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April 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 until April 13th. 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/

Steele Memorial Library and Horseheads Free Library will not be open on Saturday, April 27th. Stop by the Maker Faire to see us! The Bookmobile will be present at the event.

A list of our generous sponsors for this year's event can be found here: https://twintiers.makerfaire.com/sponsors/.

National Library Week April 7-13, 2019

National Library Week

National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is "Libraries = Strong Communities," and  Gates Foundation Co-founder Melinda Gates will serve as 2019 National Library Week Honorary Chair. 

Check with your local branch for special events happening at your library during National Library Week.

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

Join the Friends of CCLD for their final spring Books Sandwiched In, on April 5, 12-1pm at Steele Memorial Library: A Shout in the Ruins and The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, reviewed by Kathy Farr (a former insurance actuary and a new Elmira resident). The author served two years in Iraq and writes of the emotional insights of young soldiers. The first book is a story about slavery, plantation ownership and victims of violence. The second is about two young soldiers, and has been made into a movie, The Yellow Birds, with Jennifer Aniston and Tye Sheridan.

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:

April 2, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

April 4, 6pm - Blender Basics (3D Design) (Steele)

April 8, 1-3pm - Beginning Computer Class (Steele)

April 8, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

April 10, 6pm - Photo Restoration Workshop (Steele)

April 16, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

April 22, 1-3pm - Beginning Internet Class (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

Adult Events @ Steele

Aleta Yarrow

Water droplets in the air make far objects appear bluer. Learn to use atmospheric perspective to create greater depth in your landscape using watercolor. Join artist Wynn Yarrow for this free art workshop on Thursday, April 11th, 6:30pm; it is open to adults and teens. Call 733-9175 to register.

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:

April 1, 4:30pm - Tai Chi

April 4, 6pm - Fan Infinity (small room)

April 6, 12:30pm - Paint Your Pet with Filomena

April 9, 6pm - Alzhiemer's Education Class

April 11, 6:30pm - Watercolor Art Class with Wynn Yarrow

April 15, 1pm - Brick Wall Busting (Genealogy)

April 18, 6pm - "Welcome to Marwen" (2019) - Thursday Night Movie

April 19, 2pm - "Boys Town" 1938 - Friday Afternoon Film

April 25, 2pm - Bokashi Composting

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)

Tim Collins

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 9 & 23, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

April 9, 6pm - Teen Art Club: Design Daring Dessert Plates

April 10, 6:30pm - Tim Collins Performs "The Script"

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

April 11, 6pm - Teens: How to Get a Job

April 23, 6pm - Teen Job Interview Tips & Tricks

April 23, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night: Puzzle Problem Solving Video Games.

April 29, 6:30pm - Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club

ShrekYouth Events @ Steele

Join us for a Shrek Party with crafts, face painting, snacks, and a reading of the original picture book by William Steig on Thursday, April 18th.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 1, 6pm - Monday Night Mania, Netflix's She-Ra Princess of Power

April 9, 6pm - Toon Tuesday

April 10, 3:30pm - Lego Club

April 17, 2:30pm - Afternoon Family Movie: Shrek the Musical

April 18, 3:30pm - Shrek Party

April 23, 6pm - Toon Tuesday

April 29, 6pm - Monday Mania Movie: Shrek

Weekly Groups

Shrek Themed Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Big Flats

Easter Egg Hunt

On April 9th, the Big Flats Library will be showing Aquaman on the giant screen. This movie is 2.5 hours long, so we will be starting this showing at 5:30 p.m., so that everyone can enjoy the movie and still be home for bedtime. This movie is rated PG13.  As always, popcorn will be served.

BunnyOn April 16th, Big Flats will host another Noah's Ark Animal Workshop and we will be making the bunny shown to the right. This program will start at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour. We will have a storyhour first and then make the bunny. Registration is required for this program: 562-3300.

