Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

July 2018 Newsletter

*All libraries will be closed on July 4th.*

Summer Reading Club (all ages)

Summer Reading Club for all ages runs until August 6th. You can register online or in person at your library.  Prize drawings will vary from library to library so contact your branch for details. Be sure to log your reading minutes (in person or at the library)!

More information and a list of events happening during Summer Reading Club can be found on our website: ccld.lib.ny.us/src.

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:

July 3, 6pm - Intro to Inkscape (Steele)
July 11, 6pm - Intro to Laser Engraving (Steele)
July 16, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)
July 16, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)
July 23, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)
July 24, 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.

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. (607)733-9175

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
July 12, 6:30PM - Sewing Class

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

Adults who register for Summer Reading at Steele and log reading minutes each week will be entered into a weekly prize drawing and will be eligible for the grand prize drawing (MP3 Player and Bluetooth Speaker). Attend weekly programs with your "punch card" and redeem "punches" for prizes at the Steele Reference Desk.

Abstract PaintingComing up we have three art workshops, made possible by grants through the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes! Join us for two painting classes with Filomena Jack on 7/27 and 8/3 at 2pm. On 8/2 at 6:30pm we have a still life class with Wynn Yarrow! See the links below for more program details. Register by calling 733-9175.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 3, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming for Adults
July 5, 6pm - Tomb Raider (2018)
July 9, 16, 23, 30, 4:30pm - Tai Chi
July 9, 1pm - Brick Wall Busters Genealogy Research
July 10, 6pm - Alzheimer's Effective Communication Strategies
July 10, 7pm - Summer Concert Series - The Hepcats (Big Band)
July 12, 1:30pm - Intro to Genealogy
July 13, 1pm - Genealogy: English & Welsh Parish Records ($5 registration fee)
July 17, 7pm - Summer Concert Series - Marc Berger Quartet (American Roots)
July 19, 1pm - Intro to Ancestry.com
July 20, 10am-3pm - Red Cross Blood Drive
July 24, 6:30pm - Workshop: Lawn Renovation
July 24, 7pm - Summer Concert Series - Legacy (Classic Rock)
July 26, 6pm - Ready Player One Movie Night
July 27, 2pm - Painty Rocks Art Class with Filomena
July 31, 4:30pm - Summer Concert Series - Doubletake (Party Music)
August 2, 6:30pm - Delectable Drawings (Hometown Art with Wynn Yarrow)
August 3, 2pm - Musically Inspired Abstract Painting with Filomena
August 3, 6:30pm - After-Hours Adults Only Game Night with Rainy Toad Gaming

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)

Libraries RockPerformer Tim Collins is back for teens by popular demand! Tim will do a new, one man show "To Be Honest" about cyberbullying, bystander intervention, and social media's effect on friendships and relationships.

Summer Reading & Learning Fun runs now 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, smoothies, books, and more! Sign up on our website ccld.lib.ny.us or at the library.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 3, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night
July 5, 6:00pm - Movie: "Tomb Raider" (adults and teens)
July 9, 6:30pm - Teen Acting Workshop Series. (Mondays in July. Registration required 733-9175).
July 10 & 24, 5:00pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)
July 11, 3:00pm - "To Be Honest, " a one man show by Tim Collins.
July 11, 6:30pm - Safe Zones for LGBTQA teens
July 18, 2:00pm - Teen Homeschool Hangout
July 18, 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Make a VR headset (like Google Cardboard)
July 25, 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Water Balloon Extravaganza
July 27, 7:00pm-9:00pm - Teen Library Lock In Night
August 1, 2pm - Black Light Party

Read OnYouth Events @ Steele

Summer Reading Club continues all month long; stop by to register or log minutes and receive entries for the gift baskets of your choice!  Reach a minimum of 500 minutes and automatically get entered for our grand prize drawing.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 17, 3:30pm - The Science of Sound: Bats
July 26, 7:00pm - Didgeridoo

Weekly Groups
Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Mondays, 10:30 - Story and Craft followed by a snack
Mondays, 2:30pm - Wii Video Games and a snack
Mondays, 2:00pm - Theater Camp, Registration required!
Tuesday, 10:30 - Music and Rhymes followed by a snack
Tuesdays, 2:30pm - Craft and a snack
Wednesday, 10:30 - Story and craft followed by a snack
Thursday, 10:30 - Music and Rhymes followed by a snack
Thursday, 2:30pm - Wii Video Games and a snack
Friday, 10:30 - Family Story Time followed by a snack
Friday, 2:30pm - Movie and a snack

