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Expect the Unexpected…..@ the Library August 26, 2014

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Teens“I never thought the library would be at an event like THIS!” said one person who stopped by our CCLD teen library table at the recent scream music iMatter Festival in Elmira. We laughed and said that you must “expect the unexpected” from the library, especially with awesome teens involved!

Here are a few of the “unexpected” fun events coming up for teens at Steele Library:

Outdoor Movie in Riverfront Park (West Water Street) – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (for all ages) Fri. Sept 12 – Get settled in at 6:30 (kids craft available), movie starts at 7:30. Sponsored by Friends of CCLD and Outside the Box.

CCLD Maker Faire 2014 (for all ages) Sat. Sept 20. Steele library

Video Game Design (for ages 10-18); Registration required; fee paid at registration; $10 per class or $25 for all 3 sessions. Thursdays: Oct. 2, 9, 16 @ 6pm.

Author Skype Party: with Michelle Knudsen & her new Teen book “Evil Librarian” – Wed, Oct. 15 @ 6:30pm.

Night Circus Halloween Teen Ball: Fri. Oct. 24 @ 7pm. Spectacle, music, food, costume prizes. Theme is from the book: “Night circus” by Erin Morgenstern. Check it out @ the library!  Sponsored by Friends of CCLD!

Check out a full list of events on our events calendar: http://www.ccld.lib.ny.us/

Follow our teen library adventures & tell us yours on our new teen tumblr page: http://ccldteens.tumblr.com/

Unexpected Places:

Stop by, say Hi, & get swag & events flyers from our teen library table at:

Your school’s Open house or Parent Academy (in Sept./Oct.)

Become part of the Unexpected: Join our TAG—teen advisory group! Call, email, or stop in & ask Teen librarian Doris Jean: metzgerd@stls.org; 607-733-8603.

Doris Jean Metzger, MLIS
Teen Services, Steele Memorial Library, CCLD

New AV at Steele – August 2014 August 25, 2014

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  • Brad Taylor Days of Rage
  • Dean Koontz The City
  • Mary Kay Andrews Save The Date
  • Louis L’Amour Crossfire Trail
  • James Patterson Private L.A.
  • Jeff Shaara The Smoke At Dawn
  • Peter Mayle The Corsican Caper
  • Brad Thor Act of War
  • James Rollins The Kill Switch
  • Joseph Finder Suspicion
  • Anne River Siddons The Girls of August
  • Herman Koch Summer House With Swimming Pool
  • Daniel Silva The Heist
  • Joyce Carol Oates High Crime Area
  • David Rosenfelt Without Warning
  • Richard A. Clarke Sting Of The Drone
  • Elin Hilderbrand The Matchmaker
  • Stuart Woods Cut and Thrust
  • Elizabeth Lowell Night Diver
  • Anthony Robbins Awaken The Giant Within
  • Conn Iggulden War of the Roses – Stormbird
  • Deborah Harkness The Book of Life
  • Joe Abercrombie Half A King

Heaven is for RealNEW DVD:

  • Rio 2
  • Ragamuffin
  • In Secret
  • Repentance
  • The Wiggles — Live Hot Potatoes
  • Bad Words
  • Heaven Is For Real
  • Noah
  • The Other Woman
  • The Good Witch’s Gift
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Good, The Bad, and Casey Jones
  • Almost Human
  • No Clue
  • Basketball Girlfriend
  • The Machine
  • Wolf Creek 2
  • Power Rangers Megaforce – Ultra Defenders
  • 300 Rise of an Empire300 Rise of An Empire   [blu-ray & dvd]
  • Authors Anonymous
  • Finding Forrester
  • Joy Ride 3
  • Labyrinth [blu-ray]
  • Walk of Shame
  • The Narrow Margin
  • China Beach   season 1, 2, 3
  • Witches of East End   season 1
  • Teen Wolf   season 3
  • Unforgettable   season 2
  • UFC 171
  • Joe
  • Mac and Me
  • Transcendence
  • Isabelle – Dances Into The Spotlight
  • Angriest Man In Brooklyn
  • Justin and the Knights of Valor
  • The Single Moms Club
  • Rock n Rolla

Guardians of the Galaxy SoundtrackNEW MUSIC CD:

