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September 2015 Newsletter

Youth Summer Reading Club Party at Eldridge

Every Hero Has a StoryThe Youth Summer Reading Club Party will be held at Eldridge Park again this year! Make sure to keep reading and log your minutes via the Summer Reading Club site to receive an invitation. Rides, ice cream, prizes and more await reading club participants. Here's your reward for all your hard work; you deserve it!

Lynda.com is Now Available

Lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With access through their library card, patrons receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

CCLD at Twin Tiers Comic Con

Twin Tiers Comic Con

Chemung County Library District will have a booth at this year's Twin Tiers Comic Con at First Arena on Saturday, August 15th.

"Twin Tiers Comic-Con is a 2-day celebration of comics and popular culture in Upstate NY. We spend the weekend showing our love for comics, collectibles, toys, art, writing, games, cosplay, and much more! Special events include autograph signings, guest panels, costume contests, giveaways, and lots of activities for kids and adults alike!" - twintierscomiccon.com

New Elevator Installation at Steele

The elevator at Steele Memorial Library is being replaced this month. The installation will begin on Monday, August 17th and is estimated to continue until Friday, September 18th. During this time, accommodations will be made for those unable to use the stairs to reach the second floor.

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!

Horseheads - August 11th & August 18th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Tech Tutoring

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

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

Steele Memorial

Adult Events (teens welcome)

Lawn Care / Garden Insects and Diseases

Lawn CareJoin Horticulture Educator Jabe Warren in the large meeting room at Steele for two upcoming workshops. On August 5th at 6:30pm, he will cover lawn maintenance, including topics such as grub control and maintaining proper fertility. On August 26th at 6:30pm, he will cover the insects and diseases you'll most likely encounter in the vegetable garden and what to do about them.  Registration is required for both workshops: (607)733-9173.

Club Veg Presents: Smoothies for a Hot Summer Night

Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm, come experience the joy of cold and delicious smoothies, including green smoothies. The workshop will include a Q&A session of everything you’ve wanted to ask about nutrition, but haven’t asked yet!  Registration is required:  (607)733-9173.  This program is presented by Amie Hamlin from Club Veg.

End of Adult Summer Reading Club Party

Celebrate the completion of the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Club with us on Monday, August 10th!  Pizza and other refreshments will be available at 6pm and a musical performance by local singers Jeffrey Mathews and Jessica Ossiboff will begin at 6:30pm.  All are welcome to attend this event.  Registration is not required.

Origami Book Workshop

Origami BookOn Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30pm, Artist Wynn Yarrow will demonstrate how to make a simple yet delightfully intriguing book, created from multiple origami-folded papers, and allow creative freedom for writing, illustrating and / or decorating. Registration is required: (607)733-9173. This program was generously funded by the Friends of CCLD.

Social Media 101: Strategies for Social Media Marketing

Social Media MarketingJoin us Tuesday, August 25th at 1:30pm. This class is a beginner’s look at how your business or non-profit can start thinking about using social media marketing. You will learn why it’s important, how engagement marketing factors into your business, and basic information on each channel. Online registration is appreciated:

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

"So bad, it's good!" Movie Night is Tuesday, August 25th, 6:30pm at the Steele Memorial Library! This month we are showing Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. As always, heckling is encouraged! Free snacks!

Teen Events

Teen Summer Reading Fun continues...

Teen Philosopher's Guild

Love new ideas and friendly, informal discussions (with snacks)? On Monday, August 3rd at 6:30pm we will be discussing the changes from the 1960s into the 1970s.

Emily SwanHow To Draw Comics for Teens

Join local professional comic artist Emily Swan on Tuesday, August 4th at 1pm for two hours of instruction on drawing your own comics. Ages 12-18. Beginners welcome. Paper and pencils provided.

Teen Summer Reading Final Party!

Celebrate all your reading accomplishments at our pizza and smoothie party on Tuesday, August 11th from 6pm-7pm.  Mock foam swordplay, pizza box oven s'mores, prizes, "who is your hero?" board, and more. Ages 12-18. Post the amount of time you spent reading this summer on our summer reading site: ccld.lib.ny.us under "teen summer reading."  Grand prize drawing for the Nook Tablet.

Youth Events

Doggy Tales

Saleena the dogDoggy Tales returns for a 4 week run, on Mondays from 1:00-2:00, August 3rd - 24th.  Kids ages 5-11 are welcome to come and read to our library dog for 15 minutes.

Art Force Five

The Summer Reading Club Fun continues with Art Force Five on Wednesday, August 5th at 6:00pm. Come and do cool super hero crafts with them and watch their great stage show for free! All are welcome!

Tween Theatre Camp Finale

The Tween Theatre Camp comes to a close on Monday, August 10th at 6:30. Come and see how hard they’ve worked on a great finale show!

Summer Storytimes

Steele hosts Summer Storytimes, Fridays at 10:30, August 21st, 28th and September 4th.  We’ll also be telling stories at Wisner Market, Thursdays from 11:00-11:45 for the month of August!

Family Movie

Thursday, August 20th at 2:00pm, there will be a free showing of the newly released PG movie, Home. Snacks are provided.

Big Flats

Tom SeilingSinger/Songwriter Tom Seiling

Tom Seiling will be at the Big Flats Branch on Tuesday, August 4th from 6-7:00 p.m. to delight us with his music and jokes. Please come and join us.

Preschool Storyhour

Summer Preschool Storyhour continues on Wednesday, August 5th and August 12th at 10:30 a.m. Come and hang out with Miss Glen as we hear great stories, sing and dance the morning away.