*Free snacks provided through the Summer Food Service Program*

Big Flats

Youth Summer Reading Events

July 3, 6pm - Movie and Popcorn
July 10, 6pm - Magician Cris Johnson
July 17, 6pm - Meet Pout Pout Fish
July 24, 6pm - Noah's Ark Build and Animal Workshop
July 31, 6pm - Checkers Magic Show

Adult Summer Reading - Weekly & Grand Prize Drawings


One Thousand White WomenNow that the school year has ended, we would like to wish all of our little patrons best wishes and we hope you will remember to visit your local library branch and continue to read this summer.

Our book club for adults meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of June we read "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware to discuss on July 13th. This month we will read "One Thousand White Women" by Jim Fergus to discuss on August 10th.

Youth Summer Reading Events
July 31, 9:15-10:45pm - Magic Man Tim Southport Parks
-Goodwin park - 9:15-9:45
-Chapel park - 9:45-10:15
-Draxler park - 10:15-10:45
July 31, 3-4pm - Checkers the Inventor (Southside Community Center)

Adult Summer Reading Events
July 13, 1:30pm - Book Club
August 10, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Adults who register for Summer Reading at Horseheads and log reading minutes each week will be entered into a weekly prize drawing and will be eligible for the grand prize drawing: two season tickets to the Clemens Center Broadway series - 5 Broadway plays! Also, adults can enter once per visit for a summer gift basket!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 - 10:00AM - 11:15 AM -  T'ai Chi Classes

Tuesday, July 24 - 2:00PM - 4:00PM - Tablet Talk

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Summer Reading Club continues at the Horseheads Library. Stop in for a show, log your minutes and enter prize drawings! Booker's Clubhouse returns with story/activity hour - summer reading club for pre-readers!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

July 3, 3pm - Take a Tromp Through the Swamp
July 10, 3pm - The Goofy Kooky Magic & Music Show
July 17, 3pm (at Teal Park) - The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack
July 23, 3pm - Carnival of the Animals
July 31, 6pm - Dinosaur Dig
Thursdays, 10:30am - Booker's Clubhouse (July 12-August 9)

Wrinkle in TimeVan Etten

If you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Club yet, it's not too late!! Remember... register, read and earn weekly prizes!!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Youth/Teen Summer Reading Events
July 11, 3:30pm - Magic Tim's Spectacular Magic Show & Balloon Creations!!
July 18, 3:30pm - "Pet Rocks":  Choose a rock paint it, add eyeballs, tail, ears, whatever!
July 25, 3:30pm - "The Nate & Kate Kids Show":  Performers Nate & Kate will have songs, juggling routines & music!
July 27, 3:30pm - Friday Movie: "A Wrinkle in Time" (PG)
August 3 - Prize Basket Drawing

Adult Summer Reading Events
July 16, 1:30-3:30 - Tablet Talk: Learn to use your device!
July 27, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting
August 3 - Prize Basket Drawing

West Elmira

Libraries RockOur 6 week Summer Reading Club for Families, Teens, and Adults has begun! Stop in each week and enjoy a special, fun-filled program.  Report your reading online 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:

Family Summer Reading Club
Monday, July 2, 4pm - Rock out with Painted Love
Monday, July 9, 4pm - Rock out with Art
Monday, July 16, 4pm - Rock out with Nature
Monday, July 23, 4pm - Rock out with Science
Monday, July 30, 4pm - Rock out with Bruce Weaver

Teen/Tween Summer Reading Club
Monday, July 2, 5:30pm - Musical Movie Mondays - Hairspray
Monday, July 9, 5:30pm - Musical Movie Mondays - Cats
Monday, July 16, 5:30pm - Musical Movie Mondays - Beauty and the Beast
Monday, July 23, 5:30pm - Musical Movie Mondays - Grease

Adult Summer Reading Club
Wednesday, July 11, 1pm - Vintage Ring Making
Wednesday, July 18, 1pm - Bespoke Apothecary
Wednesday, July 25, 1pm - The Art of Book Folding

Mondays, 1pm - Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen
Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club

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

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

In This Issue

Summer Reading Club

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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