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    Stream music, movies, TV shows, e-books, audiobooks and digital comics. To sign up, visit or download the hoopla app from your app store, enter your PWPL card number and create an account. To check out an item, just click “borrow.” There are no hold lists. On mobile devices, audio and video content can be downloaded for offline use. Each cardholder can check out five hoopla items per month; this limit will reset at the beginning of the month.

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    Learn 80 languages with Pronunciator. Course levels range from Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced and include options for Early Learners (3-6 yrs) or Young Learners (7-12 yrs).  There is also an 8-week Travel Prep plan. Each language course has on average 9,600 instructional phrases, and two years of guided instruction.

    In addition, Pronunciator offers one the largest ESOL curricula available, with courses taught in 50 non-English languages.  Provides access to U.S. Citizenship Exam preparation courses, which can be taken in Spanish. Mobile app available for iOS, Androids and Kindle Fire.


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    Rosetta Stone

    Learn over 30 languages.  Course skills include speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Lessons can be viewed in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean or Chinese for ESOL students.

    Languages Covered: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.


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    New York State Archives

    The New York State Archives partnered with to digitize some NY State records of interest to genealogists.  Resources include census data, military records,  marriage documents, naturalization papers, etc. Free access to / New York is available to all New York State residents. To begin, enter your zip code and create a free / New York account. Please visit the Library to search the complete Federal and National collection of resources.


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    Nassau Digital Doorway

    Enjoy over 13,000 eBooks, audiobooks and more anytime or anywhere!! Download and read titles on your computer, tablet, smartphone, MP3 player or eBook reader. Browse, borrow and enjoy up to 5 titles for 14 days. No returns required, items will automatically expire on your device. The collection includes adult fiction, non-fiction, teen and children’s titles.

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    Britannica Library

    Welcome to the New Britannica Library, the award winning resource for children, teens and adults.  Search for articles, images, videos, primary sources, dictionaries, eBooks and interactive lessons on a wide range of subjects.  Results are displayed by age levels.

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    Port Washington Library Card holders can access thousands of free online training videos and courses.  Need help with Photoshop, Excel, financial literacy, writing or overcoming procrastination? There is a topic for everyone!  Courses can be taken on any desktop, laptop or tablet. Start learning something new today.



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    Learning Express Library

    Learning Express is designed to help you achieve your academic and career goals.  Test preparation, skill building tutorials and career guidance are among the many features provided. Sample practice exams include the following: SAT, GRE, TASC (the new NY State high school equivalency test) and many others.