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

Sit! Stay! Read!

June 18, 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...

Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation

June 19, 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

June 19, 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...

So You Want to Write about Local History

June 20, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops, Local History
About this event::
Do you want to write a historic marker? Create text for a display? Write a local history of your house, street, or neighborhood? Come to two sessions on how to write local history, to be held on Thursday June 20th and 27th  from 3 -4:30 pm a...
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 51
About this event::
There are giants in the sky... and in Tompkins County Public Library! Come help Artist in Community, Scott Hitz create the next BIG thing in Ithaca… The Ithaca Giant!  What is it? Where did it come from? What is its story? Let’s figure...

Vinyasa Yoga

June 21, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About this event::
Taught by Kris Altucher, this is an all-levels Vinyasa Flow style yoga class, adaptable for people with different levels of fitness (it does involve sitting on a mat and standing up from the floor). In Vinyasa yoga the poses are linked together ...

Drag Teen

June 24, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Learn how to change your appearance for drag, cosplay, costuming, or any other purpose using makeup and especially contouring. Local drag artists Tilia Cordata and Kitana Scofflaw will be on hand to show you tricks to alter the shape of your face so ...

3-D Printing Lab

June 24, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
Join Josh in the makerspace for 3-D printing lab, where participants can bring in their 3-D model files and bring them to life using one of our state-of-the-art 3-D printers. Participants should bring their files (.STL or .OBJ) on a flash dri...