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, September 7 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 September 7 we will discuss Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.   The title for the October 5th meeting will be The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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, September 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
To celebrate the end of the LIbrary's current restoration projects, we will be hosting a showcase for the month of September.  Artists who have previously shown artwork in the last year will be on display in our Art Gallery. 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.

Open House
Friday, September 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
To celebrate the end of the Library's current restoration projects, we will be hosting a showcase for the month of September.  Artists who have previously shown artwork in the last year will be on display in our Art Gallery.  The Flute Quartet "Expressivo" will be performing at 6:15 p.m. Come see what Cortland Free Library is all about!

CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, September 27 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 September we will be making Scrubbing Pad Pumpkins.  Registration is required.  Please bring one copper scrubbing pad with you.  

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, September 12 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 September 12 we will be discussing White Oleander by Janet Fitch and the corresponding movie.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.  On October 10 we will discuss Forrest Gump by Winston Groom and the corresponding movie starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field and Robin Wright.  

Board of Trustees meeting
Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. 
Open to the public.  Please contact the Library Director at least 1 week in advance to request privilege of the floor.  

*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