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!

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, February 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 February 6 we will discuss Every Note Played by Lisa Genova.

History Club
Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy history?  Join us for an informational meeting to help get our club started!  Discussion will be led by Dr. Evan Faulkenbury. 

*Cookbook Book Club
Tuesday, January 15 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Soup! Make and taste a soup 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 soup 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, January 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. 
We will have art on display from the Child Development Council in the librarry’s art gallery throughout the month of January. Come browse the artwork – all artwork is for sale! 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.  

 Cocoa & Coloring
Fridays, January 11 and 25 at 2 p.m. 
Come enjoy an afternoon with coloring pages and a hot chocolate bar.  Get to know other adults in our community.  Opent to ages 12 & up.  

*Essential Oils 101
Saturday, January 19 at 1 p.m. 
An introduction to doTERRA essential oils.  Learn about their safety and uses. 

*Celebration of National Tea Month
Tuesday, January 22 at 4 p.m.
Join us to celebrate National Tea Month.  Taste some teas, play some tea games and enjoy a short tea story.  Open to ages 12 & up.   

*CFL Craft Club
Tuesday, January 29 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 Valentine's Day cards.  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, January 14 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 January 14 we will be discussing Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macombe and the corresponding movie starring Doris Roberts and James Van Der Beek.  Copies of each are available to pick up at the circulation desk.  This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. The February selection is MSecret Life of Bees  written by Sue Monk Kidd. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, January 16 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, January 23 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