Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

February 2014 Newsletter

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


February 17 - Central (Steele Memorial) Library will be open from 10 AM - 6 PM. All other CCLD branches will be closed.

Patron Appreciation

Thank YouPatron Appreciation Week will be February 10-15.  Each branch will have a special day of thanks in appreciation of all our wonderful patrons.  Patrons can look forward to musicians, refreshments, and giveaways, to name a few. Contact your local branch for more information about special programs that week.

Technology Training

Tech Training Lab

The Adult Services department is pleased to announce that technology training is returning to the Central Library's PC lab in February. Here is the upcoming class schedule:

2/12: Basic Computer--Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard.

2/19: Basic Internet--Learn how to navigate the internet and how to conduct online research.

2/26: Web-Based Email--Learn how to create and manage a gmail account.

3/12: Intro to Microsoft Word--Learn the basics functions of the most popular Word Processing program in the world!

All classes are on Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm.

**Space is limited for these classes so registration will be required. Please call 733-9175 to sign up. These classes will be offered again in the coming months.**

Big Flats

New Faces at Big Flats

GleniceYou might have noticed some new faces at our Big Flats branch, if you've stopped by in the last few weeks. We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce the new staff!

Glenice Peel is the new library supervisor, replacing Brian Harris who is now working at the Central Library.  Glenice comes to Big Flats with over 35 years of library work experience so it should be a smooth transition.

Susan Schoeffler is another new face that you will be seeing on Thursdays.  Starting March 6, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., Miss Sue will be hosting a home school program, so be on the lookout for the specific program she will set up each week.

Miss Cassie's Family Story time will take place on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm and Miss Melanie's Toddler Story hour will be on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am.  Throughout the year, Glenice will be having special adult programs, so be sure to check the calendar of events on the CCLD homepage. 

Thank you to everyone who has made the staff feel so welcome already!


Valentine Craft

While the Bookmobile is stopped at Southside Community Center on Feb 7th at 3 pm, children will be invited to make a special Valentine Craft as well as listen to a story read by Ms. Sue, complete with a valentine cutout and a treat from our M&M dispenser! If you can't make it to the Southside Community Center on Feb 7th, Ms. Kim and Ms. Sue will be handing out treats throughout the week Feb 10th -14th!

Bookmobile Featured on Author's Web Page

Finally, we are pleased to write that your Chemung County Bookmobile is being featured on the web page of  Laurie Cass Author of "Lending a Paw"  (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery).  Go to http://www.lauriecass.net to see our bookmobile and visit the Bookmobile or Central Library to borrow or place a hold on an autographed copy of "Lending a Paw".

Central (Steele Memorial)

Adult & Teen Services

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a BookDuring the month of February look for our “blind date with a book” display.  Choose to blindly check out a book from TIME magazine's “All-TIME 100 Novels” after reading only the first paragraph and without knowing the title or author.

Central Library Book Club

On February 10 at 4pm, The Central Library Book Club welcomes any interested parties to our discussion of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. We will meet in the Auditorium. Light Refreshments will be provided.

Teen Hangout Night - Love Edition

HeartTeens! On Tuesday, February 11th at 6pm, join us for a special "love" edition of Teen Hang Out Night. Tell us what you love (pets, games, books, music, movies, food, friends, etc!) and we'll make a display for the teen corner downstairs. Enter drawings for prizes: books, Shakespeare Love mug, and more. Also, stop by and check out our Teen "What we love and what we love to hate" display on the first floor at the Central library. Remember, teen hang out night is every Tuesday from 6-8pm. Stop by for snacks, board & video games, Wi-Fi, and music in the Central Library auditorium.

Patron Appreciation at Central Library

Patron Appreciation Day will be Friday, February 14 at the Central Library. All day, we will be giving out small tokens of our appreciation at the public desks. You will also be able to stop by the front desk and pick up an entry for our basket giveaway. From 3-5pm, we will conclude the day with the basket drawing, refreshments, a performance by Marc Chevalier and Dean Goble in our downstairs lounge area. Don't forget to check the CCLD events calendar to see what our other branches have planned for Patron Appreciation Week!

Freedom: Music & Hands-on History

FreedomOn February 20th, experience a multimedia performance of songs and slave narratives at the Central Library large meeting room.  Handle replicas of civil war and slavery era objects on loan from the Chemung Valley History Museum.  Play the new, educational Underground Railroad board game "Freedom."  Did you know that Elmira was a key stop on the Underground Railroad?  Join us in celebrating Elmira's history, the search for freedom, and Black history month.  Light refreshments will be provided. This program is sponsored in part by D.U.E. ("Don't Underestimate Elmira"). Check out other events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Elmira: http://iloveelmira.com/

So Bad, It's Good Movie Night

Batman and RobinJoin us at the Central Library on Friday, February 28th at 6:30pm for our latest installment of "So bad, it's good!" movie night.  This month we will be showing the 1997 flick Batman & Robin.  With a decidedly higher production value than our usual bad movie selections, you might be thinking "it wasn't THAT bad".  Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't seen it, join us for an evening of good-natured heckling and experience it with our group of bad movie lovers.  Free snacks! This program is not intended for children.  No registration is required.  The library closes at 5pm but the doors will be open to moviegoers at 6pm.  Hope to see you there!

Game Design Workshop

DPH GamesDo you have an idea for a board or card game?  Join us on Thursday, March 6th at 6:00pm and learn all about how to make a game and then what you need to do to have it published.  The presenter, Dan Hundycz, is the CEO of DPH Games Inc. based in Corning, NY.

Registration is appreciated: (607)733-9173.

Youth Services

Tanglewood Animal Visit & Groundhog Craft

GroundhogJust a reminder, Saturday, February 1 is Take Your Child to the Library Day! To celebrate we have invited the critters from Tanglewood here for a program on Winter animal friends. Kids will also be invited to do a groundhog craft, just in time for Groundhog Day. No registration is required, especially suited for ages 3 and up.

Library Olympics, Crafts, Yoga, and more!

OlympicsAfter school adventures for ages 5 and up, will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00 with the following programs:

February 5 and 12, Join our Library Olympics just in time for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Learn cool stuff about the winter Olympics, play some fun games and do cool crafts!

February 26  and March 5, wear your comfy workout clothes and join us for Kids Do Yoga with Yoga instructor Doris Farmer, have fun learning lots of  yoga poses.

Thursdays at 10:30 from Feb. 6 - March 13 we will have a six week Sign, Song and Rhyme Time for children 6 months and up, and their parents/ caregivers. This is a free program with lots of interaction with sign language, songs and rhymes that help develop language and literacy skills.


Valentine CraftValentine Craft

On February 10th from 6:15pm-7:15pm, join us for Valentine Craft fun! Get creative and make a special gift for someone special!! Ages 4 and up.

Lit Lovers Book Club

On February 13th, from 1-3pm, join our Lit Lovers to talk about books, both old and new. Call the Horseheads Library to register 739-4581 today or simply arrive at the next meeting.

Van Etten

Be Creative Group

Join our weekly group every Saturday from 1-3pm for creative, crafty adults and teens! Bring your creative project & work alongside your friends sharing tips, art, and have fun! All ability levels are welcome. Knitters, artists, origami, jewelry making, and more! This program is sponsored in part by a grant from !nspire.

West Elmira

Homeschool Group - Nano Science

The third and last Nano Scale Science Program will be on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:30 AM.  The Science and Discovery Center will be facilitating this hands on program.

Patron Appreciation Week Events at West

Crep Paper Bracelets

During CCLD's Patron Appreciation Week, West Elmira will celebrate with several exciting events. On Monday, February 10th, we will be making crepe paper bracelets. This craft is open to those ages 8 and up and will be held from 3 PM to 4 PM. Registration is appreciated. On Thursday, February 13th, there will be a visit Marc Chevalier and Autumn Rose Lesterfrom a giant chocolate kiss at the morning story time.  Story time is from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM and will feature some "lovely" stories. Also on Thursday, February 13th, there will be an encore performance by Marc Chevalier and Autumn Rose Lester. Their performance last year was so well received that we have invited them back this year. This will take place from 4PM-5PM and refreshments will be served. Don't forget to check the CCLD events calendar to see what our other branches have planned for Patron Appreciation Week!

Fused Bead Craft

On Wednesday, March 5th, there will be a fused bead craft.  We will be concentrating on green things in preparation for St. Patrick's day.  This craft is open to those 8 and up and will take place from 3PM-4PM.  Registration is required.

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

In This Issue


Patron Appreciation

Technology Training

This month at...

Big Flats


Central (Steele)
-Adult & Teen



Van Etten

West Elmira

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