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January 2017 Newsletter

Holiday Hours

January 2 - All CCLD Libraries CLOSED for New Year's

January 16 - Steele open 10am-6pm (branches closed for MLK Day)

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 below, for full event descriptions:

January 9, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

January 9, 3pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

January 10, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

January 12, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

January 18, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

January 23, 6pm - Video Game Design (Steele)

January 24, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

January 24, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

January 26, 6pm - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

January 30, 1pm - Beginning Internet (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. 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. 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.

*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.

*Weekly projects and crafts are available!
Each week the Tinker Lab will be offering different projects and new crafts for patrons to stop in and make. Materials and instructions will be set out on the tables for anyone interested.

3D Print of the MonthWinter Tinker Lab Hours

Mon - Thu: 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Fri: 12:00AM - 4:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

3D Print of the Month: Bicycle Puzzle Card. One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 11th, 6pm - Cricut Craft

January 19th, 6pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

We are pleased to announce that Steele Memorial Library has been awarded a Community Arts Grant to fund a series of art workshops this year: "Art Journey 2017: Workshops in the fine arts for the armchair adventurer, with Wynn Yarrow".

Felted PouchArt Journey 2017 will begin Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm with "Traveling Light: Create a small felted pouch". Please register by calling (607)733-9175.

The Art Journey programs will continue each month in 2017, ending with an art reception in December. The workshops will be standalone (students do not need to attend the entire series) but there is an overarching theme, which ties everything together. The series is open to adults and teens; there will be a special 4-week skill building series that is specifically geared for teens (open to adults as well) in March/April.

This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA's Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 3, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (1st Tuesdays)

January 11, 5:30pm - Knitting Class

January 11, 6pm - Tai Chi Class

January 18, 6pm - Fan Infinity

January 19, 5:30pm - Knitting Class

January 25, 5:30pm - Knitting Class

January 26, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Class

January 27, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film: Dreamboat

January 27, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good" Movie Night

January 31, 6:30pm - Art Journey 2017 - Traveling Light: Create a Small Felted Pouch

February 2, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Class

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)

Self-DefenseEvery Tuesday night is Teen Night at Steele Library! Every Tuesday, 6pm - 8pm, there will be some snacks, games, or a special activity for teens ages 12-18. Activity location within the library will vary (ask at the desk when you arrive).

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 9 & 23, 6:30pm - Teen Writers Group

January 10, 6pm - Teen Self Defense

January 24-26, 3:30pm - Afterschool Study & De-stress

January 24, 6pm - Teen Open Mic Night

Thursdays, 3:30pm - Teen/Tween Code Club (Ages 10-18)

Youth Events @ Steele

Storytimes will be taking a break until February, but we'll still have plenty of January fun, including a Chinese New Year's celebration and a Fun Day, Monday Game Day. Also, starting January 23 sign up for our Winter Reading Club Challenge; pick up your card at the Youth Desk!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 11, 3:30pm - Lego Club for ages 5-12, drop in anytime between 3:30-5:00!

January 19, 3:00-5:00pm - Kids Creation Station: decorate a Winter snowflake!

January 23, 4pm - Chinese New Year's Celebration!

January 30, 4pm - Fun Day, Monday...Minute to Win It Game Day for ages 4 and up

Big Flats

Story hour starts back up on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30 a.m. for the Winter/Spring session after the holiday break.  Join Miss Melanie for sun stories, music and more.

Thursday, January 19 Big Flats Library is the place to be for Homeschool fun!  Miss Becky will be on hand for learning and fun times.  We hope that you will be here too!


The PromiseWe will be welcoming back all our children with some fun and interactive story times to get them back into the swing of things after the holiday break.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of December we read "Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh; the discussion will be on January 13th. For January we will be reading "The Promise" by Beth Wiseman.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 6, 3pm - Craft at Southside Community Center

January 13, 1:30pm - Book Club


My PlateAdult Events @ Horseheads

Starting in January at Horseheads, we are excited to offer a four-week series of nutrition classes! Registered Dietition Nutritionist Sarah Ann Hess will help you find your healthy eating style to build throughout your lifetime! Registration is required. Call 739-4581 to register.

Tablet talk is back! Sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! Registration is required for all programs.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 24, 2pm - Tablet Talk

January 24, 6pm - General Nutrition Education on MyPlate

January 31, 6pm - Healthy Breakfast & Snacks

February 7, 6pm - Information on Sugary Beverages, Low-Fat, and Fat Free Dairy

February 14, 6pm - Healthy Holiday and Restaurant Eating

Youth Events @ Horseheads

KittyLitOur Winter Storytime resumes on January 26th!

Also, be sure to come to the library this year and read stories to the kitties! Practice your reading and make the kitties happy! Open to students in grade 1 through 6. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 3rd, 3:00pm - Lego Club

January 10th, 3:30pm - KittyLit Reading Program

January 17th, 3:00pm - Lego Mindstorms

January 26th, 10:30am - Family Storytime

Weekly Groups

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Story Time beginning January 26th

Van Etten

Flower PotJanuary 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day!  Van Etten will be celebrating every Wednesday this month from 3:30pm-6:00pm.  Snuggle up with your favorite Pooh fan, enjoy a honey inspired treat and take turns reading about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh.  Make a Pooh inspired flower pot craft!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 6, 3:30pm - Family Movie: "Storks" (Rated PG)

January 9, 3pm - Tablet Talk: Learn to use your device

January 27, 12:15pm -  Book Club Meeting

January 30, 1-5pm - Celebrate International Puzzle Day. Stop in and make a puzzle, and play puzzle games!

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

The BFGWest Elmira

This month our Family Movie is The BFG, our Miyazaki Movie is Princess Mononoke, and for Tween Maker you can make your own sock snowman.  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 below for full event descriptions:

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group (Starts 1/18)

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime (Starts 1/19)

Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

First Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Family Movie Night (1/9 this month)

Third Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Miyazaki Movie Night (1/23 this month)

Fourth Monday of every month, 6pm - Teen Hangout

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

2017 AARP Smart Driver Courses at Steele

Call (607)733-2788 to register for the following Smart Driver courses at Steele Memorial Library.

January 24 & 25, 1:30-4:30pm
February 14 & 15, 1:30-4:30pm
March 22 & 24, 1:30-4:30pm
April 19 & 21, 1:30-4:30pm
May 8 & 9, 1:30-4:30pm

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

In This Issue

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

2017 AARP Smart Driver Courses

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