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November 2016 Newsletter

Closings & Holiday Hours

November 11 - Steele will be open from 9-5pm; all other CCLD libraries will be closed for Veterans Day.

November 24 - All CCLD libraries closed for Thanksgiving

November 25 - Steele will be open from 9-5pm; all other CCLD libraries will be closed.

World AIDS Day

CCLD, together with the Chemung County AIDS Task Force, will recognize World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1st. The community event will begin at Wisner Park at 5:30pm with a candlelight vigil followed by a walk to the Steele Memorial Library for a reception. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open and free to the public. The Aids Memorial Quilt will be on display at the Steele Memorial Library from November 28th through December 2nd.

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 (signup required):

November 7, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

November 14, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

November 14, 6pm - Video Game Design (Steele)

November 15, 1pm - Intro to Facebook (Steele)

November 16, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

November 17, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

November 22, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

November 22, 6pm - Adobe Premiere Elements (Steele)

November 23, 6pm - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

November 28, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

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.

Makerspace Certification Classes

To schedule a training session for one of our certification classes (see below), please call 607-733-6809 during the Tinker Lab's open hours, or E-mail us at: labcentral@stls.org.

Digital Media Lab Certification 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. 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.

3D Printer Certification at Steele

Become certified in the use of the 3D printers at the Steele Memorial Library MakerSpace. Learn how to change filament in the printers, navigate the display menus, and utilize the slicer software for optimizing your 3D prints. Completion of the certification process will allow you to use the 3D printers independently. Anyone under the age of 16 will be supervised in the use of the 3D printer.

3D Printer

Tinker Lab @ Steele

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

Napkin HolderAutumn Tinker Lab Hours

Mon - Thu: 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Fri: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 2:00pm

3D Print of the Month: Turkey Napkin Holders! One free per patron; $0.25 for each additional print.

*Check the technology training section above for information about 3D printing classes, independent 3D printer use certification, as well as Digital Media Lab certification.

*New Digital Media Lab Equipment
We have just installed a VHS to DVD converter and a film and slide to digital converter in the Digital Media Lab.

*Weekly crafts are starting!
Each week the Tinker Lab will be offering a new craft for patrons to stop in and make. Materials and instructions will be set out on the tables for anyone interested.

Tinker Lab Classes

Napkin Holder

Click the links for descriptions (registration required):

November 9th, 6pm - Cricut Craft

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

Well-Dressed Book

This month we have two art workshops led by local professional artist Wynn Yarrow. The first is The Well-Dressed Book on November 14th at 6:30pm.

If the sky were the limit, what clothing would you wear? Whether opulent, ruffled, layered, colorful, reminiscent or ridiculous, your dream garb will become visible as you fashion a small well-dressed book complete with clothes hanger.

Candle HolderThe second workshop, Winter by Candlelight, Clay Candle Holders, will take place on November 28th at 6:30pm. Winter's short days are the perfect time for candlelight. Festoon your candle with a handmade holder made of air dried clay using the coil technique.

Both workshops are open to adults and teens and are free (all materials provided). Registration is required: (607)733-9175

These activities are 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.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

November 1, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming

November 2, 10am - Save Energy Save Dollar$

November 8, 6:30pm - Sharknado 4 (Bad Movie Night)

November 9, 6:30pm - Adult Coloring Club

November 9, 6:30pm - Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

November 14, 6:30pm - Well-Dressed Book (Art Workshop)

November 16, 6pm - Fan Infinity: Star Trek at 50

November 19, 11am-4pm - International Games Day

November 21, 1pm - Ancestry.com

November 21, 6pm - Fan Infinity: Star Trek Beyond

November 28, 6:30pm - Winter by Candlelight, Clay Candle Holders (Art Workshop)

November 29, 6pm - Bad Art Night

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)

Sharknado 4We are excited about the new movie coming out on Nov. 18 in theaters: "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them."  Make your own Fantastic Beast (and eat Frightful Food) during Teen Night on Tues. Nov. 22  at 6pm. Take our dare & eat "Frightful Food" too! Can you eat a "crushed cockroach" or "cat litter"?

Join us for heckling at this month's bad movie night with a showing of Sharknado 4!

Click the links for descriptions (registration required):

November 8, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night: Sharknado 4

Mondays, Nov. 14 & 28 at 6:30pm - Teen Writers' Group

November 19, 11am-4pm - International Games Day

November 22, 6pm - Make Fantastic Beasts

Thursdays, 3:30-5pm - Teen/Tween Code club for ages 10-18 (Meets in the Tech lab) Will not meet Nov. 3 and Nov. 24.  Register 733-9175

DinovemberYouth Events @ Steele

Come Celebrate Dino-vember throughout the month of November in the Children's Area. We'll have a dino scavenger hunt the whole month, find the hidden dinosaurs in our department and claim your prize, plus lots more fun dino days!

