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Beneficial Bits ‘n Bytes: Our amazing world and universe. October 12, 2016

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Hi everybody, Maggie here with the latest installment of free websites to improve your life.

Recently with so many affected by Hurricane Matthew, I was looking for worldwide and up to the minute weather views.  I stumbled upon Ventusky.com, the site below, and I’ve included some other sites to expand our minds and understanding of where we live on a global scale.  I hope you enjoy and learn something new.  Here we go!

Real-time current weather patterns worldwide.  https://www.ventusky.com/ventusky


Also real-time world weather with highly customizable views.  https://earth.nullschool.net/untitled


Had enough of this world? Explore google sky. https://www.google.com/sky/


Or get the free google earth download <https://www.google.com/earth/> to visit and explore the earth, stars, moon, AND Mars!


Can you think of any other sites that help you understand the earth and beyond? Share in the comments.


New AV at Steele – September 2016 October 8, 2016

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  • batmanvsupermanVigilante Diaries
  • Criminal
  • Batman vs Superman
  • The Jungle Book
  • 3 Little Pigs and The Magic Lamp
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • The Sum of All Fears
  • The Chairman
  • The Waltons – TV Series
  • Roswell-TV Series
  • Lost Girl –TV Series
  • Money Monster
  • Genius
  • Now You See Me 2
  • The Meddler
  • Love & Friendship
  • Supergirl – TV Series
  • Listening
  • Fathers and Daughters
  • Careful What You Wish For
  • Code Black-TV Series
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • The White House-Inside Story
  • U Want Me 2Kill Him?
  • Search Party
  • Brothers Day
  • Helicopter Mom
  • Meet The Blacks
  • A Light Beneath Their Feet
  • Surprised By Love
  • Traded
  • codeblackJust Our Luck
  • Compadres
  • God’s Not Dead 2
  • A Bigger Splash
  • Expecting
  • Me and My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse
  • Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
  • Underdogs
  • ESPN Films: Of Miracles and Men
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Out of the Shadows
  • The Bronze
  • The Magicians-TV Series
  • Power-TV Series
  • Highlander-TV Series
  • Elephant Kingdom
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Pele’: Birth of A Legend
  • The Lion Guard-Unleash the Power
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • The Neon Demon
  • The Shallows
  • Power Rangers Dino Charge: Rise
  • Hunt For The Wilder People
  • Who Gets The Dog?
  • Cell
  • Jericho
  • OJ: Made In America
  • Viral
  • Louder Than Bombs
  • High Strung
  • 22.63
  • louder-than-bombsManhattan Night
  • Puerto Ricans In Paris
  • River
  • The Park Bench
  • I Am Wrath
  • Vinyl-TV Series
  • The Trust
  • The Hunted
  • Addicted To Fresno
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Barber Shop-The Next Cut
  • The Music Man
  • The 4400-TV Series
  • Piranha
  • Barbie and Her Sisters In a Pony Tale
  • All Good Things


  • Rival Sons Hollow Bones
  • Foghat Under The Influence
  • Ghostbusters Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Leslie Odom Jr. Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Steven Tyler We Are All Somebody From Somewhere
  • Keith Sweat Dress To Impress
  • Christian Tetzlaff Violin Concerto Romance
  • Yanni The Dream Concert
  • Billy Talent Afraid of Heights
  • Earls of Leicester Rattle & Roar
  • suicidesquadSuicide Squad The Album
  • 100 Hits of Rock-n-Roll
  • 100Hits Punk & New Wave
  • Classic Rock 100 Proof Quality Southern
  • The Very Best of Outlaw Country
  • Moreland & Arbuckle Promised Land Or Bust
  • Julie Johnson All Grown Up…So Far
  • Usher My Way
  • William Tyler Modern Country
  • William Bell This Is Where I Live
  • Mark Chesnutt Tradition Lives
  • Blink-182 California
  • Elvis Presley If I Can Dream
  • Jeff Beck Loud Hailer
  • Jack Ingrim Midnight Motel
  • Alicia Keys VH1 Storytellers
  • Will Downing Black Pearls
  • BadBadNotGood IV
  • 100 Hits American Songbook
  • 100 Hits Classic Country
  • Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots
  • Mindy McGready Ten Thousand Angels
  • Steely Dan Aja
  • Cher Heart of Stone
  • gloryBritney Spears Glory
  • Barbara Streisand Encore
  • Oh Wonder OW
  • Ke$ha Animal + Cannibal
  • The Book of Mormon Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Ingrid Michaelson It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense
  • Gorillaz Plastic Beach


