Visit USA.Gov to find the latest information and contingency plans for the federal agencies.


The Office of Management and Budget lists the government agencies and their contingency plans.


The government can be contacted by telephone.  Be prepared to wait.


Call toll-free at 1- 800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) for answers to government questions.  This phone number will continue to operate during the government shutdown, 8 AM – 8 PM, Monday through Friday (Eastern Time).


IRS Plans January 30 Tax Season Opening For 1040 Filers

IR-2013-2, Jan. 8, 2013 — Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the IRS announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.”

You can go to the IRS home page at www.IRS.gov for more information. There, you can select the “News” link or the ‘2013 Filing Season’ tab shown in the middle of the home page.

How to Switch to Direct Deposit of Your Federal Benefit Payments: Deadline is March 1, 2013!

 It’s the Law: Switch to Electronic Federal Benefit Payments Today

 Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service

If you still receive a paper check for your Social Security or other federal benefit payments, you are required by law to switch to an electronic payment option by March 1, 2013. That’s less than three months from now.

It’s fast, free and easy to sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express®Debit MasterCard®card by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Wait times are usually minimal. Call now to avoid delays near the deadline.

For direct deposit, you can also sign up online at www.GoDirect.org or by visiting your bank or credit union.

Choose Your Payment Option

Before making the switch, decide which payment option you would like. If you are unsure, you can call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795 and a friendly agent will discuss options and help you choose the right one for you. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recommends two electronic payment options:


  • Direct deposit. If you have a checking or savings account, sign up to get your money by direct deposit. Your federal benefit payment will go straight into your account on payment day each month. On time, every time.


  • Direct Express® card. If you don’t have a bank account or prefer a prepaid debit card, switch to the Direct Express® card. Your money will be posted to the card account on payment day each month. There’s no need to wait for the mail or to make a special trip to cash a check. You can make purchases and get cash back with purchases at no charge anywhere Debit MasterCard® is accepted. There are no sign-up fees, overdraft fees or monthly fees. Some fees for optional services may apply. For information on card fees and features, visit www.GoDirect.org.


If you do not choose an electronic payment option by March 1, 2013, you may be issued a Direct Express® card.



Special Library Opening on Sunday, November 4th

As a service to our patrons who are without power we have added  special hours on Sunday, November 4th.  The library will be open 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  We expect to have Internet service and wireless service and you will be able to charge your mobile devices as well as check out and return books.

In addition the Friends of the Malverne Library are hosting a program, “Sinatra: Through the Eyes and Ears of a Songwriter” on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  Come laugh and learn as Mel Glazer takes you through the highs and lows of one of the great popular singers of all times.  Feel his passion and taste his courage during this interactive and highly entertaining program.

Where Can I Get a Flu Vaccine?

Although flu shots should be readily available through your doctor or nurse,
to find
other locations where the vaccine is being offered you can go to this website:


Flu season usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as late as May.  Early immunization is the most effective, but it is not too late to get the vaccine in December, January or beyond.

Flu Shots Available at E. Meadow Library on Oct. 19th

Thanks to  Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt  on October 19, 2012 the E. Meadow Library in E. Meadow is having  a Flu Shot Day.  Call E. Meadow Library directly to schedule a flu shot appointment, including these times: 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 2:45, 3:15. (794- 2570)

Also North Bellmore Library will hold a Flu Shot Clinic on November 7.  Call for an appointment.
(785- 6260)

Malverne Library Launches Live, Online Assistance for Job Seekers

Tutor.com Career Center is a new program which offers adult job seekers live, one-to-one help from professional career tutors online in a supportive and encouraging environment.  If you need  help writing resumes, job searching or preparing for an interview this is the place to go. Any community member with a library card can access the service from the library or right from home from any computer or mobile device connected to the internet.  The live, online career tutoring and resume writing service is available Monday through Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  It is completely free for Malverne library card holders .

The Tutor.com Career Center also includes 24/7 access to resources such as resume templates, cover letter samples, and online job search tools- even  local open job listings.  These can be found in the SkillsCenter by scrolling down  the Career Center page.

About Tutor.com
Tutor.com is an award-winning online homework help and learning service that connects students and adults to a professional tutor for one-to-one help.  Tutor.com is offered at over 1,800 public libraries across the country and is available statewide in Alaska, Alabama, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota and Rhode Island.  The network of over 2,300 expert tutors has conducted over 7 million sessions.


Computer Equipment Needed by The Community Computer Connections Program

The goal of Community Computer Connections program is to provide computers and laptops free of charge to individuals and families across L.I. who cannot afford to buy this equipment.  This program is sponsored by RSVP, a not-for-profit agency started in 1972, which has over 950 adults aged 55 and over serving at over 120 organizations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Donations of used computers, laptops and associated equipment are solicited and received from corporations, governmental agencies and individuals.  The volunteers refurbish (they are a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher) and install computers and laptops in the homes of client families. They  have provided this equipment to over 2100 families and individuals through this program since it was initiated in 2006.

There is an on-going shortage of laptop computers to meet the requests by client families.  People in need of laptops include students, disabled and bed-bound individuals, people living in group homes and families who have space limitations which preclude installation of towers or desktop computers.

Donated laptops must be capable of running Windows XP.

They also need LCD monitors of any size; they have been getting many computer donations without monitors.

If you have something to donate or are interested in obtaining more information about the program, please contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at (631) 979-9490 x13 or e-mail them at cccp.coordinator@gmail.com

Town of Hempstead Mobile Passport Service

Ready to Travel?  Get Your Passport Here!

The Town of Hempstead Mobile Passport service will make it easy to get your passport.  Come to the library on Saturday, September 29 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m..  Bring your identification and  checkbook.  Please contact the town to find out the fees (including photo fees) and exactly what forms of identification you need for yourself or your children.  Call the Passport Department at
812- 3100, Mon- Fri, 8:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m..

Fall Opera Series


Looking to add a little drama to your life?  Explore Opera: the Most Dramatic Art Form with expert opera instructor, Andrew Liotta for this continuing weekly series where “love at first sight,” intrigue, and betrayal are just some of the topics that will be discussed, illustrating the dramatic elements found in the world’s greatest operas.  Whether you are new to opera or a long time listener, join us for lively discussions focusing on the drama of opera, the composers who wrote the music, and the singers who bring it all to life. Guaranteed to be entertaining!

Mondays: October 15, 22, 29, November 19, 26, December 3, 10.
6:30- 8:30 p.m.