List of Friday Night Free Films Winter/Spring 2016

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Friday Night Free Films @ SSCL Winter/Spring 2016

Library doors open at 6:45 on the night of each movie showing and the films start at 7:00 p. m. sharp. Join us!

Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Makerspace Events Week of November 2, 2015

Monday, November 2, 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 projects (photos, slides, 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.

Tuesday, November 3, 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 projects (photos, slides, 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.

Thursday, November 5, 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 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.

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 projects (photos, slides, 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.

Friday, November 6, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Foxcatcher (2014): Based on true events, “Foxcatcher” tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire (Steve Carell) and two champion wrestlers (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo). Directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (2005, Best Director, “Capote”) it is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty, and the corruption and emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great power and wealth.

Foxcatcher was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Makeup. MPAA Rating: R. Run Time: 134 minutes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1100089/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Time: 7:00 – 9:44 p. m.

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

Available Throughout The Week: One-On-One Personal Technology Appointments: You can make an appointment with a member of the Library’s Digital Literacy Services staff as an individual or for 2-4 people to learn how to use a new computer, Mac, e-reader, tablet, smartphone, email, The Internet or a variety of software including the Microsoft Office Suite & Skype at a variety of times throughout each month.

This is a free service the library offers!

To make an appointment call the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502 or send an email to us at the following email address: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Have a great week!
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 14, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 1 – 4 p.m.

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, September 17, 2015

iPad Basics Workshop: 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!

Registration is required for this program. To register visit the Reference Desk, call the library at 607-936-3713 or send an email to us at the following address: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.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

Friday, September 18, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: A Most Wanted Man (2014): The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré’s 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa’s motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of Gunter’s plot and express both impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme’s effectiveness. A Most Wanted Man premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Run Time: 122 min. MPAA Rating: R.

Friday Night Free Films are shown 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.

Time: 7:00 – 9:02 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 2015:

Quarterly Crafting: Our featured crafts will be mini Dreamcatchers and Vision Boards, or choose among the materials to create something uniquely your own!

As always, there will be veggies, pizza and dessert as well as relaxed conversation. Come create with us!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Join us!
Linda, SSCL

Monthly Science Fiction Films @ The Library – Fall 2015 Schedule

Fall is coming. Being a Game of Thrones fan I almost wrote “winter is coming,” but of course, fall will be here first!

And speaking of fall and Science Fiction/Fantasy titles — here is a flyer listing our Monthly Science Fiction Films @ the library for the fall season!

Our Monthly Science Fiction Films are shown the second Friday of each month.

And our Friday Night Free Films are shown the first and third Friday of each month.

Our Friday Night Free Film schedule for fall will be finalized and sent out shortly; and I will also post the flyer for those films on Facebook as soon as they schedule has been finalized.

Have a great Thursday & join us for our fun filled movies @ the library!
Linda, SSCL

Here’s a photo of our Fall 2015 Monthly Science Fiction Film Schedule:

Click the photo for a larger view:

Summer Science Fiction Films @ The Library Fall Schedule 2015 Legal Size Flyer

And here’s a link to a PDF version which can easily be printed out (on legal paper)  and/or shared:

Monthly Science Fiction Films @ The Library Fall Schedule 2015 Legal Size Flyer

Have a great Thursday and join us for our fun fall films @ the library!

Linda, SSCL

Adult Services & Digital Literacy Programs @ The Librar Week of June 15, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015:

Buying, Building OR Repairing Your Computer Workshop: Presented by DJ Dates; Assistant Professor in Computer & Information Science at Corning Community College. Learn how to troubleshoot, upgrade, & replace simple components in computers & notebooks, including hard drives, RAM, keyboards, screens & backlights. Learn how to prepare your working or broken older computer for recycling or reuse without worrying about losing control of your private information. Learn to identify when repairs are best left to professionals. Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, June 17, 2015:

Microsoft Excel: Course III: Attendees must have taken “Microsoft Excel: Course I & II” or have working knowledge in basic use of Microsoft Excel 2010/2013. Learn Worksheet Basics, How to Sort Data, Multistep Formulas and How to Create a Chart in Microsoft Excel. We invite you to bring your own laptop (if you have Excel 2010/2013), and will provide laptops for those who need them. Time: 2:00 pm-4:00pm

