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.