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This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Saturday Stories in the Park

11:30am - 12:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
About this event::
Children and families are invited to join us in Dewitt Park for stories, music and family fun! In the event of inclement weather, we will meet live on Zoom. Please register below to receive the Zoom link. To check if storytime will be held outs...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Families, Kids
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 (CCMR). Please reserve your spot by contacting CCMR by email at ccmr_outreach@cornell.edu or by phone at (...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Book a librarian or volunteer technology tutor for help with digital downloads, such as borrowing eBooks, or basic computer questions.  **Please note - This series of appointments will be with volunteer technology tutor, Gusti, and he is able...
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
About this event::
Explore the secrets of the library in this in-person writing workshop for ages 8-11 given by author Anne Mazer. Drawing inspiration from pictures, participants will have space to respond to several creative writing prompts and share their work with o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
About this event::
Adults are invited to celebrate their love of this diverse and subversive medium. Registration is required, and books will be provided for participants. (Those who have their own copy are welcome to participate as well, just note when you sign up ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Queer Craft Club

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Community Groups, Makerspace
About this event::
Join other LGBTQIAP+ adults to do arts and crafts, hang out, and have fun. We will provide a simple craft each month for participants to get creative with but feel free to bring whatever project you're working on!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace One-on-One

11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Register for a one-on-one session in the makerspace with Library Assistant Josh to use our laser cutter, sewing machines, 3-D printer, or Cricut.  Sessions are one hour and a maximum of two people are allowed in...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Stories in the Park

11:30am - 12:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
About this event::
Children and families are invited to join us in Dewitt Park for stories, music and family fun! In the event of inclement weather, we will meet live on Zoom. Please register below to receive the Zoom link. To check if storytime will be held outs...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Writing Summer Intensive

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
About this event::
Explore creative writing and develop skills in generating, revising, and preparing pieces for publication in this summer writing intensive! Participants will be best served by attending all sessions as classes will build from session to session. The ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
What do you want to make? Register for a one-on-one session in the makerspace with Library Assistant Josh to use our laser cutter, sewing machines, 3-D printer, or Cricut.  Sessions are one hour and a maximum of two people are allowed in...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Spotlight: Africa!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
Tweens (kids ages 9-12) are invited to learn about the beauty and diversity of the continent of Africa - its folktales, its cultures, its people.  Join Narda Bondah for a multimedia celebration of this continent and its countries!  Registra...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
About this event::
Note: Please contact Mary McKeon at mmckeon@tcpl.org for the Zoom link if you would like to attend this meeting. ...
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 are back! Registration is no longer required. We still must adhere to room occupancy requirements (max. 10 people at a time), but do not anticipate this being an issue often.  Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Break for Books

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Online Chat
About this event::
Join us on Wednesdays from noon to 1:00 pm on Facebook for a lively discussion about what we're all reading! Following our book chat, we'll update the Patron Picks list so everyone can have a handy list of the recommendations for that week. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Health & Wellness, Offsite
About this event::
This is a 30-minute meditation session led by Anna Salamone RN, LCSW, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. MBSR is a means for reducing stress, improving our capacity for attention, boosting the immune system, reducing emotional reac...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet via Zo...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

LGBTQ+ Youth Group

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community Groups, Health & Wellness, Makerspace, Meetings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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 t...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Writing Summer Intensive

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
About this event::
Explore creative writing and develop skills in generating, revising, and preparing pieces for publication in this summer writing intensive! Participants will be best served by attending all sessions as classes will build from session to session. The ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Book a librarian or volunteer technology tutor for help with digital downloads, such as borrowing eBooks, or basic computer questions.  **Please note - This series of appointments will be with volunteer technology tutor, Gusti, and he is able...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, Families
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Health & Wellness, Online Chat
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
Join Sarah Grant Curless for a weekly nutrition informational session.  This week's topic is Happy Fourth!  Learn about more foods that keep you cool and continue celebrating the Fourth of July and barbecue season. Try making this Cowboy Sa...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Board Game Club

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Community Groups, STEAM
About this event::
Interested 8-13 year olds are welcome to our weekly board game club this summer! Cool off in the library with good friends and great games! Drop-in at any time during this hour and a half program - which will be hosted by Mike Timonin, a local board ...