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 cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or stop in!

3D Printing Demo
Saturday, August 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.
View a 3D printer in action! Amanda Sharpsteen will discuss what 3D printers can and cannot do, and how they are helping shape the future of science, technology, engineering, and art. Sharpsteen will answer any questions you may have about the 3D printing process.

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, August 6 from 5 to 6 p.m.
This month, we will meet to discuss “Bill Warrington's Last Chance” by James King. 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.

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.

Book Sale at Cortland Arts & Wine Festival
Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at Courthouse Park between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fiction and non-fiction books for sale – many books under $1! Includes adult and children’s books. 

*The Children's Home Connection
Tuesday, July 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Helen De Haan, a resident of the Children’s Home in Cortland for five years, will present a program on the Memory Notebook she compiled for the second reunion of former residents in July 2013. Closed in 1958, The Children's Home was operated by the King's Daughters on Port Watson Street in Cortland, NY.  De Haan will explain the "hows and whys" she came to compile the notebook, which includes Clarence and Hazel Banner as Superintendents, memories of former residents, obituaries, and the Home’s 52-year history. Personal experiences prior to living at the Home and life following the Home will conclude the program. Q & A to follow. 

Cortland First Fridays Art Exhibit
Friday, August 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Christa Boice’s artwork will be on display for the month of August. Visit the library to view an art exhibit and meet the artist on the first Friday of each month. This event is part of the Cultural Council of Cortland County’s First Fridays art events. Visit cortlandfirstfridays.org for more information.

*Digital Storytelling Workshop
Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In conjunction with Melanie Arnold of Time Warner Cable’s Public Access TV Channel 2. In this 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. This 4-part workshop will be held Mondays starting August 4, 6 to 8 p.m. The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required and limited to (8) participants. For more information, visit cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/events/digitalstorytelling

*Edible Wilds & Flowers Workshop
Wednesday, August 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Claudia Hitt, Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, will discuss edible wilds and flowers that are available in and around the Cortland area. Samples will be provided! 

Pinterest Craft Club
Wednesday, August 27 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Each month we meet to make a craft chosen from Pinterest. Follow our board on Pinterest and bring a friend! This month we try quilling! Supplies will be provided.

*Tech Time
Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m.
Technology assistance is available by appointment only. Contact the library to register. We have expanded our help to include: eReaders & eBooks, basic iPad/iPhone, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, basic computer skills, basic Internet, digital photos, social networking, and job/resume help. When you sign up for a one-hour time-slot, please include the topic you would like to focus on during your appointment.