The 4th annual Easter Eggs-travaganza will be held on Friday, April 19th starting at 1:00 p.m. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt, prizes, and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself. We hope to see you here. No registration is required for this program, but we would love it if would tell us how many children you will be bringing so we can be sure the bunny brings enough eggs: 562-3300.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime
April 9, 5:30pm - Movie and Popcorn - Aquaman
April 16, 6pm - Noah's Ark Build an Animal Workshop
April 19, 1pm - Easter Egg Hunt


Cutting For StoneNational Bookmobile Day is April 10th! The bookmobile will be making a stop at some of the other CCLD locations that day and will have some free goodies on board. Stop in and see what the Bookmobile has to offer (see below for stop times).

We will also be at the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire at Corning Community College (1 Academic Dr, Corning, NY) on April 27th from 10-3. Come out and make your own mini CCLD Bookmobile!

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of March we read "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio to discuss on April 12th. This month we will read "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese to discuss in May.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 10, 1-2pm - West Elmira Library
April 10, 2:15-3:15pm - Big Flats Library
April 10, 3:45-4:45pm - Horseheads Free Library
April 12, 1:30pm - Book Club
April 27, 10am-3pm - Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire


The Friends of the Horseheads Free Library have graciously provided the Horseheads Free Library the funds to purchase a small collection of Vox Books that will soon be added to our collection! What are Vox Books you ask? VOX Books are the world's first audio books that live in print books. The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There's no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read. Visit our website for more information and a list of titles.

Adult Events @ Horseheads

Garden Sphere

In April at Horseheads, you can learn how to make a garden sphere, art journal your way to calm, create a colorful landscape, learn how to use your tablet and/or smartphone, and join two book clubs!

Registration is required for all programs. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 10, 1-3pm - Lit Lovers Book Club
April 10, 5:30-7pm - Art Class - The Landscape In Color
April 15, 5:30-7:30pm - Concrete Garden Sphere
April 16, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk
April 20, 1-4pm - Art Journaling To Calm
April 22, 6-7pm - Evening Book Club (Lincoln In The Bardo)

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Egg Hunt

Easter is on its way! Celebrate with the Horseheads Free Library.  Our annual Easter scavenger hunt will be running all month long.  We will be showing the movie Peter Rabbit to kick off spring break.  Join us for our Easter program - a story, a meet & greet with the Easter bunny, an Easter egg hunt and a craft! All of these events are going on besides our regular events: Kitty Lit, Lego Club and Storytime.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 9 & 23, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit
April 10, 4:00pm - Amazing Animals
April 15, 2:00pm - Spring Break Movie
April 18, 3:30pm - Happy Easter!
April 24, 3:30pm - Lego Club
Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime
All month long - Easter Scavenger Hunt

TanglewoodVan Etten

The Van Etten Library is having a special visit from Tanglewood Nature Center on Wednesday April 24 at 3:30! National Library Week is April 7 - April 13: Enter the drawing during this week for a chance to win a fun-filled gift basket!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 8, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (bring your device and your questions)

April 10, 3:15-4:45pm - Wednesday After School Movie: A Dog's Way Home - Rated PG

April 17, 3:30-4:30pm - LEGO Challenge Club. Join us for club night and test your LEGO building skills!

April 15, 17 & 19 - Spring Recess Easter Egg Hunt

April 22 & 26, 3:30-4:40pm - Celebrate Earth Day! Make "Go Green" projects using recyclable materials. Enjoy a fun Earth Day Story!

April 24, 3:30pm - Tanglewood Nature Center Visit! Stop by the library and enjoy a special visit with the Tanglewood Nature Center Animals!

April 26, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

In celebration of National Library Week, each time you check out this week you will be entered in for a chance to win a basket full of goodies! Donate your old board games for our game exchange and earn an extra entry for each game donated!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesday, April 9th, 2:30pm - Gaming with Rainy Toad Gaming - Wii U

Wednesday, April 10th, 1pm-2pm - Celebrate National Bookmobile Day with a visit from the Bookmobile!

Thursday, May 2nd, 4pm - Mother's Day Card Making Class. Registration required.

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime - (Easter Bunny visit on 4/18)
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- Recycled CD Mandala Art

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

National Library Week

Friends Books Sandwiched In

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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