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December 2016 Newsletter

Closings & Holiday Hours

December 9 - Libraries closed for staff training
December 23 - Libraries close at 1pm
December 24-26 - Libraries closed
December 30 - Libraries close at 1pm
December 31-January 2 - Libraries closed

World AIDS Day

CCLD, together with the Chemung County AIDS Task Force, will recognize World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1st. The community event will begin at Wisner Park at 5:30pm with a candlelight vigil followed by a walk to the Steele Memorial Library for a reception. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open and free to the public. The Aids Memorial Quilt will be on display at the Steele Memorial Library from November 28th through December 3rd.

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 descriptions (signup required):

December 5, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

December 8, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

December 12, 6pm - Video Game Design (Steele)

December 14, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

December 15, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

December 20, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

December 22nd, 6pm - Basic Audio Editing (Steele)

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.

Makerspace Certification Classes

To schedule a training session for one of our certification classes (see below), please call 607-733-6809 during the Tinker Lab's open hours, or E-mail us at: labcentral@stls.org.

Digital Media Lab Certification 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. 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.

3D Printer Certification at Steele

Become certified in the use of the 3D printers at the Steele Memorial Library MakerSpace. Learn how to change filament in the printers, navigate the display menus, and utilize the slicer software for optimizing your 3D prints. Completion of the certification process will allow you to use the 3D printers independently. Anyone under the age of 16 will be supervised in the use of the 3D printer.

3D Printer

Tinker Lab @ Steele

Stop by the Tinker Lab to take a class or use the lab equipment independently anytime the lab is open.

Winter Tinker Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday: 3:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday: 12:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

*Button making now available in the Tinker Lab
Patrons can now make custom buttons at the Tinker Lab. The cost per button will be $0.15.

*Hour of Code and Video Game Design classes are now being offered!

*3D Printer certification and Digital Media Lab Certification sessions can now be made by appointment!
We will now be offering certification sessions to anyone interested in being able to use the Digital Media Lab or the 3D printer independently. See the Certification Classes section below for more information.

*Weekly crafts are available!
Each week the Tinker Lab will be offering a new craft or STREAM project for patrons to stop in and try out. Materials and instructions will be set out on the tables for anyone interested.

3D Print of the Month - Snowman Ornament

3D Print of the Month: Snowman Ornament
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes

Click the links for descriptions (registration required):

December 7th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM - Cricut Craft

December 8th, 6:30PM - 8:00PM - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

Acrylic Pineapple PaintingJoin local painter Filomena Jack in a fun, no pressure painting class. In this 90 minute class you'll play with color options, brush strokes, and even your fingers to create abstract funky pineapples. New and experienced painters welcomed! All supplies will be provided.  This workshop is limited to 10 students so registration is required:  (607)733-9175.  Intended for adults and teens.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

December 1, 5:30pm - World AIDS Day Candle Light Vigil and Reception

December 2, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

December 3, 2:30pm - Saturday Film: On Moonlight Bay

December 6, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (1st Tuesdays)

December 7, 6pm - Fan Infinity

December 10, 2:30pm - Saturday Film: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

December 12, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters (Genealogy)

December 12, 6:30pm - Acrylic Pineapple Painting Class

December 16, 6:30pm - Holiday at Hogwarts (all ages)

December 19, 6pm - Fan Infinity (small room)

December 22, 1-6pm - Red Cross Blood Drive

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club
Thursdays, 1-3pm - Mahjong Club

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Open Mic NightTeen Night this month on December 13th will be an Open Mic Night. It is your turn to be a star! Share your poetry, comedy, dramatic readings, singing, music, and more in a supportive, relaxed environment. Enjoy Snacks, too! Registration encouraged. 733-9175

Click the links for descriptions:

December 12, 6:30pm - Teen Writer's Group

December 13, 6pm - Teen Open Mic Night

December 16, 6:30pm - Holiday at Hogwarts (all ages)

December 27, 6pm - Teen Game Night

Thursdays, 3:30pm - Tween/Teen Code Club

Santa PawsYouth Events @ Steele

From a Holiday cookie party with Santa Claus and Santa Paws, to a Holiday at Hogwarts Harry Potter party, we'll be celebrating in the Children's Dept. this month; come join us for the fun!

