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February 2018 Newsletter


February 19th - Steele open 10am-6pm; branches closed.

Patron Appreciation Week - We Love our Library Users!

Patron Appreciation WeekBecause we appreciate our loyal patrons, we are setting aside a special time during the week of February 12-17, 2018 to thank you.  One lucky library user will win a Library Lovers Prize at each CCLD location.  Visit your favorite library or all of them for a chance to win!

Monday, February 12  - West Elmira Branch - Snacks will be available throughout the day with a sit down pizza dinner & a show from 5:00-7:00pm.  Enjoy the musical entertainment of Kate and Nate and earn an extra entry in the Amazon Echo drawing for attending the program.

Tuesday, February 13 - Big Flats Branch - refreshments served all day from 12:00-8:00pm with a special program from 6pm to 7pm.

Wednesday, February 14 - Horseheads Library  - music by John Manfredi, from 2:00-5:00pm with light refreshments. 

Wednesday, February 14 - Van Etten Branch - enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate & sweet treats from 2:00-6:00pm.    

Thursday, February 15 - Steele Memorial Library - enjoy candy kisses all day, and a lip balm giveaway while supplies last! Musical entertainment will be provided in our cafe area by our very talented staff Stuart Finch and Sue Schoeffler from 2pm until 4pm. Light refreshments will be served. Remember to enter your name for our giveaway - a $50 gift card to The Green Derby! Drawing to be held on Friday, February 16.

In order for the Bookmobile to reach all their patrons, Kim will hold Patron Appreciation from February 5-16.  Visiting school children will play the M&M's game and receive stickers.

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:

February 5, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)
February 6, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)
February 9, 3pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)
February 12, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)
February 12, 2:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)
February 13, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)
February 20, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)
February 20, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)
February 22, 3pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)
February 27, 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

Tinker Lab Classes

February 22, 6:30 - 8:00pm - Sewing

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Patron Appreciation Day at Steele will take place on Thursday, February 15th. More details are available above (top of the newsletter).

Good Read - Clay Sculpture"New Year, New You!" - Tai Chi and Ultimate Fit Chick classes continue this month! See the schedule below for dates and times.

Our second class in the "Hometown Art" series with Wynn Yarrow is on February 12th at 6:30pm. The local inspiration for this month's class is the library! Choose a character from among your favorite books.  Use your imagination and the author's descriptions to manifest the character in air-dried clay.

This class is intended for adults and teens. Registration is required: 733-9175.

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:

February 5 & 12, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

February 6, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming

February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 5:30pm - Knitting Classes

February 10, 9:30am - Zumba

February 12, 6:30pm - "A Good Read" (Clay Sculpture)

February 15, 1-3pm - Brick Wall Busters

February 16, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film

February 16, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

February 17, 9:30am - Yoga

February 21, 6pm - Fan Infinity (Adult Fandom Club)

February 24, 9:30am - Hip Hop Cardio

February 26, 7pm - Book Club

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)

Standing By, Standing Up

Performer Tim Collins will be here doing a special performance "Standing By, Standing Up" during Teen Safe Zones on Wednesday, February 21, 6:30pm.  His interactive show tackles cyberbullying, exclusion, and how to stop bullying as a bystander. All teens welcome! Light Refreshments.

Teens & Relationships:  Teens, what is important to you in a healthy relationship, whether it is a romance, friendship or with a family member? Find out through games, discussion, and fun activities during our teen nights in February. Snacks and prizes!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Teen Safe Zones for LGBTQ teens & their allies (Support, and fun activities each week)

February 6 & 20, 6:30pm - Teen Game Nights

February 7 & 21, 2:30pm - Teen/Tween Homeschool Group (ages 11-18) Topics: 2/7 -  Doing research (without Google). 2/21 -  Games & snacks.

February 8 & 22, 4:30pm - Talking Through Walls:  Teen discussion group on controversial topics

February 8 & 22, 5:30pm - Teen Writers Group

February 13 & 27, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meetings
Everyone is welcome (volunteer credit  available).

February 13, 6:30pm - Anti-Valentine's Day Smackdown Party

February 16, 6:30pm - So Bad, It’s Good Movie Night - Movie: Dudes & Dragons (Adults & Teens) Snacks! Mock the movie out loud with us.

