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New AV at Steele – March 2015 March 21, 2015

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  • Big Hero 6Big Hero 6
  • The Judge [blu-ray & dvd]
  • Vincent
  • Falcon Rising
  • 17 Again
  • 16 Blocks
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • My Old Lady
  • Annabelle
  • The Best of Me
  • The BoxTrolls
  • The Hollow Crown
  • 101 Dalmations
  • Stir Crazy
  • Chocolate
  • Shakespeare Uncovered
  • Interludes
  • The Thing That Couldn’t Die
  • Untamed Youth
  • Hercules and The Captive Women
  • Navy Seals: Their Untold Story
  • The Interview
  • Bugs Bunny’s Easter funnies
  • Ouija
  • Trace Adkins Live Country
  • The Drop
  • Nightcrawler
  • Birdman
  • Predestination
  • Scooby-Doo Moon Monster Madness
  • Super Why Super Readers
  • Get On Up
  • The Homesman
  • Skating To New York
  • Dumb & Dumber ToDumb and Dumber To
  • Rosewater
  • The Aviators
  • The Song
  • Coffee Town
  • Young Ones
  • Watchmen
  • The Guest
  • The Road Warrior
  • Open Windows
  • Man Of The House
  • Laggies
  • Alien Rising
  • The Shift
  • John Wick
  • Curious George Zoo Night
  • The Color of Time
  • Exists
  • WWE Survivor Series ’14
  • Dear White People
  • My Little Pony
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Miss Meadows
  • The Remaining
  • The Book of Life
  • Big Driver
  • Whiplash
  • Crank
  • Crank 2
  • NeverbeastTinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Foxcatcher
  • Survivor
  • Zoey To The Max
  • Gladiators of Rome
  • Animal
  • Battle Apocalypse


  • Sweet & Lynch Only To Rise
  • Van Morrison Blowin’ Your Mind
  • Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho
  • Now That’s What I Call Movies Soundtracks
  • Ne-Yo Non-Fiction
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Nuthin’ Fancy
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping
  • Pure Prairie League Best of…
  • Kid Rock First Kiss
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack
  • Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Love and Theft Whiskey On My Breath
  • Toby KeithToby Keith That Don’t Me A Bad Guy
  • Johnny Winter Gangster of Love
  • Travis Tritt Very Best of…
  • Jackson,Strait,Buffett Live
  • Jamie Cullum Interlude
  • Trace Adkins Cowboys Back In Town
  • Walter Trout Go The Distance
  • Gretchen Wilson Under The Covers
  • Pure Disco 1
  • Pure Disco 2
  • Ne-Yo Non-Fiction
  • Craig Morgan Greatest Hits
  • Now That’s What I Call Country vol.6
  • Casey Kasem 1970s
  • Casey Kasem 1980s
  • Casey Kasem 1990s
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Trouble is…
  • Trace Adkins Songs About Me
  • Brad Paisley Mud On The Tires
  • 3 Doors Down The Better Life
  • Rusted Root Cruel Sun
  • Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes Raw
  • Aaron Watson The Underdog
  • Elton John Honky Chateau
  • A-Ha Hunting High and Low
  • Darryl Worley Darryl Worley
  • George Harrison Let It Roll
  • TemptationsTemptations Ultimate Collection
  • Armageddon Soundtrack
  • Frankie Valli Very Best of…
  • Kenny Chesney Live
  • 18 Screamers From The 80’s
  • Zac Brown Band The Foundation
  • Mott The Hoople Greatest Hits
  • Mamas and The Papas Greatest Hits
  • Elton John Captain Fantastic
  • Luke Bryan Doin’ My Thing
  • Warrant Cherry Pie
  • AC/DC Black Ice
  • Best of 70s Supergroups
  • 70’s Gold
  • Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd The Place You’re In
  • Monsters of Rock
  • Nickelback Silver Side Up
  • Nickelback The Long Road
  • Nickelback Dark Horse
  • Nickelback Here and Now
  • Nickelback All The Right Reasons


