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September 2019 Newsletter

**All Libraries will be closed for Labor Day (September 2). Saturday hours resume at Steele and Horseheads on September 14th.**

National Library Card Sign-up Month

National Library Card Sign-up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Stop in to any Chemung County Library during the month of September for your chance to win a prize! Every time you check out this month, you will receive a scratch off with a chance to win: money off your fines, CCLD merchandise, reading log books, buttons, candy, bookmarks, and more!

Back this year is our collectible library card! Stop in to any CCLD library and purchase one of our Limited Time CCLD cards while supplies last. Made by our very own Steve, one of CCLD's Makerspace staff, this card was inspired by L. Frank Baum's beloved classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Cards are $1 for existing members and FREE for new members.

Friends of the Horseheads Free Library Book Sale

The Friends of Horseheads Free Library invites you to the 2019 Book Sale at the Town and Country Fire Hall located at 130 Gardner Road Horseheads, NY 14845. The hours are 10 am - 7 pm on Tuesday, September 10th - Thursday, September 12th. Our bag sale will be Friday, September 13th from 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, September 14th from 10 am - 1 pm.

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:

September 10, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

September 12, 6pm - Image Editing Using GIMP (Steele)

September 17, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

September 17, 6pm - Introduction to Laser Engraving (Steele)

September 18, 6pm - Photo Restoration Workshop (Steele)

September 23, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

September 24, 6pm - Limestone Engraving Workshop (Steele)

September 25, 6pm - Introduction to 3D Printing (Steele)

Tech Tutoring

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

Tinker Lab @ Steele

Makerspace News

Laser Engraved Pencils

Personalize your back-to-school pencils using the Tinker Lab's laser engraver.

If you plan on engraving more than five pencils, please schedule a time using the online reservation calendar:  ccldmakerspace.youcanbook.me

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 - 3:00PM, 4:00PM - 7:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Abstract Forest

We have several art classes at Steele this month! First up we have a clay sculpture class with artist Wynn Yarrow on September 12th at 6:30pm. On Saturday, September 14th at 2pm you can paint an abstract forest with artist Filomena Jack, using acrylic paint. Finally, we will be offering a Sumi-e Japanese ink painting class on September 16th at 6:30pm. Sign up for these classes by calling 733-9175 (open to adults and teens).

This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA's Decentralization Program, and by the QuickARTS grant program funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Both programs are administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 3, 5pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

September 5, 2pm - Chemung CCE Workshop: Gardening with herbs

September 5, 6pm - Fan Infinity

September 9, 23, October 7, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

September 11, 6:30pm - Personal Privacy and National Security in the Age of Cyber Warfare, presented by Tracy Mitrano, cybersecurity policy expert

September 12, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow - "Making an Impression"

September 14, 2pm - Abstract Forest Acrylic Painting with Filomena

September 16, 6:30pm - Sumi-e: Japanese Ink Painting

September 19, 6pm - "Dark Phoenix" - Thursday Night Movie

September 20, 1:30pm - "South Pacific" - Friday Afternoon Film

Tuesdays, September 24 - October 15, 4pm - Money as You Grow Bookshelf (4 week program for children and caregivers)

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)


Keep an eye out for Dungeons & Dragons (for teens) this month (date to be announced later).

Join us for game night with our game guru, volunteer Michael, on September 9th at 5:30pm.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

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

September 3, 5pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

September 4, 3pm - Teen Safe Zones De-Stress @ Downtown Grind

September 9, 5:30pm - Teen MEGA (Most Excellent Gaming Adventures)