Click the links for descriptions:

December, 10, 11:00am  - Santa Paws, Santa Claus and Cookies!

December 14, 3:30pm - Lego Club for ages 5 and up

December 16, 6:30pm - Holiday at Hogwarts, a Harry Potter program for all ages!

December 28, 2:00pm - School's Out Family Movie Day "The Secret Life of Pets" (PG)

Weekly Events

Storytimes will take a break from mid December until the first week in February.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (Dec. 6 & 13) - Read, Rhyme and Romp Time for ages 0-2

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Storytime for ages 2 and up (no storytime on Dec. 9 due to a staff training day)

Big Flats

Secret Life of PetsThe movie and popcorn night for December will be held on December 6 from 6-7:30p.m. and we will be enjoying The Secret Life of Pets.  Did you ever wonder what your pets do when you are not at home? The movie will give you all the answers.   Popcorn will be served.  The best movies and the best popcorn are at the Big Flats Library.

Get ready for the Christmas season with Cris Johnson.  On Tuesday, December 13, at 6:00 p.m. magician Cris Johnson will entertain us with a very special Christmas Magic show.  There is a special magical surprise during his show that will amaze us all.  WE hope that you will join us and get ready for the magic that is the Christmas season.

Click the links for descriptions:

December 6, 6pm - The Secret Life of Pets (movie)

December 7, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime

December 8, 2pm - Homeschool with Miss Becky

December 13, 6pm - Cris Johnson Magic Show

December 14, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime

December 15, 2pm - Homeschool with Miss Becky


Calling Me HomeBookmobile Book Discussion Club

The Bookmobile Book Club meets every 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. Due to our CCLD Continuing Ed day, the December discussion will be held on Dec 2nd. The group will be discussing Calling me Home by, Julie Kibler. In January, the book to be discussed will be Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Click the links for descriptions:

Dec 2, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In December at Horseheads, we continue our special four-week "Stress Free T'ai Chi" class series! Come and learn how to to relax and de-stress throughout the holiday season! Registration is required. Call 739-4581 to register.

Note: Tablet Talk is on hiatus for the holidays - it will resume again in January.

Click the links for descriptions:

Dec.5/Dec.12/Dec.19 - Stress Free T'ai Chi

Ugly SweaterYouth Events @ Horseheads

On December 19th join us celebrating Chrismahaunukwanzika - celebrate all of the winter holidays at our Ugly Holiday Sweater Party!  You can come wearing your best worst holiday sweater or craft one with us as we enjoy holiday treats.

Click the links for descriptions:

December 1 & 8, 10:30am - Last Toddler Storytimes until January

December 12, 5:30 - Celebrate the holiday with Grinchmas at the Horseheads Free Library.

December 13, 3:30 - Christmas Magic Show with Cris Johnson

December 13, 3:30 - Kitty Lit.  Registration required.

Van Etten

Cris Johnson Christmas

Join us for magician Cris Johnson's wonderful Christmas themed magic show with an indoor snowstorm, a drawing of the Grinch that comes to life, Christmas lights that appear from thin air, comedy, music & more on December 14 at 5:30pm!!!

This magical program is generously funded by the Friends of CCLD.

Click the links for descriptions:

December 14th, 5:30pm - Christmas Magic with Cris Johnson

December 21st, 3:30-6:00pm - Holiday Craft for kids!

December 28th, 2pm - Family Movie:  Pete's Dragon (PG)

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

Tween MakerWest Elmira

This month our Family Movie is Finding Dory, our Miyazaki Movie is Tales from Earthsea, and for Tween Maker you can make your own duct tape stocking.  Stop by and help work on our puzzle in the Adult area or ask at the desk for Adult coloring books to color. 

Click the links for descriptions:

Monday, December 12th - Christmas Movie Marathon

Tuesday, December 20th, 3pm - Cookie Exchange - Must Register by 12/16/16

Thursday, December 15th, 4pm - Family Christmas Program

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group (ends 12/14)

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime (ends 12/15)

Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

First Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Family Movie Night

Third Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Miyazaki Movie Night

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 4pm - LEGO Club

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

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

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

In This Issue

World AIDS Day

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

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