Seymour Library now offers a variety of games to check out, take home and play with your friends and family. Explore our game collection and play on!
Civics @ Seymour
Seymour Library’s Civic Literacy Series is made possible by a grant from the Fred M. Everett and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust.
Local Government from a Tax Perspective
Wednesday, September 12 at 6 pm
What does government look like from a Property Tax perspective? Learn about the often complicated and confusing role property taxes play in funding our local governments, schools and services with Kelly Anderson.
2018: First Amendment & Freedom of Press in the Modern Age
Monday, September 17 at 6 pm
Learn the impact of the First Amendment and freedom of press on your everyday life with Newhouse professor and director of the Tully Center of Free Speech, Roy Gutterman. Gutterman will highlight the importance of these protections, not just for the press, but for citizens.
Refugees, Asylum, and Migration
Tuesday, September 25 at 6 pm
The US has a long history of accepting refugees as well as a history of refusing entry to some people. Take a look at the history of modern refugees in the US and the issues and law associated with a variety of groups as they attempted and continue to attempt to escape from situations around the world and re-settle in the US, with local historian Tom Henry.
Seymour Library’s Civics Film Series
Join us for a screening of the classic 1976 film, All The President’s Men (runtime 138 minutes), on Monday, September 24 at 6 pm at Auburn Public Theater. There will be a brief intro before the film by the library’s own Shawn Connery.
Yoga at the library
Thursday, September 13 at 3 pm
Thursday, September 20 at 3 pm
Thursday, September 27 at 3 pm
Get your stretch on this summer at Seymour Library! Instructors Deborah Daly and Wendy Vitale will lead chair yoga classes on the library’s front lawn.*
No mats required.Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended. For adults.
*Class will be held inside in case of bad weather
Finding a Voice:
Female Creativity and Expression in Literature
Introductory meeting: Tuesday, September 4 at 4 pm
Explore the ways in which female writers have found their voice during “Finding a Voice”, a reading and discussion series with Dr. Maryanne Felter. Books will be available at the introductory meeting and at the main desk after September 4. Supplies are limited, so please register at 252-2571 or stop by the main desk to sign up. For more information about books and meeting times, visit the library’s website at seymourlibrary.org/findingavoice.
This program was made possible by Humanities New York and the Friends of Seymour Library.
Cutting and Pasting History: Scrapbooks in the Seymour Library’s Collections
Discover history through this exhibit of local scrapbooks from the 1860s to the 1910s. Explore an Auburn Fire Department scrapbook (1896-1905), a scrapbook compiled by a teenage girl from Venice Center (c. 1886), and a Civil War scrapbook which with newspaper coverage of the April 1861 departure of the first Auburn troops. Selected pages are on display and the full volumes can be accessed through digital copies.
Carriage Houses of Auburn
(beginning September 24)
This exhibit by local artist Karen Bove features the carriage houses that sheltered the horses and carriages once owned by the wealthy citizens of Auburn.
View handcrafted vintage versions of Chutes and Ladders and Monopoly and learn more about the history of these board games.
We Need to Talk About Books Podcast
Looking for your next great read or suggestions for the reading challenge? Listen to Seymour Library’s podcast, “We Need to Talk About Books,” where hosts Leigh, Mary and Jackie talk about their current reads, the Read More 2018 reading challenge and more!
New books for the summer
But I’m on vacation…
Summer may be coming to an end, but you can extend your vacation with these intriguing reads.