February 21, 6:30pm - "Standing By, Standing Up" interactive performance by Tim Collins

February 26, 6:30pm - Monday Manga/Anime Club

February 27, 6:30pm - Healthy Relationships for Teens

Youth Events @ Steele

The Princess and the FrogCelebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday February 13th with a craft and a movie.  The Princess and the Frog, is set in the great city of New Orleans, with a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

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

February 7, 2:30pm - Tween/Teen Homeschool Group (ages 11-18)

February 13, 3:00pm - Celebrate Mardi Gras with Crafts and a Movie

February 13, 3:30pm - Mardi Gras Movie: The Princess and the Frog

February 14, 3:30pm - Lego Club
February 21, 2:30pm - Tween/Teen Hangout
February 28, 3:30pm - BINGO night

Weekly Groups
Mondays, 6:30pm - Youth Craft Nights
Wednesday, 10:30am - Play date @ Steele
Thursdays, 11:00am - Baby Lapsit
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Big Flats

Big Flats Library LOVES our patrons so much that we are having a day dedicated just to you!  On Tuesday, February 13, Big Flats Library will be holding Patron Appreciation Day!  Stop in and say hi, have some refreshments and if you are lucky enough to reserve your spot for the stuffed animal program, stay and have some fun with us too.  We will be holding a raffle Build an Animalfor a special prize and all you have to do is stop in and register.  It will be a fun day dedicated to you: our great patrons.

On February 13, Noah’s Ark Teddy Workshop returns for another fun evening of stories and bringing Pigsley Pig to life.  This workshop is similar in nature to Build-A-Bear.  Pigsley will be the perfect addition to your child’s personal zoo.  Registration is required due to space.  Call 562-3300 to register.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

February 13, 6pm - Build an Animal Workshop

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Story Time


Image result for images of book the heirsPatron Appreciation week: Due to our 2 week schedule, we will be celebrating from February 5th to February 16th. There will be M&M's, from the M&M's dispenser, bookmarks, and stickers. There will be a drawing for a $50 gift card of winner’s choice. Stop in a grab a book for a chance to win.

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

For the month of January we read "I let you go" by Clare Mackintosh, to be discussed on February 9th.

Next we will read "The Heirs" by Susan Rieger to discuss in March.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

February 9, 1:30pm - Book Club

March 9, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Happy PlannerIn February at Horseheads, start your New Year right by joining us for a two-part series to create &  personalize a planner to organize for your future. Also, there are a few spots left in our Animal Communication class. Join us on Valentine’s Day for an afternoon of music by John Manfredi to celebrate Patron Appreciation day!  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:

February 5, 4:00pm - Happy Planner - part 1

February 6, 6:00pm - Animal Communication Class

February 14, 2-5pm - John Manfredi (music for patron appreciation week)

February 26, 4:00pm - Happy Planner - part 2

February 27, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk

Teen Events @ Horseheads

Once Upon A Time...Short Story Contest - To celebrate "Tell a Fairy Tale Day," we are inviting teens to create their own original fairy tale! Entries should be 12 point font, double-spaced, and 3 to 6 pages long. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Saturday, 2/24. Submit in person, or email to leep@stls.org. Winner will be notified by Wednesday, 2/28.

Groundhog DayYouth Events @ Horseheads

It’s cold outside, so warm up with us in the library! Make a craft for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, or Chinese New Year at our Craft Night program! Register to read to a cat for kitty lit (grades 1-6 only)! Don’t forget Lego Club!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

February 2,  3:30pm - Groundhog Day craft and stories

February 13, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit (registration required)

February 13, 6:30pm  - Craft Night

February 20, 2pm - No School Movie: "Lego Ninjago"

February 27, 4:30pm - Lego Club

Weekly Programs

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime
Thursdays, 2pm - Homeschool

Van Etten

CocoThis month at Van Etten Library, celebrate Ground Hog Day with some fun children’s activities, trivia challenges & snacks! On February 10th, design a valentine themed pendant necklace to keep or give as a gift! (Please call to register 589-4755; all material will be provided, ages 12 and up.)

February 14 is our annual Patron Appreciation Day from 2:00-6:00pm.  Come in from the cold and enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, tea & some sweet treats.  Also, enter the Van Etten drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card for a local retailer of your choice!

This month’s LEGO Challenge is "Winter Olympics"; Your LEGO creation can be any type of Olympic sporting event! Come join the LEGO fun!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

February 2, 3:30-4:30pm - Celebrate Ground Hog Day!

February 7 & 14, 3:00-6:00pm - Valentine Crafts

February 10th, 12:30-2:30pm - Valentine Necklace Class

February 12, 2:30pm - Tablet Talk

February 14, 2-6pm - Patron Appreciation Day

February 21, 3:30-4:30pm - LEGO Builders Challenge Club

February 23, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

February 28, 3:45pm - Disney Pixar movie: COCO (PG)

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

West Elmira

Kate & NateVisit us the week of February 12-16 as we celebrate Patron Appreciation week. Each time you checkout this week, you get an entry into our drawing for an Amazon Echo. All day on Monday, the 12th, we will have refreshments available and a special program at 5pm to show our appreciation for our wonderful patrons!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

February 12, 5pm - Pizza and a Show with Kate and Nate
February 13, 2:30pm - Gaming with Rainy Toad Gaming

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

Fourth Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club - The Ultimate Casserole Cookbook

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

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

Third Thursday of every month, 3pm - Adult Book Club - The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

Last Monday of every month, 6pm - Family Movie Night - Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

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

In This Issue


Patron Appreciation

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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