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New AV at Steele – May 2016 May 24, 2016

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  • dinoRaising The Dinosaur Giant
  • Jane Got A Gun
  • Carol
  • Iron Maiden-The Future Has Come To Pass
  • Iron Maiden-40 Years Of The Beast
  • Johnny Winter-Down & Dirty
  • Celtic Woman- Destiny: Live
  • Judas Priest- Battle Cry
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • The Finest Hours
  • The Driftless Area
  • Finding Noah
  • David Bowie-In His Own Words
  • Unbranded
  • We Are Twisted Sister
  • Breakthrough
  • I Am Thor
  • Out of The Inferno
  • Backtrack
  • Dancin’ It’s On
  • Field Freak
  • Sisters
  • AWOL-72
  • Capture The Flag
  • Mythica-A Quest for Heroes
  • Vince Gill & Blake Shelton
  • Cosmic Clash
  • Polycarp
  • bandofrobbers.jpgBand of Robbers
  • Break Point
  • Truth
  • Frank Zappa-In His Own Words
  • Mirage Men
  • At The Edge of Space
  • Barbie Spy Squad
  • Point Break
  • The Challenger
  • Joy
  • The 5th Wave
  • R.C.H.I.E.
  • Albert Up, Up and Away
  • Pound Puppies
  • Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York
  • Walker Texas Ranger Collection
  • Where To Invade Next
  • Deadpool
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Zoombies
  • The Jogger
  • Supplements and Safety
  • Steak Revolution
  • Dominion Creek
  • Navy Seals vs Zombies
  • All Roads Lead To Rome
  • Scream At The Devil
  • The 11th Hour
  • zombieZombie Hamlet
  • Ratter
  • Kill Kane
  • The Hatching
  • Zombie Croc
  • Roxie Hart
  • Mountain Men
  • Standoff
  • Identicals
  • Pup 2 No Good
  • The Benefactor
  • Halloween Hell
  • Kill or Be Killed
  • Bigfoot vs Zombies
  • 1982
  • Cockneys vs Zombies
  • Terminus
  • James White
  • Sunshine Superman
  • Racing Extinction
  • Category 7
  • Ava’s Possessions
  • Intruders
  • Anguish
  • Meteor Storm
  • Exit 14
  • #Horror
  • The Witch
  • Detective Story
  • Big Brother and The Holding Company
  • thatsnotusThat’s Not Us
  • Dead In Tombstone
  • Henry’s Crime
  • In the Name of The King
  • The Jack Bull
  • I Will Fight No More Forever
  • A Night In Mexico
  • Ride Along 2
  • Zoolander No.2
  • Krampus
  • Risen


  • J Dilla Diary of J Dilla
  • Lonestar Never Enders
  • Josh Groban Stages Live
  • Santana IV
  • Peter Frampton Acoustic Classics
  • Vinyl Music From The Series
  • Power Quintet High Art
  • God’s Not Dead 2 Soundtrack
  • Jack Bruce Songs From The Road
  • Prince Hit n Run
  • Lonnie Smith Evolution
  • Shearwater Jet Plane and Oxbow
  • Annie Moses Band The Art of the Love Song
  • Toronzo Cannon The Chicago Way
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits
  • Supersonic Blues West of Flushing
  • storiesformondaySummer Set Stories For Monday
  • Pop Evil Up
  • Musiq Soulchild Life on Earth
  • Gardiner Bach Mass in B Minor
  • Rob Zombie The Electric Warlock Acid Witch…
  • Clarinotts The Clarinotts
  • Joe Bonamassa Blues of Desperation
  • Marie Osmond Music is Medicine
  • Beethoven Symphonies 4&5
  • Leonidas Kavakos Virtuoso
  • Simo Let Love Show the Way
  • Yo Yo Ma Sing Me Home
  • Trae Tha Truth
  • Pet Shop Boys Super
  • Star Wars Headspace
  • Three Doors Down Us and the Night
  • Shooter Jennings Countach
  • Monster Truck Sittin’ Heavy
  • Take 6 Believe
  • Javier Colon Gravity
  • Graham Nash This Path Tonight


