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April 2016 Newsletter

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week

National Library Week will be observed April 10 - April 16 with the theme "Libraries Transform."

Every CCLD library will be celebrating by offering special events. Any library patron checking out materials between Monday, April 11th and Saturday, April 16th will be entered into a drawing to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8").

Galaxy Tab AFirst sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Award-winning graphic novelist, Gene Luen Yang, will serve as Honorary Chair. For more information visit http://bit.ly/1gUe48B.

2016 CCLD Maker Expo - May 21, 11am-3pm

Come enjoy a day of fun and learning at our 3rd annual CCLD Maker Expo! Be inspired! We have something for all ages! We will be posting details about our 2nd annual Power Tool Drag Race event, taking place at this year's Maker Expo, on our website so stay tuned! We are planning to hold several workshops to assist people with building their own racer for the event. Workshops will be held at Steele Memorial Library on the following dates.

April 14th, 6:00-8:00pm
April 16th, 1:00-3:00pm
April 23rd, 11:00-1:00pm
May 14th, 1:00-3:00pm

Call (607)733-9175 for details and registration.

Technology Training at CCLD Libraries

Tech Training Lab

All classes are free and registration is required. To register for Steele classes call 733-9175; for Horseheads classes call 739-4581; for Van Etten classes call 589-4755 x3. All Steele classes take place in the Technology Training Lab.

Click the links for full class descriptions:

April 13th, 1-3pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

April 13th, 6-7pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

April 19th, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

April 19th, 6-7pm - Introduction to Audio Editing (Steele)

April 20th, 1-3pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

April 20th, 5:30-6:30pm - Intro to 3D Modeling (Steele)

April 25th, 2-5pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

April 25th, 5:30-6:30pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

April 26th, 1-3pm - Facebook for Beginners (Steele)

April 26th, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

Digital Media Lab Certification Classes at Steele

Become certified to use the Digital Media Lab - Learn how to record a video, edit the video and use a green screen to add background effects. If you need a different class time, let us know. You must have a parent present if you are under 16. Once you have completed the certification class, you can use the Digital Media Lab at Steele independently.

Friday, 4/8, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Tuesday, 4/12, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday, 4/22, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Tech Tutoring

Steele - Mondays, by appointment, limited to 2 students per session.

Horseheads - Tuesdays, 7:00-7:45pm - Informal Q&A sessions, limited to 2 students per session.

Tinker Lab @ Steele

BulbasaurStop by the Tinker Lab to take a class or use the lab equipment independently anytime the lab is open. All month long we will be running a LittleBits program with a new featured project each week for you to create while learning about circuits. While you're here, pick up the free 3D print of the month, a Bulbasaur mini-planter (one free print per person).

Spring Tinker Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday: 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Click the links for full class descriptions:

April 7th, 5-7pm - Cricut Craft Class: Pinwheels

April 14th, 6:30-8pm - Introduction to Sewing

April 21st, 5-7pm - Cricut Craft Class: Pinwheels

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

Drawing Three DimensionallyThis month there is a special Drawing Three Dimensionally art workshop with artist Wynn Yarrow on 4/20, 6:30pm. This activity is made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Call (607)733-9173 to register.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April 7th, 12pm - Standout Subject Lines (Marketing)

April 8th & 29th, 3:30pm - The Artist's Way

April 8th, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

April 12th, 5:30pm - Diagnosis of Dementia & Clinical Care

April 13th, 6pm - "Fan Infinity" Adult Fandom Club

April 15th, 3:30pm - Compassionate Communication

April 18th, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters (Genealogy)

April 18th, 6pm - Game Design Workshop (Board/Card)

April 20th, 6:30pm - Drawing Three Dimensionally

April 21st, 2pm - Introduction to Genealogy

April 23rd, 2:30pm - Women Soldiers in the Civil War

April 29th, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film

Weekly Groups

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club
Thursdays, 9-11am - Craft Club

Coming up in early May at the Steele Library

CCLD's 5th Annual Chess Challenge, Saturday, May 7th, 8:30-4:30. The event is open to all ages and is sponsored by CCLD, Chemung Canal Trust Company and Wegmans.