  • Adams, Ellery Murder In The Secret Garden
  • Andrews, Donna Die Like An Eagle
  • Beaton, M.C. Pushing Up Daises
  • Burton, Jessie The Muse
  • Carlisle, Anna Dark Road Home
  • Castillo, Linda Among The Wicked
  • Coban, Harlan Home
  • Coleman, Reed Debt To Pay
  • Cussler, Clive Pirate
  • Farnsworth, Christopher Killfile
  • Farthing, Harry Summit
  • Galdorisi, George Tom Clancy’s Scorched Earth
  • Garlock, Dorothy Sunday Kind of Love
  • Gentry, Amy Good As Gone
  • rachelgibsonGibson, Rachel Just Kiss Me
  • Goudge, Eileen Bones and Roses
  • Haseldine, Jane The Last Time She Saw Him
  • Hood, Ann The Book That Matters Most
  • Horsley, Kate The American Girl
  • Howard, Linda Frostline
  • Humphreys, Sarah Trouble Walks In
  • Jackson, Brenda Bachelor Unforgiving
  • Jance, J.A. Downfall
  • Jayne, Hannah Twisted
  • Kenner, J. Hottest Mess
  • Klosterman, Chuck But What If We’re Wrong?
  • Lillard, Amy Loving A Lawman
  • Ludlum, Robert The Bourne Enigma
  • Mallery, Susan Daughters of The Bride
  • Meacham, Leila Ryan’s Hand
  • Overton, Hollie Baby Doll
  • Patterson, James Woman of God
  • Peters, Ralph The Dammed of Petersburg
  • Robb, J.D. Apprentice In Death
  • ladypirateSands, Lynsay Lady Pirate
  • Tan, Chade-Meng Joy On Demand
  • Taylor, Brad Ghosts of War
  • Todd, Charles The Shattered Tree
  • Tracy, P.J. The Sixth Idea
  • Wendig, Chuck Invasive
  • White, Karen Flight Patterns
  • Wiggs, Susan Family Tree


Pick Up a Copy of Book Page! September 28, 2016

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bookpageWhile on vacation, a staff member visited the local library (yes, library workers never get enough of libraries, we even visit them when we are out of town!).

She was perusing and appreciating the library flyers, announcements, and notices, when she came upon a neat book-related magazine, free of charge. Keeping her own library in mind, she brought it back with her to share, and for us at the Steele Library to consider offering it here.

Well, the staff really liked the magazine, and we decided to provide it to our Steele patrons. It is called Book Page, and it is full of the newest releases – anything from Adult Fiction and Non Fiction, to Cookbooks, Romance, Christian Fiction, Mysteries, Audio Books, Teen selections and Children’s new releases. It also features author interviews.

Collected in this tidy little take-away are some really good suggestions. It highlights interesting subjects, different avenues of reading to pursue, and at the same time brings to you what’s up and coming in the literary world. A new issue available at the beginning of each month, it’s a fresh little gem, free for the taking!

Caroline Poppendeck, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

Beneficial Bits ‘n Bytes – Printing a new Barcode for your Library Card September 9, 2016

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Is the barcode on your library card or library card key tag so faded that our barcode scanner cannot read it? I have recently discovered an easy way to print and tape a barcode to a library card or key tag. Here are the directions.