  • Death of a LiarM.C. Beaton Death of A Liar
  • Glen Beck Agenda 21
  • Alex Berenson Twelve Days
  • Clive Cussler The Assassin
  • Joanne Fluke Double Fudge Brownie Murder
  • Jamie Freveletti Ludlums Geneva Strategy
  • Neil Gaiman Trigger Warning
  • Lisa Gardner Crash & Burn
  • Christopher Golden Sons of Anarchy
  • Seth Grahame-Smith The Last American Vampire
  • Sarah Graves Winter At The Door
  • Kristin Hannah The Nightingale
  • Paula Hawkins The Girl On The Train
  • Nick Hornby Funny Girl
  • Tim Johnston Descent
  • Mike Huckabee God, Guns, Grits and Gravy
  • Miranda July The First Bad Man
  • Phil Klay Redeployment
  • Jen Mann People I Want To Punch In The Throat
  • Becky Masterman Fear The Darkness
  • Eyes OnlyFern Michaels Eyes Only
  • Andie Mitchell It Was Me All Along
  • James Patterson Private Vegas
  • Thomas Perry A String of Beads
  • Philip Roth The Humbling
  • John Waters Carsick

The Kinderbook Campaign March 10, 2015

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BookerWe 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 of CCLD’s Kinderbook Committee for sponsoring these visits.

In our partnership with this Committee and the area schools, we are able to reach children and their parents and make them aware of our library services for kids and families. Our goal, to promote the joy of reading, is highlighted at these visits by acting out favorite stories for the kids and giving them a tour of our Children’s area and all that it offers: tons of books, computers, audio books, music CDs and movies.  The children then receive their library cards as well as a bookmark.

The Kinderbook committee generously pays for the buses that bring the students, as well as incentives to bring the children and their families back to Friends of CCLDtheir local library. In observance of the 30th year of this initiative, we are offering a basket full of literacy goodies, the name will be drawn at each CCLD library at the end of the summer…entering is easy, any child who has come for a Kindergarten visit, and then returns with their family, to their local library will be allowed to enter their name in for this drawing.

We thank the Kinderbook committee for all of their hard work and their commitment to getting library cards into the hands of each kindergarten student. As a result of these campaigns, 80-85% of all Kindergarten children in Chemung County will become library card holders! We also couldn’t offer this without the cooperation from the Elmira, Elmira Heights, and the Horseheads School Districts Kindergarten teachers. We are fortunate to live in an area that values literacy and realizes the importance of public libraries in promoting literacy to our youngest patrons.

Janet Ackerman
Head of Youth Services
Steele Memorial Library, CCLD

It is not just about New Year’s resolutions March 9, 2015

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2020It is not just about New Year’s resolutions, the focus for Americans today seems to be about Healthy Lifestyles. There is information on healthy eating, special diets, healthy aging, and lifestyle changes in general. This trend of course is a tremendous boon for publishers, and there is definitely something for everyone. Below please find some of our New Non-fiction books to pique your interest.

20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality by Phil McGraw. This book explains seven reasons why dieters hit dieting roadblocks . The book also educates the reader in why they should eat the “right” foods to fuel their body properly. There is a diet or food plan included that can be continued for the rest of one’s life.

The Gluten-Free Revolution: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Losing the Wheat, Reclaiming Your Health, and Living Happily Ever After by Jax Peters Lowell. This book is packed with the newest information and resources on living without gluten. It guides readers through the basics of reading labels, preparing foods at home, and dining out.

The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long, Healthy Life by Dr. Gabrielle Francis. In this book, Dr. Gabrielle Francis, a holistic practitioner to the music industry’s elite, shares her inner secrets on keeping these performers at the top of their game, in spite of the fact they also party like rock stars.

Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection by Catherine Price. An entertaining and enlightening investigation into the unregulated world of nutritional supplements. The author leans toward getting one’s nutrition from real food.

