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July 2017 Newsletter

Friends Summer Concert Series

Friends LogoOur annual CCLD Friends Summer Concert Series gets underway in July on the Elmira Promenade, outside the Steele Memorial Library - RAIN or SHINE. Concerts will begin at 7:00pm and are free and open to all ages.

Featured performers are:

  • July 11 - Top Shelf with Anita Lewis

  • July 18 - Marc Berger Quartet

  • July 25 - The Hepcats--Big Band Dance Music

  • August 1 - Little Joe & the Bigshots (Destination Light)

  • August 8 - Pat Kane & West O'Clare
Bring your family, friends and comfortable chairs. If it rains, concerts will be held in the library.

These concerts are made possible through a generous contribution from the Friends of the Chemung County Library District.

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 below, for full event descriptions:

July 5, 6pm - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

July 10, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

July 12, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

July 13, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

July 24, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

July 25, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

July 26, 6pm - Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Elements (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

3D Printer

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.

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

Print of the Month*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: Spider-man keychains

One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes
July 13th, 6:30-8:30pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Adults can participate in Summer Reading Club too! Sign up for Steele's Adult Summer Reading Club and be entered into weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing for a Fire HD8 tablet! Sign up on our website: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/src/

BunniesWe have two art workshops coming up this month! The first is an acrylic (bunnies) painting workshop, led by artist Filomena Jack, on Friday, July 7th at 2pm.

The second class will be led by artist Wynn Yarrow and will take place Monday, July 10, 6:30pm. Use air-dried clay to create a unique sculpture of a roadside attraction or fun and funky building. Bring a small box to transport work home safely.

Both workshops are intended for adults and teens! Registration is required; call 733-9175 to sign up.

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:

July 6 & 27, 4:30pm - Tai Chi

July 7, 2pm - Acrylic Painting Class

July 10, 6:30pm - Clay Sculpture Art Workshop

July 13, 1pm - Brick Wall Busting Genealogy Tech Session

July 19, 6pm - Fan Infinity - Harry Potter

July 19, 6:30pm - Weed Identification and Management

July 20, 2pm - Gentle Chair Yoga

July 21, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film

July 26, 6:30pm - Wood Carving for Beginners

August 1, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming

August 2, 6:30pm - Adventures on Foot

August 8, 2pm - End of SRC Book Discussion & Party

August 9, 6:30pm - Blissville Stories

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)

NookTeen Summer Reading is here!  Sign up and immediately get an entry in the Nook Tablet Grand Prize Drawing. Report the minutes or hours you spend reading each week on our teen summer reading website (ccld.lib.ny.us/src), OR in person when you check out books, comics, magazines or audiobooks. At checkout, you will get a scratch off prize ticket. Prizes are: gift cards, movie tickets, free smoothies, paddleboat ride tickets at Eldridge Park, books, candy, and more! Come to any teen library event for more entries in the Tablet drawing.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

July 5, 12-3pm - Minecraft (Teens & Tweens)

July 7, 2pm - Acrylic Painting Class (Adults & Teens)

July 10 & 24, 6:30pm - Teen Writers' Group

July 10, 6:30pm - Clay Sculpture Art (Adults & Teens)

July 12, 2-3:30pm - Squirt Gun Painting (Wear old clothes!)

July 12, 6:30pm - Safe Zones (Teen)

July 19, 2-3:30pm - Tech Take Apart & Build

July 26, 2-3:30pm - Brush Bot Building & Races

July 28, 7-10pm - National Teen Lock In Night

Questions?  See our Events Calendar for details about programs.

Youth Events @ Steele

Rainy ToadSummer Reading Club is in full swing...make sure you get in on the fun and prizes by stopping in to sign up at the Youth Desk, or registering online. Participants will get weekly prizes along with an invitation to a super party at Eldridge Park in August...Sign up today, and attend our weekly free, fun, family programs! Also, stop in and try our Summer Library Scavenger Hunt.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

July 3, 2:00pm - Rainy Toad Gaming Fun!

July 6, 6:30pm - Moreland the Magician's Build a Better World  Show

July 13, 3:00pm - "In Jest" A comedy/juggling show!

July 18, 3:00pm - The Wondermakers, interactive theatre fun!

July 27, 3:00pm - Airigami, Lots of fun with balloons!

August 3, 3:00pm - Build-a-palooza...a whole lot of building fun!

Weekly Summer Programs:

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. - Summer Storytime for ages 2 and up. Stories, songs, fingerplays

Mondays at 2:00 p.m. - Building Days, Join us each week for building with Legos and more!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. - Theatre Camp for Kids (ages 8-14, registration required, starting July 10)

Big Flats

Story HourThe Summer Reading Club will be in full swing during the month of July.  Every Tuesday evening in July (except July 4) the Big Flats Library will host a different performer to keep you entertained and reading. Call the Big Flats Library, or stop in, for the schedule of performers that are going to be on hand.  All programs will be held 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday mornings in July will be the place to be for a summer  preschool storyhour.  Miss Glen will be on hand to share stories, songs and dances.  Suggested ages are 3-5, although that is not a mandatory age range.  We hope to see you at the library.


We would like to wish all our little patrons best wishes and they will be progressing to a higher grade. Please remember to visit your local library branch and continue to read over the summer!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

July 14, 1:30pm - Book Discussion Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Shamanic Healing

In July at Horseheads, We are excited to present a two- part workshop on Shamanic healing, with Kathy Holton of The Healing & Learning Center! We also continue our Feldenkrais series focusing on The Mystery of Pain - How, Why, What, When. Come to our Living Foods workshop and learn the difference between raw and living foods, & enjoy a buffet of gourmet delicacies! Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

Registration is required for all programs. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

July 11, 6-7:30pm - Intro to Shamanism-Healing Your Light Body- Part 1

July 25, 6-7:30pm - Intro to Shamanism-Healing Your Light Body- Part 2

July 11, 6-7pm - The Mystery of Pain - How, Why, What, When

July 18, 6-7pm - The Mystery of Pain - How, Why, What, When

July 25, 6-7pm - The Mystery of Pain - How, Why, What, When

July 25, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk

July 26, 12-2pm - Living Foods Workshop

Youth & Teen Events @ Horseheads

AirigamiSummer Reading Club kicks off on June 28th and continues through August 4th.  Sign up online or at the library.  Stop by the library to get your reading logs and a grab bag full of summer goodies.  Stop by weekly to log your minutes and register to win prizes.  Each week you log minutes earns you a ballot for your choice of a gift basket; meet your reading goal and get entered in the grand prize drawing. Write and post book reviews for a chance to win a Barnes and Noble's Gift card, or attend programs and performances. Don't forget to read, read, read!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 28 - July 7 -  TEENS, "Guess the Book in the Jar!"

July 3, 5-7pm - TEENS, Discover the Tarot

July 5, 3pm - Madcap Puppets present Jumping Over The Moon: A Puppet Musical

July 10, 5:30-7:30pm - TEENS, Movie Night - The Perks of Being a Wallflower

July 12, 3pm - Airigami presents How to Catch a Mouse

July 17, 6pm - Cris Johnson's The Wacky Science Show!

July 24, 6pm - Science Tellers present Building: Tall Ships and Pirate Tales

July 24, 6:30pm - TEENS, The Power of Positive Psychology and how to win big! Part I

July 31, 3-6pm - Bricks 4 Kidz, open LEGO building

July 31, 6:30pm - TEENS, The Power of Positive Psychology and how to win big! Part II

Weekly Groups

Tuesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Story time: Mommy and Me Meditation Story Time.  July 11th through August 1st.

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Story Time - preschool through elementary school aged kids welcome.  July 13th through August 3rd.

Van Etten

SunThe Van Etten Library has lots of fun events planned for our Summer Reading Club.  Be sure to register, keep track of your minutes, report them to the Van Etten Library and receive your weekly prizes!  You can also visit our website ccld.lib.ny.us/src to sign up & log your minutes online.  Have a great summer, keep on reading & we'll see you in Van Etten!!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

July 5, 3:30pm - Mr. Cleary's Balloon Creations & Ms. Cami's Face Painting!

July 12, 3:30pm - "Lily Silly" Puppet Theater

July 19, 3:30pm - Maker Lab with 3D Printing & Cricut Machine

July 26, 3:30pm - Catapult design, create your own catapult!

August 2, 3:30pm - Summer Reading Club final party! Field day, crafts, games, prizes & snacks!

West Elmira

Build a Better World

Our 6 week Summer Reading Club began Monday, June 26! Make sure to sign up online and register your reading for a chance to win a prize.  Weekly prizes for Adult and Youth readers! Kids, make sure you log your reading each week for a special prize and an exclusive invite to our Final Reading Club Party at Eldridge Park!

West Elmira now carries a small selection of Music CDs.  We have also started a Puzzle Exchange.  Come in and take a puzzle or two, or donate some you've already completed!

Also new, Walking Club!  Join us Wednesdays at 10am for a 2 mile (approx.) walk at your own pace.  We will leave the library no later than 10:10am.  Bottles of water provided.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Youth SRC

Build a Better World
Mondays at 4pm
7/3- Building & Construction Magic w/ Cris Johnson
7/10- Build a Maze
7/17- Build a Band
7/24- Airigami- How to Catch a Mouse
7/31- Build Your Brainpower feat. The Ithaca Physics Bus & The Ross Park ZooMobile

Teen SRC

Build a Better Future - Adulting 101
Wednesdays at 4pm
7/5- Intro to Healthy, Independent Living
7/12- Intro to Getting a Job
7/19- Intro to Managing Money
7/26- Intro to College Life

Recurring Programs

Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen
Wednesdays, 10am - Walking Club
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month, 4pm - LEGO Club

July 11, 3pm - Tween Maker Hour - String Art

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

In This Issue

Summer Concerts

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

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