  • Andrews, Mary Kay The Weekenders
  • Atkins, Ace Robert B Parker’s Slow Burn
  • Barclay, Linwood Far From True
  • boar.jpgBarr, Nevada Boar Island
  • Box, C.J. Off The Grid
  • Cabot, Meg Royal Wedding Disaster
  • Carey, M.R. Fellside
  • Crawford, Susan The Other Widow
  • DeLillo, Don Zero K
  • Deveraux, Jude The Girl From Summer Hill
  • Erdrich, Louise LaRose
  • Geroux, William The Mathews Men
  • Graham, Heather Haunted Destiny
  • Grey, Zane Silvermane
  • Hamilton, Steve The Second Life of Nick Mason
  • Hart, John Redemption Road
  • Lagercrantz, David Fall of Man In Wilmslow
  • L’Amour, Louis The High Graders
  • Lawrenson, Deborah 300 Days of Sun
  • Leary, Ann The Children
  • Leon, Donna The Waters of Eternal Youth
  • Lippman, Laura Wilde Lake
  • Martini, Steve Blood Flag
  • Meacham, Leila Titans
  • Moyes, Jojo Me Before You
  • Natiello, Eva The Memory Box
  • Palmer, Michael Mercy
  • Patterson, James 15th Affair
  • Perry, Anne Treachery at Lancaster Gate
  • Preston & Child Beyond The Ice Limit
  • obsessionRoberts, Nora The Obsession
  • Rollins, James War Hawk
  • Sandford, John Extreme Prey
  • Scottoline, Lisa Most Wanted
  • Sittenfeld, Curtis Eligible
  • Spencer-Fleming A Fountain Filled With Blood
  • Spencer-Fleming In The Bleak Midwinter
  • Steele, Danielle The Apartment
  • Wilson, Edward Half-Earth
  • Yancey, Rick The Last Star

Coming soon…The Early Literacy Center at Van Etten Library May 24, 2016

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Soon the Van Etten library will offer resources (in addition to books!) to help our youngest patrons get ready to read. The skills needed to begin learning to read are required long before children start school, so it’s never too early to introduce children to simple, yet engaging activities that promote reading readiness. What better place to go than your local library?

While visiting the Van Etten Library the little ones can stop at the Early Literacy Center, a special place for our youngest patrons to use material and enjoy fun activities. The goal for implementing the Early Literacy Center is already set into motion with completion expected by the end of this June 2016. Here you will find activities, toys, and books that engage children of all ages; from newborns to toddlers and pre-schoolers to school aged children.


Some of the material for the ELC is made possible from generous donations given to the Van Etten Library by our patrons. A few of the exciting and engaging items that will be purchased include an art easel, alphabet magnets, image-word matching games, chunky puzzles, and LEGO sets.

The concept of the center will be parent friendly as well. All of the centers activities will be available on an in house check–out basis. This means that the kids will need to get permission from the parents to use the center, and then check out the specific items that they choose to use. This way, if parents are just running into the library quickly, they can do so without the “challenge” of trying to get their kids out when they would rather stay and play & learn.

So, stop by the Van Etten Library and check out our new resources that will aid in promoting reading skills for our youngest patrons by providing hands on activities to explore, create and imagine!!

Michelle Erickson
Van Etten Library

Beneficial Bits ‘n Bytes: Lynda.com May 18, 2016

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lyndaAre you ready to take the next step in your job or hobby but just don’t have the skills you need in one crucial area?

Do you need to learn Excel in order to be considered for a promotion?  Do you want to learn how to build databases through Access?  Do you need tutorials on Computer Aided Drafting for the next career move?

These classes are available for free, on demand, through your library.  The Chemung County Library District is proud to offer all its patrons free access to lynda.com–a treasure trove of online classes in specialized topics.    All you need is a library card and the Internet to access this information.  (If you don’t have internet at home, come to the library for free wifi and to use a computer here).

To get to lynda.com, click on the lynda.com button that appears on our home page:  http://ccld.lib.ny.us/

New AV at Steele – April 2016 May 2, 2016

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revenantNEW DVD:

  • Creed
  • In The Heart of the Sea
  • Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Star Wars The Force Awakens
  • Daddy’s Home
  • The 33
  • Steve Jobs
  • The Revenant
  • Norm of the North
  • Concussion
  • Rock the Kasbah
  • The Urban Film Collection
  • Heist
  • Antboy
  • Bleeding Heart
  • 3 Stooges-Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb
  • Criminal Activities
  • Magilla Gorilla and Friends
  • Slash-Raised on the Sunset Strip
  • starwarsBlank Check
  • My All American
  • Freaks of Nature
  • Hatched
  • Rev Up and Roar
  • Home Invasion
  • Secret In Their Eyes
  • Hero Quest
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Letters
  • Decision Before Dawn
  • Convergence
  • Hell and High Water
  • Our Brand Is Crisis
  • ’80s Teen Drama Collection
  • Camp Nowhere
  • ISIS In Afghanistan
  • Take Me To The River
  • Mickey’s Great Outdoors
  • Don Verdean
  • MI-5
  • forestThe Forest
  • Flight 7500
  • Curveball
  • Countdown
  • Payback
  • Riot
  • Exposed
  • Tumbledown
  • Implanted
  • Gods Club
  • Mojave
  • Brooklyn
  • Charge-Zero Emissions
  • The Big Short
  • Trumbo
  • Miss You Already
  • The Night Before
  • Crimson Peak
  • Boost
  • Open Season Scared Silly
  • Diablo
  • Room
  • Spotlight
  • legend.jpgLegend
  • American Descent
  • MacBeth
  • Prince Among Slaves
  • Deserts and Life
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks-Road Chip
  • Paw Patrol-Brave Heroes
  • Captain Sabertooth-The Next Adventure
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Grease Live
  • Dick Van Dyke Show
  • Fifty Shades of Black
  • The Bandit Hound
  • The Lady In The Van
  • The Yank
  • Mommie Dearest
  • 0 Earthquake


  • Styx Regeneration Vol. 1&2
  • Rob Ickes&Hensley Before The Sun Goes Down
  • Bela Fleck Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  • muddywatersMuddy Waters Muddy Waters 100
  • Ed Sheera X
  • Meghan Trainor Title
  • Robert Glasper Covered
  • Putumayo Jazz Cafe
  • Rick Springfield Rocket Science
  • Charles Kelley The Driver
  • Something Rotten Original Broadway Recording
  • Leon Bridges Coming Home
  • London Orion Orch. Pink Floyd’s Symphonic
  • D’Angelo Black Messiah
  • Marcus Miller Afrodeezia
  • Jazmine Sullivan Reality Show
  • Fun Home Broadway Musical
  • Brett Michaels Jammin’ With Friends
  • Harley-Davidson Southern Road Songs
  • Harley-Davidson Legendary Road Songs
  • Harley-Davidson Ride
  • bjorkBjork Vulnicura
  • Shemekia Copeland Outskirts of Love
  • Tony Bennett & The Silver Lining
  • Cheap Trick Dream Police
  • Wow Gospell 2016
  • David Bowie Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
  • Jah Cure The Cure
  • Joey Alexander My Favorite Things
  • Cecile Salvant For One To Love
  • David Gilmour Rattle That Lock
  • Jamison Ross Jamison
  • Buddy Guy Born To Play Guitar
  • Otherwise True Love Never Dies
  • Terence Blanchard Breathless
  • The Offspring Greatest Hits
  • Lorraine Feather Flirting With Disaster
  • Wilco Star Wars
  • Anthrax For All Kings
  • yanniYanni Sensuous Chill
  • The Grascals And The There’s This
  • Willie Nelson Summertime
  • Cole Forest Hills Drive
  • Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Florenence+Machine How Big, How Blue…
  • Freddie Hendrix Jersey Cat
  • Vince Gill Down To My Last Bad Habit
  • REO Speedwagon You Can Tune A Piano….
  • The Steeldrivers The Musical Shoals Recordings
  • Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint
  • Chevelle La Gargola
  • Shovels & Rope Busted Jukebox
  • An American In Paris Original Broadcast Recording
  • Rocky Dawuni Branches of the Same Tree
  • Resurrection Kings Resurrection Kings
  • My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
  • Don Henley Cass Country
  • marktwain.jpgMr Mark Twain The Musical
  • Josh Groban Stages
  • Boston Don’t Look Back
  • James Bay Chaos and the Calm
  • Kelly Clarkson Piece By Piece
  • Drive-By-Truckers It’s Great To Be Alive
  • Jaheim Struggle Love
  • Macklemore&Ryan This Unruly Mess I’ve Made
  • Southern Family Southern Family
  • Cedric Burnside Descendants of Hill Country
  • Jeff Buckley You and I
  • Rita Wilson Rita Wilson
  • Old Dominion Meat and Candy
  • Pentatonix Pentatonix
  • Granger Smith Remington
  • Omi ME4U
  • Zootopia Original Soundtrack
  • 2 Chainz Collegrove
  • andraday.jpgAndraday Cheers To The Fall
  • Newsboys Love Riot
  • Anthony Hamilton What I’m Feelin’
  • Wolfmother Victorius
  • Loretta Lynn Full Circle
  • Luciano Zion Awake
  • Otherwise Peace At All Costs
  • Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
  • Slipknot .5 The Gray Chapter
  • Candlebox Best of…
  • Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think…
  • Cole Forest Hills Drive Live
  • Flatt Lonesome Runaway Train
  • Randy Houser Fired Up
  • Shawn Mendes Handwritten
  • Chris Young I’m Comin’ Over
  • Jana Kramer Thirty One
  • Alessia Cara Know-It-All


