Events

Each month we hold several technology classes, craft workshops, and clubs. Registration is required for events marked with *.

To Register: call 753-1043, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit the Youth Services desk!

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, April 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.
The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month. New members are always welcome! Please contact the library for more information or to request a book. This month, we will discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

Beginner’s Knitting Group
Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30
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.

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, April 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The Cultural Council of Cortland County will be displaying their artwork in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of April. Meet the artists on Friday, April 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. On the First Friday of each month 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.

Digital Storytelling 3-Part Workshop
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, and 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Melanie Arnold of Time Warner Cable’s Public Access TV Channel 2 will present this 3-part workshop. You will create a visual short story using your photos and audio recordings and, using a simple editing software program, create a story based on the poem, “Where I’m From” by author George Ella Lyon. The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required and limited to (6) participants. For more information, visit cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/events/digitalstorytelling.

National Poetry Month Contest
April 1 to 24
April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, we're having a Poetry Contest! Submit an original poem by Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. There will be 2 categories: Adults (Ages 19+) and Teens (Ages 13-18). Each winner will receive a gift card, have their poem featured on the library website, and a framed copy will be on display at the library. Judging will take place between April 24 and April 30. The winner will be announced Friday, May 1 at 5 p.m. Good luck and have fun! For rules, regulations, and the Release Form, please visit: cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/poetrycontest.

Pinterest Craft Club
Wednesday, April 22 at 2 or 5 p.m.
Each month we meet to make a craft chosen from Pinterest. Follow our board on Pinterest pinterest.com/cortlandlibrary/pinterest-craft-club and bring a friend! In April, we will try glass etching. Please bring a glass item to etch!

Tech Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
On select Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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/PowerPoint, basic computer skills, basic Internet, digital photos, social networking, and job/resume help. When you sign up for a one-hour time-slot, please include the topic you would like to focus on during your appointment.

The Masked Poet: Poetry Workshop
Tuesday, April 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
We are all poets under the everyday features of our lives. Lynn Olcott and Ruth O’Lill, authors of Songs to Sisters: A Celebration of Being Woman, will lead a poetry workshop that will help you discover your inner poet. There will be several writing activities that will help improve your poetry skills. All poems created during the workshop WILL be eligible for the National Poetry Month Contest!