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Ask a Librarian at TCPL is available for ready-reference questions. We can provide brief answers to questions or suggest further sources to answer your question. For genealogical research questions, please visit our research services page. As with all reference questions, email and online reference questions will remain confidential.

The Information and Learning Services Reference Desk is staffed all the hours the library is open. You may call the Reference Desk during library hours at (607) 272-4556.

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Upcoming Events

Children’s Art Fun with Stiller Zusman

July 16, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children aged 3-6 are invited to celebrate summer by creating their own masterpieces at this drop-in program.  Stop by anytime to join in! ...

One-on-One Tech Help

July 16, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Makerspace Drop-in Sewing

July 16, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Makerspace
Description:
Join volunteer Micky C. in the Makerspace every other Monday this summer for open sewing time! Use our Singer machines, or our hand sewing tools and cutting tables. Bring clothes to mend, small projects to work on, or learn new techniques from Micky....

City of Ithaca: 2019 Draft Sidewalk Work Plan

July 16, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Description
The City of Ithaca will present the proposed 2019 Sidewalk Work Plan. This is the first opportunity the public will have to view and comment on the locations for sidewalk replacement in 2019. Comments will be accepted until July 30, 2018 and may b...

3-D Printing Lab

July 16, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Join us in our new makerspace for 3-D printing lab, where participants can bring in their 3D model files and bring them to life using one of our state-of-the-art 3D printers. Participants should bring their files (.STL or .OBJ) on a flashdriv...