Suggested Reading November 5, 2018

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for the week, five digital titles available through OverDrive and five print titles available through StarCat.

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request or check out)

Digital Suggestions Of The Week:

Been So Long, My Life and Music written and read by Jorma Kaukonen with Grace Slick and Jack Cassidy (Format: Downloadable Audiobook):

This audiobook is perfect for classic rock fans! Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen was an original member of The Jefferson Airplane and, has subsequently played music for decades with his childhood friend bassist Jack Cassidy in the band Hot Tuna. Cassidy too was a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane.

And here is an in-depth description of this neat audiobook:

From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius—and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America.

“Music is the reward for being alive,” writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. “It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched.” In a career that has already spanned a half century—one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors—Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream.

Been So Long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. The grandson of Finnish and Russian-Jewish immigrants whose formative years were spent abroad with his American-born diplomat father, Jorma channeled his life experiences—from his coming-of-age in Pakistan and the Philippines to his early gigs with Jack Casady in D.C. to his jam sessions in San Francisco with Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and other contemporaries—into his art in unique and revelatory ways.

Been So Long charts not only Jorma’s association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, and more. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma’s music itself.

The Devaney Brothers: Ryan and Sean: Ryan’s Place\Sean’s Reckoning (Format: eBook):

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods brings readers two classic tales of the Devaneys…brothers torn apart in childhood, reunited by love

Ryan’s Place
Abandoned by his parents and separated from his brothers, Ryan Devaney doesn’t believe in love. Until Maggie O’Brien storms into his Irish pub and her bright smile and tender touch have him reconsidering. The beautiful redhead warms his frozen spirit and awakens forgotten dreams—like the desire to search for his long-lost brothers. Will he dare to believe there’s a place for them in happily-ever-after?

Sean’s Reckoning
Son of a shattered family, fireman Sean Devaney knows love never lasts, so he refuses to chance it. Then he meets single mom Deanna Blackwell, who has just lost everything in a devastating fire. Despite the warning in Sean’s head, he’s drawn to protect the stunning woman and her son. Sean may be tough enough to storm burning buildings…but is he brave enough to risk building a family of his own?

Drums Of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (Format: eBook):

The magnificent saga continues….

It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past–or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend–a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna….

Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history…and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past…or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong….

The Finkler Question: A Novel by Howard Jacobson (Format: eBook):

He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one… Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular and disappointed BBC worker, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they’ve never quite lost touch with each other – or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick, a Czechoslovakian always more concerned with the wider world than with exam results.

Now, both Libor and Finkler are recently widowed, and with Treslove, his chequered and unsuccessful record with women rendering him an honorary third widower, they dine at Libor’s grand, central London apartment. It’s a sweetly painful evening of reminiscence in which all three remove themselves to a time before they had loved and lost; a time before they had fathered children, before the devastation of separations, before they had prized anything greatly enough to fear the loss of it. Better, perhaps, to go through life without knowing happiness at all because that way you had less to mourn? Treslove finds he has tears enough for the unbearable sadness of both his friends’ losses.
And it’s that very evening, at exactly 11:30pm, as Treslove hesitates a moment outside the window of the oldest violin dealer in the country as he walks home, that he is attacked. After this, his whole sense of who and what he is will slowly and ineluctably change. The Finkler Question is a scorching story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, ageing, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best.

Homemade Holiday, Craft Your Way Through More than 40 Festive Projects by Sophie Pester & Catharina Bruns (Format: eBook):

Bring the magic of a handmade Christmas into your home with 40 projects for gifts, decorations, and homemade wrapping paper.

Save time and money with the festive craft projects in Homemade Holiday. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season.

Print Suggestions Of The Week:

A Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry: 

In this intriguing, uplifting holiday mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, an orphan boy investigates a woman’s kidnapping—and discovers there’s more at stake than a disappearance.

It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without a holiday mystery decorated with all the Victorian trimmings, as only New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry can render it. Now the tradition continues as mayhem is once again found under the mistletoe, and intrigue stalks the cobblestone streets and gaslit parlors of old London Town.

Formerly a river urchin living on the banks of the Thames, nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But thanks to a job at Hester Monk’s clinic in Portpool Lane, he’s found a makeshift family in kindly volunteer Miss Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly old bookkeeper Squeaky Robinson. When Worm witnesses the abduction of a beautiful woman by a pair of ruffians just days before Christmas, he frantically turns to Squeaky for help. A one-time brothel owner, Squeaky knows the perils of interfering in nasty business, but he can’t bear to disappoint Worm—or leave the boy to attempt a rescue on his own. What neither of the would-be saviors expects, however, is that the damsel in distress already has her dilemma well in hand . . . and is taking steps to bring her captors to justice for crimes far worse than kidnapping. But the rogues, as cunning as they are deadly, are not to be underestimated. The aid of cynical old Squeaky and hopeful young Worm just might make the difference between a merry triumph over evil and a terrible yuletide tragedy.

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly:

LAPD Detective Renée Ballard teams up with Harry Bosch in the new work of fiction from #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but then checks into the case herself and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger.

Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice.

Heads You Win: A Novel by Jeffrey Archer:

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . .

In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty:

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out…

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

The Rain Watcher: A Novel Tatiana de Rosnay:

The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah’s Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, set against a Paris backdrop, fraught with revelations, and resolutions.
“Hypnotic, passionate, ominous and tender—unforgettable.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us

Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the United States. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now the Malegarde family is gathering for Paul, Linden’s father’s 70th birthday.

