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February 2020 Newsletter

Patron Appreciation Week - We Love our Library Users!

Patron Appreciation WeekBecause we appreciate our loyal patrons, we are setting aside a special time during the week of February 10-15, 2020 to thank you.  One lucky library user will win a Library Lovers Prize at each CCLD location.  Visit your favorite library, or all of them, for a chance to win!

Friday, February 14-Big Flats Branch-Stop in from 1pm-5pm to enter the gift card drawing enjoy a cookie or two!

Friday, February 14-Bookmobile-Visit us on our stops from February 3rd- 15th to enter our basket giveaway and stop by on the 14th for light refreshments all day.

Wednesday, February 12-Horseheads Library-John Manfredi will be performing from 2pm-5pm in our lounge. Light refreshments will be served. Visti us all week for a chance to win a $50.00 Barnes and Noble gift card!

Friday, February 14-Steele Memorial Library-Visit us during the week for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards.

Friday, February 14-Van Etten Branch-Warm refreshments and goodies from 1pm-4pm. Visit us during the week for your chance to win a $50 gift card to a local retailer of your choice.

Friday, February 14-West Elmira Branch-We will have a pizza lunch and goodies available all day for our patrons. Visit us during the week for a chance to win our Library Lovers basket.

Closings & Holiday Hours

Monday February 17 The Steele Memorial Library will be open 10am- 6pm other branches and the Tinker Lab will be closed for President's Day Holiday.

Technology Training at CCLD Libraries

Tech Training Lab

All classes are free but 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:

February 3, 5 pm Lego Robotics (Steele)

February 5, 6 pm Valentine Gift Box Workshop (Steele)

February 10, 5 pm Lego Robotics (Steele)

February 18, 2-4pm Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

February 19, 6 pm Introduction to Linux (Steele)

February 24, 5 pm Lego Robotics (Steele)

February 24, 2-4pm Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

February 26, 6 pm Blender Basics (3D graphics software) (Steele)

Tech Tutoring

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

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
(see the Makerspace News section for any closings or changes to our operating hours)

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm, 4pm - 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Tinker Lab Closings
The Tinker Lab will be closed Monday February 17

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.

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

The Lourdes Mobile Mammography Van will be parked in Steele Memorial Library's back parking lot on Friday, February 7th, 9:30am-5:30pm. Call 607-798-5723 to schedule an appointment. You do not have to be a Lourdes patient. Your results can be sent to the health care provider of your choice. They welcome insured and uninsured women. No referral needed. To find out if you are eligible for low- or no-cost screenings, call the Cancer Services Program at 607-778-3900. This project is supported with funds from Health Research, Inc. and the New York State Department of Health.Crochet

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

February 4, 5pm Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

February 6 6pm Fan Infinity Adult Fandom Club

February 7 2pm- Friday Afternoon Film (VICE)

February 13 1pm - Brick Wall Busting: Genealogy Research Free-for-All

February 13 6:30pm Art Workshop with Wynn Yarrow

February 14 2pm Scam Prevention for Older Adults

February 15 2pm Crocheted Hats with Filomena Jack

February 27 1pm Brick Wall Busting: Genealogy Research Free-for-All Mondays, March 2-April 6, 4:30pm - Six-Week Tai Chi Series

Weekly Programs

Wednesdays, 12:30-4:30pm Job Search Services

Wednesdays, 9-4pm Chess Club

Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm Knit & Crochet Club

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

group playing Dungeons and Dragons 

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Mondays in February, 6pm Dungeons & Dragons

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

February 10, 5:30pm Teen MEGA (Most Excellent Gaming Adventures)

February 11 & 25, 5pm Teen Advisory Group

February 11, 6pm Anti Valentine’s Day Party

February 13 & 27, 5pm Teen Art club

February 12, 6:30pm Mend a one man performance by Tim Collins for teens on relationships

February 24, 6:30pm Teen Manga/Anime club

February 25, 6:30 pm    Rainy Toad Gaming: Virtual Reality & more!