  1. Go to http://www.barcode-generator.org/
  2. On the upper left side of the screen select Code 128 from the dropdown menu
  3. Type your 13 digit library card number then click create barcode


  1. On the right side of your screen you will see the new barcode, download, print, then tape to your library card


NOTE: you may need to resize the barcode image to fit on your card or key tag. I find it easy to do by inserting the image in Microsoft Word and resizing it to fit on the key tag or library card.

Owen Frank, Branch Supervisor
Chemung County Library District

Early Literacy Center at Van Etten Library September 6, 2016

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While visiting the Van Etten Library young patrons can stop at the Early Literacy Center, a special place for our youngest patrons to use educational material and enjoy fun activities. Some of the fun and engaging items include an art easel, alphabet magnets, image-word matching games, chunky puzzles, and LEGO sets. So stop in and check out the ELC, be creative and have fun!

New AV at Steele – August 2016 September 2, 2016

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  • powerswarLego Nexo Knights
  • Jarhead 3
  • Power’s War
  • Quackerz
  • The Great Alone
  • Get A Job
  • Regression
  • All Mistakes Buried
  • Full Out
  • 6 Years
  • Ice Agent
  • Ladies Book Club
  • Anesthesia
  • A Hologram For The King
  • Mother’s Day
  • American Heroin Addicts
  • Sofia the First -The Secret Library
  • Izzie’s Way Home
  • The Land Before Time-Journey of The Brave
  • American Girl Lea To The Rescue
  • Cartel Land
  • Friends For Life
  • Alaska State Troopers-TV Series
  • Southern Justice -TV Series
  • Live Free or Die-TV Series
  • Rocky Mountain Law-TV Series
  • The Lobster
  • Salem-TV Series
  • The Big Green
  • The Real Ghostbusters vol.1
  • The Mermaid
  • Eye In The Sky
  • By The Sea
  • Asian Connection
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Knight of Cups
  • Altered Minds
  • Emma’s Chance
  • Strawberry Shortcake Campberry Stories
  • ufcUFC Best of 2015
  • Shaun the Sheep-The Farmer’s Llamas
  • Tom and Jerry-Back To Oz
  • The Offering
  • Monsterland
  • Alaskan Bush People-TV Series
  • Knight Rider-TV Series
  • The Dukes of Hazzard-TV Series
  • Shetland-TV Series
  • Yukon Men-TV Series
  • Mr Right
  • Kindergarten Cop 2
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • Maggie’s Plan
  • Weiner
  • Hardcore Henry
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • I Saw The Light
  • The Dog Lover
  • Dear Eleanor
  • Touched With Fire
  • Andron
  • Matrix Collection
  • XXX
  • It Runs In The Family
  • Now Hiring
  • The Final Cut
  • Inkheart
  • No Return
  • The Spirit
  • Unbreakable
  • Blaze – Fired Up!
  • Fishtales
  • Term Life
  • Hail, Caeser!
  • fishtalesAeon Flux
  • The Biggest Loser-The Workout
  • The Boss
  • Dead 7
  • Race The Sun
  • Hide and Seek
  • Jonny Depp Triple Feature
  • Imaxx-Deep Sea
  • Elektra
  • Legend of The Black Scorpion
  • Catwoman
  • Kaena-The Prophecy
  • House of Flying Daggers
  • Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves
  • Corner Gas-TV Series
  • Keanu


