Events

Each month we hold several technology classes, craft workshops, and clubs. Registration is required for events marked with *.To Register: call 753-1042, email ref@cortlandfreelibrary.org or visit the Library!

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, December 5 from 5 to 6 p.m.
The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. New members are always welcome! Please contact the library for more information or to request a book.
On December 5 we will discuss The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. The January selection will be Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. 

*Cookbook Book Club
Tuesday, December 11 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Cooie Exchange! Make and taste an cookie recipe at home before the meeting.  Please bring one dozen cookies with you to share! Bring your recipe for us to make copies to share and come prepared to discuss your cooking experience.  Leave with new cookie recipes to try and a dozen cookies!  Registration is required. 

Social Knitting Group
Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The group is open to all levels of knitters (ages 12 and up) for an evening of social knitting. Bring your own yarn & needles or borrow ours for the session. The group meets every Monday evening at 6 p.m. . 

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, December 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
We will have art on display from David Beale and guests the library’s art gallery throughout the month of December. Come meet some ot the artists, browse the artwork while enjoying refreshments and the music of the Whitechapel Bell Ringers.  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.  

 Author Visit with Lisa Belknap
Tuesday, December 11 at 3 p.m. 
Enjoy a book talk with local author of two poetry books:  Seasons of Love and Unto Us: A Christmas Poetry Book.  Lisa's poetry is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. 

*Essential Oils 101
Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. 
An introduction to doTERRA essential oils.  Learn about their safety and uses. 

*Essential Oils Make & Take 
Saturday, December 15 at 1 p.m. 
Lean to make DIY products with doTERRA essential oils.  Registration is required. Space is limited. 

*Cocoa, Cookies & Christmas Trivia
Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
Join us for warm cocoa, sweet cookies and fun Hoilday trivia.  Registration is required.  Open to ages 12 & up.  

*Holiday Crafternoon
Friday, December 21 at 2 p.m. 
Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting.  Registration is required.  Open to ages 12 & up .

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, November 27 at 2 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!   This month we will be making advent calenars.  Please bring 12 clip clothespins.  Registration is required.   Open to ages 12 & up.  

Chess Club
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   
An all ages chess club for beginners and experts.  Meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Beginners will get a lesson on the basics of chess and experts will meet and play. 

Adult Coloring
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, December 10 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 December 10 we will be discussing Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt and the corresponding movie starring Emily Watson.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. The January selection is Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber. 

Book Sale
Friday, December 7  – 9:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 8 – 9:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m  
Come visit the Friends of the Library Book Sale! Enjoy the First Friday Art Exhibit Friday evening with music by the Whitechapel Bell Ringers, on Saturday enjoy music by harpist, Lisa Craig Fenwick. Also on Saturday, kids can visit with Santa! 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Board meetings are open to the public.  Please contact the Library at least 1 week in advance to request privilege of the floor.  

Friends of Library Meeting
Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Love your Library?  Join the Friends of Cortland Free Library! Find more information about the Friends group at http://cortlandfreelibrary.org/support-the-cortland-free-library/friends-of-the-cortland-free-library/.  

*Tech Time
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