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, February 3 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. In February we will discuss any book by Anne Perry.   

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, February 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Tim Davis will be displaying his artwork in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of February. Meet the artists 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.

SNAP Education
Mondays, February 1, 8, and 22  from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Anna Kortright from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be available.  She will share ideas to "Build Skills for Healthier Eating". 

*SNAP Education "My Plate" Class
Monday, February 29 at 5:00 p.m
Participants will learn about MyPlate, which replaced the Food Pyramid.  Anna Kortright will discuss healthy eating, participants will play a game to practice guessing serving sizes, and sample a healthy recipe.  Participants will receive a cutting board. Please stop in or call the library to register.  

Pinterest Craft Club
Tuesday, February 23, 2015 at 2 or 5 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! In February we will be making Yarn Letter Magnets.  Registration is not required.  

*Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Tuesdays in February from 3:00  to 8:00 p.m. 
Was your 2015 income less than $53,000?  Do you qualify for the Earned Income Credit?  If you meet either of these qualifications, IRS Certified tax preparers in the VITA program will prepare your taxes for free!  The program will be held on Tuesdays from 3 to 8 p.m. at Cortland Free Library, beginning January 26.  Call 877-211-8667 to make an appointment!  Visit www.cortlandfreetaxes.org for more information.  

Read It, Watch It!
Join us for our first Adult Read It, Watch It!  It is simple to join!  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.  For the month of January we will be reading the Shawshank Redemption a short story in the book Different Seasons by Stephen King and watching the movie The Shawshank Redemption.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.  We will meet and discuss this selection on Monday, February 8th at 5 p.m. 

*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