  • lastmile.jpgBaldacci, David The Last Mile
  • Barker, Kim Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • Barton, Fiona The Widow
  • Beaton, M.C. Death of A Nurse
  • Berry, Steve The 14th Colony
  • Birtcher, Baron Rain Dogs
  • Blount, Roy Save Room For Pie
  • Burke, Alafair The Ex
  • Bussi, Michel After The Crash
  • Chevalier, Tracy At The Edge of The Orchard
  • Coben, Harlan Fool Me Once
  • Crichton, Michael Eaters of the Dead
  • Evanovich, Stephanie The Total Package
  • Fielding, Joy She’s Not Here
  • Flanders, Judith A Bed of Scorpions
  • Fluke, Joanne Wedding Cake Murder
  • Freeman, Brian Goodbye To The Dead
  • Fry, Ronald Hammer-Head Six
  • Gardner, Lisa The 7th Month
  • Hill, Lawrence The Illegal
  • Hunt, Samantha Splitfoot
  • Jance, J.A. Clawback
  • secondhouseJohnson, Sadeqa Second House From The Corner
  • Kaye, Laura Hard Ever After
  • Karen Kings Brush of Wings
  • Lawhon, Ariel Flight of Dreams
  • Lehane, Dennis The Drop
  • McCall Smith, Alexan The Revolving Door of Life
  • MacDonald, Sionhan Twisted River
  • Maallery, Susan The Friends We Keep
  • Maynard, Joyce Under The Influence
  • Patterson, James Private India
  • Patterson, James Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas
  • Quindlen, Anna Miller Valley
  • Rice, Anne The Young Messiah
  • Robards, Karen Darkness
  • Rogan, Charlotte Now and Again
  • Rowley, Aidan The Ramblers
  • Smith, Wilbur Predator
  • Sweeney, Cynthia The Nest
  • Tolar, Pamela D Heroines of Mercy Street
  • Weir, Alison The Lost Tudor Princess
  • White, Randy Deep Blue
  • Woods, Stuart Family Jewels

Check Out Our Book Bundle Podcast! April 1, 2016

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With all the books we have in the Adult Fiction stacks, how do you find one that you will like?

We have all faced this dilemma, and sometimes we’re stumped! What to read next?

CCLD has come to the rescue!! (Ta daaa!!!) We now have a podcast to combat this dilemma! What is a podcast, you ask?

The Merriam Webster Tenth International Collegiate Dictionary defines “podcast” as: a program made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet. (thanks, Wikipedia!)

