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September 2018 Newsletter

National Library Card Sign-up Month

Library Card Sign-up month collectible card

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Stop in to any Chemung County Library during the month of September for your chance to win a prize! Every time you check out this month, you will receive a scratch off where you could win: money off your fines, CCLD merchandise, reading log books, buttons, candy, bookmarks, and more!

New this year is our collectible library card! Stop in to any CCLD library and purchase one of our Limited Time CCLD cards while supplies last. Made by our very own Steve, one of CCLD's Makerspace staff, this card was inspired by J.M. Barrie's beloved classic, Peter Pan. Cards are $1 for existing members and FREE for new members.

Two Friends Book Sales this month!

Both the Friends of the Horseheads Free Library and the Friends of CCLD have book sales this month!

The Friends of the Horseheads Free Library has scheduled its annual book sale for September 11-15 at the Town and Country Fire Hall on Gardner Road in Horseheads. Hours are 10am to 7pm on Tuesday 9/11, Wednesday 9/12, and Thursday 9/13; Friday, 9/14 from 10am - 5pm and Saturday, 9/15 from 10am to 1pm. There will be a bag sale ($3 per bag) on the final two days of the sale.

The Friends of CCLD book sale will take place September 20-29 from 10am-6pm at the Elmira Eastowne Mall. Use the Lake Street entrance at 161 Lake St. in Elmira, across from Five Star Bank. There will be a bag sale ($5 per bag) on Saturday, September 29th.

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:

September 10, 1pm - Beginning Computer (Steele)

September 11, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

September 17, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

September 18, 6pm - Introduction to 3D Printing (Steele)

September 24, 1pm - Beginning Internet (Steele)

September 24, 6pm - Image Editing Using Free Software (Steele)

September 25, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

September 25, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

September 26, 6pm - Workshop: Blender for 3D Printing: Basics (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 Hours

Monday - Thursday: 12:00PM - 7:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM (Tinker Lab open on Saturdays starting Sept. 22)

Tinker Lab Workshops
September 5, 6:30pm - Water Bottle Laser Engraving
September 13, 6:30pm - Paracord Projects with Knotty Boyz
September 20, 6:30pm - Water Bottle Laser Engraving

Steele Memorial

Tai ChiAdult Events @ Steele

Tai Chi classes continue this month thanks to funds from the Friends of CCLD! The next three classes in the series will take place on Mondays, September 17, 24, and October 1.

Look for more classes each month through December!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 4, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming for Adults

September 6, 6pm - TAG - Thursday Movie (Rated R - admission ticket can be picked up by adults 17+ at Steele)

September 7, 8:30pm - Outdoor Bad Movie Night - Eegah

September 11, 6pm - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

September 11, 6:30pm - Make a Vintage Spoon Ring

September 13, 20, & 27, 6pm - Ukulele Classes

September 13, 6pm - Pamper Yourself w/ DIY Hand Sanitzier

September 14, 2pm - Citizen Kane - Friday Afternoon Film

September 15, 1pm - English & Welsh Civil Registration 1837-present

September 17, 24, & October 1, 4:30pm - Tai Chi Classes

September 19, 6pm - Fan Infinity Adult Fandom Club

September 19, 6:30pm - Chemung CCE Gardening Workshop: Using Bulbs in the Landscape

September 20, 1pm - Brick Wall Busting (Genealogy)

September 21, 2pm - Book Talk with Paul Mitura

September 24, 7pm - Book Club: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

September 25, 6:30pm - Bike Care Workshop

October 4, 6:30pm - Pattern and Collage Art Workshop

October 15, 6:30pm - Personal Budgeting Seminar with CCTC

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)

Fashion ClubKnow a teen that is a fashion enthusiast, model, or loves dressing up? Teen Kyheam Hughes is starting a teen-led fashion club at Steele Library on Wed. Aug 15 and Thurs. Aug. 30! Develop your style, inspire each other, and explore everything from putting on a show to creating your designs.

All genders welcome, in grades 7-12.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 4 & 18, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night: D&D, Wii, PS4, board games.

September 5, 6:30pm - Weekly, every Wednesday. Safe Zones (LGBTQ) teens & friends.

September 7, 8:30pm - Outdoor Bad Movie Night: Movie: "Eegah!"

September 11, 6:30pm - Make a Ring from Vintage Spoons (teens and adults)

September 11 & 25, 5:00pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

September 13, 6pm - Pamper Yourself w/ DIY Hand Sanitzier (teens and adults)

September 13 & 27, 6:00pm - Elmira's High End Fashion Club (NEW)

September 24, 6:30pm - Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club

September 25, 6:30pm - Basic Bike Maintenance. (Bring Your Bike!) (teens and adults)

Jurassic ParkYouth Events @ Steele

All month long we are celebrating DINOSAURS!  Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Jurassic Park movie all month long.  We have a dinosaur scavenger hunt, Monday Night Mania with dinosaur stories and crafts, and a pizza party on Monday September 17th with a showing of the movie, Jurassic Park at 6:00pm.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 10, 6:30pm - Monday Night Mania - Dinosaur stories and crafts

September 11, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; The Great Mouse Detective

September 12, 3:30pm - Lego Club

September 17, 6:00pm - Jurassic Park Movie and Pizza Party

September 25, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; An American Tail

Weekly Groups
Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Weekly Groups
Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time.
Storytime will resume in September.

Big Flats

Wine Glass PaintingIt's time for back to school and that means that summer is over. Thank you to everyone for helping Big Flats Library have another successful Summer Reading Club. Regular and special programs are back at Big Flats!

On Tuesday, September 18, 6:00pm, Big Flats Library will host a wine glass painting progam for adults. All materials will be provided. You will need to pre-register for this event since we are limited by size. First 24 to sign up get the seats.

Wednesday, September 19, 10:30am story hours start back up. Come and enjoy stories, music, games, and much more with Miss Melanie. Suggested ages are 2 - 5 years old.  No registration is required.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 18, 6pm - Wine Glass Painting

September 19 & 26, 10:30am - Storyhours with Miss Melanie


Watch Me DisappearThis month we will be welcoming all the children back and the start of story time for the school year.

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

For the month of August we read "Watch Me Disappear" by Janelle Brown; the book discussion will be September 14th. Next month's discussion will be "Flight of the Sparrow" by Amy Brown.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 14, 1:30pm - Book Club

Does the Bookmobile meet the needs of your community? Let us know; give us a call (607-738-2476), if you have any questions or to inquire about a stop near you. The Bookmobile supports all of Chemung County.


Adult Events @ Horseheads

Olive OilIn September at Horseheads, come and learn all about the splendor of olive oil from Bob and Wendy Oppenheim of Corning's Crystal City Olive Oil! Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone at this month's Tablet Talk!

Registration is required for all programs. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

September 24, 6pm - Olive Oil 101
September 25, 2pm - Tablet Talk

Youth Events @ Horseheads

It’s time to get back into the swing of things at the Horseheads Free Library. Storytime is starting back upon September 20. This year we will work our way through the alphabet. Lego Club will also be returning this fall on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime
September 11, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit
September 26, 3:30pm - Lego Club

Van Etten

Back to School Blues? It's not too late to still play in the sand! This month, join us at the Van Etten Library and create your own sand art!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

September 12 & 19, 3:30-6:30pm - School got you stressed already? Make your own funny faced stress ball!

September 17, 1:30-3:30pm - Tablet Talk: Learn to use your device

September 21, 3:30pm - Movie: Lego DC Super Heroes: Aquaman Rage of Atlantis

September 24, 26 & 28, 3:30-5:00pm - Sand Art crafting

September 28, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

ToteLearn how to make a cute tote bag using an old t-shirt during Tween Maker Hour on September 19th at 3pm! Open to ages 8 and up. All materials provided. (You may bring an old t-shirt.) Registration appreciated.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesday, September 11th, 2:30pm - Minecraft with Rainy Toad Gaming

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Homeschool Group - Starting September 12th

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime - Starting September 13th
Mondays & Fridays, 1pm - Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am - Gentle Yoga with Karen

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

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

Third Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour- T-shirt tote bags

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

In This Issue

National Library Card Sign-up Month

Two Friends Book Sales

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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