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April 2018 Newsletter

All CCLD Libraries will be closed Saturday, April 14th -- we encourage everyone to join us at the Arnot Mall for Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire.

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. We encourage you to register online, in advance; all registrants will be entered into a prize drawing. Join us for free hands-on activities, demonstrations, and performances. For a full list of activities, visit our website: 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.

Thank you to our sponsors:

National Library Week April 8-14, 2018

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. The National Library Week 2018 celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.

Check with your local branch for special events happening at your library during National Library Week.

Annual Chess Challenge

Chess ChallengeChemung County Library District’s 7th Annual Chess Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 5th. Although no registration is required, players should arrive early and be ready to challenge an opponent.  Games will begin at 8:30am and continue throughout the day. The last game will begin at 3:30. Prizes will be awarded at 4:30.  The tournament is free and open to all ages and abilities with prizes being awarded at all levels.

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:

April 9, 1pm - Beginning Computer Class (Steele)

April 9, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

April 16, 1pm - Beginning Internet Class (Steele)

April 19, 6pm - Introduction to Laser Engraving (Steele)

April 21, 11am - Basic Video Editing (Steele)

April 24, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

April 24, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

April 25, 6pm - Basic Digital Security: Passwords (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: Webcam Cover
One free per patron, $0.25 for each additional print

Tinker Lab Classes

April 26, 6:30PM - Sewing Class

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Hometown Art

Stop by for a Mark Twain inspired Book Arts workshop ("Be'Twain' the Layers") with Wynn Yarrow on Monday, April 9th at 6:30pm. Adults and teens can call 733-9175 to register. 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.

Join us for a painting class with Filomena Jack on Saturday, April 21st at 2pm. Adults and teens can register by calling 733-9175. This activity is made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 2 & 9, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

April 3, 6:30pm - Tabletop Gaming

April 7, 10am - Self-Defense Class

April 9, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow: Book Art

April 12, 1pm - Brick Wall Busting Genealogy Research Session (Intermediate-advanced)

April 18, 6pm - Fan Infinity Adult Fandom Club

April 20, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film - The Greatest Showman

April 21, 2pm - Acrylic Painting with Filomena

April 23, 7pm - Book Club

April 27, 10am-3pm - Red Cross Blood Drive

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)

Join us for a self-defense class on Saturday, April 7th, 10am-11:30am. Ages 13 to adult are welcome. Registration is required. If you are under 18 you need to have your parent or guardian sign a waiver. Call 733-9175 to sign up (waivers can be picked up in advance at the Steele Reference Desk).

Bike Care

Is your bike ready for spring? On Tuesday, April 10th, 6:30-8:00, learn basic bike maintenance and care in this workshop with Tara from the Elmira Bike Club. Bring your bike, learn tips and get a free tool! Please Register 733-9175. (class size 10)

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

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

April 3 & 17, 6:30pm - Teen Game Nights

April 4 & 18, 2:30pm - Teen/Tween Homeschool Group (ages 11-18)

April 7, 10am-11:30am - Self Defense (ages 13-adult) - anyone under 18 must have a parent/guardian signed waiver

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

April 10, 6:30-8:00 - Bike Workshop

April 12 & 26, 4:30pm - Talking Through Walls: Teen discussion group on controversial topics

April 12 & 26, 5:30pm - Teen Writers Group

April 23, 6:30pm - Monday Manga/Anime Club

April 24, 6:30 - Teen Karaoke Night

April 30, 6:30 - Hamilton Fandom Night

Youth Events @ Steele

Share What You're Reading

Celebrate National Library Week from March 9th through March 13th.  "Libraries Lead" is this year’s theme, where did the library lead you? Children of all ages can participate all week long by writing book reviews; they can then help us build a castle by hanging their review sheets on the library wall.  Review sheets can be picked up at the Children’s desk.  When completed book reviews are turned in you get an entry form for a special Earth Day gift basket!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 4, 2:30pm - Tween/Teen Homeschool Group (ages 11-18)
April 11, 3:30pm - Lego Club
April 12, 6pm - Movie Night: Woody the Wood Pecker
April 18, 2:30pm - Tween/Teen Hangout
April 25, 11am - BINGO

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

It's National Library Week and one way that we are celebrating at Big Flats is to have a double token week for kids.  Every reading sheet that gets turned in this week will receive DOUBLE tokens for the prize machine. Just read 10 books, bring us in the titles on a sheet of paper and the tokens are yours!!   How many books can you read this week.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 10, 6pm - Popcorn & Movie: Coco

April 24, 6pm - Popcorn & Movie: Jumanji

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Story Time


Bookmobile DayApril 11th is National Bookmobile Day! We will be having a drawing for a gift basket. Stop by the Bookmobile and let us know why you love the Bookmobile and fill out an entry form for a chance to win. We will have Hershey Kisses and bookmarks available too.

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of March we read "The couple next door" by Shari Lapena to discuss on April 13th. We are reading "The Stars are Fire" by Anita Shreve to discuss in May.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 13, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In April at Horseheads, learn all about green burial from Greensprings Natural Cemetery! This month we have two garden classes: Grow a Healthy Lawn and Coping with Ticks!  Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone! Registration is required for all programs.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

April 9, 6:00pm - Grow a Healthy Lawn

April 18, 6:00pm - Green Burial - Letting Nature Take Its Course

April 23, 6:00pm - Coping With Ticks

April 24, 2:00pm - Tablet Talk

PlantYouth Events @ Horseheads

Come and celebrate Earth Day with us on Friday, April 20.  We will make pots out of newspaper and plant seeds to take home.  Once the seedlings are large enough the whole thing can be planted in the ground.  Don’t forget to check out the craft cart! New items are added throughout the month.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime

April 10, 10:30am - Kindermusik

April 10, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit

April 20, 3:30pm - Celebrate Earth Day!

April 24, 4:30pm - Lego Club

Van Etten

Earth DayStop by the Van Etten  library any day in April and celebrate Earth Day.  Earth Day is April 22 this year.  We will be celebrating the Earth by offering an environmentally friendly craft.  Stop by Van Etten to complete this craft.

Van Etten Library Celebrates National Library Week with a special visit from Tanglewood Nature Center on April 11th at 4pm! Which animals will visit?  A hawk?   An owl?  A snake...eeeew!!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

1st & 3rd Fridays - Family Storytime

April 4, 3:45-5:15 - Movie:  "The Star"

April 9, 1:30-3:30 - Tablet Talk; learn to use your device

April 9 - April 14 - National Library Week: Enter the drawing during this week for a chance to win a fun filled NLW gift basket!!

April 11, 4:00 - Tanglewood Nature Center Visit

April 18, 3:30-4:30 - LEGO Builders Challenge Club

April 27, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

In celebration of National Library Week, each time you check out this week you will be entered in for a chance to win a basket full of goodies! Donate your old board games for our game exchange and earn an extra entry for each game donated!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

April 10, 2:30pm - Gaming with Rainy Toad Gaming

Mondays, 1pm - Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen
Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool
Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

Fourth Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club - Clueless in the Kitchen

Last Monday of every month, 6pm - Family Movie Night - The Greatest Showman

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

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

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

National Library Week

Chess Challenge

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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