Each month we hold several technology classes, craft workshops, and clubs. Registration is required for events marked with *.
To Register: call 753-1042, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Library!
Adult Book Club
Wednesday, November 2 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 November 2 we will discuss Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. The title for the December 7th meeting will be Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
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, November 4th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Harvey Cohen will be displaying his artwork in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of November. 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.
Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Open to all levels of writers – including those who are new to writing and would like to learn more. The group meets on the 3rd Thursday evening of the month starting at 6 p.m.
CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, October 25 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 October we will be making Book Page Leaves / Fall Garland. Registration is required. Please bring 6-8 antique or regular clothespins with you.
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!
Tuesday, November 15th 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 November 15th we will be discussing Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 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 *please note – November's meeting is changed – for this month only. On December 12 we will discuss Skipping Christmas by John Grisham and the corresponding movie (Christmas With the Kranks) starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Board of Trustees meeting
Wednesday, October 19 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.
Short Video Workshop
Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m.
Reel CNY: A Festival of Shorts is seeking filmmakers! There are youth and adult categories and prizes. On Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m., Steve Marstall, Cortland Free Library's IT Specialist and SUNY Cortland MAC Services Specialist and Ricardo Nelson, SUNY Cortland Media Services Specialist, will be offering a Short Video Workshop to teach you how to make your own short video. Application forms to submit your video are available online or here at Cortland Free Library.
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