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 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 O Pioneers!  by Willa Cather.  Our next selection will be Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. 

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, December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Cortland Historical Society will have art on display in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of December.  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.    

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, November 28 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!   We will be making Pinecone Christmas Trees.  Limited supply of pinecones, 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, November13 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 November 13 we will be discussing Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick and the corresponding movie Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.  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 meeting will be December 11 and A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd will be discussed.  

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, December 20 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, December 13 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, November 20 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.  

Disney Trivia Night
Thursday, November 16 at  6 p.m.
Do you know your Disney?  Join us for Disney Trivia Night where we'll be testing our knowledge of Disney characters, movies, and songs!  This event is open to all ages and families!  Participants can play on their own or form a team.  The team or person with the highest score will win a prize.  Snacks will be provided.  Registration is encouraged. 

 Identity Fraud Seminar
Thursday, November 30 at  6 p.m.
AmeriCU Credit Union will present a 60 minute seminar on Identity Fraud.  The presentation will include conversations on what is identity fraud, best practices to protect personal information, restoration actions for victims to consider and a Q & A session to wrap up. 

*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