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November 2012 Newsletter

Holiday Closings

Holiday ClosingsCCLD will observe Veteran's Day, on Monday, November 12th. Steele Memorial Library will be open from 10AM-6PM; all other CCLD libraries will be closed that day. All CCLD libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 22nd. On November 23rd, Steele Memorial Library will be open from 9AM-5PM; all other CCLD libraries will be closed.

2013 Budget Proposal

Be sure to check out our 2013 Budget Proposal Presentation on our website. Read the recent Star Gazette article for more information about our upcoming budget presentations throughout the district. Chemung County residents can support the library district by voting "yes" on November 6th.

Under Construction

The following events are subject to change or cancellation due to construction. Contact us for further details, closer to the event dates. Construction at Horseheads is ongoing and additional construction will be starting at Steele this month.

National Library Card Sign up Month Winners

iPad WinnerFor those of you who missed the news on our Facebook page last month, the results of CCLD's National Library Card Sign up drawing are in! Patricia Thomas (pictured) won first prize (iPad), second place was Philip Husted (Kindle Fire), and third place was Alice Mizerak (Kindle Paperwhite). For photos of all the winners, visit our Facebook page.

November Happenings at Big Flats

BraveFall is upon us and winter is coming, but events are always hot at Big Flats Library and November is no exception.  Popcorn and Movie night is very popular and this month’s showing will not disappoint. Come see the new release of Disney & Pixar’s Brave with theatre sound on November 13, 2012 @ 6:00pm. This event is sure to be a great time for all ages.

Celebrate National Gaming Month with a special Wii program on November 27, 2012 @ 6:00pm. Join us for a fun game of Wipeout and have a whole lot of laughs. As always, we have our special Toddler Time story programs with Miss Beth on Wednesday mornings @ 10:30am.

On a special note... be sure to stay tuned to our website for closing dates in December for a major remodeling project.  Also, due to the holiday and family gatherings, we will not have programs November 20 & 21.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Busy Bookmobile

October was a busy month for the Bookmobile with appearances at the ABOS (Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services) Conference in Richmond, Virginia, and Hero Bot Con (art & comics convention) in Elmira.  At the ABOS Conference, 100 guests visited the Bookmobile while it was on display.  It was made known at the conference that the farthest bookmobile came from Elmira, NY.  Our Bookmobile is now nationally known!  Kim’s workshop session, "Latest Trends and Technologies for Outreach Vehicles", was recorded and will be appearing on the ABOS website:  abos-outreach.org.  Please check it out.

Look for the Bookmobile this month at the Elmira Holiday Parade on November 23rd @ 10:00am.

Upcoming Events at Horseheads

Inside the Dementia EpidemicNovember is National Caregiver’s Month and at the Horseheads Library we will host two special programs on this topic. Both are free and open to the public, and no registration is required.  On Wednesday, November 7 from 6:00 – 7:30pm, S.Tier Hospice (now called CareFirst) will be here to educate us about the variety of services that they offer. A representative will be on hand for a question and answer session.

Also, on Tuesday, November 20 from 7:00-8:00pm, local author Martha Stettinius will be here to give a reading from her book, Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir. This compelling book chronicles Martha’s experience with caring for her mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.

For kids, we will host a Family Game Night on Monday November 19 from 6:00-7:00pm. Join us for a variety of fun board games, and BINGO...small prizes will be awarded. No registration is required...fun for all members of the family! Call 739-4581 for details.

Steele Youth Services

Chemung SPCAJoin us at Steele Memorial Library for a visit from the SPCA with adoptable animals on Saturday, November 10, from 12-3pm in the auditorium.  Want to help homeless animals?  Bring donations from the SPCA wish list, located on their website, or consult our mini wish list available on our display racks in the library.

Coming Soon - a Quiet Room at Steele

Thanks to a New York State Library Construction grant and a generous contribution from the Friends of the Steele Memorial Library, CCLD is currently constructing a small quiet room on the 2nd floor of the Steele Memorial Library.  Once the quiet room is completed, we will be able to offer a designated area in the adult services area for library patrons who prefer a quiet library environment. Look for future announcements once the room is completed.

Van Etten Events

Yoga WorkshopLocal Yoga instructor and artist Minnie Jardine conducted a beginning yoga class at Van Etten Library on September 29 to celebrate National Yoga month. After a Q&A session, we took off our shoes and joined Minnie in a series of beginning yoga poses. Minnie teaches Forrest Yoga, a type of yoga that focuses on physical and emotional healing. Check out the library catalog for books and DVDs on yoga. If you wish to take classes with Minnie at her West Danby studio, contact Minnie through her website.

This month, join us for a Microsoft Publisher class on November 7th, 2:30-4:00 and iPads and Your eLibrary on November 14th, 2:30-4:00. Both classes are sponsored by JobLink, a grant funded service of the Southern Tier Library System.

Events for Adults at West Elmira

Horse DrawingPatrons at West Elmira Library have been using the services of Joblinks during the month of October.  A Digital Photos Class and a Movie Maker Class were both presented.  In the month of November, patrons will be offered a Skype Class on the 2nd, an Internet Class on the 16th, and an E-mail Class on the 30th.  All classes take place from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. and registration is required as class sizes are limited. 

Also offered for adults in the month of November is an adult craft workshop.  Local artist Gaile Beizavi will be leading this workshop on Saturday, November 17th from 10-2. Participants will focus on animal drawings and all materials will
be provided. Suggested age for this session is 45 and older. 

Another adult oriented program held at the West Elmira Library is a book club.  The book club meets every third Thursday of the month from 3PM to 4PM.  Some of the titles they have discussed in the past are Dreams of Joy, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and Sea of Poppies.  They are looking for new members to join their lively discussions. For more information please call the library.

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/calendar.htm

In This Issue

Holiday Closings

2013 Budget Proposal

Under Construction

Winners Announced

This month at...

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

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