Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

July 2016 Newsletter

*All CCLD Libraries will be closed on July 4th*

Friends Summer Concerts at Steele


Our annual CCLD Friends Summer Concert Series gets underway in July on the Elmira Promenade, outside the Steele Memorial Library - RAIN or SHINE.  Concerts will begin at 7:00pm and are free and open to all ages.

Featured performers are:

  • July 5 - Choro Novo Duo who describes their style as chamber music meeting jazz.  Ben Sher and Larry Corban are veteran guitarists fluent in the classic jazz.  Corban has appeared in Broadway shows including Spider Man, Motown, All Shook Up, Mary Poppins.
  • July 12 - Celtic Lyrical Music will be performed by "Cuisle mo Chroi" pronounced "cushla ma chree." The name is Gaelic for "Pulse of My Heart."  Cathy McGrath, Pat Carey, and Mary Lester have been playing traditional and contemporary music of Ireland since 1989.
  • July 19 - RUST, a popular classic rock band from the Southern Tier consists of local professional musicians.  They have been a part of the areas’ music scene since the 70s.
  • July 26 - The Hepcats come from diverse backgrounds, many different musical experiences and range in age from mid-teens to ‘the golden years.’ The band is dedicated to promoting the education and preservation of big band music and its history.   Wherever the Hepcats play, ballroom dancers follow!

Bring your family, friends and comfortable chairs.  If it rains, concerts will be held in the library.

These concerts are made possible through a generous contribution from the Friends of the Chemung County Library District.

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club for kids, teens, and adults has begun! 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. Register online via the CCLD website by branch and age group. For more information, contact your local library.

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):

July 11th, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

July 13, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

July 13, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

July 21, 6pm - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

July 26, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

July 27, 1pm - 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.

July 5, 6pm
July 8, 1:30pm
July 14, 6pm
July 19, 6pm

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

Summer Tinker Lab Hours

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

Stop by the Tinker Lab to take a class or use the lab equipment independently anytime the lab is open. Come in and try your hand at DIY Wedding invitations, décor and more on the Cricut.

July's 3D Print of the Month: Clip on Microscopes. Use one to turn the front facing camera on your tablet or smartphone into a microscope! One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print.

3D Print of the Month

Summer Maker Camp

We are now accepting registrations. Each day will have "maker" activities such as 3D printing, Hour of Code, Audio and Video Editing to name a few. We will be teaching the campers to make their own Weather forecast from start to finish. Registration fee: $20.00 (financial assistance is available if needed). Sign up soon, space is limited. (607)733-9175

Summer Maker Camp: Week 1
Mon., July 25th - Thurs.,28th, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri., July 29th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Summer Maker Camp: Week 2
Mon., August 1st - Thurs., 4th, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri., August 5th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Interested in being a Junior Camp Counselor?

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, mature, and reliable. Applicants will need to fill out the library's volunteer application and have a short interview. You can download the application from our website, or pick one up at the Steele Memorial Library Reference Desk.

New Digital Media Lab Equipment

The Digital Media Lab has added a shotgun microphone and recording interface to its inventory. These items will allow you to capture quality audio from a distance and works great for recording music, group recordings, and interview-style video recording.

Click the link for a description (requires signup):

July 7th, 6:30pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Creative Clay BeadsThis month, join us for an Arts 'n Crafts Workshop series, taking place Fridays at 3:30pm in the small conference room. Check our calendar of events for weekly program details and registration.

On July 20th, we will offer a Creative Clay Beads art workshop at 6:30pm, led by local artist Wynn Yarrow. Registration is required: 733-9175.

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.

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 6th, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming

July 13th & 27th, 6pm - "Fan Infinity" Adult Fandom Club
July 14th, 1pm - Learn to Play Mahjong! (Small Room)

July 14th, 1pm - Genealogy Brick Wall Busting (Tech Lab)

July 20th, 6:30pm - Creative Clay Beads Art Workshop

July 22th, 2pm - Friday Film (All About Eve)

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club
Fridays, 3:30pm - Arts 'n Crafts Workshops

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Teen Lock InSummer Reading runs June 27 - Aug 8. Teens: win prizes by signing up, reading anything you want and posting your minutes spent reading to our website. Track your progress with your summer reading flyers to get free ice cream, YWCA swim passes, and to enter the Grand Prize drawing for a Nook Tablet.

Celebrate National Library Lock In Day with our Teen After Hours Lock in on Fri. July 29 @ 7-9pm. Games, music, pizza, author skypes, and more! Registration required: 733-9175. Space is limited. Thanks to the Chemung County Youth Bureau's Summer Spot program for partnering with us on this.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 11th, 6:30pm - Teen Writers’ Group

July 13th, 2pm-4pm - Make a Paracord Bracelet & Silly Games (Register: 733-9175)

July 20th, 2pm - Video Games w/ Rainy Toad Gaming

July 25th, 6:30pm - Teen Writers’ Group

July 29th, 7-9pm - Teen After Hours Lock In - Games, Pizza, music, fro-yo, author skypes. MUST Register 733-9175.

Summer Reading ClubYouth Events @ Steele

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? Weekly prizes and special free events and a party in August at Eldridge Park for kids who have read and recorded online or at our Youth desk...Sign Up Today!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 7th, 3pm - Life Sized Board Game Fun!

July 8th, 2pm - Family Movie...The Big Green (PG)

July 14th, 3pm - Merry Go Round Theatre presents: The Tortoise and the Hare!

