Personal Technology Programs: March 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016; Time: 10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.
Microsoft Word Basics: This program will offer attendees and overview of how to use Microsoft Word. We’ll focus on how to type text, how to change the color and size of text, how to save Word documents and more. To register for this program call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502. You can also register by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Saturday, March 12, 2016; Time: 2:00 p. m. – 3:30 p. m.
Color Yourself Happy: Adult Coloring Program
Drop into the Creation Station between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm to relieve a little built up stress with our Stress Relief Adult Coloring program! We will provide a variety of stress relieving coloring pages to choose from!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016; Time 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Tablet & Technology Basics @ Corning Senior Center
We’ve just launched a bi-monthly series of tablet and personal technology basics at the Corning Senior Center. Bring your tablet and your technology questions or 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.

Friday, March 18, 2016; 3:30 – 5:00 p. m.
Teen Tech Friday: WIKIPEDIA
You’ve used Wikipedia, now learn to edit Wikipedia! Take a look behind the scenes of this powerful resource and learn how it became one of the most popular websites in the world. Rakow Research Librarian and Wikipedian Rebecca Hopman will be our guide for this virtual journey. Registration is required. Register in person or by phone: (607) 936-3713 ext. 503.

Thursday, March 31, 2016; Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Digital Photo Slideshow
Back in the 20th century families used to gather to watch images of birthdays and family vacations projected onto living room walls. Nowadays almost all of us use digital cameras, but family slideshows don’t have to be a thing of the past. Using Microsoft PowerPoint we can create exciting slideshows with added music, and even video, and they can be viewed on our TVs and shared in a variety of ways, including online. Please bring a flash drive or CD with your photographs. We encourage you to bring your own laptop if you have Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or newer, otherwise we are happy to provide laptops for everyone. To register for this program call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502. You can also register by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Saturday, March 26, 2016, Time: 10:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m.
3 D Printer Demo
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!).

Also Available:

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.

And don’t forget our Makerspace is open!!!

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.

Creation Station Hours of Operation For March: Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.
& Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00 – 7:30 p. m.

Have a great March!

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

SSCL Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of July 13, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015:

SSCL’s Makerspace: Creation Station – Open From 1- 4 p.m. To answer the obvious question that some people will have regarding the new Southeast Steuben County Library Makerspace – that being simply “What is a Makerspace?” We’re going to offer a little bit of recent library history!

Public libraries have always been places where people can go to access information, to acquire knowledge, learn new skills and create projects.

With the dawn of the Computer & Internet Age public libraries expanded their offerings to patrons and became places where anyone could go to use computers and the Internet for free; and create computer based projects that they could then share with others across the globe.

And the role of offering patrons access to technology that they can use to learn and create projects has evolved in the last few years to include yet a new role – that of offering patrons designated places within public libraries where they can go to create computer & 3 D Printer projects, audio projects, video projects and even more traditional hands on projects including sewing, knitting, crafting, and scrapbooking projects.

These new creation places within public libraries are known as Makerspaces.

In keeping with the times, the Southeast Steuben County Library has just installed a Makerspace called Creation Station. Creation Station is open from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays – come and check it out!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SSCL’s Makerspace, Creation Station is open from 5-8 p.m. To answer the obvious question that some people will have regarding the library’s Makerspace – that being simply “What is a Makerspace?” We’re going to offer a little bit of recent library history!

Public libraries have always been places where people can go to access information, to acquire knowledge, learn new skills and create projects.

With the dawn of the Computer & Internet Age public libraries expanded their offerings to patrons and became places where anyone could go to use computers and the Internet for free; and create computer based projects that they could then share with others across the globe.

And the role of offering patrons access to technology that they can use to learn and create projects has evolved in the last few years to include yet a new role – that of offering patrons designated places within public libraries where they can go to create computer & 3 D Printer projects, audio projects, video projects and even more traditional hands on projects including sewing, knitting, crafting, and scrapbooking projects.

These new creation places within public libraries are known as Makerspaces.

In keeping with the times, the Southeast Steuben County Library has just installed a Makerspace, which is called the Creation Station.

Creation Station is open on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. – come and check it out!

Heroes & Villains and Other Writing Exercises: Join us for a discussion of writing great heroes and villains, led by Michelle Wells. Whether you’re the hero of your own memoir or you’re writing a comic book, we’ll do some writing exercises to help you develop your characters. Refreshments will be served. A Corning Area Writer’s Group program.

For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext. 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Time: 6:00 -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 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: July 18, 2015

The Throwaways: Screening and Discussion: Film 62 minutes – discussion to follow. The Throwaways explores the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community through the eyes of activist filmmaker Ira McKinley. This award-winning documentary film speaks directly to the national movement rising up to fight back against a wave of police killings of black people in America.

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of June 29, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SSCL’s Makerspace, Creation Station, Grand Opening: Hours of Operation: 1-4 & 5-8: To answer the obvious question that some people will have regarding our Makerspace – that being simply “What is a Makerspace?” We’re going to offer a little bit of recent library history!

Public libraries have always been places where people can go to access information, to acquire knowledge, learn new skills and create projects.

With the dawn of the Computer & Internet Age public libraries expanded their offerings to patrons and became places where anyone could go to use computers and the Internet for free; and create computer based projects that they could then share with others across the globe.

And the role of offering patrons access to technology that they can use  to learn and create projects has evolved in the last few years to include yet a new role – that of offering patrons designated places within public libraries where they can go to create  computer & 3 D Printer projects, audio projects, video projects and even more traditional hands on projects including sewing, knitting, crafting, and scrapbooking projects.

These new creation places within public libraries are known as Makerspaces.

In keeping with the times, the Southeast Steuben County Library has just installed a Makerspace, which is called the Creation Station, and on July 2 it will be open for business.

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. 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. 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 – 8:00 pm

Spin a Yarn! Crochet and Knitting with Shelby and Jenna: 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 – 8:00 pm

Monday – Friday: One-On-One Sessions: One-On-One personal technology assistance sessions are available at the library at a variety of times through the week by appointment.

If you’ve purchased a new laptop, e-reader, smartphone or tablet and have questions about how to use it – give our Digital Literacy Service staff a call and we’ll set up a time for you to come in and meet with one of our specialist to learn the usage ropes of your device.

And if you have questions about how to use the Internet, how to send email, how to Skype, how to use software including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, iTunes or Windows Media Player likewise call us to make an appointment today.

One-On-One sessions are available for free! Just contact us in person at the library, by telephone at 607-936-3713 or by sending an email to us at: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Time: Appointments are available at a variety of times during library hours of operation. Call the library for the library for additional information.

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

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday July 4 in observance of the 4th of July.

We’ll reopen on Monday, July 6 @ 9 a.m.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL