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, July 7 from 5 to 6 p.m.
The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. *Please note we will meet on Thursdays for July and August due to summer hours at the library.  New members are always welcome! Please contact the library for more information or to request a book. On July 7th  we will discuss All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr.   The title for the August 4th meeting will be This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. 

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, July 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Children's artwork will be on display in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of July. Join us for a family fun craft night.  We'll have several different craft projects that families can work on together.  Join us from 5:30 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.

*Pinterest Craft Club
Tuesday, July 26 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! In July we will be making Greeting Cards.  Registration is required.  

Adult Coloring
July 18 – 29 – any time we are open
Coloring books and colored pencils will be available to any adult that would like to join us for some coloring.  Sit down, relax your mind and color!   

Read It, Watch It!
Tuesday, July 5 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 July 5 we will be discussing The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks and the movie The Longest Ride starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.  *Please note the date change for the month of July* The next selection, which will be discussed on August 8, 2016, will be Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. 

Adult Summer Reading Kick Off Week  
Monday, June 27 – Saturday, July 2 
Stop in any day this week while we are open and pick up your first BINGO sheet to get started!  You can start your Summer Reading List, pick up one of our Themed Reading Lists, and even make your own stress ball.  Help Exercise Your Mind…Read! 

*Fitness with Kristin, Strength Coach
Wednesday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Kristin, who trains at both the Fitness Gap and Goldwyn & Boyland Physical Therapy, will be here to talk about fitness! She will include demonstrations.  Free day pass to the Fitness Gap to anyone who attends!  REgistration is required. 

*Silver Sneakers (YWCA)
Tuesday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Laurie Greene, YWCA Assistant Health & Fitness Director, will be here to show you how to have fun and move to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.  Hand-held weights, elastic tubing, a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.  Registration is required.  

*Fitness with Cassie (YMCA)
Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. 
Cassie, YMCA Cycling Instructor and Colin, YMCA Health & Wellness Director, will be here to talk about fitness and the different programs that the YMCA has to offer.  Attendees will receive a free YMCA pass!  Registration is required. 

*Coping with Stress – Relaxing your Mind
Monday, July 25 at 6 p.m. 
Alexandra, MSW from the Cortland County Dept. of Mental Health and Sue, LCSW from Family Counseling Services, will be here to give ideas on coping with stress and relaxing your mind including coping methods, resources, stigma reduction and a worry tree.  Registration is required. 
 

*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