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

November 2, 4:00pm - Maker Club for kids ages 5 and up

November 9, 3:30pm - Lego Club for ages 5 and up

November 10, 6:30pm - Family Movie: The Good Dinosaur (PG)

November 12, 2:00pm - The All American Dinosaur Show

November 17, 3:00pm - Kids Creation Station-Dinosaur Craft!

Weekly Events

Tuesdays, 10:30am - Read, Rhyme and Romp Time (storytime for ages 0-2)

Fridays, 10:30am - Preschool Storytime (for ages 2 and up; no storytime Nov. 11 & Nov. 25)

Big Flats

Finding DoryTuesday, November 15th is movie and popcorn night at the Big Flats Library. At 6:00pm, we will proudly show Finding Dory on the giant 12 foot screen. Bring your pillows, blankets, wear your pajamas and prepare to be entertained. Popcorn will be served.  The best movies and the best popcorn are at the Big Flats Library.

Ladies Night Out brings something brand new for our group. We have made Christmas ornaments for our tree; now learn to make a necklace as a possible Christmas gift.  Join CCLD staff member Caroline Poppendeck and learn the art of jewelry making. Class will be held on Tuesday, November 22 from 6-7:00 p.m. This class is free, but limited in size.  Please call and register today at 562-3300.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

November 15, 6pm - Movie Night (Finding Dory)

November 22, 6pm - Jewelry Making (Necklace)

Weekly Events

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime

Thursdays, 2pm - Homeschool with Miss Becky


Bookmobile will be participating in the Elmira Downtown Holiday Parade on November 25th; make sure you wave or give a thumbs up as we make our way by.

Calling Me HomeBookmobile Book Discussion Club

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of November we will be reading Calling me Home by, Julie Kibler. Due to our CCLD Continuing Ed day, the December discussion will be held on Dec 2nd.

December's book will be Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Dec 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

Tai ChiIn November and December, we are excited to offer a special four-week "Stress Free T'ai Chi" class series! Come and learn to relax and de-stress in time for the holiday season! Registration is required: 739-4581.

Note: Tablet Talk is on hiatus for the holidays - it will resume again in January.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Nov. 28/Dec. 5/Dec.12/Dec.19 - Stress Free T'ai Chi

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Ninja Night is Monday November 7th at 6:00.  This year there will be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crafts and pizza.  Come a normal kid and leave a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!


Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

November 1, 10:30am - Kindermusik

November 1, 3:00pm - LEGO Club - All ages welcome

November 7, 6:00pm - Ninja Night

November 8, 4:30 - Kitty Lit.  Registration required

November 15, 3:00 - LEGO Mindstorms Club - Ages 10+

November 19, ALL DAY - International Games Day!

November 19th at 10:00am - Learn how to program LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots

November 19th at 12:00pm - Take a break from IGD gaming and enjoying pizza and snacks

Weekly Events

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Van Etten

Finding DoryInternational Games Day 2016 is Saturday, November 19th. The Van Etten Library will be hosting two International Games Days, so stop by for some competitive gaming fun. Games will include Library PONG, Perfection, Leap FROGs, Yatzee, & Jenga!!

Stop by on November 23rd for this month's Family Movie: Finding Dory.

Click the links for descriptions (some require signup):

November 16th, 3:00pm-6:00pm & November 18th, 3:00pm-5:00pm - International Games Day!!

November 18th, 12:15pm - Book club Meeting

November 23rd, 2:00 pm - Family Movie: Finding Dory

November 7th, 2:00-5:00 - Tablet Talk: Learn to use your device.

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

Ice AgeWest Elmira

This month our Family Movie is Ice Age: Collision Course, our Miyazaki Movie is Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and for Tween Maker you can make your own trinket box. 

Make sure to check out our new LEGO Club on November 9th and 23rd.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

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

First Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Family Movie Night

Second & Third Monday of every month, 6pm - Puzzle Club

Third Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Miyazaki Movie Night

Fourth Monday of every month, 6pm - Teen Hangout

Last Monday of every month, 6pm - Adult Coloring

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 4pm - LEGO Club

Third Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour

Third Thursday of every month, 3pm - Adult Book Club

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

The Friends of CCLD Fall Books Sandwiched In series continues on Friday, November 4, 12-1pm with Gettysburg, The Last Invasion by Allen Guelzo, Historian and Professor at Gettysburg College--Reviewed by Richard Lynough, Retired History Teacher, St. Thomas and GST BOCES.  The book is a clear and well-documented description of the greatest battle fought on American soil.  Gettysburg provides new insights about the battle and should sit on the shelf of every Civil War student.

All reviews are held in the Steele Memorial Library auditorium. If schools are closed due to inclement weather the talk will be rescheduled. Bring your own lunch or purchase a light sandwich lunch for $3.50.

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

In This Issue

World AIDS Day

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

Friends of CCLD - Books Sandwiched In

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