National Library Week is this week, and Friends of Seymour Library know how to celebrate! Members of the group will provide refreshments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, through Friday, April 18.
Thinking about buying a house or taking out a home equity loan? Wondering if you'll have enough money to retire? Wishing you could save money on your utility bill? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more when Seymour Library celebrates Money Smart Week April 5-12.
We have several programs planned to help people make better financial decisions. Michelle Barber, assistant vice president at Five Star Bank, will talk about mortgages and home equity loans at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Financial planners Lisa Miller and Eileen Price will talk about personal finance issues that particularly affect women at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. Becky Crawford of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County will talk about ways to cut utility bills at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12. People who attend the Saturday workshop will receive free compact fluorescent light bulbs. Registration is needed only for the Saturday workshop; if you're planning to come, stop by the Main Desk or call by Friday, April 11.
Money Smart Week was started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 to stress the importance of financial literacy and provide information to people at all income levels. A link to its list of information for consumers on earning, saving, investing and borrowing money is available here. The library also has many books and magazines on personal finance topics.
It's April, and we know it will bring great weather and great events at Seymour Library! We'll help you get smarter about managing your personal finances with programs during Money Smart Week April 6-12. We will be celebrating National Library Week April 13-19, with refreshments for patrons every weekday morning provided by Friends of Seymour Library. School vacation week is April 14-18, and we'll have special events for kids every weekday in the Children's Room. Check the April calendar for dates and times of these events and more.
And April is National Poetry Month, and we need your help! We've created a sheet of poetry words (they're not magnetic, but they look like magnetic poetry), personalized with such words as "Auburn" and "Cayuga." Arrange the words into a short poem, then share it! Bring your poem in, or send it via e-mail to seymourlibrary (at) seymourlib.org, with the subject line "poetry," and we'll share it with others during Poetry Month.
And one last word on April - if the weather isn't great every single day, we've got you covered. Our Friends group purchased umbrellas that can be checked out and returned just like a book. If you get caught unexpectedly in an April shower, just borrow one from us.
Nancy Carr, director of the Disability Services Office at Onondaga Community College, will talk on “Negotiating College Entrance: Families Together,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Seymour Library. She'll talk about ways students with disabilities can make a successful transition from high school to college and what families can do to support that transition. No registration is needed.
A book club that explores fiction for young adults will begin meeting on First Fridays at the library. The first meeting, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, will feature the book “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner. Anyone with an interest in teen fiction is welcome; please read the book before the meeting.
Members of the Auburn Players Community Theater will present a workshop on their production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the library. The behind-the-scenes look includes a discussion of the play’s theme, acting exercises, and a creative problem-solving session focusing on the production challenges in bringing the story to the stage. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on the novel by Harper Lee, will be presented April 4, 5 and 6 in the Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College.
Our crochet group is starting a new project: a baby blanket. Learn beginning crochet techniques and get started on the project when the group meets this month at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15 and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29.
We’re celebrating Teen Tech Week, March 9-15, with two events: a Minecraft night at 5 p.m. Monday, March 10, and Legos for Teens at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12. Those coming to play Minecraft should bring a portable device for playing the game. Teens also are invited to tackle a scavenger hunt any time during the week.
Get encouragement, support and constructive help at Seymour Library's monthly Writers' Group, meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10. Everyone is welcome. No registration is needed, just bring your laptop, pen and paper, or whatever you use to write.
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.