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, April 4 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 April 4 we will discuss The Women in the Castle  by Jessica Shattuck. Our next selection will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. 

Nature Buffs Book Club
Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet and discuss The Big Thirst:  The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.  Copies of the book are available to pick up at either circulation desk. 

Beginner’s Knitting Group
Thursdays from 6 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 p.m. . 

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Alisha Guerrette will have an art show "A Privileged Witness:  The Art of Observation" on display in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of April.  An artist talk will begin at 6:15 p.m. 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.    

Poetry Reading
Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m.
Poet and educator, Nancy Dafoe will be here for a poetry reading.  Get some inspiration and enter our poetry contest. 

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, April 24 at 2 or 4 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 Pringles can Fireworks.  Please bring supplies for the fireworks on top of the can.  Registration is required.    

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, April 9 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 April 9 we will be discussing One for the Money by Janet Evanovich and the corresponding movie starring Katherine Heigl and Jason O'Mara.  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 selection will be The Constant Gardener by John le Carre and the corresponding movie starring Ralph Fiennes.  This will be discussed on May 14 at 5 p.m. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, April 18 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, April 25 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/.  

Individual Resume, Cover Letter and Job Application Assistnace
Monday, April 15 at 6 or 6:30 p.m.
Assistance will be available at the library by appointment only.  Monday doesn't work for you?  Send an email to ref@cortlandfreelibrary.org and request assistance at another time.  

VITA Program
Tuesdays, April 3 and 10 from 4:30 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. 
Was your 2017 income less than $54,000?  Do you qualify for the Earned Income Credit?  If you meet either of these qualifications, IRS Certified Tax Preparers in the VITA program will prepare your taxes for free!  Please call 1-877-211-8667 to schedule your appointment or visit cortlandfreetaxes.org for more information.  

*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