Events Calendar

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Monday, October 1st, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
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. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Read, Lectures
About this event::
Shirley Jackson's work fell into the gap between genre and mainstream fiction in the mid-20th century.  Stephen Frug will discuss her liminal place in fiction and how it shaped her career and reception by publishers and readers, then and now. ...

3-D Printing Lab

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
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...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
NEW! HR Law for Supervisors with Matthew Burr. For many supervisors, making a mistake that gets them into “hot water” with HR is one of their greatest fears. This program will provide a high-level overview of the impacts these laws can have not on...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
In collaboration with Finger Lakes ReUse's ReSET Technology Job-Training Program, the library is hosting a  workshop about using Google to troubleshoot computer problems. Nick Tubbs, Drupal Developer will teach the  about the different ways...

CLE for TCBA

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Event Description
Continuing Education for TCBA...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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. ...

Senior Year: The Podcast

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, Technology Class
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Police Officers present the data and dangers of Distracted Driving. This is a library-sponsored event. ...

Comic Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

La Leche League of Ithaca

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Community Groups
About this event::
La Leche League is a non-profit organization that offers information, encouragement and support to breast feeding mothers. Not a library-sponsored event....

Digital Lab Open Hours

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 fall 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 firs...

One-on-One Tech Help

11:30am - 12:30pm
Required
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. ...
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...

Makerspace one-on-one

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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: 2
About this event::
What do you want to make? Library Assistant Josh will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Each r...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
We are a study and research group that meets weekly and/or bi-weekly. We explore the intersections of human subjectivity, psychoanalysis, philosophy, art, aesthetics, and feminine sexuality....
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Join Lee Ginenthal of Der Rosenmeister Rose Nursery to learn about the history and use of labyrinths in mythology and meditative practice. Learn how to create a labyrinth on paper, on the grounds of your property, or even with chalk on the street. We...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Joy. Sorrow. Loss. Love. Beauty.  Wonder.  Each life abounds in all of these, but so often we miss the full power and meaning of such experiences in today’s world of speed and distraction.  This writing circle led by Cora Ellen Luke, o...

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Event Description
Tompkins Workforce NY will host a panel of speakers representing businesses and organizations within the local healthcare sector. Panelists will be currently employed in jobs considered in-demand in the local labor market and will shed light on their...

IC Class in Makerspace

11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Makerspace
About this event::
Private booking for Ithaca College Maker Lab class. Not open to the general public. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
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. ...

CUSLAR

4:00pm - 5:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
Hola Amigos!  Spanish through Play Eight week class encouraging children love of language learning ...

Digital Lab Open Hours

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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 fall 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 firs...

Friday, October 5th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
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. ...

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...

Baby Storytime

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
New! A second chance to catch Baby Storytime! Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. ...

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Exhibits
About this event::
We close our year of exploring identity through art with Materials of the Self. For this final exhibit, members of the TCPL art exhibit committee reached out to local artists whom they felt expressed themselves through their art in ways that spo...

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Music, Storytimes
About this event::
This five week program, led by local storyteller Jay Leeming, will weave storytelling, music and audience participation to inspire children to connect with stories. Children under 12 and their families will enjoy fairy tales and myths from Ancient Gr...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
About this event::
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. &...

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Read, Film Screenings
About this event::
The Haunting is the 1999 film directed by Jan de Bont (Speed), and stars Lili Taylor and Liam Neeson. This film is the critically maligned remake of the 1963 Robert Wise version of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. This one is more fun, w...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Pathfinder

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly open make session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops, Community Read
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Places are clearly defined in Jackson’s book, We Have Always Lived in the Castle: the village, where cruel children and adults shun and mock the Blackwoods; the outdoors, where Merricat buries valuables, naps and talks with her cat Jonas, and enacts ...

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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. ...

Senior Year: The Podcast

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, Technology Class
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments
About this event::
Business Leaders of Colors is a network of small business owners committed to social justice. The network was created to level the playing field and create a cooperative space for commerce that will serve the under-served and underrepresented busines...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Beyond Banning the Box

9:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
Beyond Banning the Box: Developing Fair Hiring and Retention Practices for Formerly Incarcerated Applicants with Dr. Paula Ioanide. Offered in partnership with the Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County. Attendees will explore best practices employ...

