Adult Services

Tech Training | Book Clubs | Arts, Crafts, & Writing | Games Groups | Social | Movies

Technology Training

Technology Training Lab

  • Beginning Computer & Internet
  • Tablet & Smartphone
  • 3D Printing
  • Video Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Hour of Code

Most tech classes take place at Steele Memorial Library in the Technology Training Lab on the 1st floor of the library.  Tablet/Smartphone courses are offered at several of our libraries.  Call Steele Memorial Library at (607)733-9175 for more information, or check our events calendar.

Book Clubs & Recommended Reading

Listen to our monthly Book Bundle Podcast for adult fiction reviews and recommendations.

Looking for a local book club?  A number of CCLD libraries have active book clubs.  Don’t see one at your branch?  Let us know if you’d like to start one.

  • Bookmobile Book Club – Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 1:30pm, at the Bookmobile’s Bulkhead stop.
  • Lit Lovers Book Club – Meets at Horseheads Free Library, the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1pm.
  • Van Etten Library Book Club – Meets the Last Friday of the month at 12:15pm.
  • West Elmira Library Book Club – Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 3pm.

Check out these resources for Book Club discussion guides:

  • Book Browse Book Club Central – Book Club resources including recommendations, reading guides, and advice.
  • LitLovers – 3,400 Reading Guides including discussion questions, book reviews, author bios, and plot summaries.

Arts, Crafts, & Writing

Knit & Crochet Club

Chemung River Reader is the Writing & Visual Arts Zine from the Steele Memorial Library.  If you are interested in contributing to the Chemung River Reader, please email chemungriverreader@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

The Steele Memorial Library Adult Writing Group meets Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm.

West Elmira has a Letter Writing Club that meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm.

Knit & Crochet Club meets at Steele Memorial Library every Wednesday from 12:30-2pm.

In addition to these regularly scheduled groups, many of our libraries have special programs each month, including art programs and craft programs.  For a full list of activities happening at your local CCLD branch, be sure to check out our events calendar.

Games Groups

  • Bridge – Fridays, 1pm (West Elmira Library)
  • Chess Club –  Wednesdays, 9-4pm (Steele Memorial Library)
  • Tabletop Gaming – 1st Tuesday, monthly, 6pm (Steele Memorial Library)

Other Social Groups

Fan Infinity meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm at Steele Memorial Library – Fan Infinity is a social club for adults to come and geek out over a variety of shows, movies, books.

Monthly Movies

Friday Afternoon Film – One Friday a month (date varies, check events calendar) at 2pm, Steele Memorial Library shows a classic film.  Free snacks provided!

“So bad, it’s good!” Movie Night – One Friday a month (date varies, check events calendar) at 6:30pm, Steele Memorial Library shows a “bad” movie and participants are encouraged to heckle it (MST3K style).  The movies shown are a range of B movies, parodies, cheesy movies, and downright awful movies.