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Service Update, October 2021
With the lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions in New York, we are revising and updating our services here at TCPL.
Take and Make STEAM Kits: Chromatography Butterflies!
Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL and the Sciencenter have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in July. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Expansion of In-Person Hours Beginning June 1
Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021, our hours are changing!
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reference desks and internet stations will open at 9:30 am, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am on Saturday.
AAPI Heritage Month Events
We're offering the following events in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
Spilled (Soy) Milk Film Discussion with Director
Tuesday, May 25, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Professor and Director Changhee Chun will show excerpts from the film, which highlights the rich diversity of Asians & Asian-Americans in Ithaca, NY.
Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival
We're excited to partner with Community Arts Partnership for their annual Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival!
Take and Make STEAM Kits: Color Frogs!
Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at the TCPL location have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check with the Sciencenter for the availability of the remaining kits. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in May. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at email@example.com.
Red! Yellow! Blue! Ribbit!
Celebrate Library Giving Day with a Gift to TCPL!
Tompkins County Public Library Foundation is participating in Library Giving Day to raise funds for Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL). This one-day online fundraising event is happening today, Wednesday, April 7, and gives patrons and library lovers the opportunity to support their library by making a gift.
Libraries, small and large, serve as a cornerstone for our communities. In addition to well-loved books, TCPL offers innovative programs and resources that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge.
Social Solidarity Haiku Window Display
We're pleased to present a Social Solidarity Haiku window display, now through May 15, 2021!
Viewable from the North Reading Room windows facing Green Street, these original haiku were created by community members during three separate Social Solidarity Haiku workshops held throughout the pandemic. The workshops were led by former Tompkins County Poet Laureate Melissa Tuckey, and were offered to help raise the community’s voices with frontline essential workers. The display was designed in collaboration with Makerspace Librarian Cady Fontana.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
To Register for Vaccination Within Tompkins County
Visit https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19vaccineform. PLEASE NOTE: This registry is for Tompkins County Health Department to better understand demand for the vaccine and to communicate directly with those who are eligible to receive the vaccine when doses become available. You must meet eligibility requirements to register.
2021 Call for Poetry
TCPL is looking for short poems by local poets for Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 29. Guidelines and submission options can be found at tcpl.org/poetry. If you have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take and Make STEAM Kits: Make a Sound Sandwich!
Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at the TCPL location have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. Please check with the Sciencenter for the availability of the remaining kits. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in April. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at email@example.com.
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Will Eisner Week, March 1-7
Will Eisner Week is held every March, celebrating comics, graphic novel literacy, free speech, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This year, we'll be celebrating with a series of virtual events and a Take and Make Kit for kids and families!
2020 Income Tax Information
2020 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 Copy Center. Additional forms that are not listed can be printed upon request. Please visit the library's Adult Services reference desk for assistance. Patrons interested in taking advantage of the library’s curbside service can submit a request by email - firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling us at 607-272-4556. For information on our pick up options please v