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
Thursday, August 3 from 5 to 6 p.m.
The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month (1st Thursdays during the summer) at 5 p.m.
New members are always welcome! Please contact the library for more information or to request a book. On August 3 we will discuss Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. 
 The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 6 at 5 p.m.  

Beginner’s Knitting Group
Thursdays from 6 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 p.m. . 

Cortland First Friday Art Event 
Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Artwork from Steve Marstall will be on display in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of August.  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.    

Sidewalk Chalk Exploration
Thursday, August 3 at 11:30 a.m. for Preschoolers to age 12 and their caregivers
Thursday, August 3 at 5:30 p.m. for Teens
Friday, August 4 at 5:30 for Adults

Join our Library Director for an hour of sidewalk chalking.  Explore your creativity, or imitate a masterpiece.  This program is being held to prepare our patrons for the Cortland Arts and Wine Festival Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest held on August 5 at 11 a.m. Come to the library to prepare and practice!

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, August 29 at 2 or 4 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 duct tape trash bags for your car.  Limited supply of plain duct tape will be available.  Please bring your own if you can.  Registration is required.    

Chess Club
Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  * for July and August we will meet Thursdays at 6 p.m.* 
An all ages chess club for beginners and experts.  Meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Beginners will get a lesson on the basics of chess and experts will meet and play. 

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, August 14 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 August 14th we will be discussing Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and the corresponding movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close starring Tom Hanks and Sanddra Bullock.  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 will be September 11.  

Healthy Neighborhoods Program
Tuesday, August 8 at 2 p.m.
How healthy is your home?  Nicole from Cortland County Health Department's Healthy Neighborhoods Program will be at the Library to offer different ideas on having a healthy home, and talk about Healthy Home Assessments that are offered by the Health Department.  

Marc Black, Music Performance
Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Sing Along to the History of the1950’s and 60’s through Popular Song.Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades.  You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind; by artists ranging from Gene Autry to George Harrison.  In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time.  Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967… ‘Happy’ by the ‘Blades of Grass’

Board of Trustees Meeting
There will be no Board Meetings in July or August.  The next meeting is September 20. 
Open to the public.  Please contact the Library Director at least 1 week in advance to request privilege of the floor.  

Friends of Library Meeting
Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Love your Library?  Join the Friends of Cortland Free Library! Find more information about the Friends group at http://cortlandfreelibrary.org/support-the-cortland-free-library/friends-of-the-cortland-free-library/

*Tech Time
On select Tuesdays and Wednesdays,  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