Digital Lab Open Hours

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 fall 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 firs...

One-on-One Tech Help

11:30am - 12:30pm
Required
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. ...
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...

ESL Talk Time

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice speaking with other people? Come to the library, and meet other people who are practicing English. In these classes, English Language learners will have the opportunity to: practice English by watching Youtube videos ...

Maker Kids

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Join us for a monthly kids' maker session for ages 5 - 12. Each session will provide a range of activities for varying ages and ability levels. No registration required, just drop in! ...

Cinemapolis

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
About this event::
Monthly Meeting ...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Joy. Sorrow. Loss. Love. Beauty.  Wonder.  Each life abounds in all of these, but so often we miss the full power and meaning of such experiences in today’s world of speed and distraction.  This writing circle led by Cora Ellen Luke, o...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join volunteers Grace and Angelina for a new knitting and crochet meet up in the Makerspace! Bring your yarn projects for a social chat time, ask for help (we will do our best, or google it!), or get inspired. Some basic tools for learning will be on...

Cinemapolis

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
We are a study and research group that meets weekly and/or bi-weekly. We explore the intersections of human subjectivity, psychoanalysis, philosophy, art, aesthetics, and feminine sexuality....

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Local History Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Local History
About this event::
This monthly program with Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen meets the second Thursday of every month in TCPL’s Local History Room at 12:00 PM.    In the sessions, Kammen presents documents from the county’s past for reading ...

IC Class in Makerspace

1:45pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Makerspace
About this event::
This is a private reservation for Leigh Cole's IC class in the Makerspace. ...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
About this event::
Older adults, their family members and caregivers are invited to join Michael Danaher, Jr., Assistant Attorney General with New York State, for an interactive workshop on Online Safety at Tompkins County Public Library on Thursday, October 11 from 2:...

CUSLAR

4:00pm - 5:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
Hola Amigos!  Spanish through Play Eight week class encouraging children love of language learning ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Stop by the Makerspace to see what artist Laura Rowley is up to! Complete a 10 minute block printing project using the featured tool for the day, a printmaking copy press! After you complete the project, or if you're waiting for a turn, stick around ...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
About this event::
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Digital Lab each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art. Attendance at all classes is not required but each week par...

Friday, October 12th, 2018

LEADbold

9:00am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business ...

One-on-One Tech Help

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
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. ...

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...

Homeschool Writing Class

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
Ithaca Homeschooler writing class. Not open to the public. ...

Baby Storytime

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
New! A second chance to catch Baby Storytime! Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. ...

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills at Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and hands-on fun. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
About this event::
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. &...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Avenue of the Friends
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits
About this event::
Stop by the library to chat with artist-in-residence Frances Gallardo. Bring images or stories of your favorite places in Ithaca, which the artist will use to inform her upcoming art show. Personal images, google maps, illustrations and more are welc...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to a free science program co-hosted by Cornell Center for Materials Research. Families will learn about the laws of motion and how they apply to rockets. Using this information, they will design...

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
About this event::
Older adults, their family members and caregivers are invited to join Cornell Health Advocacy Topics (CHAT), for an interactive workshop on finding health information online at Tompkins County Public Library on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 to 4:0...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Groups, Film Screenings
About this event::
Local footage from "The Romance of Elaine" and other Pearl White serials will be featured, along with several Wharton Studio clips. The 1918 short film "The Mission of the War Chest," will be shown including episode #13 from "The New Adventures of J....

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Pathfinder

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
About this event::
Zee Zahava will celebrate the approaching end of her 2-year term as Tompkins County Poet Laureate with this reading of humorous stories about people she doesn’t know. This event is open to the public. ...

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
This presentation is designed to cover the essential elements of an effective fundraising plan and the key areas that drive success. Through an interactive series of activities, you will have a chance to reflect on your strategy and develop a plan - ...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Makerspace One-on-One

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
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: 2
About this event::
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...

