After 25 years of service, Kathy Hand will be retiring from the library. We also say goodbye to our bookkeeper Melanie Shernesky, who will be moving on to new projects. We will miss you both!
You may have noticed some new faces around the library. We welcome Liza, Stephanie, Melissa, and Laura to our library team.
Read More! 2018
We’re gearing up for the third year of our reading challenge, and we’ve prepared new categories to get you reading more!
The Read More! 2018 Reading Challenge (or Read More! 2018) invites you to read 26 books throughout 2018. That’s two books a month. And, while we’re not telling you specific books to read, you do have to read different types of books.
Sound fun? You can take a look at our full challenge here: Read More! 2018 Reading Challenge. Feel free to print out a copy of our reading challenge at home or stop by the library to pick one up.
Have you received a new camera or smartphone this holiday season? Join photographer Laura Thorne and discover how to capture the best images, while exploring Seymour Library’s historic architecture. This two hour class is open to anyone 12 years and older. Space is limited, so please register.
Health & Fitness Apps Basics Class
Thursday, January 11 and 25 at 3 pm
Learn how to use different fitness apps on mobile phones and tablets with the Cayuga Community Health Network. Featured apps will be My Fitness Pal and Super Tracker. Bring your own devices or use ones provided by the Cayuga Community Health Network. Registration is required.
The History of Seymour Library
Tuesday, January 23 at 6 pm
January marks the 115th Anniversary of Seymour Library at 176-178 Genesee Street! Join us in the History Discover Center and get the inside scoop on the library’s vibrant history. Learn about the founding of the library by James Seymour, the history of the Case Memorial building and the changes made to the building over the years.
Hand Pieced Candle Topper Workshop
Saturday, January 13 at 1 pm
Enjoy a quiet winter’s afternoon with Stephanie McCall, Master Quilter from Auburn, while she guides you making a hand-pieced candle topper for a friend or yourself! Participants will learn how to hand stitch pieces together, layer and hand quilt. No prior quilting skills needed. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required.
Starting your own business? Want to grow your business?
Auburn SCORE will be at Seymour Library on Thursday, January 11 from 12:30 to 2 pm and Thursday, January 25 from 3:30 to 5 pm. SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling, free or low-cost local seminars, business tools, and connections to local resources.
Every year, SCORE volunteers help entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. For more information about Auburn SCORE, visit their website at www.auburn.score.org or call (315) 252-7291.
The Volunteer Lawyers Project
The Volunteer Lawyers Project will hold clinic hours at the library on Thursday, January 4 from noon to 1:30 pm. Clinics are open times to chat with a lawyer about any civil legal question or concern. Civil law matters include topics such as family law, support, small claims, benefits, consumer, tenant rights, etc. Bring any documents that you need reviewed or that are relevant to your question.
For more information about the Volunteer Lawyer Project, visit their website at www.onvlp.org.