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 stop in!

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, July 2 from 5 to 6 p.m.
This month, we will meet to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. 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.

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.

*Blogging for Beginners
Thursday, July 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
This class is geared towards those who want to start a blog or are in the early stages of blogging. We will discuss how to set up a blog, choose a hosting site, what it takes to be a blogger, and how to promote your blog. We will be looking at original WordPress blogs, the Cortland Free Library Teens blog, and big popular blogs as examples.    

*The Children's Home Connection
Tuesday, July 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Helen De Haan, a resident of the Children’s Home in Cortland for five years, will present a program on the Memory Notebook she compiled for the second reunion of former residents in July 2013. Closed in 1958, The Children's Home was operated by the King's Daughters on Port Watson Street in Cortland, NY.  De Haan will explain the "hows and whys" she came to compile the notebook, which includes Clarence and Hazel Banner as Superintendents, memories of former residents, obituaries, and the Home’s 52-year history. Personal experiences prior to living at the Home and life following the Home will conclude the program. Q & A to follow. 

Cortland First Fridays
Friday, July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Visit the library to view an exhibit of art work on the first Friday of each month. This event is part of the Cultural Council of Cortland County’s Cortland First Fridays art events. Visit cortlandfirstfridays.org for more information.

Pinterest Craft Club
Wednesday, July 23 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Each month we meet to make a craft chosen from Pinterest. Follow our board on Pinterest and bring a friend! This month we will make friendship bracelets! Supplies will be provided.

*Tech Time
Wednesdays & Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Technology assistance is available by appointment only. Contact the library to register. We have expanded our help to include: 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.