Seymour Library will close at 4 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and be closed Thursday, November 22.
Budget Vote and Trustee Election Results
Voters unanimously approved the library’s 2019 budget. Ginny Kent and Ellen Dello Stritto were reelected to the board of trustees and Dawn Taylor was newly elected.
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.
Saturday, November 10, 11 am to 4 pm
This fall Seymour Library will host a Human Library ® on Saturday, November 10 from 11 am to 4 pm. Individuals of different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds will be available to “check out” for 30 minute conversations. The aim of the Human Library® is to challenge stereotypes and allow the community an opportunity to share and understand the experiences of others. Stay tuned for how to sign up to “checkout” a book and the different “titles” we will be offering.
Civic’s Trivia Night
Monday, November 12 at 6 pm
Would you pass the United States civics test for citizenship? Test your knowledge of civics for a chance to win the grand prize on Monday, November 12 at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided. Join or bring a team, teams should be no more than 5 people per team.
Election Day Wrap Up
Tuesday, November 20 at 6 pm
Join local historian Tom Henry for a break down of the 2018 midterm election results. What were voters thinking about? What affected turn out? Was there anything really new? What does it potentially mean for 2020? Discuss these questions and learn a brief history of midterm elections to see where this one fits among general and recent trends.
Civics Community Read
Monday, November 26 at 6 pm
Join us at the library for a discussion of Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner’s What Unites Us on Monday,November 26 at 6 pm. Copies of the book will be available for pick up at the main desk or can be ordered through interlibrary loan. Supplies are limited, so please register at 252-2571 or stop by the main desk to sign up.
Blurring the Lines: Creating Graphic Novels
Thursday, November 1 at 4 pm
Get a behind-the-scenes look into the world of graphic novels with pop culture and marketing expert Ed Catto. Catto will discuss his creative process, marketing experience, and his work on the newly released The Lost Art of Kreigh Collins, Vol. 1: The Complete Mitzi McCoy and The Adventures of Captain Graves by Thomas McNulty.
Yoga at the library
Thursday, November 8 at 3 pm
Thursday, November 15 at 3 pm
Thursday, November 29 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
Technology Health and Fitness
Thursday, November 7 at 3:30 pm
Thursday, November 19 at 3:30 pm
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. Get hands-on experience using apps like My Fitness Pal. 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.
SCORE Business Counseling
Thursday, November 8 at 12:30 pm
Auburn SCORE provides free and confidential walk-in counseling to help entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses.
Finding a Voice:
Female Creativity and Expression in Literature
Session 4: Tuesday, November 13, 4 to 5:30 pm
Sessions 5 & 6 will run in 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.
Uncovering the Past: Writing Historical Fiction
Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm
Sheila Myers will speak about sleuthing on the lives of the infamous Durants from New York and the Adirondacks while writing a trilogy about the family. Through her research, visits to libraries, museums, and courthouses, Myers uncovered previously unknown facts about the Durants, revising the biographies of the family members. She will also explain how her use of social media led her to scrapbooks and other material from the attics and garages of people throughout the U.S. with connections to the Durants.
Crafternoon Card Party
Wednesday, November 28 at 12 pm
Join fellow crafters for an afternoon card party! Create beautiful winter-themed cards, featuring a shimmering snowman or a glistening snow globe shaker. This craft is perfect for beginner and advanced crafters. All supplies will be provided.
Carriage Houses of Auburn
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.
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
All the Single Ladies
These independant women may inspire or intrigue you. Check out these great reads about single women!