  • Home Free Country Evolution
  • Blake Shelton If I’m Honest
  • Sugar Blue Voyage
  • Nick Jonas Last Year Was Complicated
  • Domenico Scarlatti 18 Keyboard Sonatas
  • Highwaymen The Very Best of The Highwaymen
  • Eric Herman Bubble Wrap
  • Jane Lee Hooker No B!
  • Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 9
  • Prince Come
  • Michael Nicolas Transitions
  • The Avett Brothers True Sadness
  • Incognito In Search of Better Days
  • Symphonic Queen      Greatest Hits
  • Motorhead Clean Your Clock
  • Branford Marsalis Upward Spiral
  • Kim Waters Rhythm and Romance
  • Michael Franti Soulrockers
  • Pierce The Viel Misadventures
  • Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection
  • Heart Beautiful Broken
  • Drew Baldridge Dirt On Us
  • Kevin Gates Islah
  • findingdoryThomas Newman Finding Dory
  • Phil Collins …But Seriously
  • Charlie Parker Unheard Bird
  • American Authors What We Live For
  • The Monkees Goodtimes!
  • The Lone Ranger Wanted Soundtrack
  • Van Zant My Kind of Country
  • Van Zant Red White & Blue (Live)
  • All That Remains The Order of Things
  • Gary Moore Blues Alive
  • ..Rock Ballads
  • Rangers Ricks Trail Mix Vol.1
  • Marin Morris Hero
  • Lacuna Coil Delirium
  • Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
  • Paul Simon Stranger to Stranger
  • Kathy Reid-Naiman Welcome Summer
  • Ben Poole Time Has Come
  • Cameron Carpenter All You Need Is Bach
  • Keith Urban Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
  • Tribute to Black Sabbath
  • Saliva Love Lies & Therapy
  • Badfinger Very Best of…
  • Joey + Rory Hymns That Are Important To Us
  • Andrea Bocelli Cinema
  • Frankie Ballard El Rio
  • Brandy Clark Big Day In A Small Town
  • Hellyeah Undeniable
  • Band of Horses Why Are You Ok
  • Pure Blues…….. Greatest Blues Music
  • Classic Rock…… The Collection
  • Pure Rock….. Greatest Rock Music
  • Paul McCartney Pure McCartney
  • Beartooth Aggressive
  • human-conditionJohn Bellion The Human Condition
  • Kaleo A/B
  • Garbage Strange Little Birds
  • Brad Mehldau Trio Blues and Ballads
  • Neil Young Earth
  • Eric Clapton Crossroads Revisited
  • Rihanna Anti
  • Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
  • AC/DC Ballbreaker
  • AC/DC Powerage
  • AC/DC Blow Up Your Video
  • Fantasia The Definition of…
  • Rae Sremmurd Sremmlife II
  • Lil’ Kim La Bella Mafia
  • Styx Edge of The Century
  • Destiny’s Child The Writing’s On The Wall
  • Charlie’s Angels Music From The Motion Picture
  • Will Smith Lost and Found
  • Sixx:A.M. This Is Gonna Hurt
  • Undercover Brother Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • J-Kwon Hood Hop
  • Nivea Nivea
  • K7 Swing Batta Swing
  • Motley Crue Saints Of Los Angeles
  • Motley Crue Theatre Of Pain
  • Any Given Sunday Music From The Motion Picture


