Southworth Library News and Events
Our mission is to serve the greater Dryden area as an educational and cultural center which provides free printed, electronic and audiovisual resources for the general public to inform, enlighten and entertain.
Upcoming Programs and activities:
Celebrate Native American Heritage month this November with a number of exciting programs at the library-
Saturday November 1 @ 1 pm- Crispin Delgado
Join local artist, musician and Native expert for folklore and a demonstration with his unique handmade musical instruments. Free and open to all.Sponsored in part by the Rosen Library fund of the Community F0undation of Tompkins County
Saturday, November 15 @ 2 pm- Joseph Bruchac
National award winning author and storyteller will be at the library for a unique program. All are welcome. The first 30 families will receive a free copy of his beautiful book: The Girl Who Helped Thunder.
Can't make it on Saturday? Be sure to check out his presentation at the Groton Public Library, the Powers Library in Moravia, and the Cortland Library. Only one copy of the book will be available per family however.This event is sponsored through another generous grant from the Rosen Library Fund.
Thursday, November 20 @ 7pm Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner presents "The Iroquios (Haudenosaunee) Influence on Women's Rights"
Join Dr. Wagner for a unique look at the beginnings of women's rights.History becomes as fresh as today's headlines when veteran women's studies professor Wagner takes the stage for the unexpected story of friendship and influence of the first nation people on our own.
this presentation is sponsored through the New York COuncil for the Humanities Speakers for the Humanities program
November School Break activities:
Monday, November 10 @ 2 pm LEGO Challenge- more building fun for all
Tuesday, November 11 @ 2 pm- Paws to Read with Cornell Canine Companions
Friday November 14 from 5 -7 - Gaming Unplugged for teens grade 5 and up- Board games, card games & Pizza
Jennie's Book Club: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich Tuesday, November 18 @9:30 am. Join us for great discussion and conversation.
Regular storytimes every Wednesday and Friday at 10 am
Join us for our preschool storytime Fridays at 10 a.m.- Give your child the gift of reading!
See the kid's page for more information.
E-book users! Audiobooks on your iPhone! You can download titles from Overdrive now for almost any device! It is SO easy - a click or two away
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
WE NEED YOU! We are looking for readers in our Traveling Books program to day care facilities, and for in-house library functions- get an application form here or at the library and talk to us about becoming part of the library team! Can't come regularly? Ask about the "adopt a shelf" program and do it at your convenience.
NEED A LIBRARY CARD? Fill out this application form and bring it in along with identification and something with your current address. We look forward to serving you!
Can't find a book or other item you want? Be sure to let us know and we would be happy to help get it in your hands!
WE REGRET TO INFORM THAT WE WILL BE UNABLE TO DO OUR FALL BOOKSALE THIS YEAR. PLEASE COME INTO THE LIBRARY AND CHECK OUT THE SILENT BOOK SALE - $1 books all year long-The Southworth Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of January, April, July and October at 7 pm at the library. Let us know if you would like to attend or have issues to address.