Discover Summer @ Seymour Library

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Imagine with Seymour Library

This year’s Discover Summer series has gone virtual, and we are inviting all ages to “Imagine” with us July 6 through August 1!  We will be offering weekly storytimes online hosted by library staff and special guests, a virtual writers group, a family friendly speaker series, Take and Make kits, book giveaways (registration now closed for kits and giveaways), and of course our StoryWalk at Hoopes Park. For updates and more information, continue to check our website, Facebook page or email Miss Jill at

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Auburn: A History of Imagining

A family friendly speaker series focused on locals who created, invented, reformed, and imagined.  

July 13: Theodore Case: Inventor

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Take a virtual tour of the Case Research Lab with Geoffrey Starks, Development and Outreach Director for the Cayuga Museum of History and Art. Explore the lab where Theodore Case invented sound on film! The virtual tour will be released on the library’s Facebook page on Monday, July 13 at 11 am and is available to view below.

To further explore the Cayuga Museum of History and Art and learn about their programs, and exhibits, visit their website at or their Facebook at

Theodore Case: Inventor

July 27: Seward Family Road Trip:  William and Fanny Seward’s 1860 Cross Country Campaign

On May 18th, surrounded by his friends and family in Auburn, NY, William H. Seward learned that he had been upset by Abraham Lincoln for the Republican Presidential nomination. The defeat was both a stunning upset and a blow to the experienced statesman; however, realizing what was at stake, within two months Seward was embarking on a cross country campaign rallying the newly formed Republican party behind the man who had beaten him… but he wasn’t alone. By his side was his teenage daughter, Fanny, an aspiring author who kept a series of journals and notebooks describing the campaign. 

Seward House Museum education and outreach coordinator, Zachary Finn, will discuss Seward and Fanny’s experiences, what they saw, and the implications of the campaign during this virtual presentation. The video will be released on the library’s Facebook page on Monday, July 27 at 11 am and will be available to view below. 

To further explore the Seward House Museum and learn about their collection, lectures, and events, visit their website at or their Facebook at  

Seward Family Road Trip:  William and Fanny Seward’s 1860 Cross Country Campaign
Virtual Writers’ Roundtable
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Love to write? Looking to get feedback on your work or spark creativity on a current project?  Check out Seymour Library’s Virtual Writers’ Roundtable. Join us online via Zoom, on Saturday, July 11 and 25 at 11 am. Registration is required.  Email to register and receive the Zoom meeting information. Please register the Thursday before the scheduled session. For adults. 

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Storytimes Online

“Imagine” Storytime Online will be presented by library staff on Tuesdays (7/7, 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28) at 11am. Storytimes will be posted to our Facebook page and available here! No registration is needed, simply check out the pre-recorded videos anytime! 

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Take a walk and read a story at the same time! The StoryWalkⓇ is returning to Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., this summer. Follow the path through the park and read pages from a book on each stake along the way. Opening mid July, with new books installed throughout the summer. Please remember to maintain social distancing while enjoying the StoryWalkⓇ.   

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