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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
About this event::
Tompkins County Public Library's Digital Lab will be a site hosting Alternatives Federal Credit Union's Free Tax Preparation service.  This service is available to low-income residents of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, and is completely free as...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Baby Storytime & Playtime

February 21, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytimes
About this event::
Caregivers and newborns up to 24 months are invited for music, rhymes, movement and books at 10:30. After storytime, stay for an hour of play and social time. ...

Counsel Visit

February 21, 2020
11:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Time Warner Cable Study Room
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Teacher's Week Lasercut Name Plates

February 21, 2020
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Makerspace
About this event::
Visit our Makerspace to make a customized wooden name sign that can be hung on a door or wall! First come, first served while supplies last. Free. Free for teachers, this project will take about 15 minutes to complete. This program is first ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Advanced English as a Second Language

February 21, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Community Groups
About this event::
Join Lifelong Learning for their Advanced English as a Second Language class.  Led by Dolina Millar, this class will work on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. No textbook is required for the class. Dolina Millar was an “English as a ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

February 21, 2020
2:00pm - 6:00pm
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!...