Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

Winter 2011 Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who voted to support local libraries, on November 8th!

Holiday Closings:
11/24 - All branches will be closed.
11/25 - Steele Memorial will be open from 9-5PM.
12/23 - All branches will close at 1PM.
12/24-12/26 - All branches will be closed.
12/30 - All branches will close at 1PM.
12/31- 01/02 - All branches will be closed.

KindleLibrary eBooks for Kindle

Just a reminder, Amazon's Kindle is now compatible with the library's eBook collection. For more information about checking out eBooks for your Kindle and other devices, click here.

Quilts Amongst the Books

Quilts Amongst the BooksBe sure to make a trip to the Chemung County Library District’s Steele Memorial Library this month to see the beautiful quilt exhibit “Quilts Amongst the Book II.” These quilts are incredible works of art, each one individually created.

The display is sponsored by the Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira. This guild began in 1980 and its membership is comprised of 63 very talented ladies. Besides sharing ideas and techniques, as well as honing their skills together, they also choose various community projects to work on. This year for example, they have made and distributed to the local hospitals bereavement blankets to the neonatal units, walker caddies to long term care units, and are currently making underarm pillows for breast cancer patients.

The show “Quilts Amongst the Books II” at Steele Memorial Library is comprised of 75 projects from full size quilts to minis, to wearables, and accessories. The exhibit will run until November 29th.

New and upcoming books for Kids & Teens

Main in the MoonTwenty years in the making, William Joyce's enchanting new picture book, The Man in the Moon, is definitely worth the wait. Joyce introduces the original guardian in his new Guardians of Childhood series. Who has these feet?Unbelievable illustrations and a great story for children of ages 4-8.

A book with a lively guessing game format, check out Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulbert. For ages 3-7, match feet to the animals habitat.

DestinedFor young adults check out the latest in the Maze Runner Trilogy, The Death Cure by James Dashner, a great action/adventure series for teens and young adults. For fantasy and magic, take a look at the ninth title in the House of Night series, Destined. This is a sure hit series with vampires and the supernatural by authors, P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast.

Did you know the library has a smart phone app?

BookMyneBookMyne is an iPhone app (a beta version is also available for Android-based devices) that allows you to search for books, place holds, renew books, and more, from your mobile device. At a book store and want to know if we have a book, before buying it? Use the integrated barcode scanning feature to scan the book's ISBN barcode (using the camera on your device) and it will search the library catalog for the book! This and other features are available via BookMyne.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of the events happening this winter at the CCLD libraries. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.

Click on the event for more information:

11/18, 1PM @Steele - Smart Phone vs. Smart Phone
11/18, 3:30PM @Steele - Where’s Waldo in the Library?
11/18, 7PM @Van Etten - Van Etten Movie Night
11/19, 1PM @Horseheads - Test Drive an iPad
11/19, 1PM @Van Etten - Wood Carving with Al Grover
11/25 - Bookmobile in the Holiday Parade in downtown Elmira.
11/29, 6PM @Big Flats - Human Bingo

12/3, 1PM @Van Etten - Fishing Pole Wrapping with Al Grover
12/3, 1:30PM @Horseheads - Christmas Crafts for Children
12/7, 6:30PM @Horseheads - Don't Judge a Book by Its Movie
12/8, 10:30AM @Horseheads - Special Storytime with Author Maureen Wright
12/8, 3:30PM @West Elmira - Hair Feathers!
12/15, 4PM @Big Flats - A Visit from Mrs. Claus
12/21, 6:30PM @Horseheads - Gingerbread House Makeover
12/22, 1:30PM @Steele - School’s Out Movie Day (Polar Express)

Superhero Training Academy starts Wednesday, 1/25 at Steele Memorial Library. The program will run for six weeks and will include: obstacle courses, rescue missions, and cape making. Registration is required.

Weekly Events
Mondays, 10:30AM @Steele - Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays (until 12/6), 10:30AM @Horseheads - Wee Readers (ages 2-5)
Tuesdays, 10:30AM @West Elmira - Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays, 6PM @Big Flats - Family Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:30AM @Big Flats - Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 11AM @West Elmira - Expand Your Mind (ages 7-12)
Thursdays (until 12/1), 10:30AM @Horseheads - Bond with your Baby
Thursdays, 10:30AM @West Elmira - Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, 10:30AM @Steele - Baby Lapsit
Fridays, 1:30PM @Van Etten - Be Creative @ Van Etten Library (adults)

Registration may be required for some events. Contact the library for more information.

These events and many more are happening this winter at your library. Check our calendar of events for more programs happening at your library.

CCLD @ Hero Bot Con

HeroBot, Booker, BatmanThanks to everyone who helped to make Hero Bot Con a success. The local comic book and art convention, sponsored by Heroes Your Mom Threw Out comic shop and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, had close to 600 attendees; the convention was free to attend with the donation of a canned food item to the food bank. CCLD staff, along with Booker the owl, were excited to take part in the event. This was the first Hero Bot Con; hopefully there will be many more to come!

Do you enjoy reading comic books? Stop by one of our libraries to peruse the collection. CCLD's libraries own close to 1500 graphic novels, combined. We have titles for children, teens, and adults. Ask us how you can place a title on hold and have it delivered to your local library. Click here for more information about our collections.

In This Issue

Holiday Closings

Library eBooks

Quilts Amongst Books

New Books

Smart Phone App

Upcoming Events

CCLD @ Hero Bot Con

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