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, October 2 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 October 2 we will discuss The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.  

History Buffs' Book Club
Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.

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

*Taste &Tell (Cookbook Book Club)
Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. 
Theme: GARDEN FRESH FOOD! Make and taste a recipe that includes a food from the garden 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. 

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
Tuesday, September 24 at 6 p.m.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, provides strategies, guidance, and a plan for surviving an active shooter event.  The course is free and open to the public.  

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, September 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Katrina Martin will have works on display in the Library's Art Gallery throughout the month of September. 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.      

Cortland Camerata, a group of eclectic individuals, will delight us with music from medieval, Renaissance, and Modern periods.  This group includes Tina Elliott on violin and mandolin, Jolie Roat on recorders, Aaron Baier on percussion, Maria Mucaria on recorders,a nd Armand DiScenna on recorders. 

Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday, September 3 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  

Catalog Help
Friday, September 27 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, September 24 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 5:00 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, September 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 September 9 we will be discussing Marley and Me by John Grogan and the corresponding movie starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Third Wednesday of every month, September through June at 7 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, September 25 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