.

NOW, no more hassle! You can use Printeron to send the documents to our printer. This can be done in the library, home your own home or even your mobile phone! There are two ways of doing so:

  • Use this link to upload the document
  • Email us the document
    • Black & White copies (10 cents per page): lml-main-bw@printspots.com
    • Color copies (50 cents per page): lml-main-color@printspots.com

When you come in to library to pick it up, go directly to the Print Release Station to pay. That’s it!

The next time your printer runs out of ink, don’t panic send it to us.

 

INTRODUCING PLAYAWAYS!!

Playaways are here!  A new and exciting concept in audiobooks, Playaways are small battery-operated mp3 players dedicated to a single book, to be used with headphones or earbuds (not provided by the Library, although earbuds are available for sale at the Library’s circulation desk).  They are easy to use, convenient and portable!  They may also be connected to your car radio to listen as you drive, using a cable available at any electronics store.  We have started our collection with a large number of recent titles, to be added to as we go along.  They are located on the shelves just before our extensive collection of audiobooks on compact disc.   Please don’t hesitate to request specific titles or favorite authors and series!  Additional Playaways may also be borrowed from other Suffolk County system Libraries.

“See the Book, Read the Movie”

     Join us as we begin a new, unique book discussion experience that will compare recent popular films with the original novels on which they’re based.  Discussions will take place approximately a week after a public screening of the film at the Library. Which was better, the book or the movie?  Here’s your chance to decide and discuss. DVD’s of the films can be reserved for when a copy becomes available for those not able to attend the showings, or perhaps you caught the movie in its theatrical release.   Come into the Library for your copy of the book.  Here’s the schedule so far:

“The Light Between Oceans” (author: M.L. Stedman)

Movie showing: Thursday, February 23, 1:30 pm                                                                               Book discussions:  Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm & Tuesday, February 28, 1:00 pm.

“The Girl On the Train” (author: Paula Hawkins)

Movie showing: Thursday, March 2, 1:30 pm                                                                                     Book Discussion: Monday, March 13, 7:30 pm

“Live By Night” (author: Dennis Lehane)

Movie showing: April afternoon date to be announced                                                                    Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 pm

Please register in person or by phone at the Library’s circulation desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing HOOPLA

    The Library now subscribes to the Hoopla digital download service for our patrons, enabling you to access movies, TV shoes, music, eBooks & audiobooks, 24/7 with your Lindenhurst Memorial Library card, completely free of charge with no late fees & no reserve waiting list!  All titles are available at all times for immediate download.

      Simply go to hoopladigital.com, choose “Lindenhurst Memorial Library” from the drop down menu, type in your email, choose a password & enter your Library card barcode number and you’re in!    There is also an app available for download.  Up to 8 items may be checked out per month per patron.

 An especially notable feature  is the availability of current, up to date music in all genres, including the most recent hit albums by the most popular artists.   

     So don’t hesitate to check out HOOPLA and give it a try.   Please direct any questions or problems to the Library Reference staff.  I’ve used it myself and highly recommend it.  HOOPLA is very fast and extremely easy to use.  One can search for a specific item or browse from a variety of genres for each type of media: movies, TV shows, music, eBooks & audiobooks. 

KIRK DOUGLAS @ 100

Legendary film actor Kirk Douglas turns 100 years old on December 9 & the Library has set up a display in celebration, featuring all of his classic movies along with print & audio versions of some of his numerous books, including his latest book of poetry.   Come in & check out favorites like Spartacus or some of his lesser known titles on DVD!

 

Early reserves on new DVD titles.

Did you know patrons may place reserves on new feature film titles even before they are released on DVD?  Many can be reserved weeks before the DVD’s are published.  Generally, as soon as a DVD title appears in our online catalog as being on order, a reserve may be placed on it even though we have not actually received it yet.  The sooner a reserve is placed, the sooner you can see it in the comfort of your home as soon as it becomes available!  Please don’t hesitate to ask one of our Reference Librarians for help, either in person or by telephone.

Creature Features & Chiller Theater

For horror film fans growing up in the ’60’s & ’70’s,  Saturday nights meant a viewing choice between “Creature Features” on channel 5 (WNEW) or “Chiller Theater” on channel 11 (WPIX).  The former focused on classic Universal monster films from the ’30’s & 40’s, while the latter generally concentrated on science fiction fare from the 50’s & 60’s.  Patrons can relive those days with the Library’s extensive collection of classic horror titles on DVD, many of which are featured on display throughout October.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize

     Bob Dylan, 75-year-old poet laureate of the rock era, has been rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first musician to win the award.  A controversial choice, he was chosen for the literary and poetical quality of his lyrics throughout his 55-year songwriting career.   The Library holds a large number of books on the life, career and art of Dylan, featuring many recent titles,  including a volume which features every single lyric penned by the new Nobel laureate.  Along with a full array of music CD’s the Library has a number of concert and biographical DVD’s on the life and music of Dylan, including the wonderful feature film “I’m Not There”  in which different actors portray him at various points of his career.  Come in and learn more about this fascinating, enigmatic and brilliant performer.   

New Musical Blasts From the Past

Latest sounds from Veteran Musicians

     Brand new nonagenarian Chuck Berry, who turned 90 years old on October 18, is in the studio recording his first new album in 35 years, to be released in 2017.   Here are some other old favorites still dropping new tracks into their 70’s:

The Rolling Stones – “Blue and Lonesome”, their first album since 2005, coming in December.

The Monkees – “Good Times”, their first since 1997’s “Justus”, released this year.

The Zombies – “Still Got That Hunger”, a terrific album, released last year.

Elton John – “Wonderful Crazy Night”, released this year.

Paul Simon – “Stranger To Stranger”, released this year to good reviews.

The Pretenders – “Alone”, released this year.
Leonard Cohen – “You  Want It Darker”, released this year.

The Library has copies of these albums and many more new releases available to be checked out for your listening pleasure.

Don’t be Ashamed.

Read what you want to read. Don’t be afraid to ask about erotic novels, mental health, LGBT books, etc. The public library is for everyone. If you really don’t want to ask me, or my co-workers you can look them up on our online catalog.

For this reason libraries all our the world celebrate “Banned Book Week” which is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals. Its goal is “to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society” (See the ALA).

Libraries and librarians attempt to ensure the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. We strive to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions. So don’t judge and don’t be ashamed. Read what you want.