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August 2017 Newsletter

Friends Summer Concert Series

Friends LogoOur annual CCLD Friends Summer Concert Series got underway last month on the Elmira Promenade, outside the Steele Memorial Library. There will be two more concerts this month--RAIN or SHINE. Concerts will begin at 7:00pm and are free and open to all ages.

Featured performers are:

  • 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:

August 9, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

August 10, 6pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

August 16, 6pm - Intro to Audio Editing (Steele)

August 22, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

August 23, 6pm - Intro to Video 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

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

Print of the MonthStop 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

3D Print of the Month: Hand of the King decoration. One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print.

Tinker Lab Classes

August 24, 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele


We have two art workshops, led by artist Wynn Yarrow, this month! In the first class on August 14, students will create a myriorama by drawing and coloring a series of small landscape scenes which fit together in many alternate positions (it's like a puzzle with no wrong answers). The following week on August 21, we will be creating and decorating an origami box, suitable for holding the myriorama created in the previous workshop (learn simpler-than-it-looks pattern-building secrets). These workshops are suitable for adults and teens. Please call 733-9175 to sign up. These classes are part of our ongoing "Art Journey 2017" series (workshops in the fine arts for the armchair adventurer, with Wynn Yarrow). Look for the next class on October 5th.

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:

August 1, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming

August 2 - National Coloring Book Day

August 2, 6:30pm - Adventures on Foot

August 7, 1-3pm - Genealogy Tech Research sessions: for intermediate to advanced researchers

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

August 9, 6:30pm - Blissville Stories

August 14, 6:30pm - Myriorama Art Workshop

August 16, 6pm - Fan Infinity

August 17, 2pm - Gentle Chair Yoga

August 21, 6:30pm - Origami/Pattern Building Art Workshop

August 25, 2pm - Friday Film - Hidden Figures

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)

Book NecklaceAll teen programs are for ages 12-18.  Tuesday Teen Nights return in late August! Teens: Got ideas for new teen programs?  Stop by TAG meetings or email Doris Jean, teen librarian (metzgerd@stls.org).

We will have "book crafts" at our Teen Summer Reading Party on August 2nd at 2pm. Make book safes, jewelry, and more from vintage books. Bring your own book or use some of ours.

Note that, starting in September, our Teen Writers' Group will start meeting at 5:30pm (instead of 6:30pm).

Register for programs by calling 733-9175.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

August 2, 2pm - Book crafts and Final Teen Summer Reading Party

August 8 & 22, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meetings

August 14 & 28, 6:30pm  - Teen Writers’ Group

August 14, 6:30pm - Myriorama Art Workshop (Teens & Adults)

August 21, 6:30pm - Origami/Pattern Building Art Workshop (Teens & Adults)

August 22, 6:30pm - School Supplies DIY

August 23, 6:30pm - Safe Zones (Teen)

Questions? See our Events Calendar for details about programs.

Youth Events @ Steele

Build a Better World

Kids, your chance to record reading minutes for the Summer Reading Club ends on August 7. All kids who have recorded reading minutes will get their special invitation to our fun Eldridge Park Party with games, rides, ice cream and even more prizes!!! Thanks to the Friends of CCLD for funding this great event for kids and rewarding them for their reading efforts.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

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

Monday, August 7, 7pm - Theatre Camp Performance of an original spin on “The Three Little Pigs” Fun for the whole family to watch our tween/teen actors on stage!

Weekly Summer Programs:

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

Mondays, 2pm - Building Days, Join us each week for building with Legos and more!

Big Flats

The Summer Reading Club is winding down, and there is only one program left.  On Tuesday, August 1, Moreland the Magician is coming back to astound  us with magic to Build a Better World; the magic show starts at 6:00pm.

If you have registered online for the Kids' Summer Reading Club and have logged some reading minutes, you will get an invitation to our end of reading club party at Eldridge Park; rides, prizes, ice cream and more will be there just for you, as long as you have participated.

Three Finger LeroyOn August 25, the Big Flats Library Advocates will be holding an outdoor concert at the Big Flats Library. Bring your lawn chair and come and enjoy the sounds of Three Finger Leroy. The band will be performing under the new Big Flats Library pavilion and concert goers can enjoy a relaxing time on the lawn.  Snow cones and popcorn will be available from the Big Flats Library Advocates.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

August 1, 6pm - Moreland the Magician

August 25, 6pm - Summer Concert


Join the Bookmobile for a fun-filled time of activities, temporary tattoos, drawings and prizes at Strong Kids Safe Kids on August 19th.

Fire HD 8The End of the SRC Party & Book Discussion will take place at Steele Memorial on August 8th at 2pm. Join Steele and Bookmobile staff for music, refreshments, and a book discussion. We are reading "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles this summer to be discussed at the party. Summer Reading Club grand prize winners from Steele and Bookmobile will be announced. Register today and log books to be eligible for the tablet drawing.

Our regular book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. We will be discussing "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott on September 8th.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

August 8, 2-3:30pm - End of SRC Party & Book Discussion

August 19, 11:00-3:00pm - Strong Kids Safe Kids


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Tai Chi

In August at Horseheads, We have another four-week series of T'ai Chi classes. We also continue the Feldenkrais series focusing on The Mystery of Pain - How, Why, What, When.  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:

August 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30-10:45am - T'ai Chi Class

August  1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-7pm - The Mystery of Pain - How, Why, What, When

August 22, 2-4pm - Tablet Talk

Fairy GardenYouth Events @ Horseheads

Join us for a 2-part fairy garden program. On August 16th we’ll start construction on a fairy house; on August 23rd we’ll complete construction and plant a fairy garden to place your house in. Look for our fairy program once a month (the 3rd Wednesday of the month) from September through December to craft additional fairy garden accessories.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

August 1, 10:30am - Final Summer Story Time

August 16, 3:30pm - Fairy Garden part 1

August 23, 3:30pm - Fairy Garden part 2

Van Etten

Join us for the end of Summer Reading Club Field Day at the Van Etten Library.  This event will be on Wednesday, August 2nd from 3:00-5:00.  This is an exciting event; the field day will include an inflatable bounce house and inflatable water slip and slide as well as games and prizes!   Join us for this fun final event at Van Etten,   see you there rain or shine!!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

August 18, 2pm - Friday afternoon movie; SPARK

August 23, 3:30pm - Pokémon Perl bead designs. Create your favorite Pokémon using Perl beads!

August 30, 3:30pm - Back to school arts and crafts projects.

Storytimes resume Friday, September 8th, 10:30am

Tablet Talk resumes on Monday, September 11th, 3:00pm

Solar EclipseWest Elmira

Join us on the 21st to view the rare Solar Eclipse.  We will be showing the Live NASA TV Broadcast from 1p-4p with a special program and viewing (glasses provided) from 2:15pm- 3:15pm.

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!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

August 21, 2:15pm - Solar Eclipse Viewing and Activities

Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

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

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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