Connie Ogilvie, Reference Librarian
Chemung County Library District

New AV at Steele – February 2015 February 25, 2015

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  • Gone GirlGone Girl
  • Automata
  • The Houses October Built
  • Pride
  • Fray
  • What If
  • Lowball
  • The Trip To Italy
  • No Good Deed
  • Not Safe For Work
  • Cold In July
  • The longest Week
  • Boyhood
  • Reach me
  • Dallas seasons 1-5
  • Master of the Game
  • Elsa & Fred
  • Tusk
  • A Good Marriage
  • One Shot
  • Sanatorium
  • 7 Assassins
  • This Is Where I Leave You
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants – Mini Movie
  • Dinosaur Train
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Stonehearst Asylum
  • Secretary
  • Luckytown
  • Gold Rush seasons 1-3
  • LucyLucy
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Left Behind
  • I Am Soldier
  • Scorpion King 4
  • The Best of Johnny Carson
  • Lonesome Dove
  • The Forgotten
  • Mad Max
  • Doom
  • Them
  • Jungle Master
  • Missionary
  • Mockingbird
  • 1,000 Times Good Night
  • Sabrina –A Witch and the Werewolf
  • Sabrina – Magic of the Red Rose
  • Honeymoon
  • Wings-Sky Force Heroes
  • The Strain   season 1
  • A Walk Among The Tombstones
  • Fury
  • The Red Violin
  • Kundo
  • A Good Man
  • Wolves
  • The Pirates
  • Best of the Incredible Dr. Pool
  • The Identical
  • A Walk Among The Tombstones
  • Surviving Ebola
  • Goof Troop vol.1
  • Cartoon Gabby Collection
  • The Fox and The Hound I & II
  • Lawless Frontier
  • Dracula UntoldDracula Untold
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Live
  • True Giants
  • Justice League Throne of Atlantis
  • Justice League Doom
  • Rudderless
  • Dance Flick (blu-ray)
  • The Book of Life


  • Govt Mule Dark Side Of The Mule
  • The Last Ship Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Everlast Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
  • In This Moment Black Widow
  • Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint
  • Billy Talent Hits
  • Grammy 2015 Nominees
  • Kenny G Brazilian Nights
  • Papa Roach E.A.R.
  • Charlie Daniels Decade of Hits
  • Classic Rock Music That Changed Our Lives
  • Spin Doctors Here Comes The Bride
  • America Greatest Hits
  • A. Guns Best of…
  • Alice Cooper Welcome To My Nightmare
  • Super Hits of the 70’s 20,21,22
  • Asleep at the Wheel Greatest Hits
  • Robert Randolph Lickety Split
  • Commander Cody Too Much Fun
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • Aerosmith Music From Another Dimension
  • Aerosmith Draw The Line
  • Nick Jonas Nick Jonas
  • UnbrokenUnbroken Original Motion Picture Score
  • J Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
  • Rock On 1982
  • Rock On 1981
  • Let It Rock 1989
  • Let It Rock 1986
  • Let It Rock 1985
  • Collective Soul Hint Allegations…
  • Georgia Satellites Let It Rock
  • Outlaws The Outlaws
  • Zac Brown Band Greatest Hits
  • Robert Randolph Live
  • David Allan Cole Essential
  • Aerosmith Rocks
  • Aerosmith Icon
  • Aerosmith Pump
  • Fifth Harmony Reflection
  • Shadyxv Shadyxv
  • Whitesnake Whitesnake
  • Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor
  • Naturally 7 Wall of Sound
  • Frankie Valli Hits
  • Soundgarden Echo of Miles
  • Diana Krall Wallflower


  • AmnesiaPeter Carey Amnesia
  • Cleo Coyle Once Upon A Grind
  • Clive Cussler Havana Storm
  • Cecilia Ekback Wolf Winter
  • Tess Gerritsen Die Again
  • Elizabeth George Just one Evil Act
  • Jane Green Saving Grace
  • Mike Greenberg My Father’s Wife
  • Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography
  • Jack Higgins Rain On The Dead
  • Tami Hoag A Thin Dark Line
  • Alex Kava Breaking Creed
  • Thomas Koloniar Cannibal Reign
  • Jayne Ann Krentz Trust No One
  • Elizabeth de Mariaffi The Devil You Know
  • Mary Miller Big World
  • Bradford Morrow The Forgers
  • Christopher Noxon Plus One
  • Howard Pyle The Book of Pirates
  • Karen Robards Hush
  • David Rosenfelt Dead Center
  • David Rosenfelt New Tricks
  • David Rosenfelt First Degree
  • David Rosenfelt Dog Tags
  • David Rosenfelt Leader of the Pack
  • Lisa Scottoline Betrayed
  • Brad Taylor No Fortunate Son

Self-improvement in 2015 February 23, 2015

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Anxiety BustersWhenever a New Year approaches we all tend to look towards declaring resolutions, making changes in our lives, and embarking on new paths. Even though 2015 has already rolled in, I see the Winter Blues as a perfect motivation for seeking these new paths to self-improvement.
On that note there are several New non-fiction books that I would like to share with you.

“10 Best Anxiety Busters: Simple Strategies to Take Control of Your Worry,” by Wehrenberg, Margaret. In ten simple techniques this guide describes effective remedies for worry and anxiety.

“The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality,” by McGraw, Phil. Dr. Phil discusses the reasons diets fail and identifies 20 key foods that will help you get beyond the failures and help you lose weight.

“Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One-Minute Tips For De-Cluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life,” by Smallin, Donna. This book presents a manageable and simple approach to organizing and de-cluttering your home.

Connie Ogilvie, Reference Librarian
Chemung County Library District

“Winter Wedding” by Cleora Lovell February 12, 2015

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Local poet, Cleora Lovell (1918-1997), included this verse in her 1973 book, “Unicorn in the Wilderness,” found in our local authors collection at the Steele Memorial Library.

Winter Wedding

Earth is wearing a wedding gown
Of angel feathers that floated down;
Sunlight reflects from her happy face
Framed by a veil of chantilly lace.
A showy trousseau designed for her,
Lavishly edged with ermine fur,
Is twice as soft as a kitten’s purr.

Gifts of crystal and silver gleam;
The wedding cake is a gourmet’s dream;
Fountains of flowers spill everywhere;
Snowflake confetti fills the air.
The nuptial rites, highly magnified,
Prove a Heavenly Father’s pride
When his daughter, Earth, becomes a bride.

tburg winter

CCLD Knit & Crochet Club helps Chemung County stay warm, with help from community members February 11, 2015

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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 join the group. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, the members are willing to teach you.

Since 2013, they’ve been sharing their talents with the community by making and collecting knitted and crocheted pieces for use in creating afghans and lap robes. They’ve been able to put together over a dozen afghans and lap robes so far which have been donated to Second Place East and the VA Hospital in Bath. Their next project will be sent to the Safehouse. After that, they will work on pet rugs for the animal shelter.

If you are a yarn crafter and would like to make pieces to donate, they would greatly appreciate it. They can be any color or design but they have to be 7 X 9 inches in size. There is a box at the library’s checkout desk to collect the pieces.

Club members would like to publicly thank Ann O’Brien who has donated many lap robes and others who are dropping off pieces, especially the unknown woman who donates on a weekly basis. They’ve all been used. Thanks to the CCLD Knit and Crochet Club, others in Chemung County are staying warm this winter. For more information about the club and their projects, call Lucy at 733-3677.

