The Suffolk County Library System has announced that “NLC (National Learning Corporation) exam prep books are now available through Livebrary Downloads. The NLC test prep collection can be found at https://livebrary.overdrive.com/collection/100502. The collection includes exam prep books for Clerk, Clerk Officer, Administrative Assistant, Clerk-Typist, Police Officer and more. Other test prep book collections for the SAT, ACT,LSAT, TEAS, CLEP and ASVAB exams are also available through Overdrive https://livebrary.overdrive.com/.
- Hurricanes: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/hurricane.html
- Floods: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/floods.html
- Harvey Health information bulletins: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNLMDIMRC/bulletins/1b49585?reqfrom=share
- Ready.Gov Make a Plan
- Ready Responder
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Gather Emergency Supplies
- NLM MedlinePlus Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
- AAP Family Readiness Kit Are You Prepared for Disasters?
- Check out this FEMA resource: You are the Help Until Help Arrives
- Take this free online course: US Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies
- Find other free online disaster medicine and public health information courses
- Find over 200 exercises to drill on, from NLM Disaster Lit® Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
- Which of your apps will work without internet connectivity? You may not have internet during a disaster. Turn on airplane mode if you have it, or open your settings and turn off both Wi-Fi and cellular data connectivity. Now test your apps to see what functionality they still have, if any.
- Bonus: try a new app from the NLM Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag webpage.
The Sag Harbor Historic and Cultural District Geocache Hunt is now fully operational again. During our move back to 201 Main Street, a couple of our geocaches went AWOL, and with all the work to get settled into our new digs, we didn’t have time to get the program up and running again. But now it it’s back. All six caches are refurbished and ready for you to find. Find all six, and you’ll get a personalized completion certificate. Stop into the library for a special “passport” on which you can record your finds, and an instruction sheet that has all the information you’ll need to get going.
For those of you who don’t know what geocaching is, we’ve included an explanation below.
The library’s geocaches are registered on http://opencaching.us You must create a free account at this site in order to download the coordinates of the geocaches and play our game. Due to some technical issues, only two of our six caches are listed on the popular geocaching.com website. But dont’ worry, opencaching.us is fully functional, and the only way to find all our caches.
Geocaching, and the John Jermain Geocache Hunt Explained
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices [e.g., smartphones]. Participants use an app on their phones to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Our hunt adds an additional twist.
Six geocaches are hidden around Sag Harbor. Each one relates to a member organization of the Sag Harbor Cultural District, all of which have cultural or historic significance for Sag Harbor. (We’re not telling which organizations. It’s part of your job to figure that out.) To join in the hunt, stop into the library and pick up a free “passport.” Then go hunt for the geocaches. Each cache contains a unique rubber stamp. Use the stamp on your passport…then go find another cache. When you’ve found all six caches, bring your passport back to the library and you will receive a certificate of completion.
As mentioned above, all of the geocaches are registered on the geocaching website: http://opencaching.us. This site is a treasure-trove of information on how geocaching works. You’ll need to register in order to get access to the information about our geocaches that is stored there, but both registration, and the app for your smartphone that will lead you to the caches, are free. You’ll find a list of geocaching apps that work with various types of smartphones below. If you don’t own a smartphone but want to play, the library has two dedicated GPS navigation devices that it will loan to library card holders.
Confused? Help is also available from Eric Cohen, Kathleen Comber or Mireille Stürmann at the library. Call 631-725-0049 or send an email to email@example.com.
Geocaching Apps for Your Smartphone
The library has recently acquired Newspaper Source Plus, an online database providing a full text digital collection of the world’s major news content. The database contains comprehensive full-text for major newspapers such as Christian Science Monitor, Irish Times (Ireland), San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC) and others. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts, including ABC News (American Broadcasting Company), ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), CBS News, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS, and more.
You can access Newspaper Source Plus in the library as well as from home with your library card barcode and password. Check it out! https://www.johnjermain.org/OnlineReference.html
Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Literacy Suffolk is seeking and training volunteers to help reduce illiteracy in Suffolk County. This is a training opportunity that is close to the East End.
Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, a joint initiative of Suffolk County United Veterans and Suffolk County Veteran Service Agency offers an online support group for veterans.
Thursday, April 27th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Topic Coping Skills
To register visit: www.SupportGroupsCentral.com/mhaw
Advance registration is required.
Confidential & free. Open to all Veterans and service members.