What exactly is a “democracy,” and do we as Americans live in one? Explore the Constitution and how democracy is practiced in the United States with local historian Tom Henry on Monday, May 14 at 6 pm.
The Electoral College 101
Every four years, Americans participate in a seemingly strange electoral process to pick the Chief Executive of the country, the President. The method of selection, the Electoral College, has been both praised and vilified. Learn about the origins of the Electoral College, how it works, its history, and why it is unlikely to change in this session with local historian Tom Henry on Tuesday, May 29 at 6 pm.
· The Supreme Court 101, Monday June 11 at 6 pm
· Refugees, Asylum, and Migration, Tuesday, September 25 at 6 pm
· First Amendment & Freedom of Press, Tuesday, October 9 at 6 pm
· Civil Disobedience in History, Tuesday, October 23 at 6 pm
· Fake News, Tuesday, October 30 at 6 pm
· Local Government from a Tax Perspective, TBA
· & More
Cooking for a Cause: Community & Charity Cookbooks of Cayuga County
Monday, May 21 at 6 pm
Dating back to the late 1800s, community groups throughout Cayuga County followed a national trend and produced a wide variety of cookbooks for charity. Cayuga County Historian Ruth Bradley will present an overview of these grassroots community projects, highlighting the evolution of meals and menus, collectively compiled to raise money in support of a range of social and community initiatives.
Yoga at the Library
Thursday, May 10 at 3 pm
Back by popular demand, Yoga at Seymour Library! Instructor Deborah Daly will be running a chair yoga class. No mats required. Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended.
“Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State” Exhibit
Seymour Library will be hosting the exhibit “Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State”, from May 25 to June 15*. This exhibit looks beyond the traditional Women’s Suffrage narrative and explores the history behind the movement that made New York State such an important place in the fight for Women’s Suffrage. Featured themes include, Woman Suffrage before 1848, Women’s Rights Activity up to 1848 and the Seneca Falls and Rochester Conventions, Pop Culture Suffrage, Anti-Suffrage, and Race and Diversity.
The traveling exhibit, “Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State”, was created and brought to you by the South Central Regional Library Council, Empire State Library Network, and Digital Public Library of America.
*The exhibit will be at Wells College,170 Main St, Aurora, NY 13026, on June 2 & 3.
Technology, Health & Fitness
Are you looking for a new way to control chronic illnesses such as prediabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and arthritis?
Learn how using smartphone and computer apps to monitor your eating and physical activity habits could help you live a healthier life and reduce the symptoms of chronic illness on Monday, May 7 & 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Bring your own device or use a tablet or phone provided by the Cayuga Community Health Network. Registration is required, so please call the library at 252-2571.