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March 2019 Newsletter

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire - April 27, 10am-3pm

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire

Our annual Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, April 27th, 10am-3pm at SUNY Corning Community College in Corning, NY. The event is free and open to all ages. Join us for free hands-on activities, demonstrations, and performances.

If you're interested in demonstrating your own creative talents at our event, our call for makers is open. We are calling all makers, innovators, crafters, and tinkerers to join us in inspiring the community through making and Do-It-Yourself projects. Apply by filling out the Call for Makers form on the website. https://twintiers.makerfaire.com/

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

Join the Friends of CCLD for their spring Books Sandwiched In series, held Fridays from 12-1pm from March 15-April 5 at Steele Memorial Library. For more information, visit our website.

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:

March 5, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

March 5, 5pm - Blender Basics (3D Design) (Steele)

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

March 11, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

March 11, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

March 12, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

March 19, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

March 25, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

March 26, 5pm - Blender for 3D Printing (Steele)

Tech Tutoring

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

Tinker Lab @ Steele

Dual Extruding 3D Printer

New Dual Extruding 3D Printers

Print with more than one type of filament! The CCLD Makerspace can now print using two types of filament on the same print.

For more information, visit the Tinker Lab.

Reserve the Laser Engraver

Use of the Tinker Lab's laser engraver may now be reserved online: https://ccldmakerspace.youcanbook.me/

Drop in appointments are still accepted.

Tinker Lab Hours

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

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

Tinker Lab Workshop

March 19, 6pm - Granite Engraving Workshop

Adult Events @ Steele

Ink Wash

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 1, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

March 4 & 11, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Class

March 5, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (for adults)

March 7, 6pm - Fan Infinity (fandom club)

March 9, 10:30-12:30pm - Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting

March 11, 6:30pm - Adventures on Foot: The pilgrimages of Michael Keane

March 12, 6pm - Alzheimer's Association: Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

March 14, 1pm - Genealogy: intro to ancestry.com Library edition

March 14, 2:15pm - Brick Wall Busters Genealogy Research Lab

March 14, 21, 28, 6pm - Ukulele Lessons: Teens & Adult--Limited Space!

March 14, 6:30pm - Ink Wash Art Class with Wynn Yarrow - "Far Away"

March 15, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film: "Hidden Figures"

March 16, 2pm - "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald" Special Saturday Film

March 25, 1-6pm - Red Cross Blood Drive

March 26, 6pm - Bike Maintenance Workshop

March 28, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters Genealogy Research Lab

March 28, 5:45pm - "Aquaman" (2018) - Thursday Night Movie

March 30, 2pm - Saturday Movie: Spoor (Polish: Pokot), presented by Polish Arts Club of Elmira

April 6th, 12:30pm - Paint Your Pet 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)

Bike Workshop

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 1, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night: "RiffTrax: Manos, Hand of Fate"

March 12, 6pm - Teen Art Club: "Nuno-Felting for Noobs"

March 12 & 26, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

March 11 & 25, 5:30pm - Teen Writers' Group

Wednesdays in March, 6:30pm - Safe Zones (for LGBTQ teens & friends)

March 22, 7pm - Teen After Hours Interactive Movie Night: "Crimes of Grindelwald" (bring your phone!)

March 25, 6:30pm - Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club

March 26, 6pm - Get Your Bike Ready for Spring: Adult & Teen workshop

Youth Events @ Steele

Incredibles 2

March is all about superheroes! Join us for a superhero boot camp and develop your super power and hero costume on Thursday March 21st at 3:30pm.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 4, 6:30pm - Monday Night Mania, Netflix's She-Ra Princess of Power

March 12, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; The Incredibles

March 13, 3:30pm - Lego Club

March 18, 6:30pm - Monday Night Mania, Netflix's She-Ra Princess of Power

March 21, 3:30pm - Superhero Bootcamp

March 25, 6:30pm - Monday Night Mania, Netflix's She-Ra Princess of Power

March 26, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; The Incredibles 2

Weekly Groups
Scavenger Hunt with an Incredibles theme - All month long, no set time.
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Big Flats

Wine and Design

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 5, 6pm - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
March 18, 6pm - Wine and Design (minus wine)
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime


Shelter in PlaceOn March 2nd the Bookmobile will be attending Book Fest at Diven School from 10-2pm. Stop by and join in on our Scavenger hunt.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of February we read "Shelter in Place" by Nora Roberts to discuss on March 8th. This month we will read "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio to discuss in April.

