UniversalClass for life-long learners

January 31, 2011

Universal Class UniversalClass has over 500 courses to pick from – take a look and try it out. Something in there for everyone!

An educational service providing the highest quality online courses for those interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge, UniversalClass has real instructors and continual feedback, engaging video based lessons, collaborative learning environment, certificates of achievement, and CEU’s that meet IACET standards.

Want to learn more? Register for a free webinar!
Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.


Getting Library eBooks on the Nook

December 30, 2010

Here’s an easy tutorial if you need any help.  Looking to begin downloading eBooks?  Start at our website, hhhlibrary.org and click on “Live-brary“.

Let us know how you make out!


Getting Library eBooks on the iPad

December 29, 2010

Update:  Overdrive now has an iPad app!  For details, check the Overdrive blog at http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2011/02/15/overdrive’s-ebook-audiobook-app-optimized-for-ipad/

Another alternative is to use the Bluefire reader.  You can get the information here: Library Journal Insider.


Start Your Job Search Now!

December 17, 2010

Get detailed information on occupations that suit your interests.  Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, which are collected from all major job boards.  Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more.  Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired!  Try it out now.


free music downloads are here!

November 5, 2010

We’ve got a new service for our library card holders – a music downloading gold mine called freegal. Freegal (a combination of “free” and “legal”) gives you access to the complete Sony Music Entertainment catalog, which includes thousands of songs in a wide variety of genres, including popular, rap, r&b, classical, jazz, show music, country, children’s, spoken, Latin, international, and more. Even more wonderful, the songs you download are mp3 files that are DRM-free (no special software needed) and yours to keep forever. They never expire or disappear. They work on PC’s and Mac’s, iPods, iPads, mp3 players, even most eReaders and smart phones.

You are limited to 3 songs per week, per card, which resets on Monday morning, 12:01 am.

Log in with your library card to freegal now! Let us know how you like it.


Halloween at the library

November 2, 2010

Mango Languages more complete, more fun

October 29, 2010

From Mango Languages:

We’ve just launched Mango Complete v2.0 – an upgrade to our more in-depth language courses. It’s all the comprehensive learning of Mango Complete v1.0 (with content, dialog and methodology updates) plus all the engaging visuals, interactive tools and fun you love about Mango Basic.

We’ll be launching Mango Complete v2.0 with 12 languages and 8 ESL courses, but we plan to have 70 languages ready by the end of the year. You can see the complete list here.


Giant Book Sale, October 23

October 17, 2010

The generous people of Half Hollow Hills so often donate books and dvds to the library – much more than we can fit on our shelves. We put them out for sale on a regular basis, but every once and a while we like to do a good house cleaning. Whether you’re a treasure hunter or a bargain hunter, there’s something here for you.

Saturday, October 23, 9:30 – 5 pm at the Dix Hills building.


Prep for the SAT with ePrep

September 27, 2010

Consider dropping that expensive SAT prep course and sign on with ePrep for free. ePrep helps students of all ability levels reach their goals by offering expert teachers and practice sessions that simulate real conditions.  Take a timed practice test, then check your results and find out where you need help.  Teachers are always available to coach you where and when you need it.  Keep practicing until you feel sure about getting that great score!

Register and start practicing for the SAT, PSAT, PLAN, or ACT tests. Use the first 5 digits of your library card as your code.


Live-brary has arrived

September 20, 2010

Have you seen live-brary.com yet?  You can find it on our website’s main menu on the left.  That’s your new destination for the fantastic digital resources of the Suffolk County Library System.  Download audiobooks, ebooks, music, and video.  Get live homework help.  Research a topic, learn a new language, or get lost in the collection of historic newspapers.   Test prep, career cruising, adult ed, or just ask a librarian right there for help – take a look around.  Live-brary.com wants to redefine your world.


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