Food For Overdue Fines @ The Library!

 

We’re celebrating both Sparkle and the 15th Birthday of the Southeast Steuben County Library next week!

And as part of the celebration we’re accepting food, in lieu of cash for overdue fines!

Here’s photo flyer with the details:

Food for Fines

And a PDF of the same flyer so you can easily share it with others and also, by clicking on the title, gain a larger view of the flyer:

Dec. Fine Reduction Program

And join us next Saturday, December 5 from 5:00 – 9:00 p. m. for our Birthday Party!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

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Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events November 28 – December 6, 2015

Makerspace Hours
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 1, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 3, 2015

Creation Station is our makerspace in the library. Come in and make something incredible. 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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

On Saturday, November 28 the library is open our regular Saturday hours of 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM so drop in while you’re out and about!

Note on Monday, November 30, 2015 – The library is closed for rug cleaning and staff training.

Coffee, Tea & English
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Dec 1, 2015
This is an informal, relaxed time to practice every day English conversation, share cultures and make new friendships.

Special programs or guests will also be scheduled from time to time.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 3, 2015
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. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Spin a Yarn!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 3, 2015:
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.

Free Friday Films: Tim’s Vermeer (2014)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec 4, 2015
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Run Time: 80 minutes.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Happy Birthday to the Southeast Steuben County Library!

Create Christmas Gift Tag Mini Albums
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dec 5, 2015
Space is limited. Sign up by calling (607)936-3713. Tarren Young will lead the class through completion of your own beautiful art journals suitable as gifts. All materials provided. Light refreshments offered.

Library Birthday Party: You’re Invited!
5:00 p. m. – 9:00 p. m. Dec 5, 2015
Happy 15th Birthday to the Southeast Steuben County Library!
Join us in Celebrating 15 Years we’ll be offering:
Crafts for Kids
Costumed Characters
Theater Workshop Premiere
Prizes and Birthday Presents!
Fine Forgiveness Week (Dec 1 – 5)
Hot Chocolate & Birthday Cake

Have a great day,

Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos November 20, 2015

Hi everyone, here is a new quartet of Local History Mystery Photos!

As is usual if you click on the individual photos you get a larger view.

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Local History Mystery Photo 1:

This photo is of a boy reading what appears to be a newspaper sometime in the past in the Corning area. Our archival information is scant for this photo is simply is listed as being donated by the Corning Painted Post Historical Society and that the date of the photo is c. 1900

So our mystery questions are: A. Where was this photo taken?, B. Who is the little boy in the photo? And what type of even was going on that day — a parade perhaps?

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Local History Mystery Photo 2: 

This photo shows five young women apparently graduating from a local school c. 1900 — which school they graduated from remains a mystery!

Mystery question 1 for this photo is just that! A. Does anyone know which school these young women attended? and mystery question 2 is: Does anyone recognize any of the women in the photo?

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Local History Mystery Photo 3: 

Our third mystery photo is of a parade! And our mystery questions are:

A. Does anyone know anything about the parade (i.e. when it was held and for what occasion).

B. Where was the parade held? (Does that look like an unpaved a pre-railroad and highway Denison Parkway in Corning?

Local History Mystery 4:

Our final Local History Mystery Photo for this week has a one word listing in our archival record — it simply says “Biplane.”

Our mystery questions for this photo then are:

A. Where and when was this photo taken?

B. Does anyone know anything about the plane, or this type of plane?

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

And remember you too can scan your photos and slides and make a digital family history album, that can be shared on line with family and friends, at the library!

And if you prefer a print family album we can help you with that too! Creation Station, the SSCL Makerspace, features a color printer as well as a Cricut machine so you can make a really fancy paper family history album if you want to!

Check it out & have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of November 16, 2015

Hi everyone, here is a message from our Adult Programs Director Michelle Wells which includes the Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace events for this week:

Hi Folks,

Here are the programs of particular interest to adults at the library this week. We hope to see you there!