  • Eric Clapton Backless
  • Eric Clapton & Friends The Breeze
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
  • Jackson Browne Late For The Sky
  • Duane Allman An Anthology
  • Big Smo Kuntry Livin
  • Linkin Park The Hunting Party
  • J Lo K.A.
  • Rich Robinson The Ceaseless Sight
  • Legends Get It On
  • Legends Crank It up
  • Black Sabbath Master of Reality
  • A Blues Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Green Day Dookie
  • Ted Nugent Shut Up & Jam
  • Nirvana Nevermind
  • Get on UpPlanes Fire & Rescue Soundtrack
  • Papa Roach Infest
  • Jesse James Dupree Rev It Up and Go-Go
  • Oasis (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers Legend
  • Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
  • Guns N’ Roses Chinese Democracy
  • Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  • Velvet Revolver Contraband
  • Scorpions Blackout
  • E.M. Automatic For The People
  • Guardians of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  • Get On Up Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Limp Bizkit Significant Other
  • Billy Idol Rebel Yell
  • Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication

Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Useful Websites August 15, 2014

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 This month, the Steele Memorial Library’s Adult Services Department provides a sample list of websites we have used in answering reference questions. Remember, you can call us at 733-9175 or send us an email message from: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/edeskref.htm

A General Subject Guide:
Internet Public Library

IPL Logo

Hosted by Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology, this site provides the visitor with a collection of links based on subject. Visiting this site allows the user to browse hundreds of links on virtually any topic

an credit rep

Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you ask for it. The only true “Free” Credit report site

Charity Reports

Ever wonder if the charity seeking your donation is legitimate? Guidestar.org is an excellent resource to   investigate a non-profit organization’s financial records.

Election information
vote smart

This site provides unbiased information about elected officials and candidates for public office.


A great site to read about medical research as well as information about various health topics.

Internet Movie Database

A fantastic site to find information about movies and television shows old & current. This site includes cast and crew information as well as plot summaries to movies throughout the history of film-making.


The Internet Archive strives to save all digitally born content from the internet. Users have the ability to view earlier versions of websites, videos, music, text documents, scanned historical documents and much more.
kelly BB
Kelley Blue Book is one of the best resources for researching automobiles, trucks, SUVs, or vans. Not only can you look up the value of the vehicle, you can read reviews, compare similar vehicles, even search for vehicles for sale.

Law: NYS Statutes

A free version of the laws and statutes of New York State. Organized by topic, this site allows the user to quickly find a specific New York State law
Law: US Code
US code
Similar to the NYS Statutes site, the House of Representatives has provided an easy to navigate site containing the U.S. Code.
The Library of Congress American Memory Project provides an impressive collection of historical photos, recordings, texts, and videos. Users can browse or search a wide variety of

Doctor Profile

Visiting a new doctor? The New York State Doctor Profile site can provide information about your doctor such as when he or she received their license, if there have been any disciplinary actions and much more.

Hospital Profile


Are you or someone you love being admitted to the hospital? This site provides impartial data about any New York State hospitals.

NYS School Report Cards

Curious to see how your local school district compares to other districts in the State? A visit to this site provides detailed information about test performance, disciplinary records, and graduation rates.

NYS Traffic, Travel, and Transit Info


A fantastic site to find out about road construction, traffic and weather conditions throughout NYS. A must before any road trip!

Occupational Outlook Handbook
occupational outlook handbook

An electronic version of the classic career research tool. This site provides information about hundreds of occupations. Each article includes education requirements, expected salaries, and long term employment outlooks.

Something For Everyone August 6, 2014

Posted by CCLD in Recommendations.
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acquittalNon-Fiction books cover many topics and I find it hard to choose just one area to write about.

With back to school on the horizon….two parenting titles “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween” by Melissa Atkins Wardy, has eye opening advice on raising a balanced, self confident girl.

“8 Keys to End Bullying : Strategies for Parents & Schools” by Signe Whitson, provides an excellent set of tools for parents and teachers in dealing with bullies.

For sheer entertainment and items of interest…“Not to be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film” by Kenneth Turan, enthusiastic reviews of the author’s favorite movies through the decades.

“Good Talk Dad: The Birds and the Bees..and Other conversations We Forgot to Have”, by Bill Geist and Willie Geist, a humorous book about the shared journey of this father-son relationship.

“Acquittal: An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts” by Richard Gabriel, discusses the intricate workings of the justice system, while highlighting some very famous trials and their verdicts.

Connie Ogilvie, Reference Librarian
Chemung County Library District

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