  • Adams, Alice Invincible Summer
  • Andersom, Alison The Summer Guest
  • Anderson, Taylor Blood In The Water
  • Armstrong, Kelley City Of The Lost
  • Blake, Heather Gone With The Witch
  • Brown, Sandra Sting
  • Campbell, Rick Ice Station Nautilus
  • Carlisle, Kate Books of A Feather
  • Carr, Robyn Swept Away
  • imprudence.jpgCarriger, Gail Imprudence
  • Cochran, Peg Berry The Hatchet
  • Coes, Ben First Strike
  • Cohen, Allan R. Entrepreneurs In Every Generation
  • Crouch, Blake Dark Matter
  • Davis, Eric Raising Men
  • Eggers, Dave Heroes of The Frontier
  • Evanovich, Janet Curious Minds
  • Evanovich, Janet The Pursuit
  • Fairstein, Linda Killer Look
  • Feehan, Christine Fire Bound
  • Geye, Peter Wintering
  • Giffin, Emily First Comes Love
  • Graham, Heather Deadly Fate
  • Gray, Shelley The Loyal Heart
  • Gregory, Philippa Three Sisters Three Queens
  • Gross, Andrew The One Man
  • Hawley, Noah Before The Fall
  • Iggulden, Conn Ware of TehRoses:Bloodline
  • Jacquelyn, Nicole Unbreak My Heart
  • Johansen, Iris Night and Day
  • Jones, Darynda The Curse of Tenth Grave
  • Kane, Andrea The Murder That Never Was
  • Kelly, Diane Against The Paw
  • Kenyon, Sherrilyn Born of Legend
  • Kenyon, Sherrilyn Dragonmark
  • Kinney, Jeff Diary of A Wimpy Kid-The Last Straw
  • Kuhns, Eleanor The Devil’s Cold Dish
  • Lamour, Louis Dark Canyon
  • Leeson, Gayle The Calamity Café
  • Lindsey, Johanna Make Me Love You
  • Louv, Richard Vitamin N
  • Macomber, Debbie Sweet Tomorrows
  • McCall Smith, Alexa Chance Development
  • Moriarty, Liane Truly Madly Guilty
  • Novik, Naomi League of Dragons
  • Pachter, Barbara The Power of Positive Confrontation
  • forgivemePalmer, Daniel Forgive Me
  • Palmer, Diana Defender
  • Patterson, James Bullseye
  • Phillips, Susan First Star I See Tonight
  • Raabe, Melanie The Trap
  • Roby, Kimberla A Sinful Calling
  • Roux, Madeline Escape From Asylum (ya)
  • Schumer, Amy The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo
  • Singh, Nalini Allegiance of Honor
  • Scottoline, Lisa Damaged
  • Silva, Daniel The Black Widow
  • Smith, Nicholas Hell Divers
  • Steel, Danielle Rushing Waters
  • Sullivan, Michael J. Age Myth
  • Terrell, Whitney The Good Lieutenant
  • Venable, J.V. Breaking The Trust Barrier
  • Woods, Stuart Smooth Operator

New Non-Fiction Books at Steele August 3, 2016

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reclaiming“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,” by Sherry Turkle was technically published in October, 2015, but is a well reviewed book that I feel is worth mentioning.   This author proclaims that while we are constantly communicating by digital means and always plugged into our technical devices, our personal face- to-face communication is being neglected. Even our personal moments of solitude have been invaded. And it is this personal kind of communication and self-reflection that helps humanize our society, the traits that help us in our personal lives as well as our business lives. This book is a great reminder to help us balance technology in our everyday lives.

grunt-cover“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War,” by Mary Roach explores how our soldiers combat the behind the scenes obstacles such as heat exhaustion, panic, noise and introduces the reader to the scientists who seek to conquer them. In her unique style, the author approaches this subject with scientific facts and humor. Library Journal and Booklist gave this book Starred reviews and Amazon ranked it Best Book of June 2016. This book should not be missed!

“Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul,” by Clara Bingham is a captivating oral history recording the turbulent events of 1969-1970. As the ’60s drew to a close, America was dealing with social and political upheaval, and this book weaves together the voices and stories from this era. It is admittedly a long book, but one that is both thought provoking and discussion worthy.

