Events

Each month we hold several technology classes, craft workshops, and clubs. Registration is required for events marked with *.

To Register: call 753-1043, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit the Youth Services desk!

3D Printing Demo
Saturday, July 18 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
View a 3D printer in action! Amanda Sharpsteen will discuss what 3D printers can and can't do, and how they're helping shape the future of science, technology, engineering, and art. Sharpsteen will answer any questions you may have about the 3D printing process. Registration not required.

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, July 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.
The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month. New members are always welcome! Please contact the library for more information or to request a book. This month, we will discuss Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.

Be a Hero for Your Health
Thursday, July 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Otto Janke of Janke Family Chiropractic will discuss his book, “You Were Born to Be Healthy.” “Dr. Otto Janke takes a close look at our health and shows what can be done to improve the situation. In this guide, Janke shares the idea that good health is attainable for all-that we were born with the capacity for being healthy.”  Registration is required.

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.

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, July 10 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Eileen Arnold will be displaying her artwork in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of July. Meet the artist from 5:30 to 8 p.m. On the First Friday of each month 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.

Digital Storytelling
Thursdays, July 16, 23, & 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Melanie Arnold of Time Warner Cable’s Public Access TV Channel 2 will present this 3-part workshop. You will create a visual short story using your photos and audio recordings and, using a simple editing software program, create a story based on the poem, “Where I’m From” by author George Ella Lyon. The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required and limited to (6) participants. For more information, visit cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/events/digitalstorytelling.

Escape the Ordinary: Online Cooking Resources
Wednesday, July 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Tracy Altieri will show you how to best utilize library and online resources to expand your meal-planning, recipe-selection, and food organization. Regardless of your cooking needs, the library and the internet have a wealth of information available to you. Registration is required.

Find Your Family Heroes: Ancestry.com Demo
Monday, July 20 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Amy Spadolini will present a live demonstration of the genealogy and family history website, Ancestry.com. Learn how to subscribe to the website, search for family members, and build a family tree. Registration is required