As of Aug. 25, 2014, the History Room will be open Mondays 3 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but Wednesday hours may be limited. Please call ahead to make sure someone will be available to help you if you plan to visit on a Wednesday.
If you have gardening questions, we know where you can come for answers: Seymour Library! Kate Ward of Dickman Farms is visiting Tuesday evening to talk about vegetable gardening and edible flowers. The program "Learn @ Your Library: Growing Vegetables" is at 7 p.m. No registration is needed. While you're at the library, browse through our collection of gardening books. There's a display of vegetable gardening books just past the Main Desk, and lots of great titles on the new nonfiction shelves.
Did you know that you can reserve Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 games at Seymour Library? To request a game, search the online catalog for the keyword "Playstation 3" or "Xbox 360," and then place a hold for the title or titles you would like. You'll be notified when your game is in, and you can pick it up here.
The collection is available at libraries throughout Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes Library System and was provided by the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library.
Seymour Library is offering “Finding Funders” workshops to representatives of nonprofit organizations looking for grant funding. The sessions are small and designed to allow time for individual attention and questions. The workshops will be offered at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on three Fridays in May: May 17, 24 and 31. Registration is required; call the library or sign up at the Main Desk.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Seymour Library is hosting an exhibit that shows, in photographs and text, the experiences of families whose lives are affected by mental illness. "Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family" features photos and interviews with families whose lives are affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, major depression and anxiety disorders. The goal of the exhibit is to dispel harmful stereotypes, misconceptions and myths about mental illness. The exhibit, provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Cayuga County, will be on display through May, beginning Saturday, May 11.
Grants information Seymour Library is no longer a Foundation Center member, but you can find information about grants at the Finger Lakes Grants Information Center, located in downtown Auburn, by clicking on the link above.