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March 2020 Newsletter

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:

March 2, 5pm, Lego Robotics (Steele)

March 4, 6pm, Image Editing with GIMP (Steele)

March 9, 5pm , Lego Robotics (Steele)

March 9, 2pm, Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

March 11, 6pm, Blender Basics (3D Graphics) (Steele)

March 16, 6pm, Lego Robotics (Steele)

March 17, 2pm, Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

March 18, 5pm, Laser Cut Pocket Journal Workshop (Steele)

March 23, 6pm, Lego Robotics (Steele)

March 26, 6pm, Blender Basics (3D Graphics) (Steele)

March 30, 6 pm, Lego Robotics (Steele)

Tech Tutoring

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

Tinker Lab @ Steele

Maker Faire Twin Tiers
Save the Date: October 24, 2020
Registration application for Makers coming soon!

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

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, Mondy 2nd, 10 am am-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:

March 3, 5pm, Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)

March 5, 6 pm, Fan Infinity Adult Fandom Club

March 6, 2 pm Genealogy: No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors

March 13, 2pm, Friday Afternoon Film (VICE)

March 12, 6:30pm, Art Workshop with Wynn Yarrow

March 19, 2pm, Law Talk with Local Lawyer Matthew Shuck

March 21, 2pm, Paint a Mermaid in Acrylics

March 27, 1pm Genalogy-Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family's Dark Side

March 28, 2pm, Beaded and Crocheted Necklaces with Filomena

Weekly Programs

Mondays, 4:30-5:45pm, Tai Chi Series

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 March, 6pm, Dungeons & Dragons

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

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

March 10 & 24, 5pm, Teen Advisory Group

March 10, 4pm, How to Draw Faces with artist Emily Swan

March 12 & 26, 5pm, Teen Art Club

March 18, 6:30pm, Graduating High school now what?

March 20, 10am, March Movie Marathon by teen request

March 26, 6:30pm, How to get a job for teens

March 30, 6:30pm, Teen Manga/Anime club

March 31, 6:30pm, Rainy Toad Gaming

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!  Third stop, India!

March 2, 4:00PM, The Snowy Day Storytime

March 4, 6:30PM, Pajama Storytime

March 5, 4:00PM, BINGO

March 9, 4:00PM, Holi Storytime

March 10, 6:00pm, Family Movie Night--Annie

March 11, 3:30pm, Lego Club

March 17, 6pm,Family Movie Night-Pippi Longtsocking

March 18, 6:30pm, Pajama Storytime

March 19, 3:30pm, Game Day for Kids

March 26, 6:00pm, Family Movie Night TBD

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

Big Flats

Dr SeuessRead Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place on March 2. This day is also the birthday of one of America's favorite children's authors, Dr. Seuss. The Big Flats Library will be paying homage to Dr. Seuss on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00pm-7:-00pm. In honor of all things Seuss, join us for a fun, interactive program that will include cake, printable activities, crafts, & reading a favorite Dr. Seuss book.

.Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 3, 6pm, Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

March 6, 1pm , Book Club: Becoming by Michelle Obama

March 10, 6pm , Movie and Popcorn Night. Frozen 2. Rated PG

March 17, 1:30pm, "Tuesday Travels" film series

March 17, 6pm, Stuffed Animal Storytime! Bring your favorite stuffed pal to the library.

March 19, 3pm,4:30, After school LEGO Challenge Club!

Wednesdays 10:30pm , Toddler Story Time

Come to the library and search for the hidden leprechauns throughout March for our "Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt." Find them all and get prize!


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.

Horseheads St Patrick's Day parade March 14th at 2pm. Come and see the Bookmobile in the parade.

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 13th we will discuss:The Boys on the Boat by Daniel Brown. In March we will be reading The Whip by Karen Kondazian and discuss on April 10th

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 13, 1:30pm, Book Club

April 10, 1:30pm, Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In March, we continue our Art classes on the theme of color!. Come and make a vintage spoon ring! Don’t forget to sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! Join us for book talk at our afternoon & evening book clubs!  Registration is required for all programs. Call 739-4581 to register. Note: Vintage Spoon Ring Class is full. We are taking names for the waiting list. A 2nd class will be scheduled for a later month. Precedence will be given to people on the waiting list.


Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 11, 1:00pm, Lit Lovers Book Club

March 11, 5:30pm, Art Class: All the Colors We Can See

March 14, 11:00am, Vintage Spoon Ring Making Note: class is full. We are taking names for the waiting list. A 2nd class will be scheduled for a later month. Precedence will be given to people on the waiting list.

March 17, 2:00PM: Tablet Talk

March 23, 6:30PM: Evening Book Club

Youth Events @ Horseheads

HortonThe Horseheads Youth Department is celebrating everything Dr. Seuss this month.  We will kick off the month with a birthday party.  The party will include a storytime, a craft, a game, and of course some cake.  We will end the month with a stuffed animal workshop.  This time we will be making Horton the elephant.  Every child will leave with a stuffed elephant and a copy of the book Horton Hears a Who!  All month long our 3rd annual Battle of the Books will be raging.  Vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss books as we update the bracket each week.
Will Green Eggs and Ham win again?

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 2, 3:30 pm, Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party

March 9-17 Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

March 18, 3:30 pm, Early Reader's Book Club

March 31, 6:30 pm, Horton Hears a Who! Workshop registration required

March 10 & 24, 3:30pm, Kitty Lit registration required

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

Van Etten

Blind date with a bookOn Saturday, March 14th, at 12pm, come join Chris Johnson to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday month through his show "A Cat and A Hat!" With this performance, we will learn self-value, how reading is important and so much more through some of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters.
Program is free to the public and intended for Elementary School kids.


Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

All Month Long: Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt – Find your favorite Dr. Seuss characters around the library and then stop at the front desk to get a prize!

March 9, 2pm, Tablet Talk Registration is required. Call (607)589-4755 ext. 3

March 14, 12pm, "A Cat and A Hat" magic show

March 20, 3pm, 4pm, Dr. Seuss Birthday Party!

March 23, 5 pm, "Make Art Monday"

March 25, 3pm, Family Movie Night "The Lorax" rated PG.

March 27, 12:15 pm Book Club Meeting

West Elmira

National Puzzle DayLove 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:

March 10, 2:30pm, Rainy Toad Gaming- Minecraft

March 16, 12:00pm, SCAM FREE! : Become an Empowered Older Adult

March 19, 3:30pm, Tween Maker Hour

March 23, 6:30pm, Cookbook Book Club

Wednesdays, 10:30am, Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am, Storytime
Mondays & Fridays, 1pm, Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am, Gentle Yoga with Karen

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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