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 ref@cortlandfreelibrary.org or visit the Library!

Book Buzz Book Club
Wednesday, June 5 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 June 5 we will discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.  

History Buffs' Book Club
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy history?  Join us to discuss Irish History and the Troubles!  Discussion will be led by Dr. Evan Faulkenbury. 

*Taste &Tell (Cookbook Book Club)
Tuesday, May 21 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Theme: COOKOUT FOODS! Make and taste a recipe a Cookout Food recipe at home before the meeting.  Bring your recipe for us to make copies to share and come prepared to discuss your cooking experience.  Leave with new recipes to try!  Registration is required. 

Social Knitting Group
Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The group is open to all levels of knitters (ages 12 and up) for an evening of social knitting. Bring your own yarn & needles or borrow ours for the session. The group meets every Monday evening at 6 p.m. . 

Cortland First Friday Art Event
Friday, May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Works from Selected Students of Cortland Enlarged School District will be on display in the librarry’s art gallery throughout the month of May. Come browse the artwork!  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.      

*Essential Oils 101
Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. 
An introduction to doTERRA essential oils.  Learn about their safety and uses. 

Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Join us to set up a new D&D game in Cortland.  Whether you're a new player or an old grognard, you are welcome to play! Open to ages 18 & up.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY  

Backyard Beekeeping
Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m.  
Scott from Entomos Apiaries will be at the library to cover essential information an individual needs to know to become a beekeeper.   

Steps to Resilience
Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. 
Alex, MSW, Regional Mobile Crisis Director for Oswego, Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga and Cortland will be here to present Mental Health Services in Cortland County including mobile crisis through Liberty resources.   

Catalog Help
Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Stop in to receive training on how to use our catalog!  Learn how to find books in the library, access your account, and place holds. 

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, May 28 at 2 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!    Registration is required.   Open to ages 12 & up.  

Chess Club
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   
An all ages chess club for beginners and experts.  Meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Beginners will get a lesson on the basics of chess and experts will meet and play. 

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, May 13 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 13 we will be discussing This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper and the corresponding movie starring Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Tina Fey.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. The June selection is The Fault in Our Stars written by John Green and the movie starring Shailene Woodley and Answel Elgort. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Board meetings are open to the public.  Please contact the Library at least 1 week in advance to request privilege of the floor.  

Friends of Library Meeting
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Love your Library?  Join the Friends of Cortland Free Library! Find more information about the Friends group at http://cortlandfreelibrary.org/support-the-cortland-free-library/friends-of-the-cortland-free-library/.  

*Tech Time
On select Tuesdays and Wednesdays,  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