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March 2018 Newsletter

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire - April 14, 10am-3pm

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire

Our annual Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, April 14th, 10am-3pm at the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY. The event is free and open to all ages. Join us for free hands-on activities, demonstrations, and performances.

If you're interested in demonstrating your own creative talents at our event, our call for makers is open until March 16th. We are calling all makers, innovators, crafters, and tinkerers to join us in inspiring the community through making and Do-It-Yourself projects. Apply by filling out the Call for Makers form on the website. The event is free to participate in but sales are not allowed during the event. http://twintiers.makerfaire.com

Our annual Power Tool Drag Race will take place during the Maker Faire at 12pm in Center Court at the Mall. If you are interested in entering the race, be sure to register online (free to participate). Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 racers. Not sure where to begin? Attend a free workshop at Southeast Steuben County Library on March 10th at 12pm and learn how to make your own power tool racer.

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire is brought to you by Chemung County Library District, Corning Community College, Southeast Steuben County Library, and Southern Tier Library System. Additional sponsors: Hilliard, Lowes, Wegmans, Corning ReStore. This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Strategic Plan Survey

We need your feedback! Please take a moment to complete our survey and you will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad. http://ccld.lib.ny.us/survey

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:

March 5, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

March 6, 6pm - Graphic Design with Inkscape (Steele)

March 12, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

March 13, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

March 14, 6pm - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

March 19, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

March 20, 6pm - Image Editing Using Free Software (Steele)

March 22, 3pm - Hour of Code (Steele)

March 27, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

March 28, 6pm - Intro to 3D Printing (Steele)

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 Spring Hours

Monday - Thursday: 12:00PM - 7:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

3D Print of the Month: Car sun visor clip
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes

March 15, 6:30pm - Sewing Class

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Ice CreamJoin us for three art classes this month at Steele Memorial Library!

There will be two classes with artist Wynn Yarrow (part of the Hometown Art series, funded by a Community Arts Grant) focusing on drawing and design. The first will be on March 8th, 6:30pm, inspired by local Victorian Architecture; the second will be on March 22, 6:30pm, inspired by artifacts from the Chemung Valley History Museum.

On March 16th, 2pm there will be an acrylic painting and collage class with artist Filomena Jack. We'll rip paper, use acrylic paints, and create a 3 scoop ice cream cone on paper.

Classes are all open to adults and teens and require registration: (607)733-9175.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 9:30am - Yoga Classes

March 5 & 19, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

March 6, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming (for adults)

March 8, 1:30pm - Intro to Genealogy

March 8, 6:30pm - "Age of Victoria" - Victorian Architecture Drawing Class

March 9, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night - Troll 2

March 12, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters

March 13, 5:30pm - Alzheimer's Association: Effective Communication Strategies

March 16, 2pm - Acrylic Painting & Collage with Filomena

March 21, 6pm - Fan Infinity

March 22, 1pm - Intro to ancestry.com

March 22, 6:30pm - "Those Were the Days" - Composition & Line Drawing Class

March 23, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film - Midnight in Paris

March 26, 7pm - Book Club - The Bonesetter's Daughter

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)

Chemung Youth BureauThis month, we have a 2-part Job Hunting workshop series for teens! Laura Kinney, from the Chemung County Youth Bureau’s youth employment program will help teens prepare for the summer job hunt with tips on finding, applying, and interviewing for jobs.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

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

March 7 & 21, 2:30pm - Teen/Tween Homeschool Group (ages 11-18) Topics: 3/7 -  Doing research (without Google), 3/21 -  Games & snacks.

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

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

March 9, 6:30pm - "So bad, It's good!" Movie Night: TROLL 2 (for Adults & Teens)

March 13 & 27, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meetings (everyone welcome; volunteer credit available)

March 13, 6:30pm - How to Get a Summer Job!

