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This event is in the "Kids" group.

Kids Discover the Trail Class Visit

April 30, 2020
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
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.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Writing Workshops

April 30, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our casual weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour workshops ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

French Tutoring

April 30, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
About this event::
If you are currently learning French and cannot afford a personal tutor, you can come to these sessions to receive the help that you need. These tutoring hours are mostly designed for middle school, high school, and university students, as well as ad...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

April 30, 2020
6:30pm - 8:15pm
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 conten...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Break for Movies

May 1, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
About this event::
Join us to talk about movies! Fridays, 12-1 pm on Facebook. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

May 1, 2020
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!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

SPRING WRITES Reading: Poetry Open Mic

May 1, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Poetry
About this event::
As a part of Spring Writes Festival, local poets and prose writers will have the opportunity to showcase their work during a free open mic event.  The event is open to poets of all ages and experience levels. Poetry will focus on the theme of Sp...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
C.W. Briar will lead this free workshop where participants will discuss the ways that authors craft a text to create an edge-of-your-seat experience. It will include a discussion on the different kinds of fearful experiences that stories deliver: ter...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Friday Teen Writing Workshop

May 1, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our casual weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour workshops ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

May 2, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
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 as cho...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
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-start, or simp...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
With inspiring guided exercises, Katharyn Howd Machan (longtime professor of Writing at Ithaca College, and the first Poet Laureate of Tompkins County) will lead participants to create new work and/or continue a manuscript already begun, whether it b...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
A natural product of bilingual and multilingual language use, code-switching is the movement between two or more languages in the context of conversation and text. CULTURA presents a panel discussion to explore the use of code-switching in literature...

SPRING WRITES Workshop: Joke Writing

May 2, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
Kenneth McLaurin will lead a workshop that will cover the basics of writing jokes and performing. It will cover what makes us laugh, and why jokes work, basic joke structure and writing techniques, and basic techniques to maintain audience engagemen...
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

May 2, 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...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
One of the first places a writer can find an audience for their work is through literary magazines. But with so many venues to choose from and so much competition out there, understanding what lit mags are looking for can often be confusing. In this ...

Library Open

May 3, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Library - Public Area and Stacks
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
The publishing culture is alive and well on the Ithaca College campus--from the literary and arts scene, to the fashion, entertainment, and visual beats, students are navigating a rapidly changing industry across multiple genres, audiences and platfo...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
In this event, high school students -including seniors-- will coach adults on the writing of personal essays, in real time. We'll read and discuss the standard --and more inventive Chicago--topics, choose them, and then divide into smaller units for ...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Ezra Cornell Reading Room
About this event::
Senior Writing majors from Ithaca College read excerpts from their final projects, which are works pursued independently while under the guidance of professor mentors. The event will cut across genres, including pieces from poetry, creative nonf...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
About this event::
A panel of poets and literary fiction writers--whose publishing experience ranges from major trade publishers to independent presses to self-publishing--explore the pros and cons of each approach. This panel will discuss strategies for determining wh...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
About this event::
If life is ripe with comedic tension, motherhood is dripping with it. All too often isolated, overwhelming, and mind-numbingly repetitive, motherhood somehow also comes with ironic crazy cliff-hangers and stranger-than-fiction calamities. Since Nove...