September 10 & 24, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group

September 12, 5pm - Teen Art club:  Open Studio

September 24, 6:30pm - Video Game night MarioKart Racing Tourney

September 26, 5pm - Teen Art club open studio & Kandi/Friendship bracelet making

September 30, 4pm - Make and Take Monsters

September 30, 6:30pm - Teen Manga Anime club: My Hero Academia Trivia Night

AladdinYouth Events @ Steele

All month long we are celebrating the Chinese folktale Aladdin. Join us for a Family movie night after hours on Friday September 20th for an Aladdin Party.  We will be showing Disney's new movie Aladdin as well as making themed crafts and snacks.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 3, 5pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)
September 10, 6pm - Toon Tuesday
September 11, 3:30pm - Lego Club
September 20, 6pm - Aladdin Party
September 24, 6pm - Toon Tuesday
September 30, 3:30pm - Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Weekly Groups
Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Tuesdays, September 24 - October 15, 4pm - Money As You Grow Bookshelf (Registration required!)
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time beginning September 13th

Big Flats

Secret Life of Pets 2September 13, 1pm - It's BOOKCLUB!!! For anyone that has read the book "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. Please feel free to join us at 1:00 p.m. for the discussion. The book club will be facilitated by a staff member of Ithaca College. Free for all to attend.

September 17, 6pm - It's movie and popcorn night! Tonight's feature is "The Secret Life of Pets 2". Those lovable animals are back for more adventures.  Movie starts at 6:00 and as always, popcorn will be served.

September 18, 10:30pm - Toddler and preschool storyhour starts again today. Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am, Miss Melanie will lead the fun with stories, songs and dances.  We hope that you will come and enjoy the fun. (Suggested ages 2-5)


428 DaysThis month we are happy to return to our school, Head Start, and daycare stops to offer story times and more. Kids can check out books and return them during one of our bi-weekly visits. We look forward to seeing everyone again!

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of August we read "The Child" by Fiona Barton to discuss on September 13th. This month we will discuss "438 Days" by Jonathan Franklin to discuss in October.

Give us a call (738-2476), if you have any questions or to inquire about a stop near you.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 13, 1:30pm - Book Club
October 11, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In September at Horseheads, come and join our continuing fun art series of classes! And welcome back to the Lit Lover's book club, and to the Evening Book Club! Lit lovers will discuss The Overstory, by Richard Powers, and the Evening Book Club will discuss their list of summer reading titles.  Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

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

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Wednesday, September 11, 1-3pm - Lit Lover's Book Club
Wednesday, September 11, 5:30-7pm - Art Class - Wish You Were Here
Tuesday, September 17, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk
Monday, September 23, 6-7pm - Evening Book Club

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Supers and Villains

It's time to roll out fall programming at the Horseheads Free Library! Fall means the return of story time, homeschool program, and kitty lit. We are also adding a book club for kids entering Kindergarten-2nd grade.

Who doesn't want to dress up like a superhero for a day? Celebrate Batman Day with us on Saturday the 21st. There will be some supers and villains available for meet and greets!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September 18, 3:30pm - Early Reader's Book Club
September 21, 10:00am - Batman Day
September 24, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime (Begins September 12)
Thursdays, 2:00pm - Homeschool Program (Begins September 12)

Van Etten

DIY School Supplies

School has begun, but it's not too late to create your own cool style school supplies! Monday 9/16, Wednesday 9/18 & Friday 9/20 from 3:30-4:30 - Join us this week at VE Library to make & take you personalized school supplies! All materials included, free of charge.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September 11, 3:30-5pm - Wednesday Movie: Aladdin(2019) Rated PG

September 16, 18 & 20, 3:30-4:30pm - DIY School Supplies!

September 23, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk: Bring your device and your questions! Registration is required for this class. Please call the library to sign up. (607)589-4755 (leave a message)

September 27, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

LEGO Club resumes in October!

West Elmira

Board Game

Have old card or board games at home?  Donate them to the West Elmira Library board game exchange! Drop off your old ones and maybe pick up a new game you've never played before.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesday, September 10th, 2:30pm - Rainy Toad Gaming - Chef's Day

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group - Starting September 11th

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime - Starting September 12th

Mondays & Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen

Fourth Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club

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

Third Thursday 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

National Library Card Sign-up Month

Friends of HFL Book Sale

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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