Fun Distraction: Hummingbirds

Images of hummingbirds

Did you know you can get a hummingbird to eat from your hand?

Here is a video from The Dodo of someone who trained a neighborhood hummingbird to eat from a handheld feeder …
… He named his friend the hummingbird Hector because he eats nectar.

For more about hummingbirds, here is a video from National Geographic Wild …

For gorgeous hummingbird photographs check out Hummingbird Spot on Instagram …

There are so many different varieties of hummingbirds!


Fun Distraction: Eurovision Song Contest

Image of the Eurovision 2021 Logo and winners from Italy

39 countries take part at the Eurovision Song Contest each year and holds its finale in May. Watch a 13:59 min video of the Official Recap of all 39 songs of the 2021 contest.

If you want to know more about the Eurovision Song Contest check out the website …

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For a fun parody movie about the Eurovision Song Contest look for Will Ferrel in …

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga


ONESearch Unavailable From 9pm Sat. 5/29 to 9pm Sun. 5/30

ONESearch will be unavailable from Saturday 5/29 at 9pm EDT through 5/30 at 9pm EDT (times are approximate) due to vendor server maintenance. The suggested workaround during this time is to use the Databases A-Z list available on the Library tab in MyRedDragon.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or concerns please contact The Help Center (THC) at 607-753-2500.

You can always check the status of any service at…

Fun Distraction: Bees

Image of a bee representing World Bee Day May 20th

May 20th was World Bee Day!
So let’s enjoy learning a bit more about bees.

About World Bee Day:
The UN –
Video from Bees R‘ Funny –

TikTok Video from Texas Beeworks –

About Bee Keeping:
Texas Beeworks Series: What is’t Like to Be A Bee Keeper –

Texas Beeworks on …
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Fun Distraction: NYup

Images of various sites located in Upstate New York

Discover beautiful destinations in Upstate New York with NYup.

Beautiful photographs of Upstate New York’s natural treasures – NYup on Instragram:

Must see waterfalls in Upstate New York – breathtaking, stunning, and majestic:

Tree Houses – sleep in the trees with these magical Upsate New York tree houses:

Upstate New York’s Historic Forts – few things capture the spirit of the early American frontier as the iconic forts of Upstate New York:

Unique roadside attractions of Upstate New York: wild and wonderful … and just a little bit weird, favorite odd spots to see:

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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Changes Happening this Summer

Interlibrary Loan from SUNY Cortland announcing ILLiad Changes

ILLiad Changes Happening this Summer
During the week of May 17th, Memorial Library plans to implement access to ILLiad via EZproxy which will allow users to automatically log in to ILLiad using their myRedDragon credentials and not create new usernames/passwords for ILLiad. Access to ILLiad will be intermittent on May 17th.

Why are we making this change?
We hope that our adoption of the myRedDragon logon will make it easier for you to successfully access your ILLiad account. Your interlibrary loan history remains available and is unaffected by this revision to your username.

The advantage of this is that patrons will use their myRedDragon usernames and passwords for ILLiad, E-mail, Blackboard, etc.

What will users see that’s different?
• If you are already logged in to myRedDragon, and your username/password are the same as your myRedDragon credentials, it will pass that information through to ILLiad and you will not be asked to login again.
• If you are not logged in to myRedDragon, you will be asked to login using the same login screen that you use for myRedDragon.
• New users will still have to enter everything but the username and password.
• Links to ILLiad will be updated on Monday and Tuesday, but will redirect the users until those changes take effect. If you have ILLiad bookmarked, you should update your bookmarks.
• Later this summer, we will turn on a feature which will require users to verify their contact information on an annual basis.

What if my username and password don’t match myRedDragon username and password?
Please contact the ILL department at to set up your new username and password. User history will not be lost in this case.

What if I have problems using ILLiad?
The Firefox browser is recommended as it allows the credentials to pass properly, whereas Chrome, Edge and Safari are not always as successful. Note that browsers update frequently, and this is always subject to change.

If you have questions, concerns or issues with ILLiad, including your username and password, please report them using the Interlibrary Loan Issues form

Memorial Library Summer 2021 Hours

The Hours for Memorial Library for Summer 2021 are as follows:

Pre-Summer Session
May 17-May 18
Monday – Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summer Session 1
May 19-June 23*
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED
*Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) CLOSED
*Friday, June 18 (Juneteenth (Observed)) CLOSED

Inter-Summer Session
June 24-27
Thursday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Summer Session 2*
June 28 -Aug 2
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED
*Monday, July 5 (Independence Day (Observed)) CLOSED

Post-Summer Session
Aug 3-Aug 27
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Hours are subject to change.

PAWS for Stress Relief Guide

Image of a very green park as seen through a tunnel with text reading "Stuck inside studying? Take a hike! Get up and get out... PAWS for Stress Relief has many ideas for hikes and walks nearby!"

𝔻𝕠 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕝𝕤 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕤𝕥𝕦𝕔𝕜 𝕚𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖 𝕤𝕥𝕦𝕕𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘?
Take a hike! Get up and get out … the PAWS for Stress Relief Guide has many ideas for hikes and walks nearby!

Check it out

CLICK ON THE TAB: “Get Offline & Outside”
… for hiking, walking, biking, and all kinds of ideas for places to go in the area to get outside and take a break.


Fun Distraction: NASAs View of Earth, as Music

Image of the Earth from space with text reading "Listen to NASA's view of Earth as music"

Discover: NASAs View of Earth, as Music

Discover what NASA’s Earth data sounds like when it’s turned into music. With each passing Earth Day, the drums get louder. Every sound and instrument tell a story.

The higher the pitch of the music, the more data collected from NASA Earth science missions. The guitar represents the mission launches. The orchestra is split up based on the field of each mission:

Strings = Atmosphere
High Woodwinds = Geosphere
Low Woodwinds = Hydrosphere
High Brass = Cryosphere
Low Brass = Biosphere

Check out more on …
NASA’s Curious Universe Podcast:

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