Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of October 26, 2015

Monday, October 26, 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.

Tuesday October 27, 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, 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.

3 D Printer Program: Bird Feeders: This program will include a brief 3 D Printer presentation and then attendees will select one of several 3 D bird feeder templates to create their own bird feeders.

Registration is required for this program. You can register at the Reference Desk, by telephone:
607-936-3713 ext. 502 or by email: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 28, 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

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.

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

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Local History Mystery Photos October 26, 2015

Here is another neat batch of Local History Mystery photos!

Note: You can always see a larger view of each photo by clicking on the photo.

Mystery Photo 1: The record for this photo states that it shows “Dr. Gordon with drum” and “Dr. O’Brien with flag;” and that the photo was taken in the early 1920s.

So our mystery questions are:

1. Does anyone know anything about how Dr. Gordon and Dr. O’Brien were?

2. Does anyone know what the occasion might have been that had these two doctors dressed up like Revolutionary Era soldiers?

3. Were was this photo taken?

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Mystery Photo 2: Our second photo bears the description “Second Street c 1952.”

And our mystery question for this photo is:

What year did they first pave all the streets in the City of Corning?

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Mystery Photo 3: The record for our third mystery photo is of Navy men 1915.

The record for the photo indicates the men are Edward W. Fitzpatrick & N. J. Allen.

And our two local history mystery questions for this photo are:

1. Does anyone know anything about who Edward Fitzpatrick and N. J. Allen were?

and

2. Where was this photo taken (for a bonus point as obviously it is hard to tell!)

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Mystery Photo 4: Our fourth mystery photo is less of a mystery than the other three!

We can still stand on East First Street, about 50′ westward of the corner of First and Cedar,  and look eastward and see Christ Episcopal Church (foreground) and Corning First United Methodist Church (background).

So the light weight mystery questions this photo are:

1. What year was the photo taken?

and

2. When did that take down that metal (iron?) fence seen to the left of the Episcopal Church?

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And don’t forget not only can you research your family history at the library – you can also create a family history album by using the equipment in our Makerspace — Creation Station!

We’ve got scanners to scan photos, a Cricut machine to design and create paper projects, a comb binder and even a laminator – check it out!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of October 19, 2015

Monday, October 19, 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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015:

Note: The Windows 10 Workshop originally scheduled for this date has been re-scheduled for January 7, 2016.

If you’d like to know more about Windows 10 before January give us a call and make an appointment for a One-On-One session and we’ll show you the basic operating ropes! Call: 607-936-3713 ext. 502

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 22, 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

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.

Saturday, October 24, 2015:

Book Release Party: Beautiful Like A Mayfly by Walt Franklin: Walt will read and there will be an open mic session for attendees to read their work.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided.

For details call (607)936-3713 ext. 209.

Local History Mystery Photos 10 16 15

Here is another cool batch of Local History Mystery photos!

Note: You can always see a larger view of each photo by clicking on the photo.

Photo 1: This photo is titled “Indian Monument Corner Hamilton and High Streets;” and it features what I believe is the original position of the Indian Monument in Painted Post. The photo was taken c. 1894-1895.

And the mystery questions are:

1. Does anyone know anything about the building and installation of the monument?

2. Does anyone know when the monument was moved from its original location?

and

3. Does anyone know who the two men are sitting at the base of the monument?

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Photo 2: We’re on a roll with Painted Post photos this week! Photo 2 has the subject listing of “Corner of High and Hamilton Street. Looking East on High Street.” This photo too is noted as being taken in Painted Post and the year listed in 1896.

And the mystery question for this photo is:

Are any of the building seen in the photo still standing?

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Photo 3: Photo 3 is of the 1909-1910 CFA Basketball team.

And our mystery questions for this photo are:

1. Does anyone know the names of any of the men seen in the photo?

2. Does anyone know where this photo was taken?

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Photo 4: Photo 4 has a brief records which says it is titled “Lumber Camp” with the added notation that the photo was taken in Steuben County and c. 1900.

