Digital Literacy Programs & Makerspace Hours: March 28 – April 2, 2016

Creation Station (Makerspace) Hours
Monday, March 28 & Wednesday, March 30: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 31: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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.

Note: Creation Station hours will be changing as of April 1! The new hours will be posted to our blogs later this week.

Digital Photo Slideshow: Back in the 20th century families used to gather to watch images of birthdays and family vacations projected onto living room walls. Nowadays almost all of us use digital cameras, but family slideshows don’t have to be a thing of the past. Using Microsoft PowerPoint we can create exciting slideshows with added music, and even video, and they can be viewed on our TVs and shared in a variety of ways, including online. Please bring a flash drive or CD with your photographs. We encourage you to bring your own laptop if you have Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or newer, otherwise we are happy to provide laptops for everyone. To register for this program call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502. You can also register by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Date/Time: Thursday, March 31, 2016, Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Programs On Deck for Next Week:

The Online Library: 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, magazines, interactive learning materials and special research resources 24/7 via computers, tablets and smartphones. This program will offer an overview of the digital library materials SSCL patrons can checkout and access from wherever they are at any time of the day or night. To register for this program call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502. You can also register by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p. m.

Also Available:

Free Digital Literacy Appointments: If you need help in learning how to use a computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone, or, if you want to learn how to use the equipment in our makerspace, Creation Station, you can make an appointment with a member of our Digital Literacy Services staff at a time that is convenient for you and we’ll show you the basic operating ropes!

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

All library programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

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Local History Photos March 11, 2016

Hi everyone, just in time for your weekend viewing pleasure — here are three more local history photos from the library archives!

Just a note about the photos in our archive — some of them appear to have been photos taken of photos as seems to be the case with the third photo that is a bit out of focus — however, as the photo a cool subject — steamboats on Kueka Lake — I thought I’d include it!

Photo 1: The Courthouse with a neat old car!

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Photo 2: The Centerway Square before it really was Centerway Square:

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Photo 3: Steamboats on Kueka Lake 

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If you know anything about the people/places/buildings in this photos please chime in and share your local history stories!

And remember you can create your own digital family history album at the library a print album ! You can use the scanners to scan photos and slides and access The Corning newspaper on microfilm going back to 1840 when the paper was called The Corning Journal. You can also take a look at a variety of old local year books going back 100 years and access materials housed in our Local History Room.

We love local history @ the library!

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Personal Technology Programs @ The Library: March 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016; Time: 10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.
Microsoft Word Basics: This program will offer attendees and overview of how to use Microsoft Word. We’ll focus on how to type text, how to change the color and size of text, how to save Word documents and more. To register for this program call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502. You can also register by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Saturday, March 12, 2016; Time: 2:00 p. m. – 3:30 p. m.
Color Yourself Happy: Adult Coloring Program
Drop into the Creation Station between 2:00 pm and 3:30 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!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016; Time 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Tablet & Technology Basics @ Corning Senior Center
We’ve just launched a bi-monthly series of tablet and personal technology basics at the Corning Senior Center. Bring your tablet and your technology questions or try out one of our tablets. Questions are welcomed! This series is co-hosted by SSCL Digital Literacy Staff and the Corning Senior Center. To register for this class call the Senior Center at: 607-962-8000.

Friday, March 18, 2016; 3:30 – 5:00 p. m.
Teen Tech Friday: WIKIPEDIA
You’ve used Wikipedia, now learn to edit Wikipedia! Take a look behind the scenes of this powerful resource and learn how it became one of the most popular websites in the world. Rakow Research Librarian and Wikipedian Rebecca Hopman will be our guide for this virtual journey. Registration is required. Register in person or by phone: (607) 936-3713 ext. 503.

Thursday, March 31, 2016; Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Digital Photo Slideshow
Back in the 20th century families used to gather to watch images of birthdays and family vacations projected onto living room walls. Nowadays almost all of us use digital cameras, but family slideshows don’t have to be a thing of the past. Using Microsoft PowerPoint we can create exciting slideshows with added music, and even video, and they can be viewed on our TVs and shared in a variety of ways, including online. Please bring a flash drive or CD with your photographs. We encourage you to bring your own laptop if you have Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or newer, otherwise we are happy to provide laptops for everyone. To register for this program call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502. You can also register by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Saturday, March 26, 2016, Time: 10:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m.
3 D Printer Demo
Curious about what a 3 D Printer is and what it does? Drop by the Reference & Technology Desk one Saturday each month to see! We’ll have one of our 3 D Printers on display busily creating 3 D printed objects, we’ll offer information on our new Makerspace – Creation Station and we’ll even have a handful of 3 D Printed items to pass out that you can take and share with your friends (first come, first served!).

Also Available:

One-On-One Personal Technology Appointments:
You can make an appointment with a member of our staff as an individual or for 2-4 people to learn how to use a new computer, e-reader, tablet, smartphone, email, The Internet and more at a variety of times throughout each month. This is a free service the library offers! To make an appointment call: 607-936-3713.

And don’t forget our Makerspace is open!!!

Creation Station: The SSCL Makerspace is a place to go to create things! Creation Station features a 3 D Printer, creation software, a Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine, scanners that allow you to digitize photos, slides and documents, a binding machine, a laminating machine, a drawing kit, sewing machines, a sewing serger, a wide format printer and more – check it out! Patrons must be trained to use select equipment ask staff for details.

Creation Station Hours of Operation For March: Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.
& Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00 – 7:30 p. m.

Have a great March!

Linda, SSCL