Annual MSD Brunch and Installation of Officers, December 16th

Flyer for 2014 MSD Brunch.

Flyer for 2014 MSD Brunch.

Annual Media Services Division
Brunch & Installation of Officers –
“POW!” the History of Superhero Movies
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Andrew Geddes Meeting Room
Nassau Library System
Film historian/author Clive Young will trace the evolution of superhero movies over the past 80 years, from the Saturday morning serials of yesteryear to the box-office blockbusters of today!   Program will include “family-friendly” clips staring Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and other classic characters, plus behind-the-scenes info about various superhero movies.

2 CEU Contact Hours will be awarded to attendees.


$10 for NCLA Members ; $20 for Non-NCLA Members

Please make checks payable to NCLA.   Please click here to see event flyer and to register!
Please return event flyer by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Mamie Eng, Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream, NY 11582. For further information, call (516) 825-6422 or e-mail


Video Game Roundtable Discussion and Demo, February 4th

Flyer for Video Game Group Discussion and Demo.

Flyer for Video Game Group Discussion and Demo.

NCLA Pop Culture Committee Presents:

Video Game Roundtable Discussion and Demo

Whether You are an Expert or Beginner with Video Games, all Librarians are Welcome!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 9:30AM-12:00PM
at the Garden City Public Library

Roundtable Discussion:

Bring your questions and/or share your experience and ideas on the following topics:

  • Collection Development: Learn about the Best Games, Game Genres, Review Sites, Content Ratings, and more!
  • Lending Games: Share Your Library’s Practices, Procedures, and Policies!
  • General Gaming News: What Systems are Hot? What Games are Hot?
  • Tournaments and Programming: Share Programming Ideas for Children, Teens, and Adults!
  • Video Games and Literacy: How Can Video Games Boost Literacy? What are the Benefits of Gaming?

Librarians will get the opportunity to demo games on the latest systems, including:

  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation Vita
  • Xbox 360
  • iPad
  • PC

Librarians, especially those with limited to no gaming experience, will get the chance to see what video games are all about!
$5 for NCLA members, $15 for non-members
Make Checks Payable to NCLA.
CEUs will be awarded.
Registration is required. Register no later than Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
Fill out the form below and send it along with a check to:
The Garden City Public Library, attn: Laura Giunta
For questions, please contact Laura Giunta at or at 516-742-8405 x216.
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NCLA Pop Culture Committee: “Video Game Roundtable Discussion and Demo”
February 4, 2015 from 9:30AM-12:00PM at the Garden City Public Library
Name: __________________ Email: _____________________
Library: _________________ Phone: _____________________
Please Circle Only One: NCLA Member ($5) Non-Member ($15)

Author Visit with Marybeth Zeman, December 11th

Flyer for author visit with Marybeth Zeman.

Flyer for author visit with Marybeth Zeman.

The NCLA Outreach committee is pleased to invite you to an author visit with Marybeth Zeman.  The program will take place on Thursday, December 11th at 9:30am at the Nassau Library System.

Ms. Zeman is the author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction book titled Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian: Challenging the Juvenile Justice System One Book at a Time.  Ms. Zeman was a speaker at this year’s Long Island Library Conference and has been the subject of various media outlet reports including Newsday and New York Times.  While all are welcomed, Ms. Zeman’s experiences will be of special interest to librarians serving special populations, working in a public library setting or those who work with young adult patrons.  CEUs will be awarded for attending this program.

To register or to learn more about Ms. Zeman, please visit or see the attached flyer.

MEDLI Fall Meeting with the NCLA Health Services Committee, November 21st

MEDLI Fall Meeting with the NCLA Health Services Committee.

MEDLI Fall Meeting with the NCLA Health Services Committee.

Mark your calendar and be sure to join MEDLI and the NCLA Health Services Committee as we team-up for the MEDLI Fall Meeting! This half-day event will include a continental breakfast and a business meeting, followed by the scheduled speaker, author Lizzie Stark, who will do a reading and discussion of her new book, PANDORA’S DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree.

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 noon
Location: Farmingdale Public Library
Cost: MEDLI & NCLA members: $15/ Non-Members: $20
RSVP to Melissa Spangenberg, MEDLI President: (516) 663-8197, or mspangenberg AT winthrop DOT org.

NCLA CEU credits will be available for this program.

PANDORA’S DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree

(Please note: A free copy of the book will also be given away to one attendee!)