Stay Tuned...

The Big Flats Library would like to thank everyone for another summer of fun.  We have had some fun magic, great music and fantastic art.  We will now begin planning all the fall surprises that will be coming your way.  Stay tuned for more fun from Big Flats Library.


Bookmobile Book Club

Secret Life of BeesOur book club meets every week at our Bulkhead stop at 1:30.  This month's meeting will be on August 7th; we will be discussing Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. For August we will be reading The Secret life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd for next month's discussion on September 4th.

Strong Kids Safe Kids

We will be at Strong Kids Safe Kids with games, prizes, and temporary tattoos on August 22nd 11-3. Come join us for some fun and earn free school supplies too.

Bookmobile Cookbook

We apologize, our Book It, Cook It, Read it cookbook has been delayed, due to the busy summer schedule for the bookmobile staff, look for it in September.


GardenAdult Events

On Wednesday, August 19th at 6:30pm, learn all about garden disease and how to prevent it! Bring examples of diseased plants from your garden! Presented by Jabe Warren. Registration is required – space is strictly limited! Call 739-4581 to sign up.

Youth Events

The Art Force Five – “We wear capes… in reverse!”

Art Force FiveOn Wednesday, August 5th, 3:00-5:00pm, there will be a performance and crafts with Drawn to Diversity’s team of creative superheroes, The Art Force Five. These heroes represent the values and mission of Drawn to Diversity, segmented into five easy-to-digest and creative (of course) ways. They illustrate that superheroes can exist within each of us by allowing anyone the opportunity to adorn the apron and deliver powerful messages of anti-violence, community building, and creative problem solving.

Back to School Crafts

On Monday, August 31st at 6:00pm, prepare for the first day of school by making your own erasers and duct tape pencil bag!

Van Etten

Garden Club

Meets Wednesdays at 11:00am. Please call for details. Adults and children of all ages are welcome!

Super Hero Costume Party

On Wednesday, August 5th at 3:00PM, dress up as your favorite super hero! Join us for a fun Super Hero iron-on transfer T-shirt party. Design your own super hero T-shirt and stay for some Super Hero Cake!

InsurgentTeen Summer Reading Club Pizza/Movie Party

Join us Friday, August 7th at 2:00 PM for a showing of Insurgent, part two of the Divergent series. This film is rated PG-13. Attendees must be 13 or accompanied by an adult. There will be a final prize drawing after the movie!

Adult SRC Gift Basket Drawing

The gift basket drawing will be Friday, August 7th. Adults, if you have joined the Van Etten Library Summer Reading Club, please enter for a chance to win a great SRC gift basket!

Open Art Studio

Join our talented local Art group on Wednesday, August 5th and 19th. This group is open to the public; beginners welcome! Call for details.

Field Day

Field Day

Kids of all ages, join us for one last summertime bash with games, activities, prizes, and more at Van Etten Library's Field Day on Wednesday, September 2nd at 3:00pm. See you there!

West Elmira

Family Summer Reading Club- Every Hero Has a Story

Go online and log in your time spent reading each week to win one of our weekly prizes!

Local Heroes

Monday, August 3rd at 4pm- Local Heroes- Join us as we are visited by many local heroes!

T(w)een Reading Program- UNMASK!

Log in your books online each week for a chance to win one of our weekly prizes!

Epic Battle of the “Super” Board Games- August 5 at 4pm- Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero or Super Villain and "battle it out" on our "super" sized board games. Pizza and drink provided. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration appreciated.

Young Adult Book Club meets on August 24 at 7pm. Registration is appreciated! Please call for this month’s book title.

Adult Reading Program- Escape the Ordinary

Log in your books online each week for a chance to win one of our weekly prizes!

Book signing by local author- August 3rd at 7pm- Author Lisa Asenato discusses her newest book and answers questions.  Books available for purchase and signing.

Zero ComicsComic Talk- August 13 at 4pm- Zer0 C0mics is the creative team of artist Chris Bell and writer Bill Giancoli. They produce and sell comic books in hard copy and digitally online. In this discussion they will cover their creative process of combining art with the written word, as well as, the business of getting your work in the hands of fans. This program is for adults and teens.

Bridge Club

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

Back to School!

Kindergarten story time- August 31 at 6:30pm- A special story time for children going in to kindergarten to help them prepare for their big day!

T(w)een craft- August 26 at 3pm- Create a duct tape locker organizer for back to school.

And more...

2015 AARP Smart Driver Courses

The following courses take place at Steele Memorial Library. Call 733-2788 to register ($20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members). Please bring your driver's license.

September 21 & 22 - 1:00-4:00pm
October 19 & 20 - 1:00-4:00pm
November 16 & 17 - 1:00-4:00pm
December 14 & 15 - 1:00-4:00pm (new time)

AIM Independent Living - Insurance Assistance

AIM Independent Living Center employs certified navigators to help New Yorkers with the state's Health Plan Marketplace. Individuals, families and small businesses can use the marketplace to compare insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage. AIM navigators are available to assist uninsured/underinsured Chemung County residents from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays and noon-4 p.m. Fridays at the Big Flats Library, and from 1-4 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Horseheads Library. Walk-ins are welcomed. Appointments can be made by calling (607)962-8225.

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

In This Issue

Youth SRC Party


Twin Tiers Comic Con

Elevator Installation

Technology Training

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

AARP Smart Driver Courses

AIM Independent Living - Insurance Assistance

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