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January 2019 Newsletter

Closings & Holiday Hours

January 1 - All CCLD libraries are closed.
January 11 & 12 - Steele will be closed; other CCLD branches will be open.
January 21 - Steele will be open 10am-6pm; other CCLD branches will be 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:

January 9, 6pm - Blender Basics (3D Design) (Steele)

January 15, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

January 15, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

January 16, 6pm - Intro to Image Editing using GIMP (Steele)

January 23, 6pm - Photo Restoration Workshop (Steele)

January 24, 6pm - Blender Basics (3D Design) (Steele)

January 28, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

January 30, 6pm - Blender for 3D Printing (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.

Tinker Lab Hours

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

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

True ColorsWe are pleased to report that we have received a Community Arts Grant to fund a series of 12 art workshops with artist Wynn Yarrow in 2019. The art workshops will take place on the second Thursday of each month throughout 2019. 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. The first workshop will take place on January 10th at 6:30pm; using the colors and shapes of leaves as inspiration, create a coat lapel pin with wool, thread and buttons. Call 733-9175 to register (open to adults and teens).

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 3, 6-8pm - Fan Infinity Fandom Club

January 10, 6:30pm - "True Colors": Felting and Embroidery art workshop with Wynn Yarrow

January 14 & 28, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

January 16, 23, 30, 5pm - Knitting Classes

January 18, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (PG-13)

January 18, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night - RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop

January 24, 5:45pm - Thursday Night Movie - First Man (2018) (PG-13)

January 31, 5:30pm - Paint & Sip - Winter Scene

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)

Join Raining Toad Gaming on January 22nd for Teen Game Night at 6:30pm. Play video games, card and board games, or Dungeons and Dragons.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 8, 6pm - Teen Art Club

January 18, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night "RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop"

January 8 & 22, 5:00pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

January 16, 3:30pm - Teen & Tween Hangout

January 14 & 28, 5:30pm - Teen Writers' Group

January 22, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night with Rainy Toad Gaming! (Fight Stick Gaming)

January 28, 6:30pm - Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club

January 25, 6:00pm - After Hours Teen Interactive Movie "Love, Simon"

January 29, 6:00pm - DIY Favorite Quote Fabric Engraving/Painting

Youth Events @ Steele

Wizard of Oz

Travel down the yellow brick road and have an adventure in Oz as we celebrate the Wonderful Wizard of Oz all month in the Children's Department. Madcap Puppets is coming on the 23rd  We invite you to join Dorothy, Toto, and their best friends; Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man as Madcap brings this epic adventure to life with breathtaking puppets in this enchanting, family-friendly classic.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 8, 6pm - Toon Tuesday; Pocahontas

January 9, 3:30pm - Lego Club

January 14, 6:30pm - Monday Night Mania, Oz themed story and craft

January 17, 3:30pm - Emerald City Photo Op

January 22, 6pm - Toon Tuesday; Toy Story

January 23, 6pm - Madcap Puppets: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

January 28, 6pm - Monday Movie; The Wizard of Oz

Weekly Groups
Wizard of Oz Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time, begins January 11th
Saturdays, 2:30pm - Slimy Saturdays

Big Flats

Keep an eye on the CCLD events calendar for 2019 events from Big Flats Library: http://tinyurl.com/ccldevents

Behind Closed DoorsBookmobile

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 "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones to discuss on January 11th. This month we will read "Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris to discuss in February.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

January 11, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In January at Horseheads, we begin a year-long series of art classes - Safe Travels: A Creative Journey Through Nature and our Inner Nature - led by Wynn Yarrow. Participants can take as many or as few classes as they like. No experience necessary, try it and have fun! All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Space is limited! 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:

Tuesday, January 9, 5:30PM - 7:30PM - Art class: January-Following the Light

Tuesday, January 15, 2:00PM - 4:00PM - Tablet Talk

Puzzle DayYouth Events @ Horseheads

Celebrate National Puzzle Day with us. Drop in anytime and add a few pieces onto a puzzle or complete an entire puzzle yourself. Refreshments will be provided.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 4, 2:30pm - No School Movie; Smallfoot

January 8 & 22, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit

January 23, 3:30pm - Lego Club

January 29, 3:30pm - National Puzzle Day

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime (No storytime 1/3 or 1/10)

Van Etten

Snow LeopardThe Van Etten Library is hosting the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop on Wednesday, January 9th at 3:30pm. We will be making an adorable Snow Leopard and a hand crafted collar to go along with our new pets! This is a popular workshop, so be sure to call and register! 589-4755, ext. 3.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 4, 3:30pm - Friday after school movie: "Small Foot" Rated PG

January 9, 3:30pm - Snow Leopard Workshop. Please call to register 589-4755, ext. 3

January 23, 3:45-4:45pm - LEGO Challenge Club. Join us for club night and test your LEGO building skills!

January 25, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

January 28, 1:30-3:30pm - Tablet Talk. Bring your device and your questions!

January 30, 3:30-4:30pm - LEGO Pump Hand Sanitizer! Got Germs? Make your own hand sanitizer with cool LEGOS inside!

West Elmira

West Elmira Library Exchanges

Did you know that you can borrow items from the library that are not restricted by a due date? Here at the West Elmira Library we have a variety of what we call "exchanges". These are collections of items that you can come and take as you please and return when finished, or not, it’s up to you! We have our paperback exchange which is made up of all mass market paperbacks donated to the library for this purpose. We also have a big collection of magazines for patrons to take and read. Some even take these for crafting projects at home! We have a board game exchange that is popular, but they go quick! We are always looking for donations to this collection to help keep it well stocked and available for families looking for a fun and free game night. Our final, and most popular exchange, is our puzzle collection. We have two full bookshelves of puzzles for all ages. Stop in anytime we’re open to browse through our exchanges. Just remember to stop by the desk before you leave and let us know how many items you are taking home as this help out with our circulation numbers.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesday, January 8th, 2:30pm - Gaming with Rainy Toad Gaming

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group - Begins again on 1/9
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime - Begins again on 1/24
Mondays & Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen

Fourth Monday of every month, 6pm - Cookbook Book Club
Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 4pm - LEGO Club
Third Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour

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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