SSCL 3 D Printer Demo @ The CCLD Maker Fair This Saturday, May 30

Come and see the SSCL’s 3 D printer demo at the Chemung County Library District Maker Faire this Saturday, May 30 @ The Steele Memorial Library in Elmira.

Library staff will be there from 11-3 and, in addition to showing off 3 D Printing technology, we’ll be offering information on the new SSCL Makerspace which will be opening July 2.

Have a great day!
Linda

http://www.stargazette.com/story/entertainment/2014/09/15/maker-faire-saturday-steele-library/15699843/

Celebrate National Streaming Day!

Stream a video from OverDrive or stream music from the Freegal Music Service — both services are free to library patrons!

OverDrive Streaming Videos link:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/2E359DCA-ABDA-4CFA-ABCC-DFCB5280AD55/10/50/en/Subjects05.htm

Freegal Music Service link:

http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/homes/index

And as a PS — there is indeed an app for both you can use on your mobile device. Look for “OverDrive” and “Freegal Music” in your app store.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

P.S. If you’re wondering what streaming is — basically the term “streaming” when referring to video or music content means your access the TV shows, movies, video clips and music through the Internet and the content is not stored on your computer, TV or mobile device.

For more information check out the following articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/web-streaming-devices/

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/01/16/streaming-dreams

http://www.cnet.com/topics/media-streamers/best-media-streamers/

Adult Services & Digital Literacy Programs @ The Library Week of May 18, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015:

Local Indie Author Series: Jennifer Black discusses her book Farmer’s Market Secrets: Baking for Profit

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015:

Computer Club: The Computer Club offers patrons the opportunity to bring in their own computers and ask questions or offer suggestions and comments about anything they like within the world of computing to other patrons including the best software, hardware, websites and other computing usage tips!

Computer newbies are encouraged to drop into any session with their questions large and small! If you have question about how to use a computer, software or the Internet feel free to drop by any Computer Club session; you can bring your own equipment or use ours.

And just to reiterate the Computer Club is a drop in club available to everyone! We’ll have a handful of PCs, tablets and Macs set up for patrons to use or you can bring your own equipment.

The Computer Club will be held the first and third Thursday of each month.

Contact that SSCL Digital Literacy Services Dept. for additional information at: 607-936-3713 or by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Time: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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.

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 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Spin a Yarn! 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.

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Interesting Tech Stories: Windows 10 Last Desktop Software & FCC Won’t Delay Implementation of Net Neutraility

Two interesting news stories for this morning!

The first is on Windows 10 which is of note because Microsoft has said that this, Windows 10, will be the last desktop version of Windows:

Windows 10 news story:

http://techaeris.com/2015/05/09/microsoft-says-windows-10-to-be-last-windows-version/

And the second & third stories focuses on the implementation of the new FCC Net Neutrality

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/11/with-windows-10-the-os-becomes-a-service-instead-of-a-series-of-major-releases/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2484000,00.asp

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL