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November 2018 Newsletter

Closings & Holiday Hours

November 12 - Steele Memorial Library will be open from 10am-6pm; all other CCLD libraries will be closed.

November 16 - All CCLD libraries will be closed for Continuing Education Day.

November 22 - All CCLD libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.

November 23 - Steele Memorial Library will be open from 9am-5pm; all other CCLD libraries will be closed.

Voting Locations for CCLD Board of Trustees

On Election Day, November 6th, 2018, please visit the Steele Memorial Library (101 E. Church St., Elmira) or the Horseheads Free Library (405 S. Main St., Horseheads) to vote for candidates running in your district for open seats on the Board of Trustees.

Open Seat Districts Are:
2nd Big Flats
7th Town of Elmira
11th City of Elmira
12th Southport
15th Ashland, Wellsburg

Polling Hours are 12 pm to 7 pm.

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:

November 5, 1pm - Beginning Computer Class (Steele)

November 8, 6pm - Blender Basics (Steele)

November 13, 1pm - Tablet Talk (Steele)

November 19, 1pm - Beginning Internet Class (Steele)

November 20, 6pm - Introduction to Inkscape (Steele)

November 26, 1:30pm - Tablet Talk (Van Etten)

November  27, 2pm - Tablet Talk (Horseheads)

November 27, 6pm - Workshop: Blender for 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 Hours

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

Laser Engraving Fee

In order to offset maintenance costs, the Tinker Lab will begin charging for use of the Epilog Laser cutter and engraver.

Cost for use of the machine will be $0.05 per minute ($3.00 per hour).

This fee is only applied to use during open lab hours, not during workshops or classes that make use of the laser.

Tinker Lab Classes & Workshops

November 13, 4pm - (TEENS) Workshop: Recycled Bicycle Jewelry
November 13, 6pm - Workshop: Recycled Bicycle Jewelry

Steele Memorial

Adult Events @ Steele

International Games Week

All ages are invited to attend our International Games Week celebration on November 10th from 11am-4pm. Rainy Toad gaming will be here with video games! We will have board games and giant jenga! For fans of Hearthstone, we will have a Fireside Gathering with prizes provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

Attend a clay sculpting workshop on November 20th with artist Wynn Yarrow. John W. Jones was renowned for his respect and forgiveness, for remembering fallen Civil War soldiers by burying clay pots with their names. In tribute, we will create inscribed clay pots as acts of forgiveness, reconciliation or remembrance.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.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 1, 6pm - Thursday night movie - Slender Man

November 5, 19, & 26, 4:30pm - Tai Chi

November 6, 6pm - Tabletop Gaming for Adults (in front of TV area)

November 9, 2pm - Friday Afternoon Film - Collateral Beauty

November 9, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night - Sharknado 6

November 10, 11am-4pm - International Games Day (all ages)

November 13, 6pm - Alzheimer's Association: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

November 15, 1-2pm - Genealogy: Intro to ancestry.com

November 15, 2:15pm-3:30pm - Genealogy: Independent Research

November 20, 6:30pm - Clay Pot Sculpture (in memory)

November 21, 6pm - Fan Infinity

November 29, 6:30pm - Gourd Birdhouse Painting

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)

Turn discarded bicycle parts into a bracelet, necklace, or earrings in this upcycling jewelry workshop. Used bicycle parts are provided by Kingsbury's Cyclery. Space is limited. Call 733-9175 to register. There are two sessions of the workshop available on November 13th at 4pm and 6pm.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 6 & 20, 6:30pm - Teen Game Night

November 6, 6:30pm - Teens: DIY Patches

November 9, 6:30pm - Bad Movie Night "Sharknado VI"

November 10, 11am-4pm - Games Day Celebration all day!

November 13 & 27, 5:00pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)

November 13, 4pm - Teens: Bicycle Parts Jewelry

November 13, 6pm - Teens & Adults: Bicycle Parts Jewelry

November 8 & 29, 6:30pm - Elmira's High End Fashion Club

November 21, 3:30pm - Teen & Tween Hangout

November 26, 5:30pm - Teen Writers' Group

November 26, 6:30pm - Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club

November 27, 6:30pm - VIRTUAL REALITY with Rainy Toad Gaming! (for 7-12 grades)

November 30, 7:00pm - Fortnite After Hours Festivities! (7-9th graders; co-sponsor: SPOT program)

Youth Events @ Steele

Nightmare Before ChristmasWhat's this? What's this? I can't believe my eyes! I must be dreaming! Wake up, Jack, this isn't fair! What's this? The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Join us for a pizza party and watch Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Celebrate Thanksgiving with us at our FEAST OF CRAFTS Party. Sit at our Thanksgiving table and create Thanksgiving themed crafts, registration required.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 13, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Little Mermaid

