Upcoming Events

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Library Closed due to COVID-19

All Day 3/14 - 4/13
Branches:
Tompkins County Public Library
Description:
Effective 3/14 through 4/13 the Library will be closed due to our responsibility to the community in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus in conjunction with Tompkins County School closings. You can still access many online resources at www.tc...

Youth VOICE Job Readiness

March 28, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
About this event::
Providing youth enrolled in Challenge services with pre-employment skill training to ensure successful transition into competitive work experiences. ...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Family Storytime

March 28, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
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. ...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Lemonade with the Ithaca Sunrise Movement

March 28, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community Groups
About this event::
Meet local climate activist Cheyenne Carter, one of the founders of the Ithaca Sunrise Movement. Learn about what we can do to protect our environment and help stop the climate crisis. Enjoy a glass of lemonade, make a recycled craft, and check out b...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

LEGO at the Library

March 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: STEAM, 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...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pokémon Club

March 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Families, Kids, Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Community Groups
About this event::
Pokémon enthusiasts are invited to bring in their Pokémon cards to battle, discuss, and enjoy with other fans. Beginners are welcome - an expert from TCGplayer will be on hand to teach the basics of the game and provide decks for players to use. T...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Census Job Recruitment

March 29, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Avenue of the Friends
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
About this event::
The Census is hiring for $20/hour jobs in the spring and summer. Xi Lian, Partnership Specialist for the New York Regional Census Center, will be at the library with information on jobs for the Census.  She will also be here to help community me...

Library Open

March 29, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Library - Public Area and Stacks
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

March 30, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

March 30, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
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!...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Board Game Club

March 30, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children ages 8-12 are invited to explore and learn new board games each week with Michael Timonin, local board game aficionado! All kinds of great games to choose from! Put on your strategic thinking cap and join us! Feel free to join in a...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Maker Mondays for Teens

March 30, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cancelled
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. During the month of March Maker Mondays will...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Backyard Arthropods: All I Heard Was Crickets

March 30, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
About this event::
Come learn in this lecture series from Cornell graduate students how clingy ticks, dairying ants and talking beetles interact with us and each other.   Have you ever wondered why cicadas sing, or how crickets make such a racket? This lectu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Memory Lab One-on-One

March 31, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Local History, One-on-One Appointments
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. Professional advi...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime

March 31, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

2020 Census in the Digital Lab

March 31, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
About this event::
Stop by the digital lab to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire.  Library staff will be available to help patrons get started, but are not able to assist patrons with the answering of actual questions on the 2020 Census. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

March 31, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
About this event::
Book a librarian or volunteer technology tutor for help with digital downloads or basic computer questions.  Please visit the Information and Learning Services reference desk at the time of your appointment.  ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Sit! Stay! Read!

March 31, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
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! Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-sponsored by Cornell Companions. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Self-Publishing Children's Books with Katrina Morse

March 31, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Makerspace
About this event::
Join local children's book author and illustrator Katrina Morse for a talk about how to self-publish books. Katrina has created several well known books, such as "Love Those Letters*", "At Home With Books", "It Began with a Song", and "Quiet Cat, Lou...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Makerspace One-on-One

March 31, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Discover for yourself how this process can positively enhance your life, relationships, and health when you start taking the action your inner wisdom suggests. These classes will be using guided meditation, writing, and interactive group processes...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mirage Belly Dance Performance

March 31, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance, Music, Other
About this event::
Join us for an evening of dance with the Mirage Belly Dancers. Since the late 1970s, Mirage Belly Dancers of Ithaca have offered festive performances in bright costumes to lively music in contemporary interpretations of this Middle Eastern art tha...

Staff Meeting

April 1, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
TCPL All Staff Meeting ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Kids Discover the Trail Class Visit

April 1, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
About this event::
TCPL welcomes ALL of the Kindergartners in the Ithaca City and Trumansburg School Districts for special class visits! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Digital Lab Open Hours

April 1, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Cancelled
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 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 first com...