One-on-One Tech Help

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
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. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly open make session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
This training for local journalists, including student journalists, will teach members of the media how to report on suicide and mental health responsibly, with particular focus on how the media can help prevent suicides and better educate the public...

3-D Printing Lab

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
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...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Read, Lectures
About this event::
Ellis's talk will be a discussion of the psychological and historical themes in "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," a novel by Shirley Jackson, in particular agoraphobia, xenophobia, and the Cold War. We'll also talk about Jackson's life and why he...

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

One-on-One Tech Help

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
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. ...

Mental Health First Aid

12:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County provides Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare our community with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. ...

IC Class in Makerspace

1:45pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Makerspace
About this event::
This is a private reservation for Leigh Cole's IC class in the Makerspace. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

TCAT open house

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Event Description
Open house for TCAT riders to share their feedback or suggestions for improved service. This will become a semi-annual event....

Senior Year: The Podcast

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, Technology Class
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments
About this event::
Business Leaders of Colors is a network of small business owners committed to social justice. The network was created to level the playing field and create a cooperative space for commerce that will serve the under-served and underrepresented busines...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Read, Lectures, Local History
About this event::
Uncover the stories that hide in crumbling walls and behind the names on headstones in forgotten burial grounds.  The history in our own backyard shapes who and what we are today, it is in our souls. The old bones of a house have stories to t...

Comic Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Digital Lab Open Hours

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 fall 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 firs...

One-on-One Tech Help

11:30am - 12:30pm
Required
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. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Read
About this event::
Join us for a discussion of "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson's deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family takes readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, m...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting 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...

Mental Health First Aid

12:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County provides Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare our community with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. ...

ESL Talk Time

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice speaking with other people? Come to the library, and meet other people who are practicing English. In these classes, English Language learners will have the opportunity to: practice English by watching Youtube videos ...

Makerspace one-on-one

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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: 2
About this event::
What do you want to make? Library Assistant Josh will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Each r...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
We are a study and research group that meets weekly and/or bi-weekly. We explore the intersections of human subjectivity, psychoanalysis, philosophy, art, aesthetics, and feminine sexuality....
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Joy. Sorrow. Loss. Love. Beauty.  Wonder.  Each life abounds in all of these, but so often we miss the full power and meaning of such experiences in today’s world of speed and distraction.  This writing circle led by Cora Ellen Luke, o...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
About this event::
Halloween is coming and you NEED a lamp made out of a porcelain baby head. Join Lady of the Lamps, Patricia Freyburger, to learn to assemble and wire a baby head lamp! Patricia makes and sells her amazing creations at the Found Flea Market in Itha...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Local History, Meetings
About this event::
This is an open meeting for the Tompkins County Genealogical Society.  It will begin with a genealogical presentation and will be followed by a discussion about research methods. ...

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

One-on-One Tech Help

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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. ...

.IO Games Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Digital Lab
About this event::
This is a teen-run gaming club for other teens to come together and play different IO games each week.  ...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
About this event::
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Digital Lab each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art. Attendance at all classes is not required but each week par...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Avenue of the Friends
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits
About this event::
Stop by the library to chat with artist-in-residence Frances Gallardo. Bring images or stories of your favorite places in Ithaca, which the artist will use to inform her upcoming art show. Personal images, google maps, illustrations and more are welc...

Digital Lab Open Hours

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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 fall 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 firs...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Join us for a discussion of "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson's deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family takes readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, mac...

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
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: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...

Baby Storytime

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
New! A second chance to catch Baby Storytime! Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. ...

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults, Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Lectures, Local History
About this event::
    "Mapping David Vaughan's New York" - David Vaughan (d 1865) was an Irish immigrant who came to Albany in the late 1840's already skilled in tools and techniques that were sorely needed by New York State as it resumed its first enla...

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills at Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and hands-on fun. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
About this event::
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. &...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
This event has been cancelled. Instead, stop by the Avenue of the Friends on Saturday 10/13 from 1-3 or Thursday 10/18 5:30-7:30 to chat with Frances and share images of your favorite places in Ithaca, to help inform her upcoming show. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Volunteers from The Cornell Society of Women Engineers will be available to help children explore some of the Libary's S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) resources during this hour-long drop in program. Families can explore g...

