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March 2017 Newsletter

Closings - All CCLD locations will be closed on Saturday, March 25th. CCLD is co-coordinating the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire which will take place that day at the Arnot Mall from 10am-3pm.

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire

Our 4th annual "making" event will be held at the Arnot Mall on March 25th, 10am-3pm. This year we are excited to announce that we are an official Mini Maker Faire and have a new event partner, SUNY Corning Community College. This event is free and intended for all ages! Check out the website for more details. If you are interested in participating in the Faire as an exhibitor or speaker, you have until March 10th to complete the Call for Makers application. http://twintiers.makerfaire.com/

CCLD Chess Challenge

ChessCCLD's 6th Annual Chess Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 1st. Although no registration is required, players should arrive early and be ready to challenge an opponent. Games will begin at 8:30am and continue throughout the day. The last game will begin at 3:30. Prizes will be awarded at 4:30.  The tournament is free and open to all ages and abilities with prizes being awarded at all levels.  It is sponsored by CCLD, Chemung Valley Chess Club with pizza donated by Vincenzo's.

Technology Training at CCLD Libraries

Tech Training Lab

All classes are free and registration is required for most. To register for Steele classes call 733-9175; for Horseheads classes call 739-4581; for Van Etten classes call 589-4755 x3. No registration required for West Elmira classes. All Steele classes take place in the Technology Training Lab.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 6, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

March 7, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

March 9, 2pm - Tablet Talk (West Elmira)

March 15, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

March 16, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

March 27, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

March 27, 3pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

March 28, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

March 29, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

March 30, 6pm - Intro to 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. 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.

*Come and visit us at the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire!
The event will be held Saturday, March 25th from 10:00am - 3:00pm. See a variety of Makers from the area displaying their work and sharing information about what they do.

*Power Tool Drag Race Workshops will be held in March!
Attend one of the workshops and we'll help you build a power tool drag racer to compete with at the Twin Tiers Maker Faire. Workshop will be:

  • Wednesday, March 8th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, March 11th from 11:00am to 1:00pm 

Please sign up at the Steele Memorial Library Reference desk.

Winter Tinker Lab Hours

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

3D Print of the Month: Mini Mario Mustache
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes
March 23rd, 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)


Artist Filomena Jack will be teaching us how to make and crochet with plarn (plastic yarn) on Saturday, March 18th from 12:30-3pm. We'll recycle plastic shopping bags and then crochet with our balls of freshly made of plarn. Don't know how to crochet? That's fine! We'll cover the basics and have a good time.  Bring a few plastic bags to recycle and scissors if you'd like. All other supplies will be provided. Space is limited so please call (607)733-9175 to sign up.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 2, 9, & 16, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

March 7, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming Night (1st Tuesdays)

March 10, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night (Troll 2)

March 13, 1pm - Intro to Genealogy

March 15, 6pm - Fan Infinity (Adult Fandom Club)

March 15, 6:30pm - Coloring Club

March 17, 2:00pm - Friday Afternoon Film

March 18, 12:30pm - Learn to Make & Crochet with Plarn

March 23, 1pm - Brick Wall Busting (Genealogy)

March 23 & 30; April 6 & 13, 6:30pm - Drawing Skills Series

March 29, 2pm-6pm - Red Cross Blood Drive

April 14, 6:30pm - Polycarp Movie Event with actor Q&A

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club
Thursdays, 1-3pm - American Mah Jongg (Learn to Play)

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)


Teen Art Contest is coming!  Submit your work to teen librarian Doris Jean at Steele Library by March 31! Entries will be displayed in Steele Library during April.  Put your name and contact info with your artwork. Drawings, paintings, graphic novel and manga art are all welcome.

A special 4-week drawing skills workshop, part of our "Art Journey 2017" series, will take place on the following Thursday evenings at 6:30pm:  3/23, 3/30, 4/6 & 4/13.  The series is led by artist Wynn Yarrow.  Register for the series by calling 733-9175. 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:

March 10, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night (Troll 2)

March 13 & 27, 6:30pm - Teen Writers Group

March 7 & 21, 6pm - Game Nights

March 14, 6:30pm - "What's College REALLY like?"

March 18, 12:30pm - Learn to Make & Crochet with Plarn

March 28, 6pm - Make Cake in a Mug (BYO Mug)

March 23 & 30; April 6 & 13, 6:30pm - Drawing Skills Series

Dr. SeussYouth Events @ Steele

So many fun things for kids in March at Steele Library...all month long kids can stop in and look for Dr. Seuss book characters in our March Scavenger Hunt, find all the characters and get a special prize...check out these other fun happenings also!

Join us at Diven School on March 4th, 10am-2pm as we spread the love of reading at Book Fest, sponsored by the Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 1, 4pm - BINGO for kids with prizes!