Connie Ogilvie, Librarian
Chemung County Library District

New AV at Steele – July 2016 August 2, 2016

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  • batmanvsupermanRace
  • Triple 9
  • Back In The Day
  • Guys and Girls Can’t Be Friends
  • Belly of The Beast
  • Transformers Rescue Bots
  • Allegiant-The Divergent Series
  • Batman vs. Superman
  • Sesame Street Elmo’s Favorite Stories
  • Peg + Cat Out of This World
  • Fastball
  • Precious Cargo
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrout
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • I, Anna
  • June, Adrift
  • Six Gun Savior
  • Mothers and Daughters
  • Ticket Out
  • The Steps
  • Midnight Special
  • Extract
  • Wild Card
  • girlinthecornfieldThe Girl In The Cornfield
  • Mama
  • A Place Called Elmira
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Street
  • Raise Your Voice
  • The Reckoning
  • Adventures In Babysitting
  • Janis: Little Girl Blue
  • Submerged
  • Murder, She Baked
  • Joseph & Mary
  • 600 Miles
  • The Family Fang
  • Blood Sombrero
  • The Program
  • Bloodline
  • 400 Days
  • Monte Carlo
  • 4 Film Favorites-Eddie Murphy Family
  • She’s The Man
  • The Choice
  • The Taking of Deborah Logan
  • gothamcityLego Justice League:Gotham City Breakout
  • Antboy 3
  • The Young Messiah
  • W.A.T.
  • Untouchables
  • The Green Mile
  • Aeonflux
  • Signs
  • War
  • A Man Apart
  • Braveheart
  • Fight Club
  • Clash of The Titans
  • Hero
  • The Bank Job
  • Romeo Must Die
  • Reign of Fire
  • Ray
  • The Skeleton Key
  • Alfred Hitchcock 4 Spine Tingling Films
  • The Dark Horse
  • The Green Room
  • Miracles From Heaven
  • The Young Messiah
  • milesahead.jpgMiles Ahead
  • London Has Fallen
  • The Perfect Match
  • The Preppie Connection
  • Chaos
  • Underworld:Evolution
  • Knockaround Guys
  • U-571
  • Oz The Great and Powerful
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Final Fantasy
  • Blade Trinity
  • Lady In The Water
  • Port Protection
  • 13 Hours
  • Gridlocked
  • Abandoned
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • The Dresser
  • Meet My Valentine
  • Elvis & Nixon
  • No Men Beyond This Point
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • Catch Hell
  • blacknovemberBlack November
  • Black Swarm
  • The First Time
  • Kill Your Friends
  • Everything Will Be Fine
  • Shocking Crimes
  • The Confirmation
  • The Legend of Wolf Mountain
  • Time of The Wolf
  • Interview With The Vampire
  • The Swarm
  • Help I’ve Shrunk The Family
  • Stand Clear of The Closing Doors
  • Casual Encounters
  • A Stand Up Guy
  • What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
  • The X Files – The Event Series
  • Littlest Pet Shop – Making Friends.
  • Mack & Moxy – The Great Helpee Heroes
  • Doozers – Catch A Ride
  • Curious George – Garden Discoveries
  • My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic
  • Mickey’s Sport-Y-Thon
  • Lego Scooby-Doo -Haunted Hollywood
  • dinodigsAlpha and Omega Dino Digs
  • Shark Week Jawsome Encounters
  • Criminal
  • Sing Street
  • Within The Whirlwind
  • Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors
  • Sniper-Special Ops