CCLD Knit and Crochet Club

Left to right:   Lucy Morrow, Jean Horigan, Carmen Coppola, Margot Magnusen, Ron Shaw-CCLD Director, Christy Cornacchio and Susie Fritz of Second Place East, and Lee Kiesling   (Judy Everle- not pictured)



New AV at Steele – January 2015 January 21, 2015

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesNEW DVD:
• Into The Storm [blu-ray & dvd]
• Whitetail Freaks 8
• Whitetail Addictions vol.1
• Great Lakes Salmon & Trout
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
• Eastbound & Down seasons 1-4
• Richard Gere Collection [3 movies]
• Spaghetti Westerns [8 movies]
• The Prophecy & Hellraiser [11 movies]
• Darling [b&w 1965]
• The Italian Job [1969]
• In The Line Of Fire [blu-ray]
• Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
• The Equalizer
• Magic In The Moonlight
• As Above So Below
• The Skeleton Twins
The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner
• Wake Wood
• The Muse
• The Good Lie
• The Hundred Foot Journey
• Jungle Book Money Business
• Child Of God
• Guardians Of The Galaxy
• Calvary
• When The Game Stands Tall
• Miffy The Movie
• Awesome Animals
• Beyond The Edge
• Mean Machine
• Wrath Of The Sword 20 Movies
• Iceman
• Dolphin Tale 2
• Reclaim
• Housebound
• Extant season 1
The AmericansThe Americans season 1
• Peter Pan Live
• Bedtime For Bonzo
• The Princess and The Magic Mirror
• 13
• Diary Of The Dead
• The Normal Heart


• Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides
• Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds
• Trisha Yearwood Prizefighter
• CSNY Looking Forward
• David Bowie Nothing Has Changed
• T.I. Paperwork
• Queen Forever
• Bette Midler It’s The Girls!
• Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends
AnnieAnnie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
• Pink Floyd The Endless River
• Rusted Root Rusted Root
• ZZ Top Antenna
• Bandits Music From The Motion Picture
• Danny Gokey Hope In Front Of Me
• Doobie Brothers Southbound
• Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
• Willie Nelson December Day
• Killer Mike Run The Jewels 2
• Skrillex Recess
• YG My Krazy Life
• Weezer Everything Will Be Alright…
• Charlie XCX Sucker
• Selena Gomez For You
• Leonard Cohen Popular Problems
• Calvin Harris Motion
• Mars Volta D-Loused In The Comatorium
• Stealers Wheel Stealers Wheel
Into the WoodsDamon Albarn Everyday Robots
• Hurray For The Riff… Small Town Heroes
• Spoon They Want My Soul
• Lana Del Ray Ultraviolence
• Into The Woods Soundtrack
• Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
• Sturgill Simpson High Top Mountain
• Fka Twigs Lp1
• Jenny Lewis The Voyager
• Sharon Van Etten Are We There
• Waylon Jennings Ultimate
• Paul Simon Graceland
• Sufjan Stevens Come On Feel The Illinoise
• Dr Dre 2001
• Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Greatest Hits Live
• Peter Pan Live Soundtrack
• Radiohead Ok Computer
• Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies
• Tool Lateralus


Full Force and EffectW. Bruce Cameron The Midnight Plan Of The Repo Man
• Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
• Mary Higgins Clark The Cinderella Murder
• Michael Connelly The Burning Room
• Janet Evanovich The Job
• W.E.B. Griffin The Assassination Option
• John Grisham Gray Mountain
• Elin Hilderbrand Winter Street
• Sylva Kelegian God Spelled Backwards
• Stephen King Revival
• Robert Knott Parkers – The Bridge
• Lydia Millet Mermaids In Paradise
• Lauren Oliver Rooms
• Mark Owen No Hero
• James Patterson Hope To Die
• Jody Picoult Leaving Time
• Danielle Steel Pegasus
• Cheryl Strayed Wild
• Stuart Woods Insatiable Appetites

Do you know anything about this photo? January 20, 2015

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This photo was left in the copier at Steele Memorial Library on 12/18/2014 and we’d like to find its owner.

Do you know anything about this photo?

Please contact us if this is yours.

Portraits of Elmira January 15, 2015

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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:



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