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 ref@cortlandfreelibrary.org or visit the Library!

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, October 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.
On October 3 we will discuss The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. 

*Cookbook Book Club
Tuesday, October 23 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Make and taste a pumpkin recipe at home before the meeting.  Bring your recipe for us to make copies to share and come prepared to discuss your cooking experience.  Registration is required. 

Social Knitting Group
Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The group is open to all levels of knitters (ages 12 and up) for an evening of social knitting. Bring your own yarn & needles or borrow ours for the session. The group meets every Monday evening at 6 p.m. . 

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, October 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
We will have art on display from the Cultural Council of Cortland County Regional Juried Photography Exhibit in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of October.  Awards will be presented for the winning entries at 5:45 p.m. In addition to enjoying the photography, starting at 6 p.m. visitors will be treated to the lyrical music of harpist Lisa Fenwick.  Refreshments will also be provided.  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.    

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, October 30 at 2 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!   This month we will be making pumpkin pie garland.  Please bring one square of orange and one square of tan felt.  Registration is required.   Open to ages 12 & up.  

Chess Club
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 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, October 8 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 October 8 we will be discussing The Circle by Dave Eggers and the corresponding movie starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.   

Fall Clean Up
Saturday, October 13 at 10 a.m (rain date is Saturday, October 20) 
Come help the Friends of the Library with a Fall Clean Up.  Inside and outside work to be done.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Board meetings are open to the public.  Please contact the Library at least 1 week in advance to request privilege of the floor.  

Friends of Library Meeting
Wednesday, October 24 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/.  

Halloween Crafternoon
Friday, October 19 at 2 p.m.
Come have a fun afternoon making a Halloween craft!  Registration is required.  Open to ages 12 & up. 

Author Visit:  Shannon Rae Noble
Monday, October 29 at 6 p.m.
 Enjoy a book talk with local author of The Uneasy Series – Blood and Bone: A Smattering of Unease and The Shady Side: Shortcut to Uneasy Street.  Shannon's books are sure to bring out the Halloween spirit! 

*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