Category Archives: Technology

Fight Cabin Fever!

winter twilightUh-oh…we knew it was going to happen. The cold of winter has arrived. And that accompanies the afternoons that too quickly darken into night.

So what to do? Why not take advantage of the cold, dark days and learn something new? On the third floor of the library we have a display of books for learning new skills. Maybe you have always wanted to learn to sew or knit. Do you want to improve your skills in investing? What about honing your ability to use all of those new holiday gifts: your iPad or iPhone or Surface? Or you could learn to build a deck or a plan a better garden.

lynda-com-logomango-logoThe library also has two terrific instructional databases. Try Mango.com to learn a language before your next trip. And if you are interested in learning about animation or business skills or photography, there’s a high probability that Lynda.com has an instructional video among its library of nearly 3000 courses. (You will need a valid Syosset Public Library card to access both of these databases from home.)

Don’t just hibernate! Have fun learning something new and soon Spring will come!

-posted by Brenda, Reference Services

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Computer Upgrades

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The public use computers on the third floor of

the Syosset Public Library will be undergoing an upgrade

this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 9 AM

until approximately 1 PM. 

Wireless internet will still be available through out the building during the upgrade.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

– posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Introducing Lynda.com

lynda-com-logoSyosset Public Library would like to announce that Lynda.com, a great training platform with an expansive library of over 128,000 instructional videos covering 2900 courses, is now available to patrons.

There are a variety of levels covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies and more.  There are curated playlists in all subjects to help you decide what videos to watch first.  You will need a valid Syosset Public Library card to gain access to Lynda.com.  Try it, you’ll like it!

If you are not a Syosset Public Library patron and would like to know more, you can learn about Lynda.com on youtube here.

– posted by Alisa, Reference Services

Scanning & Faxing @ Syosset Library

Scanning is now available in the 3rd Floor Computer Center!  Syosset Library is the first public library in the country to own the state of the art Scannx Book ScanStation.  The scanner is available to all and is free to use.

What’s so special about this scanner?

– Very user-friendly touch screen monitor.
– Scan books and documents into

  • PDF
  • Searchable PDF
  • Microsoft Word
  • JPEG
  • TIFF
  • PNG

by simply touching the screen for the preferred file format.
– Advanced ABBYY FineReader technology allows you to scan a book to Microsoft Word with incredible accuracy!
– It will scan and save your documents/pictures to a large variety of places, including:

  • USB Drive
  • Email
  • Google Docs
  • Smart Phones
  • Fax

Stop by the Computer Center and check it out!  Reference Librarians will be available if you need assistance.

– posted by Megan, Reference Services