For us, podcast means: check the front page on our website (http://ccld.lib.ny.us/), scan the links on the right side of the page, and look for the word “podcast”. Click to go directly to the site, and start listening at your convenience!

In about 20 minutes you will have the title and author of about a dozen books well–reviewed from either Amazon, Goodreads, or from myself, covering any and all genres, all strong contenders worthy of your reading time. That saves YOU a lot of fishing time (looking for the next interesting read). Checking reviews is done for you, and you can be sure the choices are going to be enjoyable.

I will give you a heads’ up on issues in the storyline and other points noted in the reviews, but will never give the story away. All books will be chosen from our shelves. I won’t be filling the podcast time with popular authors, because I know you are looking for something that may not have had the publicity of the bestsellers.

So click, listen, and decide which read is for you. All titles will be repeated at the end of the show for your convenience.

You’re welcome!

Caroline Poppendeck, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

New AV at Steele – Feburary & March 2016 March 28, 2016

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jennysweddingNEW DVD:

  • Jenny’s Wedding
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • The Intern
  • Molly and Lawless John
  • Once I Was A Beehive
  • Hell and Back
  • Paranormal Activity Ghost Dimension
  • Sinsister 2
  • Glen or Glenda?
  • Spy Troops The Movie
  • Sammy and the Wabos
  • Bachman & Turner
  • Fare Thee Well 50 Years of Grateful Dead
  • Big Cat Week 2015
  • 99 Homes
  • Love the Coopers
  • Grandma
  • Legend of Wasco
  • Spectre
  • Fort Bliss
  • gooddino.jpgAdventures of Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island
  • Scarry Movie 3.5
  • Cruel
  • Love Finds You In Charm
  • Call Northside 777
  • Uncle John
  • The Stick-Up
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • The Girl Most Likely
  • Once Upon A Starry Night
  • The Capture of Grizzly Adams
  • WWE Tables , Ladders & Chairs
  • The Merry Widow
  • Indigenous
  • The Lion Guard
  • Drive-In Cult Classics
  • A Crime of Passion
  • The Big Slice
  • Man Against Crime
  • Little Savages
  • Adventures Time -Stakes
  • secretlab.jpgThomas Edison’s Secret Lab
  • Survival Knife
  • Wannabe
  • The Town Inside
  • Bach-Matthaus Passion
  • Mozart Don Giovanni
  • Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
  • Rodeo Girl
  • Samurai Cop 2
  • Ultimate Ernest Collection
  • Little Dead Rotting Hood
  • Duck Dynasty Wedding Special
  • Dido and Aeneas
  • Everest
  • Jem and the Holograms
  • Coconut The Dragon
  • Mia and Me-The Blossom Tree
  • Little Charmers-Charmy Heart Day
  • Doc McStuffins-Pet Vet
  • Tranformers-Robots in Disguise
  • monokeBob The Builder-Building Sky High
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Kazaam
  • Man Up
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Black Mass
  • Condemned 2
  • Deathgasm
  • Hit the Deck
  • Fight To The Finish
  • Painkillers
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya
  • Stonewall
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Eyewitness
  • Charles Dickens Collection
  • The Looking Glass
  • How We Got Away With It
  • Howl
  • howwegotawaywithit.jpgLocked and Loaded
  • Wrecker
  • The Games Maker
  • In The Hell of Dixie
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Army Dog
  • Moo Moo and The Three Sisters
  • Weaponized
  • A Horse Story
  • The Midnight Man
  • Victor Frankenstein
  • Western Religion
  • Silent Retreat
  • Mosquito-Man
  • Queens of Scream
  • 5 Film Chuck Norris Collection


