Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

August 2014 Newsletter

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/calendar.htm

CCLD at Twin Tiers Comic Con


Page One Entertainment is pleased to announce that the first annual Twin Tiers Comic Con will take place at the First Arena in Elmira, NY on August 16th and 17th, 2014. The annual event, formerly known as Hero Bot Con, is sponsored by Heroes Comic Shop and Sound Go Round. Twin Tiers Comic Con is the Twin Tiers' largest Pop Culture and Comic Convention, featuring over 40 artists and writers, as well as celebrity Guest of Honor Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment. Chemung County Library District is the official non-profit partner of Twin Tiers Comic Con 2014 and will receive donations raised through fundraisers at the convention. Stop by the CCLD table to see our new 3D Printer and learn more about our upcoming Makerspace, launching in September.

Throughout the event, guests can attend question-and-answer panels hosted by comic and film industry professionals. There will be video game tournaments, a costume contest and film screenings. The convention will feature over a dozen vendors who will be selling comic books, video games, t-shirts and a variety of other merchandise.

Children 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets are available at the First Arena box office or from www.firstarena.com and www.twintierscomiccon.com.

Technology Training

Tech Training Lab

We will continue to offer technology training this month at the Steele Memorial Library. Here is the upcoming class schedule; click on the link for class details and requirements:

Three part Microsoft Word series:

Part 1: Wednesday, August 6th, 1pm - Introduction and Basic word processing.

Part 2: Wednesday, August 13th, 1pm - Margins, Indent, Bulleted Lists, Tables.

Part 3: Wednesday, August 20th, 1pm - Headers & Footers and Questions & Answers then Review.

Three part video game design series:

Video Game design will utilize programs that will allow the user to flex their imagination in a digital world. The course will go over the basics of the programs and allow time for the participants to plan, explore, and create video games.

Part 1: Monday, August 18th, 6pm

Part 2: Wednesday, August 20th, 6pm

Part 3: Monday, August 25th, 6pm

There will be $10 fee per session (or $25 for all three) for the video game design series, due at time or registration. This class is geared towards individuals aged 10-16.

**Space is limited for these classes so registration will be required. Please call 733-9175 to sign up.**

New additions to our Digital Yearbook Collection

We are happy to write that we recently uploaded the 1939 Yearbooks from EFA and Elmira Southside. Our collection can be viewed here: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/yearbooks.htm

What is your opinion?

Did you attend any of our summer concerts? If not, tell us why, if so, tell us what you thought. Help us out by taking our two question survey.

Big Flats

Moreland the Magician

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the summer reading club.  It's more than half over,  the turnout has been great and the programs  have been wonderful.  We have one more program featuring Moreland the Magician on August 5th, then the final party at Eldridge Park on August 13, for participants of the reading club.

Friday Night Movies

GremlinsFriday night movies are happening all of August, although they have been moved inside due to a licensing problem, but that means we don't have to worry about the weather and we can be in air conditioned comfort.  Bring your lawn chairs inside, bring your own snacks if you want, we will still have a great time watching the best movies of the '80s on our giant 12 foot screen!  See you there.


On August 5th Moreland the Magician will be performing at the Southport Parks. The show times are...

MorelandGoodwin Park at 9:15- 9:40,
Chapel Park 9:50- 10:15,
Draxler Park 10:20-10:45.

Moreland The Magician will also be performing at the Southside Community Center on August 12th at 2:00pm.

On August 16th stop by the Bookmobile between 11-3 at Strong Kids Safe Kids. There will be plenty of fun things to do like tattoos, games, prizes, and more. Anyone who mentions this newsletter article and knew about Moreland the Magician's show will receive a prize.

Steele Memorial

Edible Books Contest RESCHEDULED (All ages)

Edible Book ContestWe didn't receive enough applications for the edible book contest so we are rescheduling it, to give everyone more time to enter! Join us on Friday, August 22nd for the first CCLD Edible Books Contest!  Prizes will be awarded to the winners, voted on by the public.  There will be an amateur category, professional category, a youth category, and a library staff category.  If you are interested in entering the contest, applications are due by Friday, August 15th.  The only rule is that your entry must be edible and book related!  Click here to download the entry form.  Not interested in entering?  Stop by from 2-4pm on August 22nd to view, vote for, and taste the edible book entries.  There will be a $1 per person fee to vote and taste.  Viewing is free!
Visit our Pinterest board to get some edible book ideas:  http://www.pinterest.com/chemunglibs/edible-books/

This event is sponsored by the Friends of CCLD!

