Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

August 2016 Newsletter

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club for kids, teens, and adults is almost over! If you haven't signed up yet, you can still 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):

August 10th, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

August 17th, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

August 23th, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

August 24th, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

August 25th, 6pm - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

August 29th, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

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.

Thursday, 8/4, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday, 8/19, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Tuesday, 8/23, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Wednesday, 8/31, 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

Stop by the Tinker Lab to take a class or use the lab equipment independently anytime the lab is open.

*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.

*New iMac in the Tinker Lab

An iMac is now available for public use in the Tinker Lab. Equipped with GarageBand, users will be able to utilize the iMac for recording, arranging, and mixing their own musical compositions. For those interested in video editing, Final Cut Pro X allows users to cut and assemble footage before applying effects to create a professional looking movie.

Summer Tinker Lab Hours

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

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

Tinker Lab Classes
August 11th, 6:30 - 8pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

This month we will offer another art workshop for adults and teens, led by local artist Wynn Yarrow. This month's class is "The Book as Jewelry" and will take place on August 17th at 6pm. 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.

Coloring Day

Stop by the 2nd floor desk during the month of August to submit your completed adult coloring sheets to enter our adult coloring contest. A prize will be awarded to the winner. For more information, call 733-9175.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

August 2, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming

August 11, 6pm - Stock Car Racing in the '50s - Book Talk with author Ford Easton

August 15, 1pm - Brick Wall Busting (Genealogy)

August 17, 6:30pm - Book as Jewelry Art Workshop

August 22, 6pm - "Fan Infinity" Adult Fandom Club

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

August 26, 2pm - Friday Classic Film - The Music Man

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club
Thursdays, 1-3pm - Mahjong Club

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Book HedgehogTeen SRC Final Party & Nook Tablet Prize Drawing

Teens 12-18 years: Celebrate your reading accomplishments with book crafts, snacks, and a Superfight card game tournament!  Teen Advisory Group members will judge the tourney.  Make a book hedgehog. Tell us your favorite book you've read over the summer for a prize! The Nook tablet grand prize winner will be announced, too.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

August 9, 6pm - Teen Summer Reading Final Party

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

Youth Events @ Steele

Eldridge Park Reading Club Party invitations are ready; there's still time to sign up and join in on the fun, through Aug. 8.  Rides, prizes, ice cream and a chance to win a bike! Going into Kindergarten in Sept? Come to our Kindergarten Kickoff Party on Thurs. Aug. 25 at 6:30, prizes, stories, and crafts!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

August 4, 3:00pm - Science Tellers!

August 12, 2:00pm - Summer Family Movie, Mighty Ducks

August 15, 6:30pm - Theatre Camp performance, open to all!

August 19, 10:30am - Special Storytime with Elephant and Piggie!

August 25, 12:00pm - Drawing at Wisner Park for Kindergarten  (2015-2016) Tablet Winner from Friends of CCLD

August 25, 6:30pm - Kindergarten Kickoff Party!

Weekly Events

Friday Summer Storytimes at 10:30am - For Preschoolers and Toddlers ages 2-5

Big Flats

Thank you to all of the Big Flats patrons for another wonderful summer program.  It has been a fun summer that is winding down quickly. There are only 2 Summer Reading Club events left this year.

On August 2, at 6:00 P.M.,  prepare for  the first ever obstacle course at the Big Flats Library.  Come and try for the fastest time and prepare to get wet! If you have participated in the summer reading club, enjoy your reward for a reading job well done at the Eldridge Park SRC Party.  Come in or call to receive your invitation for more details.

Fabric PlatesOn Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. the  Ladies (and Gentlemen) Night Out continues with fabric plates.  Do you give cookies at Christmas?  Come and see how easy it is to create a special plate to give them on.  Materials are supplied; space is limited so registration is required.


Bookmobile will be at Strong Kids Safe Kids Aug 20th from 11-3, with tattoos, games and prizes.

You can also visit the bookmobile at the Wellsburg Community Day; we will have the bookmobile open from 10-2 with more prizes and games, then you can wave to us as we go by in the parade. Both events are very family fun oriented; come on out, take a break and join the fun.

Still AliceBookmobile Book Discussion Club  

Our book club meets every first Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm.

Click the links for descriptions:

August 5, 1:30pm - Book Club

September 2, 1:30pm - Book Club

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


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In August at Horseheads, we continue to host The Feldenkrais Method movement program! There are two weeks of classes left to learn how to become more flexible and eliminate muscle tension simply and gently! Also, there are three T’ai Chi classes left, still time to sign up! We are also hosting Wine & Design on August 10 - this program requires a $15 deposit.  And our popular gardening workshop this month is a hands-on seed saving workshop. Registration is required for all. Also, don’t forget to sign up for Tablet talk to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

Click the links for descriptions (registration required):

August 1, 9:30am - T’ai Chi
August 2, 5:30pm - Feldenkrais - Your Power Center
Aug. 8, 9:30am - T’ai Chi
Aug. 9, 5:30pm - Feldenkrais - Align Your Body
Aug. 10, 5:30pm - Wine & Design
Aug. 15, 9:30am -  T’ai Chi
Aug. 23, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk
Aug. 31, 6:00pm - Seed Saving Workshop

Youth Events @ Horseheads

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Horseheads Free Library is hosting their annual 1000 Books Before Kindergarten kickoff Storytime on Tuesday August 30th at 10:30.  Register for the program and receive your introductory bag and first reading log, listen to stories, rhymes and make a craft.  Celebrate kids who have reached the 1000 book goal!  Research shows that children with larger vocabularies are better readers. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they mean.

Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the program. 

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

August 1, 6:00pm - The Checker’s Show will bring comedy and magic to the library

August 30, 10:30am - 1000BksB4K Fall Kickoff Storytime Celebration

Van Etten

The final prize drawings for Summer Reading Club will take place this month at Van Etten Library. The Teen/Tween drawing for a basket full of goodies will take place at 4:15pm on August 3rd. On August 5th at 5pm the adult reading club basket winner will be drawn.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

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

August 25, 11:30 - Bookclub Meeting

August 29, 2:00 - Tablet Talk

August 31, 3:00 - Movie Afternoon:  Rachet & Clank!!

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

Nate & KateWest Elmira

Summer is winding down here at the library.  Make sure you log your books and minutes online so that you can get entered for a chance to win a prize and special invite to our final party at Eldridge Park.  Stay tuned for new and exciting programs and clubs starting this fall!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

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

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

Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

2nd & 3rd Monday of every month, 6pm - Puzzle Club

Last Monday of every month, 6pm - Adult Coloring

And more...

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 13th.

"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

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

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

Twin Tiers Comic Con

AIM Navigator Program

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