Personal Technology Programs @ The Library: June 2016

Hi everyone, I don’t know where May has gone but it is almost gone!

So here’s a link to a PDF listing of the Personal Technology (AKA Digital Literacy) programs being held at the library in June:

SSCL Digital Literacy Services Programs June 2016

And here’s a JPEG of the same listing of programs:

(Click on the photo for a larger view!)

SSCL Digital Literacy Services Programs June 2016

Also of note, the library offers free personal technology appointments, known as one-on-one sessions, and we now have a Makerspace –  here’s the information on those two items:

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

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.

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Dropbox Basics

Hello, we hosted a Dropbox Basics program at the library today and I thought I’d share our handout with anyone/everyone who’d like to know the basic steps required in setting up and using a cloud based Dropbox account.

If you’re not familiar with Dropbox it is a cloud based service that is free to use that offers you 2 GB of free storage to upload any photos or documents to the Dropbox service – and you can then access those photos and documents from anywhere you have an Internet connection on a desktop or laptop computer on a smartphone or a tablet.

Here’s a link to a PDF get-started guide:

Dropbox Basics

And one to a PowerPoint get-started guide:

Dropbox

And if you’d like to know more but are hesitant to attempt to create a free Dropbox account yourself – call the library and make an appointment with Jenn or I for a one-on-one session and we’ll get you set up and show you the basic Dropbox ropes.

You can reach Jenn and I at the library by calling: 607-936-3713

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

 

New Library Books, E-Books, DVDs & Other Materials 5 12 16

If you’ve ever wanted to see a list of all the new books, DVDs, e-books and other materials added the Southeast Steuben County Library’s collection every month – here is your chance!

Click on the appropriate links below to peruse lists of the new items added to the Southeast Steuben County Library’s collection in the last month.

We’ll be adding new lists each month and you can either request items through StarCat or the Digital Catalog or you can send me an email requesting titles.

New Fiction 5 11 16

New Non Fiction 5 11 16

New Digital Catalog Titles 5 11 16

New Media Titles 5 11 16

And if you wish to donate a great book, e-book or DVD to the library, one that you have discovered and one that the library doesn’t own we even have a form for that and here it is:

RR&A Form

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

reimerl@stls.org

Personal Technology Programs @ 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.

New Creation Station Hours Start 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