  • grammy.jpg2016 Grammy Nominees
  • John Williams Conducts Music From Star wars
  • Megadeth Dystopia
  • Andy G. Fagan Rising
  • Milos Blackbird:The Beatles Album
  • Wellness Music Mind & Spirit
  • Panic At The Disco Death of A Bachelor
  • Valery Ponomarev Our Father Who Art Blakey
  • Hell In The Club Shadow of The Monster
  • Prokofiev Symphonies & Piano Concertos
  • David Bowie Black Star
  • Mendelssohn  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Texas Guitar From Dallas to L.A.
  • Copland An Outdoor Adventure
  • John D Rojak Rojak Rocks
  • Charles Ives Symphony no.4
  • Exmortus Ride Forth
  • Phil Collins Face Value
  • Brothers Osborne Pawn Shop
  • Jeff Beck&Stevie Ray Guitar Thunder
  • Now That’s What I Call Power Ballads Hits
  • eltonjohnElton John Wonderful Crazy Night
  • Tobias Sammet Ghostlights
  • Now That’s What I Call Music 57
  • Nine Inch Nails We Prick You
  • Mark Ronson Uptown Special
  • Nothing More Nothing More
  • Highly Suspect Mister Asylum
  • Bruce Springsteen 1978 Roxy Night
  • Drowning Pool Hellelujah
  • Chicago Love Songs
  • Straight Outta Compton Music From the Movie
  • Ashley Monroe The Blade
  • Holy Grail Times of Pride and Peril
  • Tame Impala Currents
  • Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness
  • Bill Frisell Guitar In The Space Age
  • Dream Theater The Astonishing
  • Black Sabbath Past Lives
  • sethmacfarlane.jpgSeth MacFarlane No One Ever Tells You
  • Candlebox Love Stories
  • Alvin Lee Let It Rock
  • Boston Third Stage
  • Eric Clapton Back Home
  • Rush Beneath, Between & Behind
  • Cheap Trick Rockford
  • Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Kasey Musgraves Pageant Material
  • REO Speedwagon Hi Infidelity
  • Lucinda Williams The Ghosts of Highway 20
  • Denise Donatelli Find A Heart
  • Bettye Lavette Worthy
  • Striker Stand In The Fire


  • Archer, Jeffrey Cometh The Hour
  • Atwood, Margaret The Heart Goes Last
  • comeththehour.jpgBeaton, M C. A Spoonful of Poison
  • Berenson, Alex The Wolves
  • Berne, Suzanne The Dogs of Littlefield
  • Bincht, Maeve A Few of the Girls
  • Bissinger, H. G. Friday Night Lights
  • Black, Holly The Copper Gauntlet (juv.)
  • Brown, Daniel The Boys In The Boat (juv.)
  • Cabot, Meg Remembrance
  • Child, Lee Make Me
  • Coble, Colleen Mermaid Moon
  • Connelly, Michael Chasing The Dime
  • Coonts, Stephen The Art of War
  • Cussler, Clive The Gangster
  • Deaver, Jeffery The Steel Kiss
  • Donlea, Charlie Summit Lake
  • Eisler, Barry The God’s Eye View
  • Evanovich, Janet The Job
  • Fifield, Richard The Flood Girls
  • Fry, Ronald Hammer-Head Six
  • findher.jpgGardner, Lisa Find Her
  • Gilbert, Elizabeth Big Magic
  • Gudenkauf, Heather Missing Pieces
  • Hepworth, Sally The Things We Keep
  • Higgins, Kristan Anything For You
  • Hurwitz, Gregg Orphan X
  • Jackson, Lisa After She’s Gone
  • Jackson, Lisa Revenge
  • Karon, Jan Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Keillor, Garrison Pretty Good Jokes
  • Kellerman, Jonathan Breakdown
  • King, Stephen Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
  • Knott, Robert Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack
  • Kogge, Michael Star Wars The Force Awakens (juv.)
  • Lupica, Mike The Extra Yard
  • Meltzer, Brad The President’s Shadow
  • Michaels, Fern Point Blank
  • Moyes, Jojo After You
  • Nesbo, Jo Midnight Sun
  • Oates, Joyce Carol The Man Without A Shadow
  • midnightsunOsborne, Mary Pope Balto of the Blue Dawn
  • Parker, T. Jefferson Crazy Blood
  • Patterson, James NYPD Red 4
  • Patterson, James Private Paris
  • Patterson, James Roses Are Red
  • Perry, Thomas Forty Thieves
  • Shatner, William Leonard
  • Steel, Danielle Blue
  • Tarkington, Ed Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  • Taylor, Brad The Forgotten Soldier
  • Tompkins, Mark The Last Days of Magic
  • Walters, Minette The Cellar
  • Zandri, Vincent Orchard Grove

Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Reference Sites March 12, 2016

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Listed below are a small sampling of freely accessible reference sites that provide information about very popular topics. As you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find important links that can assist you on which presidential candidate you wish to vote for in the New York State primary and November general election.

