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April 2017 Newsletter

CCLD Chess Challenge

ChessCCLD's 6th Annual Chess Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 1st. Players should arrive early and be ready to challenge an opponent. Games will begin at 8:30am and continue throughout the day. The last game will begin at 3:30. Prizes will be awarded at 4:30. The tournament is free and open to all ages and abilities with prizes being awarded at all levels. It is sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company with lunch donated by Wegmans & Vincenzo's. No registration required.

National Library Week will be observed April 9 - April 15 with the theme "Libraries Transform."

NLW 2017

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Soccer great, Julie Foudy is this year's Honorary Chair.   For more information visit http://bit.ly/1gUe48B

A  Library Lover's gift basket will be given away at each of the 6 CCLD locations. Grand prize will be a Kindle Fire HD Tablet with Alexa. Any library patron checking out materials between Monday, April 10 and Saturday, April 15 will be entered into a drawing to win.

CCLD libraries will be celebrating by offering special events.  See our Calendar for a complete listing.

Technology Training at CCLD Libraries

Tech Training Lab

All classes are free and registration is required for most. To register for Steele classes call 733-9175; for Horseheads classes call 739-4581; for Van Etten classes call 589-4755 x3. No registration required for West Elmira classes. All Steele classes take place in the Technology Training Lab.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 3, 1:00pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

April 11, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

April 13, 6:00pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

April 19, 6:00pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

April 24, 1:00pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

April 24, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

April 25, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

April 25, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

April 25, 6:00pm - Basic to Video Editing (Steele)

April 27, 6:00pm - Basic Audio Editing (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. 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. 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.

Spring Tinker Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday: 3:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday: 12:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

*Laser Engraver and Cutter arriving this Month!
*Large Format Printer Coming Soon!

3D Print of the Month: Bubble Wand
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes
April 20th, 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

ART JOURNEY 2017: Workshops in the fine arts for the armchair adventurer, with Wynn Yarrow.

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here - In this hands-on workshop for adults and teens on April 10, 6:30pm, we will create a handmade book with pockets.  Participants will have several options for filling the pockets:  drawings, maps, postcards, letters, poetry and other mementos.  A range of decorative papers, art supplies and tools will be provided.  Students are welcome to bring additional supplies or images for personal use. Registration is required by calling 733-9175.

This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 1, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - CCLD Chess Challenge

April 4, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (1st Tuesday, Monthly)

April 10, 1pm - Introduction to ancestry.com

April 10, 6:30pm - Art Journey 2017: Handmade Books

April 12, 6:30pm - Coloring Club

April 14, 6:30pm - Polycarp Movie Event with actor Q&A

Ends April 15 - Emerging Writer's Award of the Chemung River Reader

April 17, 1pm - Brick Wall busting: Genealogy Research Session

April 19, 6pm - Fan Infinity

April 21, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

April 28, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club
Thursdays, 1-3pm - American Mah Jongg (Learn to Play)

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Teen Art Contest entries will be on display at Steele Library during April.  Vote for your favorite for the People's Choice award. Winners will be announced at the end of April. Prizes: Bragging rights, and small gift cards to Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Safe ZoneA new group for LGBTQ teens and their teen allies ("Safe Zone") will meet Wednesday, April 19, 6:30pm at Steele.  Join us for support, snacks, and fun. The group is led by Kim Stanton & Anthony Novakowski of Glove House. Thanks to Glove House and the Chemung County Youth Bureau for their support!

Draw Manga & Graphic Novel art with artist Emily Swan! The series will take place Tuesday-Thursday, April 25, 26, and 27 at 6:00pm. Register ASAP for the whole series by calling 733-9175. Supplies will be provided. Bring your own art or sketches to show Emily, if you'd like.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 21, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

April 4 & 18, 6pm - Game Nights

April 11, 6pm - "A Slew of Slime"

April 19, 6:30pm - Safe Zone Group

April 25, 26, 27, 6pm - Draw Manga & Graphic Novel Art

Youth Events @ Steele

School Break Week is also National Library Week and we have lots of free, fun stuff planned for families, including a visit from Junie B. Jones, an Easter Egg Hunt, Lego Club and Gaming Fun with Rainy Toad Gaming!

Rainy Toad Gaming

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 12, 3pm - Lego Club

April 13, 3pm - Meet Junie B. Jones!

April 14, 11am - Easter Egg Hunt and Meet the Easter Bunny (Registration is required)

April 17, 3pm - Video Gaming Fun with Rainy Toad Gaming (ages 7-16)

Weekly Events:

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

Fridays at 10:30am - Preschool Storytime (for ages 2 and up)

Big Flats


On Tuesday, April 4, 6pm, Big Flats is having a movie and popcorn night. We will be showing the movie Moana by Disney and popcorn will be served.

