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, March 4 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 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. 

American Red Cross Citizen Preparedness Training
Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Learn how to prepare, respond and recover from natural and man-made disasters with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps training program.

*Arm Knitting: Infinity Scarf
Tuesday, March 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to create an infinity scarf using only your arms and yarn. Please bring 2 skeins of chunky yarn (size 5 or 6). The chunkier yarn works best! 

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, March 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Cecile Lippitt & Katelyn Vogel will be displaying their artwork in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of March. Meet the artists on Friday, March 6 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 3-Part Workshop
Mondays, March 16, 23, & 30 from 5 to 7 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 (8) participants. For more information, visit cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/events/digitalstorytelling

Cortland VITA Free Tax Prep
Thursdays, March 5 & 12 from 2:30 to 8 p.m.
Free Tax Preparation at the Cortland Free Library. Was your 2014 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 at the library on Thursdays March 5 & 12 from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Visit cortlandfreetaxes.org for more information or call 745-2114 to make an appointment.

Pinterest Craft Club
Wednesday, March 25 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 March, we will make Spring Coffee Filter wreaths. Most supplies will be provided, please bring ribbon and décor for your wreath!

*Tech Time
Tuesdays & 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.

*Windows 8 & 8.1 Demo
Monday, March 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
View a live demonstration of Microsoft’s newest operating system. Bring your Windows 8 laptop or tablet and any questions you may have. Includes Windows 8.1 updates.