~ Michelle

Makerspace Hours
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Nov 16, 2015
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Nov 17, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM  Nov 19, 2015
Creation Station is our makerspace in the library. Come in and make something incredible. 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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Coffee, Tea & English- Thanksgiving Party
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Nov 17, 2015
Bring a dish to pass and we will have a fun time learning about international foods! Happy Thanksgiving. This is an informal, relaxed time to practice every day English conversation, share cultures and make new friendships. Special programs or guests will also be scheduled from time to time. Sign up by calling (607)936-3713 ext. 502.

Spin a Yarn!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Nov 19, 2015
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.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Nov 19, 2015
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. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Dream & Create with Pinterest!
5:00 pm – 7:00 PM NOV 19, 2015
Join hostess Jenn for a program based upon recipes and DIY projects found on the fun social networking/personal interest website – Pinterest!  Create a fabulous recipe and chose from a selection of great gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays to take with you!

Free Friday Films: Enough Said
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM  Nov 20, 2015
Enough Said (2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, 93 min. PG-13. Free Friday Films is 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 offered. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

WENY TV Makerspace Coverage!

Hi everyone, click the following link to see a cool WENY TV newscast focusing on the Southeast Steuben County Library Makerspace — Creation Station!

Thanks to WETM TV, and specifically to Reporter Isabel Garcia, for coming to visit our Makerspace and helping us to get the word out that it is a great place to come to create projects!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of November 9, 2015:

Monday, November 9, 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 projects (photos, slides, documents)

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, November 10, 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 projects (photos, slides, documents)

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, November 12, 2015:                                                                                    

Senior Tech: Introduction to Tablets, E-Readers & Streaming Video Players: This program will offer a history of the evolution of tablets, e-readers & streaming video players and will offer tips on just how you can use these devices to enrich your daily life! There will be tablets, e-readers and streaming video players to try out! Join us! Refreshments will be served.

Registration is appreciated! To register for this program stop by the library, call us at: 607-936-3712 x 502, or, send an email to us at the following address: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

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 p. m.

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 projects (photos, slides, documents)

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, November 14, 2015:

NaNoWriMo Write In: Get your 50,000 words in this month. Bring a laptop or notebook and pen. Prizes and refreshments provided.

Time: 3:00 p. m. – 6:00 p. m.

Available Throughout The Week: One-On-One Personal Technology Appointments:You can make an appointment with a member of the Library’s Digital Literacy Services staff as an individual or for 2-4 people to learn how to use a new computer, Mac, e-reader, tablet, smartphone, email, The Internet or a variety of software including the Microsoft Office Suite & Skype at a variety of times throughout each month.

This is a free service the library offers!

To make an appointment call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502 or send an email to us at the following email address: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

Local History Mystery Photos November 7, 2015

Here’s another batch of local history mystery photos!

If you click on any of the photos you’ll get a larger view.

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Photo 1 is titled “Corning Home” and that title is literally the only description we have on record for this archival photo! So the question is the obvious one where is, or was as the case may be, this house located in Corning?

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Photo 2 is titled “Pine Street Bridge” and is more commonly known today as the Centerway Bridge or the Walking Bridge as one cannot drive a car over the bridge any loner.

Our local history mystery question for this photo is: When was it taken?

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Photo 3: is title “High Street” and features a view of  High Street, in Painted Post, looking eastward. The record for this photo indicates it was taken in 1921.

And our mystery question for this photo is: When was High Street paved?

Also feel free to share any stories you might have about living on High Street!

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Photo 4 is titled “Graduation Picture – CFA;” and shows the graduating class at Corning Free Academy in 1895!

Our obvious mystery question about this photo is: Does anyone know who any of the people in the photo are?

And just an curious aside, I wonder why only three young men graduated from C.F.A. in 1895? Perhaps the other boys were all helping out on family farms?

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And Photo 5 is titled “Grade 3 – School 3;” this photo was taken in 1916.

And our mystery questions for this photo are:

Where was this photo taken?

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Does anyone recognize any of the kids in the photo?

And if  you know how many numbered schools there were in the City of Corning let the rest of  us know! I know only of schools, 1, 2 & 3; and I believe the Alternative School for Math and Science is housed, in part, is, I believe, old School ! and School 3, the one I believe we see a part of in the photo is on Chemung Street — but where was School 2?

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

And drop in and checkout the library’s Makerspace and Local History resources!