Upcoming Events

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Baby Storytime & Playtime

August 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books at 10:30. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Circus Culture Workshop

August 23, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Kids ages 8+, teens, and adults are invited to learn juggling and use other circus props with Circus Culture! This four part drop-in series is free and open to the public. People of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to join the fun! Come to ju...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

August 23, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
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!...

Summer Family Storytime

August 24, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
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 Summer Family Storytime. We meet each Saturday for stories, songs and family fun. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Lectures, Music
About this event::
Join us for a musical journey through Bach, viewed with a Jazz lens! Alejandro will share his wealth of knowledge and piano skills. Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou is a composer, arranger, pianist and music educator living in Ithaca, New York. ...

Adult Board Game Club

August 24, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Groups, Meetings
About this event::
Adults are invited to join our weekly board game club! Bring a favorite game or play one that's on hand.   ...

Film Screening: Amazing Grace

August 24, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Film Screenings
About this event::
“Amazing Grace” is a filmed record of the two nights, in January 1972, during which Franklin recorded the gospel performances that became the celebrated live double album “Amazing Grace.” It remains not only the best-selling gospel record of all time...

LEGO at the Library

August 24, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
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...

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: 1
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: 2
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...