Seymour Public Library District will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2019 operating budget on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 pm. A copy of the library’s proposed budget will be available on the library’s website, seymourlibrary.org, and on file for review at the Library.
Budget Vote and Trustee Election
The Seymour Public Library District will conduct a referendum on its proposed 2019 budget and a trustee election on Tuesday, October 30 from 9 am to 7:30 pm at the Library.
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.
First Amendment & Freedom of Press
Tuesday, October 9 at 6 pm
Since colonial times, Americans have struggled to define the limits of a free press and its counterpoint, censorship. How free should a free press be? Is it ever right for information to be withheld from the public? Is there some acceptable middle ground? Take a look at the history of free press and the issues, past and present, that have shaped this intense and interesting First Amendment debate with local historian Tom Henry.
Tuesday, October 23 at 6 pm
Traditionally, civil disobedience is the refusal to follow a specific law or ruling in a peaceful way to point out its injustice. But has the “civil” disappeared, leaving us with just the disobedience? Explore the history of civil disobedience in our country and view the current state of protests to see where, or if, they fit into what many view as an American tradition, with local historian Tom Henry.
Finding the Facts in an Era of Fake News
Tuesday, October 30 at 6 pm
Explore fake news: its previous occurrences in United States history, its prevalence in the current era, and what you can do as a citizen to limit it with Seymour Library’s History Discovery coordinator Dori Gottschalk-Fielding and guest speaker Mary Miller, Education Services Director for the New York News Publishers Association.
Seymour Library’s Civics Film Series
Join us for a screening of two classic films at Auburn Public Theater. There will be a brief intro before each film by the library’s own Shawn Connery.
Yoga at the library
Thursday, October 4 at 3 pm
Thursday, October 11 at 3 pm
Thursday, October 18 at 3 pm
Get your stretch on this fall 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
Session 2: Tuesday, October 2, 4 to 5:30 pm
Session 3: Tuesday, October 23, 4 to 5:30 pm
Sessions 4-6 will run in November and December
Explore the ways in which female writers have found their voice during “Finding a Voice”, a reading and discussion series with Dr. Maryanne Felter. 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.
When Horses Ruled Auburn’s Streets
Monday, October 22 at 6 pm
In 1860, there were 15,405 horses in Cayuga County, meeting society’s needs for transportation. Auburn itself contained twenty livery stables and numerous privately owned carriage houses. Although all the livery stables were gone by 1950, some of the original carriage houses are still intact. Explore the history of horses and carriage houses in Auburn with Karen Bove.
National Friends of Libraries Week
Monday, October 22 – Friday, October 26 from 10 am to 2 pm
Members of Friends of Seymour Library are celebrating Friends of Libraries Week with refreshments from 10 am to 2 pm Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26. Stop by and say hello, pick up a membership form, and check out their 2019 calendar, featuring local historical sites, events, and people! Available for a suggested $10 donation.
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.
(coming in October)
In 1918, in the midst of World War I, a deadly pandemic known as the Spanish Flu killed millions worldwide. Discover the local impact of the pandemic through Auburn headlines from the time.
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 fall
As seen on TV
Check out these great reads about television and the books that inspired popular TV shows!