And our mystery questions for this photo are:

1. Where was this photo taken?

2. Does anyone recognize any of the men in the photo?

3. Does anyone know where the photo was taken?

And for a bonus question — what does anyone know about the history of the lumber industry in this area?

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Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

And don’t forget you can create you’re very own family history album using research resources at the library and the equipment in our Makerspace!

For more information check out our Makerspace site:

http://ssclcreationstation.com/

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of October 12, 2015:

Monday, October 12, 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, October 13, 2015:

Book Talk: Tin Can Treason: Join us for a book talk and signing with the author of Tin Can Treason: Recollections from a combat tour of Vietnam by Terry Nardone.

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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 15, 2015:

Intermediate iPad Workshop: Our Intermediate iPad Workshop takes attendees on a tour of some of the more advanced features of the iPad. We will go over Siri settings, keyboard layout options, renaming your iPad, enabling & using Bluetooth devices, how to make phone calls from your iPad, how to use AirPlay (in conjunction with an Apple TV box) to stream music and videos from your iPad to your TV and more.

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

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 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, 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 16, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Leviathan (2014): In a small coastal town in Russia lives an ordinary family: Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya, and their teenage son Roma. The family is haunted by a local corrupt mayor who is trying to take away Kolya’s business, house, and precious land. Kolya calls in an old friend, now an authoritative attorney, for help. Together they fight back and collect dirt on the mayor, but fate does not seem to be on Kolya’s side. Russian dialog with English subtitles. Run Time: 140 min. MPAA Rating: R

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802154/

Free Friday Films are held 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 will be served. Library doors open at 6:45 to admit film-goers.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of October 5, 2015

As well as the listing of programs for adults for this week — we’re also including  information regarding the Friends of the Library annual Fall Book Sale which is going on this week!

Join us!

Linda, SSCL

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Is This Week! The Fall Book Sale is going on this week 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.

Book Sale hours are:

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.

Monday, October 5, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, is 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, October 6, 2015:

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: A free public workshop introduction to the Foundation Center database for individual grant seekers. Call (607) 936-3713 x502 to register. Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, is 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 8, 2015:

Senior Tech: Introduction to Computers & The Internet: This program will offer a brief history of the creation of computers and the Internet. We’ll also discuss the benefits of using a computer and the Internet in your daily life. Registration is required. To register call the library at: 607-936-3713 or send an email to us at the following address: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

This program is a part of our monthly fall Senior Personal Technology Series.

Refreshments will be served.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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, is 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 9, 2015:

Monthly Science Fiction Film: Back To The Future (1985): From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future – the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever. When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future – and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time! MPAA Rating: PG. Run Time: 116 minutes.

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

Time: 7:00 – 8:55 p.m.

Note: This is the last film in our Monthly Science Fiction Film series. The series is being discontinued.

The Friday Night Free Film Series, held the first and third Thursday of each month, will continue. 

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos 10 2 15

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

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

Photo 1: Our first photo for this week features a view of First Street looking westward from Chemung. And the mystery questions are A. Who are the people in the photo? and B. What year was the photo taken?

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Photo 2: The second mystery photo for this week features a view of a person in a canoe just about to go under the bridge in Denison Park. And the obvious mystery questions are A. When was this photo taken? B. Who is the person in the canoe? And, if anyone knows, when was the water running under the bridge ever that high?

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Photo 3: Our third photo of the week features the caption “The Old Stone Arch Corning NY.” And our mystery questions regarding this photo are A. Where was the arch? B. Who are the people in the photo and C. When was this photo taken?

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Photo 4: The information in our Photo Archive listing for this last photo of the week is very brief! It simply says that the photo is of “Ice Skating” and it was donated to the library by “CPPHS.” I believe “CPPHS stands for the Corning Painted Post Historical Society. And the mystery questions for this photo are our favorite trio of questions!      A. Where was this double photo taken? B. When were the double images in the photo taken? and C. Who are the people seen in the photos.

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Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL