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My Computer Used To Be So Much Faster!

Why is my computer so slow

All I’ve heard from my dad since he upgraded to Windows 10 is “my computer used to be so much faster.” He said the same for the previous upgrade, Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Computers are a great tool when they perform to our expectations and we’re all a little too familiar with the frustrations […]

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Tips for Taking the S.A.T.

SAT Tips

Gather Materials- The night before the test make sure to have all materials that will be needed on test day including admission ticket, photo ID, #2 pencils, a calculator, and a healthy snack.Locate the Test Center- Make sure to check out the location of the test center before the big day. On the big day, […]

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Celebrate Teen Tech Week With Us!

teen tech week

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. Celebrate Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme “Create it at Your Library.” Download an ebook […]

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Music = Memory

music equals memory

If someone should ask you to recite the alphabet, would you automatically sing it? Most English speakers in the United States were taught the names and order of the letters by the “ABC Song” (Honestly, don’t you find yourself singing snatches of it in your head when having to alphabetize something?). Words and music join […]

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Memories of Islip Hamlet

“Memory is more than a dustbin of time, stuffed with yesterday’s trash. Rather, memory is a glorious grab bag of the past from which one can at leisure pluck bittersweet experiences of times gone by and relive them.” Hal Boyle, 1971  Do you have interesting tidbits, life changing experiences, or fond memories of Islip Hamlet? […]

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March Is Women’s History Month

Celebrate women's history month

March is Women’s History Month Women’s History Month was established by Congress in 1987 to pay tribute to the generations of women whose “commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” (from www.womenshistorymonth.gov)  Some Landmarks in U.S. Women’s History:  1848: The first Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Elizabeth Cady Stanton […]

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3D Printers Lend a Helping Hand

3d printer

The MakerBot 3D Printer has been at the Islip Library during February and will be there throughout the month of March. If you haven’t yet seen it in action yet, stop by the Adult Reference Desk to take a look, and to find out about programs using the printer. While we have the 3D Printer for […]

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Primavera en Nueva York

primavera en nueve york

Podría pasarse toda la vida en Nueva York y nunca quedarse corto de actividades. Hay mucho que hacer esta primavera… Desfile mágico de Mickey y Minnie en el Madison Square Garden el 2 y 3 de abril de 2016.Festival del cine latinoamericano de la Habana en Nueva York del 7 al 17 de abril de […]

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