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January 2023 Newsletter

Check out our Events Calendar to see a full list of library events!

Holiday Hours & Closings

January 2: CLOSED
January 16: Steele open 10am-6pm; other branches CLOSED

Technology Training at CCLD Libraries

One-on-one basic computer/device instruction is available in the evenings. Let us know what you'd like to learn! Contact Steele Memorial Library (607-733-9175) or Horseheads Free Library (607-739-4581) to schedule an appointment with one of our librarians. Horseheads appointments are available on Mondays at 6:30pm; appointment days and times at Steele will vary by instructor.

Tinker Lab @ Steele

The Tinker Lab's hours will be adjusted for the holiday season. Please refer to our website for a list of affected dates and times.

Virtual Activities

January 11, 6pm - Decorative Luminary Shades with Filomena (in-person or Zoom)

January 12, 1pm - Big Flats Zoom Book Club

January 21, 10am - Genealogy Club

January 26, 6pm - Horseheads Zoom Book Club

Steele Memorial Library

Activities for Adults

January 23 - Spice of the Month Kit - Nigella Seeds (Black Cumin). Pick up a kit with some Nigella Seeds and recipes from library cookbooks to try it with. First come, first serve. Available until gone.

January 4, 11, 18, 4:30-5pm - Gentle Fitness with Jessica Janowsky

January 6, 1:00pm - Friday Afternoon Film - "Elvis." (2022)

January 11, 6pm - Decorative Luminary Shades with Filomena (in-person or Zoom)

January 12, 6:00pm - Thursday Night Movie - "Black Adam" (2022)

January 13, 2:15pm - Friday Afternoon Film - "Everest" (2015)

January 20, 2:15pm - Friday Afternoon Film - "Fed Up" (2014)

January 21, 2:15pm - Saturday Movie Series - "Chocolat"

January 21 & 28, 12:30-3:30pm - Dungeons & Dragons for Adults

Activities for Teens


Mondays in January, 5:30pm - Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Wednesdays in January, 4:30pm - Teen D&D with Daniel

Wednesdays in January,  6:30pm - Teen Safezone

Thursdays in January, 5:15pm - Library night with TC Commons

Thursdays in January, 5:30pm - Teen D&D with Deegan

January 9 & 23, 4pm - Teen Anime Club

January 10 & 24, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group

January 24, 5:30pm - Teen LOLTR club

January 17, 24 & 31, 5:30pm - Teen Art with Filomena Jack

January 25, 5:30 - Teen Creative Writing

Activities for Youth

Disney 100 Years of Wonder

Happy New Year; it is 2023! This year we are celebrating the Disney Company’s 100th birthday: 100 Years of Wonder. We are celebrating all year with monthly movies, crafts, and a book club featuring many of the original books that inspired some of the most famous Disney Movies. Each month we will have a book club book for registered participants to pick up. We will have one title for our Tots and another for Tweens. There will be prizes each month and a grand prize for kids who participate in all twelve of our books!

Wednesday, January 4, 6:30pm - Movie: 101 Dalmatians (Animated)

Monday, January 9, 6:30pm - Movie: 101 Dalmatians (Live Action)

Tuesday, January 17, 6:30pm - Movie: 102 Dalmatians

Thursday, January 19, 3:30pm - Craft: 100 years of Wonder Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 23, 6:30pm - Movie: Cruella

January 26, 3:30pm - Craft: Dalmatian Jasper Bracelets

Weekly Programs:

Help us gather 101 Puppies - All month color a puppy and add it to our litter until we have 101!

Make and Take Craft - Beginning Monday January 9th, while supplies last

Big Flats Library

Activities for Adults

Adult Take & Make Kit - Snowflake Wall Hanging.  While supplies last, stop in and grab a kit, or call and reserve your kit to pick up 607-562-3300.

January 12, 1pm - Big Flats Zoom Book Club

Activities for Youth

All Month - Scavenger Hunt: Animals in the snow! Find them all and earn a token for the prize machine!

Kids Take & Make Kit:  Hand Print Penguin canvas. While supplies last, stop in and grab a kit, or call and reserve your kit to pick up.  562-3300.

Kids, read to earn tokens! Don’t forget to pick up your reading log sheet at the Big Flats Library!