Does the Bookmobile meet the needs of your community? Let us know; give us a call (738-2476), if you have any questions or to inquire about a stop near you. The Bookmobile supports all of Chemung County.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 2, 10am-2pm - Book Fest
March 8, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Gourd Painting

In March, we continue our Art Journey classes. We offer an informative and interesting class on eating gluten-free! Don't forget to sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! Join us for an evening of book talk at our new evening book club! And close out the month with a fun and cheerful Easter mini-gourd painting class! Also, new seeds for our seed library are arriving by the middle of March! Come on in and check out some seeds for this year's garden! Registration is required for all programs. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Monday, March 13, 5:30pm-7pm - Art Class: Trick of the Light

Saturday, March 16, 2pm-4pm - Eating Gluten Free

Tuesday, March 19, 2pm-4pm - Tablet Talk

Monday, March 25, 6pm-7pm - Evening Book Club

Saturday, March 30, 2-4pm - Easter Mini-Gourd Painting

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with us all month long. Cris Johnson will be doing his Dr. Seuss program on Dr. Seuss' birthday. Battle of the Books returns! Can Green Eggs and Ham win again? Stop by each week to cast your vote for the best Dr. Seuss book.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 2, 10:30am - A Cat and A Hat with Cris Johnson

March 11-16pm - Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

March 12 & 26, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit

March 14, 3:30pm - Pi Day

March 27, 3:30pm - Lego Club

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime

All month long - Battle of the Books

Van Etten

GrinchRead Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place on March 2. This day is also the birthday of one of America's favorite children's authors, Dr. Seuss. The Van Etten Library will be paying homage to Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 6 from 3:30-5:00. In honor of all things Seuss, join us for a fun, interactive program that will include pizza, cupcake decorating, printable activities, crafts, reading a favorite Dr. Seuss book & the showing of the original Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, broadcast on television in 1970.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March, all month - Dr. Seuss book character scavenger hunt! Search the library for hidden Dr. Seuss characters. Find them all and collect a special Dr. Seuss themed prize!

March 1, 3:30pm-4:45pm - Friday After School Movie: The newly released Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Rated G

March 6, 3:30pm-5pm - Celebrate Dr. Seuss & Read Across America Day! Enter the prize drawing for your chance to win a Dr. Seuss inspired gift basket!!

March 11, 2pm-4pm - Tablet Talk: Bring your device and your questions

March 20, 3:30pm-4:30pm - LEGO Challenge Club

March 29, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

BridgeFor over 20 years, residents in West Elmira have met at the library for their weekly bridge games on Mondays and Fridays. The players say they really enjoy having a friendly, comfortable atmosphere to play and socialize in. They come early to use the public computers and copier, and to sit and work at the jigsaw puzzle station.  One player mentioned that they always feel very welcome at the library and love getting a cup of hot coffee from our coffee station to sip on while they play.  Once reaching a peak of 7 tables, the bridge club now has 2-3 regular tables of players and is always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining, contact the West Elmira Library at 607-733-0541.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Thursday, March 14th, 4pm - SPring into spRING with a new keyring made from vintage silverware. Registration required and limited.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2:30pm - Gaming with Rainy Toad Gaming- Dance/ Move Games

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime
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 - Pop Bottle Piggy Banks

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

In This Issue

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire - April 27th, 2019

Friends Books Sandwiched In

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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