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This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: STEAM
About this event::
The Steminist Movement is excited to host two workshops guiding the completion of our free, take-home STEM kit! This includes a popsicle stick catapult and a bean sprout growing kit. We are excited to meet you and learn together! Funded in part th...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 57
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. Just drop in or register to get a reminder email! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
About this event::
This year the Tompkins County Public Library's Digital Lab will host the Tompkins Area VITA - Free Tax Preparation Service.  This service is available to low-income residents of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, and is completely free as long as y...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Library Open

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Library - Public Area and Stacks
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Science and Nature, STEAM
About this event::
Exploring Radio Technologies How is the library using radio technology to make checking out books faster and easier? Come talk to librarians about the new RFID project that's transforming the library! Explore hands-on activities to learn more a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Families, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Lectures, Performance, Science and Nature, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 62
About this event::
Storyteller Perry Ground (Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation) brings Native American Sun and Eclipse legends to life in this engaging and interactive presentation for all ages. Tribes across North America have stories to explain these solar ev...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Sit! Stay! Read!

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 Mondays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-sp...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Maker Mondays

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class
About this event::
Let's Make Something! 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Cricut, etc... Teens are invited to the Makerspace for two hours of open-making time. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and use one of our Makerspace machines:  3D Printers (M...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
About this event::
This year the Tompkins County Public Library's Digital Lab will host the Tompkins Area VITA - Free Tax Preparation Service.  This service is available to low-income residents of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, and is completely free as long as y...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Early Readers Book Club

3:00pm - 3:45pm
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Children in grades K-2 are welcome to join our Early Readers Book Club. This program is meant to introduce excellent emerging reader books to children who have graduated from storytime and are being introduced to more formal “learn-to-read” technique...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Kids
Program Type: STEAM, Other
About this event::
TCPL invites families to a weekly LEGO build night! Buckets of LEGO will be provided for participants to borrow for their builds. Participants will also have the opportunity to display their creations in the Youth Services section for one week. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Love to write your own stories? Have ideas for your own characters and worlds, or an interest in writing fanfiction? Join Adrienne Raw for a Teen Creative Writing Workshop! Adrienne is a SUNY Cortland Assistant Professor of Professional Writing. She ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::
Drop-in open hours, no registration required. Come for a short tour, or stay and work on a project - we have lots of art supplies and ideas to get you making! Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3-D printer, Cricut, or sewing/embroidery ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Book a volunteer technology tutor for help with one of the following: - basic computer questions, such as using email, navigating the internet, or finding your files. - learning to navigate your ereader, phone or tablet. One topic on one dev...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Book a volunteer technology tutor for help with one of the following: - basic computer questions, such as using email, navigating the internet, or finding your files. - learning to navigate your ereader, phone or tablet. One topic on one dev...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Interested in 3-D printing and want to learn more?  Join volunteer George in TCPL’s makerspace for a tutorial session on how to get started!  Participants will learn the basics: how our 3-D printers work, how to acquire the files needed to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Learn the basics of using a modern sewing machine! Join volunteer Therese for a one hour instructional introduction to sewing. You will learn the parts, threading, and basic use of the machine. Stick around after the session for Makerspace Open Ho...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

LGBTQIA+ Youth Group

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::
We're here for you. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning, not sure, trying to figure things out? Want to hang in a safe and supportive space or need someone to talk about sexuality, sexual orientation, or gender? Join others in grades 6-12 to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::
Drop-in open hours, no registration required. Come for a short tour, or stay and work on a project - we have lots of art supplies and ideas to get you making! Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3-D printer, Cricut, or sewing/embroidery ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
About this event::
This year the Tompkins County Public Library's Digital Lab will host the Tompkins Area VITA - Free Tax Preparation Service.  This service is available to low-income residents of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, and is completely free as long as y...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Families, Kids, Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class
About this event::
TCPL invites youth 8+, Teens, and families to a weekly robot wrestling in the Makerspace! Each week participants will be challenged to program and tune a robot to be the last one standing in the arena. TCPL will provide three kinds of robots: Auto...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Makerspace Open Hours

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::
Drop-in open hours, no registration required. Come for a short tour, or stay and work on a project - we have lots of art supplies and ideas to get you making! Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3-D printer, Cricut, or sewing/embroidery ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Winter Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::
Caregivers with toddlers and babies are invited to join Cassie for songs, rhymes, movement and books. Following storytime each week, we'll have a baby & toddler playtime from 11 am - noon. Registration is needed but to receive a weekly em...