Sunday, January 20, 2019

Cabin Fever Writing Month Kicks off Jan. 30

Winter is the perfect time for writing – but even writers get cabin fever. So Candor Free Library is opening its doors to scribblers and scribes of all genres on Wednesdays in February for “Cabin Fever Writing Month”. Call it CaFeWriMo for short. The idea is to join other writers while working on your novel, short story, poems, or children’s books. Bring your coffee, your laptop, your pencils and spiral-bound notebooks. Chocolate will be provided.

CaFeWriMo kicks off on Wednesday, January 30 at 2 p.m. with local authors and some of the Write Now writers. Of course, writers are welcome to hang out and write at the library any time it’s open. But during February, the back table will be reserved for CaFeWriMo writers at these times:
Wed. Feb 6  from 6-8 p.m.
Wed. Feb 13 from noon-2 p.m.
Wed. Feb 20 from 6-8 p.m.
Wed. Feb 27 from noon-2 p.m.

If the weather is bad, we won’t meet. For more information, contact Carol Henry at 607-659-7661 or

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Artful Sundays @ the Library

Due to impending storm, there will be NO ArtSplash on Sunday Jan. 20th. The class will happen on Feb. 17th instead - project is mosaics.

There will be two opportunities for indulging your inner artist this month.

If you're looking to splash paint on canvas, then come down and Paint with Sandy.
Sunday, January 13 from 1-4 pm. Please call library to register.

On Sunday, January 20 you can jump into ArtSplash! with Johanna from 1-3 pm. This month's project is a mosaic. Free; class limit is 15 - so call 659-7375 to register. Funding thanks to FLLS Outreach mini-grant.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Library gets grant to digitize archive of historic newspapers

Soon history buffs and genealogists will have a new research tool. Instead of scrolling through rolls of microfilm, historical researchers will soon be able to access Candor Free Library’s newspaper archive online. That's because the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) awarded a $5005 Technology and Digitization Grant to the Candor Library to cover costs of digitizing town and county newspapers currently archived on microfilm. The goal is to digitize some 32,300 pages from newspapers including the Candor Courier (1899-1966), the Owego Gazette (1966-1967), and the Tioga County Courier Gazette (1967-1970).

The scanning will be outsourced to the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN). Once put into digital format, the newspapers will be added to New York State Historic Newspapers and made freely available to the public at their website Head on over and check it out; you can search old papers for names, places, and dates.

SCRLC’s Technology and Digitization Grants are funded as part of the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program.