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...

Play 'n' Talk

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Community Groups
About this event::
A local support group for families raising children on the autism spectrum. Parents and caregivers are invited to discuss and learn about various issues and resources concerning ASD. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3-13, who will match u...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Pathfinder

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
About this event::
Collaborative Documentation is an evidence informed clinical practice in which the clinician documents all aspects of the clinical record with the consumer present. The consumer is privy to all documentation content and is afforded the opportun...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...

Makerspace One-on-One

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
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: 2
About this event::
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly open make session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Music
About this event::
Judy Stock uses the banjo, guitar, spoons and many more instruments to bring music to children. This program brings the joy of singing, rhyming, instruments, finger plays and movement all together in one fun filled 30 minute music session. Children s...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Join us for a pumpkin carving and decorating party! Pumpkins and all decorating supplies will be provided by the Library while supplies last. No registration required. First come first served. ...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
NEW! Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams with Margo Hittleman.  This highly interactive workshop offers a framework and practical tools for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational dec...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Sales
About this event::
Visit the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library booksale website at www.booksale.org. Please email any questions you have about the sale to info@booksale.org. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

IC Class in Makerspace

1:45pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Makerspace
About this event::
This is a private reservation for Leigh Cole's IC class in the Makerspace. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

Senior Year: The Podcast

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, Technology Class
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments
About this event::
Business Leaders of Colors is a network of small business owners committed to social justice. The network was created to level the playing field and create a cooperative space for commerce that will serve the under-served and underrepresented busines...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Community Read, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Finished with this year's Community Read, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, but still feeling haunted? Join us to create your very own Jonas cat to protect you! Paint and assemble a laser-cut, 3D wooden cat model! Use your own...

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

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...

ESL Talk Time

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice speaking with other people? Come to the library, and meet other people who are practicing English. In these classes, English Language learners will have the opportunity to: practice English by watching Youtube videos ...

STEAM Book Club

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Book Clubs
About this event::
Children ages 8-12 are invited to a STEAM-themed (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) book club. In October we will be joined by The Hammerstone School for a discussion of The House that Lou Built, by Mae Respicio. Registration is required...

Makerspace One-on-One

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Library Assistant Josh will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Each r...

YA Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Read
About this event::
Join us for our first YA Book Club meeting of the 2018-19 school year! We will be discussing the Community Read: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. Teens can pick up a free copy of the book to keep from the Teen Services office or...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
We are a study and research group that meets weekly and/or bi-weekly. We explore the intersections of human subjectivity, psychoanalysis, philosophy, art, aesthetics, and feminine sexuality....
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Joy. Sorrow. Loss. Love. Beauty.  Wonder.  Each life abounds in all of these, but so often we miss the full power and meaning of such experiences in today’s world of speed and distraction.  This writing circle led by Cora Ellen Luke, o...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join volunteers Grace and Angelina for a new knitting and crochet meet up in the Makerspace! Bring your yarn projects for a social chat time, ask for help (we will do our best, or google it!), or get inspired. Some basic tools for learning will be on...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Read, Lectures
About this event::
Shirley Jackson was a master of the Gothic tale but she was also caught up in domesticity and child rearing.  Joan Brumberg explores women's social and economic lives in America in the 1940s and 1950s in order to capture the complicated cultural...

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

AV REPAIR

10:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
About this event::
Older adults, their family members and caregivers are invited to join Brendan Wilbur, of Alternatives Federal Credit Union, for an interactive workshop on preparing for retirement at Tompkins County Public Library, on Thursday, October 25th from 2:00...

CUSLAR

4:00pm - 5:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
Hola Amigos!  Spanish through Play Eight week class encouraging children love of language learning ...

.IO Games Club

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Digital Lab
About this event::
This is a teen-run gaming club for other teens to come together and play different IO games each week.  ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Join Artist Gerry Monaghan for four weeks of hands-on activities in the Makerspace! Learn to build 3D sculptures using common materials, like toothpicks, skewers, chair cain, hot glue, hoops, frames, and more. Join in once, or stop by weekly to build...
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
About this event::
Local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will be on site in the Digital Lab each week to help you create your own comics. Learn how to use the skills you already have to tell stories with art. Attendance at all classes is not required but each week par...

