Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

June 2018 Newsletter

Closed June 8 - All CCLD libraries will be closed for staff Continuing Education Day.

Escape Room Fundraiser for CCLD & Chemung County Historical Society

Escape the MuseumLove puzzles and mysteries?  Looking for a unique experience? Want to support Chemung County Library District and the Chemung County Historical Society? Reserve your spot at our History Mystery multi-gallery escape room on Friday, June 22 (evening) & Saturday, June 23 (all day) at the Chemung History Museum. Find clues, solve puzzles, and unlock mysteries before time runs out!  Six people per time slot. Thirty dollars per person. (All proceeds are divided equally between the Friends of CCLD and the Historical Society). Adults and teens only.

Call the museum for reservations and to pay in advance. No payments at the door. Small prizes for all who participate. Call the museum to reserve your spot and pay in advance: 607-734-4167.

Seed Lending Library at Steele

Stop by at the second floor reference desk at Steele Memorial Library and borrow some seeds!

What is a Seed Lending Library you ask? Come by and borrow up to 3 packs of seeds, and when you harvest your vegetables, herbs or flowers, save some seeds to bring back to the library for the next season! Seed lending is also currently available from the Horseheads Free Library.

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:

June 11, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

June 18, 1pm - Beginning Computer Class (Steele)

June 19, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

June 20, 6pm - Introduction to 3D Printing (Steele)

June 25, 1pm - Beginning Internet Class (Steele)

June 26, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

June 28, 6pm - Live Streaming with Open Broadcasting Software (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.

Summer Maker Camp

Registration for our 3rd annual Summer Maker Camp has begun. To register call or visit the Steele Memorial Library reference desk. A registration fee of $20.00 secures your spot in camp for the week.

Camp takes place August 6 - 10.
Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tinker Lab Summer Hours

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

Tinker Lab Classes

June 14, 6:30PM - Sewing Class

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Waterfall BookWe have lots of activities for adults this month at Steele! We have afternoon and evening movies scheduled (both recent and classics) as well as fitness classes (Tai Chi and Yoga). Take an art class, a gardening class, or learn how to maintenance your bike. Join one of our groups that meet regularly: book club, chess club, knit/crochet club, fandom club, or writers group. All of these and more are available for free at your library! Registration is required for some programs (see details below). Summer Reading Club for all ages will start at the end of June with a chance to win prizes each week.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

*Tabletop Gaming for Adults will not meet this month*

June 1, 2pm - Friday Film - The Harvey Girls with Judy Garland

June 7, 6pm - Thursday Movie - The 15:17 to Paris

June 7, 6:30pm - CCE Container Gardening - Tech Lab National Garden Week

June 11, 18, 25, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

June 11, 6:30pm - Hometown Art with Wynn Yarrow - A Book of the Falls (Book Arts Workshop)

June 12, 5:30pm - Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer's

June 14, 6:30pm - Chemung CCE Gardening Series - Vermicomposting

June 18, 6:30pm - Bike Maintenance Workshop

June 20, 6pm - Fan Infinity

June 21, 5:30pm - Yoga Class (Happy International Yoga Day!)

June 25, 7pm - Book Club - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

June 29, 2pm - Friday Film - Labyrinth

June 29, 6:30pm - So bad, it's good! Movie Night - The Creeping Terror

July 5, 6pm - Thursday Movie - Tomb Raider

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 Acting Workshop

Summer Reading & Learning Fun starts the last week in June and runs until the second week in August. Teens can earn prizes by reading anything they want, checking out reading material, or attending library teen events! Prizes include gift cards, movie tickets, books, and more!

Interested in acting?  Join us for our Teen Acting Workshop this July! The program will be run by local professional, Meghan O'Toole Tuazon, and will take place Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 starting July 9th. Registration is required: (607)733-9175.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

June 5, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night Dungeons & Dragons for Newbies (with giveaways!)

