Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

September 2017 Newsletter

**All CCLD libraries are closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 4th.**

Fall hours begin September 11th. Saturday hours at Steele Memorial Library and Horseheads Free Library start September 16th.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign-up MonthThe Chemung County Library District is joining libraries nationwide in celebrating September as National Library Card Sign-up Month. Chemung County residents who don't have a library card are invited to stop by their local branch to get one. After all, cards are free to citizens of Chemung County with proof of current address.

As part of the activities for the month, special instant winner prizes will be given away each day. Patrons will also have the opportunity to enter drawings for a prize from their neighborhood library, and a grand prize of 4 tickets to the Broadway show, A Christmas Story, at the Clemens Center. Thank you to the Clemens Center for providing this wonderful opportunity and for their support of libraries in our community.

Entries can be made in three ways:  get a new card, replace a lost card, or confirm your current information with us. Entries will be accepted until Friday, September 29th. The winners will be drawn by October 6th. 

Stop by your local branch during the month of September and get a library card--then you can stop by every month for the rest of your life to use it!

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:

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

September 11, 1:00pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

September 11, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

September 12, 1:00pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

September 13, 6:00pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

September 21, 6:00pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

September 25, 1:00p, - Beginning Internet (Steele)

September 26, 1:00pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

September 26, 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

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.

Fall Tinker Lab Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thursday: 12:30PM - 7:30PM
Closed for lunch: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Friday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday (starting 9/16): 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Closed for lunch: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Batman Spinner3D Print of the Month: Batman Fidget Spinner Frame (608 Bearings not included). One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print.

Tinker Lab Classes

September 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Prime Replica

On Friday, September 15th, there will be a unique event featuring vehicle replicas of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Barricade from the Transformers films series, as well as the Mach 5 from Speed Racer. They will be visiting select locations for brief stops (20-30 mins per location), including Steele Memorial Library, as part of a promotional tour for Twin Tiers Comic-Con at the First Arena. This will be a fun chance to catch a sneak peek at these amazing vehicles, before visiting T2C2 and hopping behind the wheel for a photo op! The tour will start at Steele Memorial Library at 11am.

Adult Events @ Steele

Folkart FloralsOn Friday, September 29th, 2pm, come learn to paint bright and happy folk art inspired flowers with local artist Filomena Jack. All supplies will be provided, including artist quality canvas panels and acylic paints. These panels will allow us to paint on all the edges of the canvas with the image wrapping around the sides. Registration is required: 733-9175. Intended for adults and teens. Paid for by the Friends of CCLD.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September 5, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming

September 14, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters Intermediate Genealogy

September 19, 2pm - Become a Boost Tutor (tutor for chronically ill children)

September 19, 6:30pm - Composting (CCE Gardening Series)

September 20, 6:00pm - Fan Infinity (Hacker themed)

September 22, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film

September 22, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

September 29, 2pm - Folkart Floral Acrylic Painting

Submissions accepted Aug 28--Oct 2: Chemung River Reader Photo Contest

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)

Bike Maintenance Teens: Got ideas for a program? Stop by TAG meetings, send ideas via our facebook, snapchat & teen tumblr accounts, or email Doris Jean, teen librarian (metzgerd@stls.org). Brainstorm future teen programs for the library, create displays, tell us what books, music to buy & more! Get volunteer hours credit. Make Steele Library YOURS!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September 5 & 19, 6:30pm - Teen Game Nights

September 12 & 26, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meetings

September 12, 6:30pm - Basic Bike Maintenance (for teens) BRING YOUR BIKE to the workshop. Call 733-9175. to register (get a multi-purpose tool and bike light).

September 11 & 25, 5:30pm - Teen Writers' Group (note the new time!).

September, 27, 6:30pm - Safe Zones (Teen)

September 26, 6:30pm - Interactive Movie: Mean Girls

Youth Events @ Steele

Cheese PizzaSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month, and kids 5 years of age who are entering Kindergarten can sign up for a library card, a free gift from the Friends of CCLD will be given when they register at their local CCLD branch.  Check out these family friendly, free and fun programs for September...

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September 5, 11am - Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day with pizza stories and a pizza snack!

September 26, 4pm - Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day, come meet Johnny and hear his story, and do an apple craft!

Weekly Programs:

Fridays, 10:30am (starts September 15) - Toddler/Preschool Storytime

Big Flats

Toddler Storytime resumes this month at Big Flats Library! Storytimes will take place on Wednesdays at 10:30am, starting September 13.

Stay tuned for more programs in October.


You will know meJoin us at Farm City day (growing together) at Eldridge Park on September 2 from 11am-3pm. We will have some book bundle giveaways, and a craft.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm.

For the month of August we read "You will know me" by Megan Abbott. We will have our discussion on September 15th.  We will be reading Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski this month to discuss in October.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September 2, 11am-3pm - Farm City Day

September 15, 1:30pm - Book Club


Why Motherhood MattersAdult Events @ Horseheads

In September at Horseheads, We are holding a hands-on seed saving seminar. We are pleased to welcome September McCarthy for  a book signing of her new book Why Motherhood Matters. She will have some copies on hand to sell. We also welcome back Wine & Design!  Note that our Wine and Design is a NON-alcohol event. This program requires a $15.00 deposit to hold your spot (you will get the $15 back, if you show up for the class). 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:

September 5, 6:00pm - Seed Saving Bee

September 21, 2:00pm - Author Book Signing: Why Motherhood matters by September McCarthy

September 26, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk

September 30, 2:00pm - Wine & Design

Youth Events @ Horseheads

KittyLitJoin us on Monday September 25th for an American Girl Craft. We will make two doll size games and enjoy light refreshments. Bring your favorite doll to join the fun! Registration required.

Kitty lit returns! Come and read to the cats, open to grades 1 - 6. We are also starting a new home-school program. Call 739-4581 for details.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September  7, 14, 21, 28,  2:00pm - Homeschool Program

September  12,  3:30pm - Kitty Lit (read to SPCA cats)

September 21, 10:30am - Story time begins!

September 25, 6:00pm - American Girl Craft

Weekly Groups

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Story Time - begins on September 21st

Van Etten

Chemung County ROCKSThe Van Etten Library is supporting the Chemung County ROCKS Facebook Group by offering a rock painting program. Join us at the library Wednesdays in September, pick out a rock, paint it, and then go place it in the community for someone to find. This activity is free and fun for all ages. It will be an exciting and wonderful find for another community member. If you haven’t heard about this fun community building group, please visit Chemung County ROCKS Facebook to learn more.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Wednesdays in September - Chemung County ROCKS; rock painting activity

September 11th, 1:30-3:30pm - Tablet Talk; learn to use your device.

September 29th, 12:15pm - Book club Meeting

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

Coming soon in October - Lego challenge club!

West Elmira

Rainy Toad GamingThis month is National Library Card Signup Month! Stop in and enter for your chance to win our Library Lovers Basket.

Homeschool and Storytimes start back up the week after school starts.  Stop in and check out our NEW music collection and puzzle exchange!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesday, September 19th, 2:30pm - Minecraft Digital Building Day with Rainy Toad Gaming

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group (Starts September 13th)

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime - Starting September 14th

Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

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

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

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

Library Card Sign-up Month

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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