Each member of the Malegarde family is on edge, holding their breath, afraid one wrong move will shatter their delicate harmony. Paul, the quiet patriarch, an internationally-renowned arborist obsessed with his trees and little else, has always had an uneasy relationship with his son. Lauren, his American wife, is determined that the weekend celebration will be a success. Tilia, Linden’s blunt older sister, projects an air of false fulfillment. And Linden himself, the youngest, uncomfortable in his own skin, never quite at home no matter where he lives—an American in France and a Frenchman in the U.S.—still fears that, despite his hard-won success as a celebrated photographer, he will always be a disappointment to his parents.

Their hidden fears and secrets slowly unravel as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster, and the Seine bursts its banks and floods the city. All members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances. In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, de Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

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:

RBDigital

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.

About Library 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.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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:

SSCL Digital Literacy Services Programs August 2016 Rev 7 29 16

 

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.

Upcoming Personal Technology Programs @ The Library July 2016

Hello everyone, I know I say this every month, but where did the last month go?

Doesn’t it seem like it should still be April?

But April is long gone and July has arrived, and with it a new host 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 Revised 7 15 16

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!)

SSCL Digital Literacy Services Programs July 2016 Page ASSCL Digital Literacy Services Programs July 2016 Page B

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

Click on the photo for a larger view!

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

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events, January 25 – 30, 2016

Makerspace Hours
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM JAN 25 & JAN 27
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM JAN 26 & JAN 28

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 JAN 26, 2016
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.

Farther Along The Artists Way: based on Walking in this World by Julia Cameron
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM JAN 26, 2016
Exploring and refining your creative process by reaching higher and going deeper. This is a 12 week course, the intermediate level, a continuation of The Artist’s Way. Book recommended but not necessary – a few copies will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please call (607) 936-3713 ext. 502 to sign up. Tuesdays at noon, January – March

Books Sandwiched In presented by the Friends of the Library, SSC.
12:10 PM – 1:00 PM JAN 27, 2016
The Boys in the Boat Reviewed by Daniel James Brown

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM JAN 28, 2016
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.

Digital Literacy Appointments: If you need help in learning how to use a computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone, or, if you want to learn how to use the equipment in our Makerspace, Creation Station, you can make an appointment with a member of our Digital Literacy Services team at a time that is convenient for you and we’ll show you the basic operating ropes!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events January 18 – 23, 2016

Makerspace Hours
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM JAN 18 & JAN 20
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM JAN 19 & JAN 21

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 JAN 19, 2016
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.

Farther Along The Artists Way: based on Walking in this World by Julia Cameron
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM JAN 19, 2016
Exploring and refining your creative process by reaching higher and going deeper. This is a 12 week course, the intermediate level, a continuation of The Artist’s Way. Book recommended but not necessary – a few copies will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please call (607) 936-3713 ext. 502 to sign up. Tuesdays at noon, January – March

Books Sandwiched In presented by the Friends of the Library, SSC.
12:10 PM – 1:00 PM JAN 20, 2016
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
Reviewed by Georgia Verdier

Spin A Yarn!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM JAN 21, 2016
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 JAN 21, 2016
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.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Southeast Steuben County Library Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events January 11-16 2016

Makerspace Hours

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM JAN 11 & JAN 13

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM JAN 12 & JAN 14

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 JAN 12, 2016
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.

Books Sandwiched In presented by the Friends of the Library, SSC.
12:10 PM – 1:00 PM JAN 13, 2016
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Reviewed by Deborah Joseph

Corning Area Writer’s Group
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM JAN 14, 2016
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.

Teen Tech Fridays: Touchscreen Gloves
3:30 – 5:00 PM JAN 15, 2016
Enter the world of e-textiles when we create a pair of touch screen compatible gloves for the chilly months of winter. Work with conductive yarn to transform a pair of your own gloves, or start from scratch with a provided pair.

Teens and tweens ages 10 and up can learn about different kinds of technology. Have fun with science!

Sign up by calling (607)936-3713 ext. 503 or email cranek@stls.org.

Free Friday Film
7:00 – 8:30 PM JAN 15, 2016
Above Suspicion (1943): All’s fair in love and war, especially in World War II movies that combine both elements into romantic thrillers like They Met in Bombay, Arise My Love and this film starring Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray. It’s 1939 and British intelligence needs to reconnect with a missing agent on the Continent who has details of a secret Nazi weapon. Enter newlyweds Frances and Richard Myles, who agree to forsake their European honeymoon for an even more adventurous foray into espionage. So off they go into a world of cryptographs, disguises, code words, shadowy rendezvous and the Gestapo. The result is “rattling good melodrama. A lovely compound of cryptic clues and unknown dangers” (Theodore Strauss, The New York Times)
Run Time: 90 minutes. Not rated.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Southeast Steuben County Library Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Programs Week of January 4, 2016

Makerspace Hours
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM JAN 4 & JAN 6
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM JAN 5 & JAN 7

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 JAN 5, 2016
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.

Books Sandwiched In presented by the Friends of the Library, SSC.
12:10 PM – 1:00 PM JAN 6, 2016
Dale Wexell will review “Crooked,” by Austin Grossman. The Friends of the Library annual meeting will follow this book talk.

Computer Security & Privacy Workshop with DJ Dates
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM JAN 7, 2016
DJ will discuss encryption and script blocking. This class will also help attendees gain insight on how to safely travel around their computer and the Internet.

Spin a Yarn!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM JAN 7, 2016
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 JAN 7, 2016
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.

Torn Page Writer’s Group
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM JAN 7, 2016
For teens and young adults. Read your writing or just chat with other writers about writing and books. For details, email chigamac@stls.org.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL