Hispanic Heritage Month

This Hispanic Heritage Month, pay tribute to the roles of Hispanic Americans who helped shape American history, provided by Gale Cengage Learning.

Libby

The Libby app is a new, streamlined way to borrow digital books and audiobooks from your library.

Tutor.com

The library now offers Tutor.com, for online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation.

RBdigital

Digital magazines at your fingertips. Zinio for libraries is now RBdigital.

Available Now: Empire Pass

The Empire Pass is your key to all season enjoyment to New York State Parks. Reserve now by checking out our Museum Passes page!

Never miss a Westbury event again!

Burbio.com is a free website and app that streams all Westbury schools, library, and community events in one place.

Hispanic Heritage Month

We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Register to Vote!

Did you know that September 25th is National Voter Registration Day? Through partnership with vote.org, we're bringing you these tools to make sure you're registered to vote!...

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Never miss a Westbury event again!

Dear patrons, We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on in Westbury! Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts school, library and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a...

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myON at New York Libraries

Read a world of eBooks (for free!) with myON! New York State and myOn.com have joined in partnership to provide free, unlimited access to myON's Digital Library and Middle School Classics for children. Access will be available through September...

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Librarian’s Pick: Washington Black- Esi Edugyan

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“Washington Black, a Bajan 11-year-old slave on a sugar plantation whose life is forever changed when he is removed from hard labor and “loaned” by his owner to Christopher “Titch” Wilde. Titch is an eccentric naturalist, inventor and abolitionist who initially wants the young Washington to serve as ballast in his experiments with hot air balloons.

Washington turns out to be a gifted artist and naturalist himself. The two develop a fraught relationship that takes them from Barbados to the Arctic and the deserts of Morocco until Washington ultimately gains his freedom. Told from Washington’s point of view, the novel examines both what it means to be truly free and the complex power dynamics of its central relationship.”

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La elección del bibliotecario: En El Pais Que Amamos – Diane Guerrero

Image result for in the country we love spanish cover En el País Que Amamos: Mi Familia Dividida por Diane Guerrero

Nacida en los Estados Unidos, actriz Diane Guerrero se recuerda del día que descubrió que sus padres fueron deportados a Colombia cuando ella estaba en escuela.Esta memoria, lleno de emoción y dolor, reflecta los problemas de residentes indocumentados de este país. Diane, con apoyo de amigos, logro a encontrar el sueño americano y la voz para pelear para los derechos de inmigrantes.

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In The Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

Born in the United States, actress Diane Guerro is reminded of the day she discovered that her parents were deported to Colombia when she was in school.This memoir, full of emotion and pain, reflects the problems of undocumented residents of this country. Diane, with the support of friends, managed to find the American dream and the voice to fight for immigrant rights.

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Librarian’s Pick: The Personality Brokers – Merve Emre

Personality Brokers jacket“Relying on meticulous research, Emre reveals the vulnerable mindset of young housewife Briggs when she happened upon Carl Jung’s psychological theories in the 1920s. Inspired by Jung’s theories—but with no real psychological credentials and a background in fiction writing—Briggs and her daughter obsessively attempted to sort everyone in their lives into categories using a multiple-choice questionnaire they created.

It was truly an obsession, Emre shows, and one that didn’t stop with the Myers-Briggs family. On the contrary, the Myers-Briggs type theory was used to analyze everything from the dire economic situation of the 1930s to Hilter’s personality. It informed the first employment tests, and it may have influenced the beginning of the arms race in the 1950s. Indeed, type theory has never gone out of fashion and is still incredibly popular today, fueling a multi-billion-dollar industry. Emre engagingly follows all of these paths to illustrate the deep and broad impact one test has had on people the world over.”

 

 

November / December 2018 Newsletter

Our November/December 2018 newsletter is now available! View our Upcoming Programs page, or view the PDF directly! Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins October 29th,...

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