July 21st, 3pm - Camping under the Stars with CCC's Planetarium!

July 28th, 3 pm - Magician Cris Johnson

Weekly Storytimes

Fridays  at 10:30 am - Summer Storytimes  for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2-5.

Big Flats

Adults, be sure to fill out a slip with your name and title of books read for a chance at weekly prize drawings.   Large prize basket for final  draw from all submissions over the summer.  The more you read, the better your chance.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 5th, 6pm - Ladies and Gentlemen Night Out - Christmas Ornament Series.  Participants are required to being a photo that measures 2 - 2 1/4 inches in diameter.  Must be on Laser printer and 35 pound paper (Staples can do it). All other materials are supplied.  Registration required due to space.

July 6th, 3pm - Ross Park Zoomobile (time change)

July 12th, 2pm - Mad Cap Puppeteers Puppet Making Workshop -  Space is limited, please register by stopping in or calling 562-3300.  This workshop is for children aged 9 and up.  Note time change.

July 19th, 6pm - The Charlie Show - Magic and Comedy

July 26th, 6pm - The Spoon Man

August 2nd, 6pm - Big Flats obstacle course - Come prepared to get wet. (rain or shine)


Spoon ManThe Bookmobile will be having The Spoon Man on July 26th; three mini shows at the Southside Parks, Goodwin park 9:15am, Chapel Park 9:45am and Draxler Park 10:15am. Then there will be a full show at the Southside Community Center at 3pm. Please join us for a Spoon of a good time.

Look for us at the Horseheads Family Days on July 16th, 12-3pm. We will be doing scratch off Bookmarks and have a fun little game.

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 July 1st. Please join us and be a part of the book discussion for The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd.

We will be reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain for the month of July to be discussed on Aug 5th.

Does the Bookmobile come close to meeting your needs or your community? Let us know give us a call (738-2476) if you have any questions or to inquire about a stop by you.  The Bookmobile supports all of Chemung County.


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In July at Horseheads, we are excited to host The Feldenkrais Method movement program! Come to our five weeks of classes and learn how to become more flexible and eliminate muscle tension simply and gently!

Also, don’t forget to sign up for Tablet talk to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

Adults! Sign up for Adult Summer Reading to share book reviews and win prizes!

Coming in mid-July: Stay tuned for our upcoming five week summer Tai-Chi class taught by Julie Spicer. Classes will begin Mid-July. Call the Horseheads Free Library after July 7 for more information!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 5, 5:30PM - 6:30PM - Sitting Chair Turning
July 12, 5:30PM - 6:30PM - A Healthy Spine
July 19, 5:30PM - 6:30PM - Relaxed Shoulders
Aug. 2, 5:30PM - 6:30PM - Your Power Center
Aug. 9, 5:30PM - 6:30PM - Align Your Body

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 11th, 6pm - Mad Cap Puppets in Teal Park! 
July 18th, 6pm - Bubblemania! in Teal Park!    
July 25th, 6pm - Magician Cris Johnson!   
August 1st, 6pm - Checkers Magic Show!

Booker's Clubhouse -  Tuesday Mornings: July 5, 12, 19, and 26 10:30 - 11:30 am

Summer Reading Club for pre-readers (18 months - 4 years old). Consists of a story time and activities.  

Summer Story time for all ages on Thursday July 28 10:30 - 11 am.

basketVan Etten

Adult Summer Readers, stop by the library by August 5th to enter for a chance to win a great  Summer Reading Club gift basket!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 6th, 3:00pm - Tie Dye Day!

July 13th, 3:30 - LilySilly Puppet Theater & Workshop

July 20th, 3:30 - Tim Cleary Magician & Balloon Artist

July 27th, 3:00 - Ice Cream Social!

July 15th, 2:00 - TEEN Summer Reading Club Movie:  THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT PART 1. (PG-13)

July 29th, 2:00 - Teen Summer Reading Club Movie: BATMAN V SUPERMAN:  DAWN OF JUSTICE. (PG-13)

July 29th, 11:00 - Book Club

August 3rd, 3:00 - SRC Field Day-Outdoor Activities, fun for all ages!!

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

West Elmira

Puzzle Club

Summer Reading Clubs start this month for Families, T(w)eens, and Adults.  Go online to register and keep track of your books/minutes read to get entered for a chance to win weekly prizes.  Check out our special summer events below! NEW this month; Puzzle Club!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

July 6th, 2pm - Video Games with Rainy Toad Gaming

July 11th, 4pm - SRC Week 3: Professor Fuddle

July 14th, 10:30am - Adult Yoga Class

July 18th, 4pm - SRC Week 4: Mini Golf

July 20th, 4pm - Mind Games with Chris Johnson’s "Tales from Beyond"

July 21th, 10:30am - Adult Yoga Class

July 25th, 4pm - SRC Week 5: Water Games

July 28th, 10:30am - Adult Yoga Class

August 1st, 4pm - SRC Week 6: Kate and Nate

August 3rd, 4pm - T(w)een Chocolate Games

Regularly Scheduled Programs

Thursdays, 3pm - Paws for Reading
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club
2nd & 3rd Monday of every month, 6pm - Puzzle Club
Last Monday of every month, 6pm - Adult Coloring

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

Friends Summer Concerts Begin

Summer Reading Club

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

AIM Navigator Program

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