Upcoming Events

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Creative Dance with Amanda Moretti

January 10, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children and families are invited to creative dance series with local instructor Amanda Moretti! Participants will learn basic steps, balancing techniques, and whole body expression. People of all abilities are encouraged to join in the fun. No regis...

Friends of the Library

January 10, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library Monthly Board Meeting ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Lectures
About this event::
Join Planetary Scientist Peter Thomas for an astronomy lecture on the topic of Apollo 8. 2018 was the 50th anniversary of the historic flight! Thomas will discuss how the first human flight away from Earth came about, how it was received in 1968, and...

Happy Talk : Early Communication Through Song & Sign

January 11, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
About this event::
Learn baby sign and early communication strategies though classic children’s music and play experiences. Happy Talk teaches playful ways for you to increase language learning opportunities for your little one. Songs and strategies are designed to fit...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

January 11, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
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!...

Winter Comics Camp for Kids

January 12, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Join comic artist Ten Van Winkle for lessons on making comics, from drawing, to character creation, to storytelling! From ages 8-13, first-timers and old pros all welcome! ...

Myths & Tales from Around the World

January 12, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
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::
Families are invited to a storytelling session led by Jay Leeming. This program 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 myt...

Families Learning Science Together

January 12, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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. Registration is required. To register, please email ccmr_outreach@cornell.edu. Please give the name and age of ...

Adult Board Game Club

January 12, 2019
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.   ...

LEGO at the Library

January 12, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

January 14, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
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!...

Sit! Stay! Read!

January 15, 2019
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, 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...

Senior Year: The Podcast

January 15, 2019
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

Punch Needle Workshop with Becky Yates

January 15, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
About this event::
Holidays have you feeling stabby? Join artist Becky Yates to learn the craft of Punch Needle!  Retro crafts like punch needle and latchhook are seeing a surge in popularity. Punch needle is a form of rug hooking using a punch needle and yarn....

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

January 16, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
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!...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
The Food Bank in coordination with Park Foundation and the Community Foundation of Tompkins put on a 2.5 day training on the Art of Participatory Leadership 11/14-11/16. However, our last day was only partially attended due to a snow storm. This wil...

YA Book Club

January 16, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Book Clubs
About this event::
Join us every month to discuss a book we've all read! Participants can pick up a free copy of the month's title to keep from the Teen Services office. Bring suggestions for future books and we'll add them into our rotation.   ...

Men's Support Group

January 16, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
A weekly peer-facilitated men’s group (5-10 people) where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and ...

Creative Dance with Amanda Moretti

January 17, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children and families are invited to creative dance series with local instructor Amanda Moretti! Participants will learn basic steps, balancing techniques, and whole body expression. People of all abilities are encouraged to join in the fun. No regis...

Happy Talk : Early Communication Through Song & Sign

January 18, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4)
About this event::
Learn baby sign and early communication strategies though classic children’s music and play experiences. Happy Talk teaches playful ways for you to increase language learning opportunities for your little one. Songs and strategies are designed to fit...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

January 18, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
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!...

Winter Comics Camp for Kids

January 19, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Kids (5-12), Teens (13-17)
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Join comic artist Ten Van Winkle for lessons on making comics, from drawing, to character creation, to storytelling! From ages 8-13, first-timers and old pros all welcome! ...

Winter Art Fun with Stiller Zusman

January 19, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (0-4), Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
About this event::
As the light returns to our skies, come imagine and create enchanted winter worlds with local artist and teacher, Stiller Zusman.  On 1/19, we'll be making winter wonderland dioramas with natural materials and on 1/26 we’ll create magical items ...