Southworth Library News and Events


Get ready for a whole new look for our website coming this spring!

Upcoming events:

poetry of songCelebrate the Poetry of song with Austin MacRae!

Tuesday, April 21, 9:30 - 11:30 Jennie's Book Club welcomes Austin back for another look at the Poetry of Song. Bring a song to share if you like and share in Austin's writing and composing process - all are welcome!

These programs are made possible by a generous grant from the Poets&Writers Foundation

teddy bear picnicSaturday, April 18 at 1 p.m.-

Come for the Teddy Bear picnic

- stories, activities and fun! The Teddy Bear doctors will be in to mend your favorite stuffy as well.


Free Writing Workshop Series to start April 15 :

Writing Our Life Stories with Gigi Marks
Three sessions on Wednesdays April 15, 29 and May 6  from 3:00 -4:30 pm

Participants are invited to come to one, two or all three sessions. Contact the library to sign up for more information (or download here)

The 3 workshops sessions will focus on different aspects of writing YOUR story.
April 15: Session One—A Workshop on Creating Memoir from Our Life Stories  This session is designed to offer guidance to both the new and experienced writer in shaping individual life stories into a larger work, laying out form and content for a memoir.

April 29: Session Two—A Workshop for Writing Together This session is designed to offer guidance to both the new and experienced writer in a writing-focused setting, where particular elements of voice and craft are emphasized.

May 6: Session 3—A Writers’ Workshop This session invites the writers who have done some writing in one or both of the past workshops to share writings that they have already written, and then to plan for future writings

Gigi Marks is a renowned poet, with more than 20 years experience teaching writing. Her own writing is notable as being "sincere, spiritually pure, and immediately comprehensible" and full of a life that "emerges, cleanly and subtly, from poems that grow deeper as they're re-read" --Publishers Weekly. Gigi Marks lives in Ithaca, New York. The Life Stories Workshops are funded in with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York legislature and the Finger Lakes Library System Outreach Mini-Grant Program

Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m. World War One: Adult Reading & Discussion Group: In the Trenches - Join Prof. Flaten (History & Political Science TC3) for a discussion of wW1 and the impact we still feel today. All are welcome to participate- call or email for more info

Our Self-paced Computer Training Sessions will begin on April 13

Sessions with one-on-one tutors will be on Monday nights from 5 -7 or Thursday mornings from 11- 1 starting the week of April 13. Do you or someone you know need to learn more about how to navigate the world of computers? This training is for you! Call the library to schedule your session!

  • Regular storytimes every Wednesday and Friday at 10 am - check the calendar or kids page for details

babyreadCuddle-Up storytime for infants, toddlers and their caregivers- Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. (No Cuddleup on 12/17,26 and 31)

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 download audio bookseasy - a click or two away

NOOK users: Visual tutorial and Printable file

Kindle users: User's guide, General instructions from Amazon , Printable file

Need help with digital downloads? Not sure how to proceed? Get HELP here for more information and a list of devices here and a link to all device help with thanks to the TCPL library- check here



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!


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.


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