Poetry at TCPL

Poetry at TCPL

2019 Call for Poetry Logo

 

Get ready for Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 25. In 2018, we gave out over 1,700 poems!

The deadline for poetry submissions has passed, but check back for information about events happening in celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Upcoming Writing, Poetry, and Performance Events

Sit! Stay! Read!

April 23, 2019
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! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

Earth Day Paper Making with Laura Rowley

April 23, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Artist Laura Rowley returns for another monthly series of drop-in art making experiences in the Makerspace! This event does not require registration, and is first-come first-served. Ages 12-15 are welcome with an adult, ages 16+ are welcome solo. ...

Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation

April 24, 2019
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...

ESL Talk Time

April 24, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice speaking with other people? Come to the library, and meet other people who are practicing English. In these classes, English Language learners will have the opportunity to: practice English by watching Youtube videos a...

Thursday Teen Writing Workshop

April 25, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our 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 classes will be led b...

Costume Couture: Worbla Workshop

April 25, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
About this event::
Learn to use Worbla, a non-toxic moldable plastic material commonly used to recreate costume pieces for cosplay. Participants will have the opportunity to make and customize a super hero-style mask or simple fantasy tiara from Worbla. This is...

Friday Teen Writing Workshop

April 26, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our 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 classes will be led b...

Spring Comics Camp for Kids

April 27, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
About this event::
Join comic artist Ten Van Winkle for lessons on making comics, from drawing, to character creation, to storytelling! From ages 8-13, first-timers and old pros all welcome! This program will meet in the Makerspace with extra seating available in the D...