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

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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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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 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 "Kids" group.
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
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Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to join STEAM Book Club. This month we are reading Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher. Special guest TBA. Register online and we will contact you when your book is ready for pick-up at the Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual ESL Talk Time

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
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Do you want to practice your conversation skills? Join our virtual discussion and meet others who are learning English in an informal and friendly group setting. In these meetings, English language learners will have the opportunity to talk with...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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Reserve a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with Librarian Cady to learn about sewing machines or hand crafts. During this 30 minute ZOOM session, you can opt to focus on one of the following topics:   1. Take a tour of a sewing machine, and l...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, One-on-One Appointments, Online Chat, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Reserve a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with Librarian Joyce to learn about readers' advisory tools to help you find your next great book. During this 30 minute ZOOM session, we can talk about: How to use the catalog to find books on a partic...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Have you ever wanted to learn how to write code for a video game or an animation? The TCPL Virtual Coding Club is here to help!   Tweens ages 8 - 12 are invited to the TCPL Virtual Coding club where they will be introduced to Python through...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Poetry, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
One of the difficulties creative writers are experiencing in the current unprecedented convergence of horrors both politically and related to the pandemic is the difficulty of writing with nuance and lyric effectiveness when reality feels so exaggera...
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Virtual Baby Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
We miss you and Baby Storytimes! Caregivers and their babies can join Cassie online anytime for music, rhymes, movement and books here.  Check back each Friday for a new addition and watch anytime! ...