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
Wednesday, May 4 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 May 4th we will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.   The title for the June 1st meeting will be The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. 

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, May 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Cortland Junior Senior High School Students will be displaying their artwork in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of May. Meet the artists 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.

SNAP Education
Mondays, May 2, 9, and 16  from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Anna Kortright from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be available.  She will share ideas to "Build Skills for Healthier Eating". 

*SNAP Education "My Plate" Class
Monday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m
Participants will learn about MyPlate, which replaced the Food Pyramid.  Anna Kortright will discuss how to grocery shop on a budget. Please stop in or call the library to register.  

*Pinterest Craft Club
Tuesday, May 31 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 May we will be making doily/yarn bowls.  Registration is required.  

Adult Coloring
Tuesday, May 31 at 2 or 5 p.m
Coloring books and colored pencils will be available to any adult that would like to join us for some coloring.  This will take place in conjunction with the Pinterest Craft Club.  

*Coffee Mania Visit
Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m
Coffee Mania will be here to provide free non-espresso coffee.  Please come have a cup of coffee and see all that the library has to offer.  As with all of our events, this is free and open to the public, however signing up is encouraged. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, May 25 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. 

Read It, Watch It!
Monday, May 9 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 May 9 we will be discussing Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin and the movie Something Borrowed starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.  The next selection is Wild by Cheryl Strayed and the movie starring Reese Witherspoon.  This will be discussed on June 13th.    

*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