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May 2017 Newsletter

Summer Hours Begin May 22

May 20th will be the last Saturday that Steele Memorial Library and Horseheads Free Library are open, until Fall. Check the CCLD website for details.

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.

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:

May 8, 1pm - Beginning  Computer (Steele)

May 9, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

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

May 18, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

May 22, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

May 22, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

May 23, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

May 23, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

May 25, 6pm - 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

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 (until May 20)

*Laser Engraver and Cutter has arrived, training sessions will be starting soon!

*Did you know that your old 8mm movies, slides and VHS tapes are losing quality over time? Our machines are ready to transform and preserve your precious memories into a digital form. Inquire at the Steele Memorial Library Tinker Lab!

*Large Format Printer Coming Soon!

Print of the Month

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

Tinker Lab Classes

May 25th, 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Recovery Stories Dinner

On Thursday, May 11th, 4:30-6:30pm, members of the community will gather at the Steele Memorial Library to share dinner and stories of personal recovery. This Mental Health Month event will celebrate what is possible in the midst of adversity. Dinner is free and open to anyone; however, registration is a MUST for meal planning. The dinner is a collaborative effort between CCLD, the Elmira Psychiatric Center, and the Social Connection. Call 733-9173 to register.

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

Traveling CompanionsTraveling Companions, creating creatures in clay, will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8:00 pm. Each participant will sculpt a figure, creature or animal: real or imagined.

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:

May 2, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (Adults & Teens 12+)

May 3, 6pm - Rogue One (Fan Infinity)

May 9, 6pm - Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

May 11, 4:30 - Recovery Stories Dinner

May 12, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

May 16, 6:30pm - Create Creatures in Clay

May 17, 6pm - Fan Infinity (Star Wars)

May 17, 6:30pm - Irrigation Systems and Rain Barrels

May 18, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters (Genealogy)

May 19, 2pm - Friday Film (The Great Race)

June 1, 8, & 19, July 6 & 27, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

June 2, 2pm - Acrylic Painting Class (Pears)

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm - Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm - Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm - Knit & Crochet Club

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Teen Advisory Group

Join us for Teen Advisory Group Meetings on May 9th and 23rd at 5pm in the large meeting room at Steele. Brainstorm ideas for teen library programs, make the programs happen, tell us what books, manga, music, etc to buy. Volunteer credit is available. Questions: Call teen librarian Doris Jean, 733-9175

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

May 2, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (Adults & Teens 12+)

May 9 & 23, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group Meetings

May 9, 6pm - Make Cake in a Mug

May 12, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

May 16, 6:30pm - 13 Reasons Why Discussion

May 19, 7-9pm - Black Light Party (SPOT program--ECSD teens grades 7-9; must bring school ID)

May 23, 6:30pm - Get a Job! (for teens)

May 24, 6:30pm - Safe Zones (LGBTQ teens & allies)

May 30, 6pm - Stop Motion Animation (must register if you need to borrow a library tablet)

Youth Events @ Steele

Steele Youth Services will be ending storytimes for the month of May so that we can host many Kindergarten visits and get ready for Summer Reading Club. Summer storytime will begin on Friday June 16 and end on August 25...stop by the department and celebrate Children's Book Week with a book character scavenger hunt ongoing through the month of May, find the characters and get a prize!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

May, 6, 11am - American Girl Tea Party, registration is required!

May 10, 3:30pm - Lego Club

May 11, 3:30 - Mother's Day Craft

Big Flats

It's Movie and Popcorn Night at the Big Flats Library on May 16th at 6pm. The Library will host the live action family movie, A Mermaid's Tale, and as always, popcorn will be served.  The best movies and the best popcorn are at the Big Flats Library.

Arm KnittingLadies (and Gentlemen's) Night Out returns on May 23rd at 6pm with an arm knitting class.  Learn the latest craze in knitting as we make an infinity scarf.  Participants are required to register and provide their own SUPER BULKY WEIGHT YARN. Stop in or call 562-3300 to register. Space is limited so call to register today.


DamagedThe Bookmobile will be at the Headstart carnival on May 20th from 11-2. We will be making character buttons with the button maker.

We will be reading Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst for our June book club meeting. Join us for this month's discussion of Damaged by Lisa Scottoline on May 19th at our Bulkhead stop.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

May 19, 1:30pm - Book Club (Damaged discussion)

May 20, 11am - 2pm - Headstart Carnival


Variety SelectionAdult Events @ Horseheads

In May at Horseheads, we continue this year's Garden Series classes with Jabe Warren, Horticultural Educator. This month we have two classes: Garden Variety Selection and Garden Insect Pests! We are offering a four week T'ai Chi class series beginning Monday, May 1st. 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:

May 1/May 8/May15/May22 - 9:30am - T'ai Chi Classes

May 10, 6pm - Garden Variety Selection

May 23, 2pm - Tablet Talk

May 23, 6pm - Garden Insect Pests

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Storytime ends on May 11th.  Join us for a six week Summer Reading Club Storytime in July!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

May 2, 3:00pm - LEGO Club

May 9 , 3:30pm - Kitty Lit Reading Program

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

Van Etten

Children's Book WeekMay 3rd, 3:30pm- 5:00pm - Children's Book Week Special Event:  Join us at the Van Etten Library for a special Children's Book Week program.  We will offer stories, fun games, a children's book character trivia contest (prizes for correct answers!), mad-libs, and as always a yummy snack!

Stop in the Van Etten Library and create something special to give to Mom, Grandma or someone else special on Mother's Day!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

May 8th, 3:00pm-5:00pm - Celebrate Mom
May 10th, 3:00pm-7:00pm - Celebrate Mom
May 12th, 3:00pm-5:00pm - Celebrate Mom

May 22, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk; learn to use your device
May 26, 12:15pm - Book Club Meeting
1st & 3rd Fridays, 11:00am - Family Story time

West Elmira

Stop by and visit us with your family during Children's Book week (5/1-5/7) for fun crafts, games, and a chance to win a BookBasket!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

May 15th-19th - Storywalk; The Tortoise and the Hare
May 11, 3-4:30pm - Backyard Birdfeeders
Tuesday the 16th, 2:30pm - Video Gaming with Rainy Toad

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

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

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

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

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

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

And More...

2017 AARP Smart Driver Courses at Steele

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

May 8 & 9, 1:30-4:30pm

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/ccldevents

In This Issue

Summer Hours

Friends Book Sale

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

And more...

2017 AARP Smart Driver Courses

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