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November 2019 Newsletter

Closings & Holiday Hours

November 8 - All CCLD libraries closed for staff training

November 11 - Steele Memorial Library will be open from 10am-6pm; all other branches will be closed.

November 28-29 - All CCLD libraries closed for Thanksgiving

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:

November 4, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

November 12, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

November 14, 6pm - Image Editing Using Free Software (Steele)

November 19, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

November 21, 6pm - Blender Basics (3D Graphics Software) (Steele)

Tech Tutoring

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

Tinker Lab @ Steele

Sewing Classes

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

Tinker Lab Closings
The Tinker Lab will be closed November 8, 11, 28, and 29.

Laser Certifications
Certification for use of CCLD Makerspace's laser cutter and engraver is now available.

Appointments for certification can be made using the online reservation calendar at:


Please place "Certification" in the Project Summary field on the reservation form.

Lego Robotics

Please register at the Steele Memorial Library Reference Desk or call 607-733-9175. For ages 8 and up.

November 18, 5pm - Lego Robotics

November 25, 5pm - Lego Robotics

Upcoming Sewing Workshops

CCLD Makerspace will be hosting a series of sewing classes taught over the course of two multi-week sessions by guest instructor Jeannette Burnett.

3-week session:
November 12, 19, & 26
6:00pm - 8:00pm
A registration fee of $15.00 will cover the cost of materials and all 3 classes. To register, please visit the Steele Memorial Library reference desk. Financial assistance is available upon request.

6-week session:
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4 & 11
6:00pm - 8:00pm
A registration fee of $30.00 will cover the cost of materials and all 6 classes. To register, please visit the Steele Memorial Library reference desk. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

International Games Day

Join us for an all-ages games day on Saturday, November 2nd from 12-4pm in the Steele auditorium. Rainy Toad will be here with video games! Stop by to play "Overcooked" and "Overcooked 2" with Rainy Toad Gaming. We will also have board games and snacks!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 2, 12-4pm - All Ages Games Day Celebration

November 3, 1-3pm - Brick Wall Busting (Genealogy)

November 4 & 18, 4:30-5:45pm - Tai Chi Class

November 5, 5-6pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

November 7, 6-8pm - Fan Infinity Adult Fandom Club

November 12, 6:30-8:30pm - Beeswax Cloth Wraps

November 14, 1-3pm - Cat Cabin Making from Cardboard

November 14, 6:30-8:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow

November 15, 2pm - "Sixteen Candles" - Friday Film

November 16, 1-4pm - Nunofelting with Shannah Warwick (funded via QuickARTS Grant)

November 18, 6:30-8:30pm - Mexican Oaxacan Art Wall Hangings

November 21, 6pm - "Peanut Butter Falcon" Movie

November 22, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night - Wicker Man

November 23, 2-4pm - Color Wheel 101 with Filomena Jack

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)

Dungeons & Dragons

Join us Monday evenings at 6pm this month for Dungeons & Dragons for teens!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 2, 12-4pm - International Games Week Celebration

Mondays in November, 6pm - Dungeons & Dragons

November 5, 5-6pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

November 6, 6pm - Teen Movie: Suicide Squad

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

November 11, 3pm - Teen MEGA (Most Excellent Gaming Adventures)

November 12 & 26, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group

November 12, 6:30pm - Beeswax cloth wraps

November 14, 5pm - Teen Art club: open studio

November 18, 6pm - Teen RPG: Lady Blackbird

November 19, 6:30pm - Vine & Meme Party

November 25, 6:30pm - Teen Manga/Anime: funko pop DIY

November 26, 6pm - Teen Video Gaming with Rainy Toad

Frozen 2Youth Events @ Steele

November 1st is the Day of the Dead! Join us for a special story time with face painting at 10:30am and crafts; face painting and showing of Disney's Coco at 3pm.

Also, all month long we are celebrating the release of Disney's Frozen II with a special drag story time, a photo op and a month long scavenger hunt.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 1, 10:30am - Day of the Dead Story Time

November 1, 3pm - Day of the Dead Craft and Movie

November 5, 5-6pm - Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

November 7, 4pm - BINGO!

November 12, 6pm - Toon Tuesday

November 13, 3:30pm - Lego Club

November 14, 6pm - Frozen Drag Story Time

November 15, 3:30pm - Frozen Photo Op

November 21, 4pm - Turkey Twist

November 26, 3:30pm - International Cake Day

November 26, 6pm - Toon Tuesday

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

Big Flats

The Alice NetworkIt's time for Book Club on November 1st! This month's book is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

Diamond Painting is the latest craze to sweep across the nation and Big Flats would like to start a Diamond Painting Club. Everyone is responsible for their own Diamond Painting and materials. The library will provide the tables, chairs and refreshments. We hope that you will come and join us. Please call and let us know if you are coming so that we have enough refreshments and chairs set up (562-3300). The club will meet on November 15th and 22nd at 12:30pm.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

November 1, 1-2pm - Book Club

November 15 & 22, 12:30pm - Diamond Painting Club

Wednesdays, 10:30-11am - Toddler Storytime (no story 11/27)


Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of October we read "Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs to discuss on November 15th. This month we will read "The Friends We Keep" by Jane Green to discuss in December.


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Gourd BirdhouseIn November at Horseheads, come and paint/create your own unique gourd birdhouse with Karen Curran owner & instructor of Karen May's Creations! Come and learn basic monotype printing at our next art class! Enjoy our book clubs! Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

Registration is required. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Saturday, November 9, 1-3pm - Gourd Birdhouse Painting for Adults

Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-7pm - Art Class - Revisiting

Wednesday, November 13, 1-3pm - Lit Lover's Book Club

Tuesday, November 19, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk

Monday, November 25, 6-7pm - Evening Book Club

AnnaYouth Events @ Horseheads

Frozen II is almost here and we want to celebrate! Join us for a Frozen Party! Princess Anna will be here for a meet and greet. Queen Elsa will join her if she can finish her royal duties in time. There will be sandwiches and frozen treats. Then we will watch the sing-along version of Frozen. (Movie seating is limited, patrons will be given tickets upon arrival.)

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

November 12 & 26, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit

November 19, 4:30pm - Frozen Party

November 20, 3:30pm - Early Reader's Book Club

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime

Thursdays, 1pm & 2pm - Homeschool Program (call to register)

Van Etten

Dora Movie

The Van Etten Library is hosting a Dora Party on Friday, November 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Join us for the showing of the newly released Dora movie (2019). Also, enter the drawing for your chance to win a Regal Cinema (Arnot Mall) Movie gift card so you can go see Frozen 2, in theaters on November 22!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

November 4, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk: Questions? We have answers. Please call to register: 589-4755.

November 13, 3:30-4:30 - LEGO Club Challenge: SPACE Theme

November 20, 4-6:30pm - Van Etten Library Warming event. Visit the new library space, enjoy refreshments!

November 22, 6-8pm - Dora Party! Enter for your chance to win Regal Cinema (Arnot Mall) Movie gift card!

November 22, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

November, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11am - Bone Builders (No classes the week of Thanksgiving)

West Elmira

Board Games

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, November 12, 2:30pm - Rainy Toad Gaming - Superhero Day

Monday, November 18, 6pm - Retirement - Making Your Money Last

Friday, November 22, 3:30pm - Noah's Ark Animal Workshop- Thanksgiving Workshop

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime
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


Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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