Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Programs & Friend’s Book Sale Info: Week of September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Mondays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All Patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All Patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Corning Area Writer’s Group: Inject some socialization into your solo writing time by join the library’s Adult Creative Writers Group for conversation, inspiration and feedback on writing projects. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. On the other Thursdays the group meets at Soul Full Cup CoffeeHouse.

For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext. 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Spin a Yarn! Bring in a knitting or crochet project you are working on, get instructions or help or use club materials to make something for a greater good. For more details, call (607)936-3713. All skill levels welcome.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All Patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Friday, October 2, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012): Anyone tired of predictable Hollywood blowhardism needs to check out Safety Not Guaranteed. This little gem of a movie keeps the viewer guessing from pretty much the first frame, and one becomes so engaged and excited to see what’s around the next corner or in the next scene. Safety Not Guaranteed is briskly directed by Colin Trevorrow, and features a quirky script by Derek Connolly that’s warm-hearted but never self-conscious–quite an achievement. The premise: Darius (the splendidly low-key Aubrey Plaza) is a young, disaffected, and probably underpaid intern at Seattle magazine who’s plucked, along with another intern, Arnau (Karan Soni), to accompany staff writer Jeff (Jake Johnson) on what could be a story of a lifetime, or a crackpot dead-end. What the three journalists find on the windblown Washington coast is a man, Kenneth (Mark Duplass), who’s convinced he’s cracked the secret to time travel and seeks a companion for the adventure. Kenneth is also convinced he’s being followed by government agents. Yet somehow this oddball-in-the-woods bonds with young Darius, with each being intrigued, yet not quite trusting, the other. The story arc is well paced and never predictable, and involves subplots with the romantic lives of both Arnau and Jeff. Cameos by Mary Lynn Rajskub as the brisk magazine editor and Kristen Bell as a mysterious character from Kenneth’s past only serve to add richness to Safety Not Guaranteed. Bonus: It’s refreshing to see a movie set in Seattle and environs that’s actually filmed there, and not in nearby Vancouver, B.C. The extras include a making-of featurette that’s inspiring to anyone who loves grassroots movies and moviemaking. –A.T. Hurley, Amazon Review. MPAA Rating: R. Run Time: 86 min.

Friday Night Free Films are held the first and third Friday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Laura Beer Community Room.

And our Monthly Science Fiction Film is shown the second Friday of each month.

Enjoy films on our big screen!

Library doors open at 6:45 p.m. to admit film-goers and the movie starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Saturday, October 3, 2015:

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale: The Fall Book Sale will be held October 3-10 at the East Corning Fire Hall located at 11873 E. Corning Road in Corning, NY.

To get there take Denison Parkway, passing Dunkin Donuts and getting onto 352. Follow the signs posted by the Friends. The fire hall is a couple minutes down the road on the left.

The opening day, Saturday, October 3, is a member’s only day. Those who aren’t yet members can join at the door.

Membership Costs: Five dollars for an individual or $10 for a family.

Book Sale hours are:

Saturday Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday Oct. 4 | Noon to 5 p.m.

Monday Oct. 5 -Thursday Oct. 8 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Friday Oct. 9 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday Oct. 10 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Discounts deepen each day. Last day is a bag and box day – fill one for a set price.

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

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Mystery Local History Photos 9 25 15

Hi everyone, here are some more mystery local history photos!

And as always click on the photos to see a larger view of each photo.

Photo 1: Here we see a group of firefighters in front of the old fire station and city hall — which is now the building that houses the Rockwell Museum.

So my mystery questions are: A. Does anyone recognize any of the men in the photo and B. when do you think the photo was taken?

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Photo 2: Here we see a smaller group of firefighters standing in front of the Northside Fire Station.

And our mystery questions are again: A. Does anyone recognize any of the men in the photo and B. What year was the photo taken?

I believe this building is still standing on the Northside too — so a bonus question is:

What street is this building located on?

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Photo 3: According to the brief description on the back of the Photo Archive index card this photo is of “Monkey Run” Pritchard; and so there are no people in this photo my mystery question is a simple one — where was this photo taken? I know where Pritchard Avenue is on the Northside but I’ve never seen a section of Monkey Run right near the street…

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Photo 4: This photo appears to be of a building on Market Street and my mystery questions about this photo are: A. What is the address, or section of Market Street, where this building is located? and B. When was the Allen Store open for business in Corning?

