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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Poetry, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
No expertise in another language is required, but a playful attitude toward English is.  Explore the blurry boundaries between writing and translating, and we will do our best to blur them further.  Through a series of irreverent exercises,...

Spring Comics Camp for Kids

May 4, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Kids, Teens
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! This program will meet in the Makerspace with extra seating available in the D...

Spring Comics Camp for Kids

May 4, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Kids, Teens
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! This program will meet in the Makerspace with extra seating available in the D...
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Explore the secrets of the library in this two-part writing workshop for ages 8-11 given by author Anne Mazer. Bring a notebook, a favorite pen, your curiosity and imagination. Register for one or both sessions. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance
About this event::
The Senior Troupe of Lifelong presents Living History Theatre, which every season centers on a theme that the troupe picks and features stories from the Troupe's lives that are both humorous and serious.  Our living history theatre is presented ...

Comic Creation Workshop Series for Teens

May 4, 2019
11:15am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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. Registration is encouraged, drop-ins welcome. Attendance...

Spring Writes: Prose Open Mic

May 4, 2019
11:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance
About this event::
As a part of Spring Writes Festival, local writers will have the opportunity to showcase their work during a free open mic event.  This event is open to writers of all ages and experience levels.  Poetry should focus on Space, which is this...

Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group

May 4, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
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: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Marginalized voices are often met with a contradictory combination of advice: "you must tell your story", and Don't overshare".  At the same time, we meet an ever-encroaching dearth of expectation of privacy in our society, particularly coming f...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Experienced writer or novice, we all get stuck at some point.  In this workshop, Elisabeth Nonas will explore ways to write even when we're not inspired.  You will leave with tools to help you silence your inner critic and jump-start, re-st...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Music
About this event::
Join the hosts of Mayfest, Cornell's International Chamber Music Festival, for a sneak preview performance of piano music! For more information about Mayfest, visit https://mayfest-cornell.org/ All members of the public are welcome at this free...

Adult Board Game Club

May 4, 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.   ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
A panel discussion by members of the Strictly Genre critique group on the ins and outs of crafting believable dialogue. Come learn how to create dialogue that snaps, crackles and pops with life in a variety of genres. We’ll look at what makes great d...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
The age of the computer and the Internet has led to an explosion of outlets for short fiction. Literally several thousand journals, both in print and on line, offer respectable venues for publication. How should an aspiring author choose among them? ...

LEGO at the Library

May 4, 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...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Poetry, Performance, Lectures
About this event::
Bien Acompañada Press is releasing their SECOND zine, Voices of Central America, which honors and holds space for Central American Artists. Stop by to pick up a copy of the zine, check out other latinx & POC zines, talk about zine making, and rea...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Poetry, Other
About this event::
Writing instructors Heather Bartlett, Angie Pelekidis, Jaime Warburton, and Barrett Bowlin will read new works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. ...

Library Open

May 5, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Library - Public Area and Stacks
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
Tompkins County Public Library will host volunteers from The Cornell Society of Women Engineers for Maker Is In, an exploration of the Library’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) resources. During these fun-filled, informal, d...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers across the country and around the world participate in a nearly 20 year old tradition called National Novel Writing Month--better known as NaNoWriMo. To "win" at NaNoWriMo, you have to complete a novel...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
About this event::
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (CCO) presents a guided, interactive, "hands-on" opportunity for children [ages 5 and up, recommended] to "author" a story as a team. Guided by a notable children’s book author, participants will be asked to provide plot ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Led by Hardy Griffin, in this workshop you will identify a character (there will be photos to help). First step: describe this person’s physical appearance in 6-12 details. Let’s go a bit further: imagine 3-5 affects (how they talk, chew their food, ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Plunge into Norse Myth through the power of poetry and storytelling! In this workshop storyteller and poet Jay Leeming will tell stories of the gods and heroes of Norse mythology, and participants will then write their way into deeper ...

Housing Tompkins Panel

May 6, 2019
8:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Event Description
Housing Tompkins Event Details to be provided...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Event Description
A casual format public open house to learn about and comment on the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The purpose and primary objective of the LRTP is to develop a 20-year common vision for the future of transportation in Tompkins County. More i...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

May 6, 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!...