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Safe Zones (for teens)

June 20, 2:30pm - Teen Homeschool Group

June 11 & 18, 5:30pm - Teen Writers Group (MONDAYS)

June 12 & 26, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group meetings

June 12, 6:30pm - Open Mic Night (teens)

June 19, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night

June 25, 6:30pm - Manga/Anime Club for teens

June 26, 6:30pm - Musical Theater Night/Libraries ROCK kickoff party

June 29, 6:30pm - So Bad, It's Good Movie Night - The Creeping Terror

Youth Events @ Steele

Libraries Rock

The Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party at Steele Memorial Library is on June 28th at 3pm.  Join us for games, crafts, and prizes.  Sign-up for the Reading Club, receive your reading log and grab bag.  Register to win prizes!

Celebrate Father's Day by giving your dad a Princess makeover! We will have make up samples from Mary Kay, tiaras, and a photo area with props to make dad look EXTRA pretty on his special day. Supplies are limited.

Act, sing, and dance this July with Mr. Jeff every Monday starting July 9 from 2:00-3:30 at our Tween Summer Theater Camp!  Registration is required: 733-9174.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

June 1, 3:30pm - National Doughnut Day!

June 12, 6pm - Toon Tuesday Movie Night

June 18, 5-6pm - Princess Daddy Father's Day Program

June 28, 3pm - Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party

Weekly Groups

Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.

Big Flats

Summer Reading Club starts this month at Big Flats Library! Check our calendar of events for more information about upcoming programs.


Join us at Old MacDonald's Farm at the Chemung County Fair Grounds on June 2nd from 10-3pm. Stop by the Bookmobile to make your very own farm animal button to wear!

Before We Were YoursTouch-A-Truck is June 16th at the Arnot Mall from 10-2pm. Come see the Bookmobile and all the other cool big vehicles and maybe win a prize!

Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. This month we will meet on June 1st (libraries are closed June 8th) to discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate. We are reading "Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware to discuss in July.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 1, 1:30pm - Book Club
June 2, 10-3pm - Old MacDonald's Farm
June 16, 10-2pm - Touch-A-Truck
July 13, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In June at Horseheads, we are continuing our T'ai Chi class series! We are also holding two card making classes. (Note: registration for the card-making classes begins on June 4). 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:

June 12, 19, 16, July 10, & 17, 10am - T'ai Chi Classes

June 20, 2pm-4pm, 5pm-7pm - Card-making Class

June 26, 2pm - Tablet Talk

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Libraries RockIt's time for our Annual Summer Reading Club Kick-off! Stop by and register for Summer Reading Club which runs from June 25 - August 4. Staff from four of the library branches will be here with various activities.  Don't forget to bring your library card and sign-out some books. Log your minutes and come back each week to enter prize drawings!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 12, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit
June 27, 3:30pm - Sumer Reading Club Kick-off!

Van Etten

Libraries Rock

Join us at the Van Etten Library for the 2018 Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party!

Register, read and earn weekly prizes!!  This first week we have games, crafts, cake, and face painting to kick-off this year's theme, Libraries Rock!!

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

June 6, 3:30pm - After School Movie: Peter Rabbit (PG)
June 11, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk: Learn to use your device!
June 11, 13 & 15 (all day program) - Father's Day Projects
June 27, 3:30pm - Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party!
June 29, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

Our 6 week Summer Reading Club begins on Monday, June 25 at 4pm with a variety of games and crafts for families with children of all ages. Stop in each week and enjoy another special, fun-filled program.  Report your reading each week for a special prize and an exclusive invite to our Final Reading Club Party at Eldridge Park.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Wednesday, June 6, 10:30am - Last Homeschool Program
Tuesday, June 12, 2:30pm - Gaming with Rainy Toad
Monday, June 25, 4pm - Summer Reading Club Kick-off

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

Fourth Monday of every month, 6:30pm - Cookbook Book Club - The United States Cookbook

Last Monday of every month, 6pm - Family Movie Night - I Kill Giants

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

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

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

In This Issue

Escape Room

Seed Lending

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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