Youth Events @ Steele


Each month we will be featuring a different country in the Children’s Department.  We welcome families to come in and learn a little bit about a new country every month.  Participate in programs and complete special tasks!  Second stop, Brazil

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

February 6, 4pm BINGO

February 11, 6pm Family Movie Night

February 12, 3:30pm Lego Club

February 19, 3:30pm Roots of Jazz

February 20, 3:30pm Game Day for Kids

February 20, 4:30pm Frozen 2 Party

February 25, 3:30pm Carnival and Shrove Tuesday

February 25, 6:00pm Family Movie Night

Weekly Groups
Monthly Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time
Storytime Fridays at 10:30 am

Big Flats


The Big Flats Library will be hosting new program called Tuesday Travels, occurring one Tuesday afternoon each month.  The program will offer feature films about popular travel locations throughout the world and will include an informal discussion after the film. The first installment will feature Ireland as a travel location with a film about Ireland’s wild coast and magnificent animals that can be seen there. This month's Tuesday Travels is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 at 1:30pm. Join us at the Big Flats Library for this new and adventurous travel program!

.Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

February 7, 1pm Book Club

February 11, 6pm Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop. Registration is required: 562-3300

February 14, 1pm-5pm Patron Appreciation Day at the Big Flats Library!

February 18, 1:30pm Tuesday Travels at the Big Flats Library

February 18, 6pm Movie and Popcorn Night. Arctic Dogs.  Rated PG

February 25, 6pm Perler Bead Projects

Wednesdays 10:30pm Toddler Story Time


Patron appreciation is the week of Feb 10th-14th. We are giving away a library lovers gift basket. Feel free to stop by anytime during Patron Appreciation Week to enter. We will celebrate Patron Appreciation week on Feb 14th with refreshments all day
Also The month of February is Blind date with a book Come see what this is all about and pick your Blind date? More details at the Bookmobile.

Bookmobile Book Discussion Club  
Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. On February 14th we will discuss:Tell no one by Harlan Coben. In February we will be reading. ”The Boys In the boat” by Daniel Brown and will discuss on March 13th

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

February 14, 1:30pm Book Club

March 7th Book Fest 10am - 2pm at Diven Elementary School the theme is: If animals could talk. Please come out and join us on the Bookmobile for a craft or game and prize.

March 13, 1:30pm Book Club


Adult Events @ HorseheadsJohn Manfredi

Join us for an afternoon of music by John Manfredi to celebrate Patron Appreciation day and enter for a chance to win a Barnes and Nobel Gift Card. Our art class series continues, on the theme of color. Join our afternoon or evening book clubs! And don’t forget to 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, February 12, 1pm-3:00pm Lit Lovers Book Club

Wednesday, February 12, 2pm-5pm Music of John Manfredi, help us celebrate Patron Appreciation Week!

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30pm-PM-7pm Art Class-The Colors of Winter

Tuesday, February 18, 2pm-4pm Tablet Talk

Monday, February 24, 6:30pm-7:30pm Evening Book Club


Youth Events @ Horseheads

TanglewoodJoin us on your day off from school for a Tanglewood presentation How to Get There and What to Wear.  We will learn how animals get from place to place and why some animals are covered in fur and others have scales.  Some animals will be on hand for children to look at and even touch.


Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Tuesdays, February 11 & 25, 3:30pm Kitty Lit registration required

Tuesday, February 18, 3pm Tanglewood

Wednesday, February 19, 3:30pm Early Readers Book Club

Thursdays, 10:30am Family Storytime
Thursdays, 1:00pm & 2:00pm - Homeschool Program (call to register)

Van Etten

Blind date with a bookJoin us all of February to go on a Blind Date with a Book! Come in, find a good candidate based on the book’s “pick up line.” Check it out, take it home, unwrap it, show it your favorite reading spots and get to know one another! When you’re done, fill out a “Rate the Date” card to let us know how it went and get entered for a chance to win a Movie Night in Gift Basket. (Up to 5 entries per person)


Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

All Month Long: Blind Date with a Book. Take a chance with a blind date with a book! You might fall in love! All Ages.

February 10th through 14th Make a Valentine Craft. All Ages

February 14th: 1pm-4pm Patron Appreciation Day

February 24, 2-4pm Tablet Talk

February 26th 5pm - 6:30pm Family Movie Night, Gnomeo and Juliet Rated G

February 28th, 12:15pm Book Club Meeting

West Elmira

Love jigsaw puzzles?  Come check out our Puzzle Exchange!  Our patrons have been extremely generous in their donations to this collection so stop by and pick up a couple of puzzles for FREE!!  You can return them when you’re done, keep them for yourself, or pass them on to another puzzle lover.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Monday February 4th 6:30pm Cookbook Book Club

Tuesday, February 11th, 2:30pm Rainy Toad Gaming Sous Chef’s Day

Thursday February 27th 3:30pm Tween Maker Hour

Wednesdays, 10:30am Homeschool Group

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

Thursday February 27th 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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