Digital Lab Open Hours

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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 fall 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 firs...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Read, Lectures
About this event::
Steve Sierigk, owner of Hawk Meadow Farm in Trumansburg, NY will be joined by Intern and Cornell student Isabel Gareau ('19) to present an overview of medicinal mushrooms. They will discuss mushrooms' importance in the realms of Traditional Chines...

Friday, October 26th, 2018

AV REPAIR

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Baby Storytime

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Baby Storytime

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
New! A second chance to catch Baby Storytime! Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Practice wand-handling techniques and work your way up to wizarding duels! This event is appropriate for preteens and teens. ...

Teen Writing Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Lectures
About this event::
Study the movements of stars and planets through the sky. ...

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early literacy skills at Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and hands-on fun. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings, Other
About this event::
This weekly group is intended for adults interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons who have RSVPed to rachel.e.hadley@gmail.com. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Contact Rachel for more information or to reserve a spot. &...

Writing Wizardry

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops

Adult Board Game Club

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand. RSVPs are appreciated but drop-ins are welcome as well.   ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Lectures
About this event::
The cards can tell a story as detailed as a painting. Join us to peek deeper into yourself and your future through Tarot. ...

LEGO at the Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Children are invited to attend this weekly LEGO® brick building program. 'LEGO at the Library' encourages children to use their imaginations or LEGO books from the TCPL collection to create their own LEGO art! The Library will provide LEGO bricks, an...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Lectures
About this event::
Awaken your communication with plant allies and spirits. ...

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Pathfinder

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids (5-12)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children are invited to a special Wizarding Weekend event! Check back soon for more details! ...

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Makerspace One-on-One

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
What do you want to make? Makerspace Librarian Cady will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Eac...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
This workshop offers participants the opportunity to engage with art by a number of different artists, who work with a variety of materials. We will respond, through writing, in a personal, intuitive, and imaginative way.   The group will ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly open make session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...

Maker Mondays For Teens!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly teen maker session. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Music
About this event::
Judy Stock uses the banjo, guitar, spoons and many more instruments to bring music to children. This program brings the joy of singing, rhyming, instruments, finger plays and movement all together in one fun filled 30 minute music session. Children s...

3-D Printing Lab

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
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...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Community Read, Lectures
About this event::
Presentation by Kathie T. Hodge, Associate Professor of Mycology Cornell University Mushrooms are truly wondrous things, but some of them sure do make a lot of trouble. This presentation is about the troublemakers - poisonous mushrooms. Mushroo...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited every Tuesday for early literacy-based stories, songs, finger plays and much more! After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Sit! Stay! Read!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

Senior Year: The Podcast

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, Technology Class
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Join artist-in-residence Frances for this exciting program. Learn to design and laser cut a book plate to mark your collection. ...

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
About this event::
12 Step Programs as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy   This seminar introduces clinicians to the language, culture, and tools of 12 Step Programs. We provide an overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts and discuss the parallels and d...
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...

ESL Talk Time

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice speaking with other people? Come to the library, and meet other people who are practicing English. In these classes, English Language learners will have the opportunity to: practice English by watching Youtube videos ...

Makerspace One-on-One

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
What do you want to make? Library Assistant Josh will walk you through using one of our machines. Please see below for options, and note what you'd like to use (and what your project idea is) in the "How did you hear about this event?" box. Each r...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
We are a study and research group that meets weekly and/or bi-weekly. We explore the intersections of human subjectivity, psychoanalysis, philosophy, art, aesthetics, and feminine sexuality....
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Film Screenings
About this event::
In this terrifyingly suspenseful thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Hailed by critics and audiences around the world, experience the must-see movie of the year. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join volunteers Kris and Angelina for an hour of open sewing time. They will be available to answer your basic sewing questions and help you get started on the 2 Singer sewing machines, or with hand sewing/ embroidery tools. Use our basic selectio...