Each month we hold several technology classes, craft workshops, and clubs. Registration is required for events marked with *.
To Register: call 753-1042, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Library!
Adult Book Club
Wednesday, March 8 from 5 to 6 p.m.
The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month (1st Thursdays during the summer) at 5 p.m. *We will meet on the 2nd Wednesday in March* New members are always welcome! Please contact the library for more information or to request a book. On March 1 we will discuss Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.
Beginner’s Knitting Group
Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The group is open to all levels of knitters (ages 12 and up) – including those who would like to learn how to knit. Bring your own yarn & needles or borrow ours for the session. The group meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Come see the winners of the Community Arts Challenge! Artwork from the Community Arts Challenge will be on display in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of March. Join us from 5:00 to 8 p.m. on the First Friday of each month when the library joins the Cultural Council of Cortland County to celebrate the arts in our community with extended hours and an artist meet and greet.
Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Open to all levels of writers – including those who are new to writing and would like to learn more. The group meets on the 3rd Thursday evening of the month starting at 6 p.m.
CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, February 28 at 2 or 5 p.m.
Each month we meet to make a craft chosen from Pinterest. Follow our board on Pinterest at pinterest.com/cortlandlibrary/pinterest-craft-club and bring a friend! We will be making a St. Patrick's Day Wreath. Please bring one foam wreath with you. Registration is required.
Any time the library is open
Coloring books and colored pencils will be available at the adult circulation desk for any adult that would like to join us for some coloring. Sit down, relax your mind and color!
Read It, Watch It!
Monday, March 13 at 5 p.m
Read the book, then watch the movie at home. Meet and discuss them both with the group. To make it even easier, if you are not able to make it to the discussion you can join our Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/Cortland-Free-Library-Read-It-Watch-It-1670501636522882/ and give your opinion of both on there. On March 13th we will be discussing One Day by David Nicholls and the corresponding movie One Day starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk. This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. The next meeting is April 10th and we will discuss Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis and the corresponding movie Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Quinton Aaron.
Board of Trustees meeting
Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Open to the public. Please contact the Library Director at least 1 week in advance to request privilege of the floor.
Friends of Library Meeting
Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us to help get our Friend's group off the ground!
Nature Buffs Book Club
Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. **No meeting in March**
Meet and discuss Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: the Basics
Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m.
This program discusses the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and goes through the different stages of the disease, explains the importance of clinical trials and gives an overview of the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. Registration is encouraged. Call 607-289-4098 ext.100 to sign up.
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be here to help with taxes by appointment. Please call 1-877-211-8667 to schedule an appointment or visit cortlandfreetaxes.org for more information.
Chess Club for All Ages
Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Beginners and Experts welcome! Join Anton Ninno of Syracuse Chess to learn about the history of chess, a 1,550 year old game. Beginners will get a lesson in the basics of chess and experts will meet and play.
Library Advocacy Day
Wednesday, March 1
Join us when we meet with our legislators in Albany. Free transportation is provided by the Finger Lakes Library System but you must sign up by February 24 at http://tinyurl.com/LibAdvocate. If you can't make it please share your thoughts on a postcard (available at the library).
On select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, technology assistance is available by appointment only. Contact the library to register. We can help you with eReaders & eBooks, basic iPad/iPhone, Microsoft Word/Excel, basic computer skills, basic Internet, digital photos, and soical networking. *Registration required