Adult & Research

While we are closed, we are offering some great programs virtually! Check them out below, click on the name of the program for  registration/attendance information. 

Weekly Trivia Challenge: Join us weekly for a fun trivia challenge! This week’s trivia subject is American History! Enter by Tuesday, May 26 using the game pin 07460471 

Savvy Sightseer’s Virtual Vacation: Austria: For many Americans, the Sound of Music was our first introduction to Austria and especially the starring city of Salzburg. There is so much more to this country than its association with a Hollywood production. It was Marie Antoinette’s childhood playground and home base for the rulers of most of central Europe, the Hapsburgs and the Holy Roman Empire. Seventeenth century carillon chimes, trick fountains, imperial jewels and Roman ruins – so much packed int one country. Register by emailing jsalvatore@sctylib.org with the subject “Austria” between Saturday, May 23 – Friday, May 29.  You will receive a link within 24-hours allowing you to view this 30-minute travelogue at your convenience!

Edward Hopper Lighthouse Drawing: Relax into a little summer imagery as you follow Doris Benter’s instruction in this 42-minute guided drawing of an Edward Hopper painting using color pencils. Email jsalvatore@sctylib.org with the subject “Lighthouse” to receive the link to this pre-recorded program, available for you to view at your own convenience, pause and rewatch as needed to learn at your own pace.    

Digital Books and Virtual Bagels: Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. 
Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renée Lavoie tells the hysterically funny and ultimately touching tale of forty-eight year old Diane whose husband leaves her and is having an affair because, he says, she bores him.  All the details are up for scrutiny in this tender, brisk story of the path to recovery. Autopsy of a Boring Wife is a wonderfully fresh and engaging novel of the pitfalls and missteps of an apparently “boring” life that could be any of ours. Download the ebook or audiobook from hoopladigital.com and email jsalvatore@sctylib.org with the subject “Book Discussion” to register or with any questions should you need assistance.

Parking Lot Wi-Fi: The library is pleased to announce that we have expanded our WiFi access throughout the library parking lot. If you or someone you know is in need of internet access, come by anytime. There is no password, just connect to our network and agree to the wireless policy. We expect all users (whether by car, bike or on foot) to follow social distancing protocols at all times or we will be unable to continue the service. If you experience any difficulties, please contact us via email, chat or phone.

Seed Library: We’re excited to share that our Seed Library is still open! Since you can’t come to the library and pick up your seeds, we’re sending the seeds to you. E-mail us at seeds@sctylib.org with your name, address, library card and a list of seeds you’d prefer and we’ll mail them to your home. There’s a limit of 5 per month and we ask that you understand that you may not get the seeds you requested as quantities and varieties are limited. It’s a great time to get out and garden and we’re happy to help

Resume & Cover Letter Assistance: We’re pleased to offer free resume and cover letter assistance during this time! Fill out the form, attach your resume and/or cover letter and our newsletter editor will review it, proofread it and email you with any suggestions for how it can be improved. We know when this pause is over, many will be looking for work and we hope this service will help you land back on your feet!

New Digital Resource: Creativebug: We’re excited to share that you now have access to Creativebug, a collection of thousands of arts and crafts videos! You’ll find videos for fiber crafts such as knitting and crocheting (complete with downloadable pdf instructions), painting, paper crafts, jewelry, kids projects (like galaxy slime and astro origami) and so much more! 

Reading Suggestions for Libby and Hoopla: Our librarians are recommending some fantastic books to read digitally from home while the library is closed. Check them out!

Check out all of our downloadable apps for free e-books, audio-books, shows, movies, music and more!

New Programs
New Seed Library
New Reader's Corner
New Careers