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!

Book Buzz Book Club
Wednesday, February 6 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 February 6 we will discuss Every Note Played by Lisa Genova.

History Buffs' Book Club
Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy history?  Join us to discuss the Russian Revolution!  Discussion will be led by Dr. Evan Faulkenbury. 

*Taste &Tell (Cookbook Book Club)
Tuesday, February 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Theme: Something RED! Make and taste a recipe that contains a RED ingredient at home before the meeting.  Bring your recipe for us to make copies to share and come prepared to discuss your cooking experience.  Leave with new recipes to try!  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, February 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
We will have art on display from Laura Seib and Karen Atkins in the librarry’s art gallery throughout the month of February. Come browse the artwork!  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.  

 Mid-Morning Page Turners
Wednesday, February 6 at 11 a.m. 
A NEW adult morning book club! Come prepared to discuss a book that you are currently reading or have recently enjoyed.  First selection will be chosen at this meeting. 

*Essential Oils 101
Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m. 
An introduction to doTERRA essential oils.  Learn about their safety and uses. 

Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for an information and planning meeting to set up a new D&D game in Cortland.  Whether you're a new player or an old grognard, you are welcome to play! Open to ages 18 & up.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY  

VITA
Tuesday, February 5 and 19, 4:30 -7:30 p.m.  
Was your 2018 income less than $55,000? Do you qualify for the Earned Income credit? If you meet either of these qualifications, IRS Certified Tax preparers in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will prepare your taxes for free.  Please call 1-877-211-8667 to schedule your appointment or visit cortlandfreetaxes.org for more information. 

 Dr. William Y. Shang presents the FIRST Program
Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. 
Dr. William Y. Shang, MD is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, with additional board certification in pathology.  He is the author of the FIRST Program: Fighting Insulin Resistance with Strength Training. Dr. Shang will discuss the "how" and "why" of exercise and share some specific training tips to combat sarcopenia, the muscle loss associated with aging. Sarcopenia is strongly correlated with osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and dementia. 

Make & Take Bird Feeders
Friday, February 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month by stopping by the library and making a feeder for your feathered friends. Tips and tricks to attract birds to your yard will also be available. Materials will be available in the Main Reading room while supplies last. 

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, February 26 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 St. Patrick's Day centerpieces.  Please bring one quart size mason  jar with you.  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, February 11 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 February 11 we will be discussing The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and the corresponding movie starring Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. The March selection is A Time to Kill written by John Grisham and the movie starring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, February 13 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, February 27 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