Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

September 2014 Newsletter

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/calendar.htm

Reminder: All CCLD libraries will be closed Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day. Fall hours begin at all branches on September 8th.

National Library Card Sign-up Month

National Library Card Sign-up Month

The Chemung County Library District is joining libraries nationwide in celebrating September as National Library Card Sign-up Month. Chemung County residents who don't have a library card are invited to stop by their local branch to get one. After all, cards are free to citizens of Chemung County with proof of current address.

As part of the activities for the month, patrons will have the opportunity to enter drawings for a gift basket and a Nexus 7 Tablet. Entries can be made in two ways:  get a new card or update your current information with us. Entries will be accepted until Monday, September 29th. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 30th.

Call or visit your local branch for information about programs scheduled in celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month! To find your local branch, visit http://ccld.lib.ny.us. Stop by your local branch during the month of September and get a library card—then you can stop by every month for the rest of your life to use it!

Outdoor Movie in Riverfront Park

Captain America: The Winter SoliderJoin us on Friday, September 12th in Mark Twain Riverfront Park on West Water Street for an outdoor movie in the park! We will be showing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This event is open to all ages! There will be a superhero craft for kids at 6:30pm, the movie will start at 7:30pm. Parents, be aware that it is rated PG-13. The Global Taco truck will be there! This event is sponsored by the Friends of CCLD and Outside the Box.

CCLD Maker Expo 2014
Saturday, September 20th, 11am-4pm

A Maker Expo is a community event where folks are invited to share their creative passions whatever they may be. Come see how we are planning to encourage and inspire children, teens, and adults in our area to become a Maker while providing the resources for just that opportunity.

This unique event "celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset". Come find people who share interests with you or pique your curiosity with projects you have never seen before!

Think sewing and robots have nothing in common? Think again!

The CCLD Maker Expo 2014 will have professional and amateur Makers in the area demonstrating their chosen crafts! We will also have live demonstrations of the three new mini labs at Steele. See you there! Questions? Call - 607-734-5572

Friends of Horseheads Free Library Book Sale

September is here and with it comes the annual Friends of the Horseheads Free Library BOOK SALE. This year's book sale will be September 16th to September 20th. Again, because of the generosity of the Horseheads Town and Country Fire Department, the sale will be at the T & C Fire Station at 130 Gardner Road, Horseheads. Thousands of hardcovers, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, and audio books!
Sale Hours:
Tues-Thurs 10:00-7:00
Fri 10:00-9:00
Sat. 10:00-1:00

Celebrate Mango Languages Database

Mango Week is 9/22/2014-9/26/2014! Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more!

  • Ask for a demonstration of Mango @ your library
  • Raffle giveaways
  • Spanish Dance "Sevillanas" Workshop starts 9/25/2014 at Steele Memorial Library


Technology Training

Tech Training Lab

We will continue to offer technology training this month at the Steele Memorial Library. Here is the upcoming class schedule; click on the link for class details and requirements:


Part 1- Monday, September 15, 6:00pm
Part 2 - Tuesday, September 16, 6:00pm
Total cost for these two sessions is $15, to be paid at time of registration. Attendance is required at both sessions.

Tablet Talk
Tuesday, September 9, 1:00pm

Google Drive
Tuesday, September 16, 1:00pm

Basic Computer
Wednesday, September 17, 1:00pm

Google Sites
Tuesday, September 23, 1:00pm

Basic Internet
Wednesday, September 24, 1:00pm

Digital Photography
Part 1– Wednesday, September 24, 6:00pm
Part 2– Wednesday, October 1, 6:00pm
Total cost for these two sessions is $15, to be paid at time of registration. Attendance is required at both sessions.

**Space is limited for these classes so registration will be required. Please call 733-9175 to sign up.**

Big Flats

September is going to be a busy month with fall programming starting up the week of September 15th. On Wednesday, September 17th Preschool story hour for ages 2-5 years with Miss Melanie starts at 10:30 a.m. Come for fun stories and music. On Thursday, September 18th a brand new program is in the works for Big Flats. Baby Lapsit featuring the style of Mother Goose on the Loose will start at 10:30 a.m. and is geared for children birth - 18 months. Join Miss Glen for a fun morning of songs, movement and stories. On Thursday, September 18th the Homeschool Program returns from 2-3 p.m. Miss Glen and Miss Becky have a lot of fun things planned while we learn. It will be a great time for all. If you would like any information on these programs call Big Flats Library at 562-3300.


Van Etten FestivalThe Bookmobile will be at the Van Etten Festival on Saturday, September 13th from 11-3; stop by to see us and all of the vendors that will be present. The Bookmobile had a great summer with the kids from the Taffy Program in Big Flats, the Southport Parks program, and our Summer Cohesion kids.  We wish good luck to all of the kids for the upcoming school year.  We are looking forward to our school visits with all the head starts and daycares and having story time with our talented story tellers.  Don’t forget to visit the Bookmobile or any CCLD branch for a good book to relax and wind your day down.

Steele Memorial

Edible Books Contest RESCHEDULED (All ages)

We didn't receive enough entries for the edible book contest so we are rescheduling it (again), to give everyone more time to enter. The contest will now take place during the CCLD Maker Expo 2014 on September 20th from 11-4! Show off your skills at the Maker Expo by crafting a book inspired edible masterpiece. Be creative! The only requirement is that your entry be book related and made from food. There will be a youth category for ages 0-12 and a teen/adult category for ages 13 and up. Click here to download a registration form.

Visit our Pinterest board to get some edible book ideas:  http://www.pinterest.com/chemunglibs/edible-books/

This event is sponsored by the Friends of CCLD!

Adult Services

QPR - Suicide Prevention Workshop

"QPR" stands for "Question, Persuade, Refer",  and is taught in 1 hour.

On September 8th at 6pm, learn 3 simple steps that anyone can do to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to "question, persuade, and refer" someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

This workshop will be led by Shannon Oakes, Chemung County's  Suicide Prevention Coordinator. 

Film Screening - GMO OMG
Monday, September 15; 6:45 PM

GMO OMGGMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate? - See more at: http://www.gmofilm.com.

For more information about this event, contact Erin Riddle at 607-372-5503 or riddleriddle@gmail.com.

Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group and Food and Water Watch.

Sevillanas - Dance Workshop

Come join us for a Sevillanas workshop starting September 25, and continuing October 2nd, 9th and 16th.  This workshop will be held each week at 6:00-8:00 PM at Chemung County Library District/Steele Memorial Library.  Sevillanas is a Spanish folk dance, danced at parties and festivals, fun for the whole family.  Please call to register 607-733-9173.

Teen Services

Teen NightTeen Night returns!

Tuesday, September 9
@ 6-8pm.  New board and video games to play, hang out with friends, de-stress from school.  Don't miss Makerspace Teen night (Tues. Sept. 23) for a special tour and intro to our new Makerspace.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Teens 12-18 years old: Want to have a VOICE in your Library? Now recruiting new Teen Advisory Group (TAG)  members for Steele Memorial Library!  Help plan teen events (like the Halloween Ball) or clubs for the library.  Tell us what books, games, DVDs, and music to get. Advise us what to make in the Makerspace. We meet twice a month on Tuesdays at 5pm (right before teen night) at Steele Memorial Library. Interested: ask Teen librarian Doris Jean Metzger or any of the TAG members on teen night or email: metzgerd@stls.org, Call: 607-733-8603.

Youth Services 

Fall Storytimes begin the week of Sept. 15 and include the following: (Registration is not required)

Baby Storytime

Baby StorytimeRead, Rhyme and Romp Time, a program especially for babies ages 3 months to 2 years, including songs, fingerplays, and bounce rhymes. Stay after and  explore and play in our Early Literacy area. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 18-Dec. 11. No storytime on Nov. 27.

Toddler/Preschool Storytime

Toddler/Preschool Storytime, especially for kids ages 2-4, features stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive fun. Fridays at 10:30 a.m., No storytimes on Nov. 7 and Nov. 28.

Also, join our kid friendly activities at the following CCLD events:

Outdoor Movie

Outdoor Movie Night at Riverfront Park in Elmira on Sept. 12, starting at 6:30, we’ll have a special superhero craft for kids, before the 7:30 showing of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. This event is Sponsored by Friends of CCLD and Outside the Box.

Maker Expo

Kids create at the Maker Expo, Sat. Sept. 20 between 11:00-4:00. Come and explore STEM related activities, like Makey Makey, Little Bits, and Lego Creations!

Horseheads Closed 8/18-9/29

The Horseheads Library is closed until Monday, September 29th. During the closure the book drop will be locked. You may return library materials to Big Flats, Steele, West Elmira, Van Etten, or the Bookmobile. When notified of a hold's availability, the pickup location has been changed to the Steele Memorial Library at 101 E. Church St. in Elmira. If you prefer to pick up your book at another CCLD branch, call 733-9173 to make arrangements to have the book sent to another branch.

Van Etten

As of August 18, 2014 Library Clerk Michelle Erickson has been assigned to be the permanent person in charge at the Van Etten Library. The next time you visit the Van Etten Library be sure to welcome Michelle and keep an eye out for programs this fall!

West Elmira

Homeschool Group

The West Elmira Homeschool Group meets on Wednesdays at 10:30am, starting September 10th.  "Expand Your Mind" with other home-schoolers!  This story and activity time is geared for students ages 5-11.

Pajama Story Time

Join us on Mondays at 6pm, starting September 15th, for Pajama Story Time!  Put your "jammies" on  and bring Mom and Dad for stories, music and fun!

Duct Tape CraftDuct Tape Pencil Pouch Craft

Join us on September 17th at 3:30pm to make a duct tape pencil pouch, book cover, change purse or your own design! Open to all kids ages 8 and up. Registration is appreciated.

Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book Club meets on September 22nd at 7pm.  If Young Adult is your genre then this book club is for you! Read and then, come discuss The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson. Registration is appreciated!

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/calendar.htm

In This Issue

National Library Card Sign-up Month

Outdoor Movie

CCLD Maker Expo

HHDS Book Sale

Celebrate Mango

Technology Training

This month at...

Big Flats


Steele Memorial




Van Etten

West Elmira

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