March 4, 10am-2pm - Book Fest

March 8, 3:30pm - Lego Club!

March 10, 2pm - No school movie day, Disney's Moana!

March 16, 3:30pm  - St. Patrick's Day Photo Booth Fun for Kids!

March 27, 4pm  - Fun Day, Monday...April Fool's Day Fun!

Weekly Events

Mondays, 6:30pm (March 6, 13 and 20) - Doggy Tales, Read to Pepper, the Library Dog

Tuesdays, 10:30am - Read, Rhyme and Romp Time (storytime for ages 2 and under)

Fridays, 10:30am - Preschool Storytime (for ages 2 and up)

Big Flats

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 2, 2pm - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
March 21, 6pm - Popcorn and Movie Night (SING)

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime
Thursdays, 2pm - Homeschool


Be sure to look for the Bookmobile during the Horseheads St. Patrick's Day parade on March 11th at 2pm.  Our book club continues to meet on the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport.  We will be discussing "Defending Jacob" by William Landay this month and reading "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman to discuss in April.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 4, 10am-3pm - Book Fest at Diven School

March 10, 1:30pm - Book Club (Bulkhead stop)

March 17, 3pm - St. Patrick's Day Craft at Southside Community Center


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In March at Horseheads, we will host a series of four Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes focusing on removing chronic pain. Also, we continue this year's Garden Series classes with Jabe Warren, Horticultural Expert. Our second of seven classes is on garden variety selection! Registration is required. Call 739-4581 to register.

Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! Registration is required for all programs.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 7, 10:30AM - 11:30 AM - Feldenkrais class #1

March 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM - Feldenkrais class #2

March 14, 6:00PM - 7:30 PM - Garden Variety Selection

March  21, 10:30AM - 11:30 AM - Feldenkrais class #3

March 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM - Feldenkrais class #4

March 28, 2:00PM - 4:00PM - Tablet Talk

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America at the Horseheads Free Library on Thursday March 2nd at 10:30 am.  There will be stories and a Green and Ham Brunch.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 2, 10:30am - Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday during this Read Across America Storytime

March 7, 3:00pm - LEGO Club

March 14, 10:30am - Kindermusik performance

March 14, 3:30pm - KittyLit

March 16 - No storytime today, there is a Kindermusik performance on Tuesday March 14th

March 21, 3:00pm - LEGO Mindstorms

Weekly Groups
Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Van Etten

Youth Art MonthMarch is National Youth Art Month, an excellent opportunity for everyone to celebrate art and the very talented young artists who will be sharing their creative works with the community. Thanks to the dedication of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, local schools, and teachers, school students' art work will be on display at several venues including CCLD libraries.  Stop by your library to support our local young artists and enjoy their creative expressions and designs. For a list of all the venues and participants visit The Arts Council Website www.earts.org.

Wednesdays in March: Celebrate National Youth Art Month.  Visit the Van Etten Library any Wednesday in March and paint a picture on stretched canvas.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 10, 2:00-3:30 - No School Day Movie: The Wild Life

March 13, 15th & 17 - St. Patrick's Day treasure hunt.  Search the library for hidden gold!

March 24, 12:15 - Book club Meeting

March 24, 3:30 - Friday Family Movie: SING

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

TrollsWest Elmira

This month our Family Movie is Trolls, our Miyazaki Movie is Castle in the Sky, and for Tween Maker you can make a CD Case Maze.  Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month and write a letter to your favorite actor, sports figure, politician, author or anyone else you admire.  Bring your electronic device to the library on 3/9 and learn how to access movies, books, magazine, movies, and more FREE from the library straight to your device.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

"Make"-it @ the West Elmira Library
Countdown to the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire

Fridays 3/3-3/24, 3-4:30pm
3/3 - Button Making
3/10 - 3D Printer- Make a Flower
3/17 - Create with the Cricut
3/24 - Make with Little Bits

March 9, 2pm - Tablet Talk

March 13, 3pm - Secret of Kells and Celtic Stone Magnets

March 21, 2:30pm - Video Gaming with Rainy Toad

March 7 & 14, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen

Wednesdays @ 10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays @ 10:30am - Storytime
Fridays @ 1pm - Bridge Club

1st Monday of the month @ 6:30pm - Family Movie Night
3rd Monday of the month @ 6:30pm - Miyazaki Movie Night
2nd and 4th the of every month @4pm - LEGO Club
3rd Wednesday of the month @ 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour
3rd Thursday of the month @ 3pm - Adult Book Club
4th Tuesday of the month @ 4pm - Letter Writing Club

2017 AARP Smart Driver Courses at Steele

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

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

Maker Faire

Chess Challenge

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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