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.

 

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

 

 

Special Creation Station Creator Programs: The Crystal City Creators Series!

Join us for the excellent programs in our 2016 Crystal City Creators Series!

Here’s the flyer for the April, May & August programs.

Sign up today!

Crystal City Creators List- April to August Updated 4 21 2016

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Personal Technology & Makerspace Events @ The Library: May 2016

Windows 10 Basics*: This program will offer patrons an overview of how the new Microsoft OS Windows 10 works and is intended for new Windows 10 computer owners.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 12, 2016: Time: 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Tablet & Technology Basics @ Corning Senior Center: Join us for our bi-monthly series of tablet and personal technology basics programs at the Corning Senior Center. Bring your tablet or smartphone or just drop in and 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.

Date/Time: There will be two May programs both on Thursdays: May 12 & 26 – Time: 11:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.

3 D Printer Demos: 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!).

Date/Time: May 14 & 21 Time: 10:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m

Dropbox*: This program focuses on creating a DropBox account for attendees and showing them how to access their photos and documents a computer or their own mobile device. If you have a smartphone, tablet or camera with photos on it – please bring it, and its USB charging cable, with you!

Note: You must have an email address and bring both your email address and password with you to the program, or be able to access your email from a mobile device or laptop you bring with you.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 31, 2016: Time: 10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.

*To register for this program call: 607-936-3713 or send an email to: diglit@stls.org.

Creation Station: The SSCL Makerspace is now open the same hours as the library! Creation Station is a place to go tocreate 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 Are:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a. m. – 6:00 p. m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a. m. – 8:00 p. m.

Saturday: 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 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

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

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

Creation Station Has New Hours As Of Today!

Creation Station, the Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, has new hours as of today – Monday, May 2, 2016!

Patrons above the age of 16 may use the equipment in Creation Station at any time during regular library hours.

So both the library and Creation Station are now open the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a. m. – 6:00 p. m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a. m. – 8:00 p. m.

Saturday: 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.

Note: Training is required for some of the equipment in Creation Station — you must be trained before you can use select equipment – including the following equipment:

3 D print software

A/V recording equiment/software

Cricut cutting machine

Laminator

Sewing machines

Sewing serger

&

the Wide format color printer

Training appointments may be made for the main Makerspace equipment with the following Makerspace staff:

3D Printer Software:

Kayla Crane

Tel: 607.936.3713 x 503

Email: cranek@stls.org

A/V Recording & Smart Camera:

Linda Reimer

Tel: 607.936.3713 x 212

Email: reimerl@stls.org

Cricut, Laminator & Comb Binder:

Jenn Gaylor

Tel: 607.936.3713 x 216

Email: gaylorj@stls.org

Sewing Machine & Serger: 

Erica Unterman

607-936-3713 x 213    untermane@stls.org

If you have any questions please call us! 607-936-3713

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

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