What is SEPTA you ask? SEPTA stands for Special Education Parent Teacher Association. This organization advocates for educational, social and recreational needs of children. It provides support and resources for both educators and parents of children of all ages with special needs. I have been very fortunate enough to work with the local SEPTA chapter of the Patchogue-Medford School District. In our past and current newsletters, you may have noticed an “A3” (Awesome Autism-Friendly Activities) puzzle piece symbol in our Children’s and Parents’ Services section. These programs are designed specifically for children with autism but are open to any child who fits the age parameters. We have also compiled a booklist with books recommended by SEPTA. These books have been labeled with a special SEPTA sticker on the spine so they are easy to locate in our collection. Together we are always trying to come up with new ideas or ways to help the special needs community. Whether you have a child in the school district, are a member of the community or would just like to show your support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
Banned Books Week is a an annual celebration of our intellectual freedom, “ the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction.” We, as Librarians, work hard to make sure that we maintain our subject “collections”, like Cooking, with modern sources and classics. We are dedicated to maintaining a diverse collections suitable for all people and view points. In collections like cooking, this is fairly easy. In sections like politics and religion, this is truly a challenge. Patron requests for materials make this easier.
We tend to forget that some of the earliest European settlers of the area that became the United States were of Hispanic origin. Here is something of the surprising range of cultural, food, and historic contributions to the U.S., celebrated during … [Continue reading]
Learning the alphabet never looked so delicious. Artist Vicki Ragan’s “The Edible Alphabet” is on display in the gallery in Patchogue-Medford Library’s lower level for the month of September: a series of food images that each correspond to a … [Continue reading]
Parte 2: Que es un Bono de Ahorros Traduccion de Lissetty Thomas Fácilmente, un bono de ahorros lo hace que usted sea el banco. Un bono es una obligación de pagar una deuda, como un pagaré. De hecho, el prestatario regresa el dinero con interés. … [Continue reading]
It’s finally here! On Friday, September 16th we will have Library Movers begin to bring some of the Teen materials down the street to the Carnegie Library. Over the next few weeks, the Teen Department will start moving in, and we will … [Continue reading]
Como Ahorrar con: Cuentas Bancarias Traduccion por: Lissetty Thomas Parte 1: Actividades Bancarias Si tienes dinero en el bolsillo, probablemente no te molestaría tener más. Si quieres hacer que tu dinero trabaje por ti, probablemente quisiera que … [Continue reading]
Are you a veteran in need of financial counseling? Paula Mucci Financial Coach from the Workforce New York Career Center is offering one-on-one assistance from 3-8. Each appointment is one hour. Please call (631) 654-4700 x220 to schedule … [Continue reading]
The school year has begun, but that doesn't have to mean the end of outdoor festivals. Patchogue-Medford Library's third annual Fiesta with PML is coming to the Roe Walkway this Saturday, bringing live music and fun activities just off of Main … [Continue reading]
In September of 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek premiered on network TV. The show featured William Shatner as Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock and Deforrest Kelley as Dr. Bones McCoy. Captain Kirk led his crew to … [Continue reading]