Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Library Closed

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Description:
The library is closed today, but you may visit our online collections at https://flls.overdrive.com. ...

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Game On!

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
New for children and teens of all ages! We'll meet every Monday for board games, tabletop RPGs, card games and more. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

TCPL Volunteer Luncheon

11:30am - 2:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: All Ages
Description:
TCPL recognizes its volunteers with the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This is an invitation-only event where attendees needed to RSVP. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Police Officers present the data and dangers of Distracted Driving. This is a library-sponsored event. ...

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

La Leche League of Ithaca

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Families
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
La Leche League is a non-profit organization that offers information, encouragement and support to breast feeding mothers. Not a library-sponsored event....

STEAM Kids

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children ages 4 - 7 are invited to a drop-in morning of STEAM-inspired crafts and activities. Explore fusions of art and science! We will meet once a month. This program is aimed at homeschooling families but all are welcome. ...

STEAM Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children ages 4 - 7 are invited to a drop-in morning of STEAM-inspired crafts and activities. Explore fusions of art and science! We will meet once a month. This program is aimed at homeschooling families but all are welcome. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
This month's Junior Library Advisory Council meeting will be a little different. Members of the Ithaca College Media Club will be on-site to teach you the basics of making a podcast. Teen participants will have the chance to plan, write, record, and ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description:
Older Drivers and Caregivers: Safe Driving, Transportation Alternatives & Family Conversation. For Drivers in their 50's and up, and their friends and family. Learn how to optimize safe driving longer, how to gain invaluable info...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Lectures
Description:
Join Principal Researcher of the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) and Cornell University Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, Bob Mandinyenya, for a talk about wild lion conservation, the social lives of lions, and the way 'volun-tourism' ...

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Next Chapter Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather...

One-on-One Tech Help

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Local History
Description:
The library is pleased to offer a three-part Genealogy Skill Building workshop series April 5, April 19, and May 3. Susan Nixson, a local genealogy enthusiast will be facilitating this series. Susan Nixson holds a Certificate in Genealogical ...

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...

Advocacy Center

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
DOOR UNLOCK;  5:00 - 6:30 ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
"A new tour de force from the bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires, for readers of The Kite Runner and Cutting for Stone. Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized da...

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Teen Center each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art....
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Program Type: Poetry, Exhibits, Other
Description:
Who Is Me? Curated by x rance, “Who Is Me?” caresses the tongue of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) to tackle the biggest existential question of all: Who am I? This April through June , x rance curates their first exhibition in efforts...

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills at Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and hands-on fun. ...

Classical Piano Concert

11:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Music
Description:
Pianist Theodora Serbanescu-Martin will perform Beethoven's Hammerklavier and Liszt's Dante Sonata for this lunch-time concert at the library! All are welcome to attend this free concert. This concert is made possible through the support of the...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
Description:
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. ...

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Other
Description:
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Adults, Families
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to bring little ones along and join in one or all of a 5 week (every other week) series of informal gatherings to include busy parents in The Multi-Community Read of Thirty Million Words by ...

Game On!

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
New for children and teens of all ages! We'll meet every Monday for board games, tabletop RPGs, card games and more. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
This workshop will provide a safe and stimulating atmosphere for participants to create and share poetry. It's designed for people who already love writing poetry, as well as for people who have never written a poem ... and may even think they don...

One-on-One Tech Help

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
A workshop for managers at all levels. Fee $70. Visit www.hsctc.org/workshops for details and to register. This is a library-sponsored event. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description
Struggle with sleep? Learn my game-changing Rules for Lying Awake. This is a spiritual approach based on nonresistance that allows you to use this challenge to meet consciousness —meet yourself— in a way conducive to rest. This is the thing you haven...

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children ages 8-12 are invited to a drop-in afternoon of STEAM-inspired crafts and activities. Explore fusions of art and science! We will meet once a month. ...

Make a Podcast!

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Members of the Ithaca College Media Club will be on-site to teach you the basics of making a podcast. Teen participants will have the chance to plan, write, record, and edit their own podcast. While attendance at each class is not necessary, particip...

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Next Chapter Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather...

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...

Advocacy Center

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
DOOR UNLOCK;  5:00 - 6:30 ...

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
An interactive workshop for children in grades two through five led by Robert Danberg, Coordinator of Campus-Wide Writing Support at Binghamton University. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Teen Center each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art....

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Introduction to French

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
For ages 10+: Try your hand at learning a new language and come learn French conversation, writing, and culture! The class will be an engaging experience that will provide you with the tools to have a short conversation in French. This class is fr...

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills at Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and hands-on fun. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
Description:
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Families, Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to a free science program co-hosted by Cornell Center for Materials Research. Registration is required. To register, please emailccmr_outreach@cornell.edu. Please give the name and age of your chi...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Ages: Families
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Volunteers from The Cornell Society of Women Engineers will be available to help children explore some of the Libary's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) resources such as robotics, circuitry, the ever-popular button machine and m...

