Upcoming Events

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Makerspace OPEN HOURS

August 26, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
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!...

Build Your Own Adventure: Cardboard Forts

August 26, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
About this event::
Kids and families are invited to create their own giant structures using cardboard boxes, sheets, and other materials. This program will meet in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room, but participants can also build their structure in the Youth Services...

Tutoring

August 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Business Leaders of Colors Office Hours

August 26, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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...

Memory Lab One-on-One

August 27, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Local History Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Local History
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Do you have old family photos, film or videos that you would like to convert to a digital format?  Now you can for free at the library!  During this hour long session a librarian will help you use our conversion equipment.  Please reme...

Stories in the Park

August 27, 2019
11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children and families are invited to join us each Tuesday in Dewitt Park for stories, music and family fun. After storytime, stay for lunch and shopping at the Ithaca Farmer's Market. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet in the Library'...

Getting Started with Microsoft Word

August 27, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
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: 1
About this event::
Join instructional designer Lauren Haas-Sulzer to learn the basics of Microsoft Word.  Patrons in attendance will learn how to create a new document and how to use different tools to adjust the overall formatting of their document, such...

Sit! Stay! Read!

August 27, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
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...

TCPL Board of Trustees

August 27, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
Monthly Board Meeting Open to the Public ...

Laser Cut Writing: Water Writing with Zee

August 27, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Write poetry or prose, on the theme of water. Then have your short poem, or a prose excerpt, engraved onto transparent acrylic plastic that can be hung up in a window. Zee Zahava will lead the writing portion, and librarian Cady will help you...

Wildlife Babies- Springtime Wonders

August 27, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Event Description
In this 45-minute PowerPoint presentation, we will feature dozens of photos and stories from several wildlife photographer friends. You can’t get out and see everything in springtime, so we bring the wildlife babies to you. Light-hearted and enter...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

August 28, 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!...

My First Day of Kindergarten Storytime

August 28, 2019
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Children entering kindergarten are invited to shake off the first-day-of-school jitters at this special storytime. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts all about kindergarten, and meet some new friends! ...

ESL Talk Time

August 28, 2019
3:45pm - 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 a...

STEAM Book Club

August 28, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
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. Registration is required. Register and pick up your free copy of the book at the Youth Services Reference Desk. Refreshments will be served. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Lectures
About this event::
During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with...

Movement-Based Book Club

August 28, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Join Melissa Miller and Heidi Eckerson for this unique movement-based book club that meets weekly to explore and experience the questions posed by Katy Bowman in her book Move Your DNA:Restore Your Health through Natural Movement.  This book is ...

Next Chapter Book Club

August 29, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather...

Chalk Art Extravaganza

August 29, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Outside Entrance of Library
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
About this event::
Join us for a Chalk Art Extravaganza! Come see what you and your community can create on the sidewalk at the Library's entrance. We will provide the chalk! ...

Quick Start Savings Event

August 29, 2019
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Event Description
This is event is a workshop designed to teach attendees to take charge of their savings. You will be walked through the process step-by-step and leave with specific actions to kick your savings in the right direction. In fact will take action on your...

Tutoring

August 29, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Maker Thursdays for Teens

August 29, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Join us for a weekly maker session for teens. Every session will provide a short tutorial on 3D printing, laser cutting, or Arduino programming. No prior experience required. Materials will be provided. ...

Makerspace One-on-One

August 29, 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
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. During these learning experiences, you may experiment with TCPL's raw materials free of cost. If you plan to make mu...