Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

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: 5
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...

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...
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, 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. ...

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. ...

Friday, May 4th, 2018

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. ...

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

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
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. ...

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. ...

Tuesday, May 8th, 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...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a 8 week Memoir Writing Workshop for adults ages 65 and up.  Paige Eve Chant, creative writing teacher and TCPL intern will be facilitating this workshop. Participants will be exploring memories and life experiences through the art o...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
**NOTE 4/27** - While this workshop is full, we have added an additional one-night lecture with Kate to keep up with demand! Info and register at this link: http://www.tcpl.org/events/podcasting-lecture-kate-essig   Know a story that needs...

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

STEAM Crafternoon

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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. ...

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

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
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. ...

Tuesday, May 15th, 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...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a 8 week Memoir Writing Workshop for adults ages 65 and up.  Paige Eve Chant, creative writing teacher and TCPL intern will be facilitating this workshop. Participants will be exploring memories and life experiences through the art o...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Know a story that needs to be told? Join Kate Essig for this hands-on podcasting workshop, which will walk participants through recording an interview, scripting an introduction, and editing together a finished interview-style podcast! Kate Ess...

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Digital Lab each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art. ...

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Homeschool Resource Fair

10:00am - 1:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Ages: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Community Groups, Meetings
Description:
Join the Tompkins County Public Library for a show-and-tell of the variety of homeschool resources our region has available as well as panel discussions on homeschooling topics.  Visit table displays and learn about local lending labs, curric...

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Mental Health First Aid

12:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County provides Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare our community with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. ...

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...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a 8 week Memoir Writing Workshop for adults ages 65 and up.  Paige Eve Chant, creative writing teacher and TCPL intern will be facilitating this workshop. Participants will be exploring memories and life experiences through the art o...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Know a story that needs to be told? Join Kate Essig for this hands-on podcasting workshop, which will walk participants through recording an interview, scripting an introduction, and editing together a finished interview-style podcast! Kate Ess...

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Mental Health First Aid

12:30pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County provides Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare our community with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. ...

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Description:
Join volunteer Mehveen for a casual drawing and painting session in the new Makerspace! There will be a still-life set up, and Mehveen will be available for tips and pointers. Bring your favorite media, or use what we have on hand. Basic supplies ...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Digital Lab each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art. ...

Tuesday, May 29th, 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...
Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a 8 week Memoir Writing Workshop for adults ages 65 and up.  Paige Eve Chant, creative writing teacher and TCPL intern will be facilitating this workshop. Participants will be exploring memories and life experiences through the art o...

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Required
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Description:
Join artist Vanessa Varjian in our new Makerspace, to learn how to design and hand-cut a stamp! Use hand tools to carefully shape and detail a stamp that can be used to decorate cards, wrapping paper, books, or most any surfaces. Vanessa received ...

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Digital Lab each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art. ...