Our financial literacy series resumes this month, with a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, on the steps to take now in anticipation of the tax year ending. Join financial advisors Eileen Price and Lisa D. Miller, CFP® of PriceMiller Associates, AXA Advisors, for the discussion. Read about their previous discussions here.
Seymour Library is collecting clean, gently used children's Halloween costumes for a giveaway from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Costumes may be dropped off Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 10. Children don't need to donate a costume in order to get a costume. There's a limit of one costume per child.
Emmet, the Lego minifigure who stars in “The Lego Movie,” will visit the Children’s Room from 6 to 7 p.m. First Friday, Friday, Oct. 3. Children may have a photo taken - take your own photo, or buy one for $5.
Nearly 10 percent of the deaths in the Civil War occurred not on the battlefield but in prisons - the Elmira prison for Confederate soldiers (illustrated above), Andersonville for Union soldiers. Writer and historian Tom Henry explores this often overlooked chapter in Civil War history in an illustrated talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. Henry, a retired Liverpool High School teacher, was the 2002 New York State Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He has taught history at SUNY Cortland and Syracuse University and writes for and teaches in Colonial Williamsburg programs.
Local author Allen Morris, who goes by the pen name Ace Abbott, will visit the library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, to talk about and sign copies of his book, "The Rogue Aviator." The book recounts his flying adventures. You can read more about the book on his website, TheRogueAviator.com
Millions of Americans who are eligible to vote cannot vote because they have not registered.
National Voter Registration Day - on Tuesday, Sept. 23 - is a nationwide, nonpolitical effort to remind people to get registered.
There are many ways to register to vote - one of them is to stop at the library between 4 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. We’ll have voter registration forms available. Make sure your voice is heard on Election Day!
Do you know someone that wishes they knew more about computers? Send them our way - Seymour Library is starting a series of introductory computer classes for older adults.
“Connections: Technology Classes for Older Adults,” will be offered on a regular basis over the next year here and in settings such as senior living centers. Classes will provide the basics of computer use in a small group setting, with lots of time for individual attention and practice. The classes meet once a week for three weeks, with help sessions between classes.
The first series of classes will meet 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16, 23 and 30. Class size is limited to six. Participants will learn how to use the internet, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter and get acquainted with digital photos, e-books and digital magazines. Registration is required. Call the library at 252-2571 or stop at the Main Desk to sign up.
Is your organization interested in hosting a class? Give us a call.
The “Connections” project is funded in part by an outreach grant from the Finger Lakes Library System.
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.