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March 2016 Newsletter

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

The Friends of the Chemung County Library District presents Books Sandwiched In! Please find dates, books & reviewer listings at ccld.lib.ny.us/friends.htm. All reviews are held Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM, are free and open to the public, and take place in the Steele Memorial Library auditorium. A light sandwich lunch may be purchased for $3.50 or you may bring your own. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the book review will be rescheduled. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/friendsofccld.

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 x3. All Steele classes take place in the Technology Training Lab.

Click the links for full class descriptions:

March 12th, 1-2pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

March 14th, 2-5pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

March 15th, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

March 15th, 6-7pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

March 16th, 1-3pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

March 16th, 5:30-6:30pm - Intro to 3D Modeling (Steele)

March 22nd, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

March 23rd, 1-3pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

March 23rd, 6-7pm - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

March 29th, 1-3pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

Digital Media Lab Certification Classes at Steele

Become certified to use the Digital Media Lab - Learn how to record a video, edit the video and use a green screen to add background effects. If you need a different class time, let us know. You must have a parent present if you are under 16. Once you have completed the certification class, you can use the Digital Media Lab at Steele independently.

Friday, 3/4, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Monday, 3/14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday, 3/18, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Thursday, 3/22, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Tech Tutoring

Steele - Mondays, by appointment, limited to 2 students per session.

Horseheads - Tuesdays, 7:00-7:45pm - Informal Q&A sessions, limited to 2 students per session.

Tinker Lab @ Steele

Print of the MonthStop by the Tinker Lab to take a class or use the lab equipment independently anytime the lab is open. While you're here, pick up the free 3D print of the month, a shamrock keychain (one free print per person; additional keychains are $0.25 each).

Winter Tinker Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday: 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Click the links for full class descriptions:

Please register for the following classes by calling 733-9175. You must be at least 13 years old to sign up.

March 3rd, 5pm - Easter Basket Cricut Craft

March 10th, 6:30pm - Introduction to Sewing

March 17th, 5pm - Easter Basket Cricut Craft

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

Book of ColorThis month at Steele we have a variety of activities for adults including a special Book of Color art workshop with artist Wynn Yarrow on 3/14, 6:30pm. This activity is made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Call (607)733-9173 to register.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 2nd, 6pm - "Fan Infinity" Adult Fandom Club

March 5th, 10am - Yoga with Ultimate Fit Chick

March 14, 1-3pm: Introduction to Ancestry.com

March 14th, 6:30pm - Book of Color (Art Workshop)

March 17th, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters (Genealogy)

March 18th, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night (Troll 2)

March 19th, 1pm - Wet Felting (Art Workshop)

March 21st, 6pm - Understanding Health Insurance

March 25th, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film

March 30th, 6:30pm - "...but what do I eat?" (Smoothies)

Recurring Programs

March 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 5:30pm - Knitting Class
March 9th & 30th, 7pm - Adult Coloring Club

Weekly Groups

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club
Thursdays, 9-11am - Craft Club

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Celebrate Youth Art Month with a Teen Art Scavenger Hunt. Teens can win candy when they complete the art scavenger hunt at Steele Library during March 2016 (pick up scavenger hunt sheets at the youth or adult services desks). Artwork by area teens will be displayed throughout the library. Find the art in the library and return the completed sheet for a candy bar!

Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is March 6-12! Sign up for Stop Motion Animation, Karaoke & Video Night, and other awesome teen events! Call 733-9173.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 1st, 6-8pm - Sumo Bot Lego Robotics Wrestling

March 8th, 6-8pm - Karaoke & Video Night

March 9th, 6-8pm - Stop Motion Animation Exploration

March 14th & 28th, 6:30-7:30pm - Teen Writers' Group

March 22nd, 6-8pm - Teen Fandom Night: John Green & Nerdfighters

Youth Art MonthYouth Events @ Steele

March is National Youth Art Month and to celebrate, artwork from local schools will be on display throughout Steele Library courtesy of The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. We will also offer an Art Club for ages 9 and up this month.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 2nd, 4:00 - Maker Club for Kids

March 5th, 10:00-2:00 - Book Fest at Diven School

March 9th, 3:30 - Lego Club

March 10th, 3:30 - Book and Cookie Club

March 14th-19th, all day - Leprechaun Hunt

March 25th, 11:00 - Easter Fun Program

March 28th, 2:00 - The Peanuts Movie

Recurring Programs

Tuesdays, 10:30 - Read, Rhyme and Romp Time (storytime for ages 2 & under)

Thursdays, 6:30 - Art Club for Ages 9 and up

Fridays, 10:30 - Toddler/Preschool Storytime (ages 2 & up) *No storytime March 25*

Big Flats

Fairy HouseOn March 1st and 15th, Miss Becky is having a Fairy House construction program. Please note that this is a 2-part program and participants must be present for both parts. Registration is required: (607)562-3300. All materials provided.