  • Miles Davis Everything’s Beautiful
  • Charlie Daniels Band Epic Trilogy vol.1
  • Charlie Daniels Band Epic Trilogy vol.2
  • Bob Dylan Fallen Angels
  • Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
  • Stone Temple Pilots Core
  • 10 Years From Birth To Burial
  • 10 Years Feeding The Wolves
  • Harley Davidson Country Road Songs
  • Asking Alexandria The Black
  • Eric Clapton I Still Do
  • Wow Hits 36 Top Christian Artists
  • Pat Metheny The Unity Sessions
  • charliefarleyCharley Farley All I’ve Been Through
  • Feel Good! 40 Years of Life Changing Music
  • 1GN Unite
  • Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha
  • Jan Volger Tchaikovsky
  • Prince 1999
  • Drake Views
  • Chris Standring Ten
  • Brahms String Quartet, Op.51
  • Goo Goo Dolls Boxes
  • Weekend Trilogy
  • Lacuna Coil Delirium
  • Zedd True Colors
  • Fetty Wap 300
  • Snoop Dogg Coolaid
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
  • Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide To The Earth
  • Cyndi Lauper Detour
  • Pat Metheny Cuong Vu Trio Meets
  • glennmiller.jpgGlen Miller The Golden Years
  • Volbeat Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
  • Once Jamison See You Again
  • Boosie Badazz Penitentiary Chances
  • Charlie Daniels 16 Biggest Hits
  • Zakk Wylde Book of Shadows
  • Angry Birds Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Jon Pardi California Sunrise
  • Lonely Heartstring Band Deep Waters
  • Mudcrutch 2
  • Ziggy Marley Ziggy Marley
  • Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Locash The Fighters
  • Bruce Hornsby Rehab Reunion
  • Craig Morgan A Whole Lot More To Me
  • Bach Concertos Pour Clavecin Et Cordes
  • Nicolas Altstaedt Cello Concertos
  • Xiayin Wang Piano Conertos
  • Candlebox Disappearing In Airports
  • Twenty88 Twenty88


  • richandprettyAlam, Rumaan Rich and Pretty
  • Alan, Isabella Murder, Handcrafted
  • Armentrout, Jennifer The Problem With Forever
  • Bachman, Fredrik Britt-Marie Was Here
  • Berry, Flynn Under The Harrow
  • Billingham, Mark Die of Shame
  • Brown, Eleanor The Light of Paris
  • Brown, Rita Mae Tall Tail
  • Chamberlain, Diane Necessary Lies
  • Close, Jennifer The Hopefuls
  • Day, Maddie Grilled For Murder
  • D’Souza, Dinesh Hillary’s America
  • Dugoni, Robert In The Clearing
  • Fesperman, Dan The Letter Writer
  • Finder, Joseph Guilty Minds
  • Fisher, David Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies
  • Green, Jane Falling
  • Grisham, John Theodore Boone The Fugitive (juv.)
  • Grisham, John Theodore Boone The Scandal (juv.)
  • Harris, Charlaine Night Shift
  • Hechtman, Betty Dead Men Don’t Crochet
  • Hill, Joe The Fireman
  • Howard, Linda Troublemaker
  • Johnson, Craig The Highwayman
  • winterborneKleypas, Lisa Marrying Winterborne
  • Landler, Mark Alter Egos
  • Lee, Tosca Progeny
  • Levine, Laura Death By Tiara
  • Meir, Leslie Father’s Day Murder
  • Norman, Philip Paul McCartney The Life
  • Patterson, James The Games
  • Pearson, Ridley White Bone
  • Roach, Mary Grunt
  • Senft, Adina The Wounded Heart
  • Showalter, Gena The Darkest Torment
  • Steel, Danielle Magic
  • Ware, Ruth The Woman In Cabin 10
  • Weisberger, Lauren The Singles Game
  • Wendig, Chuck Star Wars:Aftermath-Life Debut
  • Wohlsdorf, Gina Security
  • Wright, Kim Last Ride To Graceland
  • Zane Vengeance

Find Time to Color! August 1, 2016

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adultcoloringSuddenly, everywhere you turn, you see coloring books, coloring pages, and coloring sheets for adults. You can find them at book stores, drug stores, and every discount store. What’s all this about?

We live in stressful times, no mistake. Technology adds to our stress. We are the first generation who must cope with these kinds of stresses. Constantly thinking on our feet, our stress is not so much adrenaline-driven, but underlying, constant, like erosion or a slow leak. Now we must deal with whether our device is going to run out of charge before we get our message sent, or a computer crash, or do we have enough bars?, not to mention driving, having to be someplace at a certain time, meeting deadlines, and so much more which, over time, can muck up our well-being.

