Local Voices

Local Voices

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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

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Local Voices Event: Peter Fortunato Reads From His New Novel Carnevale

BorgWarner East

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Peter Fortunato grew up in Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie, New York at a family run restaurant and resort much like the Villa Giustovera.  His father was a stage magician and singer and his mother an extraordinary seamstress and cook. His grandparents and their friends were his earliest connection not only to Italy but also to the history of the Hudson Valley.  Peter is a poet, painter, performer, ceremony maker, and hypnotherapist, and recently retired from teaching at Cornell and Ithaca College.  He has been a Buddhist for many years, as well as a shaman, Reiki master practitioner, and Tarot mage.

Upcoming Events

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Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Full
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 (Staff support for the sewing machines is not currently available).  Se...
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Creek Walk
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
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Children ages 3 and up and their families are invited to a pumpkin carving and decorating party! Pumpkins and all decorating supplies will be provided by the Library while supplies last. We will meet outdoors near the Creek Walk, behind the Library...
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Tween Coding Club

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Open
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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Whether you are already comfortable with coding or a total beginner, Tween Coding Club is a great place to get creative and express yourself. The club is centered around building confidence with reading and writing code through fun challenges and int...
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments
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Business Leaders of Colors is a network of small business owners committed to racial, social and economic justice. The network was formed to level the playing field and create a cooperative space for commerce that will serve the under-served and unde...
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
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Baby Storytime continues!  Caregivers and their babies are invited to join Cassie for music, rhymes, movement and books. When the weather allows, we'll meet at the park next to the Henry St. John Building at 301 S. Geneva St.  On days ...
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Ballet and Books

10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Community Groups
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Ballet & Books is a national, non-profit organization that provides 3-9-year-old children with an opportunity to improve their literacy skills through a combination of dance instruction and literacy-focused mentorship with high school and co...