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 Programs & Friend’s Book Sale Info: Week of September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Mondays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (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.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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! 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

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, open from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

About Creation Station:
Creation Station (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.

Friday, October 2, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012): Anyone tired of predictable Hollywood blowhardism needs to check out Safety Not Guaranteed. This little gem of a movie keeps the viewer guessing from pretty much the first frame, and one becomes so engaged and excited to see what’s around the next corner or in the next scene. Safety Not Guaranteed is briskly directed by Colin Trevorrow, and features a quirky script by Derek Connolly that’s warm-hearted but never self-conscious–quite an achievement. The premise: Darius (the splendidly low-key Aubrey Plaza) is a young, disaffected, and probably underpaid intern at Seattle magazine who’s plucked, along with another intern, Arnau (Karan Soni), to accompany staff writer Jeff (Jake Johnson) on what could be a story of a lifetime, or a crackpot dead-end. What the three journalists find on the windblown Washington coast is a man, Kenneth (Mark Duplass), who’s convinced he’s cracked the secret to time travel and seeks a companion for the adventure. Kenneth is also convinced he’s being followed by government agents. Yet somehow this oddball-in-the-woods bonds with young Darius, with each being intrigued, yet not quite trusting, the other. The story arc is well paced and never predictable, and involves subplots with the romantic lives of both Arnau and Jeff. Cameos by Mary Lynn Rajskub as the brisk magazine editor and Kristen Bell as a mysterious character from Kenneth’s past only serve to add richness to Safety Not Guaranteed. Bonus: It’s refreshing to see a movie set in Seattle and environs that’s actually filmed there, and not in nearby Vancouver, B.C. The extras include a making-of featurette that’s inspiring to anyone who loves grassroots movies and moviemaking. –A.T. Hurley, Amazon Review. MPAA Rating: R. Run Time: 86 min.

Friday Night Free Films are held the first and third Friday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Laura Beer Community Room.

And our Monthly Science Fiction Film is shown the second Friday of each month.

Enjoy films on our big screen!

Library doors open at 6:45 p.m. to admit film-goers and the movie starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Saturday, October 3, 2015:

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale: The Fall Book Sale will be held October 3-10 at the East Corning Fire Hall located at 11873 E. Corning Road in Corning, NY.

To get there take Denison Parkway, passing Dunkin Donuts and getting onto 352. Follow the signs posted by the Friends. The fire hall is a couple minutes down the road on the left.

The opening day, Saturday, October 3, is a member’s only day. Those who aren’t yet members can join at the door.

Membership Costs: Five dollars for an individual or $10 for a family.

Book Sale hours are:

Saturday Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday Oct. 4 | Noon to 5 p.m.

Monday Oct. 5 -Thursday Oct. 8 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Friday Oct. 9 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday Oct. 10 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Discounts deepen each day. Last day is a bag and box day – fill one for a set price.

Have a great week!
Linda, SSCL

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Mondays –starting today!

About Creation Station:

Creation Station (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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015:

Sticky Notes: A Thematic Book Club: Simply pick a book to read related to the monthly theme in some way, fiction or non-fiction, any genre, then come tell the group about it – what it was about, what you liked, or didn’t like. Then we’ll vote on the next theme! Light refreshments served. For questions, call Michelle Wells at 607 936 3713 x 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Date & Time: 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 1:00 p.m.

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays starting today!

About Creation Station:

Creation Station (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.

Adult Coloring Program: Drop into the Creation Station between 4:00 pm and 6:00 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!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

 Intro to Foundation Directory Online Professional: An introduction to using the Foundation Directory Online Professional in order to research grants for your non-profit.   Call (607) 936-3713 x502 to register.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 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. 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

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays starting today!

About Creation Station:

Creation Station (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.

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