Daily Print & Digital Suggested Reads: Friday, October 7, 2016

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print and digital formats.

Our Digital Catalog suggested title for today is the digital title:

writing-cursive

Writing Cursive from A to Z! Uppercase and Lowercase Letters:

In this program, animated character, Professor Curt Cursive, an efficiency expert, introduces young viewers to the most efficient way to write quickly…writing cursive. Viewers will understand why cursive is important and understand how to properly form all the letters of the alphabet in cursive. Both upper case and lower case letters are covered with a kid-friendly, follow-along approach that reinforces technique through repetition. So, grab your writing practice book and a pencil and get ready to learn all about cursive letters.

Here’s a link to the e-book page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2695847

And our print suggestion for today is the brand new biography by Bruce Springsteen!

born-to-run

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen:

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.

Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

You can request the title clicking on the following link to StarCat:

https://goo.gl/nNiHEv

Or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Mobile Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events: Week of December 14, 2015

Makerspace Hours
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dec 14, 2015
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 15, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 17, 2015
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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Coffee, Tea & English
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Dec 15, 2015
This is an informal, relaxed time to practice every day English conversation, share cultures and make new friendships.

Special programs or guests will also be scheduled from time to time.

iPad Basics Workshop:
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Dec 15, 2015
Our iPad Basics Workshop offers new iPad owners an overview of how to use the iPad; and includes a discussion of useful suggested apps in categories that iPad owners might enjoy. The iPad app categories discussed include: News, Entertainment, Sports, Cooking, Games, Books, Weather and more!

3D Printer Program: Holiday Ornaments:
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 15, 2015
This program will include a brief 3 D Printer presentation and then attendees will create their own customized 3 D Printed ornaments.

Note: Since 3 D Printing takes a while ornaments will have to be picked up at a later date.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 17, 2015
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. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Spin a Yarn!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 17, 2015:
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.

Free Friday Films: Auntie Mame
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec 18, 2015
When young, impressionable Patrick Dennis’ millionaire father dies, the boy is left in the care of his only living relative–his flamboyant, extravagant, devil-may-care … and never, never dull Auntie Mame. New York during the Jazz Age–Despite the best efforts of estate executive Dwight Babcock (Fred Clark) to rear Patrick (Jan Handzlik and Roger Smith) as a boring, stuffy aristocrat, the boy is swept into Mame Dennis’ (Rosalind Russell) world of parties, flappers and the most eccentric, entertaining, intelligent set of friends anywhere. Through the stock market crash, a marriage to a rich Southerner and his death while scaling the Alps, Mame’s whirlwind approach to life opens Patrick’s eyes to endless possibilities. MPAA Rating: Not Rated. Run Time: 143 minutes

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events December 7 – 12, 2015

Makerspace Hours
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 7, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 9, 2015
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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.
 
Coffee, Tea & English
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Dec 9, 2015
This is an informal, relaxed time to practice every day English conversation, share cultures and make new friendships.
 
Special programs or guests will also be scheduled from time to time.
 
Senior Tech: The Online Library: Freegal, OverDrive & Zinio
10:00 – 11:30 AM Dec 10, 2015
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 and magazines 24/7 via computers, tablets and smartphones. This program will offer an overview of the digital library materials SSCL patrons can checkout from wherever they are 24/7/365! Refreshments will be served.
 
Please call or email us to register: Tel: 607-936-3713 x502 or DIGLIT@STLS.ORG
 
Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 10, 2015
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. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.
 
Quarterly Crafting: Crafts for Christmas
4:00 – 6:00 PM Dec 12, 2015
Featured crafts will be paper beads for gift giving Mini Christmas Trees for decorating. Feel free to bring something you are working on or choose from materials set out. There will be salad, pizza and desserts. Pleasant music and relaxed conversation are a highlight. Call: (607) 936-3713 x502 to register.
 
Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events November 28 – December 6, 2015

Makerspace Hours
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dec 1, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec 3, 2015

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
• 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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

On Saturday, November 28 the library is open our regular Saturday hours of 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM so drop in while you’re out and about!

Note on Monday, November 30, 2015 – The library is closed for rug cleaning and staff training.

Coffee, Tea & English
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Dec 1, 2015
This is an informal, relaxed time to practice every day English conversation, share cultures and make new friendships.

Special programs or guests will also be scheduled from time to time.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 3, 2015
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. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Spin a Yarn!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec 3, 2015:
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.

Free Friday Films: Tim’s Vermeer (2014)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec 4, 2015
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Run Time: 80 minutes.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Happy Birthday to the Southeast Steuben County Library!

Create Christmas Gift Tag Mini Albums
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dec 5, 2015
Space is limited. Sign up by calling (607)936-3713. Tarren Young will lead the class through completion of your own beautiful art journals suitable as gifts. All materials provided. Light refreshments offered.

Library Birthday Party: You’re Invited!
5:00 p. m. – 9:00 p. m. Dec 5, 2015
Happy 15th Birthday to the Southeast Steuben County Library!
Join us in Celebrating 15 Years we’ll be offering:
Crafts for Kids
Costumed Characters
Theater Workshop Premiere
Prizes and Birthday Presents!
Fine Forgiveness Week (Dec 1 – 5)
Hot Chocolate & Birthday Cake

Have a great day,

Linda, SSCL

Southeast Steuben County Library Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of November 16, 2015

Hi everyone, here is a message from our Adult Programs Director Michelle Wells which includes the Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace events for this week:

Hi Folks,

Here are the programs of particular interest to adults at the library this week. We hope to see you there!

~ Michelle

Makerspace Hours
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nov 16, 2015
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Nov 17, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Nov 19, 2015
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
• 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. Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Coffee, Tea & English- Thanksgiving Party
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Nov 17, 2015
Bring a dish to pass and we will have a fun time learning about international foods! Happy Thanksgiving. This is an informal, relaxed time to practice every day English conversation, share cultures and make new friendships. Special programs or guests will also be scheduled from time to time. Sign up by calling (607)936-3713 ext. 502.

Spin a Yarn!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2015
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.

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2015
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. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Dream & Create with Pinterest!
5:00 pm – 7:00 PM NOV 19, 2015
Join hostess Jenn for a program based upon recipes and DIY projects found on the fun social networking/personal interest website – Pinterest! Create a fabulous recipe and chose from a selection of great gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays to take with you!

Free Friday Films: Enough Said
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Nov 20, 2015
Enough Said (2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, 93 min. PG-13
Free Friday Films is held the first and third friday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Laura Beer Community Room. Enjoy films on our big screen. Refreshments offered. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL