Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events December 21, 2015 – January 2, 2016

Holiday Closings: The library will be closed on December 24, December 25 and January 1. We will also be closing at 2:00 p. m. December 31. We will be open our regular hours on the other days including being open our regular Saturday hours of 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. on Saturday, December 26 & Saturday, January 2.

Makerspace Hours
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 22, 2015
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 29, 2015

New hours, and expanded, Creation Station hours will begin January 4, 2016.

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 projects (slides, photos & 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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 23, 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.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 30, 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.

Have a great holiday season!

Linda, SSCL

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Local History Mystery Photos December 17, 2015

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

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

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Local History Mystery Photo 1:

Well this one really isn’t a mystery! Unless of course, someone wants to take a stab at identifying the man in the photo… This is a photo of the McDonalds that use to be in Riverside somewhere near the old Tasty Freeze. I’m thinking it was located somewhere near where the entrance ramp to the highway is across from Auto Zone but as I was 6 in 1972 I might be off a bit! The picture was taken just after the famous Flood of 1972.

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Local History Mystery Photo 2:

This photo was taken during the Food of 1972 and the mystery might be how was it taken? It appears the photographer was in a boat floating by the Glass Works buildings. And this photo also appears to be a photo taken of another photo — so the second mystery question might be who has the original photo?

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Local History Mystery Photo 3: 

This photo appears to be of the Chemung River looking eastward from the region that is past Wegmans and parallel  to Sunset Drive — towards what I believe is the Bridge Street Bridge in the background with parts of the old railway bridge in the foreground.

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Local History Mystery Photo 4: 

This is another photo in the library archive that appears to be a photo of another photo so it is a bit crooked because that is the way the photo in the archive looks; however, this is a neat photo of the Corning of the past! The photo is of one of those old postcards and is labeled with the description “Junction of Pulteney and Bridge Streets, Corning, N.Y.

And I know where Bridge and Pulteney Streets are of course! However, that large building in the foreground — not a clue!

So our mystery questions regarding this photo are 1: Does anyone know anything about the large building in the foreground – perhaps what business were housed in it? And 2. Does anyone have any idea of what year the photo was taken?

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Local History Mystery Photo 5: 

And this one is another photo in the archive that is actually a photo of a photo; however, I think it is cool so I’m going to include it! This one is of the St. Mary’s Church what I assume if formally called the Rectory located on Corning’s Southside. And our mystery question is what year was this photo taken? The car, which you can just see located in the bottom right hand corner of the pictures looks like an early 20th Century car — so if someone knows their cars — they might venture a solid guess!

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Local History Mystery Photo 6:

This photo is of old School 3, located on Chemung Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Corning and which has since been transformed from a school into apartments. And our local history mystery question is what year do you think the photo was taken?

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Local History Mystery Photo 7:

And our final Local History Mystery Photo for this month is of another parade. The paraders look like a formal group don’t they? So our local history mystery questions for this photo are 1. When was this photo taken and 2. Where was this photo taken? The description in the archive only says “Parade, Corning.”

Have a great holiday season!

Linda, SSCL

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

Makerspace Hours
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dec 14, 2015
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 15, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 17, 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 projects (slides, photos & 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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Coffee, Tea & English
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Dec 15, 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.

iPad Basics Workshop:
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Dec 15, 2015
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!

3D Printer Program: Holiday Ornaments:
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 15, 2015
This program will include a brief 3 D Printer presentation and then attendees will create their own customized 3 D Printed ornaments.

Note: Since 3 D Printing takes a while ornaments will have to be picked up at a later date.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 17, 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 17, 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: Auntie Mame
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec 18, 2015
When young, impressionable Patrick Dennis’ millionaire father dies, the boy is left in the care of his only living relative–his flamboyant, extravagant, devil-may-care … and never, never dull Auntie Mame. New York during the Jazz Age–Despite the best efforts of estate executive Dwight Babcock (Fred Clark) to rear Patrick (Jan Handzlik and Roger Smith) as a boring, stuffy aristocrat, the boy is swept into Mame Dennis’ (Rosalind Russell) world of parties, flappers and the most eccentric, entertaining, intelligent set of friends anywhere. Through the stock market crash, a marriage to a rich Southerner and his death while scaling the Alps, Mame’s whirlwind approach to life opens Patrick’s eyes to endless possibilities. MPAA Rating: Not Rated. Run Time: 143 minutes

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events December 7 – 12, 2015

Makerspace Hours
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 7, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 9, 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 projects (slides, photos & 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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.
Coffee, Tea & English
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Dec 9, 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.
Senior Tech: The Online Library: Freegal, OverDrive & Zinio
10:00 – 11:30 AM Dec 10, 2015
In the 21st Century a public library offers more than onsite access to books, DVDs and the Internet. Today public libraries offer patrons access to digital books, audiobooks, videos and magazines 24/7 via computers, tablets and smartphones. This program will offer an overview of the digital library materials SSCL patrons can checkout from wherever they are 24/7/365! Refreshments will be served.
Please call or email us to register: Tel: 607-936-3713 x502 or DIGLIT@STLS.ORG
Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 10, 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.
Quarterly Crafting: Crafts for Christmas
4:00 – 6:00 PM Dec 12, 2015
Featured crafts will be paper beads for gift giving Mini Christmas Trees for decorating. Feel free to bring something you are working on or choose from materials set out. There will be salad, pizza and desserts. Pleasant music and relaxed conversation are a highlight. Call: (607) 936-3713 x502 to register.
Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL