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April 2015 Newsletter

National Library Week (April 12 - April 18)

National Library Week

Come in and check out at any Chemung County Library between Monday, April 13th and Saturday, April 18th, to get entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year, best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015. Baldacci's novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and television. For more information visit http://bit.ly/1gUe48B.

CCLD Maker Expo - May 30th

The CCLD Maker Expo will be held this year on May 30, 2015. The event will run from 11:00AM – 3:00PM, rain or shine and will be held downtown at the Steele Memorial Library. The Expo is a free event where local artists, professors, craftspeople, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, tech clubs, engineers, and local businesses come to show what they make.

This is CCLD's second expo, last year approximately a thousand people showed up to see over 30 exhibitions, presentations and demonstrations. Nothing is bought or sold at the Maker Expo. Folks are invited to share what they have learned while practicing the disciplines they are passionate about.

Come see what others are making and be inspired! 

Follow our CCLD Maker Expo event page on Facebook for updates and be sure to share it with your friends.

What will you make?

Technology Training at CCLD Libraries

Tech Training Lab

All classes are free and registration is required. To register for Steele classes call 733-9175; for Horseheads classes call 739-4581; for Van Etten classes call 589-4755 ext 3.

Tablet Talk

Learn how to use your tablet in a casual setting, talk to other tablet users, share woes, get advice, ask questions, and more. Bring your tablet or smartphone and your questions!

Steele - April 7th, 1:00-3:00pm
Horseheads - April 14th & April 28th, 2:00-4:00pm
Van Etten - April 20th, 2:00-5:00pm

Beginning Computer

Steele - April 8th, 1:00-3:00pm

Introduction to iPad & iPhone

Learn how to use your iPad or iPhone! Bring your fully charged iPad or iPhone and make sure you know your Apple ID and password.

Steele - April 21st, 1:00-3:00pm

Beginning Internet

Steele - April 22nd, 1:00-3:00pm


Learn how to get the most out of your Genealogy research using Ancestry.com.

Steele - April 28th, 6:00-7:30pm

Tech Tutoring

Steele - Some Mondays in April, 1:00pm, by appointment, limited to 2 students per session. Get basic computer help from one of our volunteers.

Horseheads - Tuesdays in April, 7:00-7:45pm - designed to be informal question and answer sessions limited to 2 students per session.

Steele Memorial

Adult Events (teens welcome)

From Table to Able: Combating Diseases with Food

Join us on April 1st at 7pm as we explore the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing some of our leading causes of death and disability. Video presented by Amie Hamlin from Club Veg, followed by a Q&A. Registration is appreciated: 607-733-9173. Join Amie next month (May 20th) for Smoothies for health and beauty: help make a variety of smoothies and then enjoy drinking them!

Exercise Classes by Ultimate Fit Chick

Ultimate Fit ChickBack by popular demand, Ultimate Fit Chick has agreed to do several more exercise classes for Steele Memorial Library. There will be new classes to try and an earlier time slot to get your mornings started!  Please register at 607-733-9173.

Dance party - Saturday, April 11, 9:30-10:30am
Yoga - Saturday, April 18, 9:30-10:30am
Piloxing - Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9:30-10:30am

The Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease in our Aging Society

Alzheimer's Association

On Tuesday, April 14th, 5:30-6:30pm, Dr. Mark Mapstone PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center will be appearing live at the Wayland Free Library and the talk will be available via videoconference at the Steele Memorial Library in the Technology Training Lab on the first floor.

An Evening at 221B Baker Street

sJoin us during National Library Week on April 14th at 6:30pm as Rebecca and Rachel Oshlag present a lively mix of stories and facts on detection fiction’s most beloved literary character, Sherlock Holmes.  They perform a selection of short stories against the backdrop of an absorbing discussion about the character of Holmes, the impact of the fictional detective on the development of criminal investigative techniques, and the remarkable life and works of Sherlock’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

"So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

The PumamanJoin us on April 17th, 6:30pm at the Steele Memorial Library for another installment of "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night! This month we are showing The Pumaman (MST3K version). As always, heckling is encouraged! The library closes at 5pm but the doors will be open to moviegoers at 6pm. Free popcorn!

**Not intended for children**

Teen Events

LARP bookLibrary LARP Rescheduled

The Teen LARP has been rescheduled for a Friday in April. Date TBD, check the library events calendar for updates. If you haven’t  registered yet, call 733-9173.

Poetry is Slammin'!

On Teen Night, Tues, April 28, 6pm, you can perform or post your poetry to win prizes.  Get inspired by Slam Poetry videos, create  Madlibs poetry, eat snacks, play board games and Wii (after the slam videos). Ages 12-18.

Teen/Tween Babysitting Certification Course (Red Cross)

BabysittingJoin us on May 2nd, from 9am-4pm for a Red Cross babysitter's training course that helps participants learn about the responsibilities involved in being a good babysitter, and how to respond to almost any babysitting situation. There is a $70 fee for this course (checks payable to "American Red Cross"--no credit cards). Payment must be made in full on the day of the class at Steele Memorial Library.  Call 733-9173 to register (must register by Friday, April 24). Read more about this course here:  http://bit.ly/1NfOdU5 .

Check our library events calendar for more teen fun in April!

Youth Events

Into the WoodsApril is National Poetry Month

Kids, stop by the Children’s area and win a prize when you complete a poetry scavenger hunt!

School's Out Movie Day

Join us on April 2nd at 2:00pm for a showing of Into the Woods. Enjoy a snack while viewing this PG movie, inspired by Grimm fairy tales.

Signing  storytime

Join us Saturday, April 11 at 11:30 (ages 1-5) for songs, stories with signs, and fun!

National Library Week Fun

Poem in Your Pocket Day - Wednesday, April 15 at 3:00 for kids ages 5 and up. Bring a favorite poem, or pick one out here, and then make a special pocket to display it in!

MorelandArt Club starts  on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30-8:00. Please call 733-9174 to sign up for this club for ages 7-14; the club runs weekly until May 14!

Magic Show with Moreland the Magician on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00: free, interactive fun for the whole family! 

Big Flats

Popcorn and Movie Night

On April 7, we hope the sun will come out tomorrow as we have a special showing of Annie.  As always, popcorn will be served.

Spa Program

On April 14th, learn how botanicals are used in scrubs and relaxing tea baths and make some to take home.  Elizabeth Russell, owner Lizbeth's Botanicals and co-owner of Cloud 9 Wellness, will be on hand to teach us the right way to use herbs and oils.  Pre-Registration is required, space is limited.

iPad KioskEarly Literacy iPad Kiosk

Explore how much fun learning can be!  We are getting a special crayon shaped kiosk that will hold 4 iPads preloaded with stories and games for young children to play while visiting the Big Flats Library.  We hope it will arrive in time for National Library Week.

Seed Starting

On April 21st, Jabe Warren, Master Gardner from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be here to help with our gardens.  Jabe will give us his expert knowledge on starting your seeds for a great garden this year. No registration is required for this program.


Cookbook Submissions

We are still collecting recipes for the Bookmobile's cookbook! Drop recipes off at the Bookmobile or any CCLD library by April 17th, if you'd like them to be included in the book. Please include your name and city so we can give credit.

Bookmobile Day

Bookmobile DayApril 15th is the 6th National Bookmobile day. We will be celebrating with treats and launching our cookbook. Follow our Facebook page for news and updates.


Adult Events

SeedsSeed Saving

On Tuesday, April 14, 6:30-7:30 PM, join us for an informative presentation on the art of seed SAVING, by Master Gardener Jabe Warren. Registration is required – class is limited to 30. Call 739-4581 to register.

Outdoor Gardening Layout

On, Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-7:30 PM, join us for a presentation on the topic of outdoor gardening layout. Presented by Master Gardener Jabe Warren. Registration is required – class is limited to 30. Call 739-4581 to register.

Youth Events

Easter Scavenge

Participate until April 4th, learn interesting Easter facts, and win a prize.

Crazy 8s Afterschool Math Club

The club meets every Monday through April 20th. K - 2nd grade will meet at 3:15; 3rd-5th grades will meet at 4:15.  Registration is required.

Kitty Lit Reading Program - Read to the Cats!
Kitty Lit
Come to the library and read stories to the kitties on April 21st, 3:30-4:30pm! Open to students in grades 1-6. Registration is required (program is strictly limited). Call 739-4581 to register.


Preschool storytime is every Tuesday at 10:30; toddler storytime is every Thursday at 10:30.  Pajama Storytime is Monday, April 6th 6:30pm.

Spring Break Show

Wednesday April 1st at 2:00pm, join us for a showing of Into the Woods (rated PG).

AristocatsSecond Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday, April 11th at 2:30pm, join us for a showing of the classic Disney movie Aristocats.

Puppet Building Workshop

Join us on Monday, April 13th at 6:15pm, during National Library Week, and create your own masterpiece puppet to take home.  The workshop concludes with a short performance by Madcap Puppets.  For grades PreK-5 (registration is required). 

May the Fourth Be With You

On Monday, May 4th there will be an all-day Star Wars crafts movie party at 6:00pm.  Star Wars-loving friends can get together and celebrate the franchise.  This program is geared for children in Kindergarten and up but Star Wars fans of any age can participate. Dress as your favorite Star Wars characters, enjoy snacks fit for star warriors and watch Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Episode 1.

Van Etten

Join our Gardening Club!
Help the Van Etten Library plan, create and maintain a produce/herb garden! Children and adults, all ages welcome. Monday, April 6th, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Planning Our Garden & choosing seeds. Monday, April 20th 3:30pm-4:30pm: Planting our seeds in peat pots.

Family Movie Night

Join us Wednesday, April 8th at 4:45pm for a showing of Disney's Into the Woods (rated PG).

Tanglewood Nature Center Visit

On Wednesday, April 15th at 5:00pm, Sophie the Great Horned Owl is coming for a visit, along with a frog, snake, chinchilla, and a TARANTULA!!

Open Art Studio

Join us Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm. Please call for details, 589-4755 ext. 3.

West Elmira

Home School Group

The West Elmira Homeschool Group will meet Wednesdays at 10:30am (geared for ages 5-11). 

Pajama Story Time

Join us Mondays at 6pm! Put your "jammies" on and bring Mom and Dad for stories, music and fun!

Thursday Morning Story Time

Join us Thursdays at 10:30am for a fun time of stories, music, and movement! Ages 18 mos to 5 years.

And the Mountains EchoedBook Clubs

Adult Book Club meets on April 16th at 3:00 pm. Registration is appreciated! This month’s book is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

Young Adult Book Club meets on April 27th at 7:00 pm. Registration is appreciated! This month’s book title is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Bridge Club

Join us at the West Elmira Library every Monday and Friday from 1pm-3pm for all types of bridge. Registration is required. Call 733-0541.

Local Culinary Happenings

Join us as local eateries showcase some of their unique cuisine.  Registration is required and limited

Thursday, April 9 at 4pm- D-s’ Pierogi Place
Thursday, May 14 at 4pm- Turtle Leaf Cafe

National Library Week (April 12- April 18)

An Afternoon at 221B Baker Street

Join us on April 14th at 3:30pm as Rebecca and Rachel Oshlag present a lively mix of stories and facts on detection fiction’s most beloved literary character, Sherlock Holmes.  They perform a selection of short stories against the backdrop of an absorbing discussion about the character of Holmes, the impact of the fictional detective on the development of criminal investigative techniques, and the remarkable life and works of Sherlock’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

Tween Fun

Make smoothies with Miss Lynda on April 15th at 3:30pm (registration required).

And more...

Montour Falls Library Hosts "Lear Green Speaks"

Vicie RollingOn April 9th, the Montour Falls Library will host Vicie Rolling, a performance artist who will deliver a half-hour storytelling entitled Lear Green Speaks: Unpacking the Underground Railroad. She will explore the life of Lear Green, one of Mark Twain’s servants. The event will be hosted at the Old Havana Courthouse Theatre (408 West Main Street, Montour Falls, NY) at 7:00pm, with a reception immediately following at the Montour Falls Library.

Friends of CCLD Poetry Abounds

Calling all student poets!  Visit the Friends poetry gallery at friendsofccld.org/gallery/students for submission guidelines or ask for a guidelines sheet at the Steele Memorial Library.  Poetry Gallery artwork images must inspire poems.  Students in grades 1-12 are eligible.  The deadline to enter is April 10th.

Dessert Cabaret Benefit for Youth Art Program

On Friday, April 10 at 7:30PM there will be a Dessert Cabaret Benefit For The Arts At Park Summer Tent Program in Beecher Hall in The Park Church on (208 W. Gray Street, Elmira, NY).  Reservations requested; Call Church Office at 607-733-9104.  Featuring the talent of Jeffrey Mathews, Sarah Dennis, Jessica Ossiboff, Charles Rizzo, and a “Billy Joel” set with Alex and Ian MacDonald.  $10—Delectable dessert with performance!

Free Comic & Pop Culture Convention

River Road ExpoRiver Road Expo is a local comic and pop culture convention being held at Tioga Downs on Sunday, April 19th from 12 pm to 5 pm. Fans can meet both professional and self-published writers and artists. There will also be vendors and fan groups at the expo. Admission is free for all ages. http://www.riverroadexpo.com/

Friends of CCLD Soirée at the Steele POSTPONEDFriends of CCLD

Friends of CCLD cordially invites you to Soirée at the Steele on Friday, May 8 at 7pm. The event will take place at Steele Memorial Library. Tickets are $20/single and $35/couple and will be available at your neighborhood library from April 1 - May 7 and at the door May 8. (Big Flats, Horseheads, Steele, Van Etten, West Elmira)
Cash/Checks Only

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 Week

CCLD Maker Expo

Technology Training

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

Lear Green Speaks

Poetry Abounds

Dessert Cabaret

River Road Expo

Friends Soirée

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