Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

November 2013 Newsletter

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


November 1 - All CCLD locations will be closed for staff continuing education day.

November 11 - Central (Steele) Library will be open from 10am-6pm; all other CCLD locations will be closed for Veterans Day.

November 28 - All CCLD locations will be closed for Thanksgiving.

November 29 - Central (Steele) Library will be open from 9am-5pm; all other CCLD locations will be closed for Thanksgiving.

International Games Day

International Games Day @ Your LibraryChemung County Library District and more than one thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the American Library Association's 6th annual International Games Day @ your library on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Looking for a place to hang out and have fun with your friends or family?  Join us from 11am-4pm at our Central (Steele Memorial), Horseheads, and Van Etten branches to play a variety of games, enjoy some snacks, and maybe even win a prize!  All ages are welcome!  Call your library for details as times for snacks and prize drawings will vary.

Cache Me if You CanCreators of the geocaching board game Cache Me If You Can! will be at the Central (Steele Memorial) and Horseheads branches throughout the day with copies of their board game and the new Zombie Apocalypse expansion.  Stop by to play!  Horseheads will have PS3 hooked up for free play and Central will have Wii available.  Have a favorite game?  Bring it along to play with others!   Hope to see you there!

This program is sponsored in part by the Friends of CCLD.

Warm Up America!

Warm up AmericaCCLD has a Knit and Crochet Club that began about a year ago. They meet every Wednesday at the Central Library from 12:30-2:00pm to share their projects, good conversation and to learn from one another. Now, they’ve come up with an idea to share their talents with the community. They’re participating in Warm Up America!, a national program that distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to needy people. The club members would like to put together afghans and donate to local nursing homes and/or charities but it takes a lot of knitted or crocheted squares to make it happen.  If you are a yarn crafter and would like to make squares to donate, they would appreciate it.  The squares can be any color or design but they have to be 7 X 9 inches in size. The Club will have a box on hand at each of the CCLD libraries to collect the squares. Then they will work together to put the squares together to make afghans. Thanks to the CCLD Knit and Crochet Club, others in Chemung County will stay warm this winter. For more information, call Lucy at 846-2688.

Big Flats

Monsters UniversityOur extremely popular Popcorn and Movie Night is back again in November. We will be showing the new Disney Pixar movie “Monsters University” on November 5 @6:00pm. Come enjoy this showing for all ages with our theater sound and big screen while munching some good ol’ popcorn.

Calling all Wii players (young and old). November 12 @6:00pm we are hosting Wii Game Night featuring “Toy Story Mania”.  Are you up for the challenge?  Stop in and find out!

Wednesday mornings @10:30 is Toddler story time with Miss Melanie. Bring your children for a fun and engaging good time.  Hope to see you!


BookmobileThe bookmobile is gearing up for the fall and holiday seasons by adding our holiday books to the collection. The bookmobile has also been having great success at our two new stops: Chapel Park every other Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:30 and Oakridge Park in Elmira Heights every other Thursday 2:45-3:30. Come out and visit us! We are looking forward to doing some holiday and bead craft projects at the Southside Community Center this month. Also, look for the Bookmobile at the Elmira Holiday parade on Nov. 29th @ 10:00am. Happy Fall from the Bookmobile!

Central (Steele Memorial)

Adult & Teen Services

Upcycle T-shirts and Sweaters

Thursday, November 7 @ 6-8pm
Turn sweaters into skirts, transform blah tees into fabulous t-shirts! Bring your old t-shirts and sweaters, & create a new look for your garment with little to no sewing! Registration encouraged. Email metzgerd@stls.org or call: 607-733-9174.

Teen Manga Club

Tuesday, November 12 @ 4-5pm
Manga loving teens! Get together twice a month to geek out on all things manga. Swap books, share favorite authors and illustrators, what you are reading, and more! Group led by teen Isadora Morgan.

So Bad, It's Good Movie Night

Killer Klowns from Outer SpaceThursday, November 14 @ 6:30pm

Join us for the third installment in our "So bad, it's good" movie night series for Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Aliens who look like clowns attack earth.  Ridiculous? Hilarious? You bet!  Join our Krack Krew of "bad" movie hecklers!  Free popcorn!

This movie is rated PG-13 and our program is intended for teens and adults only.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing

Join us on Thursday, November 21 @ 7pm as we welcome Mark Woodhouse for an informational presentation on Tibetan Singing Bowl healing!

Tibetan Singing BowlThe unique tones of Singing bowls create the perfect state for deep meditation, creative thinking, and a sense of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

We will also have a guided group meditation using the Singing bowls.

So come out and relax before the holidays and enjoy a wonderful, stress-relieving meditation session! Call 607-733-9173 to register for this event (required) or for more information.

Youth Services

holidaysLet's Explore...Holidays! Kids ages 5 and up can join Miss Emma for Wednesday after school fun exploring the Day of the Dead, Thanksgiving, and December holidays through stories and crafts. No registration is required. Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 November 6 through December 11.

Kids ages 2 and up can come to our special Saturday Rhythm and Rhyme time with the Drumming Lady on Saturday November 9 at 11:00.  Enjoy playing music on all kinds of fun instruments, create some noise in the library! No registration is required.

Saturday November 23 at 2:00, join us for a free showing of Monsters University in our auditorium. Silly fun for the whole family, and popcorn and water will be served!


Horseheads is enjoying a playful theme this month. We are participating in International Games Day on November 16th from 11am - 4pm (see above article). Then, on November 27 from 6 - 7pm, we will be making Stone Soup! All ages welcome, but registration is required. Stop in and register, or call 739-4581.  

Van Etten

Alzheimer's:  Communication & CaringJoin us on November 13th at 6pm for the presentation: Alzheimer's: Communication & Caring. How do you communicate with a patient or loved one who has Alzheimer's? What is the best way to handle their distrust, paranoia, or confusion?  How do we deal with caregiver stress? Brainstorm, share ideas, and learn from Alzheimer's Association educator, Marleah Denkenberger at Van Etten Library. This program is free and registration is encouraged: 607-589-4755 ext. 3 or email the librarian at metzgerd@stls.org.

Join our weekly group for creative, crafty adults and teens! Twice a month local artist Faye Crance focuses on a special topic. November's topic is pen & ink, pencil & pastels. Stop by on Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 from 1pm-3pm for this special topic. Materials will be supplied in limited quantities, so bring your own pastels & pens/pencils if you have them!

This program is sponsored in part by a grant from !nspire.

West Elmira

fused bead displayStop in at West Elmira Library to see the Halloween fused bead display put together by one of our volunteers. Then register for a fused bead craft on Monday, November 18th from 3:30-4:30.  There will be a choice of different holiday ornaments to make. You can also register by calling the library.

"Make It & Take It" at West Elmira Library is now open!
This is an independent project time in the library. Check
out a project bin to work on in the library and then take
your project home.  Some of the choices include potholder
design, Legos, and stamp design.  All materials are provided. 

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

In This Issue


International Games Day

Warm Up America!

This month at...

Big Flats


Central (Steele)



Van Etten

West Elmira

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