About the book: Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? Breast Cancer is already a leading killer of women in the U.S., but those who carry a hereditary Breast Cancer gene mutation—known as BRCA genes—hold, on average, a staggering 50-80% chance of getting diagnosed in their lifetime. In PANDORA’S DNA, author Lizzie Stark chronicles the history of and science behind the BRCA gene mutations, as well as the taxing personal decisions she has been forced to make as a female in a family full of BRCA mutation carriers—including deciding to undergo a preventive double mastectomy. Much more than just a memoir, PANDORA’S DNA offers, for the first time ever, information on the scientific and medical history, current medical options, and the legal issues surrounding BRCA genes, all presented in a single volume from a journalist who has experienced the ripple effects of these aggressive gene mutations firsthand.

About the author: Lizzie Stark is the author of Leaving Mundania and a freelance journalist who has written for, The Today Show website, Psychology Today, the Daily Beast, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She holds an MS in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She founded and edited the literary journal Fringe. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Privacy at Risk: What you Can Do to Protect Your Library and Educate Your Users, December 8th

surveillance_cameraOn Monday, December 8th, the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Computers & Technology Committee will hold a joint program in the Nassau Library System meeting room from 9 am to 1 2pm. The program is entitled, Privacy at Risk: What You Can Do to Protect Your Library and Educate Your Users.

CEU credits offered are 0.3 along with certificates (refreshments, too!)

$10 per person for NCLA, SCLA and affiliated groups; $20 all others.

To sign up in advance,  contact Jeff Feinsilver by voicemail (516) 686-1153, phone by  (516) 686-7657,7658 or through his email at

YASD December Brunch, December 4th

YASD Brunch Flyer 2014

YASD Brunch Flyer 2014

Please join YASD at our December Brunch and Installation of Officers on Thursday, December 4th 9:30am – 12:30 pm at the Levittown Public Library.

Pete Suchmann of Creative 3D Printing will speak about the future of education, the Maker Movement and STEAM programs, plus we will have a hands-on STEAM project to try!

The cost is $20 for NCLA/SCLA members and students, and $30 for all others. CEU’s will be awarded.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that if you join YASD or renew your YASD membership for 2015 at the December brunch, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

See attached flyer for more details.

Children’s Services Installation Breakfast, December 8th

Children Services Division Breakfast Flyer 2014

Children Services Division Breakfast Flyer 2014

Please join us for the CSD Annual Installation Breakfast and meet Children’s Author & Illustrator Sergio Ruzzier.

Monday, December 8, 2014
@ 9:30 am at Carlyle on the Green
at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale.

Books will be available for purchase and signing!

Don’t forget to see the attached flyer for more information.

This program is $30 for member of NCLA, SCLA and library students.

The non-member fee is $40. Please make checks payable to NCLA.

Please return by November 21st to Emily Trezza
Address: West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave.,
West Hempstead, NY 11552.

Public Speaking for Chickens, November 18th

Public Speaking for Chickens Flyer.

Public Speaking for Chickens Flyer.

Public Speaking for Chickens!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Farmingdale Public Library
Fee: FREE for NCLA Members, $5.00 for Non-NCLA Members
Speaker: Kate Beckman, M.A. Director, Communications Lab – Nassau Community College

Do you have trouble speaking in front of groups?
If so, come to our Public Speaking for Chickens workshop.

Kate Beckman will give you some helpful tips to gelp your get over your fear of public speaking. Learn how to get your audience’s attention, what you should avoid, and much more.

Please RSVP by November 1.

Registration Form is Attached.

Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers, November 14th

2014 Dinner Flyer 80 Celebration.

2014 Dinner Flyer 80 Celebration.

You’re Invited to the Nassau County Library Association Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers!

Celebrate with us as NCLA turns 80 this year!

Friday, November 14, 2014
Pompei Catering & Restaurant
401 Hempstead Avenue
West Hempstead, NY 11552
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktails & Appetizers
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Continuous Open Bar, Buffet Dinner,
Dessert, Dancing with DJ Rob of Pace Entertainment and the Installation of the 2015 NCLA Officers.
$45.00 for NCLA Members
$55.00 for Non-Members

Come support your Division and the newly installed Executive Board of NCLA!

Prior registration required for admittance.  Please complete the bottom portion of the accompanying form and return by October 29.

Use attached form to sign up or for more information.

Support Staff Division Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, October 29th

Support Staff Division Roundtable 2014 Flyer

Support Staff Division Roundtable 2014 Flyer

Support Staff Division Roundtable Discussion,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:30 am – 12:00 noon
East Meadow Public Library
1886 Front Street, East Meadow
(Refreshments at 9 am)

Meet with your colleagues from across Nassau County to discuss topics such as circulation, shipping, RFID, self-service checkout, customer service issues, LILINK, Sierra, etc.

Our panel of “experts” will be happy to answer your questions.

Free for NCLA members – $5.00 for non-members

Please click here to see accompanying flyer for more details or to sign up!