Recovery Stories Dinner, Thursday, May 5th, 4:30-6:30. Members of the community will gather at the Steele Memorial Library to share dinner and stories of personal recovery. This Mental Health Month event is a collaboration of CCLD, the Elmira Psychiatric Center, and the Social Connection. Call 733-9173 to register.

National Poetry MonthTeen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Poem in Your Pocket Hunt:  In honor of National Poetry Month, throughout April, find the poems hidden in Steele Library's first floor Young Adult section and win CANDY.  Also, make your own poems with our magnetic poetry display. (Ages 12-18).

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April 9th, 1pm - Saturday Teen Stress Relief

April 11th & 25th, 6:30pm - Teen Writer's Group

April 12th, 6pm - Teen Hangout Night

April 26th, 6pm - Teen Fandom Night

April 28th, 6pm - Teen Movie - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Youth Events @ Steele

Worm RaceWe have the following fun, free events planned for kids and families in April. Check out these offerings for National Library Week (April 11-16) and School Break Week (April 25-30). On April 27th, all day long kids can get a bookmark to color and keep!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April 6th, 4:00pm - Maker Club (egg drop project)

April 13th, 3:30pm - Lego Club for ages 5+

April 14th, 3:30pm - Book and Cookie Club for ages 5+

April 16th, 11:00am - Bubblemania Show!

April 25th, 3:00pm - Great Worm Race for ages 4+

April 28th, 2:00pm - No School Movie Day, Showing of the PG movie, Goosebumps.

Weekly Storytimes

Tuesdays, 10:30 am - Read, Rhyme and Romp Time for Ages 2 and Under

Fridays, 10:30 am - Preschool Storytime for Ages 2+

Star WarsBig Flats

Join the Big Flats Library on April 5th at 6pm as we proudly present STAR WARS: The Force Awakens. See the latest installment in the Star Wars movies in a great atmosphere on our giant 12 foot screen. We will be serving the best popcorn too! We hope to see you here for this epic event.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April 5, 6pm - Movie Night - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 12th, 6pm - Mother/Daughter Craft Night

April 19th, 6pm - Movie Night - Norm of the North

Recurring Programs

Wednesdays, 10:30-11am - Toddler Storytime
Thursdays, 2-3pm - Homeschool with Miss Becky


National Bookmobile Day

National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday, April 13, 2016) celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the essential service that they provide to communities. Stop in the Bookmobile on National Bookmobile day at one of our stops or at Steele Memorial parking lot from 4-5pm for special treats and prizes.

RoomOur book club meets the first Friday of the month at our Bulkhead location at 1:30pm; this month's meeting is on April 1st Please join us and be a part of the book discussion for All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This month we are reading Room by Emma Donoghue to be discussed at May's meeting.


Adult Events @ Horseheads

We are excited to see the return of our Aromatherapy class series, this time about herbal bath soaks! Look for another class coming up in May! Our special 3 part jewelry-making program which began in March continues through April and May! If you missed the first class, there’s still time to sign up for the second class! Last, come and browse our new seeds that are arriving in our seed library!


Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April  5th, 6:00pm - Creative Coloring Club for adults

April 13th, 6:00pm - Producing Healthy Transplants

April 23rd, 1:00pm - Aromatherapy: Herbal Bath Soaks

April 26th, 6:00pm - Part 2 of our 3-Part Jewelry Making Series: Create a Spirit Charm Pendant!

Win the chance to plant a garden at Horseheads

GardeningHave you always wanted to have a garden but just don’t have the space? Check out some seeds from the Horseheads Library seed lending library and become eligible to enter a drawing to win the chance to plant a garden  behind the Horseheads Library with those very seeds! (Only patrons who check out seeds from the Horseheads Seed Lending Library will be eligible). The garden must be planted only with the seeds from the library. The drawing will take place on Earth Day, April 22, 2016.