Adult Services

Stamp Carving 101

On Monday, August 4th at 6:30pm, learn how to hand carve your own stamps to use in letterboxing.  Carving a stamp is almost as easy as tracing around your hand.  Turtle Song and Eiryn will be showing you how to find your images, transfer the image and then carve it.  Registration is required:  (607)733-9173

End of Adult Summer Reading Club Party

John WaltonJoin us to celebrate the completion of the 2014 Adult Summer Reading Club with a party on Friday, August 22nd at 5:30, featuring stand-up comedian John Walton.   John Walton won the Wisecrackers Comedy Contest and NEPA Comedy Idol.  He is a regular at Mohegan Sun Casino in the Poconos and has performed in Las Vegas.  He will be performing at several comedy festivals this fall and has just been asked to do a small scene in an independent film.  Refreshments will be served.  Doors will open at 5:30, the comedy starts at 6:30pm.  This event is for adults only and is sponsored by the Friends of CCLD.

Teen Services

Teen Manga Club

Our Teen Manga Club will meet on Tuesday, August 5th at 3pm. Geek out on all things manga and anime. Get first chance at new manga. Try origami  with us this month!  View new anime episodes via Crunchyroll.

Teen Catching Fire & Divergent Party

Divergent / Catching Fire

On Wednesday, August 6th at 3pm, stop by for our Catching Fire/Divergent movie and pizza party. We will watch Divergent (unless the DVD release date changes), then we will watch Catching Fire. We'll eat Pizza no matter what!

iMatter Festival 2014

iMatter Fest is on Saturday, August 9th from 11am-10pm at Eldridge Park.  Stop by our teen library table at the scream music festival to get cool swag and  hook up with great library services for free (like Freegal: free music downloads with your library card!)

Video Game Design for Teens

This month we have a three part video game design series for teens (Mon 8/18; Wed. 8/20; Mon 8/25). $10 fee per session (or $25 for all three); pay at registration time. See the technology training article at the top of the newsletter for more details.

Youth Services

Girl and DinoDinosaur Duo

Summer Reading Club Fun continues with the Dinosaur Duo entertaining us on Thursday, August 7 at 3:00, with the show "Exploding Geoscience: The Great Extinction".

End of Summer Reading Club

All summer reading should be recorded by August 11 and make sure to stop by the Children's Desk for your invitation (provided you've been reading and recording) to our great ending party!

Story Times

Muppets Most WantedSummer story times for ages 2-5 will be held on Mondays, August 4, 11 and 18 at 10:30...join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun!

Family Movie

Our August family movie will be Disney's Muppets, Most Wanted on Tuesday, August 26 at 2:00. Join us for this funny, free PG movie. Snacks will be provided.


HH will no longer be taking materials donations for the Friends September book sale.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug 4, 3pm-4pm - children - Exploding Geoscience! Learn about the great extinction that wiped out all the dinosaurs!

Wednesday, Aug 6, 6pm-7pm - adults - Literary Elements Book Soiree! Come and talk about your favorite, with fellow book lovers! Enjoy some coffee and refreshments!

Monday, Aug 11, 5pm-8pm - teens - Teen Summer Reading Club Pizza and a Movie Party!


The HH library will be closing for renovations, mid to late August. Give us a call for more details. 739-4581

Van Etten

If you are a teen (ages 12-18) and love pizza, movies, and prizes, join us at the Van Etten Library on August 6th from 3-6pm for our Teen End of Summer Reading Club Pizza and Movie Party!  Enter our drawing for a chance to win a great Summer Reading Club prize!  Registration is required; please call 589-4755 (ext 3) or stop in to sign up.

West Elmira

Moreland the MagicianMoreland the Magician

Moreland the Magician will be the featured performer for the final meeting of the West Elmira Library Summer Reading Club.  His “Fizz, Boom, Read Magic Show” will be Tuesday, August 5th at 2 PM.

End of Summer Reading Club

West Elmira staff looks forward to seeing every child who participated in the Summer Reading at Eldridge Park on Wednesday, August 13th for the Summer Reading Club Party from 2 to 4 PM. You have done a great job reading and recording your time.  Now it’s time for your reward!

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/calendar.htm

In This Issue

Twin Tiers Comic Con

Technology Training

Digital Yearbooks

What is your opinion?

This month at...

Big Flats


Steele Memorial




Van Etten

West Elmira

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