Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

June 2016 Newsletter

June 11th is the last Saturday that CCLD will be open, until the Fall. Summer hours begin June 13th.

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club starts for kids, teens, and adults on June 27th! The themes this year are:  "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read"  for the youth club; "Get in the Game - Read" for the teen club; and " Exercise Your Mind. Read!" for the adult club. As in previous years, each branch will host a variety of activities in the months of July and August and weekly prizes will be awarded. Starting June 27th, reading club registration will be available online via the CCLD website by branch and age group. For more information, contact your local library.

Friends Summer Concerts at Steele


The Friends Summer Concerts return every Tuesday evening in July!  On July 5th, a unique duo called Choro-Novo will perform outdoors under the Promenade on the side of the Steele Library entrance.  Choro-Novo is traveling from Brooklyn to perform what they describe as "chamber music meets jazz." Concert begins at 7pm.  Bring a chair. The concert series is sponsored by the Friends of CCLD.

ChessDo you like to play Chess?

We are exploring the possibility of starting a chess club at the Horseheads Free Library. If you’re interested, please help us filling out this simple, four question, survey during the month of June: http://svy.mk/1TKrdUb.

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 descriptions (some require signup):

June 14th, 1:00pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

June 15th, 1:00pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

June 15th, 6:00pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

June 21st, 1:00pm - Intro to Google Mail (Steele)

June 21st, 6:00PM - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

June 28th, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

June 29th, 1:00pm - Beginning Internet (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.

Monday, 6/6, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday, 6/10, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Tuesday, 6/14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Thursday, 6/23, 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

Spring Tinker Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday: 3:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Summer Tinker Lab Hours (After June 11th)

Monday - Thursday: 3:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday: 12:00AM - 4:00PM

Print of the Month

Stop by the Tinker Lab to take a class or use the lab equipment independently anytime the lab is open. We are now accepting registrations for our Summer Maker Camp! Each day will have two "maker" activities for attendees to participate in. Registration fee: $20.00 (financial assistance is available). Space is limited. There will be two sessions for two age groups: July 25 - 29 (for kids and younger teens); August 1-5 (for older teens).

3D Print of the Month: Croquet Mallet Pencil Toppers
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Click the link for a description (requires signup):

June 9th, 6:30 - 8pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

Exercise Your Mind Read

Summer Reading Club begins on June 27th! Fan Infinity, our adult fandom group, will be meeting that evening to kick off the reading celebration. Stop by from 6-8pm for readings from scripts, books, and graphic novels. Sign up for the Summer Reading Club for a chance to win weekly prizes! The end of Summer Reading Club Party will take place on Thursday, August 11th at 6pm with special guest, author of Stock Car Racing in the '50s, Ford Easton.

Watercolor BasicsOn June 13th, 6:30pm, there will be a special Watercolor Basics art workshop with Wynn Yarrow, sponsored by the Friends of CCLD. Registration is required: 733-9175.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 1st, 6:00pm - Tabletop Gaming

June 2nd, 6:30pm - Book Talk with Jeanne Mackin

June 7th, 6:00pm - Bad Art Night

June 8th, 6:00pm - "Fan Infinity" Adult Fandom Club

June 8th, 6:30pm - Adult Coloring Club

June 10th, 17th, 24th, 3:30pm - Artist's Way

June 13th, 1:00pm - Brick Wall Busting (Genealogy)

June 13th, 6:30pm - Watercolor Basics

June 17th, 2:00pm - Friday Afternoon Film

June 22nd, 6:00pm - Tabletop Gaming

June 23rd, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

June 27th, 6:00pm - "Fan Infinity" Adult Fandom Club

June 29th, 12:00pm - Measuring Your Marketing

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)

ParanormalTales From Beyond. Explore Unsolved crimes, the Creepy, & the Paranormal with performer Cris Johnson on Tues. June 14 at 6pm in the Steele Library Large Meeting Room. Handle weird artifacts, find ghosts in old pictures and more. 

Summer Fun Party & Dance-Off at Steele Library on Tues. June 28 @ 6-8pm. Show off your moves, learn hip hop with teen James, Nay-Nay competition, and sign up for prizes for reading any comics, magazines, or books you want all summer long!  REGISTRATION REQUIRED, space limited: 733-9175.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 13th, 6:30pm - Teen Writers’ Group

June 14th, 6:00pm - Tales from Beyond: Paranormal

June 27th, 6:30pm - Teen Writers’ Group

June 28th, 6:00pm - Summer Fun Party & Dance Off

June 29th, 2:00pm - Video Gaming Tourney w/ Rainy Toad

On Your Mark, Get Set, ReadYouth Events @ Steele

We're gearing up for our Summer Reading Club theme...On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! with a fun kidfit movie  classic , "Space Jam" leading up to our big kickoff event which will be Thursday June 30 at 3:00, with fitness and registration stations, crafts, fun activities and a frozen yogurt treat!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 23rd, 2:00pm - School's Out for the Summer, Kids Movie Day - "Space Jam" (PG)

June 30th, 3:00pm - Summer Reading Club Kick off event!