USDA’s Local Food Directory

Looking find locally grown produce with this site, you can find the nearest farmer’s market, farmers who sell locally grown produce to consumers? The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services Local Foods Directory is fantastic Free resources.


Ever wondered what the all those counter-intuitive abbreviations people type in text messages such as ROFLOL? Net Lingo is a concise dictionary that will solve the seemingly unsolvable.

Smithsonian Onlinehttp://sova.si.edu/

A digital collection of 7,171 items from the renowned Smithsonian Institution.


A site dedicated to investigating rumors propagated by fake news sites or urban legends. This site created by David Mikkelson, who has over 20 years’ experience as a professional researcher and writer.


As we march towards electing a new president, members of congress and other elected officials, Project vote smart aspires to, “to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.”


Ever wonder if claims from presidential candidates that seem unbelievable are true or not? This site may satisfy your curiosity. FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.


Open Secrets provides details of financial contributions to political campaigns and the net worth of office holders and candidates. This site enables all who visit to, “follow the money.”

Owen Frank, Branch Supervisor
Chemung County Library District

What is New Adult Fiction? March 9, 2016

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It seems like we are bombarded with more labels just when the world seems to be shedding old, worn ones. Labels are meant to be useful tools, and despite our preference to rid ourselves of them, they do serve a purpose.

For example: New Adult fiction is geared for readers 18 to about 25, sometimes as old as 30, who have outgrown Young Adult fiction, which is based on high school aged protagonists.

The description as per EBSCO’s NoveList is rather long, so I have included the site address for more information, a partial description is as follows; *”This fledgling category is a result of the perceived dearth of novels featuring characters in a post-adolescent but not quite adult phase of life, as well as the growing trend of young adult “crossovers,” or YA novels that also appeal to an adult audience. These novels aim to bring the emotionally-intense story lines and fast-paced plotting of young adult fiction to stories that focus on a new range of experiences in life beyond the teenage years.”

Some of the New Adult fiction we have here at the library:

iamradarI Am Radar, by Reif Larsen

Twisted Innocence, by Terrie Blackstock

Falling for Autumn, by Heather Topham Wood

Casebook, by Mona Simpson

The Child’s Child, by Barbara Vine

The Irresistible Henry House, by Lisa Grunwald

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Gardening season is just around the corner! February 20, 2016

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Gardening season is just around the corner! Did you know you can check out seeds at the Horseheads Free Library? We are a Seed Lending Library, which means you can borrow seeds, grow your plants, save some seeds from those plants at harvest, and then return those next generation seeds to the library for others to borrow. The seeds you save and return are a gift to your community.

Coming in March, we are adding more seeds to our collection. Come on in and select some tomato seeds, such as the delicious and succulent Black Prince Tomato, or the fun bright yellow Taxi Tomato! Get adventurous and try out some hot pepper seeds, such as the Hot Paper Lantern, or the fiery Red Rocket! For the flower lover, we will have a variety of sunflowers to try, which are especially nice for children to try their hand at growing! All our seeds are non-GMO and are mostly organic, with some heirloom seeds as well.

Interested in learning more about gardening? We have it covered! Sign up for our Garden Series classes! The classes we are offering this year are:

Grafting How-To:  Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Producing Healthy Transplants:  Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Garden layout and Design:  Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Pollinators of the Home Garden:  Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Seed Saving Bee/workshop #1:  Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Seed Saving Bee/workshop #2:  Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

All classes are presented by Jabe Warren, Horticultural Educator. The seed saving workshops will be a practical hands-on practice of how to save seeds, so you will be able to save your own seeds and return them to the library! Registration is required for all classes. Call 739-4581 to register. Our Garden Series is generously funded by the friends of the Horseheads Free Library.

Pamela Lee
Horseheads Free Library

New AV at Steele – January 2016 January 26, 2016

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