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December 2018 Newsletter

Closings & Holiday Hours

December 24 - All CCLD libraries open 9am-1pm.
December 25 - All CCLD libraries are closed.
December 31 - All CCLD libraries open 9am-1pm.
January 1 - All CCLD libraries are closed.

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:

December 4, 6pm - Intro to OpenSCAD (Steele)
December 6, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)
December 11, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)
December 12, 6pm - Image Editing Using GIMP (Steele)
December 13, 6pm - Intro to Laser Engraving (Steele)
December 19, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

Tech Tutoring

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

Makerspace Certification Classes

3D Printer

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.

Tinker Lab @ Steele

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

Laser Engraving Fee

In order to offset maintenance costs, the Tinker Lab is charging for use of the Epilog Laser cutter and engraver.

Cost for use of the machine will be $0.05 per minute ($3.00 per hour).

This fee is only applied to use during open lab hours, not during workshops or classes that make use of the laser.

Tinker Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday: 12:00PM - 7:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Filomena Watercolor Painting

This month we will have our last Hometown Art class of the year with artist Wynn Yarrow. Imagine the place you call home from the air. Create a hardcover accordion book of an aerial landscape. This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA's Decentralization Program. On December 28th, join us for a watercolor painting workshop with artist Filomena Jack funded 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. Registration is required for both classes: 733-9175.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

December 3, 10, & 17, 4:30pm - Tai Chi

December 4, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming for Adults

December 6, 6pm - Thursday Movie - "Crazy Rich Asians"

December 10, 1pm - Brick Wall Busting (Genealogy)

December 11, 6pm - Dementia Conversations (Alzheimer's Association)

December 13, 6:30pm - Hometown Art with Wynn Yarrow - "From the Air" (Book Arts)

December 17, 6:30pm - Gourd Bird House Painting

December 19, 6:00pm - Fan Infinity

December 20, 1-3:30pm - Free Gift Making for Adults

December 21, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film - "White Christmas"

December 27, 1pm-6pm - Red Cross Blood Drive

December 28, 2pm - Painting the Positive in Watercolor with Filomena

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

December 4, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night

December 10, 5:30pm - Teen Writers' Group

December 11, 5:00pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

December 11, 6:30pm - DIY Holiday Gifts (peppermint lip balm, snow globes, and more!)

December 14, 6:00pm - Teen Interactive Holiday Movie Night: A Christmas Story.

December 18, 6:30pm - DIY Sharpie Mugs

December 17, 6:30pm - Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club

December 19, 3:30pm - Teen & Tween Hangout

December 6:30pm - Weekly, every Wednesday. Safe Zones (LGBTQ) teens & friends.

FrozenYouth Events @ Steele

Winter Reading Club begins Saturday December 1st and ends Saturday January 5th.  Register online or stop by the children's department to pick up your reading log.  Earn prizes for reaching reading levels, read for 500 minutes to be entered into the grand prize drawing, log minutes at the library or attend winter library programs to earn additional entry ballets.  Children from birth through 13 are welcome!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

December 3, 6:30pm - Monday Night Mania, Frozen themed story and craft

December 5, 3:30pm - Party-In-Your-Bathtub Day/ DIY Bath bomb craft

December 6, 3:30pm - Frozen Photo Op

December 10, 6:00pm - Monday Night Mania, Frozen themed story and craft

December 11, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Aladdin

December 12, 3:30pm - Lego Club

December 12, 5:30pm - TWEEN Safe Zones

December 17, 6:00pm - Monday Night Movie: Frozen

December 18, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Lion King

December 19, 6:00pm - DIY - Body Scrub Craft

Weekly Groups

Frozen Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time. NO STORYTIMES on 12/21 and 12/28!

Big Flats

Mini Gourd Painting

On December 4th from 6-8pm, Karen Curren will be on hand once more for gourd painting. This time we are using mini gourds and painting them for the holidays. Use them as table decorations or tree decorations. Class size is limited, so call and reserve your spot today at 562-3300.

On December 11, it's movie and popcorn night and this time we will be viewing The Incredibles 2. Come and join us for movie fun.  Bring your pillow, or a blanket if you like, you can even come in your jammies if you feel like it.  As always, popcorn will be served. The best movies and the best popcorn are at the Big Flats Branch!!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

December 4, 6pm - Mini Holiday Gourd Painting
December 5 & 12, 10:30am - Storyhours with Miss Melanie
December 11, 6pm - Movie and Popcorn - Incredibles 2

American MarriageBookmobile

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of November we read "The Rooster Bar" by John Grisham. The book discussion will be December 14th. For the month of December we will read "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones to discuss on January 18th.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

December 14, 1pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In December at Horseheads, we are having a Gourd Ornament painting class with Karen Curren, owner of Karen May's Creations! Come and create your own unique ornaments! Registration is required. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

December 10, 5:30pm - Gourd Ornament Painting Class

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Celebrate the holidays with us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  We will serve refreshments and watch the original movie.  There will also be other "Grinchy" activities!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

December 11, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit
December 11, 6:00pm - Grinchmas Celebration
Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime (No storytime 12/27)

GrinchVan Etten

The Van Etten Library is having a Holiday party on Friday, December 14 from 3:30-5:00. Join us for cookie decorating, simple holiday crafts, holiday music & a special showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966) Rated-G. Whichever holiday tradition you celebrate, join us and celebrate together!!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

December 14, 11-1pm - Christmas craft for Grown-ups

December 14, 3:30-5pm - Holiday Party, all ages welcome

December 19, 3:45-4:45pm - LEGO Challenge Club. Join us for club night and test your LEGO building skills!

December 21, 3:30 - Friday after school movie: "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" Rated PG

December 28, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

Help us fill up our "Look Who Got Caught Reading" board in the library by sending us pictures of your child caught reading!  Submissions can be sent to westelmira@stls.org and viewed on the bulletin board in the children's area of the library. 

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Monday, December 3rd, 6pm - Christmas Card Making class - Registration required

Thursday, December 13th, 5pm - Adult Snowman Diamond Painting - Registration required

Monday, December 17th, 6:30pm - Tanglewood presents Animals in Winter

Thursday, December 20th, 4:30pm - Vintage Ring Making - Registration required and limited

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime
Mondays & Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen

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

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

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/ccldevents

In This Issue

Holiday Hours

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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