Local Voices

Local Voices

Local Voices banner image showing picture of Ithaca Falls

 

To showcase the extraordinary creativity of our community, Tompkins County Public Library has established the Local Voices Collection. Tompkins County resident musicians, writers, and filmmakers are invited to submit their self-published CDs, books, and DVDs for inclusion in our Local Voices Collection.

Local Voices Collection Guidelines

Local Voices Collection Submission Form

Local Looks

Post Scripts cover art

Tompkins County Public Library will host a reading with Local Voices contributor Rob Sullivan on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room West.

Known by many in the Ithaca community as a postal worker at the Tioga Street office, Rob Sullivan, since retiring, has written a series of poems tracing his work experiences, from the entrance exam to his final day. The carefully crafted poems in this collection, Post Scripts: Behind the Counter at the Ithaca Post Office, range from deeply personal to philosophical. With whimsical word play and spot-on insights, the pieces explore what it means to play a small part in the life of a community. Throughout the memoir, there is a call to live life in an authentic, awakened way.

Rob Sullivan came to Ithaca in 1978, for music, dance, friendship, and love. He stayed because he found them all. His Postal Service career, 1985 to 2013, inspired this book. He is now composing poetry to soothe a saddened world.

This program is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
This workshop provides a safe, supportive, and stimulating writing environment, for beginning as well as experienced writers, to share life stories — using the letters of the alphabet as a starting point. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

December 9, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
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Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

December 9, 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!...

Social Service League Awards Reception

December 9, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Event Description
Awards event for the Social Service League Foundation's Grant Cycle. The SSL foundation awards grants to nonprofit health and human services agencies to fund small projects with large community impact. Learn more at www.hsctc.org/socialserviceleagu...

SEPTA: Special Education PTA

December 9, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
This event is a meeting of the ICSD Special Education Parent Teacher Association. Families will gather to discuss issues related to special education. Light refreshments will be provided....