Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

July 2019 Newsletter

**All CCLD libraries will be closed on July 4th**

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

We have a lot of fun activities for all ages planned for you this summer! Sign up for Summer Reading Club for kids, teens, and adults. This year's reading club theme is "A Universe of Stories". As in previous years, each branch will host a variety of activities in the months of July and August and weekly prizes will be awarded. Reading club registration is available online via the CCLD website. For more information, contact your local library.

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:

July 9, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)
July 15, 1-2pm - Beginning Computer Class (Steele)
July 16, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)
July 22, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)
July 29, 1-2pm - 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

Maker Camp

Makerspace News

Maker Summer Camp

Registration for our 4th annual Summer Maker Camp has begun. To register call or visit the Steele Memorial Library reference desk. A registration fee of $20.00 secures your child's spot in camp for the week.

Camp takes place August 5 - 9, 2019
Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Phases of the Moon

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 2, 5pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

July 8, 1-3pm - Brick Wall Busters (genealogy research)

July 8, 6:30pm - Phases of the Moon Watercolor Class

July 9, 7pm - Summer Concert Series - Legacy

July 11, 6pm - "The Public" (PG-13, 2 hours) FREE Thursday Night Movie, snacks & drinks provided.

July 12, 2 pm - "King Creole" (PG, 2 hours) FREE Friday Afternoon Film, snacks & drinks provided.

July 15, 29, & August 12, 4:30pm - Tai Chi

July 16, 7pm - Summer Concert Series - Double Take

July 18, 1-2pm - Intro to ancestry.com

July 18, 2:30-3:30pm - Brick Wall Busters (genealogy research)

July 19, 10am-3pm - Red Cross Blood Drive

July 23, 7pm - Summer Concert Series - Andy & Judy

July 25, 6-8pm - 1960s Recipe Pot Luck Night (please register & pick up a recipe at reference desk)

July 30, 7pm - Summer Concert Series - Peter Fletcher Classical Guitar

August 1, 1:30 - 3pm - Galaxy Dipped Drinking Mugs (please register)

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)

Teen Summer Reading Fun is here!  Musical Theater Series, Improv Comedy night, making programs and more! Sign your teens up for Summer Reading and they can win prizes for reading ANYTHING they want, coming to teen events, or checking out any reading materials, including audio books. Go to our library home page to sign up: ccld.lib.ny.us/src.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 2, 5pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

July 3, 4pm - Improv Comedy Workshop

July 8, 5:30pm - MEGA (Most Excellent Gaming Adventures)

July 9, 16, 23, 30, 6pm - Teen Musical Theater Workshop Series

July 9 & 23, 5:00pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

July 10, 1pm & 6pm - Galaxy Making

July 11 & 25, 5pm - Teen Art Club: Open Studio

July 17, 1pm & 6pm - Eclipse T-shirt & Moon Themed Making

July 24, 1pm - Sidewalk Art

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

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

Aug. 1, 9:00pm - Stargazing & S'mores at TANGLEWOOD Nature Center

Youth Events @ Steele

A Universe of Stories

Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party at Steele Memorial Library: games, crafts, and prizes.  The Reading Club begins June 24th, sign-up in the Children's Department at the library to receive your reading log and grab bag.  Register to win prizes!

Summer Reading Club wraps up Friday August 2nd; make sure to add your minutes by 9:00pm! Participants can stop by the youth desk to log minutes, earn prizes, and learn about the Eldridge Park Summer Reading Club Party!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 2, 5pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

July 10, 6:00pm - Madcap Puppets presents The Great Space Caper

July 9, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Up

July 15, 6:00pm - Cris Johnson presents: "The Spaced Out Magic Show"

July 22, 6:00pm - ScienceTellers presents Aliens: Escape from Earth!

July 23, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Tangled

July 31, 6:00pm - Stories in the Sky; help us craft our own Planetarium!

Weekly Groups
Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Thursday Afternoon Movies: Family Friendly Space Themed Movies - Thursdays at 2:00pm
Summer Family Storytime begins on Friday July 5th at 10:30am

Big Flats

Build an animal

It’s time again for the Summer Reading Club, but please don’t think that this is just for children. Check out our website and calendar of events to see the great family programs that we have every week, but also know that we have a special club that is geared toward adults. Every time that you return your books, fill out a slip with your name and the title of the books read, for a chance to win an awesome bag of very cool swag. All just for reading great books! Books slips will be on the counter right above where you return your books. Did you read 10 books? Submit 10 slips. You say you only listen to books on CD, well those count too. List every book on CD that you have listened to and submit in the wooden box just for adults.