November 14, 3:30pm - Lego Club

November 14, 5:30pm - TWEEN Safe Zones (LGBTQ tweens 8-12 yrs)

November 15, 4:00pm - "Turkey Twist" Line Dancing

November 19, 6:00pm - Monday Night Mania - The Nightmare before Christmas Movie and Pizza

November 21, 3:30pm - Feast of Crafts, Thanksgiving Craft Party - Registration Required

November 23, 10:30am - NO STORYTIME TODAY

November 27, 6:00pm - Toon Tuesday; Beauty and the Beast

Weekly Groups

The Nightmare Before Christmas Scavenger Hunt - All month long, no set time

Fridays, 10:30am - Family Story Time

Big Flats

Hotel TransylvaniaIt's Fall and that means movie and popcorn time is back!! On November 6, Big Flats Library will show Hotel Transylvania 3 on the big screen. As always popcorn will be served. The movie will start at 6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 13, Big Flats Library will again be making a Noah's Ark Stuffed friend: a gray mouse holding a piece of candy corn.  As always this program starts off with a storyhour (Halloween and Thanksgiving stories) followed by creating your new animal.  The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required due to class size.  Register by calling 562-3300 or stop in and sign up in person.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 6, 6pm - Movie & Popcorn

November 13, 6pm - Build and Animal Workshop

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Storyhour with Miss Melanie


Rooster BarLook for us in the Elmira Holiday Parade on November  23rd 10:00am! Our book club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the Bulkhead stop in Southport at 1:30pm. For the month of October we read "The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg to discuss on November 9th. This month we will read "The Rooster Bar" by John Grisham to discuss next month on December 14th.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

November 9, 1:30pm - Book Club
December 14, 1:30pm - Book Club


Adult Events @ Horseheads

In November at Horseheads, come and paint/create your own unique gourd birdhouse with Karen Curren owner & instructor of Karen May's Creations! (We will have two separate sessions, one for adults, and one for kids). Also, sign up to learn all about your tablet or smartphone!

Registration is required. Call 739-4581 to register.

Click the links below, for full event descriptions:

Saturday, November 10, 2pm - 4pm - Gourd Painting for Adults
Tuesday, November  27, 2pm - 4pm - Tablet Talk

Youth Events @ Horseheads

Gourd Birdhouse PaintingMake a unique birdhouse by painting a gourd. Karen May's Creations will be here to help kids make their own birdhouses. All of the supplies will be provided free of charge. Registration is required due to space limitations.  Also, Mickey Mouse is turning 90 this month. Join us to celebrate this milestone for a children's icon.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 13, 3:30pm - Kitty Lit

November 13, 5:30pm - Gourd Birdhouse Painting for Kids

November 19, 4:00pm - Mickey Mouse's Birthday Celebration

November 28, 3:30pm - Lego Club

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family Storytime

Van Etten

Build an AnimalThe Van Etten library is offering a Noah's Ark Build an Animal Workshop.  We will be making our very own stuffed Arctic friend, a Snow Leopard. Space is limited and the spots will fill quickly for this very popular program.  We will be offering 3 sessions; 11/26, 11/28 or 11/30; if you can't make one date, choose another! Please call 589-4755 to register! First come first serve basis.

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

November 9, 3:30pm - Friday after school movie: "Incredibles II" Rated PG

November 21, 3:45-4:45pm - LEGO Challenge Club returns.  Are you up to the challenge?  Which challenge is next? Join us for club night and test your LEGO building skills!

November 26, 28 & 30 (call to register 589-4755), 3-5pm - Noah's Ark Build an Animal Workshop

November 26, 1:30-3:30 - Tablet Talk: Have tablet or cell phone questions? Bring your device and get some answers!

November 30, 12:15pm - Book Club meeting

West Elmira

Wine Glass PaintingWe will have a Wine Glass painting hour for adults on 11/26. All supplies included for this free painting session.  Also, join us on 11/29 for a reading of the classic book, Stone Soup, and its many variations.  We will even make our own soup from a stone to enjoy!

Click the links below for full event descriptions:

Tuesday, November 13th, 2:30pm - Lego Games with Rainy Toad Gaming

Monday, November 19th, 6pm - Adult Gourd Birdhouse Paint Party, Registration required

Monday, November 26th, 7pm - Adult Wine Glass Painting - Registration recommended

Monday, November 29th, 4pm - Family Stone Soup Storyhour

Monday, December 3rd, 6pm - Christmas Card Making class - Registration required

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

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

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

Third Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm - Tween Maker Hour- Cardboard Tube Marionette

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

In This Issue

Holiday Hours

Voting Locations for Board of Trustees Election

Technology Training

Tinker Lab

This month at...

Steele Memorial

Big Flats



Van Etten

West Elmira

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