March 16, 7pm - SPOT Teen Lock-In (Grades 7-9 with Elmira school ID only)

March 26, 6:30pm - Monday Manga/Anime Club (held in Tech Lab)

March 27, 6:30pm - Job Interview Tips & Tricks

Weekly Programs

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

Rabbit with EggsYouth Events @ Steele

Celebrate Easter on Friday, March 30th at 11:00am.  Bring your camera for a chance to take your picture with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg hunt in the library and a holiday craft.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 1, 6:00pm - Thor: Ragnarok Movie

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

March 12, 3:30pm - Plant a Flower Day

March 14, 3:30pm - Lego Club

March 20, 3:30pm - BINGO Day

March 21, 2:30pm - Tween/Teen Hangout

March 30, 11:00am - Easter Program

Weekly Groups
Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Wednesday, 10:30 - Play date @ Steele
Thursdays, 10:30am - Baby Story Time
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Big Flats

FerdinandAnother Movie and Popcorn night is coming on March 13th.  We will enjoy the movie Ferdinand on the giant 12 foot screen. The movie will start at 6:00 p.m. and as always popcorn will be served.

On Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. Big Flats Library will have an Easter storyhour and a stuffed animal making workshop.  This is like Build-A-Bear only you come to the library to bring your animal to life. This time we will be making a cute lamb, just in time for Easter. Registration is a must and class size is limited. Please call 562-3300 to reserve your spot.

Friday, March 30 is the 4th annual Easter Eggs-travaganza! There will be an egg hunt, prizes, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Pictures will be available for a small charge. Please call to register; there is no limit on the amount of children that may participate, we just want to make sure that we have enough for everyone. The fun starts at 3:00 p.m. If there is no snow or rain, the hunt will be outside, but it may be muddy on the lawn.  Please dress appropriately.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 13, 6pm - Movie & Popcorn Night: Ferdinand
March 27, 6pm - Build an Animal Workshop
March 30, 3pm - 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Weekly Programs

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime


The HeirsMarch 3rd is Book Fest at Diven School 10-2pm; come see the bookmobile for a scavenger hunt and win a prize.

March 10th the bookmobile will be in the Horseheads St. Patrick's day parade at 2pm. Come out and enjoy some St. Patrick's day fun and wave to the bookmobile as we make our way by.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm.  We will discuss "The Heirs" by Susan Rieger on March 9th.  Next month's discussion will be about "The Couple next door" by Shari Lapena.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

March 3, 10am-2pm - Book Fest
March 9, 1:30pm - Book Club
March 10, 2pm - Horseheads St. Patrick's Day Parade


Adult Events @ Horseheads

BulbsIn March, we begin a series of four gardening classes led by horticultural educator Jabe Warren. Also, new seeds for our seed library are arriving by the second week of March! Come on in and check out some seeds for this year's garden!  Don't forget to 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:

March 19, 6pm - Gardening: Forcing Spring Bulbs

March 27, 2pm - Tablet Talk

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Dr. Seuss

To celebrate March Madness and Dr. Seuss's birthday, come in and vote for your favorite Seuss books. We are pitting Classic Seuss Books against Beginner Seuss Books. The winner in each match-up will move on to the next round until we have a winner. Make sure you come in each week to vote! Everyone that participates will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of the winning book.  On March 29th, stop by and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. We will also have a story, an Easter egg hunt and a craft.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 2, 3:30-4:30pm - Read Across America - Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday

March 9, 2:30pm - School's Out Movie: Coco

March 12-17 - St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

March 13, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit Reading Program (Call 739-4581 to register)

March 26-31 - Easter Scavenger Hunt

March 27, 4:30pm - Lego Club

March 29, 3:00-4:30pm - Meet the Easter Bunny

Weekly Programs

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime

Slavic EggVan Etten

Learn the Slavic tradition of egg decorating on March 24th at 1pm. The class is intended for adults; please register to attend:

Kids can join us for an Easter egg hunt in the library on March 26th, 28th, and 30th.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

March 9, 2:30-4:30 - No School Day Movie: "Wonder" (PG)

March 12, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk

March 21, 3:30-4:30 - LEGO Builders Challenge Club

March 24, 1:00-3:00 - Slavic Egg Decorating

March 26, 28 & 30 - Easter Egg Hunt in the Library

March 30, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

1st & 3rd Fridays, 11am - Family Storytime!

Balloon SculptingWest Elmira

Stop by this month and view all of the fantastic artwork from Hendy students displayed throughout the library for National Youth Art Month.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 2, 6:30pm - Balloon Sculpting Class (Registration limited)

Mondays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime - Special Appearance by the Easter Bunny on 3/29

Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Fourth Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club - What Can I Bring?

Last Monday of every month, 6pm - Family Movie Night - Ferdinand

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

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

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

In This Issue

Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire

Strategic Plan Survey

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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