Thursday, June 18, 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 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 19, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Words And Pictures (2013): A smart, funny, well-written, and beautifully acted romantic comedy-drama seems to be a tough order for Hollywood to fill these days, but Fred Schepisi’s charming indie Words and Pictures delivers just that. The movie stars Clive Owen as Jack, a onetime successful author who is currently the charismatic English teacher at an exclusive East Coast prep school. His style is to needle and engage his students, but his behavior has grown erratic and his writing career nonexistent as his alcoholism has worsened, and he’s informed that he might be let go after his upcoming performance review. When new art teacher Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche), whose rheumatoid arthritis keeps her from painting, joins the staff, he tries repeatedly to break through her shell. In order to stoke a fire in his pupils and get Dina’s attention, Jack proposes a contest in which the students debate whether words or pictures are the more powerful art form. Eventually, his playful feuding with Dina leads to a more serious connection. Working from a first-rate script by Gerald Di Pego, Schepisi and the cast strike the perfect balance between comedy and drama throughout the movie. The banter between the two teachers occasionally snaps as sharply as the dialogue in classic screwball comedies did, and the dramatic turns, especially Jack’s painful interactions with his adult son, don’t succumb to pathos because Owen has no interest in unfairly earning the audience’s sympathy. He makes sure Jack’s worst character flaws — accentuated by his drinking problem — remain on display. Clive Owen always brings a strong masculine presence to his roles — he would have made a fascinating James Bond — and while that’s certainly true here as well, he tempers it with the character’s erudite playfulness. He makes Jack charming but untrustworthy: a self-destructive, aggressive intellectual. Juliette Binoche’s Dina, on the other hand, has cut herself off from the world out of bitterness. She’s angry that she can’t make art and that she’s forced to use crutches to get around. Binoche ensures that her character doesn’t melt quickly or easily for Jack’s audacious flirtations. They may be playing English and art teachers, but this movie works so well because of their chemistry. The story here doesn’t surprise, but it works because of how well-observed the characters are. Their interactions are familiar not because we’ve seen these arcs before, but because they behave like real-life people do, in all their complex glory. The running debate in the movie is lighthearted, but the film eventually proves, both via its own quality and the love story at its center, that mixing words and pictures is far more rewarding than judging them against each other. All Movie Guide – Perry Seibert. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Run Time: 111 minutes.

Library doors open at 6:45 p.m. to admit filmgoers and the movie starts at 7 p.m. sharp.

Friday Night Free Films are shown 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from September to June.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2380331/

And here’s our Summer Monthly Science Fiction Film Schedule:

Friday, July 10, 2015: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005): Here’s the absolutely hysterical, wonderfully wild, cosmic adventure comedy THE worldwide best-selling novel, and starring an outrageous intergalactic cast, this is one ride you don’t want to miss. Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace express route, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his best friend (an alien posing as an out-of-work actor). And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travelers, including the cool but dim-witted President of the Galaxy, the Earth girl Trillian, and Marvin the paranoid android, search for answers to the mystery of Life, the Universe, and Everything. MPAA Rating: PG. Run Time:  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 14, 2015: Silent Running (1972): As this science fiction classic opens, botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) has spent eight years aboard the space freighter “Valley Forge” preserving the only botanical specimens left from Earth under huge geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home, Lowell rebels and hijacks the freighter, while plunging the craft into the gaseous Rings of Saturn. From that moment on, he has only the trees, the gardens and two “Drone” robots, Huey and Dewey, to keep him company on his greatest adventure of all. MPAA Rating: G. Run Time: 90 minutes. Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, September 11, 2015: 12 Monkeys (2009): Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has forced mankind into dank underground communities in the future. Along his travels, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) and a mental patient, brilliantly portrayed by Brad Pitt, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease. Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race with time. This sci-fi masterpiece from the genius mind of Terry Gilliam is a modern-day classic.  MPAA Rating: R. Run Time: 130 minutes.  Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

If you’d like to be added to our weekly Adult Services & Personal Technology (AKA Digital Literacy) Email notifications list just send us an email and each Monday you’ll receive an email offering information on the programs being held at the library in the upcoming week.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL