Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

October 2017 Newsletter

Holiday Closings - October 9th - Steele Memorial Library will be open from 10am-6pm; all other CCLD libraries will be closed.

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:

October 2, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

October 4, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

October 10, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

October 11, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

October 17, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

October 23, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

October 23, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

October 24, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

October 26, 6pm - Hour of Code (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.

Tinker Lab Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

3D Print of the Month: Page Holder

One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes

October 19, 6:30pm - Introduction to Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Road SignsJoin us for an art workshop with artist Wynn Yarrow on Thursday, October 5th at 6:30pm. Using thin sheets of copper, we will learn to create a dimensional surface and the steps to painting on metal. You may paint any image you choose. The sheen of metal can reflect light through your design. For Adults & Teens!  Call 733-9175 to sign up.

The Art Journey 2017 series is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

On Friday, October 13th at 2pm, attend an acrylic painting class with Artist Filomena Jack, paid for by the Friends of CCLD. Call 733-9175 to sign up.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Submissions accepted until Oct 2: Chemung River Reader Photo Contest

October 3, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming for Adults

October 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

October 5, 6:30pm - Painting on Copper

October 13, 2pm - Acrylic Painting Class

October 14, 11am-1pm - Hearthstone Fireside Gathering

October 16, 1pm - Intermediate Genealogy Research

October 18, 6pm - Fan Infinity (topic: Stephen King)

October 20, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night (Sharknado 5)

October 23, 2pm - Author Visit: Destiny Kinal

October 25, 6pm - Parents Safe Zone Group

October 27, 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)

Teen Read Week

Teens: Win Prizes instantly during TEEN READ WEEK (Oct 9-14) when you check out any book, audiobook, or magazine at Steele Library or the branch libraries. Prizes may include: candy, books, money off your fines, tote bags, and more. (Prizes will vary by library).

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Wednesdays, at 6:30pm - Teen Safe Zones (now meets weekly)

October 3, 17, 31 at 6:30pm - Teen Game Nights

October 4 & 18, 2:30pm - Teen Homeschool Group

October 7 & 14, 1pm - "Unleash Your Story" writing workshops (Must attend both sessions) Register - 733-9175

October 10, 6:30pm - Open Mic Night

October 10 & 24, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meetings

October 12 & 19, 6:30pm - "Unleash Your Story" art workshops (Must attend both sessions) Register - 733-9175

October 12 & 26, 5:30pm - Teen Writers Group (now meets 2nd & 4th THURSDAYS at 5:30pm)

October 24, 6pm-8pm - Decorate the Library

October 27, 7-9pm - Teen Halloween Dance: "Creepy Underworld"

Thanks to the Friends of CCLD for financially supporting the "unleash your story" workshops and the Teen Halloween Dance.

Youth Events @ Steele

Booker the VikingThis month at Steele we invite kids of all ages to Discover the Vikings! We will have a Viking Map Puzzle; solve the puzzle to win a treasure. Join us for an American Girl Doll themed craft and enter for a chance to win a Lea Clark American Girl Doll. Join us for our new Tween/teen Homeschool group that kicks-off on Wednesday, October 4th and will meet every 1st Wednesday of the month after that.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

October 4, 2:30pm - Tween/Teen Homeschool Group (ages 11-18). Meets every 1st Wednesday of the month.

October 11, 3:30pm - Lego Club - Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

October 11, 4m - Discover the Vikings: Lucet braided cording craft

October 12, 4pm - American Girl Halloween themed craft and give-away!

October 25, 6:30-8:00pm - Booker's Not-So-Spooky Stacks

Weekly Groups

Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Thursdays, 4pm - Discover the Vikings with Booker: there will be a different Viking themed craft every Thursday.

Month long Viking Map Puzzle - Learn about map reading and compasses while you solve the map puzzle to win a prize.

Big Flats

Black CatOn October 10th at 6pm, Movie and Popcorn night returns with Disney’s Decendants 2.

Have you ever been to Build-A-Bear?  We have a program just like that coming to the Big Flats Library on October 17th at 6pm. Participants will make their very own black cat to take home. You must register for this fun program as space is limited:  562-3300.  Refreshments will be served.

Teens and Adults can join us on October 24th at 6pm for a hypnosis program with Cris Johnson.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

October 10, 6pm - Movie & Popcorn
October 17, 6pm - Noah's Ark Halloween Workshop
October 24, 6pm - Cris Johnson Hypnosis (teen & adult)

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Story Time


Come join the fun with the Bookmobile at Oktoberfest on October 14th, 10am-4pm on East 14th St in Elmira Heights; there will be games, prizes, and temporary tattoos!  We’ll also be at Pumpkin Express, 61 Old Ithaca Rd in Horseheads, on October 21st from 12pm-3pm for crafts, coloring sheets, and more temporary tattoos.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm.  We will be discussing "Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski, on October 13th.  For October, we will be reading "Electric God" by Catherine Hyde.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Oct 13, 1:30pm - Book Club

Oct 14, 10am - Oktoberfest

Oct 21, 12pm - Pumpkin Express


Adult Events @ Horseheads

FallIn October at Horseheads, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! Adults can join us for a fall and holiday card-making program with Marie on October 10th at 5:30pm.

Registration is required for all programs: call 739-4581.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

October 10, 5:30pm - Card-Making Program

October 11, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club

October 24, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk

Youth & Teen Events @ Horseheads

KittyLitKitty Lit continues this month for kids, grades 1-6 (read to the cats). Kids 5 and up can come and make some spooky crafts on Halloween Craft Night (October 18th)!

Teens, 13-18, join us on October 23 at 6pm; we're turning the library into a pumpkin painting patch!  Bring your friends and we'll provide the rest, free of charge. Registration is required: 739-4581.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

October 10, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit (Read to Cats)

October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2pm - Homeschool Program

October 18, 6pm - Halloween Crafts for Kids

October 23, 6pm - Pumpkin Painting for Teens

Weekly Groups

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Van Etten

Join us at the Van Etten Library on Friday October 27th from 2:30-4:00 for a fun Frankenstein Friday. There will be face painting, ghoulish games, creepy crafts, & spooky snacks! 

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

October 18, 3:15-4:15 - Lego Builders Challenge Club, first meeting.  A light, after-school snack will be provided.

October 23, 1:30-3:30 - Tablet Talk; learn to use your device.

October 27, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

October 27, 2:30-4:00 - Frankenstein Friday

October 28, 12:30-2:30 - Wire Jewelry Making Class
Registration is required, intended for ages 12 & up. 

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

West Elmira

Rock PaintingThis month begins our Cookbook Book Club! Call to reserve your spot and pick up your copy of this month’s book, and then join us every 4th Monday to sample recipes and to get the next month’s cookbook. On October 16th, bring a rock to the library and join the latest Painted Rock trend!

We are looking for donations for our puzzle and board game exchanges.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

October 16, 6pm - Painted Rock program
October 17, 2:30pm - Wii & Wii U gaming with Rainy Toad Gaming

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

4th Mondays, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club - Food, Health, and Happiness by Oprah Winfrey

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 4pm - LEGO Club

3rd Wednesdays, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour - Halloween Lanterns

3rd Thursdays, 3pm - Adult Book Club - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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

In This Issue

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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