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Shrinky DinkThis month at Horseheads Free Library we are celebrating National Library Week:  Libraries Transform!  Come to the library to watch as our baby caterpillars grow, form a chrysalis, and then emerge transformed into butterflies!  In honor of National Library week we will also be transforming plastic containers into shrink dinks on Monday April 11th.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April 5th, 3:00pm - Lego Club

April 11th, 6:00pm - Shrinky Dink Crafts

April 13th, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit (with SPCA cats)

April 18th, 6:00pm - Seed Bomb Craft for Earth Day

April 19th, 3:00pm - Lego Club

April 27th, 2:00pm - No School Movie Matinee - Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Weekly Groups

Tuesdays, 10:30am - Preschool Story Time
Thursdays, 10:30am - Toddler Story Time
Saturdays,10:30am - Family Story Time (April and May)

Van Etten

Good DinosaurDon’t forget to visit your local library and Celebrate National Library Week, April 10th-16th, 2016!  We'll be having a visit from Tanglewood Nature Center that week!  Who will visit?  An Owl?  A groundhog? A snake? Please join us and learn about these animals and their habitats.  Later in the month we will be celebrating Earth Day with a soda bottle terrarium project.  Recycle a plastic soda bottle into a terrarium planter!!  Please register by calling 589-4755, ext. 3.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April 6th, 3:30pm - After School Movie: The Good Dinosaur

April 13th, 4:00pm - A visit from Tanglewood Nature Center

April 22th, 3:30pm - Celebrate Earth Day

1st & 3rd Fridays, 11:00am - Family Story Time

West Elmira

This month we are showing The Peanuts Movie and making a comic magnet for our family fun nights. Tween makers will be making bandana bracelets and Adult makers will be making their own Vapo-rub. Stop by and check out our Adult Coloring group on the last Monday of each month.


Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

April 4th, 6:30pm - Adult Maker

April 11th, 6:30pm - Family Fun Night Movie

April 13th, 2:30pm - Transform into a Princess

April 14th, 3pm - Book Spine Poetry

April 18th, 6:30pm - Family Fun Night Craft

April 18th, 7pm - Young Adult Bookclub

Regularly Scheduled Programs

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group 
No Homeschool on April 27th

Thursdays, 10:30am - Story Time

Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Last Monday of every month, 5pm-8pm - Adult Coloring

3rd Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour

3rd Thursday of every month, 3pm - Adult Book Club

And more...

Poetry Family Read In

Poetry Read InJoin Friends of CCLD and Community Arts of Elmira Saturday, April 9, 10:30am-12pm for "Poetry Family Read In" with Jennifer Sekella at Community Arts of Elmira, 413 Lake Street, Elmira, NY!

This activity is made possible, in part, by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Elmira Button Collectors Club Showcase

Stop by the Steele Memorial Library this month to see a display of buttons and memorabilia from the Elmira Button Collectors Club. Seventy-five years ago, on February 26th, 1941, nine ladies met and formed the club. They were the first local club in the state and in fact preceded the New York State Button Society by 2 years. The National Button Society was formed in 1938. Collecting buttons is third after stamps and coins as a hobby. In the showcases at Steele Memorial Library are buttons and memorabilia from past and present members of the Elmira Button Collectors Club and contact numbers if you wish to learn more about the club. Enjoy!

2016 AARP Smart Driver Courses

The following courses take place at Steele Memorial Library. Call 733-2788 to register ($20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members). Please bring your driver's license.

April 4 & 5 - 1pm-4pm
May 2
- 9:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch)

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

In This Issue

National Library Week

CCLD Maker Expo

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

Poetry Family Read In

Elmira Button Collectors Club Showcase

AARP Smart Driver Courses

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