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

The Thin Prediabetic  book cover

Tompkins County Public Library is pleased to offer a talk titled The Thin Prediabetic: Novel Strategies for the Proactive, Tuesday, October 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room East.

At this informative lecture, prediabetes physician and author William Shang, MD, will delve into ways to avoid becoming diabetic. As an overlooked metabolic helper, the gut bacteria, or microbiome has only recently become recognized as a tool in the fight against diabetes. Shang will share microbiome-modifying tips to improve metabolism, as well as discussing supplements that can naturally readjust a distressed glucose metabolism for nearly anyone.

William Shang, MD, is certified by the American Board of Pathology and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently a staff pathologist for Auburn Community Hospital, director of a Cornell University laboratory, and a graduate of RPI-Albany Medical College’s 6-Year Accelerated Program. He is an advocate and frequent speaker for non-drug approaches to common metabolic diseases as well as the author of two self-help books, The FIRST Program and The Thin Prediabetic. Dr. Shang is also a TCPL Local Voices contributor.

This free program is open to the public.

 

Upcoming Events

Library Open

October 20, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Library - Public Area and Stacks

Trust Building for Teams

October 21, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
'Trust Building for Teams' with Erica Marx. Learn key insights and personalized next steps to build positive, productive, and resilient teams with the capacity to innovate and thrive. Fee is $70 and includes light refreshments. Visit www.hsctc.org...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

October 21, 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!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

October 21, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
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
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Tween Board Game Club

October 21, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children ages 8-12 are invited to explore and learn new board games each week with Mike Timonin, local board game aficionado! All kinds of great games to choose from! Put on your strategic thinking cap and join us! Feel free to join in and play ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Costume Couture - Zombie Makeup Edition

October 21, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::
Teens ages 13 and up are invited to this drop-in weekly Makerspace session with a focus on creating costumes, cosplay, accessories, props, and wearable garments of all types! This week we will be exploring zombie makeup and simple special effects ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Party

October 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Adults, Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Join us for a pumpkin carving and decorating party! Pumpkins and all decorating supplies will be provided by the Library while supplies last. No registration required. First come first served. Please bring a bag to transport your pumpkin home. ...
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, Classes and Workshops, Community Read
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Where are you from? Where have you been? How does your own personal story of journey or stability inform your sense of self? How does that story mesh with the story told by your family of origin? How does your story come together with your current fa...