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 7 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 7 we will discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.   There will be no meeting in January.  

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 at 6:30 p.m. 

Used Book Sale
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 1, 2 and 3 when the Library is open

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Cortland Art League will be displaying his artwork 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.  Join us in welcoming the McCarthy Family December 2 as they provide musical entertainment during our Art Event.  

Food for Fines 
December 1 – 30
Bring in any unexpired, undamaged, nonperishable item and have 10 cents per item waived from your overdue fines. No credits will be given. All items will be donated to the local Food Pantry.

Writers Group
Thursday, December 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. 
Open to all levels of writers – including those who are new to writing and would like to learn more.  The group meets on the 3rd Thursday evening of the month starting at 6 p.m. 

CFL Craft Club
 
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 not have a craft club meeting in December.  Come instead the week of December 19th, anytime during open Library hours to make your own felt Christmas ornament.  Supplies and directions will be provided.    

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, December 12th 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 December 12th we will be discussing Skipping Christmas by John Grisham and the corresponding movie Christmas With the Kranks.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.  On January 9th we will discuss American Sniper, Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle and the corresponding movie American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper.  

Board of Trustees meeting
Wednesday, December 14 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.  

*Christmas Swags
Wednesday, December 7 at 6 p.m. 
Claudia Hitt from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be here on Wednesday, December 7 at 6 p.m., to help you make your own Pine Christmas Swag.  Registration is required.  

*Tech Time
On select Tuesdays, 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