A long time tradition of displaying handmade kites of a local resident has returned to the Steele Memorial Library. From 1988 – 2006, visitors were treated to the kite artistry of Bill Connors. They were hung every spring high into Continue reading Kites of Bill Connors are Flying High at the Steele Memorial Library
Our 4th Annual CCLD Chess Challenge was held at the Steele Memorial Library on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Approximately 76 people attended, 47 of which were players. Participants ranged in age from 5 to 76 years. With generous contributions from Continue reading 4th Annual CCLD Chess Challenge
Summer is here, hard to believe after another long, cold and snowy winter. Where does the time go? The start of the Summer Reading Club will be here before we know it as well. The Van Etten library will be Continue reading Van Etten Garden Club Plans Super Foods Community Garden
The deadline for submissions to the Bookmobile cookbook has been extended to April 17, 2015. Please bring us your favorite recipes and we will include them in the cookbook. Be sure to include your name and city so we can Continue reading Bookmobile is still seeking entries for cookbook!
We are gearing up in our Youth Department for our annual Kindergarten visits. Chemung County Library District offers all county kindergarten students an opportunity to receive a free library card during these visits, and we are grateful for the Friends Continue reading The Kinderbook Campaign
Steele Library has a Knit and Crochet Club that began in 2012. They meet every Wednesday from 12:30-2:00pm in the small meeting room to share their projects, good conversation, and to learn from one another. Any adult is welcome to Continue reading CCLD Knit & Crochet Club helps Chemung County stay warm, with help from community members
Here’s the first “Portraits of Elmira” post done by Estefania Trujillo, AmeriCorps volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension. It’s an interview in the library with one of our patrons: https://portraitsofelmira.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/elmirans-talk-back-ed-patten/
Last month, on the Elmira Central Library’s last Saturday, the Chemung Valley Chess Club hosted their annual chess challenge, graciously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and the Chemung Canal Trust Company. Forty-four players of every age and ability Continue reading Quiet Battling in a Library
I ate my first Kumquat the other day. At least, as far as I can remember, I had never eaten a kumquat before. I did not know that it is necessary to roll the kumquat gently in my hands for Continue reading Out of School Learning Experience
About a year ago my daughters and I were in the process of planning for their first trip to Europe. Seeing that all three of us were recent college graduates we balked at the thought of signing up for a Continue reading Did you know that your public library is a vacation planner’s paradise?