Adults

  • Jennie’s Book Club:  Meets each month on the third Tuesday at 9:30 am for coffee and refreshments with book discussion following. Books are available for the club through the library system. Contact the library to get on the list. Check here for a list of some of the books we have read: Book Club Titles
  • Adult Evening Programs:  The adult programs generally occur on the third Thursday evening. We have hosted several Reading & Discussion series on a wide range of topics including history, science, literature,  and current events as well as performers. lectures and human interest. . Check the calendar for information about our current events and programs.
  • First Tuesdays Knit (Etc.) Night: The first Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 pm.  An informal gathering of crafters willing to share their knowledge, experience and funny stories.
  • Computer Training or Tech Time:
    • On select Thursdays, technology assistance is available by appointment only.  We can help you with eReaders & eBooks, basic iPad/iPhone, Microsoft Word/Excel, basic computer skills, basic Internet, digital photos, and social networking.  *Registration required
    • Meet one on one with a tutor to learn the basics of Windows based computing.  Lesson topics cover Introduction to Windows and File Management; Basics of the Internet; Introduction to Communications; and Introduction to Microsoft Word.
  • Mah Jongg: Come learn to play this Imperial Chinese game of skill, strategy and calculation.  Meets on selected  Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.  Contact the library for more information.
  • Rural Voices on the Path to Women’s Rights – April 2017
    • In recognition of the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State in 2017, the Southworth Library will open a unique exhibition called “Rural Voices on the Path to Women’s Rights”.  It is a collection of some of the history of suffrage and notable women in the rural communities in parts of Tompkins County taken from the time of the landmark vote.  The exhibit, which will travel to each of the rural libraries in Tompkins County, consists of 9 panels that explore daily life for women in rural areas, the pro and anti-suffrage sentiment and notable stories of women in each area.Historians and librarians from the towns of Dryden, Groton, Lansing, Newfield and Trumansburg gathered the stories they felt typified the women of their area.  
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  • Pushing the Limits: Weather and Climate – Summer and Autumn 2017
    • Pushing the Limits is a free library hosted reading, viewing and discussion program for adults facilitated by Mark Wysocki, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Atmospheric Science and State Climatologist for New York State. Each month focuses on a different aspect of climate resiliency and impact with a book discussion, human interest video and conversation.
    • AUGUST 10 • 7 PM:Introduction: What is Climate Anyway? with Mark Wysocki
    • Sept 14 • 7 pm: Focus on Change  BOOK DISCUSSION ON  “ Weather Makers” by Tim Flannery
    • October 12 • 7 pm: Focus on Community BOOK DISCUSSION ON “Isaac’s Storm” by Erik Larson
    • November 9 • 7 pm: Focus on Strategy BOOK DISCUSSION ON “Heat” by Bill Streever

      Books will be distributed at the introductory meeting for the various programs. Participants are encouraged to participate in all of the sessions but are welcome to come to any or all.