Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

October 2021 Newsletter

**All patrons and employees MUST wear a mask while in the library.**

Check out our Events Calendar to see a list of library events that you can access from home, take and make crafts, and more.

October 11 - Steele is open 10-6pm; other branches are closed.

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

The Friends of CCLD Fall Books Sandwiched In series will take place via Zoom: October 1, 8, and 15 from 12-1pm. Check the Friends website for registration links.

Don't Forget - Seed Harvest!


We here at the Steele Seed Lending Library hope your gardens flourished, and your growing bounty was great!

We are putting out this friendly reminder that seed sharing is always welcome here. We will be happy to add your contributed seeds to the collection. Bring your windfall to the reference desk with the identity of your seed - flowers, herbs, vegetables; they're all good!

Thank you in advance from the Seed Lending Library!

CCLD Makerspace

Tinker Lab

CCLD Makerspace is now open on Saturdays from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Makerspace classes are now available by request. Visit ccldmakerspace.org/classes for a list of available classes and a link to the registration page. All classes will be held at Steele Memorial Library.

CCLD Makerspace is open by appointment. Reserve a time using our booking form at ccldmakerspace.youcanbook.me. Requests for 3D printing can be made online at ccldmakerspace.org/3d-printing-request.

Activities for Kids

The Bookmobile will be at OKTOBERFEST in Elmira Heights on October 9th, 10-4pm; stop by for a take home craft and prizes.

Celebrate Fall at the Horseheads Free Library. This month's take N make is a fall tree craft. The kits will be available all month long.

hand sanitizerStop by the Big Flats Library any time to complete this DIY craft: LEGO Hand Sanitizer. ALL ages welcome! Limited to groups of up to 6.  Face coverings are required.

Stop by the Big Flats Library and complete the Spooky Scavenger Hunt to earn a token for the prize machine!

Big Flats Library's Kids Maker Club craft this month is a Hand/Foot Print Canvas. This month's kit is a paint project that you can Take & Make at home. Please choose 1 canvas design when you call to reserve your kit! 562-3300.

Van Etten Library will be offering String Pumpkin Take & Make Kits for all ages, all month long.

Click the links for more program details:

October 21, 4pm - Cooking for Kids: Toxic Waste Mac and Cheese (Facebook Live Stream)

October 22, 4pm - Van Etten Halloween Parade *Registration is required*

Weekly Events

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Melanie

Wednesdays, 3:30pm - Children's Book Club (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly

Thursdays, 10:30am - West Elmira Library IN-PERSON Storytime - registration required and limited to 10 families. Registration available Mon-Wed during the week of the storytime. Masks required for everyone ages 2 and up.

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly

Fridays, 10:30am - Live Stream Storytime (live) via Facebook with Mr. Jeff

Activities for Teens at Steele


Click the links for more program details:

Mondays in October, 5pm - Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesdays in October, 5:15pm - Library Night with TC Commons Clubhouse

Wednesdays in October, 5:30pm - Teen Actorvists Theater club

October 6 & 20, 6:30pm - Creative Writing Group with Tim Collins

October 7, 5:30pm - Movie night "Beetlejuice"

October 11 & 25, 4pm - Anime Club

October 12 & 26, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group Meeting

October 13 & 27, 6:30pm - Teen SafeZones

October 14, 5:30pm - Teen Movie Night "Monster House"

October 21, 5pm - Teen Skeleton & Clown face painting demo 

October 25, 6pm - Teen Halloween Face Mask Decorating

October 27, 6:30pm - SafeZones Halloween Party

October 28, 5:30pm - Pumpkin Smashing Stress Relief

Activities for Adults

Wood Block Painted Pumpkins

Take & Make kits will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from Steele Memorial Library. October 4-8: Painted Wood Pumpkins; the kit includes wood, paint, 1 foam brush, cork stem, 1 hot glue stick & raffia. You will need/may want: hot glue gun or other glue to attach stem, sandpaper, & masking tape. October 18-22: Spice of the Month; kits include pumpkin spice and pumpkin spice sugar cookie recipe, & meringue powder and traditional royal icing recipe, both from "Sally's Cookie Addiction" by Sally McKenney (available for check out from Steele Memorial).

Horseheads Library will be offering takeaway Felted Soap Kits made by a local artist Shannah Warwick of BlckBts Fashion and Textile Design. Email zella@stls.org or call 739-4581 to register for the kit. The kits can be picked up October 15.

Stop by Big Flats Library for this month's Adult Take & Make Craft:  Paper Lanterns. Get ready for crisp autumn nights! A great way to add an inviting warmth to your porch, patio or entry walk. Call the Big Flats Library to reserve your kit. 562-3300. Supplies limited to 25 kits.

Van Etten Library will be offering String Pumpkin Take & Make Kits for all ages, all month long.

Click on the link for program details:

October 4, 11, 15, 18, 25, 4pm - Tai Chi with Julie Spicer (Zoom)

October 6 & 20, 3:30pm - Van Etten Sit and Stitch Club (in-person)

October 6, 7pm - African American Genealogy - Looking For My Babies: Freedmen Searching For Family (Zoom)

October 13, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club (call for details)

October 14, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow (Zoom)

October 15, 1pm - Big Flats Zoom Book Club (Zoom)

October 19, 10-3pm - Red Cross Blood Drive at Steele

October 20, 6:30pm - Tissue paper candy pop collage with Filomena Jack (Zoom)

October 29, 1pm - Van Etten Book Club (in-person)

Library Services at Home

Enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, streaming video, online classes, language learning, and more, from the convenience of your home! Check out the library's Featured Services page for a list of digital services that can be accessed remotely with your Chemung County Library District card.

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots are available to check out from Steele Memorial Library for those in need of internet access at home. Call 733-9175 to reserve a hotspot. *You need to live in an area with cell phone reception in order for the hotspot to work at your house.*

Remote Genealogy ResearchDue to COVID constraints, the Genealogy department at Steele Memorial Library has temporarily waived its remote research fees. Email edesk@stls.org with your contact information and genealogy question. You can access Ancestry Library Edition from home, through December! Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

If you need help accessing your account, email our virtual reference desk edesk@stls.org for assistance.

In This Issue

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

Seed Harvest

CCLD Makerspace

Activities for...




Library Services at Home

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