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And those are our local history mystery photos for the week!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

And as a post script…If you come across any old photos of the area, for example, black and while photos of people or places in the region taken prior to 1960 — and you don’t know what to do with them — you can donate them to the library! And you just might see those photos in the future included in a future local history mystery posting!

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Mondays – starting today!

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All Patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015:

Sticky Notes: A Thematic Book Club: Simply pick a book to read related to the monthly theme in some way, fiction or non-fiction, any genre, then come tell the group about it – what it was about, what you liked, or didn’t like. Then we’ll vote on the next theme! Light refreshments served. For questions, call Michelle Wells at 607 936 3713 x 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Date & Time: 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 1:00 p.m.

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays starting today!

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All Patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Adult Coloring Program:; Drop into the Creation Station between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to relieve a little built up stress with our Stress Relief Adult Coloring program! We will provide a variety of stress relieving coloring pages to choose from!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Intro to Foundation Directory Online Professional: An introduction to using the Foundation Directory Online Professional in order to research grants for your non-profit. Call (607) 936-3713 x502 to register.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Corning Area Writer’s Group: Inject some socialization into your solo writing time by join the library’s Adult Creative Writers Group for conversation, inspiration and feedback on writing projects. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. On the other Thursdays the group meets at Soul Full Cup CoffeeHouse.

For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext. 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays starting today!

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All Patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

Mystery Local History Photos 9 18 15

And here are three local history mystery photos from our archives!

With all three photos you can click on the photo to get a larger view!

Photo 1: The Band! Photo 1 is really the only one that is a mystery this week!

It appears to be of a local marching band, at some undetermined time in the past!

The drum head states that the band is “Pier’s Corning Band” and if you look closely at the bottom of the photo it looks like it also says that the band if from “Corning N.Y.;” however, the photo is a mystery because that is all the information listed in the archive! So if you know anything about the people in the photo, the band itself and/or when they might have been playing their marching band music — let us know!

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Photo 2: Pine Street looking northward towards Centerway Square: Okay, so this photo really isn’t a mystery, or not much of one anyway! It is a photo of Pine Street, before it was paved, looking northward towards Centerway Square and if you look closely you can see the clock tower in the background.

The only mystery with this photo — really — is what year was it taken? I’d guess sometime in the 1930s by looking at the cars.

And it does beg a second related question…when were the streets paved in the City of Corning?

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Photo 3: Jimerson-Ford Drug Store: 

Photo 3 is of the Jimerson-Ford Drug Store that, according to the information in the Photo Archive was housed in the Baron Steuben building at some time in the past.

Does anyone know when the drug store was in business?

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And those are our local history mystery photos for the week!

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of September 14, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 1 – 4 p.m.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (Makerspace) projects that will be available to be created at the Southeast Steuben County Library include:

3 D Printer created projects*

Computer created projects

Sewing projects*

Scanning

Art projects*

Scrapbooking projects*

Drawing

All Patrons interested in using the Creation Station will be required to receive training before using the space. Projects that require training are only accessible upon staff availability.

*Some projects will require a small fee for materials.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

iPad Basics Workshop: Our iPad Basics Workshop offers new iPad owners an overview of how to use the iPad and includes a discussion of useful suggested apps in categories that iPad owners might enjoy. The iPad app categories discussed include: News, Entertainment, Sports, Cooking, Games, Books, Weather and more!

Registration is required for this program. To register visit the Reference Desk, call the library at 607-936-3713 or send an email to us at the following address: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Corning Area Writer’s Group: Inject some socialization into your solo writing time by join the library’s Adult Creative Writers Group for conversation, inspiration and feedback on writing projects. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. On the other Thursdays the group meets at Soul Full Cup CoffeeHouse.

For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext. 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, September 18, 2015: 

A Most Wanted Man (2014): The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré’s 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa’s motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of Gunter’s plot and express both impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme’s effectiveness. A Most Wanted Manpremiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Run Time: 122 min. MPAA Rating: R.

Friday Night Free Films are shown the first and third Friday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Laura Beer Community Room. Enjoy films on our big screen. Refreshments offered. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Time: 7:00 – 9:02 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 2015:

Quarterly Crafting: Our featured crafts will be mini Dreamcatchers and Vision Boards, or choose among the materials to create something uniquely your own!

As always, there will be veggies, pizza and dessert as well as relaxed conversation. Come create with us!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.