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May 2019 Newsletter

Closings & Hours Changes

All CCLD Libraries are closed for Memorial Day on May 27th.

Summer hours begin May 25th. May 18th is the last Saturday that Steele & Horseheads will be open until Fall hours begin.

Annual Chess Challenge

Chess ChallengeChemung County Library District's 8th Annual Chess Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 4th at Steele Memorial Library. 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 4:00. The tournament is free and open to all ages and abilities with prizes being awarded at all levels.

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:

May 13, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)
May 14, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)
May 21, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

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

Recovery Stories Dinner

On Monday, June 10th, 4:00-6:30pm, members of the community will gather at the Steele Memorial Library to share dinner and stories of personal recovery. This Mental Health Month event will celebrate what is possible in the midst of adversity. Dinner is free and open to anyone; however, registration is a MUST for meal planning. The dinner is a collaborative effort between CCLD and the Social Connection. Call 733-9175 to register.

Elmira Ukulele SocietyElmira Ukulele Society

Join our informal meetup of ukulele players on May 7th, 5-6pm. All abilities welcome (from beginner to advanced). All ages welcome but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone must have a ukulele. A limited number of ukuleles are available at Steele for check out to STLS cardholders in good standing.

Please call 607-733-9175 to register so we know how many people to expect.

Seed Lending Library

We have expanded our seed offerings at the Steele Memorial Library for this growing season. Visit our website for more information!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

May 7, 5-6pm - Elmira Ukulele Society Meetup

May 8, 2:30-4pm - Flip Flop Sign Craft

May 9, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow - "The Nesting Instinct"

May 16, 1-2pm - Intro to ancestry.com Library edition

May 16, 2:15-3:30pm - Brick Wall Busting Open Research Lab

May 17, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film: "I am Sam"

May 23, 1-3pm - Brick Wall Busting Open Research Lab

May 23, 6pm - Thursday Night Movie: "Isn't it Romantic"

June 10, 4-6pm - Recovery Stories Dinner

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:

May 14 & 28, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

May 14, 6pm - Teen Art Club: Awesome Acrylic Painting 101

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

May 20, 6:30pm - Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club

May 28, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night: TRIVIA!

Youth Events @ Steele

Little Mermaid

All month long we will be celebrating Disney's The Little Mermaid. Join us Thursday May 9th to craft a Mother's Day gift for your mom or any other special woman in your life that does a lot for you and your family!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

May 6, 6:00pm - Monday Night Movie, the Little Mermaid
May 8, 3:30pm - Lego Club
May 9, 3:30pm - Mother's Day Craft
May 14, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Mulan
May 16, 3:30pm - Little Mermaid Photo Opportunity
May 28, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Emperor's New Groove

Weekly Groups
The Little Mermaid Themed Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time (Story Time ends May 10th)

Big Flats

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


Do Not Become AlarmedBookmobile will be at Head Start Carnival on May 4th, 11-2pm at EOP on Baldwin St. Join us for some games and prizes.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of April we read "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese to discuss on May 10th. This month we will read "Do not become alarmed" by Maile Meloy to discuss in June.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

May 4, 11-2pm - Head Start Carnival
May 10, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Art ClassIn May at Horseheads, We are offering a weekly seven week  T'ai Chi class series beginning Tuesday, May 7 and ending Tuesday, June 18; Our art class series continues with a book arts class! Also, learn all about the healing power of herbs and spices! Come to a book club meeting! Sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

May 7, 10am-11:15am - Tai Chi Class
May 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm - Art Class: A Safe Place - book arts
May 8, 1pm-2pm - Lit Lovers Afternoon Book Club
May 11, 2pm-4pm - Herbs & Spices for your Health
May 14, 10am-11:15am - Tai Chi Class
May 20, 6pm-7pm - Evening Book Club
May 21, 10am-11:15am - Tai Chi Class
May 21, 2pm-4pm - Tablet Talk
May 28, 10am-11:15am - Tai Chi Class

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Tea Party

It's time for our annual Princess Party!  This year will be a tea party theme.  Please come dressed in your princess finery and enjoy some (iced) tea and finger sandwiches with a princess.  Everyone in attendance will go home with their own tiara.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

May 7, 6:00pm  - Princess Tea Party
May 14 & 28, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit
Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime (ends May 23)
All month long - Lego May-nia!

Van Etten

Lego MovieCelebrate MOM!! Make a Mother's Day DIY planter. Make a special Mother's Day gift for Mom, Grandma or any one special! Monday May 6 and Wednesday May 8; 3:30-4:30 at the Van Etten Library!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

May 6 & 8, 3:30-4:30pm - Mother's Day Planter Craft

May 10, 3:15-4:45pm - Friday After School Movie: LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part-Rated PG

May 13, 2:00-4:00pm - Tablet Talk: Bring your device and your questions!

May 15, 3:30-4:30pm - LEGO Challenge Club. Join us for club night and test your LEGO building skills!

May 22, 3:35-4:45pm - Wednesday After School Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World-Rated PG

May 31, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2:30pm - Gaming with Rainy Toad Gaming- Minecraft & VR

May 20, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group (face painting class with Painted Love on 5/15)
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

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

In This Issue

Closings & Hours

Chess Challenge

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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