Wednesdays (starting 1/11), 10:30am - Storytime with Miss Melanie

January 17, 6pm & January 18, 4pm - Big Flats Kids Maker Club: Polar Bear Craft! (Call 607-562-3300 to sign up)

January 24, 6pm & January 25, 3:30pm - Celebrate Chinese New Year 2023, Year of the Rabbit. All ages welcome! Call to sign up!   607-562-3300

All month - Big Flats Library Craft Table: Polar Bear Magnets! Just stop in the library and make yours!

Thursdays, 3:30pm - Kids & Teen LEGO Club


Our book club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Chapel Park in Southport at 4pm. We will continue to offer Zoom options for anyone unable to join us, or if there is inclement weather. For the month of December we read "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton to discuss on January 10, 4pm. This month we will read "One True Thing" by Anna Quindlen, to discuss in February.

Horseheads Free Library

Activities for Adults

Join us for Gentle Yoga Tuesdays. We have 2 movement classes going on Tuesdays. One class will be held at 10am by Tammy Wilcox, and one class at 4:30pm will be held by Jessica Janowsky. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat/towel if possible.

Register is required for programs by calling (607)739-4581 or emailing zella@stls.org:

January 11, 5:30pm - Zentangle Custom Pins

January 17, 5:30pm - Kim Pronti presents Winter Landscape Acrylic Painting (We will host this program across the street at the St. Mathew's community room)

January 18, 1 pm - Horseheads Lit Lovers book club (call 607-739-4581 to register)

January 18, 5:30pm - Mandala Bowl craft

January 24, 31, February 7, & 14, 10am - Gentle Yoga Tuesdays with Tammy Wilcox

January 24, 31, February 7, & 14, 4:30pm - Gentle Yoga Tuesdays with Jessica Janowsky

January 26, 6pm - Horseheads Zoom Book Club

January 28, 1pm - Wynn Yarrow presents Abstract Botanicals: learn to use water soluble crayon and tempera paint to make a floral picture

Activities for Youth

Spend the long, dark, cold days of January at the Horseheads Free Library. This month’s take 'n make is a Handprint Snowman craft. The kits will be available all month long. This month’s book club pick is Snow Horses by Patricia MacLachlan. BINGO is back again this month. There will be prizes for the winners. The Storycrafters will be performing The Snow Queen. Come and hear the fairy tale that was the inspiration for Frozen.

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime

Tuesday, January 10, 6pm - BINGO (for ages 12 and under)

Wednesday, January 18, 3:30pm - Children's Book Club

Tuesday, January 31, 6:00pm - The Snow Queen by the Storycrafters

Van Etten Library

Activities for Adults & Teens

Friday, January 13, 2pm - "In a Jar!" Club - Soup Mix

Friday, January 20, 3:30pm - Cookie Exchange Rescheduled - This is for all ages and families

Friday, January 27, 1pm - VE Book Club

Activities for Youth

M, W, F, 3-4:30pm - Monthly Craft: Sock Snowmen

Wednesday, January 18, 3pm - Kid's Origami Club!

West Elmira Library

Activities for Adults

Knit & Crochet Club West Elmira 2nd and 4th Wednesday Every month! 3:30-5:30pm

Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 3:30pm - Knit and Crochet Club

Activities for Youth

Monthly Scavenger Hunt - Celebrate Chinese New Year by finding all of the pictures hidden around the library and win a prize!

Tuesday, January 10, 3pm - Youth - Snowflake Craft

Wednesdays,10:30am - Homeschool Group (Starts 1/11)

Thursdays,10:30am - Family Storytime (Starts 1/12)

First & Third Tuesdays, 3:30pm - Creative Coloring Club

Third Thursdays, 3pm - Tween Maker Hour

Fourth Wednesdays, 4pm - LEGO Club

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 and West Elmira Library for those in need of internet access. Call (607)733-9175 (Steele) or (607)733-0541 (West) to reserve a hotspot. *You need to be in an area with T-Mobile cell phone reception, in order for the hotspot to work.*

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

In This Issue

Holiday Hours

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

Virtual Activities

Takeaway & In-Person Activities at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

Library Services at Home

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