Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

January 2018 Newsletter


January 1 - Closed
January 15 - Steele open 10am-6pm; branches 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:

January 8, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

January 9, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

January 11, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

January 16, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

January 18, 3pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

January 22, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

January 22, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

January 23, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

January 23, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

Tech Tutoring

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 607-733-6809 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 - Learn how to record a video, edit the video and use a green screen to add background effects. 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. Learn how to change filament in the printers, navigate the display menus, and utilize the slicer software for optimizing your 3D prints. 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 Winter Hours

Monday: 2:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00pm

3D Print of the Month: Floating Photo Frame
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes

January 18th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Ultimate Fit Chick

New Year, New You - Join us for a series of fitness classes at the library over the next few months! In January and February we will be offering six Saturday morning classes (1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 9:30-10:30am), with the ladies from Ultimate Fit Chick. Our popular Tai Chi series with Julie Spicer will resume for 4 weeks on Monday, January 22nd from 4:30-5:45. Finally, in March, we will be offering a series of Saturday morning Yoga classes (3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 9:30-10:30am) with instructor Danyell Peris. We hope to see you there! See the schedule below for January details and be sure to check our online calendar for future classes.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 2, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (for adults)

January 6, 9:30am - Cardio Kickboxing

January 12, 2pm - Acrylic Painting

January 13, 9:30am - Dance Fitness

January 17, 6pm - Fan Infinity

January 18, 1pm - Intro to ancestry.com

January 19, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

January 20, 9:30am - Meditation and Relaxation

Mondays, January 22 - February 12, 4:30pm - Tai Chi

January 22, 7pm - Book Club

January 25, 6:30pm - Hometown Art - "Lovely Labels"

January 26, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film

Wednesdays, January 31 - February 28, 5:30pm - Knitting Classes

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)

Talking Through WallsNew Programs: “Talking Through Walls”, a teen requested & teen led program where teens can discuss controversial topics, current events, or other subjects weighing on their minds. This will be a safe space to hear other teens’ views, demonstrate respect, and cultivate an open mind. Snacks, too!

Monday Manga & Anime: back by popular demand! Led by Teen Advisory Group members. Watch anime, create artwork, and eat Japanese snacks!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 2, 16, 30, 6:30pm - Teen Game Nights (first floor)

January 3 & 17, 2:30pm - Teen/Tween Homeschool Group (ages 11-18)

January 9, 23, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meetings (everyone welcome)

January 9, 6:30pm - DIY Attractive & Awesome YOU

January 11 & 25, 4:30pm - Talking Through Walls

Thursdays, January 11 & 25, 5:30pm - Teen Writers Group (small room)

January 19, 6:30pm - So Bad, It’s Good Movie Night

January 22, 6:30pm - Monday Manga/Anime Club (Tech Lab)

January 23, 6:30pm - STRANGER THINGS Night

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Teen Safe Zones for LGBTQ teens & their allies

Youth Events @ Steele

Play DateCome play at the library with toys and friends! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers can join us for unstructured play and casual reading in a warm social environment. Thursday mornings at 10:30 in the story room at Steele, let your children play and you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and adult conversation. On Friday, January 26th enjoy a Luau in winter!  We will have games and crafts and watch the movie Moana!


Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 3, 2:30pm - Tween/Teen Homeschool Group (ages 11-18)

January 9, 11:00am - Winter Signing Story Time Begins

January 9, 7:00pm - Tween Writing Group

January 10, 3:30pm - Lego Club

January 17, 10:30am - Winter Baby Lapsit Begins

January 18, 10:30am - Play Date @ Steele

January 19, 10:30am - Winter Story Time Begins

January 17, 2:30 - Tween/Teen Hangout

January 18, 3:30 - BINGO night

January 26, 1:30 pm - Luau Party and Movie

January 29, 5:30pm - International Puzzle Day: craft your own puzzle, all ages welcome.