Friday, April 14, 3pm, Peter Cottontail is coming down the bunny trail! That's right; it's the Big Flats Library Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Come and hunt for eggs, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, and win prizes (fun for ages 2-10). Registration is appreciated (so we have enough eggs and prizes) but not required.

For more information on these or any other programs, please call the Big Flats Library at 562-3300.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 4, 6pm - Movie Night (Moana)

April 14, 3pm - Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime

Thursdays, 2pm - Homeschool Group

Man Called OveBookmobile

The 7th annual National Bookmobile day is Wednesday, April 12th. The Bookmobile will have some treats and giveaways. It's also National Library week and we will be having a basket giveaway so come and get a good book and a chance to win.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 14, 1:30pm - Book Club (A Man Called Ove)

April 14, 3pm - Southside Community Center Easter craft


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In April at Horseheads, we continue this year's Garden Series classes with Jabe Warren, Horticultural Expert. This month we have two classes: plant propagation and container gardening! We are offering a four week T'ai Chi class series beginning Monday, May 1st! Registration will be open in April. Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

Registration is required for all programs.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Plant Propagation

April 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm - What Does Corning Community College Have to Offer?

April 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Tablet Talk

April 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Container Gardening

May 1, 9:30am - 10:45pm - T'ai Chi class series begins

Fairy GardenYouth Events @ Horseheads

In honor of National Library Week the Horseheads Free Library is celebrating all week with a J.R.R. Tolkien.  Learn about The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, become an honorary Inkling, make crafts based on the stories and enjoy a performance of Bilbo's Journey: A grand story of peril, wonder and daring!  Travel with this brave little Hobbit through dangerous and wondrous terrain, and then, happily, back home again.  All ages welcome!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 4, 3:00pm - LEGO Club

April 10, 6:00pm - Dye Easter Dragon Eggs

April 11, 2:00pm - Craft a Hobbit Hole Fairy Garden

April 11, 3:30pm - KittyLit

April 12, 2:00pm - Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. Production of Bilbo’s Journey

April 13, 10:30 - Family Storytime

April 18, 3:00pm - LEGO Mindstorms

Weekly Groups
Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Van Etten

Earth DayEarth Day will be celebrated on April 22, 2017.  This annual event is a means to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment and all living creatures. Worldwide events are held to demonstrate the immediate importance of support for environmental protection issues such as pollution, animal endangerment, deforestation, waste, & energy conservation.  Join us at the Van Etten Library the week of Earth Day for discussion of ways we can all protect the Earth and also, make an Earth Day necklace!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 12, 3:00-6:00pm - Celebrate your library: National Library Week. Stop by the Van Etten Library Wednesday, April 12 and get a brief history of the Van Etten Library, enjoy some light snacks, & a scavenger hunt for kids!

April 14, 2pm - Friday Family Movie: Moana

April 17, 19th & 21st - Celebrate Earth Day, make an Earth Day necklace out of salt clay!

April 24, 2pm - Tablet Talk: Learn to use your device!

April 28, 12:15pm - Book club Meeting

April 28, 3:00pm - Create a potpourri jar (This program is intended for ages 12 and up)

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

West Elmira

Celebrate National Library Week with us this week for a chance to win our "Transformation" basket or a tablet. Get 5 extra basket entries by picking your favorite "Libraries Transform" quote and letting us take your picture and post it on our FB page.

Easter Eggs

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 3, 3:30pm - Ernie Davis Program
April 10, 6pm - "Transform" Old Books craft night
April 14, 2pm - Easter Egg Coloring
April 18, 2:30pm - Video Gaming with Rainy Toad

Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen - Starting 4/11
Wednesdays,10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

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

Third Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Miyazaki Movie Night - Kiki’s Delivery Service

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

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

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

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 4pm - Letter Writing Club

And More...

Friends of CCLD Book Sale 2017

The Friends of CCLD annual book sale will take place from Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 27 at the Arnot Mall in the store adjacent to Bon Ton (use the Ruby Tuesday mall entrance).  Sale hours are 10am-8pm except for Sunday, May 21 which will be 10am-5pm.  Saturday, May 27 is bag sale day. Follow their Facebook page for updates.

2017 AARP Smart Driver Courses at Steele

Call (607)733-2788 to register for the following Smart Driver courses at Steele Memorial Library.

April 19 & 21, 1:30-4:30pm
May 8 & 9, 1:30-4:30pm

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

In This Issue

Chess Challenge

National Library Week

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

Friends of CCLD Book Sale

2017 AARP Smart Driver Courses

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