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 Programs @ The Library: Week of June 8, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015:

Microsoft Word Advanced Workshop: Your host, computer expert D. J. Dates, will take you on a tour of the advanced features and settings of Microsoft Word.

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, June 10, 2015:

Microsoft Excel: Course II: Attendees must have taken “Microsoft Excel: Course I” or have working knowledge in basic use of Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn how to Format Cells and Data and learn Simple Formulas. 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 11, 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

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, June 12, 2015:

Monthly Science Fiction Movie: This Island Earth (1955): Prepare to blast off from planet Earth in one of the most popular classic sci-fi films of all time! When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham (Rex Reason) is chosen to take part in a top-secret research experiment in a remote lab, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take over Earth. After he and the gorgeous Dr. Adams (Faith Domergue) make their escape shortly before the lab explodes, they are whisked away in a flying saucer to Metaluna, where they are blamed for the destruction. Will interstellar negotiation save the day or will the scientists be forced to take part in a treacherous battle to the death? Featuring incredible special effects that were 2 1/2 years in the making, this is one adventure that you have to see to believe! MPAA Rating: Un-Rated. Run Time: 86 minutes.

This film is brought to you by the SSCL Digital Literacy Services Department.

Technology Subject: Extraterrestrial life/space travel/future technology (from a 1955 perspective!)

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

All library programs are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Library, SSC.

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL