Steele Memorial Library hosts Teen Night every Tuesday from 6-8pm. Stop by for to hang out, eat snacks, play games, or participate in other planned activities for teens.
West Elmira Library hosts Club 1231 Hangout Time for teens takes place the 4th Monday of every month from 6-7:45pm. Enjoy a time for teens to relax, play games, eat snacks and talk with friends in our YA lounge!
For a full list of activities happening at your local CCLD branch, be sure to check out our events calendar.
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Do we HAVE to adult right now
Do we HAVE to adult right now?
When an author kills your favourite character😐 Watson feels our pain
When an author kills your favourite characterð
Watson feels our pain.Â
Wonder Woman and Mental Health
Who would have thought that going to see Wonder Woman would trigger so many emotions and renew my passion as well as my purpose being a mental health advocate? Let's face it, Wonder Woman isn't real, she is a comic book character created by DC Comics in 1941. Her power and her strength were due to being the daughter of a God, Zeus but took human form to help save mankind from evil.
I have been a fan of Wonder Woman, since the days of Linda Carter and always secretly wanted to possess the qualities that she had, brave, strong, caring, loving, passionate, compassionate, and a will to help others, even if she had to do it alone. I realized today sitting in the theatre watching Wonder Woman that I possess every quality that she has as a mental health advocate. In my own rights as a mental health advocate, I am Wonder Woman.
Being an advocate for mental health can at times be draining with the path, hard to walk and discouraging. On that path, you have ignorance, lack of understanding, lack of compassion and empathy, but most of all, you have to fight the negative stigma that is associated with mental health. Just about every day, you feel you have to fight for people to see us as they see anyone else dealing with a physical condition, you have to educate those who don't understand, and you have to break down the walls of the stigma that keeps people suffering in silence. A job fit for a super hero, correct?
But as Wonder Woman said, "We have to fight for those that cannot fight for themselves." It reminded me why I am an advocate and why I do what I do 24/7, 365 days a year without getting paid. My payment is knowing I am helping someone who is like me. Someone that needs help and doesn't know where to turn or someone who is in crisis who needs to know, "You are alone in your battle, others are fighting the same battle." All of us as advocates are Wonder Women. We stand up and fight for those who are ashamed and for those who are suffering in silence. For without us, they have no one.
So what does Wonder Woman and being a Mental Health Advocate have in common, you say? Wonder Woman fought for those who couldn't stand up for themselves and as a Mental Health Advocate, WE are obligated to do the same! Mental Health MATTERS!
The Fireblood Challenge
The Frostblood Saga continues with Fireblood, the second explosive installment, on September 12th and we could NOT be more excited.Â
In this action-packed sequel to Frostblood, the future of Rubyâs world and a court ruled by the love of her life depends on the uncovered secrets of her past. And so, Ruby is off to Sudesia where sheâll have to complete a set of trials in hopes of uncovering the secret to defeating the Minax once and for all.
Elly Blake has really outdone herselfâno second book syndrome here!âand honestly, we just canât keep all this fiery goodness to ourselves.Â Thatâs why weâre sharing the first chapterÂ now (read it here) andÂ are issuing a challenge:Â
Fireblood currently has about 5,000 adds on Goodreads and we want to double it before it releases. For every 1,000 adds, we will release a chapter and host an advance reading copy (ARC) giveaway!Â
So what are you waiting for? Itâs time to spread the challenge like wildfire and get to 10,000 adds.Â Add Fireblood to your Goodreads shelf now >>
Get ready for this by reading Frostblood!Â (in print AND ebook from your local CCLD library!Â
Teens, come and explode kittens with us
Teens, come and explode kittens with us ! (at Steel Memorial Library)