Events

Each month we hold several technology classes, craft workshops, and clubs. Registration is required for events marked with *.

To Register: call 753-1043, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit the Youth Services desk!

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, May 6 from 5 to 6 p.m.
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. This month, we will discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

Beginner’s Knitting Group
Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30
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, May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The winners of the National Poetry Month Contest will be announced at 5 p.m. and a poetry reading will take place. Cortland High School students will be displaying their work in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of May. 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.

Digital Storytelling
Tuesdays, May 12, 19, & 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Melanie Arnold of Time Warner Cable’s Public Access TV Channel 2 will present this 3-part 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. The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required and limited to (6) participants. For more information, visit cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/events/digitalstorytelling.

Gardening for Butterflies
Wednesday, May 13 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Did you know that over 77 butterfly species have been seen in Cortland County? Learn how you can create a garden, large or small, that butterflies love. Claudia Hitt of Cornell Cooperative Extension will discuss which plants attract your favorite butterflies. Also learn about the life cycle of butterflies and how your gardening practices may affect their growth and survival.

Pinterest Craft Club
Wednesday, May 27 at 2 or 5 p.m.
Each month we meet to make a craft chosen from Pinterest. Follow our board on Pinterest pinterest.com/cortlandlibrary/pinterest-craft-club and bring a friend! In May, we will make Yarn or Doily bowls. Please bring some colorful yarn, a fabric doily, or twine to the session. All other supplies will be provided.

Tech Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
On select Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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/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.