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 1 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 1 we will discuss the biographies, autobiographies or memoirs that you chose to read.  

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. 

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, February 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
SUNY Cortland will have art displayed in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of February.  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.  

Writers Group
Thursday, February 16 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
Tuesday, January 31 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!   We will be making a Valentine Centerpiece.  Please bring one pint size mason jar with you.  Registration is required.    

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 13 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 13th we will be discussing Room by Emma Donoghue and the corresponding movie Room starring Brie Larson.  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 is March 13th we will discuss One Day by  David Nicholls and the corresponding movie One Day.  

Board of Trustees meeting
Wednesday, January 18 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 Informational Meeting
Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an Informational Meeting to get our Friends of the Library group off the ground. 

Nature Buffs Book Club 
Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. 
Meet and discuss Botany of Desire:  a plant's-eye view of the world by Michael Pollan. With fascinating anecdotes and accessible science, the author tells the story of the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato, and shows how people and these domesticated plants have formed a mutually beneficial relationship. 

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease:  the Basics
Tuesday, February 7 at 2 p.m. 
This program discusses the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and goes through the different stages of the disease, explains the importance of clinical trials and gives an overview of the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. 

*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