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Movies at TCPL

Movie showings are back at TCPL! We will be screening films for our Awesome Bad Movie series monthly here at the library. The first film we will be screening is The Apple, a rock musical from the 80s set in futuristic 1994. Alphie and Bibi take part in a music competition and are offered a record contract to become pop stars. Bibi wants to sign right away, but Alphie isn't so sure. Should they sign? Or should they stay true to their folk singer/songwriter ways? Join us on Thursday, March 23 at 6pm in the Digital lab to find out. 

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2022 Income Tax Information

2022 Income Tax Forms and Instruction Booklets Available at Tompkins County Public Library

The forms and booklets listed below are now available at TCPL, and are located at our near the copiers/printers. Additional forms that are not listed can be printed upon request. Please visit the library's Adult Services reference desk for assistance. Our reference desk can also be reached by email -, or by calling us at 607-272-4556.

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New: TCPL Academy Tutorials!

We have exciting news! TCPL is partnering with Niche Academy to provide our patrons with a new digital resource: Tompkins County Public Library Academy. The TCPL Academy is a collection of self-paced tutorials you can use to get started with some of our more popular services, such as Libby and Tumblebooks for ebooks, Mango for language learning, JobNow for employment assistance, and HeritageQuest for genealogy research.

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TCPL Announces New Director Leslie Tabor

The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Leslie Tabor as Library Director, effective November 28.

“It's a thrill to be selected to serve the Tompkins County community as library director,” says Tabor. “Leading teams, encouraging and helping others, and connecting people with information are passions at the heart of my career, and it’s an honor to contribute those passions to the Tompkins County Public Library.”

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Goulish Good Fun at TCPL!

Looking for a good spine-tingling read? We have booklists filled with thrills, chills and things that go bump in the night! Or, maybe you are looking for a good horror movie to scare you silly? We have hundreds of horror movies in our film collection to give you a good fright.

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Take and Make STEAM Kits: UV Bead Bracelets!

Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check the Sciencenter for available kits. 


Explore light with UV bead bracelets!

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Some Housekeeping Announcements

It's almost spring, and we're doing some spring housekeeping! We are working to make sure our patron and holdings databases are accurate and up-to-date—and we need your help.

How can you help? We’re glad you asked!

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