February 5, 6:30pm - Tanglewood will stop by with Winter Animals

Weekly Groups
Mondays, 6:30pm - Youth Craft Nights
Tuesdays, 11:00am - Signing Story Time
Tuesdays, 7:00pm - Tween Writing Group
Wednesdays, 10:30 - Baby Lapsit
Thursdays, 10:30 - Play date @ Steele
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Big Flats

It’s another Movie and Popcorn night for family fun! On Tuesday, January 9th, from 6-7:30 p.m. the Big Flats Library will proudly view Despicable Me 3. That’s right...the MINIONS ARE BACK!!! As always, popcorn will be served. The best movies and the best popcorn are at the Big Flats Library.

Wine and Design - SnowmenWe are having a Wine and Design (minus the wine of course) on Monday, January 22 from 6:00 -  8:30 p.m.  If you have always wanted to try painting a great picture in a fun atmosphere, this is your opportunity. The picture that we will be painting is "Helping Snowmen" (pictured). The teachers that come and teach this class are awesome and walk you through the process step by step. This class normally costs $35.00, but you will only pay $20.00 on this one night at the library. This is a pre-register class and only 15 people can attend. Call now to reserve your spot at 562-3300.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 9, 6pm - Movie and Popcorn

January 22, 6pm - Wine and Design

January 24 & 31, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime


I Let You GoOur book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of December we read "Good as Gone" by Amy Gentry; the book discussion will be January 12th.

In January, we will read "I let you go" by Clare Mackintosh, to discuss on February 9th.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 12, 1:30pm - Book Club

February 9, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In January at Horseheads, we welcome Shari Koval, local author and animal communicator. She will present a seminar on what animal communication is and how to understand your animal friends better. She will have her signed book "Hounds, Horses and Hearts - Working Animals Tell Their Stories" available for purchase. Registration is required. Call 739-4581 to register.

Also, Tablet Talk is back! Sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! Registration is required for all programs.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 23, 2pm - Tablet Talk

January 23, 6:30pm - Intro To Animal Communication

Teen Events @ Horseheads

Feris BuellerEnjoy the first movie of our '80s Movie Night series: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)! The movie follows a high school slacker as he plays hookie and skips a day of school.  It was one of the top grossing films of 1986.

No registration required, so feel free to stop by and bring your friends!  Water and popcorn will be served.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 8, 5:30pm - '80s Movie Night - "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off"

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Lego club returns in January! Celebrate Puzzle Day! Come in & enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies, and put some puzzles together! (All  ages).  Also, learn and train how to be a Ninja! Don’t forget Kitty Lit Reading Program - Cats love company! Come to the library and read stories to the kitties! Practice your reading and make the kitties happy! Open to students in grade 1 through 6. Registration is required! Space is limited! Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 9, 3:30pm - 4:30 pm - Kitty Lit

January 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Fairy Garden

January 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Home School

January 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm - Lego Club

January 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Home School

January 29, 3:30pm - 7:30pm - International Puzzle Day

January 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm -  Ninja Night

Van Etten

Snow Globe CraftWednesdays in January, stop by the Van Etten Library and make a snow globe!  All ages welcome.  Enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa while you design your snow globe!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 3:30-6:30 - Snow Globe Craft

January 17, 3:30-4:30 - Lego Builders Challenge Club (a snack will be provided)

January 17, 4:00-6:00 - Fidelis Care: Open Enrollment; A Fidelis Care representative will be on site to assist with health care coverage questions and enrollment.

January 22, 2:00-4:00 - Tablet Talk

January 26, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

January 29, 3:00-5:00 - PUZZLE Day at the Library; puzzle challenges and mini puzzle fun.

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

February 2, 3:30-4:30 - Celebrate Ground Hog Day at the library with some fun children’s activities, trivia challenges & snacks!

West Elmira

We are looking for donations of board games to jumpstart our Board Game exchange.  Due to the popularity of the Puzzle Exchange, we would like to offer a variety of different games, for all ages, to our patrons so they can take them home and enjoy their own game night!

Stop in and check out our new Video Game collection!

Homeschool will resume in February

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime (Starts 1/18)
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Fourth Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club - Complete Children’s Cookbook

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

Third Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour - Make your own buttons!

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

Check the district events calendar for more gaming events with Rainy Toad this month!

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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