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

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