Poetry at TCPL

Poetry at TCPL

Poem in Your Pocket Day was a huge success. In 2019, we gave out over 1,400 poems!

The deadline for poetry submissions has passed, but check back in the winter for information about next year's Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Upcoming Writing, Poetry, and Performance Events

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Sit! Stay! Read!

February 25, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-sponsored by Cornell Companions. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation

February 26, 2020
12:15pm - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop One-on-One

February 26, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Schedule an appointment with graphic designer Jon Serrano, for help with your Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop questions. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

ESL Talk Time

February 26, 2020
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice your conversation skills? Come to the library and meet other people who are learning English. In these meetings, English language learners will have the opportunity to talk with library volunteers about current events,...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Writing Workshops

February 27, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our casual weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour workshops ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

French Conversation Group

February 27, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
If you have taken some French in the past and would like to find a place to practice your foreign language skills, please join us. Every week we will speak in French on topics ranging from US and French Politics or World news, to culture, litera...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Lasercutting OR Sewing 101 1-on-1

February 27, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Join volunteer Nina for a one hour appointment to learn the basics of EITHER using the library's Laser Cutter, or using a Singer Sewing Machine. This 1-on-1 appointment is intended as a basic refresher, or a first time experience with one of these to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Soul Writing with Lisa Margaret

February 27, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
About this event::
Soul Writing is an informal process of writing that involves guided meditation with deep reflective questioning and will help you to access new levels of understanding, awareness, wisdom and answers from the super-conscious part of your mind. Guid...