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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:


Throwback Thursday! Ring in the new year with Elmira’s town crier from 1850-1870 January 1, 2015

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Ring in the new year with Elmira’s town crier from 1850-1870, Tom Tallada (Pictured here with his bell).

His wedding is described in the library’s “History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler Counties, NY” on page 252.

It reads:

The popularity of this individual was such that there was but little distinction shown in inviting guests, and the attendance was consequently very large, and not exclusively fashionable. They assembled at an early hour. The event was so notable that prominent citizens took the ceremonies in charge. The knot-tying, as stipulated, was to take place at twelve o’clock precisely, by John W. Wisner, Justice of the Peace, for which job Tom agreed to cut for him a cord of wood. The groom was habited in a long-tailed blue coat, with brass buttons. The coat, though much too small, was worn because it was loaned to him by his friend, George Kingsbury, and was bound together by a red sash tied round the waist. The village barber, duly sworn, tenderly shaved one-half of his face, under his instruction from the master of ceremonies, and a benevolent individual unearthed a three-cornered chapeau, which Tom was instructed was imperative for him to wear during the actual performance of the ceremony. As early as six o’clock the guests began to arrive, and long before the time appointed about all the men and boys of the town had congregated in front of the building. The whisky bottle was circulated freely, and Tom was plied with plenteous libations. By some mysterious accident his loving sweetheart spirited away. Tom was put on track, with a proper escort for a successful pursuit and recapture. Finally at the precise hour and minute she was brought back, and the ceremony performed, and they were, with all judicial gravity, pronounced “man and woman!” These words were the signal for the bride-kissing, which was done with the heartiest and most resonant smacks. So ardent were the salutations that a grand rush was made, and the fair bride nearly smothered with congratulations.

TBT: On Christmas day, 100 years ago in Elmira December 25, 2014

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“Ameta: Famous French Mirror and Fire Dancer” headlined Elmira’s Majestic Theatre’s Christmas program. According the Elmira Star Gazette article from Dec. 24, 1914,  Ameta was a “…world famous mirror and fire dancer…a French woman, she had been appearing in Berlin when the war broke out and it was with difficulty that she escaped from German soil and came to this country, where she graced our local stage with her “10 large mirrors which reflect her every pose and give the effect of ten ballerinas dancing at once and …a wealth of filmy robes which are given beautiful tints under the multicolored lights in which she dances….”


And now, we can experience a moment of that long-ago Christmas show in Elmira, via video clip, courtesy of the Library of Congress.  Check out Ameta performing here:


The Majestic Theatre was located at 102-104 W. Market St in Elmira.  Using he city directories, it looks like it was founded circa 1910-1911 and went out of business circa 1929.  A picture of the theatre sign appears below.

majestic theatre

“Majestic Theatre” picture via http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/18332

Photo courtesy of Mike Paul.

More New AV at Steele – December 2014 December 17, 2014

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  • Hot in ClevelandImpractical Jokers seasons 1-2
  • Pushing Daises seasons 1-2
  • In The Name of The King
  • The Adventures of Merlin seasons 1-5
  • Free Fall
  • Hot In Cleveland seasons 1-5
  • Good Burger
  • Birdemic 2
  • The Scribbler
  • Lois & Clark seasons 1-4
  • Into The Storm
  • Lifeforce (blu-ray & dvd)
  • Nightmare On Elm Street Collection


  • Joe Walsh So What
  • Ten Years After Essential
  • Machine Head Throuhg the Ashes of Empires
  • Machine Head Bloodstone & Diamonds
  • Danity Kane DK3
  • Billy Idol – Kings & Queens of The Underground
  • The Flamin’ Groovies Replay: Groovies Greatest
  • Mocking Jay part 1 Motion Picture SoundtrackMockingjay
  • David Guetta Listen
  • Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
  • Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This
  • The Band Perry The Band Perry
  • Keith Urban Greatest Hits
  • Brandy Clark 12 Stories
  • Vince Gill Guitar Slinger
  • Sam Bush Circles Around Me
  • Melvins Hold It In
  • Alt-J This Is All Yours
  • Matty Mullins Matty Mullins
  • The Cars The Cars
  • Dazed and Confused Soundtrack
  • Radiators Zig-Zaggin’ Through Ghostland
  • U2 The Unforgettable Fire
  • Dream Theater Dream Theater
  • Wings At The Speed Of Sound
  • Devon Allman Turquoise
  • Keith Richards Main Offender
  • Caution HorsesCowboy Junkies The Caution Horses
  • Passenger Whispers
  • Lethal Weapon 3 Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
  • Kiss Dressed To Kill
  • AC/DC Rock or Bust
  • Neil Young Storytone
  • Neil Young Are You Passionate?
  • Pitbull Globalization
  • Ziggy Marley Jahmekya
  • Freddy vs Jason Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – 1991
  • Tony Hawk American Wasteland


  • David Baldacci The Escape
  • Preston & Child Blue Labyrinth

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