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April Events for Adults at Steele Memorial Library April 9, 2015

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An Evening at 221B Baker StreetThere is plenty to do at Steele Memorial Library this month for adults!

Three more fitness classes will be hosted at the library in the coming weeks. Instructors from Ultimate Fit Chick in Elmira will teach Dance Party on April 11th, Yoga on April 18th, and Piloxing on April 25th. All classes are on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am; call 733-9173 to register.

Join us during National Library Week on April 14th for an informative presentation on The Challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease in our Aging Society, presented by Dr. Mark Mapstone via videoconference at Steele Memorial Library from 5:30-6:30pm.  At 6:30pm on the 14th we are happy to present An Evening at 221B Baker Street, a lively mix of stories and facts on detection fiction’s most beloved literary character, Sherlock Holmes. On April 17th at 6:30pm, join us after hours for “So bad, it’s good!” Movie Night. This month we are showing MST3K’s The Pumaman (heckling encouraged!). Also during National Library Week, make sure to check something out at any of the CCLD libraries between Monday, April 13th and Saturday, April 18th, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire.

Later this month, we will be offering several computer classes in our Technology Training Lab: Introduction to iPad & iPhone (4/21 at 1pm), Beginning Internet (4/22 at 1pm), and Ancestry.com (4/28 at 6pm); call 733-9175 to register.

We hope to see you at the library! For more information about these and other programs going on at CCLD libraries this month, check out our online events calendar: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/calendar.htm.

Downton Abbey – Loved By Many December 9, 2013

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Downton AbbeyI recently realized that the copies of Downton Abbey owned by the West Elmira Library have a combined circulation of nearly 250.  And although season 1 has been available since February, 2012, all three seasons are still being checked out.  So we asked patrons what it is, specifically, about Downton Abbey that has them eagerly waiting for season 4.  These are some of the responses we received:

Anna-“It is so well written and I love the development of the personalities.”

John-“The multiple characters and their challenges captivated my interest.  Each episode ended with me wanting to know what will happen.”

Kathleen-“Historical fiction helps us understand the past and appreciate our current lives.”

Nancy-“The attention to detail and the intelligent dialogue-it is a delight to become wrapped up in the characters and events.”

Dianne-“Excellent acting!  Many times you can tell what the characters are thinking and feeling by the look on their face.  No laugh machines needed here.”

Sarah-“It makes Britain in the time period seem less stuffy and more interesting.”

Walt-“Excellent acting and effects work to transport you to another time and period to experience the drama.”

Mary-“I love the setting and the go between the staff and family.”

Doreen-“The scenery is spectacular and the costumes are amazing!”

Amanda-“I enjoy that time period and the changes taking place in the world. “

So there you have it!  Downton Abbey- loved by many.  To prepare for the release of season 4, West Elmira Library is having a tea.  We will be showing the last episode of Season 3 while enjoying a light lunch with tea on Thursday, December 12th from 11:30 to 1:30.  We are asking that you let us know if you plan to attend.  Period dress encouraged!

Dianne Patchett
Branch Manager
West Elmira Library

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