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, March 6 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 March 6 we will discuss The woman in the window by A. J. Finn.

History Buffs' Book Club
Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy history?  Join us to discuss the Civil War!  Discussion will be led by Dr. Evan Faulkenbury. 

*Taste &Tell (Cookbook Book Club)
Tuesday, March 19 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Theme: IRISH food! Make and taste a recipe an Irish 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, March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
The Community Arts Challenge Prize Winning Pieces from the Theme Flight will be on display in the librarry’s art gallery throughout the month of March. 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.  

 Mid-Morning Page Turners
Wednesday, March 20 at 11 a.m. 
A NEW adult morning book club! We will meet to discuss White Chrysantheum written by Mary Lynn Bracht.   

*Essential Oils 101
Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. 
An introduction to doTERRA essential oils.  Learn about their safety and uses. 

Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday, March 5 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  

VITA
Tuesday, March 12 and 26, 5 -7 p.m.  
Was your 2018 income less than $55,000? Do you qualify for the Earned Income credit? If you meet either of these qualifications, IRS Certified Tax preparers in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will prepare your taxes for free.  Please call 1-877-211-8667 to schedule your appointment or visit cortlandfreetaxes.org for more information. 

Healthy Eating on a Budget
Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. 
Neisa, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will help us learn how to eat better for less and how to stretch our food dollars.  Also enjoy a sample of a healthy recipe.  Registration is requested.  

Catalog Help
Friday, March 22 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, March 26 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!   This month we will be making an Easter craft.  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, March 11 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 March 11 we will be discussing A Time to Kill by John Grisham and the corresponding movie starring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. The April selection is The Princess Bride written by William Goldman and the movie starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, March 20 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, March 27 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