It’s the summer of reading at the Big Flats Library, children, Teens and ADULTS! There is something for everyone this summer.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 2, 6pm - Noah's Ark Build an Animal Workshop
July 9, 6pm - Moreland the Magician
July 16, 6pm - Wacky Science with Cris Johnson
July 23, 6pm - Robert Rogers Puppets
July 30, 6pm - James Warren and the Magic of Reading


Map of the WorldJoin us at the Southport Parks for summer reading club programs this July 9th. Bookmobile and Moreland the Magician will be at Goodwin park (9:15am), Chapel Park (9:45am), Draxler Park (10:15am), and Southside Community Center (3-4pm). Come and join the fun at one of the locations. On July 13th we will be at Farm City Days from 10am-3pm at the Eldridge Park. Come and see how many animals you can find on the Bookmobile.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of June we read "Map of the world" by Jane Hamilton to discuss on July 14th. We are reading "Here and gone" by Haylen Beck to discuss in August.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 9 - Moreland the Magician: Goodwin park (9:15am), Chapel Park (9:45am), Draxler Park (10:15am), and Southside Community Center (3-4pm).

July 13, 10-3pm - Farm City Days at Eldridge Park

July 14, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Gourd PaintingIn July at Horseheads, we continue our summer T'ai Chi class series with Julie Spicer! No experience necessary, come and learn how to enhance relaxation and inner peace! (Classes will continue into August).  Welcome back Karen Curren, who will hold her popular Gourd Birdhouse painting class! Also, adults and teens, come and make some interesting and cool universe/space-themed jewelry! Our experts will show you how! The afternoon Lit Lover's book club choice for this month is When We Left Cuba, by Chanel Cleeton.  Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! And don't forget to sign up for our Summer Reading program for a chance to win weekly prizes! Our Adult Grand Prize this year is a drone!

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

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Wednesday, July 10, 1-3pm - Lit Lover's Book Club

Monday, July 15, 5:30-7:30pm - Gourd Birdhouse Painting Class

Tuesday, July 16, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk

Tuesday, July 16, 23, 30, August 6 & 13 - 10am-11:15am - T'ai Chi Classes

Tuesday, July 30, 6:00PM - 7:30PM - Jewelry Making for Adults and Teens!

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Universe of Stories

There is so much happening at the library this summer!  Come by any Tuesday or Wednesday this month at 3:30pm for a Summer Reading Club program. Make sure you are logging your minutes so you can enter the prize drawings!  Storytimes come back on July 11th. We are also hosting a movie festival on Monday evenings!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

July 2, 3:30pm - Stars
July 3, 3:30pm - Animal Constellations with Tanglewood
July 9, 3:30pm - The Great Space Caper with Madcap Puppets (at Teal Park)
July 10, 3:30pm - Planets & Space
July 16, 3:30pm - Wish Upon a Star with The Storycrafters
July 17, 3:30pm - Moon
July 23, 3:30pm - Astronaut Training
July 24, 3:30pm - One Small Step with Bright Star Theatre
July 30, 3:30pm - Family Fandom Festival
July 31, 3:30pm - Aliens Escape from Earth with the Science Tellers

Mondays, 5:30pm - Family Film Festival (not on July 15)
Thursdays, 10:30am - Booker's Clubhouse (starting July 11)

Van Etten

Summer Reading Club

The Van Etten Library has fun events planned for our Summer Reading Club. Be sure to register, keep track of your minutes, report them to the Van Etten Library and receive your weekly prizes!

You can also visit our website http://ccld.lib.ny.us/src/ to sign up & log your minutes online. Have a great summer, keep on reading! See you at the Van Etten Library!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Youth Summer Reading Events

July 10, 3:30pm - Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party. Festive Face Painting! Magic Tim's Balloon creations! Pizza, cake, crafts, prizes & more!

July 17, 3:30pm - Space Program and Air Rockets with Kopernik Observatory & Science Center.

July 24, 3:30pm - Space Crafts!

July 26, 2pm - Friday Movie: Dumbo Rated PG

July 31, 3:30pm - Space Ice Cream Social! Make your own sundaes & try some Astronaut ice cream!

August 2, 2pm - Friday Movie: Uglydolls

Adult Summer Reading Events

July 22, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk: Bring your device and your questions

July 26, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

Story Time from Space

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Monday, July 1, 4pm - Family Summer Reading Club Kick-off- A Universe of Stories
Monday, July 8, 4pm - The Space Program and Air Rockets
Monday, July 15, 4pm - Watch the Apollo Moon Landing
Monday, July 22, 4pm - The Summer Night Sky
Monday, July 29, 4pm - Astronaut Training Camp
Monday, August 5, 4pm - Explore the Universe

Fridays, 2pm - Stories from Space - Listen to Astronauts from the International Space Station read stories geared towards families with children of all ages.

Thursday, July 11, 10:30am - Early Childhood Make and Take- For parents and caregivers of children 3 and under.

Wednesday, July 17, 3pm - Summer Tween Maker Hour- Galaxy Slime - Registration required and limited to 15.

Monday, July 22, 6pm - Teen Summer - Henna Art
Monday, July 29, 6pm - Teen Summer - Diamond Painting
Monday, August 5, 6pm - Teen Summer - Movie Night

Monday, July 1, 6pm - Adult Summer Program - Glass Painting - Registration required and limited to 15
Monday, July 8, 6pm - Adult Summer Program - Henna Class - Registration required and limited to 15
Monday July 15, 6pm - Adult Summer Program - Cloud Lamp Class - Registration required and limited to 15

Mondays & Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen

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

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

In This Issue

Summer Reading Club

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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