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Other
Description:
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Game On!

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
New for children and teens of all ages! We'll meet every Monday for board games, tabletop RPGs, card games and more. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Ages: Families
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
Hola Amigos! Spanish through Play. Spanish classes for families with children 3 - 12 years old. For more information please visit www.cuslar.org. ...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
Learn how to get started for building your capacity to measure impact, improve program planning, help drive good decisions, and become more competitive for funding opportunities. Fee $70. Visit www.hsctc.org/workshop for details. This is...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Community Groups, Lectures
Description:
Cornell Astronomy Graduate Research Teaching Fellow Jack Madden will present a lecture titled: The New Search for Life Recent discoveries of extreme forms of life in the past few decades have changed the way we are searching for life in our solar ...

Cinemapolis

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Assigned Counsel

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
CLE training for Tompkins County Assigned Counsel Program. ...

YA Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
We will be discussing The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Interested teen participants can pick up a free copy of the book to keep from the Youth Services Reference desk or the Teen Center Office. For more information ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description
This will be the first training meeting for Energy Navigators, who are volunteer peer educators who help friends, neighbors and other community members learn about ways to reduce their energy use and transition to renewable forms of energy. The progr...

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Next Chapter Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather...

CUSLAR

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description:
Hola, Amigos!  Spanish through Play.  Spanish classes for families with children 3 - 12 years old.     ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Local History
Description:
The library is pleased to offer a three-part Genealogy Skill Building workshop series April 5, April 19, and May 3. Susan Nixson, a local genealogy enthusiast will be facilitating this series. Susan Nixson holds a Certificate in Genealogical ...

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...

Advocacy Center

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
DOOR UNLOCK;  5:00 - 6:30 ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Film Screenings
Description:
Join Ron Kreig as he facilitates the screening of No End, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.   Amid the social unrest of 1980s Poland, attorney Antek Zyro (Jerzy Radziwilowicz) dies in a car accident. His translator wife, Ursula (Grazyna Sz...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Music
Description:
Join us for an evening of classical music, paired with short readings of literature written during the time of the musical composer. Music will be provided by Angela Yantorno on violin, and Russell Posegate on piano. This is a free event, and all are...

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults, All Ages, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Join us for a Kitten Party with Browncoat Cat Rescue! Animal lovers of all ages will meet snuggly, adoptable cats and kittens.   Browncoat Cat Rescue is a volunteer run organization that focuses on unwanted and abandoned cats in Ithaca and its...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Teen Center each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art....

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Introduction to French

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
For ages 10+: Try your hand at learning a new language and come learn French conversation, writing, and culture! The class will be an engaging experience that will provide you with the tools to have a short conversation in French. This class is fr...

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills at Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and hands-on fun. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
Description:
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. ...

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Other
Description:
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...

SAT/ACT Study Class

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Are you planning to take the ACT or SAT soon? Join us to learn tips and tricks for taking standardized tests.  These classes are free but registration is required; please sign up using our online form. ...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Game On!

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
New for children and teens of all ages! We'll meet every Monday for board games, tabletop RPGs, card games and more. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

CUSLAR

4:30pm - 6:15pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Ages: Families
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
Hola Amigos! Spanish through Play. Spanish classes for families with children 3 - 12 years old. For more information please visit www.cuslar.org. ...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Book Clubs
Description:
Children ages 8-12 are invited to a STEAM-themed (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) book club. This month we will be reading Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague. Registration is required. Register and pick up your f...

Make a Podcast!

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Members of the Ithaca College Media Club will be on-site to teach you the basics of making a podcast. Teen participants will have the chance to plan, write, record, and edit their own podcast. While attendance at each class is not necessary, particip...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description
This is for the 2nd training session of 10 for Energy Navigators, who are volunteer peer educators. Navigators learn about energy efficiency and renewables, and then share that knowledge with others in the community. Energy Navigators is a program of...

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The Art of Facilitation

9:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
Efficient meetings don't have to be an accident. Reap the rewards of meetings that are productive, constructive, and energizing. This workshop is $70. Visit www.hsctc.org/workshop for details. This is a library-sponsored event. ...

Poem in Your Pocket Day

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Poetry
Description:
We're looking for short poems written by local poets. These poems will be featured on cards that we give away to community members to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 26. In 2017, we distributed 1500 poems to the community! Submissi...

Next Chapter Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather...

One-on-One Tech Help

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

CUSLAR

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description:
Hola, Amigos!  Spanish through Play.  Spanish classes for families with children 3 - 12 years old.     ...

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...

Trans YA Lit Panel

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Lectures
Description:
After a semester of reviewing various YA novels and memoirs featuring transgender youth, students at Ithaca College will be discussing the trends and commonalities in the narratives and presentations of transgender characters. The presentation w...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Exhibits, Lectures, Meetings
Description:
This panel discussion will complement the current art exhibition curated by X Rance. According to the curator, intersectionality is to be understood as a framework designed to explore the dynamic between co-existing identities (e.g. woman, Black) and...

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Teen Center each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art....

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Introduction to French

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
For ages 10+: Try your hand at learning a new language and come learn French conversation, writing, and culture! The class will be an engaging experience that will provide you with the tools to have a short conversation in French. This class is fr...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills at Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and hands-on fun. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
Description:
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. N...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Other
Description:
Join us for this SPECIAL WEEK of Board Game Club! It's International Tabletop Day, and we are combining forces, hosting a game party for both this club, and Dungeons and Dragons, in the full BorgWarner Room. Come make new friends and learn a new game...

SAT/ACT Study Class

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Are you planning to take the ACT or SAT soon? Join us to learn tips and tricks for taking standardized tests.  These classes are free but registration is required; please sign up using our online form. ...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
Children ages 10-14 are invited to explore engineering with Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE), a professional engineering sorority at Cornell University. Students from AOE will offer a variety of stations focusing on different kinds of engineering -- mechani...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults, All Ages, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Lectures, Music
Description:
Join June Seaney for an informational talk on the culture of the Romani people, followed by an exciting dance demonstration featuring June and Danza Romani Dance Troupe. June Seaney teaches and dances professionally, and runs Moonlight Dancer Stud...

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
A workshop for anyone looking to acquire or improve their conflict resolution skills and relate more effectively with others. Fee $70. Visit www.hsctc.org for details. This is a library-sponsored event. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Game On!

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Description:
New for children and teens of all ages! We'll meet every Monday for board games, tabletop RPGs, card games and more. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Ages: Families
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
Hola Amigos! Spanish through Play. Spanish classes for families with children 3 - 12 years old. For more information please visit www.cuslar.org. ...

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Police Officers present the data and dangers of Distracted Driving. This is a library-sponsored event. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Hansen is doing something both rare and necessary; she is tracing the ways in which we are all born into histories, into national myths and, if we are unfortunate enough, into the fantasies of an empire. She traces the ways in which “Americans were i...

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

STEAM Kids

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children ages 4 - 7 are invited to a drop-in morning of STEAM-inspired crafts and activities. Explore fusions of art and science! We will meet once a month. This program is aimed at homeschooling families but all are welcome. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Description
Southern Tier Human Trafficking Task Force brings together community leaders, service organizations, and law enforcement for the purpose of educating, preventing, prosecuting, and helping those involved in combatting sex trafficking and labor traffic...

STEAM Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children ages 4 - 7 are invited to a drop-in morning of STEAM-inspired crafts and activities. Explore fusions of art and science! We will meet once a month. This program is aimed at homeschooling families but all are welcome. ...

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Next Chapter Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather...

One-on-One Tech Help

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

CUSLAR

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description:
Hola, Amigos!  Spanish through Play.  Spanish classes for families with children 3 - 12 years old.     ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Local History
Description:
The library is pleased to offer a three-part Genealogy Skill Building workshop series April 5, April 19, and May 3. Susan Nixson, a local genealogy enthusiast will be facilitating this series. Susan Nixson holds a Certificate in Genealogical ...

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Description:
Learn baby sign and early communication strategies though classic children’s music and play experiences. Happy Talk teaches playful ways for you to increase language learning opportunities for your little one. Songs and strategies are designed to fit...

Baby & Toddler Playtime

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Description:
Baby & Toddler Playtime is an hour-long unstructured play and social time for children and adults offering a warm, child-friendly space with books, music and a variety of age-appropriate toys. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
An interactive workshop for children in grades two through five led by Robert Danberg, Coordinator of Campus-Wide Writing Support at Binghamton University. ...

Poetry Open Mic

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Poetry
Description:
As a part of Spring Writes Festival, local poets will have the opportunity to showcase their work during a free open mic event. This event is open to poets of all ages and experience levels. Poetry will focus on the theme of Identity. Registration fo...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Description:
Celebrate Star Wars Day with a pool-noodle light saber battle.  Registration required.   ...

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Branch: Off Site
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Spring Writes Festival

9:30am - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups
Description:
10:00 - 11:00am, Ezra Cornell Reading Room Reading: Open Mic for Prose As a part of Spring Writes Festival, local prose writers will have the opportunity to showcase their work during a free open mic event. This event is open to poets of all ages...

Secrets of the Library

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Explore the secrets of the library in this two-part writing workshop for ages 8-11 given by author Anne Mazer. Bring a notebook, a favorite pen, your curiosity and imagination. Register for one or both sessions. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
Description:
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Ages: Families
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Volunteers from The Cornell Society of Women Engineers will be available to help children explore some of the Libary's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) resources such as robotics, circuitry, the ever-popular button machine and m...

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Other
Description:
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...

SAT/ACT Study Class

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Are you planning to take the ACT or SAT soon? Join us to learn tips and tricks for taking standardized tests.  These classes are free but registration is required; please sign up using our online form. ...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
Description:
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...