Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

June 2017 Newsletter

**All Libraries will be closed June 9th for staff training**

Summer Reading Club & Concert Series

Build a Better World

We have a lot of fun activities for all ages planned for you this summer! Summer Reading Club for kids, teens, and adults starts on Monday, June 26th. This year's reading club theme is "Build a Better World". 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. Starting June 26th, reading club registration will be available online via the CCLD website by branch and age group. For more information, contact your local library.

CCLD Friends Summer Concerts will take place Tuesdays at 7:00pm from July 11 to Aug 8, at Steele Memorial Library under the Promenade or in the library if it rains.

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. All Steele classes take place in the Technology Training Lab.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 12, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

June 13, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

June 14, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

June 15, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

June 20, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

June 20, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

June 22, 6:00pm - Basic Audio Editing (Steele)

June 26, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

June 27, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

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 607-733-8609 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.

Summer Tinker Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday: 2:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday: Closed

*We are now accepting registrations for the 2017 Summer Maker Camp! The camp is for ages 8 - 12 and runs from Monday, July 31st - Friday, August 4th. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk at Steele Memorial Library. For more information please call (607)733-9175 or visit the Steele Memorial Library Makerspace.

3D Print of the Month: American Flag Decal
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Print of the Month

Tinker Lab Classes

June 29th, 6:30pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele (teens welcome)

Summer Reading Club registration will be available on June 26th. Weekly prizes will be awarded to patrons that log in to enter the number of books that they have read via the CCLD website.

WatercolorOur Art Journey 2017 series, with artist Wynn Yarrow, continues on June 12th, 6:30pm with "Snapshots & Selfies", a watercolor art workshop. Paint a watercolor background and put yourself in the picture with a cut paper silhouette.  Learn to let watercolor work for you: how to get the soft mixed color blooms; using color to create a sense of depth; and how to look and cut without drawing first.

Open to adults and teens. Registration is required: 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:

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

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

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

June 12, 6:30pm - Watercolor Art Workshop ("Snapshots & Selfies")

June 13, 6pm - Understanding Dementia Related Behavior

June 14, 6:30pm - Want more plants? Let's propagate!

June 16, 10am-2:30pm - Red Cross Blood Drive

June 16, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

June 19, 1-3pm - Brick Wall Busting Genealogy Tech Session

June 21, 6pm - Fan Infinity

June 23, 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

Teen Events @ Steele (12-18 yrs)

UnicornTeen Open Mic Night is on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30pm. Sing, do magic tricks, tell jokes, show your artwork, play instruments, and share your talents. Snacks will be provided!  On June 27th we will have Unicorn Night!  Make mini-unicorn smoothies, crafts, and possibly unicorn "horn" jousts with pool noodle "horns." Summer Reading sign ups begin! Call 733-9175 to register so we have enough smoothie ingredients.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 13 & 27, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group Meetings

June 14, 6:30pm - Safe Zones (LGBTQ Teens & Allies)

June 6 , 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (Teens & Adults)

June 13, 6:30pm - Open Mic for Teens

June 16, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

June 20, 6pm - Teen Games Night

June 27, 6pm - Unicorn Night

Youth Events @ Steele

June means the return of Summer Story times and Kick off Events for Summer Reading Club...Thursday, June 29 is our Kick off Event for this year's theme,"Build A Better World" Come in and sign up, get your reading log, earn prizes, enjoy building crafts, a fun show and more!

Fridays, 10:30am (beginning June 16) - Summer Storytime for all ages

Thursday, June 22, 6:30pm - Family Movie Night, Lego Batman (PG)

Monday, June 26, 2pm - Lego Building Day

Thursday, June 29, 3:00pm - Summer Reading Club Kick Off Event, Build A Better World!

Big Flats

Big Flats will be focusing on setting up a great Summer Reading Club and therefore, no programs are scheduled for June until the kickoff for the Summer Reading Club, "Build a Better World", on June 27 at 6pm.  We hope that you will come and sign up for a summer of great programs and fun reading.  There will be representatives from other libraries here doing different crafts for a great kick off evening.


HarmonyThe Bookmobile will be at the "Old McDonald Farm" at the Chemung County Fairgrounds on June 3rd from 10-3. We will have animal coloring pages and some trivia questions.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 3, 10am-3pm - Old McDonald Farm

June 16, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In June at Horseheads, we continue this year's Garden Series classes with Jabe Warren, Horticultural Educator. This month our class is: Garden Disease!  We are continuing a four week T'ai Chi class series beginning Monday, June 5. 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:

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, & 26, 9:30am - T'ai Chi

Tuesday, June 13, 6:00pm - Garden Disease

Tuesday, June 27, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party at Horseheads Free Library: games, crafts, and prizes. Sign-up for the Reading Club, receive your reading log and grab bag. Register to win prizes.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 13, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit Reading Program

June 28, 3:30pm - Summer Reading Club kick-off Event

Van Etten

TanglewoodThis year the Van Etten Library is kicking off our 6 week Summer Reading Club Program with a special visit from Tanglewood Nature Center!  Which animals are going to Visit?  An owl?  A groundhog?  A turtle?  Or maybe... a creepy snake! Join us and learn about these rescued animals and their habitats! Celebrate the end of the school year!

Also, be sure to stop in the Van Etten Library and create something for Dad, Grandpa, or someone else special on June 12, 14, and 16!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 2 & 16, 11am - Family Story Time

June 12, 3-5pm - Celebrate Dad!

June 14, 3-6pm - Celebrate Dad!

June 16, 3-5pm - Celebrate Dad!

June 23, 2pm - LEGO Batman Movie

June 28, 3:30-4:30pm - Tanglewood Nature Center visit

June 30, 12:15pm - Book Club

West Elmira

June Events @ West Elmira Library

Our 6 week Summer Reading Club begins on Monday, June 26 at 4pm with a variety of games and crafts for families with children of all ages. Stop in each week and enjoy another special fun-filled program.  Report your reading each week for a special prize and an exclusive invite to our Final Reading Club Party at Eldridge Park.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesday the 13th, 2:30pm - Video Gaming with Rainy Toad
Monday the 26th, 4pm - Summer Reading Club Kick-off

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

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

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

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

In This Issue

Summer Reading Club

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

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