March 25th is the date for the 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt! The egg hunt will start at 3pm and there will be a visit from the Easter Bunny. There will be prizes in special eggs and candy for everyone. Come and enjoy the fun! Please register your child so that we can make sure the Easter Bunny drops off enough eggs and candy.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 1st & 15th, 6pm - Build a Fairy House

March 8th, 6pm - Popcorn & Movie Night (Peanuts Movie)

March 25th, 3pm - Easter Egg Hunt

Recurring Programs

Wednesdays, 10:30-11am - Toddler Storytime
Thursdays, 2-3pm - Homeschool with Miss Becky
Last Tuesday of the month, 6-7pm - Wii Bowling


All the light we cannot seeOur book club meets the first Friday of the month at our Bulkhead location at 1:30pm; this month's meeting is on March 4th. Please join us and be a part of the book discussion for The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. We're reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr for April's discussion.

Bookmobile will be at Book Fest on March 5th 10-2 with fun activities and games. We will also be participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12th at 2pm; come give us a big wave and shout as we drive by. Later this month, join us for a St. Patrick’s Day craft at the Southside Community Center on March 18th at 3pm.


Adult Events @ Horseheads

PendantThis month at Horseheads, we have a variety of Adult Programs! We are especially excited about our special 3 part jewelry-making program which begins in March and continues through April and May!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 1st, 6pm - Creative Coloring Club for adults

March 9th, 12pm - Social Media Time Savers

March 16th, 6pm - Grafting How-To (Gardening)

March 29th, 6pm - 3-Part Jewelry Making Series: Create a Spirit Charm Pendant!

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Easter BunnyThis month Horseheads Youth Department has a variety of spring activities for children and teens.  On Saturday the 26th the Easter Bunny is going to visit! Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and craft a photo frame.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 9th, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit Reading Program with SPCA

March 14th, 6pm - Pi(e) Day

March 17th, all day - Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hunt

March 21,st 6pm – Easter/Spring Craft

March 21st – March 26th  - Easter Themed Scavenger Hunt

March 21st – March 26th  - Candy Count Game

March 26th, 3pm – Visit and craft with the Easter Bunny

March 28th, 2pm – No School Movie: Hop

Van Etten

Read Across AmericaVan Etten Library will have a table at this year's Spencer-Van Etten Community Showcase at the SVE High School on March 6th from 1-4pm. Also, be sure to stop by the Van Etten Library the week of March 21-25 for a fun Egg Hunt! Search the library shelves for special eggs and win a prize!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 2nd, 3:30pm - Read Across America Day

March 4th & 18th, 11am - Family Story time

March 11th, 2pm - No School Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2

March 16th, 3:30pm - Shamrock Shenanigans

March 21st-25th - Egg Hunt

March 25th, 1pm - Good Friday Flick: Goosebumps

Good DinosaurWest Elmira

This month we are showing The Good Dinosaur and making a fossil craft for our family fun nights. Tween makers will be painting magnets with toothpicks and Adult makers will be making their own pot scrubbers. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 5-12 with registration required. 

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

March 7th, 6:30pm - Adult Maker

March 14th, 6:30pm - Family Fun Night Movie

March 21st, 6:30pm - Family Fun Night Craft

March 25th, 2pm - Easter Egg Hunt

March 28th, 7pm - Young Adult Bookclub

Weekly Groups & Recurring Programs

Mondays, 1pm - Bridge Club
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Last Monday of the month, 5pm-8pm - Adult Coloring
Third Wednesday of the month, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour
Third Thursday of the month, 3pm - Adult Book Club

And more...

2016 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.

March 14 & 15
- 1pm-4pm
April 4 & 5
- 1pm-4pm
May 2
- 9:30am-4:30pm (bring a bag lunch)

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

In This Issue

Friends Books Sandwiched In

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

AARP Smart Driver Courses

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