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

Carnevale cover

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

Library Closed due to COVID-19

All Day 3/14 - 4/29
Branches:
Tompkins County Public Library
Description:
Effective 3/14 through 4/29 the Library will be closed due to our responsibility to the community in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus in conjunction with Tompkins County School closings. You can still access many online resources at www.tc...

Cinemapolis

April 8, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Animal Sleepover Storytime

April 8, 2020
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Join us for pajama storytime and send your stuffed animal on an after-hours Library adventure!!! After storytime ends, your stuffed animal will spend the night exploring the Library! Children can pick up their animals and a postcard of their late-...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

TCPL Robotics Club: FPV Rover Scavenger Hunt for Teens

April 9, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class
About this event::
You and your team of makers have crashed landed on a deserted planet full of wrecked space craft. Your job: build a rover to search and collect parts for an escape rocket. Be weary though, other teams have crashed too and want a way off the planet. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Coding Club

April 9, 2020
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM, Makerspace, Technology Class
About this event::
Make it light up and learn to code! This program is all about expressing yourself through computer programming. We'll be using the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, a small microcontroller with big possibilities, to learn the basics of coding...