Local History Photo: Friday, March 10, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

Photo 1: A Dapper Gentleman 

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Photo 1 shows a dapper gentleman wearing a bowler hat standing somewhere, I believe, on the Southside hill section of Corning. I think he may be standing on Pine Street with the intersection of Pine and Second Street seen behind him. And the horse trotting down the street, seen at the right hand edge of the photo is cool too! If you recognize the dapper gentleman in the photo let us know who he is!

Photo 2: A Local Church?

Photo 2 shows a church, and, I don’t think the church is in the City of Corning as it doesn’t look familiar to me. And I can’t quite read the name of the church which is seen above the entryway to the church. So the obvious question is — does anyone recognize the church? And if so — where is it!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
Don’t forget at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…
If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

Local History Photo: Friday, March 3, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our local history photos of the week!

Photo 1: Laughing Lady In Cool Hat

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This lady in the foreground looks like she’s having a good time! We have no idea who she is as there are only two pieces of information on the record card for this photo. The subject is “Drake Photo: Huntington Valley Country Club,” and the date is May 28, 1900. So if you recognize where the photo was taken or, even better, if you know who the laughing lady in the photo was — let us know!

Photo 2: Dapper CFA Football Team

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The record card for this photo gives the subject as “CFA Football Team” and what a dapper group of  young gentlemen they are!

The date listed on the record card is 1928; although I do wonder if that is the correct year, since the  young man seen at the very left end of the front row has on a shirt that says “CFA 01” and the football, seen at the front and center of the photo appears to say “CFA 00.”

There is no information listed on the record card as to who the sportsmen in the photo are — so if you know – let us know!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

Don’t forget at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album or calendar for 2017!

And here’s your weekly reminder that at the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

And…

If you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library! We’re happy to add new photos to our Local History Photo Archive.

 

Local History Photo: Friday, December 9, 2016

Good morning everyone, here is our local history photo of the week!

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This one is super cool! The record for the photo states “Early Glenn Curtis plane – America.”

I have no idea when the photo was taken or who the men are seen in the photo but early Glenn Curtis planes are cool!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Linda, SSCL

P.S. if you recognize the men in the photo or know more about the plane — let us know!

Local History Photos Of The Week October 1, 2016

Happy Saturday morning everyone!

Here are two local history photos for your weekend perusal!

Local History Photo 1: 

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This one appears to be a parade and by the hats the men are wearing I’d guess this photo was taken in the early 20th Century — perhaps on First Street in Corning? We have no information on the photo itself — so it is a mystery!

Local History Photo 2:

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Our second photo for this week does have a written records which notes:

“Parade: Drill team competition on C.F.A. Campus.”

This photo too looks like it might have been taken early in the 30th Century – and I wonder if the men in uniform were drilling as part of a training to become fireman?

And those are our local history photos of the week!

Remember you can work on your local history projects at the library too!

At the library you can:

Remember you can work on your local history projects at the library too!

At the library you can:

Access the Corning newspaper (on microfilm) going back to 1840

Use one of the library’s scanners to digitalize your family photos or slides

Use library equipment to create digital copies of your family narrations on audio cassettes

Use library cameras and a green screen to create fun photos for your family albums

Use the library’s Cricut machine to create a custom photo album

And more!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

And more!

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Upcoming Personal Technology Programs @ The Library August 2016

Hi everyone, this post contains a listing of our Digital Literacy Programs for August.

And if you prefer a PDF that you can print simply click on the following link:

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Cell Phone Basics @ Corning Senior Center

Do you have a cell phone and have questions about how to us it? Drop in and we’ll walk you through the basic cell phone usage steps. Bring your questions! We’ll answer your questions too!

This program is co-hosted with the Corning Senior Center.

To register for this program call the Senior Center at: 607-962-8000.

Dates: August 11 & August 25, 2016/ Times for both programs: 11:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.

What to Read Next!

Drop in at the library any time between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to find out what’s new at the library this month.  Acquisition Librarian, Linda Reimer will provide you with lists of all the new books in print, e-books, downloadable audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, digital magazines, and streaming videos added to the library’s collection in the last month, broken down by General Fiction & Literature, Mysteries, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Non-Fiction, and including a description for each item. Browse the lists while you’re at the library or take them home with you to peruse at your leisure. Bring your smartphone or tablet along if you would like, and Linda will be happy to show you how to check out digital library materials. You’ll be able to request titles on the spot, and even enjoy a free cup of coffee.

Date/Time: Monday, August 8, 2016/10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.

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

About Creation Station:

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.

All library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library, SSC.

The library is handicapped accessible. If you require special accommodations contact us in advance: (607) 936-3713.

Local History Stories

I’ve always been interested in history of any kind – national, international of local history.

In relation, my mother’s family has lived in our area for a number of generations. In keeping with that idea here’s a short little local history story! My maternal grandmother’s grandfather was a fellow by the name of Thomas Lawrence. Thomas was born in Ely, England and immigrated to the U.S. in 1871. He came to Corning shortly after he arrived in this country and founded a successful plumbing business. He went on to found the water works in the City of Corning, working out of the old brick building that use to border Denison Park and where Rite Aid is today, right across the street from Dunkin’ Donuts.

That is a snap shot of a page of my family history, and if you’re like me and you find history stories to be interesting – why not share your stories with the extended library family?

We’ve got narrative recording equipment at the library, part of our Makerspace, that allows us to record people telling stories – if you’ve got a story you can come in and be recorded and then either take the recording with you to share with your family and friends or both take a copy with you and allow us to post your story on our Corning History blog and add a copy to the library’s collection.

And if you prefer to write a story instead of recording one, you can do that too! I’ve got a binder all ready to put new local history stories in.

So if you like to tell local history stories let us know – we like those stories too!

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

P.S. Did you know you can scan photos and slides to create a digital family history album or use the Cricut machine to create a cool cover for a hand made family history album if you prefer print and actual photos to digital ones?  You can! There is equipment in Creation Station that will assist you in doing just that! For details ask the staff or reply to this posting.

Upcoming Personal Technology Programs @ The Library July 2016

Hi everyone, July has dawned so it is time for a new batch of personal technology, AKA Digital Literacy, programs!

Here’s a link to a PDF listing of the programs for this month:

SSCL Digital Literacy Services Programs July 2016

Please feel free to share this information digitally or via print.

And just FYI if you want to print off the program flyer for July – it is formatted for legal size paper.

And for those who prefer photos – here is the same list of programs via jpg! (click on the photos for a larger and more readable view!)

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Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL