Adult Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading!

Image of person reading a book while reclining next to a lake

 

June 25 through August 6, 2022
 

Remember summer reading programs when you were a kid? Read 10 books and get your own pizza? Or stickers. Or…more books? Well, TCPL’s 2022 Adult reading Program might not have pizza, but we do offer prizes! All just for doing what you love — READING! Submit reviews, complete a Super Summer Reading Challenge Board, attend summer programs, or heck, do all 3 and each time you will be entered to win one of our amazing raffle prizes.

  1. Submit at least 1 written book review at the reference desk or online with this Google form.
  2. Super Summer reading Challenge boards available at the reference desk or online. Submit your completed board at the reference desk or email a picture of your game board to programs@tcpl.org.
  3. Attend any library event or program between June 25 and August 6.
     
  • General Raffle (August 12): Each activity earns you a ticket for our prizes. The more you do, the more chances you have to win! One prize per person.
  • Bonus Prize Raffle (August 12): Complete a Super Summer Reading Challenge Board for a chance to win a special prize.

 

For more information about Adult Summer Reading,
contact Adult Services at (607) 272-4557 ext. 260 
or email programs@tcpl.org.
 

 

Upcoming Events for Adults

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Participants will be introduced to the basics of screenplay formatting and structure through writing exercises. Screenplay excerpts will illustrate the particular challenges facing the screenwriter, not just the need to write economically, but also t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Queer Craft Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Community Groups, Digital Lab
About this event::
Join other LGBTQIAP+ adults to do arts and crafts, hang out, and have fun. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own craft project, such as knitting, crochet, felting, embroidery, drawing, or any other craft that does not involve liquids (including...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::
Drop-in open hours, no registration required. Come for a short tour, or stay and work on a project - we have lots of art supplies and ideas to get you making! Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3-D printer, Cricut, or sewing/embroidery ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
About this event::
Are you interested in learning more about water quality in the Finger Lakes region? Community Science Institute has a free, online database  documenting water quality in this region over the past 20 years. At this event, you will learn to access...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

10:00am - 11:00am
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Book a librarian or volunteer technology tutor for help with digital downloads, such as borrowing eBooks, or basic computer questions.  **Please visit the Adult Services reference desk at the time of your appointment.**  Appointments will b...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Break for Books

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Online Chat
About this event::
Join us on Wednesdays from noon to 1:00 pm on Facebook for a lively discussion about what we're all reading! Following our book chat, we'll update the Patron Picks list so everyone can have a handy list of the recommendations for that week. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Health & Wellness, Offsite
About this event::
This is a 30-minute meditation session led by Anna Salamone RN, LCSW, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. MBSR is a means for reducing stress, improving our capacity for attention, boosting the immune system, reducing emotional reac...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Register for a one-on-one session in the makerspace with Library Assistant Josh to use our laser cutter, 3-D printer, or Cricut.  Sessions are one hour and a maximum of two people are allowed in the makerspace a...