Young Adult Summer Reading Club

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West Hempstead patrons entering grades 6 through 12 in September can still register for the Young Adult Summer Reading Club!

Read and review at least 4 books by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8th and you will be invited to our Spark a Reaction pizza party on Thursday, August 14th. The party will include prizes, pizza, and musical and comedic entertainment.

If you are out of town this summer you may email your mini-reviews to Click here for a printable version of the review to bring with you when you register.

We also have two carts set aside with the required Summer Reading books for the West Hempstead Middle and High Schools. The reading lists are available here on the WHUFSD website.

For further information stop into the library or call the Young Adult desk at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18.

Happy Reading!

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Want to learn a new language??? Or just brush up on one??


Mango utilizes their proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.

Have an Apple product??? Get the free app.  With Mango Languages’ Library Edition App you can get free access to over 40 foreign language courses and 15 English courses taught in the user’s native language.

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Learning Express 3.0

Interactive exam preparation, tutorials and practice tests. Includes SAT, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service and Licensing Exams. Provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Spanish courses and tests are available. The new GED (TASC) is also now available.


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How is your 401(k) (or 403b/457) doing?

Money Smart Week  (April 5-12,) is just around the corner and we can assist you!

On Monday, April 7th at 6:30 pm.  Christine Benz and Adam Zoll, of the highly acclaimed investment research firm, Morningstar, will discuss how to make the most of your 401(k) (or 403b/457) and help you evaluate your company’s retirement plan to select the right investments.   You can watch the live stream video or the recording.

To learn more about using the free financial resources that your library provides through the widely acclaimed database Morningstar Research Center, login to a training webinar on Friday, April 11th at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, or call in to the teleconference. The focus of the event will be on navigating the database, using the screening and portfolio analysis tools, and where to find helpful information.

  • Free Event: Morningstar Investment Research Center Training
  • Hosted By: Morningstar Training Center
  • When: Friday, April 11th, 1:00 pm Eastern Time
  • LINK:
  • DIAL:  (866) 844-9418  Use conference code 745 931 533 and password mirc
Click here to print the flyer.
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West Hempstead Public Library Staff WEAR RED!

wearRed-collectionsWe’ve supported the Go Red For Women – American Heart Association campaign since 2008, raising awareness of heart disease and how to prevent it.

We are proud of our staff at the West Hempstead Public Library!


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Go Red for Women in 2014

wearRed-collectionsWe want you to JOIN US this year on Friday, February 7, 2014,  as we WEAR RED to supporting the GO RED For WOMEN campaign to remind women about the dangers of heart disease.
WEAR RED and we’ll take your photo, too!

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Weather Alert!

snowstormDue to the weather conditions we will


Please check this blog entry for further updates.
You may also check our Facebook page or call us at 516-481-6591.


Stay safe and warm and please enjoy some of our library services
(see links below) from the comfort of your own home using only
your library card.

Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks (Overdrive) 
Reference Databases 
Children’s Databases
Children’s Games 

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snowstormWe will close at 1 pm on Monday, February 3 because of the snow storm.  We want everyone to get home safely.  Please use caution traveling and shoveling out!

Remember to check Facebook and our website, or call (516) 481-6591 first before coming to the library.

Stay safe and warm and please enjoy some of our library services
(see links below) from the comfort of your own home using only
your library card.

Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks (Overdrive) 
Reference Databases 
Children’s Databases
Children’s Games 

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Tax Help for Persons with Disabilities

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities. Individuals may visit the IRS Accessibility page ( to download forms, publications, and other products and to access tax-related videos in English and American Sign Language. The IRS recommends checking the website often as it is continuously adding more products to assist persons with disabilities.

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Tax Preparation Resources – FreeFile and E-file

Free File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free

If your income is below $58,000  you can get brand-name software to help you prepare and e-file your federal return for free.  If your income is above $58,000, you can get Free File Fillable Forms as of January 31, 2014 when tax season opens. Find out more about Free File and E-File at

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