Weekly Storytimes

Fridays starting June 17th, 10:30 am - Summer Storytimes  for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2-5

Big Flats

ZootopiaIt's time once again for the Summer Reading Club kickoff on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.  We will be having a round robin of craft tables supporting the theme, "Ready, Set, Read".  Staff will be on hand to sign participants up for the Summer Reading Club at this time.  Remember, any age can sign up for the reading club from babies to senior citizens.  You are never too young or too old to join.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 7th, 6:00pm - Movie and Popcorn Night

June 14th, 6:00pm - Ladies Night Out

June 28th, 6:00pm - Summer Reading Club Kickoff


Book Club

Our book club meets the first Friday of the month at our Bulkhead location at 1:30pm; this month's meeting is on June 3rd. Please join us and be a part of the book discussion for Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. We will be reading The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd for the month of June to be discussed on July 1st.

Summer Programs

The Bookmobile will be winding down from another successful school year with children attending storytimes and checking out books. We will be getting ready to welcome the Big Flats Taffy & Southside parks program and Summer Cohesion. We look forward to all the hundreds of books the kids will be able to enjoy during our summer schedule.

Are we meeting your needs?

Are you interested in having us visit your neighborhood? If so, contact us at 738-2476. The Bookmobile serves all of Chemung County and we want to hear from you.


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Healing SalveIn June we have the last of our aromatherapy series of classes, "Healing Salve Workshop." That class is already full, but stay tuned in July for a fascinating class on "The Feldenkrais Method," all about movement! Information will be forthcoming! Also in June, we are offering Tablet Talk on June 28th at 2pm, for those who would like to deepen their knowledge of their devices! See the list of Technology Training classes at the top of the newsletter for more info about this and other tech classes.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 4th, 1pm - Healing Salve Workshop

June 9th, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Father's DayThis month at the Horseheads Free Library celebrate dad.  Come to the library any time from Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 17th and craft a Father’s Day Card.  Return to the circulation desk to pick up an envelope and a ballot for a Father’s Day Gift Basket. Register for this year’s Summer Reading Club, crafts, games, and prizes at our kick off party on June 29th.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 8th at 3:30pm - KittyLit, Registration is required

June 13th, 6pm - Father's Day Craft - Water Bottle

June 29th at 3:30pm - Summer Reading Club Kick Off Party

Van Etten

Get in the Game Read

The Summer Reading Club Registration Party is on June 29th at 3pm! This summer, kids can read what they like, record how many hours they read and get fun prizes. Also, each week you can enter the drawing for a chance to win one of the raffle baskets filled with great stuff at the SRC, "Get in the Game...READ" carnival on August 3rd here at the Van Etten Library.

So, join us at our opening party and enjoy goodies, games, crafts, & more!! See you there!!

(Can't make it on the 29th?? You'll still be able to sign up for the SRC anytime in July)

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 15th, 3:00pm - Father’s Day Craft - Picture Frame

June 24th, 11:00am - Book Club

June 24th, 2:00pm - End of School Movie! - Zootopia

June 29th, 3:00pm - Summer Reading Club Registration Party!

1st & 3rd Fridays, 11:00am - Family Story Time

West Elmira

Adult ColoringThis month Adult makers will be making Bug Spray. On 6/17 we will host our first Father’s day BBQ for kids and any special father figure in their life. Stop by and check out our Adult Coloring group on the last Monday of each month.

 Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

June 6th, 6:30pm - Adult Maker
June 17th, 3:30 - Fathers Day BBQ

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group (6/1 & 6/8)
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime (6/2 & 6/9)
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Last Monday of every month, 5pm-8pm - Adult Coloring
Third Thursday of every month, 3pm - Adult Book Club

And more...

AIM Navigator Program

Did you know you may be eligible for affordable health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace, even outside of the annual open enrollment period?

Those who’ve recently moved, become a U.S. citizen, gotten married or divorced, had a child, lost their health coverage or had a change in income may qualify for a special enrollment period. Medicaid, Child Health Plus and The Essential Plan enrollments are year-round. Tax credits and other subsidies are available, based on income.

AIM Independent Living Center’s Navigator Program helps individuals and families compare insurance options and enroll into coverage. The program is free, neutral and confidential. Our navigators are available at libraries in Chemung County and other locations.

To find out more or to schedule a meeting, contact Breanna Wilson at bwilson@aimcil.com or 962-8225, ext.  118, or visit aimcil.com.

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

In This Issue

Summer Reading Club

Friends Summer Concerts Begin

Chess Interest Survey

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

AIM Navigator Program

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