A Universe of Stories: TCPL Adult Summer Reading Program 2019

A Universe of Stories: TCPL Adult Summer Reading Program 2019

 

June 29 through August 10

TCPL’s Adult Summer Reading Challenge offers adult patrons the opportunity to win prizes and explore their world. Programs will include a crafting workshop, a lecture on astronomy, a C. S. Lewis book club, a Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop, and more. Participants can read books, watch movies, listen to music, and share reviews. All participants will be entered into prize drawings at the end of the program.

 

How to participate? Each activity earns you a ticket in the prize drawing.
  1. Submit at least 1 book review - Book reviews may be submitted on paper (we’ll have a box at the reference desk) or by filling out this Google form.
  2. Complete a Tic Tac Toe game board.
  3. Attend one of the below programs.

Shadow Boxes with Maude Rith and ReUse
Makerspace
Thursday, July 11th, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30 pm

Join curator and artist Maude Rith for a fun creative adventure into shadow boxes! Using materials donated by the ReUse Center, build your own 3-dimensional box. Be inspired by the art exhibit "Infinity in a Box," on display in the Avenue of the Friends at TCPL. 
Register online

 

Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop with Susanna Drbal
Mondays: July 22, 29 and August 5, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tompkins Trust Company Study Room

Register online

 

Gravitational Waves from Monster Black Holes with Dr. Shami Chatterjee
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Thaler/Howell Room

Join us for a SPACE lecture featuring Dr. Shami Chatterjee, Senior Research Associate, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science and the Carl Sagan Institute. More information is available on our library calendar.

 

Out of the Silent Planet cover artSummer Reading Book Club Discussion
Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:30-7:30 pm

Join us to discuss the first book in C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet (If there is enough interest, we may offer the second and third titles in the trilogy, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength.)  Contact Joyce, jwheatley@tcpl.org, to reserve a book.

 

picture of ice cream sundae

 

We will celebrate the end of the Adult Summer Reading Program with an ice cream party and prize drawing on:

Monday, August 12, 2019
5:30-6:30 PM
BorgWarner West

Register online or RSVP to jwheatley@tcpl.org

Prize Drawings will include

  • Early Bird Raffle - July 15:  Submit book reviews by July 13 for two chances to win a pair of VIP ticket vouchers for the 2019 Mainstage season donated by the Hangar Theatre.
  • 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.  Prizes include:
    • August Moon Spa - $35 gift card and t-shirt
    • Buffalo Street Books - One $25 and one $10 gift card
    • Cayuga chamber Orchestra - Certificate for two passes to the 2018/19 season
    • Cinemapolis - One 5-pack movie pass
    • Gimme Coffee - One $15 and one $10 gift card
    • GreenStar Coop - Three gift packs
    • Purity Ice Cream - Three single scoop cone gift coupons
    • Cayuga Lake Creamery - Two $10 gift certificates
  • Bonus Prize Raffle - August 12:  Complete a Tic Tac Toe board for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Buffalo Street Books.

For more information about the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, contact Information and Learning Services, 607 272-4557, ext. 259 or 260, or email Joyce at jwheatley@tcpl.org.

 

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this year's Summer Reading Program!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

All Access Art Club

July 16, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
About this event::
Teen and Adult artists are invited to join in this weekly inclusive art experience. While this group will be paced and planned with individuals with developmental disabilities in mind, people with all levels of ability ages 15+ are welcome ...

One-on-One Tech Help

July 16, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Makerspace One-on-One

July 16, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
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Digital Lab Open Hours

July 17, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Technology Class
About this event::
Tompkins County Public Library will be offering winter open lab hours in its digital lab.  Open lab hours will provide an opportunity for patrons to drop in and get help with their basic technology questions.  Patrons will be helped on a fi...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

July 17, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join us in the Makerspace for self-led open hours! Bring your project, or make something with our available tools and materials. Share ideas with other makers, learn from volunteers and members of the community, and tinker to your heart's content!...

One-on-One Tech Help

July 17, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation

July 17, 2019
12:15pm - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, a...
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Join graphic designer Jon Serrano to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator.  Patrons in attendance will be introduced to tools such as select and draw, to create basic line drawings.  Working with vectors will also be discussed.  ...