Adult Services, Digital Literacy & Creation Station Events Week of August 10, 2015:

Before our listing of events for this week just a quick FYI — this week we’ll be raffling off two Kindle Paperwhite e-readers for our End of Summer Reading Season – Kindle Raffle Week!

Drop by the library this week and ask the staff about Creation Station, the new SSCL Makerspace — and you be eligible to fill out a raffle ticket for one of our End of Summer Reading Season gift raffles!

Raffle 1: Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
Raffle 2: Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
Raffle 3: Book & CD gift bag: Love Letters by Beverly Lewis & the CD Dylan, Cash, and The Nashville Cats: A New Music City.

Help us celebrate the end of a great Summer Reading Season and register to win a raffle prize today!

You can even drop into @ The Creation Station itself during our summer hours of operation: Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 or Thursday evening from 5-8 and check it out – and also fill out a raffle ticket!

And onto the events of the week…

Tuesday, August 11, 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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015:

Digital Literacy Walking Club: Using Fitness Trackers, Mobile Music Players and Fitness Apps: Join the Digital Literacy Services Team and learn how to use a fitness tracker, MP3 player and health apps to improve your walking experience. We will have a brief presentation each week discussing popular fitness trackers, MP3 Players and health apps available. Then, we will put on our walking shoes and hit the pavement for a nice walk around our new Tioga Avenue walking park and utilize some of those devices to see how they work! Bring your walking shoes, bottled water and any new health tracking device you might already own or try one of ours!

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday, August 13, 2015:

Creation Station, The Southeast Steuben County Library’s Makerspace, will be open from 5-8 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.

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

Phenomenon and Paranormal Investigations: Exploring Seneca and Beyond: What lurks in the depths of the Finger Lakes? Join us for a viewing of the short documentary “Exploring Seneca” from PPI Investigations then hear stories about their other investigations and ask questions of your own.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 14, 2015:

Monthly Science Fiction Film: 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.

Write In: We’ll have food, electricity, inspiration and door prizes. Bring your writing materials of choice and join us for an afternoon of creativity.
Made possible by the Friends of the Library, S.S.C.

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Also Available During Each Week:

One-On-One Personal Technology Sessions are available by appointment during the week! You can make an appointment with a member of our Digital Literacy Services staff to learn how to use a new computer, Mac, e-reader, tablet, smartphone or a variety of software including the Microsoft Office Suite and more; at a variety of times throughout each week.

This is a free service the library offers!

To make an appointment call the library at: 607-936-3713

Or send an email to us at: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Coming Up Next Week…

Wednesday, August 19:

Walking Club: Join the Digital Literacy Services Team and learn how to use a fitness tracker, MP3 player and health apps to improve your walking experience. We will have a brief presentation each week discussing popular fitness trackers, MP3 Players and health apps available. Then, we will put on our walking shoes and hit the pavement for a nice walk around our new Tioga Avenue walking park and utilize some of those devices to see how they work! Bring your walking shoes, bottled water and any new health tracking device you might already own or try one of ours!
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register by phone (607)936-3713 ext. 502 or email diglit@stls.org.

Thursday, August 20:

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.

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

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

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