Friends for faraway places

June 26, 2008

From guardian.co.uk:

Take Alexandre Dumas to Paris, read Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil, pack Michael Dibdin for Sicily – wherever you are going on holiday this summer, writers recommend the perfect literary travelling companions.


Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage now available from home

June 16, 2008

Whether you’re a novice investor or a dabbler in the world’s economy, you know the value of Standard and Poor’s.  Standard & Poor’s is a leading provider of financial market intelligence. The world’s foremost source of credit ratings, indices, investment research, risk evaluation and data, Standard & Poor’s provides financial decision-makers with the intelligence they need to feel confident about their decisions.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library patrons are now able to access S&P’s NetAdvantage from home.  Get financial news, read Outlook, research a company, study mutual funds, or just watch the stock market anytime you are online with the help of your library card.  From our homepage, click on Reference, and then Business and Law.  You’ll see Standard and Poor’s listed along with our other business resources.

As financial markets grow more complex, the independent analysis, critical thinking, opinions, news and data offered by Standard & Poor’s are an integral part of the global financial infrastructure.  If you want to get rich, do your homework at the library website.


If you’ve got the bug, we’ve got the book

June 4, 2008

ladybugSummer reading isn’t just for kids. If you’re towing your little one to the library to report on some books, why not join our summer reading club for adults and get in on some prizes? All you need is a Reporting Card and an Entry form (available at the Dix Hills or Melville Reference Desk) for each book you read. Fill in your first name, title and author, rate the book and give your opinion in a sentence or two. Your comments will be on display at Dix Hills and Melville for everyone to read. Each week the Entry Forms will be placed in a drawing for prizes (which will be better than stickers, promise.)
Need some help picking out books? Ask a librarian (in person, by phone at 421-4530, by email, or AIM), log into NoveList with your library card, or try a subscription to NextReads for great suggestions emailed directly to you.


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