Having said this, it makes much more sense that a low-tech, creative outlet like coloring can recharge us in an unexpected way. IDEAS.TED.com article, Why Grown-Ups Love Coloring Books Too, by Tom Roston covers our need to release some of the stress through a “meditative mental drift” which he describes as an activity “requiring minimal thought and bestows a clear sense of progress,” like mowing the lawn or weeding. This “drift” method of self-care is restorative. It allows us to dial down the buzzing in our lives, and allow us calmness though a soothing activity. Coloring is low-impact, low-cost, and creative.

He mentions that coloring may not be for everyone. Those of us who find color selection and getting the shades just right too consuming can cause its own level of stress and defeat the purpose. Art therapist Marygrace Berberian suggests something more tactile, like playing with clay, which is pretty goof-proof.

The Steele Library has free coloring sheets at the ready anytime you would like a little tranquility. Pages are located at the Steele library on a table on the second floor, right across from the elevator. We have all kinds of coloring sheets for your own state of meditative drift.

You can also check out colored pencils for use on the premises!

Caroline Poppendeck, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

Chemung County Library District: Giving Young Children the Tools to Become Successful Readers July 16, 2016

Posted by CCLD in Youth Services.
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1000books1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing program based upon evidence that the more children (ages 0 – 5) hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn and enjoy reading upon reaching Kindergarten.

The Benefits of Reading to Your Child: Research shows that children with larger vocabularies are better readers. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they mean.

Vocabulary is learned from books more than from normal conversations with adults or other children or from the TV. Children will gain Narrative & Story Telling skills that will help children better understand what they are reading. Being able to rhyme and sing will give your child a Phonological Awareness that will help them as they begin to sound out words when learning to read.

By helping your child gain Letter Awareness, knowing the names and sounds of letters, children learn how to sound out words themselves. And most importantly, Children who enjoy shared reading time, and see others around them enjoying reading will want to learn how to read.

Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the program. Listening to stories during Story Time counts towards books read, asks staff members for our Story Time hours or visit our Calendar of Events (http://ccld.lib.ny.us/). Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.

  • Register – At the Horseheads Free Library, the Big Flats Library or the Steele Memorial Library and take home your first reading log.
  • Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a circle on the reading log.
  • Show us Your Reading Logs – When you reach 100 books, bring in your reading log, and at each 100-books mark, you get a “100 books!” sticker.
  • Read More Books! When you get all the way to 1000, you’ll receive a lunch box for Kindergarten!

 For more information or to download our convenient reading logs (or use our iPhone or Android App) and our recommended reading list visit 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

 Horseheads Free Library is hosting their annual 1000 Books Before Kindergarten kickoff Storytime on Tuesday August 30th at 10:30.

Register for the program and receive your introductory bag and

first reading log, listen to stories, rhymes and make a craft.

Celebrate kids who have reached the 1000 book goal!

 How To Pick A Book Your Child Will LOVE:

Books for Infants 0-12 months:

  • Books with simple, large pictures or designs with bright colors. Images should be of familiar objects, or other babies.
  • Small, stiff Cardboard, Board Books made for small hands.
  • Washable cloth books to cuddle and mouth & Plastic/Vinyl books for bath time.

 Books for Young Toddlers 12-24 months:

  • Sturdy books they can handle and carry.
  • Books with photos of children doing familiar things like sleeping, eating or playing.
  • Books with only a few words on each page, with simple rhymes and predictable text.

Books for Toddlers 2-3 years:

  • Books that tell simple stories.
  • Books with rhymes, rhythms, and repetitions they can learn by heart.
  • Food, Animals, Vehicles and Bedtime books are favorite subjects.
  • Books about saying Hello and Goodbye.

Books for Toddlers 2-3 years:

  • Books that tell stories.
  • Books about kids who look and live like them, as well as books about kids living in different places.
  • Books about counting, ABCs, shapes or sizes.
  • Books about making friends and going to school

This program is graciously funded by the Friends of the Horseheads Free Library.

Amanda Farley
Head of Youth Services, Horseheads Free Library, CCLD

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